Journal of Gerontological Nursing

NEWS 

ANA Certification

Abstract

A total of 217 persons have been certified in gerontological nursing since the beginning of the division's certification program in 1975.

Eligibility criteria for the program have been expanded by the division certification board to allow consultants, researchers, administrators, and educators to seek certification. The entire.certification process takes several months to complete.

The Certification Board of each Division on Nursing Practice makes the final decision to certify, based on complete review of the candidate's performance.

The sequence through which applicants will be evaluated includes:

1. Application:

2. Determination of eligibility;

3. Testing: assessment of knowledge;

4. Endorsement by colleagues and evidence of clinical performance;

5. Evaluation of evidence; and

6. Certification.

Upon successful completion of the process, each candidate will receive a Certificate and will be listed according to the area of practice in ANA's Directory of Certified Nurses.

The next certification test in gerontological nursing is Novembei 17. 1979. with a filing deadline of October 8. 1979.

Send requests to: Certification Unit, American Nurses' Association. 2420 Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER SUPPORTS NURSE PLANNING

Nurse manpower planners and nurses interested in health planning practices and methodologies now have a c omputerized resource available to them for researching current i η for mal ion about nurse manpower planning. I he National Health Planning Information Center (NHPIC) has over 16,000 documents in its computerized data base. Approximately 4,700 of them are documents related to nurse manpower and planning for nursing services.

NHPIC is authorized tinder the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974, PL 93-641. and administered by the Bureau of Health Planning (BHP), Health Resources Administration (HRA), and DHEW. The Division of Nursing of the Bureau of Health Manpower, HRA, supports the nursing component of NHPIC by working with BHP in developing a national health planning effort.

The Nursing Information data base inc luded topics of current and historical interest related to nurse planning issues such as systems modeling, utilization and cost studies, forecasting methodologies, and health care studies. NHPIC also publishes health planning bibliographies and monographs, including a special Nursing Planning Information Series.

The Nursing Information data base is continually updated and enlarged from journals, books, conference proceedings, government and university sponsored reports, and unpublished doc uments. Nurse manpower planners, researchers, and authors are encouraged to submit planning-related papers, artic les, and leseare h projects to NHPIC to improve the comprehensiveness and utility of the data base.

Upon receipt of written or telephone requests, the NHPIC staff searches the data base for relevant documents. A listing of citations including full abstracts is returned. If additional information is needed, referrals are made to other sources and information c 1 ea r i η g h o u se s.

Reference searches can be requested by writing to NHPIC, Nursing Information, P.O. Box 1600. Prince George's Plaza Branch. Hyattsville, Maryland 20788;or by telephone: (301)927-6410.

Nurse manpower and service planning information developed by NHPIC is also announced in the weekly "Health Planning" abstract series. Subscription information is available from the National Technical Information Services, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161.

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER AWARDED GRANTS RELATED TO NEEDS OF ELDERLY

In order to "enrich the existing educational program that prepares nurses to provide primary care," the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded the University of Rochester School of Nursing a three-year grant of $424,500.

The augmented program will emphasize the preparation of primary care nurses who work as part of a health-care team to meet the needs of special high-risk populations: the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill.

Primary care nurses are those who…

A total of 217 persons have been certified in gerontological nursing since the beginning of the division's certification program in 1975.

Eligibility criteria for the program have been expanded by the division certification board to allow consultants, researchers, administrators, and educators to seek certification. The entire.certification process takes several months to complete.

The Certification Board of each Division on Nursing Practice makes the final decision to certify, based on complete review of the candidate's performance.

The sequence through which applicants will be evaluated includes:

1. Application:

2. Determination of eligibility;

3. Testing: assessment of knowledge;

4. Endorsement by colleagues and evidence of clinical performance;

5. Evaluation of evidence; and

6. Certification.

Upon successful completion of the process, each candidate will receive a Certificate and will be listed according to the area of practice in ANA's Directory of Certified Nurses.

The next certification test in gerontological nursing is Novembei 17. 1979. with a filing deadline of October 8. 1979.

Send requests to: Certification Unit, American Nurses' Association. 2420 Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER SUPPORTS NURSE PLANNING

Nurse manpower planners and nurses interested in health planning practices and methodologies now have a c omputerized resource available to them for researching current i η for mal ion about nurse manpower planning. I he National Health Planning Information Center (NHPIC) has over 16,000 documents in its computerized data base. Approximately 4,700 of them are documents related to nurse manpower and planning for nursing services.

NHPIC is authorized tinder the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974, PL 93-641. and administered by the Bureau of Health Planning (BHP), Health Resources Administration (HRA), and DHEW. The Division of Nursing of the Bureau of Health Manpower, HRA, supports the nursing component of NHPIC by working with BHP in developing a national health planning effort.

The Nursing Information data base inc luded topics of current and historical interest related to nurse planning issues such as systems modeling, utilization and cost studies, forecasting methodologies, and health care studies. NHPIC also publishes health planning bibliographies and monographs, including a special Nursing Planning Information Series.

The Nursing Information data base is continually updated and enlarged from journals, books, conference proceedings, government and university sponsored reports, and unpublished doc uments. Nurse manpower planners, researchers, and authors are encouraged to submit planning-related papers, artic les, and leseare h projects to NHPIC to improve the comprehensiveness and utility of the data base.

Upon receipt of written or telephone requests, the NHPIC staff searches the data base for relevant documents. A listing of citations including full abstracts is returned. If additional information is needed, referrals are made to other sources and information c 1 ea r i η g h o u se s.

Reference searches can be requested by writing to NHPIC, Nursing Information, P.O. Box 1600. Prince George's Plaza Branch. Hyattsville, Maryland 20788;or by telephone: (301)927-6410.

Nurse manpower and service planning information developed by NHPIC is also announced in the weekly "Health Planning" abstract series. Subscription information is available from the National Technical Information Services, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161.

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER AWARDED GRANTS RELATED TO NEEDS OF ELDERLY

In order to "enrich the existing educational program that prepares nurses to provide primary care," the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded the University of Rochester School of Nursing a three-year grant of $424,500.

The augmented program will emphasize the preparation of primary care nurses who work as part of a health-care team to meet the needs of special high-risk populations: the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill.

Primary care nurses are those who have had extra preparation beyond the usual education for a registered nurse. They assume responsibility for assessing the health status of a patient and formulating the plan of treatment, working usually in urban or rural clinics and health centers. They also may continue to be the main health-care provider, working in joint practice with a doctor.

At the University of Rochester School of Nursing primary care skills are already being taught in a master's level course concerned with family health-the Family Health Nurse Clinician course-and elements of primary care practice have been incorporated into other graduate level courses as well. The school has gained a national reputation for excellence in primary care education.

Project coordinator Harriet Kitzman, RN, MS, who is associate professor of nursing and of pediatrics at the school, states that the funds will be used to add specially trained faculty, such as clinicians and nurse practitioners with expertise in the targeted areas. The funds will also be used to provide student support.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is a private philanthropy which aims to improve health in the United States. It encourages projects and programs which "show promise of having significant regional and national impact."

GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING PROGRAMS

The following is a list* of programs that award a certificate in gerontological nursing:

Arizona

Dr. Jessie Pergrin

University of Arizona

College of Nursing

Tucson, AZ 85721

tele: (602) 882-6300

California

Mabel Hoffman

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Nursing

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840

tele: (213) 498-4464

Ruth Wu

California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032

tele: (213) 224-0111

Nancy Sullivan

University of California at Davis

Department of Family Practice

Davis, CA 95616

tele: (916) 453.-3550

Elizabeth Nichols

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94143

tele: (415) 666-9000 (4040)

Colorado

Michael Carter

University of Colorado

School of Nursing

4200 East 9th Avenue, C287

Denver, CO 80262

tele: (303) 394-8586

Connecticut

Ruth Knollmuller

Yale University

School of Nursing

38 South Street

New Haven, CT 06520

tele: (203) 436-3670

Florida

Terri Brower

University of Miami

School of Nursing

Biscayne Annex

Miami, FL 33152

tele: (305) 547-6556

Illinois

Sue Hedgybary

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Med. Center

1753 West Congress Parkway

Chicago, IL 60612

tele: (312) 942-5820

Sue Fuller

Northern Illinois University

School of Nursing

DeKalb, IL 60115

tele: (815) 753-0469

Kansas

Sr. Rose Therese Bahr

University of Kansas

39th and Rainbow Blvd.

Kansas City, KS 66103

tele: (913) 588-6774

Massachusetts

Maria Spencer

Boston University

School of Nursing

635 Commonwealth Ave.

Boston, MA 02215

tele: (617) 353-4071

Dr. May Futrill

University of Lowell

College of Health Professions

1 University Avenue

Lowell, MA 01854

tele: (617) 454-7811

Maryland

Dr. Anna Brock

University of Maryland

School of Nursing

655 West Lombard St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

tele: (301) 528-7585

Minnesota

Alma Sparrow

University of Minnesota

School of Public Health

1325 Mayo

Minneapolis, MN 55455

tele: (612) 373-8055

New Jersey

Toni Sullivan

Seton Hall University

College of Nursing

N.J. Medical School, C.M.D.N.J.

South Orange, Ν J 07079

tele: (201) 762-9000, Ext. 648

New York

Jacqueline Frasier

Adelphi University

School of Nursing

Garden City, NY 11530

tele: (516) 294-8700

Nina Argondizzo

Cornell University-New York Hosp.

School of Nursing

515 East 71st St.

New York, NY 10021

tele: (212) 472-6562

Dr. Geraldine Lynch

Columbia University

School of Nursing

630 West 168th Street

New York, NY 10032

tele: (212) 694-3635

Joan Browning

SUNY at Buffalo

School of Nursing

3435 Main St.

Buffalo, NY 14214

tele: (716) 331-2433

Kathy Rasbach

SUNY Upstate Medical Center

College of Health Related Prof.

750 East Adams St.

Syracuse, NY 13210

tele: (315) 473^4276

Thelma Wells

University of Rochester

School of Nursing

260 Crittenden Boulevard

Rochester, NY 14642

tele: (716) 275-2378

North Carolina

Julia Watkins

University of North Carolina

School of Nursing

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

tele: (919) 966-1411 Ext. 323

Ohio

Dr. Mary Adams

Case-Western Reserve Univ.

School of Nursing

2121 Abington Road

Cleveland, OH 44106

tele: (216) 368-2540

Pennsylvania

Erie Institute for Nursing

Department of Nursing

Edinboro State College, PA 16412

tele: (814) 732-2424

Janet Williamson

The Pennsylvania State University

Graduate School Information Center

113 Kern Graduate Building

University Park, PA 16802

tele: (814) 863-0245

Mrs. Ann Yurick

University of Pittsburgh

School of Nursing

Victoria Building

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

tele: (412) 624-2469

Utah

Dr. David Osmond

University of Utah

College of Nursing

25 South Medical Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Wisconsin

Emily Campbéll

University of Wisconsin-Madison

School of Nursing

1402 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53706

tele: (608) 263-5249

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