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Educational Meeting`s  
​3rd Thursday of odd months  
from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 17th:
Dinner Debrief following the Elder Friendly Futures Conference
Location: ManorCare Health
3701 188th St., SW
Lynnwood, WA 98037


Nursing Professional

Development Scholarships


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The Next ​NW NGNA Program Meeting

Thursday, July 16th

Anti-psychotic monitoring programs and best practices

Leigh Ann Mike
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy,University of Washington

Kline Galland 7500 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA

6-6:30 p.m. Networking and light dinner
6:30-7:45 p.m. Presentation and chapter meeting

Dr. Mike is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington School Of Pharmacy. She is heavily involved in the design and teaching of the School’s curriculum, both as an instructor and a coursemaster. She is also the Coordinator for the Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy Program and is currently practicing as a consultant pharmacist with UW Pharmacy Cares, which provides services to over a dozen local retirement communities. Her previous experience includes seven years as a clinical pharmacist in the medical intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and as a Drug Information Specialist at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. Her professional interests are geriatrics, critical care therapeutics, medication safety, and education.

Attendance is FREE and open to all Nurses, NAC’s and Nursing Students working with older adults. 


Registration is now open for the Elder Friendly Futures Conference

September 17 and 18 at the Lynnwood Convention Center




The 2nd Annual NW NGNA Scholarship Gala and Silent Auction: “Multicultural Perspectives in Health Aging” was a success! Thank you to all who participated and enjoyed the celebration!


Thank you to our speakers and sponsors!

  • Catholic Community Services African American Elders Program 
  • de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Washington School of Nursing
  • Full Life Care
  • Senior Services World Dance Party  
  • Live music by Musetta Fu and Shih-Yin Lin

Congratulations to the Northwest Chapter of the National Nursing Association (NW NGNA) first annual Professional Development Scholarship awardees!  

This was an incredibly competitive review process, and speaks to the growing numbers of nursing professionals who are striving to improve care given to older adults. Originally we had planned to offer 2 scholarships, but the response to our offer was so remarkable, and the applications were so inspiring that the Board decided to award the scholarships to 4 applicants! 

It is our pleasure to announce the four scholarship awardees: 

Claire Richards of Seattle, WA; Currently 2nd year Doctoral student at the University of Washington School of Nursing

Jeremy Frazier of Lacey, WA; Currently in 11th grade and enrolled in New Markets Nursing School    

Kelly Ranes of Graham, WA; Currently in the RN to BSN program at Saint Martin's University 

Seungeun Park of Seattle, WA; Currently in PhD program at the University of Washington; School of Nursing

The NW NGNA is delighted to support these professionals in the development of their gerontology career interests. This part of the Association’s Mission is supported by building strong local and national networks between clinicians, educators, researchers, and students.


Striving to improve care given to older Adults by connecting

nursing professionals across diverse care settings at all levels of care

NW NGNA  The northwest Chapter of the National Gerontological nursing Association