American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN)

Geriatric Activities

Publications and Position Statements

  • Published the Hartford Institute "Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults" series in Viewpoint, the association's membership newsletter
  • Published a piece about in two issues of Viewpoint
  • Geriatric competencies for ambulatory care will be included in an upcoming AAACN competency document

Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars

  • Offered two "Train the Trainer" sessions at the 2004 annual AAACN conference
  • Offered concurrent sessions on geriatric topics at previous AAACN conferences

Special Interest Groups

  • Assessed member interest in establishing a geriatric special interest group

Education Modules, Programs, and Learning Tools

  • Developed an educational module to disseminate information addressing aging competencies for ambulatory care. The module information was taught in two "Train the Trainer" conference sessions and distributed in CD-ROM format.


  • Congratulations to Nurse Competance in Aging Award Winner Sandra Malloof, RN

For more information about AAACN Geriatric Activities please contact: Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP