Benchmarking & Evaluation

Member Recognition Program

NICHE is an organizational membership program that recognizes member achievements in nurse-led improvements in the care of older adults.  Member recognition levels include Member, Senior Friendly, and Exemplar. Members submit a practice portfolio describing how they meet the NICHE program implementation criteria. To reflect their commitment to improve the quality of care for older adults, members will receive certificates, digital signs and logos.

Learn more about the Long Term Care (LTC) and Acute Care (AC) Implementation Rubric 



Baseline Learning Needs Assessment 

The Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP), exclusively for NICHE members, is a validated assessment to establish a baseline of nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding the care of older adults. NICHE members receive a customized report of their GIAP results. The GIAP should be used to establish clinical improvement opportunities and guide NICHE implementation activities.