OUR History

  • PEIGNA was founded in 2003 to bring together registered nurses who share a common interest in geriatric nursing.

  • The primary goals are to provide and disseminate information about educational opportunities related to geriatric care.

  • PEIGNA is an affiliate member of the Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association.

July 2, 2020

Greetings to our Gerontological Nursing Colleagues in PEI!

In view of the pandemic, unfortunately we had to delay our education day. Through this period it has become clear connectivity through online technology applications have evolved.

Our PEIGNA Executive met to explore opportunities to bring us together for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). It's the AGM where we come together to review activities of the past year through executive member reports and confirm members to work with us on our executive team.

Promoting excellence and education in the care of older adults has never been more important given the impact of COVID 19 especially in Long Term Care!

If you have not already done so, please take the steps to renew your CGNA membership!!

The Spring 2020 edition of The Canadian Gerontological Nurse, the official newsletter of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, is now available!

Read It Now! https://cgna.net/uploads/CGNA_News_Spring2020.pdf

For our AGM ~ SAVE THE DA...

February 12, 2020

 Our next general meeting is on February 26, 2020 at 6:30PM at Andrew's of Charlottetown.

Our guest speaker is Lindsay Dickieson and the topic is "capacity assessment."

Looking forward to seeing you there!

February 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce that applications for our yearly scholarships are open. Deadline to apply is March 31st, 2020. Please see the "2020 Scholarships" tab to download the application form.

We are extremely pleased to announce our new award for 2020: The Prince Edward Island Gerontological Nursing Association Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award.

This award was created to recognize LPNS, RNs and NPs working in an environment that contributes to the health of older adults (in some capacity), whose consistent performance demonstrates collaboration with older adults to promote wellbeing, to optimize functional abilities, and to act as advocates for older adults.

This award is designed to honor a nurse who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the gerontological nursing speciality and in doing so promotes and advocates for current and revised standards that reflect the needs of older adults.

The PEIGNA Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award will be presented annually at the...

February 13, 2019

It's time for our February General Meeting. It will be held at 6:30 PM at the Andrew's of Charlottetown.

Our guest speaker will be presenting on the Provincial Dialysis Program and Frail Clients.

As always, new and returning members welcome!

October 16, 2018

Hello all current and future members!

We are holding our next general meeting on November 21, 2018. It will be held at the Andrews of Charlottetown. Our educational portion will be a presentation by a Guest Speaker from the PEI Provincial Geriatric program. They will be speaking about the COACH (Caring for Older Adults in Community and at Home) program.

As always, new members are welcome to attend.

See you there!

September 19, 2018

Hello everyone, it's time for our quarterly meeting. It will be held at the Andrews of Summerside in the Activity room. There will be an education session. Hope to see you there!

February 8, 2018

Please join us for our 13th annual education day! As April approaches, our education committee is in the midst of planning and getting excited for a great day of learning how we can all do better in caring for our senior population!  This education will be held on Friday, April 20th from 0900 - 1545, at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel!  If you haven't registered yet or need a registration form, please see the attached brochure.

Fees:  $50.00 for PEIGNA members; $75.00 for non-members; and $25.00 for students.

Regarding CGNA/PEIGNA membership: Please use the following link to renew your registration or to join us as a new member and take advantage of our membership discount!  https://cgna.wildapricot.org/

April 7, 2017

April is here and we are looking forward to Education Day on Friday, April 21, 0900 - 1530h, at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel!  If you haven't registered yet or need a registration form, please see the brochure attached.  

Fees:  $50.00 for PEIGNA members; $75.00 for non-members; and $25.00 for students.

Regarding CGNA/PEIGNA membership: Please use the following link to renew your registration or to join us as a new member and take advantage of our membership discount!  https://cgna.wildapricot.org/

March 16, 2017

One of the many benefits of membership to PEIGNA is the funding available for educational opportunities, including conference registrations, certification courses, etc.

Scholarship applications must be received by March 31. Please submit your form to Eileen Larkin, Scholarship Committee Chair for consideration. Further information and application form can be found under Scholarships.

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Eileen Larkin                              President / Scholarship Committee Chair                         ealarkin@gov.pe.ca

Valerie Abd-El-Aziz                    Vice President                                                                         vabdelaziz@upei.ca

Mary McSwain                           Treasurer                                                                                 dmmacswain@gmail.com 

Lindsey Wallace                         Secretary                                                                                 lawallace7484@gmail.com

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