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The Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence welcomes visits from prospective students as well as members of the community who are interested in our work. Visiting is also a great way to confirm your interest in our programs and to enhance your understanding of what we offer.

Our CGNE Scholars Seminar Series is open to non-students, as are the CGNE Nursing Journal Club meetings and semi-annual colloquia co-sponsored by our center. For a calendar of upcoming events, please see News and Events.

Visiting the Geriatric Center at Penn State

The Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence is housed within the College of Nursing at Penn State. It is located on College Avenue in the Nursing Sciences Building on the first floor adjacent to the Center for Nursing Research. Campus maps are available through the University to download and print. To schedule a visit, contact the Geriatric Center’s project administrator at 814-863-5614.

The best days for meeting faculty members and students are Mondays through Fridays during fall and spring semesters. Please note that there is a one-week midterm break each semester, during which many faculty members and students are not on campus.

State College Links and Resources

State College is a thriving and diverse community nestled in the beautiful mountains of central Pennsylvania. The town offers a wide variety of neighborhoods and convenient shopping and dining, as well as year-round sporting activities and a host of cultural venues.

Several convenient overnight options exist for staying in the University Park campus area, including the Days Inn located on Pugh Street, just two blocks from the College of Nursing in the Nursing Sciences Building. Many other accommodations are available in State College and the wider Centre County area.