The mission of the NHCGNE is to enhance and sustain the capacity and competency of nurses to provide quality care to older adults through faculty development, advancing gerontological nursing science, facilitating adoption of best practices, fostering leadership and designing and shaping policy.

Only schools of nursing that have demonstrated a commitment to the field of gerontological nursing and share a vision of optimal health and quality of life for older adults are invited to apply for membership. NHCGNE members must have both current experience and future potential to build the next generation of gerontological nurses and manifest leadership that transcends their own institution.

Other members of the NHCGNE include: Arizona State University, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU, Oregon Health and Science University, John Hopkins University, Penn State, University of Iowa, University of Arkansas, University of California at San Francisco, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Pennsylvania and University of Utah.

One of the benefits will be the sharing of information in the New Directions newsletter.