Faculty Institute for Gerontological Nursing (FIGN)
Mass Senior Care Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Nursing, is now accepting applications for the 2013 Faculty Institute for Gerontological Nursing. This annual one week program (August 12-16th) is an exciting educational and professional opportunity for Massachusetts nursing faculty members seeking to enhance their knowledge and teaching of gerontological nursing and gain new resources and strategies they can use to prepare their students to provide quality care for older adults. There is no charge to participants. For more information and/or to apply, please see the materials below:
2013 FIGN Application
2013 Sample Recommendation Letter
Mass Senior Care Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Nursing, established FIGN in 2011. Its mission is to increase the state’s capacity to educate nurses who are better prepared to provide quality care for older adults, and to increase the number of nursing students who choose to work in long term care settings.
FIGN seeks to enhance faculty knowledge and understanding of geriatric nursing and the long term care practice setting, strengthen clinical partnerships with long term care facilities, and provide innovative teaching tools and resources that faculty can apply to their curriculum and teaching. Each FIGN participant identifies a related project to implement over the course of the academic year, ranging from infusing geriatric content throughout the entire nursing curriculum to developing a designated education unit for students in a long term care facility.
For additional information, please contact Carolyn Blanks, Executive Director, Mass Senior Care Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2012 Faculty Institute class (left - right) in front, Laurie Sorokin, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Boston College, Ellen Rearick, Worcester State University, Clare Lamontagne, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and (Standing), Diane Cohen, Mass Bay Community College, Emily Smith, Endicott College, Barbara Hayes, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Ellen Furman, American International College, Roberta Shaw, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, and Patricia Munger, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School.
Carolyn Blanks, Executive Director of the Mass Senior Care Foundation, welcomes the inaugural class in 2011.