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Welcome to the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing at OHSU

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 Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence have fifteen years of accomplishments toward meeting the national goals put forth by the John A. Hartford Foundation.


Undergraduate Gerontological Nursing Honors Program

GNHP Applications are now open!

Please go to this School of Nursing link to complete your application.

All eligible undergraduate OHSU SoN students are invited to apply and must submit a complete application by May 15, 2016. Please be sure to:

  1. Provide a letter of support from a nursing faculty member who is able to address your academic abilities and commitment to the care of older adults.
  2. Provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts
  3. Prepare an essay that describes your interest in gerontological nursing and how the GNHP would help you obtain your educational and professional goals, and how you will apply the knowledge and skills gained in the GNHP.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marilyn Sanguinetti, program administrator, at sanguine@ohsu.edu

About the GNHP

The Gerontological Nursing Honors Program (GNHP) is designed for nursing students in any OHSU School of Nursing undergraduate program to receive additional mentorship and credits related to working with older adults. This unique honors program helps undergraduate students to better understand the needs of the aging population and prepares students for taking the next step in their education with an in-depth focus on gerontological nursing. Students in the GNHP build a strong foundation for graduate study and future certification in gerontological nursing.

The program has two components: an asynchronous section comprised of three modules designed to enhance the gerontological content in required nursing courses, and a yearlong, online seminar where students develop an evidence-based thesis on a gerontological nursing topic of each student's choice. Most students complete the asynchronous modules in their junior year and participate in the seminar throughout their senior year. The program emphasizes mentorship in scholarly practice and provides opportunities for students to meet nurse scientists and practice leaders.

Space is limited in the GHNP and admission is competitively based on application criteria. Applications are available on the School of Nursing website and due May 15, 2016. Notifications of acceptance will be made in the spring prior to GHNP matriculation."