Three nurses in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania were awarded the certification of geriatric resource nurses after completing the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program, according to a release from Presbyterian Senior Living.
PSL is a network of 29 senior living communities serving approximately 6,000 seniors in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and southeastern Ohio.
Pennsylvania nurses working with PSL and recognized with GRN certification include Toni Kourpas, BSN, RN, director of nursing, and Jennifer Delgado-Leon, RN, assistant director of nursing, at Westminster Village, Allentown, and Rosemarie Meyers, BSN, RN, assistant director of nursing, at Kirkland Village, Bethlehem. The GRN certification program trained nurses in patient-centered care for older adults and equipped them with best practices for maintaining a quality, positive patient and family experience, according to the release.
“At Presbyterian Senior Living, providing a high level of service and care to residents will continue to not only be part of our organization’s mission but will remain at the forefront of our continued development as healthcare leaders in the community,” Teresa Buchman, PSL corporate director of clinical services, said in the release. “The GRN certification through the NICHE program is a perfect example of our team striving to enhance their ability to provide the highest level of care to seniors.”