Faculty Institute for Gerontological Nursing (FIGN)
Mass Senior Care Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Nursing, established the Faculty Institute for Gerontological Nursing (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.
This annual one week Institute 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.
After completing the one week program, 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 details on the 2013 program click here.
For a list of Faculty Institute of Gerontological Nursing participants for 2013, click here.
For additional information, please contact Carolyn Blanks, Executive Director, Mass Senior Care Foundation at email@example.com.
The 2013 Faculty Institute class in front (left - right), Cheryl Sabola, Elms College, Linda Esper, Becker College, Theresa Przybylowicz, Springfield Technical Community College, Lisa Foley, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Patricia Shea Fryzel, BayState College, Mary Jo Meunier-Pare, Springfield Technical Community College, Deborah Herlihy, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, Karen Aiken, Holyoke Community College, Kellie LaPierre, Regis College and behind (left - right), Marjorie Bessette, Holyoke Community College, Mickey Pike, Bristol Community College, Karen Carpenter, Quinsigamond Community College, Joan Beauchamp, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College, Patricia Schryver, Bristol Community College.