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2015 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

Table of Contents

1. Welcome from the MNA President .....................................................3

2. Welcome from the Executive Director ...................................................5

3. Dates to Remember ..................................................................7

4. Convention Schedule Overview .......................................................9

5. Convention Agenda ................................................................11

6. Wednesday Opening Keynote Speaker: G. Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN ...............25

Wednesday Luncheon Speaker: Paul Mellor .............................................26

Thursday Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon Speaker: Rebecca Fairchild, PhD, RN,

Associate Dean, Alcorn State University School of Nursing ...............................26

Thursday General Luncheon Speaker: Jerry Bridge ........................................27

Friday APRN Conference Opening Speaker: Maryann B. Wee, BSN, RN .....................27

Friday Joint Session Speaker: Rebekah Gregory ..........................................28

Friday APRN Luncheon Speaker: Jean H. Aertker, DNP, ARNP, FAANP .....................28

7. Research Poster and Roundtable Session ................................................29

8. House of Delegates Agenda ..........................................................30

9. Convention Policies and Procedures ...................................................31

HOD Rules and Procedures ..........................................................32

10. Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors ..........................................34

11. Candidates for MNA Board of Directors ................................................36

12. 2015 Convention Sponsors ..........................................................43

13. 2015 Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors ..............................................49

14. MNA Provider Unit and Convention Planning Committees ................................51

15. Colorful Cocktails & Canvas Event ....................................................52

16. MNF Mosaic Silent Auction .........................................................53

17. MNA Membership Application .......................................................55

18. MNA Political Action Committee ....................................................59

19. MNF Board of Directors .............................................................61

MNF Scholarships and Stipends ......................................................62

MNF Brick Garden .................................................................63

MNF Coffee Club Application ........................................................64

MNF Staff ........................................................................65

20. MNA Board of Directors ............................................................67

21. MNA District Presidents ............................................................68

22. District Map ......................................................................69

23. MNA Staff .......................................................................70

24. Layout of Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center ................................71

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Nursing Colleagues,

Welcome to the Mississippi NursesAssociation’s 104th Annual Convention, The Art of Nursing: Practice,

Patients and Purpose! As President of the Mississippi NursesAssociation, it is my honor to invite you to

join with your colleagues from across the State of Mississippi and our surrounding states at the Mississippi

Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, MS.

This year’s Convention begins on October 20th with a dynamic two-part Pre-Convention Session sponsored

by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation and Mississippi Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Council. We

also appreciate the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, North Sunflower Medical Center, and the Mississippi

Action Coalition’s efforts in securing as our Opening Speaker renowned nursing leader, Adriana Perez, PhD,

ANP-BC, FAAN. You’ll learn tips on improving your memory from our Wednesday luncheon presenter,

Paul Mellor, memory expert extraordinaire.

This year is an important year for the House of Delegates. The House of Delegates will convene on Wednesday,

October 21st to elect four MNA Board positions: President; Treasurer; Director, Council on Education; and

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs, in addition to three members to the Committee on Nominations.

The decisions of the House of Delegates will be instrumental in determining the strategic direction of MNA.

I applaud each of you who serve as a delegate from your MNA District and appreciate your dedication to

MNA and the nursing profession.

This year’s Convention also provides many opportunities for you to network with your colleagues as well as

exhibitors. You’ll enjoy the William Carey University reception on Tuesday evening and a reception hosted

by the University of Mississippi Nursing Alumni Chapter on Wednesday evening. In addition, don’t miss

the opportunity to create your own Art of Nursing masterpiece at the Colorful Cocktails and Canvas event

on Thursday evening! Along with expert presenters and unique networking events, you’ll have ample time to

engage with exhibitors at A Full Canvas Exhibitors Expo, so take advantage of this opportunity to interact

with these special supporters of our Convention.

Thank you for being a part of MNA’s 104th Annual Convention!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Hitt, PhD, MSN, RN, NLN-CNE

President

MNA Board of Directors

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for your attendance and participation at this year’s Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual

Convention! We are confident that you will find the Convention provides a unique blend of content-rich

sessions to advance your professional knowledge, as well as numerous events that provide an opportunity to

network with your colleagues.

We strive to provide you a most enjoyable Convention experience! We know the importance of continuing

education as a part of your professional development, and are pleased to provide a seamless process for

obtaining your continuing education credits. Our new process allows you to scan your Convention badge,

complete your session evaluations on-line, and print your continuing education certificates. In addition,

throughout your time at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center designated Convention

areas, you will have access to free Wi-Fi for your convenience.

I encourage you to take advantage of all the Convention has to offer. We are committed to making your

experience a memorable one. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way while you are with us. Thank

you again for coming, and for your support of the Mississippi NursesAssociation!

Sincerely,

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

Mississippi NursesAssociation

• Participate in Skills Workshops

• Enjoy the EXPO

• Attend great receptions

• Network with your colleagues

• Engage in the Spectrum of Success Nurses’ Research Roundtable Forum

• Create a Masterpiece at Colorful Cocktails & Canvas

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Dates to Remember

• December 3-4, 2015: Controlled Substances Workshop (10 Continuing Education Hours with 3.75

Pharmacology Hours), Madison, MS

• January 27, 2016: Lobby Day at the Capitol for RNs & APRNs

• February 9, 2016: Legislative Nursing Summit, Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS

• April 21-23, 2016: Advanced Practice Spring Conference, Mississippi State University Riley Center,

Meridian, MS

• May 5-14, 2016: Rome & the Amalfi Coast Travel Tour

(Rome, Montecassino, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Paestum, Pompeii, Naples)

• June 17-24, 2016: Northern National Parks Travel Tour

(Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Grand Teton National Park, Park

City)

• September 3-12, 2016: British Landscapes Travel Tour

(London, Oxford, North Wales, Lake District, Edinburgh Castle, York, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge,

Cotswolds)

• October 18-21, 2016: MNA Annual Convention, Biloxi, MS

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Convention Schedule Overview

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (2) Pre-Convention Sessions

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. William Carey University Reception

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration

7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Session

9:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon House of Delegates

9:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Concurrent Sessions

10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Mississippi Nurses Foundation Silent Auction

12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon Speaker

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. House of Delegates

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. UMMC Alumni Reception – The Redding House

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. District Presidents’ Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Ida V. Moffett SON Samford Univ. Alumni Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration & Expo

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Mississippi Nurses Foundation Silent Auction

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Concurrent Sessions

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Expo & Marketplace

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Abstract Poster Session

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. General Luncheon

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. MS Board of Nursing Panel Discussion for RNs

1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Research Round Table Discussion

5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Colorful Cocktails & Canvas

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. RN Incredible Dinner

Convention CE Agenda

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. APRN Registration

6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. APRN Breakfast and Update

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. APRN Conference Opening Session

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Joint Session with Students

8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MS Board of Nursing Panel Discussion for APRNs

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. APRN Luncheon

1:45 p.m. - 4:00p.m. Concurrent Sessions

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Controlled Substances Update

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. APRN Incredible Dinners

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104 th Annual Convention CE Agenda

The Art of Nursing: Practice, Patients & Purpose

Welcome to MNA’s 104th Annual Convention! We are excited to have you join us as we explore the “Art

of Nursing” through Practice, with our Patients, and with a Purpose. Although every effort has been made

to finalize rooms as well as presenters, please note that all event locations, presenters, and/or presentations

are subject to change.

Continuing Education (CEs)

The Mississippi NursesAssociation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the

American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Hours are awarded only for the

session hours you attend. Contact hours to be awarded for each session will be posted as part of the session

announcements listed in this section of the Mississippi NursesAssociation 2015 Annual Convention book.

To receive contact hours for a session, each attendee must:

1. Attend the entire session.

2. Scan your name badge at the beginning of each session.

3. Complete the presentation evaluation on-line (available 48 hours after the conclusion of the

Convention – certificates can be printed 24 hours after completing the evaluation).

Tuesday, October 20, 2015:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

1:30 noon – 4:30 p.m. Registration .....................MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Main Entrance, West Lobby

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pre-Convention Sessions (4.0 c/h) ...................................D2

Sponsored by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation and the Mississippi Baccalaureate and Higher Degree

Nursing Council

• Application of Motivational Interviewing to Pediatric Obesity with Crystal S. Lim, PhD

• Application of Motivational Interviewing to Tobacco Cessation with Julie Schumacher, PhD

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. William Carey University Reception ..................................D1

• Please join William Carey University at their reception as they share, “Sculpting the Nursing

Profession Today and Tomorrow” and meet Opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. Adriana Perez.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration .....................MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Main Entrance, West Lobby

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Silent Auction with The Mississippi Nurses Foundation ..............Lobby

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Session (1.0 c/h) ........................................Hall C

Welcome to the 104th MNA Annual Convention!

Welcome by: Jennifer Hitt, PhD, MSN, RN, NLN-CNE, MNA Board President; and Teresa Malone,

MNA Executive Director

Keynote Speaker: G. Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN

Promoting Multicultural Diversity in Nursing to Build a Culture of Health

(Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, North Sunflower Medical Center, and the

Mississippi Action Coalition)

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Break & Marketplace

9:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon House of Delegates ............................................D5-D8

• Legislative Update (0.5 c/h) with Teresa Malone, Executive Director, MNA

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.5 c/h)

• Teaching Strategies for the Millennial Adult ...........................................D2

with C. Denise Hancock, RN, MS, LCCE

• Tuberculosis: Elephant in the Room .................................................D3

with Ann Jackson, BSN, RN

• Snapshot of the Mississippi Workforce ...............................................D4

with Debbie Logan, BSN, RN, MHA & Sheila Keller, PhD

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10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break & Marketplace

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Concurrent Sessions (1.5 c/h)

• Organ Donation ...............................................................D2

with Kevin Stump, BS, BSN, RN, CPTC, Executive Dir., MS Organ Recovery Agency

• Management of the Disruptive Patient ...............................................D3

with Kathryn Gift, DNP, RN, CEN

• Interprofessional Education: Lessons Learned ..........................................D4

with Robin Wilkerson, PhD, RN; Leslie Thweatt, MSN, RN; & Sandra Stanton, PhD, RN

12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon Speaker (1.25 c/h) ...................................Hall C

• Memory Magic

with Paul Mellor

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Break & Marketplace

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1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. House of Delegates .............................................D5-D8

1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Plenary Session (1.0 c/h) ............................................D9

• Ethical Decision Making for Nurses: Case Studies in Ethics

with Janie Butts, PhD, RN & Elizabeth Tinnon, PhD, RN, CNE

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break & Marketplace

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Critical Thinking ...............................................................D2

with Sam Miller, NP, RN, Paramedic, CEO, North Sunflower Medical Center &

Chrysta Bates, MSN, RN

• Flipping the Psychiatric Classroom ..................................................D3

with Diane Blanchard, PhD, RN, CNS, SANE & Gayle Hathcox, MSN, RN, CNE

• The ACA Upheld ..............................................................D4

with Susan Lacey, PhD, RN, FAAN

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break & Marketplace

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Cultural Sensitivity to Aged .......................................................D2

with Kris Harrell, PharmD; Nancy Horton, PhD, MPH; & Ann S. Ulmer, PhD

• Leadership in Nursing Education: Past, Present, & Future ...............................D3

with Elizabeth Mahaffey, PhD, RN, Dean, Hinds Community College; Janet Williams, PhD,

MSN, MBA, RN, Dean, William Carey University; & Sheila Adams, PhD, BSN, EdD, Dean,

Mississippi University for Women

• Can We Give Too Much? Shedding Light on the Issue of Compassion & Fatigue ...............D4

with Brenda Collins, MSN, RN, NP-C

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing

Alumni Reception for Alumni and Friends ............................The Redding House

770 Jackson Street, Biloxi, MS

(located within walking distance of the Beau Rivage)

Convention CE Agenda

Thursday, October 22, 2015:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration & Expo ..............MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Main Entrance, West Lobby

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. District Presidents’ Breakfast .........................................L3

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Samford University Ida V. Moffett SON Alumni Breakfast ................L2

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Silent Auction with The Mississippi Nurses Foundation ..............Lobby

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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Pain Management in the 21 st Century: New Challenges and New Solutions (RNs) .............D9

with Geralyn Datz, PhD

• What Nurses Can Learn From Other Disciplines (RNs/APRNs) ...........................D2

with Jennifer Hitt, PhD, MSN, RN, NLN-CNE

• Disaster Nursing: Remembering Katrina (RNs) ........................................D3

with Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CHS, CHEP

• How to Work Successfully with People from Different Age Groups (RNs/APRNs) ..............D4

with Curnis Upkins, BS, SPHR

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Basic Suturing Workshop .........................................................D1

with Bryan Combs, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. RN/APRN Plenary (1.0 c/h)

• Enhancing Your Clinical Assessment, Intervention/Education, and Outcomes

through Motivational Interviewing and Goal Setting ...................................D5-8

with Brandy Hester, MSN, RN, CCP

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Advanced Suturing Workshop .....................................................D1

with Bryan Combs, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Expo & Marketplace .............................................E3

• “A Full Canvas” Exhibitors EXPO 2015

Don’t forget to have each exhibitor sign your passport to be included in the

Grand Prize Drawing at 11:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Abstract Poster Session (1.0 c/h). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niche

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon (1.0 c/h) ..........................Hall L5-6

• Is My Organization a Teaching Organization?

with Rebecca Fairchild, PhD, RN, Associate Dean, Alcorn State University School of Nursing

Sponsored by: Alcorn State University SON, Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Eta Chapter

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12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. General Luncheon (1.0 c/h) ....................................Hall C

• Is Too Much Technology Making Us Stupid?

with Jerry Bridge

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Break & Expo

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. RN Plenary (1.5 c/h)

• Board of Nursing for RNs: Board of Nursing Panel .................................D5-8

with Lynn Langley, DNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CPHQ, Executive Director, MS Board of Nursing;

Brett Thompson, Esq., Deputy Director, MS Board of Nursing; & Phyllis Johnson, MSN,

FNP-BC, Director of Advanced Practice, MS Board of Nursing

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1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Basic EKG Interpretation Workshop ................................................L3

with Jamie Shedden, ACNP

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. MNF Leadership Course (RNs/APRNs) (1.5 c/h)

• Leadership: Leading From Where You Are ............................................D9

with Rebecca Edwards, MSN, RN

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.5 c/h)

• Telemedicine-Unexpected Risks (APRNs) ............................................D2

with Anne Everett, PhD(c), MSN, RN & Judy Cleveland, BSN, RN

• Meaningful Use Update (APRNs) .................................................D3

with Sherry Wallace, RN

• Radiology Intervention Treatments (APRNs) ..........................................D4

with Basil Shah, MD

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. RN Plenary Session (1.0 c/h)

• At Risk in Today’s Healthcare Environment: You and Your Patients .......................D5-8

with Maryann Wee, BSN, RN

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Expo .....................................................West Lobby

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Pediatric Head Trauma (APRNs) ..................................................D2

with Chris Collado, MSN, NP-C, CPNP-Dual

Mississippi Health Information Network Update (MS-HIN) (APRNs) ......................D3

with Jeremy Hill, Acting Executive Director, MS-HIN

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Advanced EKG Interpretation Workshop .............................................L3

with Jamie Shedden, ACNP

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• The Art of Healing Chronic Wounds - Wound Care Workshop ............................D9

with Gayle Harrell, NP-C, CWCN

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Incretin Education (RNs/APRNs) ..................................................D2

with Adrienne Spence, DNP, FNP-C, CDE

• Meaningful Use Update (RNs) ....................................................D3

with Sherry Wallace, RN

• Bedside Emergencies (RNs) .......................................................D4

with Rachelle Kostmayer, MSN, RN

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. RNs/APRNs Spectrum of Success Nurses’ Roundtable Forum (1.0 c/h) ....D1

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5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Colorful Cocktails & Canvas ...................................Room L7

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. RN Incredible Dinner .................................................

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and Elton John AIDS Foundation

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Friday, October 23, 2015:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. APRN Registration & Exhibitors .....MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Main Entrance, West Lobby

6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. APRN Breakfast and Update (0.5 c/h) .............................Hall C

• with Linda Watkins, DNP, RN, FNP-C, Director, Council on Advanced Practice &

Teresa Malone, MNA Executive Director

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Break with Exhibitors ..........................................D10-12

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. APRN Conference Opening Session (1.0 c/h) .......................Hall C

• At Risk in Today’s Healthcare Environment – You and Your Patients

with Maryann Wee, BSN, RN

(Drawing for door prize following speaker presentation)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Joint Session with Students (1.0 c/h). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hall B

• Through the Eyes of the Patient with Rebekah Gregory

(Drawing for door prize following speaker presentation)

8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Session (2.25 c/h) ................................................D1

• France Foundation - Adult Immunizations

with Julie Koch, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

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9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Break with Exhibitors ..........................................D10-12

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Ethical Decision Making for APRNs: Case Studies in Ethics ............................. D2

with Janie Butts, PhD, RN & Elizabeth Tinnon, PhD, RN, CNE

• Surgical Treatment for Obesity, DM & Metabolic Syndrome ..............................D3

with William Avara, MD

• Neuro Cognitive Disorders .......................................................D4

with Courtney Bennett, DNP, PMHNP-BC & Brenda Phillips, DNP, PMHNP-BC

• Health Disparities ..............................................................D9

with Craig Escude, MD

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors ........................................D10-12

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10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. APRN Plenary Session (1.0 c/h)

• Board of Nursing for APRNs: Board of Nursing Panel ................................D5-8

with Lynn Langley, DNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CPHQ, Executive Director, MS Board of Nursing;

Brett Thompson, Esq., Deputy Director, MS Board of Nursing; & Phyllis Johnson, MSN, FNP-

BC, Director of Advanced Practice, MS Board of Nursing

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors ........................................D10-12

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. APRN Luncheon (1.25 c/h) .................................... Hall C

• Discover and Ignite Your Leadership Talents to Inspire and Empower

with Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP, FAANP

(Drawing for door prize following speaker presentation)

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Dessert with the Exhibitors .................................Hall D Foyer

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Advances in the Diagnosis, Management and Follow-up Care of Coronary Artery

Disease/AMI ..................................................................D2

with Barry Bertolet, MD

• Antidepressants in the Elderly .....................................................D3

with Janet McMillan, DSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

• New Medications in the Management of Hepatitis C ....................................D4

with John Phillips, MD

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Joint Aspiration Workshop ........................................................D9

with Bryan Combs, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break with Exhibitors ..........................................D10-12

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Session (1.0 c/h)

• Abdominal Pain in Children ......................................................D2

with Bryant McCrary, MD

• Spread the Word, Not the Disease ..................................................D3

with Carol Ann Risley, PhD(c), MSN, NP

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Controlled Substance Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Controlled Substances RX in the Elderly .........................................D5-8

with Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP, GNP, Gerontologist

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. APRN Incredible Dinners

(1) TBA

(2) Other APRN Incredible Dinners will be forthcoming.

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Convention Speakers

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

“Promoting Multicultural Diversity in Nursing to Build a Culture of Health”

G. ADRIANA PEREZ, PHD, ANP-BC, FAAN

(Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, North Sunflower

Medical Center, and the Mississippi Action Coalition)

Dr. Adriana Perez is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner, assistant professor

at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and Diversity Consultant

for the Center to Champion Nursing in America.

Dr. Perez’s innovative contributions to cardiovascular health promotion among

older Latinas in partnership with non-profits and community leaders, includes

the development and testing of a wellness motivation intervention for physical

activity; funded by the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing

Excellence, NIH/NINR individual NRSA, STTI Beta Upsilon, National

Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses, and St. Luke’s Health Initiative. As a

result of her work and because of the high relevance to environmental health policy, she was selected

as a Congressional Health and Aging Policy Fellow supported by the Centers for Disease Control &

Prevention, Healthy Aging Program. She is the current Principal Investigator for one of 13 national

grants through the “Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities,” initiative funded by the U.S.

Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health.

Dr. Perez is Policy Chair of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and was recently inducted as

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Her commitment to promoting a “Culture of Health” is

evident in her work through the Campaign for Action: Future of Nursing. She is an appointed member

of the American Organization of Nurse Executives Board of Directors and UnitedHealth Group External

Nursing Advisory Board; and served as founding Chair of the Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders.

Dr. Perez graduated from Arizona Western College in 1998 and received her BSN (2000), MS Adult

Nurse Practitioner degree (2004) and PhD (2009) from Arizona State University, College of Nursing

& Health Innovation. She is a Patricia G. Archbold Pre-doctoral Scholar (2007-2009) and Claire M.

Fagin Fellow (2009-2011). She has received many awards and recognition for her contributions to

health promotion and nursing education, including the Healthcare Heroes Award for Education from

the Phoenix Business Journal, the Dr. Janie Menchaca Award for Outstanding Leadership from the

National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and the Inaugural “Leadership in Action Award” from the

Arizona Action Coalition.

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WEDNESDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER

Improve your memory with Paul Mellor, Wednesday’s distinguished luncheon

presenter! Paul Mellor is president of Success Links, a memory training

company dedicated to helping people improve their lives by improving their

memory power. A finalist in the 2008 USA Memory Championship, Paul offers

valuable systems and solutions on how to strengthen memory. Paul’s skills have

benefited everyone from business professionals to senior citizens to school

children. He has written extensively on memory improvement and has been

quoted in numerous national media, including Newsweek, USA Today, Wall

Street Journal, NPR Radio, WOR Radio (New York), and CBN Television. He

conducts seminars throughout the country and believes that everyone can build

their brain power with the help of a few proven techniques. Paul also has the

distinction of having completed marathons in all 50 states, an accomplishment

he attributes to three things – belief, attitude and desire. He believes these same

components are the keys to succeeding in life, no matter the goal. Paul brings

passion, energy and proven methods to all his speeches and training sessions

to help individuals and organizations achieve their goals. Paul’s book, You’re

Almost There, about his inspirational journey across America as he ran in 50

marathons was released in 2011.

PAUL MELLOR

Memory Magic,

Success Strategies to

Beat Absent Mindedness

THURSDAY SIGMA THETA TAU LUNCHEON SPEAKER

Rebecca B. Fairchild, PhD, RN, is the Associate Dean at Alcorn State University

School of Nursing. She is an expert nurse educator with extensive experience

teaching practical nursing, associate degree, and higher degree nursing education

programs. As an adjunct graduate faculty member, she was responsible for

developing and facilitating a course in organizational theory. She earned her

bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi,

and her doctorate degree in nursing education and administration from William

Carey University. Dr. Fairchild will present “Is Your Organization a Learning

Organization” to highlight the theoretical constructs and characteristics of a

learning organization.

REBECCA

FAIRCHILD, PhD, RN

Is My Organization a

Teaching Organization?

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THURSDAY GENERAL LUNCHEON SPEAKER

Jerry Bridge is a professional speaker, humorist, author, and workshop leader.

Jerry is well known for turning complex topics into fun, engaging, thought

provoking programs. Over the past 25 years he has presented inspiring keynotes

and content rich workshops for tens of thousands of business executives,

managers, and administrative staff. Jerry is a gifted speaker well known for his

ability to help people reduce stress, build teamwork and improve performance.

Jerry’s passion is to lead inspiring, motivating programs that empower people,

and having lots of fun in the process.

JERRY BRIDGE

Is Too Much Technology

Making Us Stupid?

FRIDAY APRN CONFERENCE OPENING SPEAKER

Maryann Wee is a risk management expert and was the first in-state risk

management consultant for a major insurer of hospitals in Mississippi. In

1989, she joined Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi to develop the

risk management program for the insured physicians and currently serves as

the Director of Risk Management Services. In that capacity she develops and

coordinates risk programs as well as presents educational programs to physicians

and their staff. She has provided over 600 programs on risk management topics

including national presentations. Maryann Wee has eight publications in the

areas of computerized data banking, stroke and risk management.

She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the University

of Maryland at Baltimore. She specialized in the areas of neurological and

neurosurgical intensive care nursing at the University of Pennsylvania Medical

Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. She also served as the

coordinator for ICU education at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Her experience includes serving as a site project coordinator for the Stroke Data

Bank Project which was under the auspices of NIH.

MARYANN WEE

RN, BSN

At Risk in Today’s

Health Care

Environment, You and

Your Patients

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FRIDAY JOINT SESSION SPEAKER

Rebekah Gregory is a simple small town woman and mother whose life was

forever changed due to the events of the Boston marathon bombings on April

15, 2013. This horrible act of terrorism left her as one of the names of the

seventeen amputees and therefore permanently handicapped at the young age

of only twenty-six years old.

Instead of being bitter, Rebekah has used her platform in a huge way by

encouraging others worldwide. Speaking out about her story and own daily

obstacles, she believes that life’s struggles are not only meant to teach us lessons,

but make us better versions of ourselves than before. Rebekah’s delivery with

her quick wit and contagious optimism is sure to have everyone feeling inspired

and ready to make their own life changes. Outlining her popular phrase, “with

every new day comes new hope” she never fails to leave her audience ready to

“change the world.”

REBEKAH GREGORY

Through The Eyes of

The Patient

FRIDAY APRN LUNCHEON SPEAKER

Dr. Jean H. Aertker is serving her second term as the AANP Region 11 Director.

Dr. Aertker was one of the original 20 charter members of AANP when it

began in 1985 and has been active in her local and state NPs organizations.

Involved in health policy at all levels, Dr. Aertker was one of the founding

members of Florida Nurse Practitioner Network in 2002, serving as past

president and continues to serve on the board. In 2008, Dr. Aertker received

her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University. She

is a NP entrepreneur owning a successful NP Occupational Health practice

since 1998. She is FNP board certified with over 32 years in that role.

As a USAF Nurse Corp veteran, Dr. Aertker was first introduced to the role of

the NP in 1974 and has since held many leadership roles in nursing and in the

community. She feels the DNP is essential to moving our practice forward as we

seek full rights and privileges to practice.

JEAN H. AERTKER

DNP, ARNP, FAANP

Discover and Ignite Your

Leadership Talents to

Inspire and Empower

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Don’t Miss These Opportunities!!

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RESEARCH

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

Spectrum of Success Nurses’ Roundtable Forum: Thursday, October 22

The Roundtable Forum, hosted by the MNA Research Council, will showcase nurses’ quality improvement/

evidence based practice projects from around the state! You’ll participate in multiple discussions with the

nurses intimately involved in these innovative projects that are improving patients’ health. We’ll keep you

moving so you don’t miss a thing!

Abstract Poster Session: Thursday, October 22

A traditional poster session designed to provide you an opportunity to explore innovative strategies and

research that are enhancing clinical, patient, and educational outcomes through evidence based nursing

practice. Authors will be available to discuss their projects with you!

Council on Nursing Research

Director:

John Hodnett, Jr., DNP, M.Ed, RN, LPC

Members:

Vicki Bingham, PhD, RN, CPE

Patricia Freeman, BSN, RN

Lorraine Gaddis, PhD, APRN-BC

Bonnie Harbaugh, PhD, RN

Deborah Mauffray, RN, CWOCN

Jennifer Robinson, PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA

Mary Stewart, PhD, RN

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Mississippi NursesAssociation

House of Delegates

October 21, 2015

Call to Order: ...................................... Jennifer Hitt, PhD, MSN, RN, NLN-CNE

MNA President

Appointment of Tellers

Recognition of Guests

Establishment of a Quorum

Adoption of Standing Rules of Order

Adoption of Agenda

Approval of Minutes from 2014: ........................Tonya Moore, PhD, RN, MNA Secretary

Report from Nominating Committee: ...............Tyrongilia Walton, DNP, APRN, FNPC, Chair

Receipt of Nominations from the Floor

Candidate’s Remarks

President’s Report: ...................Jennifer Hitt, PhD, MSN, RN, NLN-CNE, MNA President

Treasurer’s Report: .........................................Ann Barnes, BSN, RN, Treasurer

Membership Report: ................................... Debra Allen, MSN, RN, Vice President

Executive Director’s Report & Legislative Update: ...............Teresa Malone, Executive Director

Old Business:

New Business:

Report from Mississippi Nurses Foundation: ................ LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC

MNF President & Rosalyn Howard, MNF Executive Director

Report from MASN: ..................................... Tabitha Mizell, MASN President

Nursing Organization Reports (available online at www.msnurses.org):

Mississippi Board of Nursing ...............Lynn Langley, DNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CPHQ,

Executive Director

• MS Organization of Nurse Executives ....................Janet Harris, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

• MS State Department of Health ......................Kay Henry, BSN, Director of Nursing

• Deans & Directors’ Council, MS Schools of Nursing .........Lizabeth Carlson, DNS, RN, BC

• Director of Nursing, IHL ....................................Janette McCrory, DNP, RN

Introduction of Resolutions:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Arnold, DNP, RN

Director Council of Organizational Affairs

Presentation of New Officers

Closing Announcements

*Breaks and lunch will be inserted into the Agenda by the Chair

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MNA Convention Policies and Procedures

POLITICKING:

Convention Center walls may NOT be used for campaign materials. Candidates are responsible for securing

their own materials (including easels) and removing signs.

SESSION CREDITS & EVALUATIONS

ON-LINE ONLY: To receive contact hours for a session, each attendee must: 1) attend the entire session,

2) scan your name badge, and 3) complete the evaluation on-line–available 48 hours after the conclusion of

the Convention. Once a session evaluation has been successfully completed, you will be able to print your

certificate for that session–available 24 hours after completing the evaluation.

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS:

In keeping with MNA’s green policy, all available handouts will be posted to the MNA website. Prior to

attending the sessions, registrants are encouraged to print the materials or store them on an electronic device.

The handouts can be found on the MNA website (www.msnurses.org) under the LIBRARY menu in the

2015 Annual Convention folder.

WI-FI ZONE:

Registered attendees will have access to standard free Wi-Fi within the MNA Convention designated areas

of the Convention Center.

NAME BADGES:

Registered attendees MUST wear their official Convention name badges at all times to access Convention

events. Convention name badges must be scanned when attendees enter Convention events where continuing

education hours are available.

GUESTS OF REGISTERED ATTENDEES:

Complimentary guest badges will be provided for persons age 21 and older attending the Colorful Cocktails

& Canvas event. The guest badge allows entrance to the Colorful Cocktails & Canvas event only.

FIREARMS/WEAPONS:

Firearms are prohibited on the premises of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center and the

Beau Rivage Resort and Casino.

FORCE MAJEURE:

In the event MNA should find it necessary to cancel or postpone the 2015 MNA Annual Convention for

any reason, including but not limited to, acts of nature or terrorism, low registration or other circumstances

beyond MNA’s control, MNA’s liability shall be limited to the refund of registration fees paid to MNA.

CONFERENCE ATTIRE:

Attire at the MNA Convention is business casual. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center

strives to keep meeting rooms at a comfortable temperature, but layered clothing is strongly suggested and

comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

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CHILDREN:

Children (including infants) under the age of 16 are not allowed in Convention sessions or the Exhibit Hall

due to safety concerns, audio recording, and maintaining an appropriate learning environment.

PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEO:

MNA will take photographs and video during the Convention and reproduce them in educational, news,

or promotional material—whether in print, electronic, or other media—including the MNA Website.

By participating in the MNA Convention, you grant MNA the right to use your name, photograph, and

biography for such purposes.

House of Delegates Rules & Procedures

1. Only delegates shall be seated in the section reserved for the House of Delegates. All delegates must wear

their official name badge to all sessions of the House.

2. Delegate substitutions by an alternate must be authorized by the appropriate District President prior to

the participation of the alternate.

3. All questions concerning those entitled to vote shall be referred to the Credentials Committee. Final

seating of contested delegates shall present his/her voting ticket to election officials before being issued

an official ballot.

4. A one minute speech may be allowed for each nomination from the floor of the House.

5. Any resolution presented by a delegate to the House of Delegates not approved by an appropriate MNA

structural unit or the Committee on Resolutions must receive a majority vote by the House to reach the

floor and a three-fourths vote to be adopted.

6. Emergency resolutions may be submitted to the MNA Committee on Resolutions at Convention by 4:30

p.m. on October 20, 2015. Resolutions should be given to a MNA staff member at registration. These

must be signed by an official representative of the group submitting the resolution. If the Committee is in

doubt about the emergency nature or advisability of the resolution submitted in the prescribed manner,

the resolution is referred to the MNA President, who may refer it to the Board of Directors for a final

decision.

7. The delegates shall act initially on the resolves and then on the enabling clauses of any resolution being

presented to the House.

8. To obtain the floor, a delegate shall approach a floor microphone and address the chair, “Madam President.”

Upon recognition by the chair, the delegate shall give name and district, and may speak.

9. All main motions and amendments shall be in writing on the official motion form, signed by the maker

and the seconder, and shall be sent directly to the Monitor for immediate processing and forwarding to

the Chair as soon as the speaker is recognized.

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10. No delegate shall speak more than twice to the same questions on the same day. The second opportunity

may be granted only after every other delegate desiring the floor has spoken.

11. Debate shall be limited to three minutes per person. Extension of time may be granted by a majority vote

of the House.

12. Any member of MNA who is not a delegate may be granted the privilege of the floor, but shall speak only

once to a question and only after all delegates wishing to speak have had the opportunity to speak. When

giving name and district, such member shall indicate that he or she is not a delegate.

13. Business interrupted by an adjournment of the meeting of the House of Delegates shall be resumed at the

next meeting of the House of Delegates at the point where it was interrupted.

14. To minimize disruption of the work of the House of Delegates and all related meetings, all electronic

devices shall be set to vibrate.

15. These Convention Rules shall be amended or suspended by a two-thirds vote of the House.

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Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors

President ............................................ Jennifer Hitt, PhD, MSN, RN, NLN-CNE

The President, elected in odd-number years, serves the Association for a two-year term.

• Presides at Board of Directors’ meeting and the MNA House of Delegates

• Serves as a representative to the American NursesAssociation Membership Assembly

• Appoints committees and the members of same with the approval of the Board of Directors

• Reports activities of the Board of Directors to the Membership

Vice President ...................................................... Debra Allen, MSN, RN

The Vice-President, elected in even-numbered years, serves for a two-year term. The Vice President is

responsible for activities related to membership which includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, retention,

and member services. Additionally, the Vice President presides in the absence of the President.

Secretary ........................................................... Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

The Secretary, elected in even-numbered years, serves a term of office for two years.

• Responsible for record keeping and reporting of meetings to MNA.

• Performs other duties as is usual and customary to the office.

Treasurer ........................................................... Ann Barnes, BSN, RN

The Treasurer, elected in odd-numbered years, serves a term of office for two years. The Treasurer works with

the Finance Committee and the Executive Director in running the financial affairs of the Association.

Director, Council on Advanced Practice ......................... Linda Watkins, DNP, RN, FNP-C

The Director shall be concerned with issues related to the advanced practice nurse, including scope and

standards of advanced practice nursing; and federal and state legislation and government policy affecting

advanced practice nursing.

Director, Council on Health Affairs .................................Tonya Harbison, MSN, BSN

The Council on Health Affairs is responsible for assisting with activities relating to: the relevant, scientific

and educational development and changes in health needs and practices and delivery systems; state and

national affairs, legislation, and policies; and liaison with other health organizations for the advancement of

health care.

Director, Council on Nursing Education .............................Deloris Slade, FNP-BC, MSN

This Council is specifically responsible for recommending continuing education policy and revisions to the

Board of Directors. The Director is responsible for meeting with the Provider Unit, a standing committee

under the Council on Nursing Education.

Director, Council on Nursing Practice ................................. Sandi Arnold, MSN, RN

The Director shall be concerned with advancing the practice of nursing which relate to the scope of standards

of nursing practice; the ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice; and the trends for improvement of health

care with nursing practice implications.

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Director, Council on Nursing Research ................. John Hodnett, DNP, M.Ed, MSN, RN, LPC

This Council is concerned with advancing the profession of nursing through MNA sponsored activities

which relate to the improvement of health care; social, scientific, and educational changes in health needs;

methods in research; and the development of theory and dissemination of findings.

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs .............................Amber Arnold, DNP, RN

This Council on Organizational Affairs is responsible for assisting with activities which relate to the growth

and maintenance of the organization including the Annual Convention. The Council is composed of the

committees on Bylaws, Convention Planning, and Awards.

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Candidates for MNA Board of Directors

The House of Delegates for the 104th Mississippi NursesAssociation Convention will elect two Board

officers, two Council Directors, and three members to the Committee on Nominations during the one-day

session, Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The delegates will elect the President, Treasurer, and Directors for

the Councils on Education, and Organizational Affairs. Six candidates have declared for the MNA Board of

Directors. Nominations may also be made from the floor.

President

Debra F. Allen, MSN, RN .......................................................(District 21)

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CHS, CHEP ......................................(District 13)

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN .........................................................(District 13)

Treasurer

Ann Barnes, BSN, RN ..........................................................(District 13)

Director, Council on Education

Lisa Deloris Slade, MSN, FNP-BC .................................................(District 07)

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN ........................................................(District 13)

Committee on Nominations

Michelle Burns, MSN, RN .......................................................(District 13)

The Board positions shall each serve a term of office for two years. He/she will assume the duties of the

position at the close of the annual meeting.

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Position of President

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

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Debra F. Allen, MSN, RN

Biographical Profile: Debra (Debbie) Allen is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and Delta State

University. She is currently beginning her 21st year as a faculty member of the Robert

E. Smith School of Nursing at Delta State University where she is active in the faculty

senate, Student Success Task Force, First Year Seminar and various other committees.

She also serves as Delta State’s SNA advisor. Prior to DSU, she worked as Director

of Nursing. Debbie currently works at DRMC as a part-time Nursing Administrative

Supervisor, and is faculty for Hurst Review Services, Inc. She currently serves as the

Vice President of MNA, has served as President of MNA District 21, and chair of the

MNA Nominations Committee, as well as various other MNA and MNF committees

throughout her career. She has also served as Board member for the Mississippi Board

of Nursing, a MNA/MASN Advisor, and is currently Treasurer of STTI Pi Xi Chapter.

Debbie was the recipient of the 2013 MNA Nightingale Nursing Faculty of the Year

award, H.E.A.D.W.A.E. Faculty of the Year for Delta State, and was awarded the

Kossman’s Teacher of the Year Award at Delta State University.

Statement of Intent: As a member of the Mississippi NursesAssociation (MNA) for 25 years, I have served

the nurses of Mississippi as Vice-President, a member of the MNA Nominations

Committee and the Health Affairs Committee, District 21 President, and as a delegate

for MNA and ANA. I have had the honor of serving on several committees for the

Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) including the Nightingale and Car Tag Stipend

Scholarship Committees. I have also served as the MNA/MASN Faculty Advisor. My

past and current involvement allows me to understand the necessity of membership,

policy, positions and programs in the continued development of our vital organization.

If elected President, I will strive to develop and improve communication between

members, the Board, the districts, and our nursing students throughout the state in

an effort to bring in new members. The MNA President must continue to preserve a

sound and accurate course for MNA’s future, by providing the members and the Board

of Directors the necessary information to review, plan and act upon critical issues/

requests. I, if elected as President, will strive to maintain our visibility across the state

for this organization to sustain and achieve goals that will help guide MNA’s future

initiatives for the nurses and patients of Mississippi.

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CHS, CHEP

Biographical Profile: I am running for President of the Mississippi NursesAssociation. I have been a

Registered Nurse in Mississippi for 20 years. I am currently an Associate Professor

of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing and a

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at the University of Mississippi Medical

Center. I am proud of being a registered nurse. As many of you know I have two

daughters-in-law who are registered nurses and a third completing nursing school this

year, so supporting nurses is very dear to me. I have served as Vice-President 2007-

2011 and have remained active with the association by serving as a representative to

the American Nurses Association Membership Assembly in Washington D.C. I want

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to continue to grow the association and serve the “bedside” nurse wherever they work.

Also, I want to continue to support advanced practice nursing in Mississippi.

Statement of Intent: It is an honor to run for President of the Mississippi NursesAssociation. I believe

some of my strengths are: served as Vice-President of MNA 2007-2011, served

as a representative to the American Nurses Association House of Delegates and

Membership Assembly three times, and I serve as a Federal Team Commander for the

U.S. Department of Human Services.

My goals for MNA over the next two years are: 1) continue to grow the association

membership, increase membership; 2) continue to work with advanced practice issues,

including full practice authority; 3) continue to work for staff nurses in bulling and

staffing issues.

I am a Registered nurse through and through. I believe in nursing and our relationship

to our patients and their families. I have two daughters-in-law that are registered

nurses and a third completing nursing school this December. I take issues with nurses

throughout the state seriously and would like to serve as your President.

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

Biographical Profile: Dr. Tonya Moore is a motivated professional with 20 years of nursing experience. She

is a proven leader, collaborator, and strategic partner. Dr. Moore has a track record of

success in creating and expanding programs to achieve organizational goals. Moore

currently serves on the Mississippi NursesAssociation (MNA) Board of Directors

as Secretary. Additionally, she has served as president of MNA District 13 where she

helped to increase membership by more than 100 members, improved the operational

budget by more than $6,000, instituted the first on-line electronic voting process in

2008 and successfully repeated it in 2009, and more. Dr. Moore has also served as

delegate at the state and national levels. She is a member of the Eliza Pillars Registered

Nurses of Mississippi and the Mississippi Hospital Association Organization of Nurse

Executives. Dr. Moore currently serves as the Chief Learning Officer at the University

of Mississippi Medical Center.

Statement of Intent: The Mississippi NursesAssociation (MNA) deserves a president and leader who

will work collaboratively and responsibly with MNA’s Executive Director, Board of

Directors, District Presidents, and other key stakeholders to resolve issues affecting the

nursing profession. I am that leader!

As your president, I will: lead MNA’s Board of Directors in effective decision making and

action related to nursing issues while considering all areas of concern, risk and benefits;

lead MNA’s Board of Directors in execution of value-added programs and events;

support MNA’s Executive Director in creating and sustaining strategic partnerships;

collaborate with MNA’s Executive Director and provide timely communication

to MNA members; collaborate with MNA’s Vice President and District Presidents

to increase and diversify membership by targeting staff nurses, advanced practice

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providers (NPs and CRNAs), administrators, educators, recent nurse graduates, and

nurses in non-traditional roles.

In terms of demonstrated leadership and collaboration, I’ve served as president of

MNA District 13, chairperson of MNA’s Developing Nurse Leader program, member

of search committees for the Executive Director of MNA [2012], and Dean for the

University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing [2010]. I have also served

on many councils and boards. In 2009, I served as an inaugural member of the Board of

Directors for the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Health, Research, and Education

Foundation where I served two consecutive terms. As a lifelong learner, I earned a

doctor of philosophy degree in nursing research from the University of Alabama at

Birmingham.

I am a leader that Mississippi nurses will be proud to name president. My talents and

commitment to nursing have earned me recognition in several distinguished and

respected organizations. I have received national recognition as a 2011 Up and Comer,

one of 12 people in the United States chosen by Modern Healthcare magazine. In

Mississippi, I was named as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s 2013 Top 40 Under

40 and 2012 Healthcare Hero. Additional awards include the 2009 Nurse of the Year

for the University of Mississippi Health Care and the 2008 Nurse in Non-Traditional

Setting of the Year by the Mississippi NursesAssociation and Mississippi Nurses

Foundation.

Position of Treasurer

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Ann Barnes, BSN, RN

Biographical Profile: Ann Barnes is president of Prime Care Nursing and currently serves as Treasurer of the

MNA Board of Directors. She has worked as an assistant administrator for the Sta-

Home Health Agency and has a long career in business, marketing and management in

the Home Care arena. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University

of Mississippi School of Nursing. Ann was selected as one of the Mississippi 50 Leading

Business Women in 2005 and is a graduate of the Leadership Jackson, Leadership

Madison County and Leadership Mississippi programs. She has served as president

of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board for the Madison

Ridgeland Rotary Club. Her community involvement continues as a volunteer for

Habitat for Humanity, MadCAAP and church involvement.

Statement of Intent: MNA has been an important part of my nursing career for more than 30 years. Serving

on the MNA Board of Directors has afforded me the opportunity to work for all nurses

in our state. I have served as an officer of the MNA Board of Directors for several

terms during my nursing career, and it is my desire to continue to serve by asking

for your support as I run for a second term as Treasurer. The position of Treasurer is

a key position and requires close work with the Executive Director of MNA and its

office staff in making sure MNA remains in a positive fiscal position. I am familiar

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with budgets and practical business decisions as these are activities that I routinely

encounter in my current work responsibilities. It is my desire to serve and give back

to my profession. My past years as Treasurer show my record as being involved and

available to meet with the MNA staff as needed.

I am capable of the task at hand and if elected, will represent you in a positive and

professional manner. Thank you for your support in the past; and thank you for your

membership and involvement in our professional organization. It takes all of us to

accomplish issues that face our profession. If you have a specific question prior to

election, please feel free to contact me. Your vote is needed and will be appreciated. I

will work hard for our organization and the nurses of Mississippi.

Position of Director, Council on Education

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Lisa Deloris Slade, MSN, FNP-BC

Biographical Profile: I am a 24 year veteran nurse. I have been caring for the patients of Southeast Mississippi

in some capacity during those years. My undergraduate degree, obtained at USM,

allowed me to begin to see the inequities in healthcare. My graduate degree, also

obtained at USM, has allowed me to work with those citizens that inequities greatly

impact. I am now near completion of Doctor of Nursing Practice. My perspective is

changing from the individual to groups of patients.

As Director for the Council on Education for the past two years, I have lead a fantastic

team as we have expanded the opportunities in MS for RNs and APRNs to obtain

CEs. I look forward to the opportunity to further grow this arm of the Mississippi

NursesAssociation in a second term.

Statement of Intent: Over the course of the past three years, I have worked diligently with the Executive

Director, staff at MNA, and the Provider Unit to lay a foundation for expanded

educational services for the nurses of MS and surrounding areas. I believe to be an

effective advocate and caregiver, a nurse must stay abreast of new technology, research

and evidence based guidelines. Awareness of public and legislative actions that affect

the patients of MS are also two very important areas.

The Provider Unit has long enjoyed ANCC Accreditation status. However, at our

last review, we were given the highest marks afforded by ANCC. This is due largely to

the hard work and dedication of the Provider Unit members, and the vision shared by

myself as Director, and the Executive Director, Ms. Teresa Malone.

Plans for this next two years include recruitment of more committee members who

can and will work hard to support the nurses of MS, and expansion into other areas of

education for RNs and APRNs. It is an honor to lead this dedicated team and I hope

to continue that leadership for a second term.

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Position of Director, Council on Organizational Affairs

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN

Biographical Profile: Amber Arnold is a registered nurse with clinical expertise in pediatrics and critical

care and currently works for the Chief Medical Officer of University of Mississippi

Medical Center (UMMC). After 10 years in the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children

with varying roles from staff nurse to Clinical Director, she followed her passion

for improving patient care on a system-wide level. After training at the Institute

for Healthcare Improvement’s Patient Safety Executive Development Program, she

assumed her present role to facilitate change in unsafe behaviors affecting the culture

of safety.

Through her experience and education, Amber has developed strengths in team and

relationship building. She has had the opportunity to participate in a variety of training

courses related to patient safety science and team training allowing for a broad resource

base. Amber continues to build a strong contact network through memberships in the

Mississippi NursesAssociation, UMMC School of Nursing Alumni Board, American

Society of Professionals in Patient Safety, and University of Mississippi Medical Center

Alliance.

Amber obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from UMMC in 2009 and graduated

from the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in 2013. She is a certified critical

care nurse alumnus and a TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainer. Amber also serves as an

administrative sponsor for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School

chapter on UMMC’s campus.

Statement of Intent: I have served as the Director for the Council on Organizational Affairs for the past two

years. I also previously served on the Nightingale Committee for a number of years. I

have enjoyed my involvement in the operations of the Mississippi NursesAssociation

and have learned a great deal along the way. I would like the opportunity to continue

to lead organizational affairs associated with the Mississippi NursesAssociation and

engage our colleagues throughout the state in this very important work. I hope we

can continue on the path to positive changes including increased membership and

additional funding for our organization. In addition, I hope we can continue to attract

an increased number of professionals to Convention including nurses and vendors. I

hope to continue review of our bylaws to flow well with ANA bylaws, and I will work

to keep them appropriately updated as changes are made.

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Candidates who have qualified for this position:

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Michelle Burns, MSN, RN

Biographical Profile: I am a strong advocate for the Mississippi NursesAssociation. I have witnessed the

power nurses have to achieve quality outcomes in our state and for our profession. I

served as Secretary on the MNA Board of Directors from 2010 through 2014. I worked

at UMMC for 11 years in several roles including staff nurse, nurse educator, nursing

workforce specialist and interim director. In August, 2015, I transitioned to a new role

as a Risk Management Consultant with Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi.

My education has progressed from ADN, to BSN, to MSN.

Statement of Intent: As a member of the nominating committee, I will be an active participant and

supporter of MNA and MNF activities and functions. I will volunteer as needed to

support either entity and support their mission. As a member of the committee, I

will do my due diligence to ensure the integrity of MNA and uphold the bylaws and

policies as they relate to candidates for MNA positions.

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2015 Annual Convention Sponsorships

THURSDAY KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPONSOR

T-SHIRT SPONSOR

Forrest General Hospital is the flagship hospital of Forrest Health, a network of hospitals and clinics across 19

counties in South Mississippi. Forrest General Hospital has grown into a 512-bed, Level II Regional Trauma

Center and hospital system, Forrest Health that supports outlying hospitals in caring for their communities.

TOTE BAG SPONSOR

Mississippi Vein Institute

The Mississippi Vein Institute is a premiere center for the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of

venous disorders. The Mississippi Vein Institute was founded in July 2008 to provide patients with the latest

in diagnostic tools and treatment options for spider veins, varicose veins, venous ulcerations and unsightly

hand veins. We provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for: Varicose Veins, Spider

Veins, and Venous Ulcers etc. We also provide several aesthetic procedures including Botox and dermal

fillers. Visit our website at: www.mississippiveininstitute.com

PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOP SPONSOR

Mississippi Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Council

The Mississippi Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Council (MBHDN) is committed

to improving health care and enhancing professionalism in nursing. We find collaborative,

innovative educational solutions to health care needs. By working with others to improve

the practice of nursing and providing leadership, we prepare graduates who provide quality,

complex care across the state of MS.

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WEDNESDAY OPENING KEYNOTE SPONSOR

Mississippi Action Coalition

ADVANCED PRACTICE BREAKFAST SPONSOR

ADULT IMMUNIZATION SPONSOR

JOINT SESSION SPONSOR

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

A healthy Mississippi begins with living a healthy lifestyle. Start by eating healthy, exercising regularly,

avoiding tobacco use and having an annual preventive wellness exam.

Now more than ever, it’s good to be Blue. Learn more at www.bcbsms.com.

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DIAMOND SPONSORS

Amedisys, Inc. is the leading national provider of care in the home. Ranging from skilled nursing to intensive

physical, occupational, and speech therapies, Amedisys provides the highest care in these fields utilizing the

latest in patient care management and technology.

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is proud to sponsor MNA. Memorial serves the Mississippi Gulf Coast and

offers a wide spectrum of positions from entry-level to highly specialized. To learn more, visit us online at

www.gulfportmemorial.com or call 228-867-4266.

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization established by the Mississippi

Nurses Association (MNA) in 1982. Headquartered at the Center for Nursing in Madison, Mississippi,

MNF is governed by a Board of Trustees, appointed by the MNA Board of Directors. The primary programs

administered by the MNF include scholarship, educational support, continuing education (CE), nursing

research, health promotion, and professional development.

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South MS Surgical Weight

South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center is the Gulf Coast’s premier Center of Excellence in bariatric and

metabolic surgery. Our comprehensive pre and post-surgical program ensures that every patient is appropriately

equipped for long-term, successful weight loss. http://www.smsurgicalweightloss.com 1-800-537-8809

University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing

Mississippi’s flagship nursing school, The University of Mississippi School of Nursing offers bachelor’s, master’s,

and doctoral programs. To learn more about the School of Nursing, located on the state’s only academic health

science campus, and its flexible, accessible and achievable programs, visit www.umc.edu/son.

At William Carey University, we believe in high standards for innovative nursing programs delivered in

a Christian environment. In response to community need, we offer the following programs via a student

friendly hybrid format: RN-BSN, MSN, MSN-MBA, and PhD.

RUBY SPONSORS

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MORA / Donate Life Mississippi is a not-for-profit organization which sole mission is to inspire all

Mississippians to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.

www.msora.org/ www.donatelifems.org

EMERALD SPONSORS

Robert E. Smith School of Nursing……Transforming healthcare in the Mississippi Delta and beyond…one exceptional

nurse at a time!

We offer the programs of BSN as web-enhanced and RN-BSN Completion, MSN, and DNP as online.

SANOFI US

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LANYARD SPONSOR

Southern Miss College of Nursing: Transforming Nursing. Impacting Health Care.

TUESDAY EVENING RECEPTION SPONSOR

At William Carey University, we believe in high standards for innovative nursing programs delivered in

a Christian environment. In response to community need, we offer the following programs via a student

friendly hybrid format: RN-BSN, MSN, MSN-MBA, and PhD.

WEDNESDAY EVENING RECEPTION SPONSOR

The University of Mississippi Nursing Alumni Chapter and Kim W. Hoover, PhD, RN, Dean School of

Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, invites you to the Alumni and Friends Reception at

The Redding House on Wednesday, October 22nd.

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Special Thanks to the 2015 Convention Sponsors & Exhibitors

Alcorn State University, Sigma Theta Tau Chapter-Tau Eta

Allegis Pharmaceuticals

Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi

Amedisys Home Health Services

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

AstraZeneca

Aureus Medical Group/CAE Healthcare

Benchmark Medical Staffing

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

CA Industries

CackleBee Farms Honey

CRAssociates, Inc.

Delta Region AIDS Education & Training Center & Elton John AIDS Foundation

Delta State University Robert E. Smith School of Nursing

District 13 Grand Prize Sponsor

Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi

Exact Sciences

Forrest General Hospital

Frontier Nursing University

Hurst Review Services

Kaplan Nursing

KEPRO BFCC - QIO

Lilly Pharmaceutical

Magnolia Health

Matrix Medical Network

McRaney Montagnet Quin & Noble PLLC

MDRS/Disability Determination Services

Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

My Merit Health

MHM Services, Inc.

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Mississippi Action Coalition

Mississippi Association of Student Nurses

Mississippi Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Council

Mississippi Baptist Health Systems

Mississippi Children’s Home Services

Mississippi College School of Nursing

Mississippi Nurses Foundation

Mississippi Nurses Foundation Office of Tobacco Control

Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi Vein Institute

Mississippi Division of Medicaid

Mississippi Foundation for Medical Care/MS Tobacco Quitline

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

Mississippi Rural Health Association

Mississippi State Department of Health / OEPR

Mississippi University for Women - College of Business & Professional Studies

Mississippi University for Women - College of Nursing

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MÖlnlycke Healthcare

MSPattiCakes

North Mississippi Medical Center

North Sunflower Medical Center

Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Palmetto GBA

Perfumania

Prime Care Nursing

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Samford University, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing

Sanofi U.S.

Singing River Health System

South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center

Southern Behavioral Medicine Associates, PLLC

Southern Healthcare Agency

St. Dominic’s Hospital

Strayer University

Stryker Medical

Teva Respiratory

The Art of Stacy Wills

The France Foundation

The Gideons International

Theravance Biotech

The Unique Boutique

The University of Southern Mississippi

Thrive by Le-Vel

Troy University

University of Alabama/Capstone College of Nursing

United Medical/Lincare

University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing

University of Mississippi Medical Center Nursing Alumni Chapter

University of Mississippi Medical Center Talent Acquisition

University of South Alabama College of Nursing

University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing

William Carey University School of Nursing

Wyatt Waters Gallery

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Special Thanks

to the Provider Unit Committee and the Convention Planning Committee for working so diligently to

make the 2015 Annual Convention the BEST ever!

Provider Unit Committee

Director, Council on Nursing Education:

Deloris Slade, FNP-BC

Chairperson:

Marilyn Ellis, MSN, ANP-BC

Members:

Sheila Adams, MSN, RN EdD

Diane Blanchard, PhD, CNS, RN

Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Mary Helen Connor, BSN, MPH, MCHES

Paula DeCanter, FNP-BC

Anne Everett, MSN, BSN

Kathryn Gift, DNP, RN, CEN

Monica Jones, DNP, FNP-BC

Robbie Jones, MSN, BSN, ADN

Bettye Logan, MSN, RN, CFNP

Lora Jenkins-Lonidier, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC,

FNP-BC, CCRN

Cynthia Luther, DSN, MSN, BSN, ANP,

GNP, FNP

Deborah Mauffrey, RN, CWOCN

LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC

Linda Sullivan, DSN, RN, BC, FNP/PNP

Teresa Tittle, RN, CDE

Tyrongilia Walton, DNP, APRN, FNPC

Convention Planning Committee

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs:

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN

Chairperson:

Teresa Stanford, RN, FNP, DNP

Members:

Michelle Atkinson, DNP, BSN, RN

Bess Blackwell, MSN, BSN, RN

Sandra Coleman, RN

Mary Crump, RN

Cynthia Dean, DNP, RN

Paula Decanter, FNP-BC

Anne Everett, MSN, BSN

Amy Forsythe, MSN, RN, NP-C

Janis Howell, RN

Sarah Howell, MSN, RN

Alicia Ishee, BSN

Robbie Jones, MSN, BSN, ADN

Pamela Lee, BSN, RN-BC

Alice Messer, BSN, RN

Ka Russum, MPH, BSN

Mary Scott, RN

Jennifer Stephen, MSN, BSN

Linda Sullivan, DSN, RN, BC, FNP/PNP

Elizabeth Tinnon, MSN, RNC

Jan Todd, FNP, MSN, RN

Michelle Welander, RN, MSN, CCRN-P, NEA-BC

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No one takes care of business, like a nurse

Nursing is one of the fastest developing fields in Mississippi. No one could possibly keep up with the business

trends, career changes, professional development and critical advancements alone. The Mississippi Nurses

Association is in the business of taking care of nursing’s business. MNA provides valuable career services,

professional development, networking and social events. Our members enjoy many benefits of association.

Here are just a few:

Keeping up with the trends and changes. The association sponsors the Annual MNA Convention in October

and the Statewide Nursing Summit each January. Both events focus on current professional and legislative

issues related to Mississippi nursing, while presenting new and up-coming products, services, issues and

developments in nursing. Throughout the year, there are seminars and workshops tailored to meet Nursing’s

specific needs, all at a discount to MNA members. MNA publishes the bi-monthly newsletter, MNA Members

Only, and the quarterly newspaper, The Mississippi RN. The MNA Web site MsNurses.org posts current

articles, news, calendar of events, continuing education opportunities, and a career center for current job

opportunities.

Meet and network with other nurses. Membership provides many resources to assist RNs in advancing their

careers. Members not only get information and support, but show an impressive commitment and a genuine

interest in their profession. Participation has power. You can build a powerful network of skilled professionals

who can serve as personal mentors and problem solvers.

Inside job and internship opportunities. MNA partners with leading healthcare agencies and employers

throughout the state. Members have several ways of capitalizing on these partnerships to learn about job

opportunities and new developments in the profession.

National connections. With your MNA membership comes membership in the American Nurses Association.

ANA provides you with access to the award winning Web site, NursingWorld.org. Free online access to

OJIN-the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing; ANA Smart Brief- an electronic daily news feed; ANA’s online

newsletters including-Capitol Update and Nursing Insider, and the traditional, The American Nurse, a prize

winning bi-monthly newspaper. Your savings for subscriptions alone is more than $40. You’ll also save up to

$140 on American Nurses Credentialing Center exams. ANCC certification is offered to associate, diploma,

bachelor’s and master’s prepared nurses. And, you have the option of taking professional liability insurance

through MNA’s and ANA’s collaboration with Mercer Consumer.

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MNF Staff

Rosalyn Howard, Executive Director

rhoward@msnurses.org

Rosalyn Howard is the chief executive officer of the foundation. She is responsible for securing funds in all

areas of development to include MNFs annual fund, special events, planned giving and major donor activities.

She implements policies and procedures approved by the board of trustees. She manages the foundation and

hires staff to support the work of MNF. Rosalyn conducts presentations on behalf of the foundation to award

nursing scholarships and to promote the professional image of nursing.

Kasey Dorr, MNF Executive Assistant

kdorr@msnurses.org

Kasey Dorr assists the executive director in daily executive functions. She is responsible for monthly bank

drafts, following up with donors, receiving and depositing MNF donations, editing the foundation’s newsletter,

and sending mail-outs from MNF. She serves as the lead contact person for the Nightingale Awards. Kasey

supports the Accreditation Administrator with MNF Continuing Education applications and MNFs Board

of Trustees when needed.

Susan Hart, CE Accreditation Administrator

Dr.susanhart@gmail.com

Susan Hart is responsible for managing the continuing education division of MNF. She communicates and

teaches the continuing education process to nurses and healthcare organizations. She is also responsible

for reviewing CE applications, and making recommendations for Approved Provider status. Susan works

closely with the Approver Unit members and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on

Accreditation to stay abreast of any continuing education changes and updates.

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MNA Board of Directors

Jennifer Hitt, PhD, MSN, RN, NLN-CNE

President

jhitt@umc.edu

Debra Allen, MSN, RN

Vice President

dallen@deltastate.edu

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

Secretary

tonyamoore2010@gmail.com

Ann Barnes, BSN, RN

Treasurer

abarnes@pcnursing.com

Linda Watkins, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Council on Advanced Practice Nursing

w73124@aol.com

Deloris Slade, MSN, FNP-BC

Council on Education

delorisslade@aol.com

Tonya Harbison, MSN, BSN

Council on Health Affairs

leetonyaharbison@bellsouth.net

Sandi Arnold, MSN, RN

Council on Nursing Practice

sandi.arnold@hattiesburgclinic.com

John Hodnett, DNP, M.Ed, MSN, RN, LPC

Council on Nursing Research

Jhod901816@aol.com

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN

Council on Organizational Affairs

ambermarnold@aol.com

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

tmalone@msnurses.org

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MNA District Presidents

DNA 1

Diane Blanchard, PhD-CNS

dianehb@alcorn.edu

DNA 2

Tammy Livingston, MSN, RN

tlivingston@kdmc.org

DNA 5

Deborah Mauffray, RN, CWOCN

debmauffray@gmail.com

DNA 6

Jill Olsen, MSN, RN

jillmolsen@cableone.net

DNA 7

Amber Chancelor, BSN, RN

achancelor@forrestgeneral.com

DNA 8

Kimberly Cabe, FNP-BC

kimberlyfaith81@gmail.com

DNA 11

Teresa Windham, BSN, RN

twindhamdon@yahoo.com

DNA 12

Debbie Hoover, CFNP, MSN, RN

debbie_0401@yahoo.com

DNA 13

Katrina Johnson MSN/Ed, RN

johnson.katrinac@gmail.com

DNA 15

Christy Savell, PhD(c), RN, CNE

savell36@yahoo.com

DNA 16

Dana Foreman, RN

Dana.foreman@amedisys.com

DNA 18

Teresa Hamill, MSN, BSN, RNC, CNNP

tjhamill@muw.edu

DNA 21

Monica Jones, DNP, FNP-BC

mmjones@deltastate.edu

DNA 23

Shelby Polk, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE

spolk@deltastate.edu

DNA 25

Robbie Jones, NP-C, ADM-BC

rljones8001@gmail.com

DNA 28

Stephanie Kennedy, MSN

stephmikekennedy@comcast.net

DNA 31

Morgan Walter, BSN, RN

mdwalter1@gmail.com

DNA 32

Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC,

PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

shondaphelon@msn.com

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MNA District Map

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MNA Staff

Teresa Malone, Executive Director

tmalone@msnurses.org

Teresa Malone is the chief executive officer of the association. She is the liaison with the MNA Board and is

responsible for carrying out the goals and objectives of the association, for management of the organization

and for representing the association with the other organizations, public officials, the media, and the public.

She is responsible for hiring and managing a staff to carry out the work of the association.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant is editor of the quarterly newspaper The Mississippi RN and creates the E-newsletter—

Members Only. The Executive Assistant is the assistant to the Executive Director, prepares for Board meetings,

political mail-outs, special events, and assists with other executive functions.

Dana Walker, Director of Events and Marketing / Continuing Education Coordinator

dwalker@msnurses.org

Dana is responsible for planning and organizing special events and continuing education activities. She

is the point of contact for questions regarding program and workshop schedules, CE contact hours, event

registration or to become a speaker for continuing education programs. She is also responsible for coordinating

news releases and media relations. Dana supports the activities of the Council on Nursing Education, the

MNA Provider Unit, the Council on Organizational Affairs, and the Council on Nursing Practice.

Deborah Norman, Finance Administrator / Membership Coordinator

dnorman@msnurses.org

Deborah is responsible for all financial transactions including payment for membership dues, special events,

and continuing education activities. She is also the Membership Coordinator and is the point of contact for

any membership questions, changes, renewals, updates, etc. Deborah also supports the District Presidents

with current membership information for each district.

Dionne Inman, Advanced Practice Coordinator / Publishing Coordinator

dinman@msnurses.org

Dionne is responsible for working with the Director of the Council on Advanced Practice Nursing. She works

with pharmaceutical companies in organizing the NP Nites Out across the State, uploads email addresses to

the Mississippi Nurse Practitioner Network, compiles advanced practice legislation information and supports

any other activities relating to Nurse Practitioners. Dionne also creates the convention & conference preview

guides, brochures, district emails, legislative updates, and uploads information to the MNA website.

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