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  • 1. The John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Initiative
  • 2. JAHF Geriatric Nursing Initiative
    • The JAHF Institute for Geriatric Nursing
    • First Award 1996 – 2001 $5.0 Million
    • Second Award 2001 – 2006 $5.0 Million
    • American Academy of Nursing
    • Coordinating Center & Scholar Program (5 years) $8.0 Million
    • Nursing School Geriatric Investment Program (3 years) $2.2 Million
    • Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (5 years) $6.7 Million
    • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    • Enhancing Geriatric Nursing Education (4 years) $4.0 Million
    • Creating Careers in Geriatric Advance Practice Nursing (4 years) $2.2 Million
    • The Measurement Group: Evaluating the JAHF Geriatric Nursing Initiatives
    • (3 years) $0.9 Million
  • 3. GERIATRIC NURSING EDUCATION PROJECT
    • John A. Hartford Foundation /
    • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    • Polly Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN Executive Director AACN
    • Joan Stanley, PhD, RN, CFNP Director Education Policy
    • Deirdre Thornlow, MN, RN Gerontology Project Director
    • Annie Alesandrini, BA, Project Assistant
    • Sara Gore, BS, Project Assistant
  • 4. Geriatric Nursing Education
    • Enhancing Geriatric Nursing Education for Undergraduate and Advanced Practice Nursing Programs
    • Creating Careers in Geriatric Advanced Practice Nursing
  • 5. Enhancing Geriatric Nursing Curriculum
    • Concentrated effort to stimulate innovations
    • in geriatric curriculum and formulate new clinical experiences to enable nurses to develop the specialized skills needed to provide high quality care to older adults
  • 6. Enhancing Geriatric Nursing Curriculum: Program Goals / Objectives
    • Demonstrate curriculum impact on baseline program
    • Develop curricula reflective of national benchmarks
    • Create a set of benchmark standards for educating APNs
    • Improve skill and knowledge of nurse
    • Develop new partnerships between education and practice
    • Increase recruitment of students
    • Attain individualized institutional goals
    • Disseminate findings to larger community
    • Demonstrate mechanism for sustaining improvement
  • 7. Geriatric Nursing Education: Curriculum Awardees
    • Undergraduate Awardees
    • Fairfield University
    • Florida International University
    • Grand Valley State University
    • Illinois State University
    • La Salle University
    • MCP Hahnemann University
    • Metropolitan State University
    • NYU Steinhardt School of Education
    • Otterbein College
    • SUNY at Stony Brook
    • Tuskegee University
    • University of Delaware
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Missouri-Columbia
    • University of North Carolina Greensboro
    • University of Rhode Island
    • University of Washington
    • Valparaiso University
    • Advanced Practice Awardees
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • East Tennessee State University
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • University of Arkansas
    • University of California San Francisco
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • University of Michigan
    • University of North Carolina Greensboro
    • University of Virginia
    • Western University
  • 8. Individualized Objectives: Graduate
    • Strengthen existing GNP / GCNS program
    • Enhance gerontology content in other APN programs (eg ANP, FNP, cardiology, etc)
    • Strengthen mental health / gero-psych
    • Develop web-based courses
    • Other
  • 9. Strengthen Existing GNP / GCNS
    • Change course sequence
    • Redesign curriculum length
      • Foster retention
      • Combine GNP/GCNS tracks
    • Develop / enhance gerontology courses
  • 10. GNP / GCNS Courses
    • Introduction to Normal Aging ( university offering )
    • Adult/Older Adult
      • Concepts and Theories
      • Analysis and Application
      • Advanced Nursing Practicum
    • Gero-pharmacology (n=2)
    • Mgmt of Older Adults with Progressive Neurological Disorders
  • 11. Enhance Gero Content in APN Program
    • Infuse geriatric content into all APN courses
    • Offer courses / concentrations to all APNs
      • Geropsychiatric Nursing concentration (1 core + 1 elective; on-line)
      • Issues in Gerontological Health ( required GNP , elective APN)
    • Develop web-based gero modules for APN programs
    • Combine Adult/Older Adult CNS didactic (core)
    • Dual certify FNP/ANP as GNP
    • Pre-test for geriatric competencies
  • 12. Strengthen Gero-Psych Content
    • Course Offerings:
      • Mental Health of Older Adults (GNP didactic) /
      • Mental Health Interventions with Older Adult (GNPclinical)
      • Geropsychiatric Nursing Theory (GNP didactic + clinical)
      • Bio-behavior: Aging and Mental Illness /
      • Issues in Aging and Mental Illness (APN concentration)
  • 13. Develop Web-Based Courses
    • Post-master’s certification program
    • Web-based concentration
    • Web-based modules to incorporate geriatric content into APN programs
    • Developing courses as on-line offerings
  • 14. Dissemination Activities
    • Awardees will actively collaborate with AACN to disseminate all curricular materials or products designed to meet the goals of the project
        • locally, regionally & nationally
          • website postings, linkages
          • publications, conferences, etc
    • All papers, releases, interviews, etc should acknowledge the John A. Hartford Foundation
        • copies of all materials are sent to AACN
    • Publication of a summary document describing projects at various institutions
  • 15. Networking Activities
    • Develop an active network among all Hartford Nursing Initiative recipients and individuals interested in improving care to older adults through curricular innovation and collaboration.
      • List Serve [email_address]
      • Web site aacn.nche.edu
      • Conferences
      • Affiliation with National Organizations
  • 16. Creating Careers in Geriatric Advanced Practice Nursing
    • The grant provides scholarship monies to schools of nursing to expand opportunities for nursing students to choose a career in geriatric advanced practice nursing
  • 17. Creating Careers in Geriatric APN Goals / Objectives:
    • Enhance geographical, cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity
    • Increase enrollment of full-time students in geriatric APN
    • Increase retention and graduation of full-time students
    • Increase graduates nationally certified as GCNS or GNP
    • Develop new private or public partnerships
    • Involve scholarship recipients in activities that promote, build and sustain careers in geriatric APN
    • Disseminate successes and innovations to larger community
  • 18. Creating Careers Awardees Awards were granted to 23 Schools of Nursing; schools will use the monies to encourage enrollment of > 160 geriatric APN students:
    • Boston College
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • Duke University
    • Emory University
    • George Mason University
    • Long Island University,
    • Brooklyn Campus
    • Northeastern University
    • Oregon Health & Sciences University
    • Radford University
    • Rush University
    • Seattle Pacific University
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, San Francisco
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Rhode Island
    • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • University of Washington
    • Wilkes University
    • Yale University