Hartford Center

Welcome to the OHSU
National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing

 In order to meet the complex health care needs of a growing older adult population in Oregon and across the Pacific Northwest, we at the OHSU School of Nursing National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence have over a decade of accomplishments toward meeting the national goals put forth by the Hartford Foundation.

Patricia G. Archbold Scholars

The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) has announced $1,332,000 in awards to the latest cohort of Claire M. Fagin Fellows and Patricia G. Archbold Scholars studying gerontological nursing in academic settings across the U.S. Among them are Archbold Scholars, OHSU School of Nursing students, Julie Bidwell and Quin Denfeld.

Please join us in congratulating them on this high honor.

Ms. Bidwell is committed to generating knowledge to improve the lives of older adults with heart failure and their family caregivers.  Her dissertation research will focus on longitudinal outcomes for patient-caregiver dyads during mechanical circulatory support therapy for advanced heart failure.

Ms. Denfeld will research the relationship between frailty, physical and psychological symptoms, and traditional objective markers of cardiac function among older adults with heart failure and how this presentation influences health-related quality of life.

Exceptional Opportunity to Collaborate with Nurse Scientists on the Cutting Edge of Gerontological Nursing Knowledge

The NHCGNE and NEXus have accepted applications from schools with a strong commitment to gerontological nursing. These were institutions currently offering advanced degrees in nursing and who are interested in increasing access to doctoral level courses in gerontological nursing practice, education, and research, through partnerships and distance technology.

This John A. Hartford Foundation/National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence funding opportunity encouraged Schools of Nursing to apply for an award of $10,000 to support membership in the NHCGNE and NEXus. 

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please view this webinar from an informational meeting we held in September 2013.

Click here to learn more.