Who We Are

We are nurse educators, scientists, practitioners and community service leaders who focus our lives on improving the health of older adults.

Corey Nagel

Learn more about our Scholars

According to the John A. Hartford Foundation Trustees, the Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence are schools of nursing "which have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the field, have both current experience and future potential to build the next generation of gerontological nurses; have outstanding capacity in research, practice and education; manifest leadership that transcends their own institution; and meet generally accepted criteria of excellence."

Our Center, along with seven others, has enjoyed the generous backing of the John A. Hartford Foundation, supported with monies from The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Mayday Fund. Since 2000, these partners have invested over $80 million in national efforts to build academic gerontological nursing capacity. The initiative has supported over 200 predoctoral and postdoctoral nursing scholars who have stimulated excitement about the field among nursing students and practicing nurses. They are the leaders who will shape future care for older adults (Retrieved Dec. 2012 from http://www.jhartfound.org/news-events/news/80/).

We invite you to support the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing in the OHSU School of Nursing


Associate Directors:

  • Glenise McKenzie, Ph.D., M.S.
  • Corey Nagel, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., R.N.
  • Ruth Tadesse, M.S., R.N.