The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing: Phase II
A renewal grant to support the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for the Advancement of Geriatric Nursing, at New York University, will enable the Institute to continue its groundbreaking efforts to raise the standard of nursing care for older adults nationally. The Institute will continue its work to improve nursing education, practice, and research and to promote excellence in care through public policy and consumer awareness. The Institute will also attempt to increase the attention paid to geriatrics in the national licensing exam for registered nurses, and will work to coordinate its efforts with those of the Foundation"s new Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence.The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for the Advancement of Geriatric Nursing was created in 1996 in recognition of the critical role nurses play in the care of older adults.Its primary mission is to develop best practices in nursing care of the elderly and to disseminate them into the education of every nursing student and practicing professional nurse. The Hartford Institute seeks to inform the public to expect best practice and to assume national leadership in establishing best practices as the standard for geriatric nursing care.