Scholars Award Program Created an MBA Advisory Sub Committee Enhanced focus on mentor/mentee role Enhanced orientation program Maximized use of funds; mentor travel support Enhanced Web Site: www.geriatricnursing.orgwww.geriatricnursing.org
Results to Date Deans committed to promote program Alumni and Scholars submitted applications Regional Networks sponsored events 2006 & 07 26 Fellowship Applications
Challenges Costs for supporting Leadership Conference increase yearly. Demand for additional attendees to participate expanding and diversifying the audience. Sometimes lose the intimacy and connections made with smaller audience. Mentors not required to attend.
Strategic Responses Worked with AAN to leverage MSH program support 2006: $2,000 from local university 2007: MSH program to be fully supported by Evercare Limit attendee numbers. Design conference with time for small group networks. Provide mentor-focused session.
Build interdisciplinary research competencies in academic geriatric nurses. Goal 3
2006 Attendees Evaluation Internationally recognized scientists from nursing and other health-related disciplines made for superb networking and thoughtful reflection. NIA Summer Research Institute exceeded all expectations. The Institute and the interdisciplinary collaboration was invaluable. I've actually had some interaction with 3 of them since the institute regarding my research including one of the conference faculty members.
2005 Attendee Evaluation I just wanted to let you know that the article that Meg Bourbonniere and I began to collaborate on at the Summer Institute last year was just published. Thompson, H.J. & Bourbonniere, M. (2006). Traumatic injury in the older adult from head to toe. Crit Care Nurs Clin 18 (3), 419 - 431. Hilaire J. Thompson, PhD, APRN, BC, CNRN 2006 Claire M. Fagin Fellow
Support dissemination of activities and findings from the BAGNC Program. Goal 5
Dissemination Published Nursing Outlook Special Issue Distributed Special Issue to over 15,000 nurse leaders and leaders in geriatrics. BAGNC Symposium presented at the 2006 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting AAN monthly Newsletter HGNI E-newsletter BAGNC website
Maintain coordination of the HCGNEs and foster collaboration among all Hartford Foundation geriatric-nursing initiatives by stimulating and supporting cooperative research, education and practice initiatives. Goal 4
HCGNE Collaborations Established successful infrastructure that supports HCGNE communication and collaboration Published Nursing Outlook Special Issue Third Biennial HCGNE Meeting resulted in outline for a Nursing Home Collaborative Project. BAGNC Symposium presented at the 2006 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting
HCGNE Collaborations HCGNE Nursing Home Collaborative planning year proposal submitted to Atlantic Philanthropies. HCGNE Geropsychiatric Nursing in preparation for submission to the J.A.Hartford Foundation. Collaboration with Sigma Theta Tau on a Leadership Initiative
Support development of 5 new Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence Goal 6
Partnerships American Academy of Nursing; Washington office Policy focus Expert Panel The Mayday Fund EverCare Atlantic Philanthropies
Current Issues Scholar & Fellow Award program Full time study; concept and realities Institutional issues Mentoring; impact on college & faculty Dual sponsorship among institutions Administering grants without benefit of overhead MBA Scholarship Summer Institutes
Strategic Planning Incorporating new HCGNEs Structure Process Maintain coordination and foster collaborations Support dissemination of activities and findings