About Us

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

The Hartford Institute, housed at New York University, College of Nursing, seeks to shape the quality of health care older Americans receive by promoting the highest level of geriatric competence in all nurses. By raising the standards of nursing care, the Hartford Institute aims to ensure that people age with optimal function, comfort and dignity.

The Hartford Institute identifies and develops best practices in nursing care of older adults and infuses these practices into the education of every nursing student and the work environment of every practicing professional nurse. The Hartford Institute educates the public to expect best practice and encourages national leadership to establish best practice as the standard for geriatric nursing care.


The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing is the only nurse-led organization in the country seeking to shape the quality of the nation's health care for older Americans by promoting geriatric nursing excellence to the nursing profession and to the larger health care community. The Hartford Institute seeks to positively influence both the skills of individual nurses and the quality of the systems in which they learn and work.


The Hartford Institute accomplishes its mission through work in four areas:

  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Policy

Within these areas, partnerships and individual leaders are nurtured to augment, enrich, and disseminate the work of the Hartford Institute.


The Institute's work comprises a wide network of projects and products that help nurses and other professionals increase their skills, integrate new care models, and understand the benefits of strong geriatric nursing practice.

For more about the Hartford Institute visit: www.hartfordign.org

To learn more about the NYU College of Nursing visit: www.nyu.edu/nursing/