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The John A. Hartford

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The John A. Hartford

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

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