GNP-MAP Project

GNP-MAPThe Retooling for an Aging Nebraska: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - Master’s Accelerated Post-Certificate (GNP-MAP) Project is a three-year training grant awarded to the College of Nursing by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for the purpose of increasing the number of family nurse practitioners, adult nurse practitioners, and acute care nurse practitioners with a second certification in geriatric specialization.

As part of the project, students across the region will be able to advance their career goals to meet the needs of the rapidly increasing aging population. The GNP-MAP education program will prepare students to test for the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner certification. The project is sensitive to the learning needs of practitioners working in remote clinical sites and is delivered through enhanced distance education technology. The technology will allow completion of course and clinical requirements through internet based learning and videoconferencing systems without relocating to a UNMC campus. Finally, the program focuses on developing the future interdisciplinary clinical site and necessary network support each student as they initiate geriatric services in their current or preferred practices in remote rural and inner city practices.

Tracts of study available:

Gerontological Health - MSN

Gerontological Health - PMC

Newsletters:

Volume 1, Issue 1 | April 2010

Volume 1, Issue 2 | Summer 2010