Please join us at the 2019 Quality Summit!

Heidi Keeler, Anna Fisher, Dave Kyllo and Angie Szumlinski invite you to join them on Monday March 18th, from 1-2:30 as they explain how ANCC credentialing and and board certification in gerontological nursing can strengthen the ability to demonstrate overall clinical competence and improved resident outcomes with surveyors in this educational session.

“Competent Geriatric RNs – The New Driver of Financial Performance.”

Description: Competent RNs drive quality care and outcomes in long term care settings. PDPM and value- based purchasing also means they now control the financial success of a facility. Providers need to sharpen the clinical knowledge and leadership skills of their RNs if they are to succeed in this new environment. This session will discuss how offering specialized training such as the Gero Nurse Prep course prepares RNs for the new challenges and positions them for board certification in gerontological nursing through the American Nurses Credential Center.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Describe the key clinical outcomes that improve in facilities with ANCC board certified RNs
  2. Discuss how Gero Nurse Prep and ANCC board certification increase RN confidence and competence in the assessment process and clinical leadership

Explain how ANCC credentialing and board certification in gerontological nursing can strengthen the ability to demonstrate overall clinical competence and improved resident outcomes with surveyors


The real life cost of inaccurate wound documentation.

In a recent survey of wound care professionals who work in nursing homes, almost half reported observing wound documentation that was inaccurate and led to adverse patient outcomes including sepsis, gangrene, prolonged pain, transfer to ICU, amputations and even death.
In this thought provoking article, Dave Navazio reminds us of the “real life costs” of faulty documentation.



National Assisted Living Week Starts Sunday!

Capture the Moment” is this year’s theme for National Assisted Living Week, which hopes to inspire residents to realize their dreams and seize the day. Simultaneously, the theme also supports reflection, as residents may look back on the pivotal moments in their lives. With the theme’s word play referencing photography, residents may refer to pictures or videos from their past.
The theme also aims to remind assisted living staff that often the little, everyday interactions with residents can deliver high quality, person-centered care. Assisted living communities across the country are encouraged to organize activities and events during NALW that help residents celebrate their past while also enjoying the present. Find out more at:

Competent RNs: The Foundation of a Successful Geriatric Caregiving Team.

AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep does much more than just prepare RNs to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification exam in gerontological nursing. It increases RNs’ knowledge of gerontological nursing practice. Gero Nurse Prep students see a dramatic 24 percent average increase on their pre- and post course test scores.  Read more at:

Gero Nurse Prep is now on sale! Use promo code QUALITY18 (all caps) at time of registration and save $100 on each enrollment.

National Nurses Week 2017

Celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

The American Nurses Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” Join them during National Nurses Week, May 6–12, as they explore this year’s theme, “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” It’s all about celebrating nurses like you who lead the charge for health and wellness.

Gero Nurse Prep Sale Ends Soon!

Nursing Centers with RNs certified in gerontological nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) are twice as likely to receive a 5-Star rating from CMS.

Recent analyses conducted by AHCA/NCAL show that nursing facilities with RNs who have been certified in gerontological nursing by the ANCC are twice as likely (48% as compared to 24% nationally) to have a 5-star rating from CMS.
AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep is the first step toward achieving ANCC certification. Nurses who complete the Gero Nurse Prep course experience a 96% pass rate on the ANCC exam.
 Save $100 with Promo Code QUALITY17 (All Caps). Go to to register. Offer expires 4/30/17.