Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

“Improving the lives of older adults in positive and person-centered ways”

The Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State seeks to improve the lives of older adults in positive and person-centered ways. This is accomplished through innovative education, rigorous scientific research, community and clinical partnerships, and various efforts to translate best practice evidence into the continuum of care for older adults.

Nursing textbook edited by faculty member honored by American Journal of Nursing

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A textbook edited by a Penn State College of Nursing faculty member has received a 2016 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing. Marie Boltz, associate professor of nursing, served as executive editor for the fifth edition of...
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NIH grant to support implementation of nursing home care model

Professor Ann Kolanowski and Associate Professor Kimberly Van Haitsma are among three multiple PIs (MPIs) for a team that has received a $2.26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for “Implementation of EIT-4-BPSD in Nursing Homes.” EIT-4-BPSD combines...
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Fick part of team developing network to advance delirium research

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Donna M. Fick, Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing and director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State, is part of an interdisciplinary team awarded a $3.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging —...
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Kitko selected to 2008 Grantmakers in Aging Fellows Program

Lisa Kitko, Penn State Nursing Instructor and Ph.D. candidate, was one of seven graduate and post-doctoral students selected to the 2008 Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) Fellows Program. Kitko was offered the GIA Fellowship to attend the annual conference in October in...
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New Affiliated School

The Penn State HCGNE announced its new affiliation with the University of Virginia School of Nursing. As part of the HCGNE’s primary mission to promote geriatric nursing education, this affiliation increased student involvement in educational opportunities across both...
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Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Events are videoconferenced to either 1302 or 2102 Academic Support Building at the College of Nursing's Hershey campus. Other College of Nursing campuses may make arrangements for videoconferencing on request. For more information, contact Kimberly Luxenberger,...
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“Knowledge Into Action”

How Interprofessional Partnerships Improve Person-Centered Outcomes of Older Adults A Full-Day Research Symposium Highlighting the Relationship Between Researchers and Care Providers Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life North...
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The FOUR PILLARS of our center’s Strategic Plan include:

Educational Excellence, by developing and implementing innovative nursing and interprofessional education in gerontology — to better prepare nurses and improve interdisciplinary approaches to care.
Scientific Research, by supporting and conducting studies to advance science in the health and care of older adults — with an emphasis on a person-centered care model of health care delivery.
Translation of Best Practice, by applying and disseminating evidence based clinical practices into the continuum of care for older adults, which improve clinical care and health outcomes.
Global Initiatives & Sustainability, by establishing community and clinical partnerships to better implement and sustain our vision.

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