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Advancement of Gerontological Nursing Sciences


Opportunities to Participate


Gerontology Nursing Interest Group:

targets pre-licensure, graduate students and faculty.  UCLA School of Nursing & AGNS has shown that interpersonal linkages with faculty to be an effective way to stimulate interest among students.  The Gero Interest group meets once monthly and experiences very good attendance by both students and faculty.


Center for Advancement of Gerontological Nursing sponsored Film Festivals:

This event presents a feature film that reflects seniors and their experiences. Films often vary and range from warbling elders to elders seeking adventure and excitement.   This event often experiences attendance from students, faculty and others on UCLA's campus.


Long Term Care-Quality Science Network (LTC-QSN)

The UCLA School of Nursing Long Term Care-Quality Science Network (LTC-QSN) is an organization of faculty from the Center for the Advancement of Gerontological Nursing Science (AGNS) at the UCLA School of Nursing and representatives from nursing homes and other long term care organizations in the Los Angeles area.  The purpose of the group is to establish academic/clinical partnerships to support clinical research focused on improving the quality of care of individuals and families receiving care in long term settings. Members from long term care organizations show their commitment to research by providing input to evolving research proposals, providing support letters for proposed grant applications and volunteering to be study sites for clinical research. Members from the AGNS Center show their commitment by providing their clinical partners with pre-publication reports of research findings and clinical implications; updates about research opportunities and technical assistance with proposal writing.

Late October 2009 UCLA SON, AGNS, and the Borun Center extended a formal invitation of membership to several long term care facilities in the Los Angeles area. Below is a link to some pictures taken at the event and information regarding the LTC-QSN. 

Benefits of membership include: (1) a Certificate of Membership that can be displayed; (2) a quarterly newsletter that will summarize findings and clinical implications of the latest studies conducted by UCLA gerontology researchers prior to publication; (3) the right of first refusal for participating in research projects conducted by UCLA gerontology researchers; (4) periodic news flashes about upcoming research opportunities; (5) technical assistance with your own proposal writing on request; and (6) annual meetings of the group for building collaborative relationships and sharing ideas.

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