Kentucky Nurses Association Convention - 2014

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Kentucky Nurses Association


October 9-10, 2014

Holiday Inn at Hurstbourne

Louisville, Kentucky

2014 Kentucky Nurses Association

Table of Contents

Speaker Bios ................................................................9

Cabinet Meetings ........................................................... 18

Program Schedule .......................................................... 21

Registration Materials

Convention 2014 ..........................................................25

Hotel Room Reservations ...................................................27

General Information .........................................................29

Member Meeting Rules .......................................................39

Parliamentary Information ...................................................40

Constituent Member Reports ..................................................43

Annual Reports .............................................................47

KNA Chapter Information ....................................................67

KNA Membership Application .................................................72

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Ida Slusher, PhD, RN, CNE (2013-2016)

Maureen Keenan, JD, MAT


Trish Birchfield, PhD, RN, ARNP (2012-2015)

Donna S. Blackburn, PhD, RN (2011-2014)

Patricia Calico, PhD, RN (2012-2015)

Sherill Cronin, PhD, RN, BC (2011-2014)

Joyce E. Vaughn, BSN, RN, CCM (2013-2016)


Dawn Garrett-Wright, PhD, RN

Donna Corley, PhD, RN, CNE

Elizabeth “Beth” Johnson, PhD, RN

Deborah A. Williams, EdD, RN

Connie Lamb, PhD, RN, CNE


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PRESIDENT Kathy L. Hall, MSN, BSN, RN (2012–2014)

IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT Mattie H. Burton, PhD, RN, NEA-BC (2012–2014)

PRESIDENT-ELECT Teresa H. Huber, MSN, RN (2013–2016)

VICE-PRESIDENT Michael Rager, DNP, PhD(c), FNP-BC, APRN, CNE (2013–2015)

SECRETARY Beverly D. Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE (2013–2015)

TREASURER Kathy Hager, DNP, ARNP, CFNP, CDE (2012–2014)

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Cathy H. Abell, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE (2013–2015)

Teena Darnell, MSN, RN (2012–2014)

Peggy T. Tudor, MSN, RN, CNE, EdD (2013–2015)

Jo Ann Wever, MSN, RN (2012–2014)


CHAIRPERSON Liz Sturgeon, PhD, RN, CNE (2012–2014)


CHAIRPERSON Joe B. Middleton, MSN, RN, CEN, CC/NRP (2012–2014)





Mary A. Romelfanger, MSN, RN, CS, LNHA (2010–2014)


Tracy S. Patil, EdS, MSN, RN


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Myra “Susan” Jones, PhD, MSN, RN, ANEF

Dr. Jones is a Professor in the School of Nursing at Western Kentucky University (WKU). After a

40-year teaching career at WKU, she retired from a full-time faculty teaching position in 2010.

She quickly transitioned to a part-time teaching/research assignment. She earned her BSN from

the University of Tennessee in Memphis, a MSN from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in nursing

from the University of Cincinnati. She holds certification as a nursing educator (CNE) and is a

Fellow in the National League for Nursing-Academy of Nursing Education.

During her tenure in nursing education, Dr. Jones has assumed numerous leadership roles in

professional and community organizations, having served as President of both the Kentucky

Nurses Association and the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Her research and practice focuses

on improving the health and safety of rural populations including agricultural workers and

their families and other vulnerable populations. In collaboration with colleagues, she has

implemented numerous service learning projects in rural areas including an ongoing health

promotion project with an Old Order Mennonite community in south central Kentucky. In

addition, she has organized several study abroad classes and traveled with students to Chile,

England, Ireland and Scotland.

Throughout her career, Dr. Jones has shared her leadership and collaborative skills as she

has worked to build coalitions and partnerships to advance the healthcare of underserved

populations. She has engaged students and faculty in these community projects in an effort to

maximize the learning opportunities and enrich the lives of rural populations.


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Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, BSN, RN

As a nurse, author, and lecturer, Becky Patton has presented extensively throughout the world.

Between 2006 and 2010, she logged over 330,000 miles (8,000 miles = around the globe once)

as President of the American Nurses Association, the professional organization representing the

interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses. She was invited by President Bush to tour

and meet with the soldiers and nurses at the Guantanamo Detentee Camp in Cuba. She was

invited numerous times to participate in events in the Clinton, Bush, and Obama’s White House

and in Congress.

As ANA’s 34 th president, Ms. Patton is a nationally recognized health leader who played an

integral role in advocating for the health care reform legislation. In addition to attending

meetings with key White House and Congressional staff to deliver the nursing community’s

perspective on health care reform, Ms. Patton was selected by the US State Department to serve

three times on the US delegation World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2006 commissioned Becky as a Kentucky Colonel for her professional


She holds the Inaugural and first in the nation, Endowed Perioperative Nursing Chair, Atkinson

Scholar in Perioperative Nursing, in academic education at Case Western Reserve University.

Becky has a BSN from Kent State University, MSN from Case Western Reserve University and

has completed her course work for her DNP from Case. She received numerous recognitions

including ANA Distinguished Membership Award in 2014; Sigma Theta Tau International

Founder Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards, 2013; Modern Healthcare

“Top 100 Most Influential Persons in Healthcare” in 2009 and 2010; and induction as a Fellow

into the American Academy of Nursing in 2010.

An Ohio native, Patton comes from a family committed to public service. Her mother and sister

are both nurses and her two brothers are police officers. She is active in her church, and a

highlight of her volunteer work in that community was a mission trip to Zimbabwe where she

had the opportunity to work in a hospital.


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Jane Swaim, MSN, RN

Jane Swaim is, most recently, the former Sr. Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at St.

Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky. She previously held the role of Vice President/CNO

at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Jane retired in 2013.

Ms. Swaim began her nursing career in High Point, North Carolina but has spent most of her

healthcare career in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. She received her Diploma in

Nursing from High Point Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in High Point, North Carolina

(1969), her BSN from Edgecliff College of Xavier University (1981), Cincinnati, Ohio, and her

Master of Science Degree in Nursing from The Ohio State University College of Nursing,

Columbus, Ohio (1983). She was selected and participated in the Wharton Fellows Program in

Management for Nurse Executives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1993).

Ms. Swaim’s distinguished 48 year career has included an enormous depth of experience,

including several positions at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, a 700 bed tertiary care

referral center and university teaching facility in Cincinnati, Ohio: Administrator for Patient

Care Services (1992-1996) along with a joint appointment at the University of Cincinnati College

of Nursing and Health as Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs; Interim Administrator and Chief

Nursing Officer (1991-1992); Assistant Administrator of Emergency, Trauma and Critical Care

Services (1998-1990); Director of Nursing, Center for Emergency Care (1985-1988); Acting

Assistant Director of Nursing for Ambulatory Services (1983-1985); and Clinical Nurse Specialist


Known as an innovative and visionary leader, Ms. Swaim has been involved in and led many

innovative programs to improve the nursing work environment, including Councilor Model

of Shared Leadership, Clinical Ladder and staff driven Professional Practice Model, helping to

earn the title of “Destination Nursing Hospital” by the Advisory Board Company in Washington,

D. C. (2001) for St. Elizabeth. Jane has led her staff at St. Elizabeth to earn numerous awards

and national recognition and in 2010 led St. Elizabeth to Magnet status. She is known for her


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visionary implementation of Nurse Transition Program, on-site RN to BSN and BSN to MSN

programs, Perioperative Institute, Center for Frontline Leadership Academy and a Nursing

Leadership Academy. Jane also developed many new programs and services, such as a Regional

Diabetes Center, Cancer Care Centers, Total Joint Center, Breast Health Centers, Robotics

Surgery Program, Holistic Health Center, Hospice and Palliative Care Program, Wound Care/

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, Outpatient

Surgery Centers and other construction and renovation projects. Jane and her team were also

one of ten area hospitals in the Cincinnati Collaborative for Patient Safety that won the JCAHO’s

Codman Award in 2005 for implementing initiatives to decrease central line infections.

Ms. Swaim has written several chapters in textbooks, served as nursing faculty, been a guest

speaker on various topics in healthcare and nursing and served as a member and leader in

various nursing organizations. Most recently she co-authored an article in the Journal of

Nursing Administration (June 2013) entitled “Partnering to Prevent Falls: Using a Multimodal

Multidisciplinary Team.” She has received several awards: the Greater Cincinnati Health

Foundation’s first “Interact for Change Nursing Excellence in Leadership Award (2008), the

Northern Kentucky Nursing Research Collaborative “Outstanding Nursing Leadership” award,

the “Distinguished Nurse Administrator Award” by the College of Mount St. Joseph College

(1996), the Juanita Thiele Leadership Award from the Rho Theta Chapter (NKU) of Sigma Theta

Tau International (2010), the Healthcare Leadership Award by Venue Magazine (administrator

category) (2013), Patient Safety Hero of the Month award by the Kentucky Hospital Engagement

Network of the Kentucky Hospital Association (2013) and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel

in 2010. In April, 2013 Jane received the Florence Nightingale award from the University of

Cincinnati at the 21st annual Florence Nightingale Awards ceremony. In October 2013 Jane

received an award for “Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Leadership” from the College of Mount

St. Joseph.


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Lynne A. Hall, DRPH, RN

Dr. Hall received undergraduate and master’s degrees in nursing from Clemson University.

She was on the faculty of the College of Nursing at Clemson University for three years prior to

pursuing doctoral study. Dr. Hall completed doctoral and postdoctoral studies in public health

at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in maternal-child health

and minored in epidemiology. She joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky in 1985 and

taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. During her tenure there, Dr. Hall directed

the PhD Program for 11 years and served as the Associate Dean for Research for 15 years. In

2008 she received the William B. Sturgill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate

Education, the university’s highest honor for graduate education. In 2011, Dr. Hall retired from

the University of Kentucky after 26 years of service and joined the University of Louisville in the

same year as Professor and Associate Dean of Research. Dr. Hall’s program of research focuses

on interventions to improve mothers’ mental health and in doing so, improve outcomes for their

children. She has received federal funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research, the

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Agency for Healthcare Research

and Quality. All total, she has received approximately $5 million in internal and external funding

for her research.

Dr. Hall has more than 60 peer-reviewed data based publications and has presented her research

widely at regional, national, and international conferences. Twice, she received the Best of

Image Award from Sigma Theta Tau International for publications in the Journal of Nursing

Scholarship and was named a Distinguished Writer by the honor society. Dr. Hall and her

colleagues also received the D. Jean Wood Award for Nursing Scholarship three times from the

Southern Nursing Research Society.


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Frances J. “Fran” Feltner, DNP, MSN, RN

Fran Feltner received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky, College

of Nursing and a Masters in Advanced Practice Rural Public Health Nursing – Administration

from Eastern Kentucky University. She serves as College of Medicine, Assistant Professor, Family

and Community Medicine and Adjunct Faculty, UK College of Nursing and UK College of Health

Science. Currently, Dr. Feltner is the Director of the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine,

Center of Excellence in Rural Health, located in Hazard, Kentucky.

Fran has worked for more than 30 years in rural health care, from serving as a nurse in clinical

and hospital settings to her current role as director. One of her most important roles has been

developing the community health worker’s scope of practice and training curriculum for

Kentucky Homeplace. Since the program’s inception in 1994, CHWs have provided over 4 million

services and accessed over $256 million in services and medications for the clients in their

communities. Kentucky Homeplace has been recognized as a model that works and has been

duplicated throughout the state and nationally.


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Elizabeth “Beth” Partin, DNP, APRN, RN

Dr. Elizabeth Partin DNP, APRN has served in a number of nursing leadership roles. Some of

those include the Kentucky Board of Nursing (1998–2011), president of the Kentucky Coalition of

Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (KCNPNM) (1995–1999), KCNPNM Legislative Liaison

(2000–2013), and current KCNPNM vice president and chair of the Legislative Committee.

She also serves as the current chair of the Medicaid Advisory Committee, which advises the

Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services on the administration and operation of the medical

assistance program. Dr. Partin has served in a leadership role for over 20 years helping to enact

legislation and regulations that will improve health care for all Kentuckians.

Dr. Partin served on the Editorial Advisory Board and as editor and writer for the Advocacy in

Practice column for the Nurse Practitioner journal from 2005 – 2009.

For her advocacy work for patients and the nursing profession, Dr. Partin has been awarded

the University of Louisville School of Nursing Top 40 Outstanding Alumni (2014), University

of Louisville Alumni Fellow for the School of Nursing (2013), House of the Commonwealth of

Kentucky Honors Proclamation for outstanding service (2013), American Association of Nurse

Practitioners State Award for Excellence – NP Advocate of the Year (2013), Kentucky Nurses

Association Distinguished Nurse of the Year (2010), Kentucky Nursing Excellence Award (2006),

Senate of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Honors Proclamation for outstanding service (2006),

and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners – Kentucky NP of the Year (1994).

Dr. Partin owns her practice and provides primary care to residents in Adair and surrounding

counties. She serves as a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students from Western

Kentucky University and Frontier School of Nursing and Midwifery. She has dedicated her

career to providing health care to those who live in this medically underserved area of the state

and to the profession of nursing which she holds so dear.


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Penny Gilbert, MSN. MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ

Penny Gilbert, MSN, MBA, BSM, RN, CPHQ is the Director, Admission Coordination Center,

Case Management, Social Services, & the Transport Team at Baptist Health-Lexington, a 383-

bed Magnet® re-designated facility in Lexington, Kentucky. She is also the Director for Case

Management, Social Services & Palliative Care at Baptist Health-Richmond, in Richmond, KY.

She is the recipient of the 2014 Platinum Award for Discharge Planning (Honorable Mention).

Previously she has worked in hospital quality, during this time she obtained her certification as

a professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ). Prior to this she was the North America Director,

Clinical Consulting Division for the Hill-Rom Co. global office located in Batesville, IN, working

internationally with healthcare organizations in Canada, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

She received her MBA, graduating Summa Cum Laude and received her MSN through Kaplan

University in June 2014. She has been in nursing for approximately 25 years and has the distinct

honor of publishing with the University Medical Center Princeton, Princeton, N.J., while working

directly with multiple Ivy League organizations (New York Presbyterian Hospital; Medical Center

Princeton University; and Harvard Medical Center). During this time she worked with various

healthcare organizations to build effective teams resulting in optimal patient safety outcomes.

Her most recent publication was made through the Journal of Managed Care addressing the

topic of 30-day readmissions.


Gilbert, P., Rutland, M.D., & Brockopp, D. (2013). Redesigning the work of case management:

Testing a predictive model for readmission. American Journal of Managed Care, 19(10 Spec

No), eS19-eSP25.

Rauch, K., Balascio, J., & Gilbert, P. (2009). Excellence in action: Developing and implementing

a fall prevention program. Journal of Healthcare Quality, 31(1). 36-42.


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Cabinet Meetings

(Current and Newly Elected Officers are

Expected to Attend)

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014


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October 9, 2014 Thursday

11:00-12:30 PM Registration

Exhibitor Area Open

Silent Auction Open

Sponsored by:

12:30-12:45 PM Welcome/Introduction President of KNA

12:45-1:45 PM Advancing Health Care for Underserved Populations Through

Leadership and Collaboration (1)

M. Susan Jones, PhD, MSN, RN, ANEF

1:45-2:00 PM Break in Exhibit Area

Break Sponsored by:

2:00-3:30 PM Nurses Driving Policy – Becky Patton, MSN, BSN, RN

Nurses Making a Difference (2,3) Immediate Past President of ANA

Sponsored by:

3:30-3:45 PM Evaluation/Awarding CE Certificates

Total Possible KBN Contact Hours: 3.6 KBN Contact Hours

3:45-4:30 PM Meet and Greet Rebecca M. “Becky” Patton, MSN, BSN, RN

Immediate Past President of the American Nurses Association

Sponsored by:

4:30-6:00 PM KNA Board Meeting – Calumet Room

6:00-8:00 PM Education & Research Cabinet Presents: Research Poster Session and

Wine & Cheese Reception (4, 5)

*Includes Evaluation/Awarding CE Certificate

2.4 KBN Contact Hours

Sponsored by:

Total Possible KBN Contact Hours Day 1 = 6.0 KBN Contact Hours


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One Voice Can Make A Difference: KNA = One Voice

October 10, 2014 Friday

7:30-8:45 AM Registration

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibitor Area

8:30-9:00 AM KNA Business Meeting I

9:00-9:05 AM Welcome/Introduction President of KNA

9:05-9:20 AM Nightingale Tribute

Sponsored by:

9:20-10:20 AM Creating, Elevating and Sustaining a Culture to Skyrocket

Nursing Excellence: It’s Not Rocket Science (6)

Jane Swaim, MSN, RN

10:20-10:35 AM Break/Exhibitor

Break Sponsored by:

10:35-11:35 AM Writing for Publication:

Sharing Our Knowledge (7)

Lynne A. Hall, DRPH, RN

11:35-12:35 PM Building Community for Rural Health (8)

Francis J. “Fran” Feltner, DNP, MSN, RN

12:35-1:35 PM Lunch in Exhibit Area

Sponsored by:

President’s Luncheon (By Invitation) – Carriage Room

Sponsored by:

Cabinet Meetings

1:35-2:35 PM Navigating the Political Process:

Making Positive Inroads (9) Elizabeth “Beth” Partin, DNP, APRN, RN


2:35-2:50 PM Break and Vendors

Sponsored by:

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2:50-3:50 PM Building an Atmosphere of Interdisciplinary

Collaboration (10)

Penny Gilbert, MSN, MBA, RN, CPHQ

3:50-4:05 PM Evaluation/Awarding CE Certificates

Total Possible KBN Contact Hours Day 2 = 6.6 KBN Contact Hours

4:15-5:00 PM KNA Business Meeting II

Objectives (listed numerically in parentheses)

Day 1:

(1) Discuss identification of health care needs in underserved populations and nursing’s

leadership role through collaborative efforts.

(2) Describe the ANA President’s leadership role with legislators during development and

passage of the Affordable Care Act.

(3) Review the nurses’ role in driving momentum within state political process to assure

desired health care change.

Poster Session Day 1:

(4) Outline research projects to improve health care within a variety of client settings.


(5) Propose creative solutions to the changing education and health care environments

through collaborative efforts. (Abstracts)

Day 2:

(6) Identify at least five aspects of an acute care culture that are crucial to support and elevate

nursing excellence.

(7) Identify steps for novice authors to take to turn an idea into a manuscript for submission

to a professional journal.

(8) Describe interventions to improve population health in rural communities.

(9) Relate successful strategies for implementation in the political process to achieve desired

health care legislation in Kentucky.

(10) Identify one key element needed for successful interdisciplinary collaboration.


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KBN Approval: These offerings for contact hours are provided by the Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA),

Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN), #1-0001-018-XXX. The KNA is an approved provider of continuing

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Invocation and Opening Remarks

PLEASE Cabinet Meetings INDICATE (Current and YOUR Newly Elected CHOICE Cabinet OF Presenter: CE PROGRAMS Jane Swaim: Creating, AND Elevating INCLUDE and



Education and Research Cabinet

Governmental Affairs Cabinet

Professional Nursing Practice & Advocacy Cabinet

Presenter: Susan Jones: Advancing Health Care for

Underserved Populations Through Leadership and

Collaboration (1)

Continental Breakfast

Sustaining A Culture To Skyrocket Nursing Excellence: It’s

Not Rocket Science (6)

Presenter: Lynne Hall: Writing for Publication: Sharing

Our Knowledge (7)

Presenter: Fran Feltner: Building Community for Rural

Health (8)

Keynote Speaker: Becky Patton: Nurses Driving Policy:

Making a Difference (2, 3)

Meet Becky Patton, Keynote Speaker

Education & Research Cabinet Presents: Research

Poster Presentations & Wine and Cheese Reception –

Sponsored by: Arthur L. Davis Publishing Company

KBN: 1-0001-18-014

Lunch in Exhibit Area

Presenter: Elizabeth Partin: Navigating the Political

Process: Making Positive Inroads (9)

Presenter: Penny Gilbert: Building an Atmosphere of

Interdisciplinary Collaboration (10)

Business Meeting II & Closing Ceremony


Post-Convention Board of Director’s Meeting (Current

and Newly Elected Board Members)


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General Information About Your Convention

Pre-registration: A pre-registration form for Convention activities and meal functions can be

found on page 25 for your convenience. PLEASE return to KNA office by the pre-registration

deadline of September 25, 2014. All participants must check into the registration desk upon

arrival at The Holiday Inn Louisville East, 1325 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville,

Kentucky 40222.

Registration: Please pick up your registration packet at the Registration Desk before attending


Registration Hours: Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday, October 10, 2014 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Parking: Complimentary self-parking for the hotel guests is available.

Hotel Accommodations: Please make reservations directly with the hotel and NOT KNA.

Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Hotel phone number is: (502) 426-2600. Block of Rooms held for

KNA until September 16, 2014. Overnight Room Rate is $97 per night.

We suggest that you register as early as possible to guarantee a room.

Continuing Education Sessions: To facilitate planning, please complete the registration form

completely. Also, be sure to include either the last 4 digits of your social security number or your

RN/LPN Licensure Number so you may be pre-registered at the CE Sessions(s) you indicate.

Room Changes: Room changes may be necessary! Any changes will be announced at the

business meeting and/or posted.

Breaks: We have several planned breaks. Some of these will be sponsored and recognition will be

given at the break and announced at meetings.


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Convention Rules

Parliamentary Procedure


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Thursday, October 9, 2014


Opening Business Meeting I

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Parkway (Churchill / Keeneland Room)

Louisville, Kentucky


Kathy L. Hall, MSN, BSN, RN

KNA President


Nightingale Tribute:

Roll Call:

Declaration of Quorum:

Adoption of Convention Rules:

President’s State of the Association Address:

Financial Report:

Kentucky Nurses Foundation

Beverly D. Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

KNA Secretary

Beverly D. Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

KNA Secretary

Beverly D. Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

KNA Secretary

Kathy L. Hall, MSN, BSN, RN

KNA President

Kathy K. Hager, MSN, RN, ARNP, CFNP, CDE, DNP

KNA Treasurer


Report of Tellers:



Chairperson, Bylaws Committee


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Friday, October 10, 2014


Business Meeting2

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Parkway / I64 (Churchill / Keeneland Room)

Louisville, Kentucky


Roll Call:

Declaration of Quorum:

Kathy L. Hall, MSN, BSN, RN

KNA President

Beverly D. Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

KNA Secretary

Beverly D. Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

KNA Secretary

Installment of New KNA President and

Board of Directors



Teresa H. Huber, MSN, BSN, RN

KNA President

Teresa H. Huber, MSN, BSN, RN

KNA President


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1. Admission to ALL meetings of the Convention shall be granted ONLY to individuals who have

registered and have a Convention Badge.

2. All business meetings shall be closed to non-members (exception: nursing students*, legal

counsel, CPA and Parliamentarian). Other exceptions may be admitted with Executive

Committee approval.

3. All non-voting persons in attendance shall sit in a designated area.

4. To obtain the floor in business meetings: rise, move to a microphone, address the chair, give

your name and district.

5. Each member shall be limited to three (3) minutes in debate or discussion at a given time;

the time may be extended by unanimous consent of the voting body.

6. No member may speak twice until all who wish to speak have had the opportunity to do so.

7. All motions and amendments must be written and given to the Secretary prior to voting. The

maker of any motion that has financial implications for KNA must supply the membership

with an estimated cost of implementation, and include fiscal impact.

8. Taping of programs by individuals is not permitted.

9. Emergency, resolutions shall be provided to the Resolutions Committee no later than 11:00

am, Thursday October 9, 2014. All Resolutions must be written and contain fiscal impact and

suggested implementation strategies. The submitting individual or group shall be identified.

10. Smoking is prohibited during convention sessions.

11. All unpublished reports and supplements to reports shall be written and given to the

Secretary before presentation.

12. Cell phones must be on vibrate or silent during all CE meetings, programs and convention


* Definition of Nursing Student: for KNA registration purposes, a Student Nurse is defined as

an individual enrolled in a pre-licensure nursing program.


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Parliamentary Information

Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised is the parliamentary authority that shall govern the

Summit Business Meeting. The President, as the presiding officer, rules on all matters relative

to parliamentary law and procedures. The Parliamentarian serves only in an advisory capacity to

the presiding officer and members.

Members’ participation in the business session is governed by the Standing Rules.

The motions that follow are defined in terms of action a member may desire to propose. Rules

governing these motions are listed in the table.

A main motion introduces a subject for consideration as is stated: “I move that…”

An amendment (primary) is a motion to modify the working of a motion. The motion to amend may

be made in one of the following forms, determined by the action desired: “I move to amend by…

. . . striking (word(s), phrase, paragraph).

. . . inserting (word(s), phrase, paragraph).

. . . striking and inserting (word(s), phrase, paragraph).

. . . adding (word(s), phrase, paragraph at the end of a motion).

. . . substituting (paragraph or entire text of a resolution or main motion and inserting

another that is germane).”

An amendment to an amendment is a motion to modify the wording of the proposed

amendment and is made as follows: “I move to amend the amendment by . . .“ The same forms

for making an amendment are applicable for making a secondary amendment.

The motion to commit or refer is generally used to send a pending motion (also called “the

question”) to a small group of select persons – a committee, board, or cabinet, for example so

that the question may be studied and put in better condition for the assembly to consider. The

motion is stated: ”I move to commit the question to . . . for further study.

The motion to close debate (previous question), if seconded and approved by a two-thirds vote,

stops discussion and amendment on the pending question and is stated: “I move the previous


A division of the assembly may be called to any one member if the president’s decision on

a voice vote is in question. The member proceeds to the microphone and states: “I call for a

division of the house . . .” The President then takes a standing or roll call vote.

A division of the question may be called when a pending motion relates to a single subject that

contains several parts, each capable of standing as a complete proposition. The parts can be

separated and each considered and voted on as a proposition. The parts can be separated and

each considered and voted on as a distinct question. The motion is stated: “I move to divide the

question . . . as follows . . . “


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The motion to reconsider enables a majority of the assembly to bring back for further

consideration a motion that has already been voted. The purpose of reconsidering a vote is

to permit correction of hasty, ill-advised or erroneous action, to take into account added

information or a situation that has changed since the vote was taken.

Parliamentary inquiry is a question directed to the presiding officer to obtain information on

parliamentary law or the rules of the organization as relevant to the business at hand. A member

addresses the President and states: “I rise to a point of parliamentary inquiry.”

Point of information is a request directed to the President or through the President to another

officer or member, for information relevant to the business at hand. The request is not related

to parliamentary procedure. The member addresses the chair and states: “I rise to a point of


The motion to appeal the decision of the President is made at the time the President makes a

ruling. If it is made by a member, and seconded by another member, the question is taken from

the President and vested in the membership for a final decision. The motion is stated: “I move to

appeal the decision of the President.”

Before a member can make a motion or address the assembly on any question, it is necessary

that he or she obtain the floor through recognition by the presiding officer. The member must:

Rules Governing Motions

Interrupt Recognized Requires A Debated Vote

Speaker by Chair Second

Main Motion No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Amendment No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Amendment to Amendment No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Refer to Committee No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Limit Debate No Yes Yes No Two-thirds

Close Debate (Previous Question) No Yes Yes No Two-thirds

Divide the Question No Yes Yes No Majority

Division of Assembly Yes No No No Demand of




Reconsider No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Point of Parliamentary Inquiry Yes Yes No No Chair Decides

Point of Information Yes Yes No No Chair Decides

Appeal Decision of Chair Yes (At time No Yes Yes Majority

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The Kentucky Nurses Association was represented this year at the ANA Membership Assembly

in Washington, D.C., by KNA President, Kathleen Hall, KNA President –Elect Teresa Huber, and

KNA Executive Director, Maureen Keenan.

The ANA Membership Assembly held a reception to honor recipients of ANA’s national awards.

Hall of Fame inductees included Barbara Thoman Curtis, RN, Pearl McIver, MS, RN, Mary Ellen

Patton, RN, Robert V. Piemonte, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, and RADM Jessie M. Scott, DSC, RN,


National Honorary Award honorees included Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,

Barbara Zittel, PhD, RN, Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, PhD, RN, Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN,

CNOR, FAAN, and Vernell P. DeWitty, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN.

ANA President Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN welcomed members and gave the

President’s address. Dialogue forums followed and consisted of “Scope of Practice – Full Practice

Authority for all RNs,” “Integration of Palliative Care into Health Care Delivery,” and “High

Performing Interprofessional Teams.” Revised dialogue forum recommendations were presented

by Susan Letvak, RN, FAAN, Chair, ANA Reference Committee, and were as follows:

Scope of Practice – Full Practice Authority for all RN’s

1. Support interprofessional education, practice, and research to promote the full scope of

RN practice.

2. Encourage nursing research to compare full practice APRN authority states, transition to

APRN practice states, and restricted APRN states.

3. Educate the public, policy makers, and other health professionals about emerging roles

and overlapping responsibilities.

4. Support elimination of the requirements for APRN’s to have practice agreements with


Integration of Palliative Care into Health Care Delivery

1. Promote and support payment models to improve access to palliative and hospice care

including nursing care provided by both RN’s and APRN’s.

2. Advocate for the comprehensive integration of palliative and hospice care education into

basic and advanced nursing education and professional development programs.

3. Support the development and expansion of models of nursing care that include advanced

care planning for early identification and support of patient preference for palliative and/or

hospice services.


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High Performing Interprofessional Teams

1. Educate nurses about the application and impact of evolving patient-centered, team-based

care models on patient outcomes.

2. Identify metrics that evaluate the impact of high performing, interdisciplinary health care

teams on patient outcomes.

A candidates’ forum was held to introduce candidates for offices, with nominations taken from

the floor. After greetings from the President of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA),

Kelly L. Hunt, and officer reports, a Nightingale Tribute was held to honor the memory of

deceased nurses.

Remarks were provided by outgoing President Daley, and following the Tellers’ report, newly

elected officials were installed. Elected as officers were Vice President Cindy R. Balkstra, MS,

RN, ACNS-BC, Georgia Nurses Association; Secretary Patricia Travis, PhD, RN, CCRP, Maryland

Nurses Association; and Treasurer Gingy Harshey-Meade, MSN, RN, CAE, NEA-BC, Ohio Nurses

Association and Indiana State Nurses Association.

Jesse M. L. Kennedy, RN, Oregon Nurses Association, was elected to serve as a director-at-large,

recent nursing school graduate, and 2013 President of NSNA. Many from last year’s Membership

Assembly remember how articulate he was and the positive energy he brought. He is an ADN

grad who spoke to continuing on the BSN path.

Elected to serve on the Nominations and Elections Committee were Edward Briggs, DNP, ARNP,

Florida Nurses Association; Linda Beechinor, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, Individual Member Division;

and Elissa E. Brown, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANA\California

The new ANA President Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, of Charlottesville, Va.

addressed the membership, and after further announcements, the ANA Membership Assembly


Left to Right: KNA President Kathy Hall, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano,

and KNA President-Elect Teresa H. Huber at conclusion of the 2014 ANA Members Assembly

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Teresa H. Huber, DNP, MSN, RN

KNA President-Elect


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“Visible + Valuable = Viable”

Serving: Bourbon, Clark, Estill, Franklin, Fayette, Jackson, Jessamine, Lee, Madison,

Montgomery, Owsley, Powell, Scott, Wolfe and Woodford Counties.

Leadership Team: President: Laura Riddle

Past President: Ella Hunter

First VP:

Eula Spears

Second VP: Heather Bradley

Secretary: Rhoda Janes

Treasurer: Nancy Garth

President Elect: Amy Herrington

Directors at Large: Kerry Churchill Beth Gamble

Tammy Courtney Jackie Graves

Kendra Foreman JoAnn Maddox

2013-2014 has been an extremely busy year as we continue serving our members as we

transition to the Chapter-type organizational structure. Our focus has been on DOING to


Transparency and coordination of efforts,

Communication within our Board of Directors and to/from our membership, and

Projection of a positive image to the public

Early on, each BOD member was provided with “Marching Orders”. This included our Mission,

Model and Framework, objectives and plans, and focused priorities.

- A budget for expenditures was developed;

- We were the first District to submit our application to become a Chapter

- A pattern of meeting dates was agreed upon for quarterly Membership, Board, and Events,

such that the third Tuesday of each month was District 2 / Bluegrass Chapter related;

- A Membership communication system was created, using two systems already being

intermittently used: Shutterfly for outgoing messages and a Gmail address account for

incoming messages. Jackie Graves, Kendra Forman and Kerry Churchill refined the system.

This system allows meeting notices and reminders to be sent to our membership, minutes to

be circulated in a timely fashion, and comments or questions to be received. Our system was

used to run a “Name Our New Chapter” contest. When our Bylaws are up for revision, we

will explore the option to use this system for elections and save a great deal of time, energy

and funds. Our Secretary, Rhoda Janes has been able to send meeting minutes to members

is a very timely manner, thus allowing members to be kept up-to-date with activities of the


- Clear, concise BOD and Membership meeting minutes were recorded, validated and

communicated by Rhoda Janes, as were Reports to KNA Headquarters

- Appointed two new Board members to fill one vacant position and one unexpired position and

accepted resignation of Secretary and one Director at Large

- Hosted four Membership dinner meetings, Eula Spears coordinating


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bookmarks and Nightingale Pledge refrigerator magnets. Each item contained KNA

contact information and extras were sent to member work units.

“Admission Nutrition Assessment of Geriatric Patient Undergoing Total Joint Revision”

and Kerry Churchill presented “Yoga and Nursing: Stress Relief, Back Safety and Beyond”.

- Presented recruitment programs at most of the nursing programs within the geographic

boundaries of Bluegrass Chapter; coordinated by Ella Hunter and Beth Gamble

- Provided partial reimbursement of registration fee to members who attended KNA Education

Summit 2013; Eula Spears and Nancy Garth coordinated

- Published one “traditional” newsletter sent via email and / or US mail (other communications

to membership sent via Shutterfly); Laura Riddle and Kendra Foreman organized

- Our membership has steadily increased: Sept 2013= 226 April 2014 = 299

- Sponsored a meal at the Hope Center with a financial donation and volunteer servers; JoAnn

Maddox coordinated

- In process of planning an advocacy – themed CNE conference scheduled for Oct 17, 2014 at

Midway College; Amy Herrington and Heather Bradley are organizing

- Held two Special BOD meetings: one called by Nancy Garth to discuss financial issues and

one called by Laura Riddle to prepare ballot for presentation to membership in order to

comply with Bylaws

- Prepared a ballot for 2014-2016 terms:


Amy Herrington

President Elect: Heather Bradley

First VP:

Lynn Roser

Second VP:





Nancy Garth

Directors at Large: Beth Gamble, Jackie Graves, Eula Spears

Nominating Committee: Janet Collins and Ella Hunter

- Just beginning the work of re-thinking our future, in light of new “Chapter” structure’s

focus on “Interest Groups” and Bluegrass Chapter’s role within the KNA; the membership

must determine what the purpose, function, structure and future should be, based on

common interests and needs of our members. Yes, 2014-2015 is poised to be a monumental


Respectfully submitted,

Laura Riddle, President


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Officers for the 2014 calendar year include:

Chairperson: Kimberly Bullock

Chair-elect: Carole Mattingly

Treasurer: Carol Murch

Secretary: Shelley Chandler

The KNA Green River Chapter, formerly of District 8, consists of 13 members with a focus on

nursing education. Meetings are scheduled several times during the spring and fall of the year

and are conducted on the second Tuesday of the month. We alternate each meeting location

between Owensboro and Henderson.

Several of our members, Carole Mattingly, Carol Murch, and Diane Siewart are continuing

their education in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice tract, and Eunice Taylor is pursuing her

Doctor of Philosophy. Each of these members gave a brief synopsis of the programs and capstone

projects they are completing during the March meeting. Kimberly Bullock is continuing her

education in the Masters tract for Nurse Educator.

The chapter annually awards the Charlotte Bratcher Scholarship. Katherine Posey and Nicole

Warmack were awarded scholarships with current applicants finishing criteria requirements

by May 31, 2014, and are to be announced. Additionally, the chapter will be a sponsor for the

upcoming healthcare celebration in Henderson that is scheduled for the fall of 2014 at the

Henderson Fine Arts Center. We expect to continue to grow and look forward to the upcoming

year of activities.

Respectfully submitted,

Kimberly Bullock RN, BSN

KNA Green River Chapter, Chairperson


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The Heartland Chapter, formerly District 4, submitted the required signatures for reorganization

from district to chapter status in November. We received formal approval for the change to

a chapter in March, 2014 and are in the process of reviewing and updating bylaws to reflect

the new Heartland Chapter structure. Over the past year we have provided open meetings to

encourage growth and participation from all nurses. Our meetings have been held at Hardin

Memorial Hospital (HMH), and our thanks to Susan Nesmith and HMH for their kindness and


Mike Carr presented a CE program on creating safe work environments, and Tiffany

Montgomery, Campbellsville University nursing student provided a program on raising

awareness for Native Americans and their health needs, both at our November meeting. The

Chapter members were asked if they wanted CE to be offered at meetings as part of our routine

agenda as a means to encourage nurse participation. It was decided to have CE provided as an

option but not a requirement at our Chapter meetings.

Members and guests discussed the Fall 2013 KNA Summit and financial/budgetary

considerations in becoming a chapter. Our District was represented at the Summit and

clarifications on several items of chapter versus district were addressed.

Legislative updates regarding the APRN collaborative practice requirements and Long Term

Care Staffing legislation were provided. Congratulations and thanks to Sheila Shuster, the

KY Coalition NP&NM, and KNA for their support and passage of the APRN legislation. The

chapter agreed to provide $100 in support of the local Fire Fighters Association annual seminar,

discussing health issues, which includes approximately 75 Fire personnel from our region.

Chapter nominations for President Elect and President are requested from all Chapter members.

If you would like to become involved with the Chapter we encourage you to attend our meetings

and submit your name as a possible officer. Submit your name or any questions by e-mail to

Kathy Ferriell at

Membership has grown. Bernie Sutherland, Secretary, has worked to provide e-mail notices

to our members, and continues to update all member e-mails for communications from the

Chapter. She reports that as of March 2014, we have 99 members (53 District 4 and 46 new

members District 24).

With the artistic talents of Lou Ann Mink we are developing a Chapter logo and will select the

logo from several options at our next meeting.

Thanks to our officers, loyal members, hosts, and interested nurses for their attendance and

work on our Chapter business.

Submitted by:

Kathy Ferriell, President

Bernadette Sutherland, Secretary


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(REACH: Research, Educate, Advocate, Care, Help)

A District 7 transition meeting was held on August 13, 2013. Goals were established for the 2013 – 2014

year including a strategic plan to inform members of the proposed ANA / KNA Restructure Plan and

possible education topics and a calendar of events. District 7 members and guests met in November,

February, and April. Each meeting included an update regarding issues related to the state KNA, local

membership and to nursing. These updates were facilitated by KNA member, Dr. Mary Bennett and

Lorraine Bormann, KNA District 7 President and KNA Governmental Affairs Cabinet member.

Lorraine Bormann, KNA District 7 president and Liz Sturgeon, treasurer, attended KNA Education Summit 2013

in Frankfort on October 4, 2013. A brief business meeting and dinner was held for the members that attended

the Summit.

KNA District 7 provided an informational booth and membership recruitment on October 25, 2013 at the

WKU School of Nursing Homecoming Open House and Tea at the Medical Center/WKU Health Sciences

Complex in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Speakers provided information on various educational topics of interest including:

November: CE Program “Health Care and its Impact on Nurses” - Mr. Keith Lancaster,

MS/MIS, CPHIT, CPP, CSCS, Manager Health Information Systems WKU

February: CE Program: “Utilization and Effectiveness of Palliative Care in the Current

Healthcare System” Melissa J. Baker, RN, MSN, APRN

The board met December 6, 2013 to finalize the formal petition to the KNA to transition from a district to

a chapter. Formal documents were submitted to KNA headquarters on January 28, 2014. The KNA Board of

Directors approved the application for our new chapter on March 25, 2014.

1. Name of the new chapter: KY Nurses REACH (REACH: Research, Educate, Advocate, Care, Help)

2. Description of the chapter’s purpose: The purpose of our new chapter is to stay abreast

of current research and evidence-based practice, participate in and provide on-going

education, advocacy, and to be a caring and helping organization in our communities.

We expect our main membership to be within the geographical location that was served

by KNA District #7 boundaries and welcome any new members from other areas.

The April meeting was a joint meeting with Kappa Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Donna

Blackburn introduced the “Evidence Based Practice Update” podium presenter students from Nursing 530

Administration. The Capstone Projects included:

Kathleen English – “Salary Compensation for Nurses

Deanna Baker – “Goals of Care: Scorecards”

Sally Tanero – “Smart Phones on Nursing Units to Enhance Patient Communication”

New leaders were elected for KY Nurses REACH chapter and include the following individuals:

Chairperson: Kim Bourne

Treasurer: Anne Afton

Secretary: Dawn Garrett-Wright

Respectfully Submitted,

Lorraine Bormann, President


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Jo Ann M. Wever

Charlene Maddox

Sandra Pelfrey




In November 2013, members of District 9 petitioned the Kentucky Nurses Association Board of

Directors to become the Nightingale Chapter. The Chapter has met quarterly throughout the

past year at various restaurants throughout the former counties of the district, now chapter.

Scholarships were given in May of 2013 to two graduating nursing students who resided within

the district or attended schools within what was then District 9, to assist with NCLEX exam fees

and payment of first year KNA dues. Currently there are sixty three members of the chapter.

Efforts have been made to encourage members of the chapter to attend meetings. Questions for

a survey were developed at the May 1, 2014 meeting by members present to be refined by Peggy

Tudor and Sandra Pelfrey and sent to chapter members by Survey Monkey to ascertain their

willingness to and how they would like to participate in Chapter activities.

Two members of the Chapter, Jo Ann Wever and Sheila Washburn are on the ballot for KNA

offices at the state level. Jo Ann is running for a second term as director and Sheila is running

for the Professional Nursing Practice and Advocacy committee.

Peggy Tudor will complete her term as Director.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jo Ann M. Wever, Chairperson


The newly formed Northeastern Chapter is in the Morehead, Kentucky area. More information

will be forthcoming.


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As of March 26, 2014 KNA District # 3 became the Northern Kentucky Chapter of KNA. The current

officers are: Deborah Faust - President/Chair; Carla Hamilton – Vice President/Co-Chair; Deborah

Cummings – Treasurer, and Christina Caldwell – Secretary.

Deb Faust and Deb Cummings attended the 2013 Kentucky Nurses Association Education Summit and

Business meeting. This meeting accepted the proposed Bylaw Changes transitioning the Districts to

Chapters. We are also honored to have the new KNA president, Teresa Huber as a Chapter member.

This Chapter meets at least quarterly at various locations to enable attendance across the counties

of NKY. Our focus this year has been to identify community issues that our nurses may contribute

resources to and perhaps involve nursing students. We had guest speakers: Linda Robinson, RN who

championed legislation making it a crime to assault an emergency department health care worker in

Kentucky. The bill passed unanimously and was signed into law last year. Ashel Kruetzkamp, RN –

Emergency Department, who was one of the first to identify a community-wide heroin crisis and then

showed with data the impact on the region; and, two other Emergency Department nurses presented

their role in reducing Human Trafficking in the region.

Our mission is to continue to promote the essential role of the RN in healthcare delivery, and support

the KNA’s mission of serving as an advocate for quality patient care in all settings. The extended purpose

of the Chapter is to promote professional networking and representation for the Northern Kentucky area

ANA members.

Respectfully Submitted,

Deborah Faust, President


After informal conversation around the table at Bravo’s Restaurant, Carolyn Claxton, President, opened

the meeting.

Mary Romelfanger introduced guest speaker, Julie Guenthner, CEO of Elder Serve. Elder Serve is a

non-profit which empowers older adults to live independently with dignity. Ms. Guenthner shared that

there are many ways that nurses can volunteer their expertise and knowledge at Elder Serve. Elder

Serve assists over 3000 clients each year. Their services include geriatric care management, TeleCare,

HomeCare, adult day care, crime victim services, companionship, education, a senior center and other

helps for elders. If anyone is interested in discussing ways to get involved, Ms. Guenthner can be

contacted at 502.736.3822.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

The next meeting will be June 16, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m. at Bravo’s.

Respectfully Submitted

Charlotte Rock, Secretary


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Current Officers:

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West Kentucky Chapter

Kentucky Nurses Association Update:

Nancy Turner, Secretary of Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA), was unable to attend the

meeting. She was able to email a KNA update from Executive Director, Maureen Keenan, which

was reviewed by the group. The KNA Summit will take place in Frankfort on October 4th. At

that time, a vote will take place about phasing out districts in favor of chapters. If this passes,

a district will have the option of rolling over into a chapter, based on geographic identity. A

discussion followed about how District Five will proceed, if the proposal passes at the Summit.

Ms. Keenan also shared that there had been an increase of 30 new members since marketing for

a second tier membership level had occurred. The second tier, joint KNA-ANA (American Nurses

Association) membership is at a reduced cost of $11/month. Ms. Armstrong shared information

about this new member level, as it compares to the Premier Membership level. Premier

Membership provides for increased state, regulatory and federal advocacy efforts.

7th Annual Nursing Research Forum

Ms. Armstrong passed along a request from Ms. Betty Kuiper, Nursing Researcher at Baptist

Health-Paducah, for KNA sponsorship of the 7th Annual Nursing Research Forum. Claudia

Stoffel made a motion that KNA District Five sponsor the event with a monetary donation. Ms.

Stoffel stated that this forum fit well with the district’s goals and objectives. The motion was

seconded by Dr. Garth. Motion passed.

Legislative Reception

Ms. Armstrong reported a request to continue co-sponsoring, along with the local chapter of the

Coalition of Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners, a legislative reception to assist in keeping

local legislators informed about the our support of the independence of advanced practice

nurses. The event will involve guest speakers that provide relevant data and practice examples

of the need for this change in Kentucky law. Ms. Armstrong made a motion that District Five

of KNA co-sponsor the event and that a monetary donation be given in support, as well. Motion

seconded by Jessica Naber. Motion passed.

State Committee Elections:

Ms. Armstrong noted that Drs. Hobbs and Manley were both elected to state-level positions

on KNA committees. Dr. Manley is the newly elected Secretary of the Ethics Committee. Dr.

Hobbs is newly elected to the Executive Leadership Committee. The group extended a warm

congratulation to both Drs. Hobbs and Manley.


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Promotional Activities:

Ms. Armstrong stated that she was continuing in the process of trying to get a state KNA officer

to talk to students at Murray State University & West Kentucky Community & Technical College

about KNA membership. Nancy Turner has agreed to speak to the graduating senior nursing

students at Murray State University in the spring semester. Dr. Hobbs volunteered to speak to

the graduating seniors registered nursing students at West Kentucky Community & Technical

College in Paducah, if a time could be arranged in the spring semester.

1-22-2014 Meeting Summary

Reorganization of KNA District 5

A restructuring plan for KNA districts was passed at the last annual meeting of the Kentucky

Nurses Association in October, 2014. The plan involves converting all districts to new chapters

based on geographic identity. If the chapter chooses to do that, it will keep the money in its

account until it is all used. Thereafter, any requests for funds will come from the KNA General

Operating Fund on a project-by-project basis. If the district does not become a chapter, the

money will automatically go to the general fund. Dues will no longer go to the districts. Instead,

the money will go to the general fund. The district will dissolve it if does not convert to a

chapter. A discussion followed about how District Five will proceed. Dr. Hobbs made a motion

that the group continue as a chapter. The motion was seconded by Dr. Garth. The group voted to

move from district to chapter, with a new name of the West Kentucky Chapter of the Kentucky

Nurses Association.

The group elected Nancy Armstrong as chairperson and Marcia Hobbs as secretary. Katy

Garth agreed to replace Claudia Stoffel’s as treasurer, as she has held that position for over ten

years. All present members agreed to consent to be active members of the chapter, as this is a

qualification of maintaining chapter status. Mrs. Stoffel and Dr. Garth will take care of changing

the name of the chapter on the bank account and transfer signature privileges on the account.

The chapter had recently updated its objectives and purpose, so that will be forwarded to the

offices at KNA. The goals are as follows:


through political activity and other endeavors

professional nursing organizations


Ms. Armstrong read a thank you note from Betty Kuiper, Nurse Researcher at Baptist Health-

Paducah, for supporting the Baptist Health-Paducah Annual Research Forum. She also shared

that she received a hearty thanks from members of the local chapter of the Coalition of Nurse

Midwives and Nurse Practitioners for supporting the recent legislative reception.


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Mrs. Armstrong encouraged the group to be aware of the vote to remove, with limitations, the

requirement advanced practice nurses contract with physicians in order to practice in Kentucky.

Ms. Armstrong provided a list of Kentucky representatives to the group.

4-22-14 Meeting Summary

Reorganization of KNA District 5

Ms. Armstrong reported that the West Kentucky Chapter was accepted as an official chapter

KNA, with the changes in leadership. More information will follow about how to request funds

for projects through the KNA.


Ms. Armstrong reported that the legislation to support more independence, with restrictions,

was passed through by the Kentucky House and Senate. However, the group discussed that it

was important to continue to support nursing and health-related issues in government.

Murray State University Homecoming

Ms. Armstrong reported that this year’s homecoming celebration will focus on the fiftieth

anniversary of the first graduating class of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students. The

parade and other events will have a focus on celebrating nursing. It was requested that KNA have

an entry in the parade. Dr. Hobbs made a motion that KNA work with Murray State University’s

nursing student organization to support the creation of an entry in the parade. The motion was

seconded by Lori Ballard. Motion passed. Erica Brown is the current president of the nursing

student organization. She stated that she would pass the information along to the future


State officer positions

Dr. Hobbs related that there were likely to be some openings for state KNA positions in the near

future, if anyone was interested. More information will be provided, as these positions are made


Upcoming events

Ms. Armstrong shared that they would likely receive a request to support the Annual Nursing

Research Forum at Baptist Health Paducah. There also may be continued work with the

local chapter of the Coalition of Nurse Midwives and Practitioners to support future nursing


Respectfully Submitted,

Nancy Armstrong


Kentucky Nurses Association

West Kentucky Chapter


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Student (Galen College of Nursing, Louisville); Darcy Ermat, BSN Student (Eastern Kentucky

University, Richmond); and Carol Much, DNP/PhD Candidate (Murray State University,


nursing and the 2014 application form is now on the KNF portions of the KNA website. The

deadline for receipt of applications for 2014 is September 1st.

received by the May 31 deadline this year.

reports to determine the number and amount of scholarship awards for 2014. We will also

reconstitute the Scholarship Committee for review of applications received by the September

1, 2014 deadline. Anyone wishing to volunteer for membership on the Committee should

contact Mary ( by June 30, 2014.

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Kentucky Association of Nursing Students is a pre-professional organization for pre-nursing and

nursing students enrolled in Kentucky accredited diploma, associate, and baccalaureate degree

programs. KANS is a constituent member of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA).

Since taking office in October of 2013 the KANS Board has been working on planning for the

2014 KANS Conference. This year’s conference will be held October 9 – 11 at the Center for

Courageous Kids in Scottsville, KY. Some of the topics being planned for Conference include:

KANS hopes faculty from across the state will support nursing students’ attendance at this year’s

Conference as the aim is to tie together didactic education, clinical education, professionalism

and life-long learning. The theme this year “Oh, The Places You KANS Go in Nursing”

April 4 – 9, 2014, the KANS Board of Directors traveled to Nashville, TN for the NSNA Annual

Convention where they gained exposure to a variety of different topics in nursing, attended

the House of Delegates meetings, listened to resolutions hearings, held a state board meeting,

participated in fundraising and even participated in a 5K fun-run fundraiser for the Foundation

of the National Student NursesAssociation.

In October, 2013, KANS completed their first project of the year at the Health Occupations of

Today Expo in Somerset Kentucky. They were able to speak to hundreds of high school students

from all across Kentucky about nursing, professionalism and the benefits of a career in nursing.


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KANS won the award for Most Outstanding State Website! This is a great accomplishment for

our chapter and a great way to let people know we are here!

2013 – 2014 KANS Board of Directors


Allison Townsend

1st Vice President

Katie Majors

2nd Vice President

Stephanie Cotton


Megan Barton


Tonya Riley

Legislative Director

Terry Callahan

Communications Director

Amanda Smith

Promotions Director

Marco Rice

Breakthrough to Nursing Director

Taylor Moser

Northern Regional Director

Central Regional Director

Western Regional Director


Eastern Regional Director

Lori Keck

Elected Consultant

Pat Walston, MSN, RN

KNA Consultant

Tracy Patil, EdS, MSN, RN


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Cabinet Members:

Liz Sturgeon, PhD, RN, CNE (2012-2014), Chairperson

Dinah Meister, RN (2012-2014)

Marcia Hobbs, DSN, RN (2013-2015)

Debra K. Moser, DSNc, RN, FAAN (2012-2014)

Jacquelyn Reid, MSN, RN, EdD, NE BC (2011-2013)

Kim M. Bourne, BSN, RN, SANE (2011-2013)

Judy L. Ponder, DNP, MSN, RN (2012-2014)


Cabinet Members:

Joe B. Middleton, BSN, RN, CC/NREMPT-P, AAS-P (2013-2015), Chairperson

Ellen J. Hahn, PhD. RN, FAAN (2012-2014)

Laura L. Lagerstrom, BSN, RN (2012-2014)

Alicia Marquess, BSN, RN (2012-2015)

Jennifer Miller, MSN, RN (2013-2015)

Sonia Rudolph, MSN, RN APRN (2013-2015)



Cabinet Members:

Loretta Elder, MSN, RN (2013-2015), Chairperson

Ann W. Christie, MSN, BSNRN (2013-2015)

Janice Elder, MSN, RN, CNOR (2013-2015)

David Logsdon, MSN, NEA, BC (2012-2014)

Nancy McConnell, MSN, RN (2012-2014)

Samantha L. Port, RN (2013-2015)

Marsha D. Woodall, MSN, RN, MBA (2013-2015)

Open (2012-2014)

KBN Representative: Pamela C. Hagan, MSN, RN


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List of Chapters with Purpose

List of Chapter Officers


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In 2014, the KNA begins its transition from a district structure based on geographic regions

to a chapter structure based on any interest that brings nurses together – area of practice,

community service project, passion for program planning for nurses, geography or any other

basis. Membership in a chapter is voluntary and KNA members can belong to as many chapters

as they like, or to none at all. Any KNA member can start a chapter.

Visit to learn more about starting a KNA Chapter.

River City Chapter (Formerly District 1)


Contact Person:

Carolyn Claxton, RN H: 502-456-2767

1421 Goddard Avenue

Louisville, KY 40204-1543


Bluegrass Chapter (Formerly District 2)

The purpose of the Chapter will be to: Work for the improvement of health standards for all

citizens of the Commonwealth; Foster high standards of nursing; Stimulate and promote

the professional development of nurses and advance their economic and general welfare; and

Advance the profession of nursing.

Contact Person:

Laura D. Riddle, MSN, RN, C H: 859-846-4869

603 Fishers Mill Road

Midway, KY 40347-9761


Northern Kentucky Chapter (Formerly District 3)

The mission is to continue to promote the essential role of the registered nurse in health care

delivery, and support the KNA’s mission of serving as an advocate for quality patient care in all

settings. Purpose of the Chapter is to provide professional networking and representation for the

Northern Kentucky area ANA members.


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Contact Person:

Deborah J. Faust, MSN, RN H: 859-655-1961

2041 Strawflower Court

Independence, KY 41051


Heartland Chapter (Formerly District 4)

The purpose of the new chapter include: Continued work for the improvement of health

standards and availability of health services for all citizens of the Commonwealth; Foster

exemplary standards of nursing; Stimulate and promote professional development of nurses

including advancement of economic and general welfare; Advance the profession of nursing;

Network with other nursing professionals; and Mentor future nurses and novice nurses.

Contact Person:

Kathleen M. Ferriell, MSN, BSN, RN H: 502-348-8253

125 Maywood Avenue W: 270-692-5146

Bardstown, KY 40004


West Kentucky Chapter (Formerly District 5)

The purpose of the chapter are as follows: To promote professional nursing endeavors in the

region; including research, education and practice; To support the needs of the local nursing

community, as well as those of nurses statewide, through political activity and other endeavors;

and To serve the citizens in our community as an organization and in conjunction with other

professional nursing organizations.

Contact Person:

Nancy Armstrong, MSN, RN H: 270-435-4466

1881 Furches Trail W: 270-809-4576

Murray, KY 42071


Kentucky Nurses REACH (REACH: Research, Educate, Advocate, Care, Help)

(Formerly District 7)

The purpose of the chapter is to stay abreast of current research and evidence-based practice,

participate in and provide on-going education, advocacy, and to be a caring and helping

organization in our community. We expect our main membership to be within the geographical

local that was served by KNA District 7 boundaries but welcome any new members from other


Contact Person:

Lorraine B. Bormann, BSN, RN H: 270-745-2718

242 Bowlie Avenue

Bowling Green, KY 42101



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Green River Chapter (Formerly District 8)

The KNA Green River Chapter is made up of a diverse group of nurses who believe in the

importance of improving patient care and supporting all nurses through continued education

opportunities. We have a vested interest in fostering the development of each future nurse by

our roles as nurse educators and/or community health nurses within the Green River area of


Contact Person:

Kim Bullock, BSN, RN

693 Porter School House Road

Calhoun, KY 42327


Nightingale Chapter (Formerly District 9)

The purpose of the Chapter will be to: Work for the improvement of health standards for all

citizens of the Commonwealth; Foster high standards of nursing; Stimulate and promote

the professional development of nurses and advance their economic and general welfare; and

Advance the profession of nursing.

Contact Person:

JoAnn Wever, MSN, RN H: 859-336-5938

300 Covington Avenue

Springfield, KY 40069


Northeastern Chapter

The purpose of the chapter is to improve health for the communities we serve and inspire

nurses to achieve nursing excellence. We are devoted to high quality patient care, patient safety,

evidence-based practice and advancing community health.

Contact Person:

Michelle L. Rayburn, MSN, RN W: 606-783-7793

St. Claire Regional Medical Center Fax: 606-783-6368

222 Medical Circle

Morehead, KY 40351



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Carolyn Claxton, RN H: 502-749-7455 Paulette F. Adams, EdD, RN H: 502-267-4372

1421 Goddard Avenue 3047 Crystal Waters Way

Louisville, KY 40204-1543 Louisville, KY 40299-4897




Laura D. Riddle, MSN, RN C H: 859-846-4869 Nancy Garth, RN C: 859-312-0599

603 Fishers Mill Road 3292 Shoals Lake Drive H: 859-271-9529

Midway, KY 40347-9761 Lexington, KY 40515 W: 859-323-0733




Deborah J. Faust, MSN, RN H: 859-655-1961 Deborah Cummings, MSN, RN, BC H: 859-360-6814

2041 Strawflower Court 125 Kincaid Lane

Independence, KY 41051 Erlanger, KY 41018




Kathleen M. Ferriell, MSN, BSN, RN H: 502-348-8253 Susan E. Nesmith, APRN, RN H: 270-300-4062

125 Maywood Avenue W: 270-692-5146 1623 Hutcherson Lane W: 270-706-1683

Bardstown, KY 40004 Elizabethtown, KY 42701-8977




Nancy Armstrong, RN H: 270-435-4466 Katy Garth, PhD, RN H: 270-435-4544

1881 Furches Trail W: 270-809-4576 358 Butterworth Road W: 270-762-6669

Murray, KY 42071 Murray, KY 42071




Lorraine Bormann, RN H: 270-745-2718 Liz Sturgeon, MSN, RN H: 270-781-5047

242 Bowlie Avenue 2741 Avondale Drive

Bowling Green KY 42101 Bowling Green, KY 42104




Kim Bullock, RN, BSN Carol Murch, APRN, MSN H: 270-521-9980

693 Porter School House Road 18143 Upper Delaware Road W: 270-831-9787

Calhoun, KY 42327 Henderson, KY 42420




JoAnn Wever, MSN, RN H: 859-336-5938 Charlene Maddox, BSN, RN H: 859-236-6936

300 Covington Avenue 4330 Lebanon Road

Springfield, KY 40069 Danville, KY 40422




Michelle L. Rayburn, MSN, RN W: 606-783-7793

St. Claire Regional Medical Center

222 Medical Center

Morehead, KY 40351



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