Ensuring the APRN Workforce is Prepared to Care for Older Adults is a two-year initiative generously funded by the Hartford Foundation focused on assisting nurse faculty in their work to prepare Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to care for older adults. AACN, in collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing, and the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative, hosted four webinars to introduce APRN educators to the new Adult-Gerontology NP Education Requirements and the multiple teaching resources and strategies designed to help make the transition. These resources provide faculty with the knowledge, skills, and tools to enhance gerontology content and support curriculum redesign in programs graduating Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs).
For more information, please contact Joan Stanley, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, Senior Director of Education Policy, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Implementing the Consensus Model by 2015: Education and Certification requirements for APRNs Prepared to Care for Older Adults (archive, no fee)
The target date for full implementation of the APRN Consensus Model is 2015. To meet this target, APRN education programs make changes now to ensure their graduates are prepared to meet the new certification and licensure criteria. Under this new regulatory model, all adult and gerontology acute care and primary care NP and CNS programs must prepare graduates to provide comprehensive acute or primary care to the entire adult population from the young adult through the older adult including the frail elderly. Additionally, all programs preparing APRNs to care for adults (e.g. FNPs, Psych NPs, WHNPs, Women’s Health CNSs) must demonstrate that graduates are being prepared with enhanced skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the growing older adult population.
This Webinar will feature representatives from accrediting and certifying bodies to assist deans, program directors, and faculty in understanding the timelines and new requirements being implemented for NP and CNS education and certification. In addition to addressing frequently asked questions, participants will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions.
To register: http://community.aacn.nche.edu/registration/register.cfm?reg=328&evt=RAPRN926