Lienhard joins National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
The Lienhard School of Nursing has joined the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE). Professors Sharon Wexler and Lin Drury were instrumental in obtaining this prestigious membership. "This is a great honor and a testament to the quality of research we do," said Professor Carol Roye, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship.
The designation recognizes Lienhard’s commitment to gerontological nursing and the expertise our faculty has in this area.
This recognition will help further the gerontological work that is being done in CHP including the gerotechnology work of Sharon Wexler and Lin Drury. Professors Kyeongra Yang and Lucille Ferrara are also doing work in this area.
Dr. Yang’s project, titled “Home Care Providers' Experience of Translating Evidence-based Fall Prevention Exercise into Practice” will provide insights into the implementation of fall prevention programs in home care settings. Twenty nine home care providers including nurses, physical therapists, or occupational therapists, working with patients 65 years or older who are at risk for falls, participated in focus group discussion. Data will be analyzed during this summer.
Dr. Ferrara’s research is diabetes self-management and patient centered care which includes older adults.
The NHCGNE is a collaboration between the Gerontological Society of America’s Coordinating Center and schools of nursing that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing.
Members of NHCGNE have strong collaborative relationships that they build through access to over 300 gerontological nursing leaders, and access to cutting-edge best practices in faculty and curriculum development.
NHGCNE’s mission is to enhance and sustain the capacity and competency of nurses to provide quality care to older adults through faculty development, advancing gerontological nursing science, facilitating adoption of best practices, fostering leadership, and designing and shaping policy. Their vision is optimal health for all older adults.