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Sunday, November 16, 2014


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Table of Contents

NNA Mission, Goals, & Objectives. ........................................ 3

Annual Meeting Agenda ................................................ 5

NNA Board of Directors. ................................................ 7

Annual Meeting General Information ...................................... 9

Report of President. .................................................. 11

NNA Year in Review. .................................................. 13

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NNA Mission, Goals and Objectives


The Nevada Nurses Association promotes professional

nursing practice through continuing education, community

service, nursing leadership, and legislative activities to

advocate for improved health and high quality health care

for citizens of Nevada.


• Promote and uphold excellence and integrity for the profession of nursing.

• Educate and advocate for accessible, affordable, quality health care for clients/


• Monitor the evolving role of the professional nurse.


• Sustain a leadership role that actively supports individual nurses in their

professional practice.

• Educate nurses about professional practice advocacy.

• Provide a proactive presence in legislative and regulatory activities for health related


• Participate with consumers and health care groups in establishing health care


• Encourage, promote, and support political candidates who demonstrated support of

the mission, goals and objectives of the Nevada Nurses Association

• Be Strong, proactive presence in working with local, state, and national regulatory

agencies involved in healthcare.

• Collaborate with programs of higher education for nurses to enhance the image and

integrity of the profession.

• Promote nursing as a career option for men, women, and minorities targeting the

elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education settings.


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2014 Nevada Nurses Association

Nevada Nurses Association


Sunday, November 16, 2014 • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tropicana Las Vegas, Partages 2

Call to Order

Welcome, Opening Statements, Announcements, & Introduction of New Officers

Officers Reports


Vice President



District I President

District III President

Scott Lamprecht

Elizabeth Fildes

Bernadette Longo

Nicki Aaker

Jean Lyon

Donna Miller

Committee Reports

Legislative Committee

Continuing Education

Bylaws Committee

State Collaborative on

Teresa Serratt

Nicki Aaker

Tracy Singh

Susan Growe

Lateral Violence

Environmental Health Committee

Healthy Nevada Nurses


Bernadette Longo

Elizabeth Fildes

Sign-up Opportunity

New & Other Business

Election Results & District Officer Installation Ceremony

President’s Awards & Recognitions

Adjournment of Meeting


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NNA Board of Directors 2014


Scott Lamprecht, DNP,




Elizabeth Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE,




Nicki Aaker, MSN,




Pat Alfonso, BSN, MN,



Director at Large

Heidi Johnston, MSN, RN


Director at Large

Mary Brann, DNP, RN


Director at Large

Susan Growe, DNP, RN


District One President

Jean Lyon, PhD, APRN


District Three President

Dave Tyrell, BSN, RN


Northern Nevada

Legislative Co-Chair

Teresa Serratt, PhD, RN

Southern Nevada

Legislative Co-Chair

Katherine Cylke, DNP, RN


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2014 Nevada Nurses Association

Annual Meeting General Information

Nevada Nurses Association

Notice of Annual Meeting of the Nevada Nurses Association Members

To the Members of the Nevada Nurses Association:

Please be advised that the regular annual meeting of the members of the Nevada

Nurses Association will be held at the Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd.

South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Room Partagas 2, at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday,

November 16, 2014.

Please bring your membership card or some other form of identification for


Proposed Standing Rules for the NNA Meeting of the Members

Rule 1.

Only NNA members may vote; the member may be

required to show identification during registration

Rule 2.

To obtain the floor, a member may raise hand or

rise and be recognized by the chairperson. Member

gives his/her name and city prior to speaking.

Rule 3.

A member may speak no more than two times

to the same question and may not speak the

second time until all others have been given the

opportunity to speak. Each speech may be no

longer than three minutes.

Rule 4.

All main motions and amendments to the motion,

except those of a routine nature, shall be in writing,

signed by the maker, and shall be sent at once

to the secretary. Members may propose motions.

Voting may be by voice vote or colored card as

designated by chairperson (Green-yes, red-no)

Rule 5.

Any substantive resolution, not of an emergency

nature, must receive an affirmative ¾ vote for

consideration and a 2/3 vote for adoption by the

members attending the meeting.

Rule 6.

Debate on each proposed resolution, motion, or

position statement shall be limited to 20 minutes.

This may be extended by chairperson.

Rule 7.

Members shall act only on the resolve portion of

a resolution and the recommendation portion of

reports. Clarification regarding intent and meaning

of the resolution and recommendation shall be

handled according to procedure.

Rule 8.

Business interrupted by a recess of the meeting

shall be resumed at the next business meeting at

the point where it was interrupted.


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2014 Nevada Nurses Association

Report of the President


It is hard to believe that 2014 is half over and fall is coming.

This has been an extremely busy and productive year for NNA.

So much has already been accomplished with many exciting

projects in the near future. I am truly amazed at what NNA

has accomplished in advancing nursing and patient care in

the State of Nevada. As you read through the following pages,

articles and reports, please remember that all of this has

been accomplished by volunteers giving their time to support

nursing in Nevada. I am very honored to be working with such

an outstanding group of professionals.

Nurses Day at the Legislature (NDAL) 2015 will be coming in

February 2015 in conjunction with the State of Nevada 2015

Legislative Session. In 2013, NNA made a strong showing

in Carson City and we are looking forward to an even larger Scott Lamprecht, DNP,

attendance next spring. It is crucial for nurses to play a pivotal


role in the changing healthcare policy platform. Please plan on

attending or contacting NNA to become involved in the legislative process.

The Horizontal Violence and Healthy Nurse initiatives and a variety of other educational

CEU programs are in full forward motion. NNA has also launched an online education

and conferencing platform that will increase the access to CEUs, webinars, and other

NNA programs. Additionally this platform includes a video conferencing system that

will allow for greater member communication and involvement. NNA is establishing a

Practice Committee that will be focusing on issues specifically related to nursing practice

in Nevada such as the staffing legislation from 2013.

NNA is growing and becoming even more active in Nevada and needs your help.

Organizations can only be successful when members are involved. Networking,

education, advocacy, and practice are all part of what we do as nurses and being part of

a professional organization is a great way to accomplish a great deal.


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September, 2013

Dave Tyrell and Terry Stanley pictured at District 3 and UMC

table. We joined forces to provide cardiovascular information at

Las Vegas Health Fair, put on by Congressman Horsford

Peggy Dulaney Presents Lateral Violence Curriculum in Reno & Las Vegas

Lateral Violence Among

Nurses: Let’s Get Rid of It!


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October, 2013

Dave Tyrell, BSN, RN, President District 3 with actress

Diane Lane at National Nurses Half-Marathon Luncheon

“In October, NNA was in charge of a water station out at Redrock for the inaugural

National Nurses Half Marathon. Support from NNA nurses and even students that wanted

to get involved was amazing. The overall event was a great success and runners from all

over the country got a chance to see NNA in action.”

November, 2013

safeTALK for Nurses, Reno

Misty Allen of Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention and staff presented two, three-hour

suicide alertness trainings to 80 nurses in Northern Nevada. Sponsored by the Nevada

Nurses Association, we had a wonderfully diverse audience of experienced nurses and

nursing students.


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December, 2013

District 1 Holiday Dinner at Thunder Canyon County Club in Washoe Valley

Margaret Curley,

Scott Lamprecht, and

Sandy Olguin attend UNR Orvis

Future of Nursing Campaign



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January 2014

I am very pleased to provide a report on the educational

opportunities Nevada Nurses Association (NNA) has offered this

past year and the projects we are working on for the upcoming

year. Nurses communicated to us their desire for more CEU

classes. We listened and have offered more opportunities for our

members, nurses throughout Nevada and even nurses outside of

Nevada. The Bioterrorism course continues to be highly utilized

by Nevada nurses as well as nurses across the country. From July

2013 to July 2014, 221 nurses took the course; the majority of

those nurses were not NNA members. This course continues to be

a large revenue source for NNA. Other CEU courses provided by

NNA during the same time frame are:

Nicki Aaker

• AHRQ – Effective Health Care Program Introduction


• Health Coach Training

• Two different presentations on Human Tracking

• Disruptive Behavior Train-the-Trainer

• Lateral Violence Train-the-Trainer

• Nevada Nurses Association Annual Meeting – Safe Staffing Panel

In addition, the Healthy Nurse Initiative provided additional educational opportunities.

There is a lot to look forward to in the next year. The big and exciting news is that

Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders (NONL) and NNA have partnered to bring

Nevada’s nurses the “Leading Something Extraordinary” Nursing Conference, November

16 – 18, 2014 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. There are a lot of great sessions planned.

The session titled Nevada’s Safe Staffing Law: What Does It Mean to Nevada Nurses and

Hospitals? will be videotaped and put on the NNA website (www.nvnurses.org) as a CEU

educational opportunity for all nurses and CNAs. I would like to take this opportunity to

thank the conference committee for working so hard to make this opportunity available

to nurses!

Another exciting event is the 2015 Nurses Day at the Legislature Conference on

February 25, 2015 at the Legislative Building in Carson City. Mark your calendars

and plan to attend. This is a great way to see learn what happens during a legislative

session, and what happens between sessions. There will be exciting presentations, plus

nurses may have the opportunity to sit with his/her assembly representative or senator.

NNA is going electronic. We are working on an electronic education portal which will be

accessible on the NNA website. Nurses will be able to take courses online and the CEU

certificate will be immediately available upon passing the course. This will be a huge

improvement for the Bioterrorism Course.


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The Bioterrorism Course is being updated, narrated, and will be entirely online with the

certificate printable immediately. Also, for those of you needing to get another copy of

your certificate, it will be available at your fingertips. Watch for this exciting upgrade on

the NNA website.

Courses in the upcoming year will be advertised on the NNA website and RNFormation

so tune in regularly to see what exciting opportunities we have organized for you. If

anyone has a presentation they would like to share with other nurses, please contact me

at naaker@aol.com and we can discuss the possibility of offering it.

Respectively yours,

Nicki Aaker, MSN, MPH, RN

NNA State Board Secretary

NNA State Professional Education and Development Committee Chair

NNA CEU Provider approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing

February 2014

The NNA State Board held its annual reception and retreat in Las Vegas. The reception

was a great networking opportunity, and the retreat was hard work, but productive.



& Elizabeth








Lynette Lamprecht, Elizabeth Fildes,

Senator Pat Spearman, Peg Calavan



and Mark







February was the NNA 10,000 Step Challenge for Heart Health!


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February 2014

One positive change for NNA this year was the development

and transition to a new website. The new website features easy

navigation and keeps members current on what is happening

including upcoming events, legislation, and by allowing access

to current and previous issues of RNFormation. There is a link

to explore the various NNA initiatives and resources provided

should you want to become involved. Be sure to check out the

NNA Career Center while exploring the site. If you have not visited

the new site then check us out at http://www.nvnurses.org/ and

tell us what you think! By becoming involved you can advocate for

nurses and quality health care for all of Nevada’s citizens.

Heidi Johnston,


Another exciting development is the NNA Learning Center. Lifelong

learning is part of the nursing profession and NNA has provided

numerous educational opportunities no matter where in the state you reside. The

learning center keeps you informed of upcoming live NNA webinars, onsite courses, and

certificate courses. In the event you missed a webinar you can still view it by visiting

the archived section. There is also an open forum for the State Collaborative on Lateral

Violence in nursing. Here you can find resources, training for your organization, or ask

questions about this important topic. Be sure to check your email to see what exciting

webinar will be coming!


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I have been a Registered Nurse for over forty years. During this

time, I have seen nursing as a profession make tremendous

strides in education, practice, and political advocacy. Much of

this progress is because of the organizing of nursing through the

American Nurses Association and the individual state nursing

associations, including Nevada Nurses Association.

When nurses come together for a common goal – our patients –

we are a very powerful group. We are voted the most respected

profession year after year by the public. As a profession, we have

always been focused on what is best for the individuals for whom

we provide care, in a variety of settings. Blending all of our voices

together, through our professional organization, makes us a group

that can continue to make changes in health care.

Jean Lyon, PhD,


I am proud to be a nurse. I am proud to be a member of the Nevada Nurses Association.

If asked what I would be if I had my life to live over, I would still choose nursing.

Nurses Night at the Wranglers Las Vegas

Ken, Lynn, Jordon, & Dave

Wrangler’s Mascot

May 2014

Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Awards

District 1 President

Jean Lyon

NNA 2014 Honoree,

Deloris Middlebrook, and

District 1

Nurses of Achievement

2014 Award Winners


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Nurses Day Mixer in Las Vegas

Human Trafficking Training at Renown in Reno


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June 2014

ANA Lobby Day and Member Assembly

Lateral Violence Train the Trainers in Las Vegas

Ren Scott and

Aleta Campbell

Aleta Campbell, Susan Scott,

Cindy LeVee,

Michelle Hudders


Ren Scott, Dorothy Reynolds


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July 2014

safeTalk Las Vegas organized by Catherine Prato

Lateral Violence Train the Trainers Reno by Linda Jacks

Nevada Nurses Foundation is a reality!

Go, Nurses!!

Lateral Violence Training Kindred Hospital Las Vegas

by Susan Growe

State Collaborative activities and trainings

I have done two train the trainers on Horizontal Violence, one at

Kindred and the other at UMC and two workshops, one at Kindred

and the other for faculty at Nevada State College. I am working on

another for the fall with Rawson Neal. I am using the templates and

board games received from South Carolina’s Peggy Dulaney. It has

been a lot of fun and am hoping more and more trainers will start

training others so that the word get spread faster in Nevada. We will be presenting this

at the State Conference in Las Vegas this October as well. We also continue to have

monthly meetings on how we can continue to offer more training for others in the state.

Susan Growe, DNP, RN

August 2014

Lateral Violence Training Saint Mary’s in Reno

by Sandy Olguin and Margaret Curley


2014 Nevada Nurses Association

It has been a

great year for NNA!

Thank You for all you have

done to make it happen.

We’re looking forward to

an even better year ahead.


RN Opportunities await you

in our growing community!

Visit us online and apply today!


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