NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65-and-over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient-centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at the NYU College of Nursing and comprised of 500 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 46 states, Canada, and Bermuda, engages hospitals and their affiliates in achieving and sustaining the NICHE designation. NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital's organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital's efforts to serve their communities.
Hear from our NICHE hospitals from across the country on gaining and sustaining support for their NICHE programs. The Campaign for NICHE: Making Quality Geriatric Care a Reality.
NICHE announces that Dr. Liz Capezuti, RN, FAAN, will be leaving NYU College of Nursing and stepping down as Director of NICHE. She will assume the Hearst Foundation Chair in Gerontology at Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York effective January 27, 2014. Read her Farewell Letter here. For more information on her transition please refer to the Press Release.
NYU College of Nursing’s Dr. Elizabeth A. Capezuti Receives the AAN and Hartford Foundation’s Nurse Leader in Aging Award for 2013. For more information please refer to the Press Release.
2014 Annual NICHE Conference Registration Now Open!
Join us on April 6-8, 2014 in San Diego, California for this collaborative event and learn more about implementing the change we need to better care for our older adults. Register now
Congratulations to the NICHE hospitals who renewed their designation in January 2014! Find out who they are and the steps they took to get there.
Take the Lead in the Care of Older Adults Register now for the Leadership Training Program (LTP). The LTP trains an interdisciplinary hospital team to begin the process of becoming leaders in the care of older adults and a NICHE designated hospital. The next six-week online session starts February 10, 2014.
Upcoming Webinars: Register now for upcoming webinars in our "Solutions" and "Clinical Webinar" series.