Recognizing that 20% of the nation’s practicing nurses are specialty nurses, the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing has partnered with specialty nursing associations since 1999 to enhance care to older adults by working with select specialty associations to develop and disseminate specialty-specific geriatric resources.
Please select an association from the below drop-down menu to view geriatric activities and resources available from specialty associations.
The overall goal of the REASN (Resourcefully Enhancing Aging in Specialty Nursing) project is to deepen the involvement of specialty nurse associations in improving nursing competencies in providing care to older adults. This project will leverage the accomplishments achieved in the past five years by working with specialty nursing associations to move to a new and higher level of engagement in geriatric care. The main objectives of this project are:
This project focuses on building intensive collaborations with 14 hospital-based associations representing 200,000 specialty nurses to create geriatric educational products and resources and assure the geriatric competencies of their members.
Associations currently funded through REASN are:
American Academy of Nursing Expert Panels on Acute and Critical Care, Aging, and Quality (AAN)
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN)
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
Infusion Nurses Society (INS)
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)
National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO)
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)
Society of Trauma Nurses (STN)
If you would like to download the REASN logo for usage in your materials, instructions for download and usage can be found on the Marketing Materials page.
For more information, contact Yamilee Bazile at 212.998.5152.