Collins Presents at NCCGAPNA

Sharon Collins, a student in the UCSF School of Nursing Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, presented at the recent November 2016 meeting of the Northern California Chapter of GAPNA (NCCGAPNA). As the NCCGAPNA Student Scholarship winner, Collins’ shared a report from her attendance at the September 2016 National GAPNA conference held in Phoenix. Her presentation provided information on herself as a person, a student, and a future Nurse Practitioner, and how attending the conference impacted her.

The NCCGAPNA promotes high standards of health care for older persons through advanced gerontological nursing practice, education, advocacy and research. NCCGAPNA offers annual scholarships to the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Pharmacology and annual conferences for students and new grads. Collins was the 2016 Student Scholarship awardee.

Students who are interested in learning more, should contact Helen Horvath.

Sharon Collins with one of her preceptors, Patty Kenny—a UCSF GNP graduate.

Sharon Collins with one of her preceptors, Patty Kenny—a UCSF GNP graduate.

Three generations—retired GNP Trudy Keltz (far left), who precepted Patty Kenny (far right), GNP (UCSF grad), who is precepting Sharon Collins (center).

Three generations—retired GNP Trudy Keltz (far left), who precepted Patty Kenny (far right), GNP (UCSF grad), who is precepting Sharon Collins (center).

Dean with student

Nailah Cox. Conference Participant, Dean Catherin Gillliss, Brianna Singleton, UCSF PhD student

Frank Sidders, conference participant shares thoughts during Disparities in Mental Health Session

Conference Participants Rosario Hernandez, Guendi Castaneira, and Tangitinga Paama unwind after Day One of conference

Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference Group Picture

Conference participant Shelia Riffe participates in discussion

Howard University Scholars at the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference