Descriptive Summary

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

Title: Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing Association Records.

Physical Characteristics: 5.5 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

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.

Series Description

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.s.

 

Contents List

 

SERIES 1 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1983             Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-001 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1984             Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-002 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1985-1986      Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-003 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1987             Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-004 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1988             Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-005 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1989             Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-006 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1990             Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-007 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1991             Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-008 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1992             Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-009 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1993             Series-Box-Folder: 01-01-010 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1994             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-001 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1995             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-002 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1996             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-003 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1997             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-004 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1998             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-005 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
1999             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-006 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
2000             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-007 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
2001             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-008 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
2002             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-009 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
2003             Series-Box-Folder: 01-02-010 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
2004             Series-Box-Folder: 01-03-001 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
2004-9           Series-Box-Folder:  01-03-002 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
2005             Series-Box-Folder: 01-03-003 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
2006             Series-Box-Folder: 01-03-004 

BOARD MINUTES, PROPOSALS, NOTES AND REPORTS
2007, 2009, 2011      Series-Box-Folder: 01-03-005 

 

SERIES 2 

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES
1981-1986      Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-001 

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES
1991-1992      Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-002 

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES
1993              Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-003 

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES
1994-1995      Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-004 

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES
1996-2000      Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-005 

CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, CLIPPINGS, BROCHURES AND NOTES
2001-2007      Series-Box-Folder: 02-01-006

 

SERIES 3 

CHAPTER PAPERS
1992, 1994     Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-001 

CHAPTER PAPERS: CHICAGOLAND
1998              Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-002 

CHAPTER PAPERS
2002             Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-003 

CHAPTER PAPERS
2003             Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-004 

CHAPTER PAPERS
2004             Series-Box-Folder:  03-01-005 

 

SERIES 4 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: WESTERN CONFERENCE
1980-1983      Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-001 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1984             Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-002 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1985             Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-003 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1986-1990      Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-004 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1991             Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-005 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1992             Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-006 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1993             Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-007 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1994             Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-008 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1995             Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-009 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1996             Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-010 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1997-1998      Series-Box-Folder:  04-01-011 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
1999             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-001 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
2000             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-002 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
2001             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-003 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
2002             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-004 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
2003             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-005 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
2004             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-006 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
2005             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-007 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
2006             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-008 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
2007             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-009 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP
2008             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-010 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: GAPNA
2009             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-011 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: GAPNA
2010             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-012 

CONVENTION PAPERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PUBLICATIONS: GAPNA
2011             Series-Box-Folder:  04-02-013 

 

SERIES 5

 

FINANCIAL RECORDS
1985-1990      Series-Box-Folder:  05-01-001 

FINANCIAL RECORDS
1991-1993      Series-Box-Folder:  05-01-002 

FINANCIAL RECORDS
1994-1995      Series-Box-Folder: 05-01-003 

FINANCIAL RECORDS
1996-2000      Series-Box-Folder:  05-01-004 

FINANCIAL RECORDS
2003, 2008     Series-Box-Folder:  05-01-005 

 

SERIES 6 

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES
1984              Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-001 

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES
1986-1990      Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-002 

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES
1991-1993      Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-003

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES
1994              Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-004 

COMMITTEE REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES
1995              Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-005 

COMMITTEE REPORTS CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES
1996-2000      Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-006 

COMMITTEE REPORTS CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES
2001-2008      Series-Box-Folder:  06-01-007 

 

SERIES 7 

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, MOUNTAIN STATES HEALTH CORP. QUALITY CARE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
12/1977-5/1979       Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-001 

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, “TABLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL NEWSLETTERS”
1982-2011      Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-002 

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, NCGNP, #1-9
1982-4           Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-003 

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, NCGNP, #10-33
1985-1991      Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-004 

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, NCGNP, #34-65
1992-9           Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-005 

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, NCGNP, #66-89 (EXCEPT #71 AND #86)
2000-5           Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-006 

PUBLICATIONS
2008, n.d.     Series-Box-Folder: 07-01-007 

PUBLICATIONS: NEWSLETTER, GAPNA
2008-9           Series-Box-Folder:  07-02-008 

PUBLICATIONS: PARTICIPANT MANUAL, FACILITY CARE WORKSHOP
1983              Series-Box-Folder: 07-02-001 

PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP GERONTOLOGICAL EDUCATION SERVICES, POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL
2002             Series-Box-Folder: 07-02-002 

PUBLICATIONS: NCGNP, APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION
JULY 31, 2003         Series-Box-Folder: 07-02-003 

PUBLICATIONS: “MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT”
2005             Series-Box-Folder: 07-02-004 

 

SERIES 8 

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: EARLY PARTICIPANTS
1976              Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-001 

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: TRAINING
1978              Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-002 

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: ESSAYS, TEXTS, AND DIGITAL MEDIA DESCRIBING THE PROFESSION AND PRACTICE
1978-2011      Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-003 

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: GUIDELINES AND TESTING
1979-1982, 2002, 2008         Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-004 

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: “TABLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONFERENCES”
1981-2001      Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-005 

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: “REVIEW OF ORGANIZED PROCEEDINGS”
1983-2010      Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-006 

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: “REVIEW OF ORGANIZATIONAL PROCEEDINGS 2001-PRESENT”
2010              Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-007 

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: “EVOLUTION OF THE GNP AND GAPNA,” COLLECTION DONATION CEREMONY PROGRAM
2012, 04/16/2014     Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-008 

FOUNDING RECORDS AND INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: STATIONERY AND PINS

  1. d. Series-Box-Folder: 08-01-009

 

 

 

Notes

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

Processing Information:  Processed by Eric Drongowski in 2016.