Valerie Sabol

Brennan-Cook, Matters and Colleagues Host Gerontological Review Course for DUHS Nurses

Jill Brennan Cook, assistant professor; and Loretta Matters, director of Duke NICHE; partnered to develop and offer a gerontological review course to prepare Duke University Health System (DUHS) nurses to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) gerontological nurse certification exam. The review course consisted of four, four-hour classes based on the ANCC test blueprint and feedback from geriatric resource nurses (GRNs) as to areas of greatest interest/need. Valerie K. Sabol, professor; and Christine Tocchi, assistant professor; participated as guest speakers.  

DNP Student Ifedili, Faculty Members Sabol and Yap and Colleagues Publish Article in Geriatric Nursing

DNP student Ijeoma Ifedili and faculty members Valerie Sabol and Tracey Yap recently published an article entitled "Implementing a visual cueing technology intervention in a nursing home: Nursing staff perceptions" in Geriatric Nursing. Susan Kennerly was a co-author of this article. 


GWEP Fellows Focus on Community-Based Geriatric Care

The Duke Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) focuses on strengthening the capacity of health care providers to provide patient-centered coordinated care to the geriatric community. One of the ways that GWEP is supporting this initiative is through supporting gerontologically focused nurse practitioner fellows. The fellowship supports adult/gerontology nurse practitioners’ transition into practice and expands their leadership skills in the integration of geriatrics into primary care.

Sabol Presents at Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Conference

Valerie Sabol gave a pre-conference podium presentation entitled "How to Design and Implement an Evidence-based Clinical Project: Investigating Clinical Questions in the Real World" and a podium presentation entitled "ECG Manifestations of Acute and Chronic Cardiovascular Conditions among Older Adults" at the 30th Annual Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Conference Washington, D.C., this September.

Sabol Selected to Chair Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association's Research Committee

Valerie Sabol has been selected to chair the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association's (GAPNA) Research Committee for a one-year term ending September 2012. As chair she will oversee the development and promotion of research among GAPNA members, act as a consultant for research-related educational sessions, and oversee the process of developing and evaluating the general format and award criteria for research abstracts, posters, and podium presentations for GAPNA's annual conference.

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