Vicki Teske, Nursing, was chosen to attend the Faculty Learning About Geriatrics (FLAG) summer institute, Aug. 8-12, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, joining representatives from 24 schools, universities and tribal colleges from across the country. The institute is followed by a yearlong mentorship centered around specific geriatric nursing educational projects. The program provides learning experiences and resources related to teaching and evaluation including use of technology enhanced learning strategies, geriatric nursing, academic leadership, and informatics.

The FLAG program is offered by the MN Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (MnHCGNE) and sponsored by the John A. Hartford Foundation.  It enhances the geriatric nursing knowledge and resources of nursing faculty in order to better prepare the future nursing workforce to care for the rapidly growing elderly population.