Institute for Gerontological Nursing
2016 Application Now Available
Application Deadline March 25, 2016
The Faculty Institute for
Gerontological Nursing (FIGN) is an exciting professional development
opportunity for Massachusetts nursing faculty seeking to enhance their
knowledge and teaching of gerontological nursing. Massachusetts Senior Care
Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell School
of Nursing, established FIGN in 2011, in support of its mission to expand the
state’s capacity to educate nurses who are better prepared to provide quality
care for older adults and people with disabilities and choose to practice in long term care settings. Since then
over 50 faculty from nursing programs across Massachusetts have participated in
the four day FIGN in August, gaining new tools, resources and strategies to
strengthen their curriculum and clinical partnerships.
Now entering its 6th year, the 2016 FIGN will be held from August 15th- August 18th. There is no charge to participants, who will receive a stipend and CEUs
upon completion. Each participating faculty member develops a potential teaching plan or project to implement over the 2016-2017 academic year that will incorporate the knowledge and resources gained from FIGN.
All application materials are due March 25, 2016. Faculty from MSN, BSN, ADN,
and LPN programs in Massachusetts are eligible to apply. Please note that
participation in the 2016 FIGN will be limited to 12 Massachusetts nursing
faculty and no more than two faculty members from the same nursing program will
Please click the following links for 2016 FIGN application materials:
For additional information, please
contact Carolyn Blanks, Executive Director, Mass Senior Care Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2015 Faculty Institute class (left - right), Melanie Zamojski, Greenfield Community College, Karen Devereaux Melillo, Interim Dean and Professor, UMass Lowell School of Nursing, Cheryl Thompson, Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, Diane Shea, UMass Boston, Jeffrey Doucette, UMass Lowell, Bet Key Wong, Worcester State University, Ann Brown, Becker College, Judy Fredette, Mount Wachusett Community College, Allison Shields, Fitchburg State University, Mercy Bashir, Salem State University, Lisa Abdallah, Chair and Associate Professor, UMass Lowell School of Nursing, Catherine Johnson, Westfield State University, Joanne Earner, Southeastern Technical Institute, Carolyn Blanks, Executive Director, Mass Senior Care Foundation.