Continuing Education – Geriatric Resource Nurse


This course is designed for both RNs and CMs working with older adults

The purpose of the GRN course is to prepare core groups of RN's and CM's to serve as “experts” in geriatric best practices and to prepare them to teach other health care providers how to care for older adults. RNs and CMs can impact care of older adults through their ability to use geriatric best practices and to apply knowledge and skill in their service area.

Workshop Schedule for 2018:

Memorial Hermann Cohort

Day One Workshop

September 18     

Gerontological Care for the Future

Day Two Workshop               

October 16

Chronic Disease Management

Day Three Workshop

November 13

Geriatric Syndromes

Clinical Quality


Memorial Hermann Projects

Improvement Projects        (8 weeks)

Day Four Workshop              

January 15

Geriatric Trauma Care, Transitions of Caring & End of Life and presentation of projects


  • Vaunette Fay, PhD, RN, RNC, FNP, GNP
  • Mary Ellen Ross, DrPH, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC
  • Sabrina Pickens, PhD, MSN, GNP-BC, ANP-BC
  • Michelle Peck, MPH, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
  • Maureen Beck, DNP, APRN


  • All classes will be held at the Cizik School of Nursing @ UTHealth, 6901 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030, at the corner of Bertner Ave and Holcombe Blvd. in the Texas Medical Center.
  • Parking is available directly across Holcombe Blvd or in the underground May's Clinic (part of MD Anderson Cancer Center). The entrance to May's Clinic is across from Cizik School of Nursing on Bertner.
  • You may also take the Metro Rail to the Transit Center stop at Fannin St. and Pressler St. and walk one block east to the School of Nursing.


For cost information please contact Dr. Vaunette Fay at or 713-500-2116


28.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded for completing all four workshops

Cizik School of Nursing UTHealth is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


Online registration will be available when course dates are announced.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Cancellation and request for refund must be received one week prior to the course day in which you are scheduled to attend. For additional information, questions about registration, or to cancel your enrollment please contact Dr. Vaunette Fay at or 713-500-2116.