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Honoring community volunteers in the BHC training program, which supports wellness, care coordination, and patient and family-centered health care needs of older adults
New models for providing mentorship to early career academics will become key to developing and maintaining an experienced faculty
New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Geriatric Nursing and Executive Director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, received an invitation from the 22nd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, to serve on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. Cortes is the first nurse appointed to serve on this committee.
NYU Nursing researcher develops Dementia Symptom Management at Home (DSM-H) Program to improve care confidence of providers, and quality of care delivered to people living with dementia at home
This year’s speakers include: Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita of University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of the John A. Hartford Foundation; and Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, Founding Director of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University.
A new article in the March 2016 Journal of Gerontology, chronicles the beginnings of PACE and outlines its rise to nationwide acceptance. Written by two nurse-leaders, Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, the article recognizes the advocates and leaders who have driven the model forward, describing the impact of nursing on the legislation and policy.
This initiative creates a paradigm shift from the traditional perception of primary care as a visit to a doctor to one in which primary care is woven throughout a continuum of locations that extends into the community where care plans can be enhanced to attain better health outcomes through non-traditional interventions.
The six-week, web-based program provides an interdisciplinary hospital team with the tools and resources to begin the process of increasing the quality of care for older adult patients at their facility and achieving NICHE designation.
The New Jersey Action Coalition recently announced the creation of one of the first long-term care nurse residency programs for new graduates in the country. The program will prepare nurses to care for a growing geriatric population using a variety of educational resources including the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Geriatric Resource Nurse curriculum and the Long-Term Care Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile benchmarking tool.