Descriptive Summary

Repository:      University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.

Title: Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing Association Collection.

Physical Characteristics: 5 linear feet; 12 boxes

Language: English

Collector:  The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

Historical Sketch

"Mountain States Health Corporation (MSHC), originally a participant in the regional medical programs, were given a grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation to facilitate the training of 25 nursing home staff RNs to become GNPs and serve in nursing homes which were deemed medically underserved. From 1976-1979, this pilot program created GNPs from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming[…]. This early effort was so successful that the Kellogg Foundation was willing to invest 2 million additional dollars to arrange for the education and placement of 85 GNPs in the 11 western states."  -- Priscilla Ebersole, (n.d.) “Additional Info Re GNP Genesis”

 The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing Association (GAPNA) Collection documents the transformation of a relatively small collaborative group into a national coalition, active in politics, strategic professional development and innovative health care. The Western Conference of Geriatric Nurse Practitioners was formed by these early GNPs, and incorporated in 1983. It was renamed the National Conference of Geriatric Nurse Practitioners in 1984 and became the Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association in 2009. Committee efforts include the evolution of lobbying initiatives as well as the development of detailed professional standards and training. The organization focuses on inquiry into best practices, training and certification, development and validation of funding streams and professional contributions to medicine.

Scope and Content

ARRANGEMENT

The collection has been arranged into eight series, reflecting the administrative structure and activities of the organization: SERIES 1, BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS; SERIES 2, CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES;SERIES 3,CHAPTER PAPERS; SERIES 4,CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS; SERIES 5, FINANCIAL RECORDS; SERIES 6, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES; SERIES 7, PUBLICATIONS; SERIES 8, FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY.

CONTENTS LIST

SERIES 1

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1983                Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-01

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1984                Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-02

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1985-1986       Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-03

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1987                Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-04

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1988                Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-05

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1989                Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-06

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1990                Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-07

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1991                Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-08

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1992                Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-09

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1993                Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-10

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1994                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-01

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1995                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-02

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1996                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-03

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1997                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-04

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1998                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-05

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

1999                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-06

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

2000                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-07

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

2001                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-08

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

2002                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-09

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

2003                Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-10

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

2004                Series-Box-Folder: 01-03-01

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

2004-9             Series-Box-Folder:  01-03-02

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

2005                Series-Box-Folder: 01-03-03

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

2006                Series-Box-Folder: 01-03-04

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS

2007, 2009, 2011        Series-Box-Folder: 01-03-05

 

SERIES 2

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES

1981-1986       Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-01

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES

1991-1992       Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-02

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES

1993                Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-03

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES

1994-1995       Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-04

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES

1996-2000       Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-05

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES

2001-2007       Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-06

 

SERIES 3

CHAPTER PAPERS

1992, 1994      Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-07

CHAPTER PAPERS: CHICAGOLAND

1998                Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-08

CHAPTER PAPERS

2002                Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-09

CHAPTER PAPERS

2003                Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-10

CHAPTER PAPERS

2004                Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-11

 

SERIES 4

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: WESTERN CONFERENCE

1980-1983       Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-01

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1985                Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-02

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1986-1990       Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-03

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1991                Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-04

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1992                Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-05

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1993                Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-06

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1994                Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-07

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1995                Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-08

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1996                Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-09

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1997-1998       Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-10

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

1999                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-1

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

2000                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-02

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

2001                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-03

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

2002                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-04

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

2003                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-05

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

2004                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-06

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

2005                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-07

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

2006                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-08

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

2007                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-09

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP

2008                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-10

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: GAPNA

2009                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-11

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: GAPNA

2011                Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-12

 

SERIES 5

FINANCIAL RECORDS

1985-1990       Series-Box-Folder:  05-01-01

FINANCIAL RECORDS

1991-1993       Series-Box-Folder:  05-01-02

FINANCIAL RECORDS

1994-1995       Series-Box-Folder: 05-01-03

FINANCIAL RECORDS

1996-2000       Series-Box-Folder:  05-01-04

FINANCIAL RECORDS

2003                Series-Box-Folder:  05-01-05

 

SERIES 6

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES

1984                Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-06

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES

1986-1990       Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-07

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES

1991-1993       Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-08

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES

1994                Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-09

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES

1995                Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-10

COMMITTEE REPORTS CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES

1996-2000       Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-11

COMMITTEE REPORTS CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES

2001-2008       Series-Box-Folder:  06-0-12

 

SERIES 7

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, MOUNTAIN STATES HEALTH CORP., QUALITY CARE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.

12/1977-5/1979         Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-01

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, “TABLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL NEWSLETTERS”

1982-2011       Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-02

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, NCGNP, #1-9

1982-4             Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-03

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, NCGNP, #10-33

1985-1991       Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-04

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, NCGNP, #34-65

1992-9             Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-05

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, NCGNP, #66-89 (EXCEPT #71 AND #86)

2000-5             Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-06

PUBLICATIONS

2008, n.d.        Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-07

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, GAPNA

2008-9             Series-Box-Folder:  01-03-02  DVD: “FOR HISTORICAL FILES NCGNP/GAPNA”

PUBLICATIONS: PARTICIPANT MANUAL, FACILITY CARE WORKSHOP

1983                Series-Box-Folder: 07-02-01

PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP GERONTOLOGICAL EDUCATION SERVICES, POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL

2002                Series-Box-Folder: 07-02-02

PUBLICATIONS: “MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT”

2005                Series-Box-Folder: 07-02-03

PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP, APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION

JULY 31, 2003  Series-Box-Folder: 07-02-04

 

SERIES 8

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: EARLY PARTICIPANTS

1976                Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-01

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: TRAINING

1978                Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-02

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: TEXTS AND VIDEO DESCRIBING THE PROFESSION AND PRACTICE

1978-2011       Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-03

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: GUIDELINES AND TESTING

1979-1982, 2002, 2008           Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-04

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: “REVIEW OF ORGANIZATIONAL PROCEEDINGS 2001-PRESENT”

2010                Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-05

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: “TABLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONFERENCES”

1981-2001       Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-06

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: “REVIEW OF ORGANIZED PROCEEDINGS”

1983-2010       Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-07

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: “EVOLUTION OF THE GNP AND GAPNA,” COLLECTION DONATION CEREMONY PROGRAM

2012, 04/16/2014       Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-08

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: TEXTS DESCRIBING THE PROFESSION AND PRACTICE

2010                Series-Box-Folder:  01-03-02  DVD: “FOR HISTORICAL FILES NCGNP/GAPNA”

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: STATIONERY AND PINS

n.d.                  Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-09

Series Description

Administrative papers, testing and educational materials, convention records, photographs and manuscripts reveal the effort and effectiveness of geriatric nurse practitioners in promoting and developing their professional roles. Memos, minutes, faxes, postcards, personal notes and formal letters, brochures, postcards, advertisements, tests and manuals reflect communication and marketing initiatives of the organization. The collection also contains foldered papers, binders, books, film, DVDs/CDs, flash drives, objects(pins, ribbons, envelopes), newspaper clipping, surveys, manuals, photographs, manuscripts, brochures, photocopied articles, newsletters. Topics include research, strategic planning, scope of practice, finance, continuing education, chapter formation, and development, resources, accreditation, philosophy, publication, legislation, development of NP profession and more.

Notes

Access:  No Restrictions

Use Restrictions:  No Restrictions

Preferred Citation:  University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing Association Collection.

Processing Information:  Processed by Eric Drongowski in 2016.