Your experience and enthusiasm are the foundation for the remarkable work that is being done by this Chapter. The NW NGNA is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings through the effective building of strong local and national networks between clinicians, educators, researchers, and students. This opportunity brings with it the chance to further build associations and enhance leadership skills. Consider  joining a committee! The NW NGNA has leadership opportunities available. 

President- elect and Treasurer positions still available.

​​Ways to get involved are listed here. Please send an email to indicating your interest. 

  • Program Planning Committee
  • Outreach Committee
  • Finance/Fundraising Committee



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

Announcing the 2nd Annual NW NGNA
Nursing Professional Development Scholarships

 Our scholarships are offered as part of our mission to promote quality care for the older adult by enhancing the professionalism of the gerontological healthcare worker through collaboration and education. 

Awards: Scholarships will be awarded to fund a specific professional development activity that supports nursing care of older adults happening between  September 1, 2015 to November 1, 2016.

Each scholarship also includes a one year membership in the NW NGNA.

Funding can be used for:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant programs
  • Nursing program coursework or pre-requisites
  • In person or online continuing nursing education
  • Specialty certification
  • Membership in a professional organization
  • Attending a local, regional or national conference
  • Any professional development activity related to nursing care of older adults

$300 Nursing Student Scholarship: Open to any person living in Washington state who is enrolled in an accredited nursing educational program at the time of application deadline e.g., nursing assistants, pre-requisites for any level nursing program, ADN, BSN, MN, MSN, CNS, DNP, and PhD.

$300 Nursing Professional Scholarship: Open to anyone living in Washington state who is working as a nurse or nursing assistant in any care setting.

Submit the online application by 11:59 pm,

on Tuesday December 1, 2015

Scholarship winners will be announced by December 15, 2015.  Winners will plan to attend the annual scholarship gala to be recognized.  Gala date TBD for 2016.  



Striving to improve care given to older Adults by connecting

nursing professionals across diverse care settings at all levels of care

HOT Topic!    We are happy to announce our next program meeting:

ADHD in the Geriatric Population

Emerging Understanding, Diagnosis and Treatment
Free Event for Healthcare Professionals and Families

South Campus Center (SCC) 303*
University of Washington
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
6 – 8 PM
Light refreshments will be served

​Attendance is FREE

Speaker:  Mark Stein, PhD, ABPP

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington

(Director  of ADHD and Related Disorders Program - PEARL Clinic)

Lead, ITHS Research Start 

(Study and Trial Accelerator for Research Teams) 

  Thanks to support from the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging  

*1601 NE Columbia Rd, Building #335, Seattle, WA 98195.
Park S-1 parking lot, enter SCC on second floor. Meeting in SCC 303. 
At 7pm the 3rd Floor doors are locked.

NW NGNA  The northwest Chapter of the National Gerontological nursing Association