New Directions | May 2018
A Gerontological Nursing Publication
The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University celebrates its golden anniversary and 50 years of graduating competent, compassionate healthcare providers.

The college traces its earliest roots to Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital in 1958 when the hospital contracted with Georgia State College, as it was known then, to offer basic science courses to its nursing students. By 1960, the hospital in conjunction with Georgia State, established a medical technology program for hospital laboratory workers. Later that decade Georgia State and Grady explored the possibility of a formal school of health and hired Dr. J. Rhodes Haverty, an Atlanta pediatrician and part of the Haverty Furniture Company family, as the first dean.
Dr. Haverty established degree programs in nursing and physical therapy and reorganized the existing medical technology program to build the new school. He championed a “2 + 2” model of education, which featured the first two years of education producing a moderate-level, beginning health professional and the second two years producing a highly competent professional. As a result, nursing offered both an associate and bachelor’s degree for more than a decade. Dr. Haverty quickly added a respiratory therapy program, following the same “2 + 2” model, offering both an associate and bachelor’s degree program. A few years later, he added a bachelor’s of nutrition degree.
So how did the college grow from these beginnings with less than 65 students to more than 2,200 in 2018? Read about our history and future in the 50th-anniversary magazine and website, found at  and help us celebrate this milestone in Georgia State and Atlanta’s history.
NHCGNE's Annual Leadership Conference Is Coming to Boston!
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Advance your Career and Build Grant Writing Skills with Nationally Recognized Researchers
The 21st annual Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Summer Research Scholars program is a week-long interprofessional intensive, summer seminar to help junior and mid-level researchers advance their career and build grant writing skills.

This program is an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized geriatric researchers. Scholars engage in scientific discourse and critical analysis of research aims, significance and innovation through small group discussions with expert interprofessional faculty. There are also daily opportunities for one on one and small group mentorships.

Visit  for more information.
Are YOU Post Doc Ready with Mizzou?
Funded by the University of Missouri, the Sinclair School of Nursing, has a Post-Doctoral Nursing Fellowship for you! This fellowship will build upon the expertise and research opportunities within the MU Center for Patient Centered Outcomes. MU Center for Eldercare and Rehab Technology; MU Health Communication Research Center; MU Informatics Institute; MU Center for Lymphedema Research, Practice, and Health Policy; and externally funded research at the MU SON. 

NYU Post Doc Opportunity
One  post-doctoral research fellow  position is open at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. This individual with work with the team of Dr. Bei Wu, Dean’s Professor in Global Health, Co-Director at NYU Aging Incubator.

Job responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team on population-based projects pertaining to aging and global health. There are opportunities for presentations, authorship of research manuscripts, mentorship support, and career development arising from this work. The research includes both epidemiology and intervention studies.
For more information -  click here
TigerPlace is Back!
At TigerPlace, we are committed to improving the lives of older adults in Columbia, Missouri, and across the world. We believe in a Registered Nurse (RN)/Social Work (SW) Care Coordination model that uses technology to promote early illness recognition and fall detection. Our model facilitates the use of nursing services and resources to assist older adults in maintaining their independence and be as active as possible, through the end of their life. Sharing our innovative model of RN care coordination will help other organizations benefit from what we have learned and help them implement similar systems of health care and personal services.

2018 Dates: June 14 | October 18
2019 Dates: February 7 | June 13 | October 17
For more information on TigerPlace  click here
Emerging Nurse Scholars Forum, in Toronto
October 2018
The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Huffman Splane Emerging Scholars Forum supports early career development and international networking of emerging nursing scholars who are embarking on a research focused career. The Huffman Splane Emerging Nurse Scholars Forum is supported by a generous endowment from Dr. Verna Huffman Splane, a pioneer in nursing in Canada who held a deep conviction that nurses should be taught that they are part of a global profession. Bloomberg Nursing is widely recognized as a research-intensive environment that promotes education and scholarship in nursing.
Selected through a peer review application process, participants will be invited to present their doctoral/postdoctoral research to peers and faculty. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and academic interests focus on public health (the health of individuals, groups or populations), health systems and/or improvement of care/outcomes.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet with nurse researchers who have established successful careers in nursing science. During the Forum, Bloomberg faculty will lead discussion sessions and speak on the successful development of an academic career.
Applications are invited from Canadian, American and international Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners who are near completion or have recently completed a PhD in nursing; or who currently hold or have completed a post-doctoral fellowship within the past year. 

For more information -  click here.
Family Caregiving Facts
Check Out This Great Read!
NHCGNE has picked their "Read of the Month"! We find great articles on nursing for you! 

One of the recommendations in the recent Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, is to "prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health." How do I see this happening? Here's my top 10 list of what we should do to make this a reality.

Nursing equals leadership. We must reinforce at every level of nursing education that nurses are prepared to deliver what leaders are expected to demonstrate—integrity, practical intelligence, communication skills, teamwork, an appreciation of diversity, problem solving, and systems thinking—and show how these caregiving abilities are leadership essentials too, so students can see the connection.

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Positions Available!
Clinical Assistant Professor
The Solomont School of Nursing at UMass Lowell seeks a full time clinical-track faculty at the rank of clinical assistant professor and we invite individuals with advanced practice nursing licensure/certification and clinical expertise in all nursing specialty areas to apply.

The clinical faculty member will teach graduate and undergraduate nursing courses, laboratories, simulations labs and clinical practica; coordinate practicum courses; and participate in school, college and university committees and events. Candidates should be prepared to undertake a variety of teaching assignments.

Donna Manning Endowed Chair for Nursing
The UMass Lowell Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing is seeking an outstanding leader and researcher for the tenure-track position of the Donna Manning Endowed Faculty Chair for Nursing at rank of Professor. The Endowed Faculty Chair will lead research and mentor faculty in the Solomont School of Nursing. Faculty research at the Solomont School of Nursing is focused on health promotion and health disparities research.

Current faculty research includes: occupational health; workforce diversity; nursing education; global health; and gerontology and geropsychiatric nursing.

Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
The School of Nursing in the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences seeks an experienced and visionary individual to become the Director of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with an 11-month, non-tenure –track faculty appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.  

Responsibilities include oversight and evaluation of the DNP program, including coordination of student recruitment, admission, and advisement, and working with the Clinical Coordinator to ensure optimal clinical learning experiences. The position also involves some teaching assignments. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in Nursing, certification as an advanced practice registered nurse practitioner in family practice, adult health-gerontology or psychiatric-mental health and at least 3 years’ teaching experience in a DNP program. U.S. RN licensure with Delaware licensure eligibility is required and skill in on-line education is a plus. 

Life's a Beach at U. Delaware
The School of Nursing in the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences seeks experienced, innovative and highly motivated individuals for 9-month, full time faculty members. Desired clinical areas of expertise include adult health, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, pediatrics advanced practice, pediatrics or maternity/women’s health. Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in Delaware required.

Tenure Track: PhD prepared individual with a research focus that aligns with our areas of research excellence and who possesses research training, a publication record, and experience in the grant funding process. Doctoral candidates who provide evidence of a beginning program of research will be considered. Undergraduate and graduate teaching experience preferred. 

Continuing Non-Tenure Track: Individual with a PhD or DNP, with certification as an APRN highly desirable, and a record of successful teaching experience in postsecondary nursing programs preferred.  

Become a Terp!
The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is currently recruiting for a full-time, tenure track or tenured associate professor or tenured professor. 

We seek a faculty member with research interests that align with those of members of our organized research centers (ORCs) and who will collaborate with members of these centers: UMSON ORC: Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan, UMSON ORC: Center for Health Outcomes Research, UMB ORC: Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research.

Oregon Health & Science University is Seeking Candidates like You!
The OHSU School of Nursing seeks a visionary academic leader for the role of Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs who can readily align with our values of integrity, diversity, collaboration, innovation, and excellence. We are fully committed to building a diverse organization and strongly encourage applications from minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. This role serves the School by providing:
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Academic Program Development
  • Optimization of Human and Fiscal Resources

The Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (SADAA) serves as the Chief Academic Officer in the School of Nursing with responsibility for programs of excellence in teaching and learning. Leading the Office of Academic Affairs, this role lends thoughtful leadership and strategic guidance to program directors and faculty in the development, implementation and evaluation of the curricula spanning baccalaureate through doctoral education.

To discuss interest, contact Virginia Tilden, Sr. Associate Dean for Research at
Can You Dual at OHSU?
OHSU School of Nursing seeks faculty applicants for dual roles in research and teaching. Applicants are expected to maintain active programs of research and teach primarily in the PhD and DNP programs, and they should align with our values of integrity, diversity, collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Research-intensive faculty positions are designed to advance the School of Nursing’s reputation in research at OHSU and nationally, and to contribute to the teaching mission in the development of nurse scientists at all education levels but with particular emphasis on doctoral education. Reports to the Program Director most closely aligned with incumbents’ areas of specialization.

Eligibility for Oregon RN license and PhD or other research doctorate required. The University and School are top tier research environments, and Portland Oregon ranks highly in arts, outdoor recreation, and livability.

To discuss interest, contact Virginia Tilden, Sr. Associate Dean for Research at
Get With Pace
Pace University's Lienhard School of Nursing  in the College of Health Professions is seeking a Full-time Tenure Track Faculty Member to join our faculty at the New York City campus. We seek one new tenure track faculty member to teach in our undergraduate nursing department. Candidates should have expertise caring for the following population: Geriatric. 
All candidates must have a PhD, EdD, or other research doctorate(s). The ideal candidates will have: A minimum of three (3) years teaching and current clinical experience (Academic rank and salary is commensurate with educational preparation and experience). An active program of research, and a track record of publications and grant activity.

All candidates must have a PhD, EdD, or other research doctorate(s). The ideal candidates will have: A minimum of three (3) years teaching and current clinical experience (Academic rank and salary is commensurate with educational preparation and experience). An active program of research, and a track record of publications and grant activity.

E-mail cover letter and CV to  Application reviews will continue until the position is filled. Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Penn State Wants YOU as a Postdoctoral Scholar
The ReMind Lab ( ) in the College of Nursing at Penn State University is seeking a motivated postdoctoral scholar to join their research team led by Nikki Hill, PhD, RN. The postdoctoral scholar will work on a NIA-funded study (R01) examining the precursors to modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. The scholar will primarily assist with: 
  1. Data management, analysis, and interpretation;
  2. Developing manuscripts and preparing/delivering scientific conference presentations; 
  3. Coordinating communications across the research team regarding project-related tasks;
  4. Maintaining internal analytic procedures and quality control;
  5. Preparing team, University, and funding agency project reports. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop a complementary research program building on the ongoing project.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit
Support NHCGNE
You can now donate to the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE)  online . Your generous donation will be instrumental in the development of new programs, products and services that will enable us to sustain our efforts in strengthening gerontological nursing faculty development and leadership. 

The importance of your contribution cannot be overstated. In addition to all the work that you already do on behalf of older adults, this gift further demonstrates your personal commitment to prepare our country with a competent gerontological nursing workplace. 
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