New Directions | March 2020
A Gerontological Nursing Publication
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UPMC Mercy is a non-profit, 417-bed acute-care teaching hospital located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1847 by the “Seven Sisters of Mercy,” UPMC Mercy was the first hospital in Pittsburgh, the world’s first Mercy Hospital, and remains southwestern Pennsylvania’s only Catholic hospital.  

In late 2018, UPMC Mercy began to transform its services to better serve older adult patients. Mercy’s status as a Level I Trauma Center, a Comprehensive Stroke Center (certified by The Joint Commission, American Heart Association, and American Stroke Association), and as the flagship location of the UPMC Rehabilitation Network, meant it was already uniquely qualified to serve this population. It is now UPMC’s preferred hospital for old adult patients, especially those with stroke or orthopedic fracture injuries, in the Pittsburgh area....
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Getting older can bring many changes, both physically and mentally. Even when you’re healthy, your brain and body start slowing down. Maintaining your cognitive health—the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember—is important for your overall well-being...
University of Maryland Post Doc Opportunity
Univ. of Texas at Arlington Gero Scholarship Available!
University of Oklahoma HSC PhD Scholarship Available!
The Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center announces new $150,000 PhD Scholarships available in 2019-2022 supporting full-time PhD study in Nursing, with a focus in adult and older adult healthcare. The Scholarship offers up to three years of support with a value of $50,000 per year for tuition and fees, conference travel and a monthly living stipend. The PhD Program is fully online providing strong individual mentorship with visits to campus for intensives. For more information click the button below or contact Denise Short.
NHCGNE invites individuals not affiliated with an academic institution to apply for individual NHCGNE membership, allowing even more gerontological nursing professionals to join NHCGNE. 

Access to Information and Research: Your membership gets you access to the latest information and research that will inform your approach to gerontological care while equipping you with evidence and data that so often is critical to decision-making within a healthcare environment.

Networking: As a member, you’ll join a distinguished group of professionals with a demonstrated commitment to your chosen field of specialty, a virtual “who’s who” of gerontological nursing. It’s a connection that will benefit you at all stages of your career with new ideas, career guidance/mentoring, and leadership opportunities. In short, your NHCGNE membership will say something significant about you.
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May 2020
Deadline: April 20, 2019 (Publish May 5)
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2020 NMRI Annual Meeting
The NMRI Scientific Program will be held from Wednesday, April 22 nd , to Friday, April 24 th , in Bethesda, MD. In addition to scientific presentations and networking events, we have planned several leadership and career development sessions. This year's theme emphasizes diversity and gender research. The poster session will feature new and promising practices in biomedical research and the best selected posters will have the opportunity to present their research in a special awards podium. 

More than 600 researchers have participated in  NMRI  workshops/conference in the past decade, and approximately 100 are active members. The success of the NMRI, a network that is “owned” by its members and supported by the NIDDK, begins with the dedication of senior investigators who mentor and serve as role models for junior investigators. The participation of active members and the recruitment of new members is a primary reason for the Network’s success in the past and the reason for confidence that it will continue to grow in the future.
Are you looking to raise awareness for your program and your research? Do you want to enhance your resume and professional development? Presenting your cutting-edge research at the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting is an opportunity to highlight your work in front of nearly 4,000 colleagues from around the world.

These resources will help you select the right program area to showcase your research and find out how to use our online submission system:
  • Download the Abstract Submission Planning Guide.
  • Review Frequently Asked Questions about submitting an abstract to GSA 2020.
  • Listen to GSA President Kathryn Hyer, MPP, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE, discuss the theme of GSA 2020 and encourage abstracts to "specifically address why age is the focus of our work."
Submit your abstract by March 12, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT to be eligible to present at the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Positions Available!
Professor & Endowed Chair - Gerontological Nursing
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation (“CONHI”) at the University of Texas at Arlington (“UTA”), seeks a faculty member who meets the qualifications for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure to teach and conduct research-demonstrating leadership in gerontological nursing education. We seek a faculty member with outstanding qualifications who shares the University’s core values of high standards of excellence in innovative and collaborative research, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment that promotes participation of underrepresented groups in research.

The College of Nursing is particularly interested in recruiting a senior nurse scientist who can make a significant contribution to the college’s overarching theme of programming and research in health and disease across the lifespan, with a focus on advancing health and the human condition through excellence in Gerontological nursing.

The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of nursing and healthcare needs of older adults. Relevant research backgrounds will include expertise in clinical and/or outcome research important to advancing the health and quality of life of older adults. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their teaching, research and service. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a well-established program of research supported by external funded research that informs the health, care and/or quality of life of older adults.
Clinician Educator
Unique clinical faculty positions now available
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing seeks visionary master’s-degree or doctorally prepared physician assistants and nurse practitioners to join our faculty and provide clinical care as well as hands-on education. These clinical educators play a hands-on role in the development of high-impact and interprofessional programs at our innovative, new school while they also provide care.

Clinical practice
Clinical educators provide health care in local, community settings approximately 80% of the time. The clinical placements may be at UC Davis Health in Sacramento or in another regional, partner setting. Clinical educators provide direct patient care and precept graduate School of Nursing family nurse practitioner and physician assistant students. This includes overseeing procedures, providing feedback and assisting with training. These clinical educators also participate in building and role-modeling team-based care in clinical settings and serving as an exemplar for interprofessional practice. 

The remaining approximately 20% of time, these faculty participate in an educational capacity, which includes teaching small groups, participating in clinical skills workshops as well as mentoring and guiding students. The educational component also includes scholarly activity and committee service.

For more information
If you are interested in more information, please send an email with your questions to  [email protected].