2016 MD Nurses Association Annual Convention

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Table of Contents

Convention Disclosures. ............................................................ 3

Welcome-Convention Planning Committee ............................................. 5

President’s Welcome. .............................................................. 9

Officers & Board of Directors ....................................................... 11

Staff and Consultants. ............................................................ 13

Mission Statement. ............................................................... 15

Distinguished Past Presidents. ...................................................... 17

Past Award Winners .............................................................. 19

2016 Convention Schedule of Events. ................................................ 33

Poster Presenters. ............................................................... 45

Convention Contact Hours. ........................................................ 53

Exhibitors. ...................................................................... 55

Convention Sponsors/Contributors .................................................. 56

Convention Donations. ............................................................ 57

Business Meeting Agenda. ......................................................... 58

Bylaws. ........................................................................ 60

FY 2016-2017 Working Budget. ..................................................... 76

Organization Affiliates. ............................................................ 77

Standing Committee Reports. ...................................................... 79

Code of Ethics for Nurses. ......................................................... 98

ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses .............................................. 99

District Reports. ................................................................ 100

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Maryland Nurses Association – 113TH CONVENTION

Every Nurse A Leader

Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD

DISCLOSURES

I. Purpose of this Activity

This continuing educational activity is intended to enhance the registered nurse’s ability to provide

safe, high quality, evidence-based care, and support professional development using strategies that

include oral presentations, panel discussions, and a round table discussion.

II. Potential Conflict of Interest

Dr. T. Michael White has disclosed the receipt of royalties from book sales. The potential conflict

has been resolved by review of the presentation material for bias. No other presenters or planners

of this CNE activity have disclosed any relevant financial relationships with any commercial

companies pertaining to this activity.

III. Commercial Support

This CNE activity does not have any commercial support.

IV. Sponsorship

This CNE activity is supported by an in-kind donation from:

1. Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. – MNA Convention Yearbook

2. Kaplan Nursing – MNA Convention Bags

3. AMN Healthcare is sponsoring the afternoon break on Thursday, October 13th

V. Non-Endorsement of Products

The Maryland Nurses Association Provider Unit’s accredited status refers to continuing nursing

education activities and does not imply endorsement of any product, service, or company referred

to in this activity.

VI. Off-label Product Use

This educational activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a

product for a purpose other than that approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Criteria required for receiving contact hours for educational sessions attended during this

convention are listed in the convention yearbook on page 53.

Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the

American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

Welcome to the

113th Annual Convention of the

Maryland Nurses Association

Meet and greet your colleagues, both members and non-members!

Red Ribbons – MNA Member

Green Ribbons – Student

Convention Planning Committee

Yellow Ribbons

Jo Fava Hochuli, MSN, RN, Chair - Convention Planning Committee

Continuing Education: Presenters & Poster Session Subcommittee

Denise A. Moore, PhD, APRN-BC – Chair

Janice Hoffman, RN, PhD, ANEF – Co-Chair

Joann Oliver, MNEd, RN, CNE, CBIS

Mary Beachley, BS, RN, CNAA

Mary Emma Middleton, RM. MS, CRNP

Exhibitors/Vendors Subcommittee

Virginia Alinsao, MS, MBA, RN – Co-Chair

Donna Downing-Corddry, BSN, RN – Co-Chair

Moderators & Volunteers Subcommittee

Cindy Bennoit, RN, BSN – Co-Chair

Rosemary Mortimer, RN, MS, MSEd, CCBE – Co-Chair

Door Prizes Subcommittee

Marie Oliver, BSN, RN - Chair

Marketing/Publicity Subcommittee

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC - Chair

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RN to BSN

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Color Guard Subcommittee

Carol Fickinger, RN, BSN, MPA

Other Convention Planning Committee Members

Liesel Charles, BSN, RN

Beth Morse, DM, MSN, NEA-BC

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

MNA Staff

Susan Prentice, Director of Continuing Education Application Services and Office Manager

Marie Ciarpella, Bookkeeper

Ed Suddath, Chief Staff Officer

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

2016 Maryland Nurses Association

Welcome to the Maryland Nurses Association’s 113th Annual Convention,

which is returning to the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in

Linthicum Heights again this year. “EVERY NURSE A LEADER” is this year’s

theme and will focus on the multifaceted roles of YOU, the Registered Nurse.

Further, this year’s theme will focus on how ALL Registered Nurses serve

as leaders across the continuum of our profession. Take advantage of the

opportunities during the convention to meet new colleagues, network and

share your experiences as a professional nurse.

The educational sessions will provide you with the opportunity to discover the many ways that all

nurses prove to be leaders and enable you to imagine new ways to collaborate.

Jo Fava Hochuli, Chair of the MNA Convention Planning Committee, has done another wonderful

job of leading the members of the committee in the development of an outstanding educational

experience. The names of the members of the Convention Planning Committee appear in this

Convention Yearbook. Won’t you please take a moment to thank each and every one of them for

the time and effort that they have dedicated to make this year’s Convention one of the best yet. In

addition, please join me in acknowledging the many contributions of our MNA Staff – Ed Suddath

(Chief Staff Officer), Susan Prentice (Director of Continuing Education Application Services and

Office Manager), and Marie Ciarpella (Bookkeeper).

I look forward every year to networking with new and long-time MNA members, students and

exhibitors. Please stop me to let me know how we can better serve you as a state organization.

Thank you for your participation at this year’s convention. You should know that the MNA Board

of Directors work very hard throughout the year to make certain that your professional association

is always the best that it can possibly be. YOU, the Registered Nurses in Maryland, are the most

important asset that MNA has and we value your participation in this and other events.

It is my hope that your participation at this year’s Convention will enable you to enhance your

leadership in our profession and help everyone across the state recognize REGISTERED NURSES

as essential members of health care teams in Maryland.

Sincerely,

Greetings from the President

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

President

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Board of Directors

Kathy Ogle

President

Janice Hoffman

Immediate Past President

Karen Evans

Vice President

Jo Fava Hochuli

Secretary

Linda Cook

Treasurer

Barbara Biedrzycki

Treasurer-Elect

Jaime Striplin

Charlotte Wood

Cindy Bennoit

Elizabeth

Mackessy-Lloyd

Dee Jones

Debra Disbrow

Janice Clements

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Officers

President:

Kathleen Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Immediate Past President: Janice Hoffman, RN, PhD, ANEF

Vice-President:

Karen Evans, MSN, RN-BC

Secretary:

Jo Fava Hochuli, MS, RN

Treasurer:

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS

Treasurer-Elect:

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP®

Board of Directors

Jaime Striplin, MSN

Charlotte Wood, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

Cindy Bennoit, RN, BSN

Elizabeth Mackessy-Lloyd, MS, MA, RN

Debra Disbrow, MSN, RN

Dee Jones, RN, MSN

Janice Clements, MSN, BSN, RN

District Presidents/Chairs

District 1:

District 2:

District 3:

District 5:

District 7:

District 8:

District 9:

Jeannie Siefarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Nayna Philipsen, JD, PhD, RN, CFE, FACCE

Deborah Campbell, MSN, CRNP-F

Harolda Hedd-Kanu, MS, RN-BC

Dee Jones, RN, MSN

Sandy Vegh, MS, RN

Michele Gleitsmann, MSN, PHMCNS-BC

Staff

Chief Staff Officer:

Director of Continuing Education

Application Services and Office Manager:

Bookkeeper:

Ed Suddath

Susan Prentice

Marie Ciarpella

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Maryland Nurses Association

MISSION STATEMENT

The Maryland Nurses Association, the voice for nursing, advocates for

policies supporting the highest quality healthcare, safe environments, and

excellence in nursing.

Our core values: Camaraderie, Mentoring, Diversity, Leadership, and Respect

Approved BOD September 2014

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DISTINGUISHED PAST PRESIDENTS

M. Adelaide Nutting 1904-1906

Mary C. Packard 1906-1908

Sarah E. Parsons 1908-1909

Georgina C. Ross 1909-1911

Reba Thelin Foster 1911-1913

Ethel Palmer Clarke 1913-1915

Elsie M. Lawler 1915-1927

Jane E. Nash 1927-1936

Maud M. Gardner 1936-1944

Elizabeth Norwood 1944-1948

Margaret Ann Henshaw 1948-1949

Marsha Johnson 1949-1950

Ethel Turner 1950-1952

Sr. M. Florence Garner 1952-1953

Anna E. Holmes 1953-1955

M. Elizabeth Pickens 1955-1957

Ann Klingelhofer 1957-1958

Alice J. Akehurst 1958-1960

Eleanor J. Smith 1960-1962

Alice J. Akehurst 1962-1963

Alice M. Sundberg 1963-1967

Genevieve Jordan 1967-1971

Clare Kimbro 1971-1973

Jean Galkin 1973-1975

Margaret B. Keller 1975-1977

Jane Dawson 1977-1979

Bonnie Rogers 1979-1981

Rosetta Sands 1981-1982

Barbara Santamaria 1982-1985

Lynada Johnson 1985-1987

Kathleen M. White 1987-1989

Addie Eckardt 1989-1991

Nancy McCaslin 1991-1993

Gregory Paul 1993-1995

Kathryn V. Hall 1995-1997

Madeline Turkeltaub 1997-1999

Mary L. Beachley 1999-2001

George Paul 2001-2003

Denise A. Moore 2003-2005

Sandra H. Bryan 2005-2007

Rosemary E.S. Mortimer 2007-2009

Patricia Travis 2009-2011

Neysa Ernst 2011-2013

Janice Hoffman 2013-2015

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

Membership Award

Outstanding Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

Membership Recruitment Award

Honorary Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

Legislator of the Year Award

1985

Carol Bragg, RN

Karen Gammon, RN, MS

Marie McCarthy, RN, MS, CS

Delegate Larry Young

Lucy Fink, RN, MS

1986

Carol Bragg, RN

Betty Putman, RN

Helen Bissett, RN, MS

Senator Arthur Dorman

Nancy McCaslin, RN, MS

1987

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

E. Elizabeth Derr, RN, MS

Diana Donegan, RN, BSN

JoAnn Lee, RN, BSN

Mr. J. Sidney King

Patricia M. Jones, RN, MS

1988

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

Nancy A. Pashby, RN, BSN

Lois Macomber, RN

Nancy K. Howard, RN, MS

Mary Etta Roberts, RN, MSN

Honorable Donna M. Felling

1989

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

Genevieve M. Jordan, RN, MS

Debbie Gilbert Kramer, RN, MS, CRNP

Roberta Niklewski, RN, MS

Patricia Papa, RN, C, MSN, PNP

Lynn Klair, RN, MS, C

Delegate H.R. Hergenroeder, Jr.

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Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Award

Legislative Award

Legislative Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nurse Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

1990

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

Joan Creasia, RN, PhD

Frances A. William, RN, MS, CNS

Margaret M. DeStefanis, RN, MSN

Veronica Noah, RN, BSN, CRNI

Cumberland Broadcasting

Company, WCBC-1270AM

Margo Chaney Cockey, RN, MSN, CRNP

Dorothy E. Culb, RN, BSN

Delegate Barbara Kreamer

1991

Sheila Todd Eliasberg, RN, MS, C, CS

Gail Mazzoco, RN, EdD

Judith A. Menges, RN, C

Maggie Neal, RN, PhD

Shirley Van Zandt, CRNP, MSN

1992

Kathleen Stilling, MSN, CRNP

Lisa A. Seldomridge, MSN, RN

Sarah Cromwell, BSN, RN

Jeanette Boyer, MS, RN

Carol Schatzman, RN

1993

Laurie Thomas

John Stierhoff

Brenda Adkins, RN, BS, CAN

Susan Appling, RN, MS, CRNP

Leola Washington, RN, BS, MPH

Laurie Pasieka, BS, RN

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1994

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Barbara E. Hanley, RN, Ph.D

Legislative Recognition Awards

Delegate Robert Hergenroeder

Senator Paula Hollinger, RN

Senator Lawrence Levitan

Senator Patricia Sher

Delegate Virginia Thomas

Health Policy Recognition Award

Marilyn Goldwater, RN

Certificate of Appreciation

Ruth Hans, RN

Outstanding Health Information Award

J.R. Robey-WCBC, Cumberland

Search for Excellence Award

Leola Washington, RN, BSN, MPH

Search for Excellence Special Recognition Laurie Pasieka, RN, BSN, CDE

Outstanding Leadership Award

Judith Westing, RN, MS

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Patricia A. Abbott, RN, MS

Barbara A. Kellam, RN, PhD

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Bonnie Lee Legge, BSN, MEd, MS

AJN/Maryland Nurses Association Writing Award Mary H. Palmer, RN, C, PhD, FAAN

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

1995

Mary L. Beachley, RN, MS, CEN

Peggy Soderstrom, RN, PhD

Mary Ellen Lloyd

Deborah R. Cox, RNC, BS, MS

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Barbara E. Richardson, RN, BS

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Sylvia A. Ridenous, RN, BSN

ANJ/Maryland Nurses Association Writing Award Janet Cogliano, RN, DNSc

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

1996

Peggy Soderstrom, RN, PhD

Jeanette Boyer, RN, MS, BSN

Times-News Newspaper

Mary L. Beachley, RN, MS, CEN

Sandra Bryan, RN, BSN, CPAN

Shirley Morgan, RN, MS, BSN

1997

Delegate Shirley A. Nathan-Pulliam,

RN, BSN, MAS

Marquerite Wilson, RN, MSN, CS-P

The Herald Mail, Lifestyle Section

Lisa PreJean, Editor

Ellen Ristorcelli, RN, BSN, MPA

Carol Ann S. Sullivan, RN, PhD

Elizabeth Minnick, RN, BSN

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Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

1998

Speaker Casper R. Taylor

Maryland General Assembly

Rosemary Mortimer, RN, MS, BSN, MS, Ed

Anne Coleen Bertsch, RN, MS

Liz Spellman, Editor and

Melissa Bright, President Brereton Enterprises

“Maggie” – Brereton Enterprises

Jane Escher, RN, BSN, MPA

Tina Zimmerman, RN, MSN

Diane Wright, RN, BS

Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD RN, FAAN

Lori Tindall, RN, MS, CS-P

1999

Delegate Ronald A. Guns

M. Julia Pannell, RN

Kathleen Yanks, MS, RN

Cumberland Times News

Mona Ridder

Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center

Karen Shaffer, MS, RN

Juanita G. Bland, RN

Phyllis Williams Sharps, PhD, RN

Judy Menges, RN

Nancy C. Fowler, RN

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Advanced Clinical Nurse Ward

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

2000

Helen Jane Wobbeking, RN

Jane Flowers, RN, MSN, RNFA,CNOR

Deborah R. Cox, RN, MSN, CRNP

M. Dawne Barnes, RN

2001

Delegate Joan B. Pitkin

Denise A. Moore, MS, RN, CNS

Judith A. Hines, RN, MS

Studio 83 Productions, Inc.

Barbara Rogue, RN, JD

2002

Delegate Adrienne A. Mandel

Mary Patricia Howard, RN, BSN, MSN

Marcia Zanger, RN, CRNI

Melissa E. Meyers, RN

Linda Santmyire, RN

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2003

Centennial

M. Adelaide Nutting Award U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Mary A. Linton, RN, MS, COHN-S

Outstanding Health Information Award

Life Bridge Health

Diane Johnson/Rudy Miller

Outstanding Leadership Award

Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Rosemary Mortimer, RN, MS, MSEd

Carol J. Bickford, PhD, RN, BC

M. Kathleen Smith, MScED, RN, BC

Susan K. Newbold, MS, RN, BC, FAAN

Catherine Vestraci, RN, C

Legislator of the Year Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Special Recognition Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Advanced Practice Clinical Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Special Recognition Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

2004

Senator George W. Della, Jr.

2005

Senator Thomas M. Middleton

Nancy McCaslin, MS, C, RN

Denise A. Moore, MS, APRN, CS, BC

Marla Oros, BSN, MS, RN

2006

Senator Sharon M. Grosfeld

H. Jane Wobbeking, RN

Senator Paula C. Hollinger

Vicky Kent, PhD, RN, CNE

Sandra H. Bryan, MHA, BSN, RN, BC

Joan Kub, PhD, RN, CS

Brenda M. Afzal, RN, MS

2007

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN,

Elise Handelman, RN, EDd, FAAOHN

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN

Delegate Anne Kaiser

Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

Delegate Marilyn R. Goldwater

2008

Keisha S. Walker, RN, MS

Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt

2009

Karen Minor, MS, CRNP

Delegate James W. Hubbard

Stacy L. Cottingham, MS. RN

Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, CNAA

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Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Outstanding Advanced Clinical Practice Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Legislator of the Year

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Advanced Practice Clinical Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Special Recognition Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Advanced Practice Clinical Award

Stierle Exemplary Service Award

2010

Nayna Philipsen, JD, PhD, RN, CFE, FACCE

Delegate Sue Kullen

2011

Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN

Delegate Pete Hammen

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rosemary Mortimer, MS, MSEd, RN

Barbara Bilconish, MSN, RN-BC

Laura Taylor, PhD, RN

Elizabeth Soland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC

Linda Gerson, PhD, RN, PHMCNS-BC

Diane Aschenbrenner, MS, RN

2012

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith, BSN, JD

Sharon Stagg, RN, BSN

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Leisa Douglas, BSN, MBA

Marianne McKiernan, RN

Rose Essex, RN

2013

Delegate Dan Morhaim, MD

Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN

Christie Simon-Waterman, MSN, CRNP

Karen Evans, MSN, RN-BC

Mary Katherine Donnelly, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, DNP, MPH

Sharon Kozachik, PhD, RN

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP

Mary Beth Zaber, MS, RN

2014

Delegate James W. Hubbard

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE and

Josie Ogaitis, MS, RN

Mary Fey, PhD, RN

Sherry Perkins, RN, PhD

Barbara Nubile, MSN, RN

Barbara Dobish, MSN, RN

Brooke Bucci, BSN, RNC

Linda Stierle, MSN, RN

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Legislator of the Year

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Outstanding Advanced Practice Clinical Award

Stierle Exemplary Service Award

2015

Delegate Bonnie Cullison

Shirley Devaris, RN

Mary Jean Schumann, MBA, MSN, RN

Janice Hoffman, RN, PhD, ANEF

Jonas Nguh, PhD, MSN, FACHE, FNAP, NEA-BC, RN

Shawna Mudd, DNP, CPNP-AC, PNP-BC

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC

Tammy Slater, DNP, RN, ACNP

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

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the Maryland Department

of Health and

Mental Hygiene.

Maryland Tobacco Quitline Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone, text and online. All services are FREE.

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113 TH CONVENTION AGENDA

MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

113th Annual Convention

October 13 & 14, 2016

Conference Center at the Maritime Institute • Linthicum Heights, MD

Day I - Thursday, October 13, 2016

7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration/Exhibitors/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:15 AM Opening Session

Welcome:

Keynote:

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN,FNP-BC, CNE,

President, Maryland Nurses Association

Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of

Clinical Ethics, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of

Bioethics/School of Nursing Professor of Nursing

and Pediatrics Johns Hopkins University

“Moral Resilience in Tumultuous Times”

Kathy Ogle

9:15 – 9:25 AM Break/Exhibitors

Cynda

Rushton

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Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation’s leading providers of innovative correctional health care

services, offers fulfilling opportunities, for medical professionals who want to make a difference. As a

team member here, you will work in a setting that is unique, challenging and always secure.

Wexford Health is currently seeking the

following for our facilities throughout Maryland:

Advanced Practice Providers RNs LPNs

Wexford Health appreciates our team’s commitment to the patients we serve.

That’s why we support our employees with:

• training and development programs • comprehensive benefits • competitive shift differential

• generous PTO • numerous opportunities to positively impact a population that is greatly underserved.

If you’re ready to grow with an industry leader, join the team that is revolutionizing correctional healthcare.

To learn more about opportunities at Wexford Health, or to apply, please contact:

Rachael Marcano

• 800-903-3616 ext 352 • rmarcano@wexfordhealth.com

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9:25 – 10:25 AM Concurrent Sessions 1

2016 Maryland Nurses Association

Session 1A Session 1B Session 1C Session 1D

Leading Care Through

Sexual and Gender

Sensitivity Education

Sara E. Groff,

BSN, RN, CMSRN

Michael Clarke, MBA,

RN, NEA-BC

MedStar Washington

Hospital Center

Medical Cannabis in

Maryland

Deborah Miran,

Commissioner

Maryland Medical

Cannabis Commission

Debra Kimless, MD

Forward Gro

10:25 – 10:55 AM Visit Exhibitors

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions 2

Improving Self-Care

Post Emergency

Department Discharge

in the Pediatric Asthma

Patient

Gail Schoolden,

DNP, APRN-CNS, CPEN

Johns Hopkins

Hospital

Keeping Antibiotics

Working – Nursing

Leadership in Action

Pat McLaine,

DrPH, MPH, RN

Robyn Gilden, PhD, RN

University of Maryland

School of Nursing

Session 2A Session 2B Session 2C Session 2D

Service Enriched

Housing for the Older

Adults: A Baltimore

Experience

Regina Phillips,

RN, PhD, CNE

University of Maryland

School of Nursing

Vicky Kent,

RN, PhD, CNE

Karen Williams-Cooper,

RN, MS

Towson University

Kathy Ruane,

MpH, GNP

Greater Baltimore

Medical Center

Every Nurse a Leader:

Nurse Collaborators

Build a Biocontainment

Unit

Mallory Reimers,

RN, MSN, ACCNS-AG

Neysa Ernst,

RN, MSN

Johns Hopkins

Hospital

Managing Nursing

Students in a

Complex Educational

Environment: Leading

the Way to 2020

Elizabeth Crusse,

MS, MA, RN, CNE

Bonnie Fuller,

PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Orlett Haskett,

MSN, RN

Lorraine Armstrong,

MSN, RN

Ashley Fullwood, MA

Towson University

Nursing Schools

Leading the Way In

Healing Our Planet:

Climate Change Action

Plans

Robyn Gilden, PhD, RN

University of Maryland

School of Nursing

Karin Gunther Russ,

MS, RN

University of Maryland

School of Nursing,

Shady Grove

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A shift in nursing

that’s truly an honor to take on.

Nurses can gain extraordinary

experience, enjoy excellent benefits

and earn a world of respect serving

part-time in America’s Navy

Reserve– All while maintaining a

civilian career!

Perioperative Nurses in the Navy

Reserve will earn a $45,000

Specialty Bonus, among other

amazing benefits.

Want to learn

more about

Navy Nursing?

Contact your

Navy Career Counselor today

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jobs_richmond@navy.mil

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12:10 – 12:55 PM Poster Session

1:00 – 2:10 PM Lunch (Roundtable Discussions Optional – attendance is limited and based

on a first-come, first-served basis)

“Nursing leadership to foster diversity in a nursing organization”

Veronica Gutchell, DNP, CRNP, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland

2:20 – 3:20 PM Concurrent Sessions 3

Session 3A Session 3B Session 3C Session 3D Session 3E

So you want to

be in Business:

Opening an APN

practice

Elaine M. Crain,

DNP, CNP

Who Cares? We

Do! Urgent Care

The Future

of Nursing

Leadership

in Uniformed

Services

Anitra Johnson,

DHSc, MSN, RN,

Janel C. Parham,

MS, BSN, RN

Office of the

Surgeon General/

Division of

Commissioned

Corps Personnel

and Readiness

Readiness Self-

Assessment for

Doctoral Study

Vernell DeWitty,

PhD, RN

American

Association

of Colleges of

Nursing

STOP-

Collaborate and

Listen: Lessons

in Collaborative

Leadership

Meagan White,

MSN, RNC

American Nurses

Association

Strategies

to Improve

Post Partum

Hemorrhage

Outcomes

Pamela O’Keefe,

MS, RN, C-EFM

MedStar

Washington

Hospital Center

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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital of Leonardtown, Maryland, offers

patients state-of-the-art healthcare in a family-oriented work

environment. We have a history of offering a progressive and

professionally rewarding workplace so come and grow your

career with us. Our outstanding benefits and strong standards

help make our hospital one of the best places to work in

Southern Maryland. We encourage you to review our career

opportunities and submit an application through our

website.

We are currently seeking:

• Experienced OR Staff

• Experienced RNs - Float Pool, ICC, Telemetry, ED

• Nurse Practitioners

• Wound Care RN

• Certified Nurse Midwife

• Infection Control Practitioner

• Case Managers/Utilization Review Specialists

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25500 Point Lookout Road

MedStarStMarys.org

Leonardtown, MD 20650

25500 Point Lookout Road

Leonardtown, MD 20650

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3:25 – 4:25 PM Concurrent Sessions 4

2016 Maryland Nurses Association

Session 4A Session 4B Session 4C Session 4D

Impacting quality

outcomes: Utilizing an

innovative unit-based

nursing role

Kaitlin Lindner, BSN,

RN, CCRN

Stacey Trotman, MSN,

RN, CMSRN, RN-BC

Mercy Medical Center

The Power of Nursing:

Igniting a Culture of

Support for Organ and

Tissue Donation

Kate Marych, BSN, RN

Jessica Schram, RN,

BSN, CPTC

The Living Legacy

Foundation

4:35 – 5:20 PM Poster Session

Transforming the

Future Nursing

Workforce:

Innovative Statewide

Opportunities

Peggy Daw,

DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Maryland Higher

Education Commission

Joan Warren, PhD, RN-

BC, NEA-BC, FAAN

University of Maryland

School of Nursing

5:25 – 6:35 PM Annual Business Meeting - Open to MNA Members

only (there is no fee to attend this meeting)

Day II - Friday, October 14, 2016

7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration/Exhibitors/

Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:40 AM Opening Session

The Saint Agnes

Heart Failure Center:

An NP and RN Led

Multidisciplinary

Program to Engage

Patients in Their Own

Self- Care

Jill Jae Patton MSN,

CRNP

Deborah Hefty, BSN,

RN

Theresa Kasper, BSN,

RN

Saint Agnes Hospital

Heart Failure Center

Welcome:

Keynote:

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE,

President, Maryland Nurses Association

Panel Discussion “Every Nurse a Leader”

Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Operating Officer and

Chief Nursing Officer Meritus Medical Center

Kathy Ogle

Jesus

Cepero

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Extraordinary people called to do extraordinary things!

Maryland Masonic Homes (MMH), a premier retirement

community located in northern Baltimore County is

expanding its Nursing department!

Located on a picturesque campus in Hunt Valley,

MD, MMH serves the Masonic community by

providing quality care in independent, assisted

living, and healthcare. MMH proudly provides

skilled nursing and sub-acute nursing services to

masons and non-masons alike.

To learn more about the benefits of working

at MMH, and for a list of current job openings

please visit

www.mmhjobs.org

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Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN

Executive Vice President and

Chief Operating Officer

Dimensions Healthcare System

Ronnie Ursin,

DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Chief Nursing Officer

Northern Louisiana Medical Center

Sherry

Perkins

9:40 – 10:10 AM Visit Exhibitors

10:15 – 11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions 5

Ronnie

Ursin

Session 5A Session 5B Session 5C Session 5D Session 5E

Meeting the

Needs of Our

Preceptors:

Improving Patient

Outcomes and

Nurse Retention

Pamela Shumate,

DNP, RN, CCRN

University of

Maryland School

of Nursing

Care Coordination

Leadership in

the Emergency

Department

to Reduce

Recidivism

Elizabeth Weaver,

BSN, RN

Althea Forman,

DNP, RN, CCNS,

CEN, FNE, A/P

Atlantic General

Hospital

Integration

of Spirituality

into Nursing

Curriculum

Nancie Crespi,

PhD, RN

Bonnie

Franckowiak,

DNP, FNP, CARN-P

Tijuana Griffin,

PhD, RN,

Associate

Professor

Washington

Adventist

University

Using an

Antibiogram as

an effective tool

for AntiMicrobial

Stewardship

Kevin Bussiere,

RNAS, CIC

Le Nguyen,

Pharm D.

Fort Washington

Medical Center

Patient

Centered Care:

The Diabetes

Education

and Support

Algorithm: A

Joint Position

Statement of

the American

Diabetes

Association,

the American

Association

of Diabetes

Educators and

the Academy

of Nutrition and

Dietetics

Joan Bardsley,

MBA, RN, CDE,

FAADE

MedStar Health

Research Institute

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Currently seeking

dedicated and caring

LPNs & RNs

Applicants Must Have:

• Minimum one year

clinical experience

• Dedication to excellence

• Recent peds experience

We Offer:

• Competitive Salaries

• Flexible Schedule

• Supportive Staff

• Friendly Work

Environment

RNs

LPNs

CNAs

Apply at

www.compassionatecarenursing.com

or call (410) 719-0672

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11:20 AM – 12: 20 PM Concurrent Sessions 6

Session 6A Session 6B Session 6C Session 6D

The Importance of

Substance Abuse

Education in Nursing

Curriculum

Bonnie Franckowiak,

DNP, FNP, CARN-AP

Nancie Crespi,

PhD, RN

Washington Adventist

University

Preparing an

application for

Continuing Education

Credit and/or Approved

Provider Status

Janice Agazio,

PhD, CRNP, RN,

FAANP, FAAN

The Catholic University

of America

12:20 – 12:30 PM Break/Exhibitors

12:35 – 3:00 PM Awards Luncheon

Advanced Care

Planning: The Time Is

Now

Ellen Amalfitano,

RN, MPH, PhD

Premier, Inc.

T. Michael White,

MD, FACP

A HealthCare Value

Professional

RN Leaders

Developing UAPs

through Continuing

Education

Margo Preston Scott,

MSN, RN

Stefanie Mann,

BSN, RN

Johns Hopkins

Hospital

Keynote Speaker: Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS

University Distinguished Professor of

Breast Cancer, Administrative Director,

the Johns Hopkins Breast Center

Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins

Cancer Survivorship Programs

“Forging a Path for Nursing into

Uncharted Leadership Territory”

Lillie

Shockney

Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by

the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Lodging Information

MNA has reserved a block of rooms for the Convention at the Maritime Institute.

Single Room: $145 per night Double Room: $190 per night

• Rates are per room, per night, and 7% County Tax and 6% state tax (13% total.)

• Sleeping room rate includes a Hot Breakfast and a Hot Dinner Buffet daily in our main dining hall.

• Complimentary use of recreational facilities; including indoor pool, fitness center and game room.

• Complimentary parking and shuttle service to/from BWI Airport and BWI Amtrak Station

Call 1-866-900-3517 or 410-859-5700

Be sure to mention the Maryland Nurses Association.

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RN Case Managers

for both Certified Home

Health and Hospice Agency

• Excellent Pay

• Benefits

• Flexible Schedules

The Beacon Institute is the leader in education for senior

care and service providers. We provide expert educational

programs to professionals, caregivers and providers -

advancing knowledge across the adult lifespan. The Beacon

Institute, is the leading educator of senior care professionals

in the region. Get your mojo working, sharpen your saw and

turbo-charge your skills by investing in your education! Beacon

seminars cover a wide range of operational, clinical, financial,

legal, compliance, regulatory and best-practice topics.

You may call Roxan at 301-754-7741

or email your resume to

Bernar@HolyCrossHealth.org

Veterans are encouraged to apply

Winter Nursing Education

Please visit our website www.lifespan-network.org

for dates, times and to register.

QAPI Certified Professional (QCP)

Prep Workshop (2-days) Dates Vary

An effective QAPI process and program will take you beyond compliance

and enable your facility to truly transform the care you provide residents.

Increase your knowledge by attending a two-day QAPI education workshop

that will help you prepare for the comprehensive QCP certification exam.

Get the tools you need to prepare for and implement QAPI-mandated

regulations in your long-term care facility with a preparatory workshop for

AADNS’ QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) certification.

Director of Nursing Services–Certified (DNS-CT)

Prep Workshop (3-days) November 9-11

Take your leadership and management talents to the next level with a

preparatory three-day workshop for AADNS’ Director of Nursing Services-

Certified (DNS-CT) certification. Earning this credential validates your

expertise, gives you the advantage among your peers, and helps you

improve quality, communication, and resident care throughout your facility.

This three-day workshop will complement your nursing expertise with

leadership and management skills to help you discover your true potential.

Post-Acute Care Certified Staff Educator November 16

This workshop provides the core knowledge required for administering and

providing instruction in a long term care facility’s staff development program.

RN, Case Manager and Delegating Nurse in

Assisted Living Facilities November 17-19

This 2-day course is designed to provide the fundamental foundation to

the RN who chooses to work in Assisted Living as a delegating nurse either

as an independent contractor or as a full time/part time employee of an

assisted living facility. The Maryland Board of Nursing approves this course.

Online Certificate in

Legal Nurse Consulting

Active RN Required.

• Ongoing registration throughout the year

with 6 months to complete

• Convenient, self-paced study

• Access to experienced Legal

Nurse Consultants, dedicated to your success

• Earn a certificate of completion from

Duke University

• Approved for up to 42 Continuing Nursing

Education credits*

www.learnmore.duke.edu

919-684-2601 • legalnurse@duke.edu

* This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North

Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American

Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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2016 Poster Presenters

A Faculty Mentoring Program: Developing Nurse Leaders

Karen Williams-Cooper, MS, RN

Teresa Nikstaitis, DNP, RN, CCRN

Perceived Competency and Confidence in the Implementation of Moderate Sedation by

Interventional RN’s

Patricia Tuck, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Elizabeth Riley, BSN, RN, MA, NE-BC

Dina Krenzischek, PhD, RN, CPAN, FAAN

Promoting Retention and Success in an Undergraduate Nursing Program: Supplemental

Instruction as a Succession Strategy

Dorothy Mundy, MN, RN, CNE

Margaret McCormick, MS, RN

Building a Sustainable Preceptor Development Program

Alex Wells, BSN, RN, CEN

Anushree Ahluwalia, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

A Community Hospital’s Evaluation of Alarm Management Safety Factors

Emma Kurnat-Thoma, PhD, MS, RN

Kayuri Shah

Leading the Way to Increased Patient Safety with O.R. Website Technology

Mandi Jewer, BSN, RN, CNOR

Janelle Anderson, MSN, BSN, RN

From Research to Practice: Nursing Research Council Becomes the Vehicle for Promoting

Leadership and Empowerment of an Evidence Based Practice Journal Club

Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN

Joyce Miller, M.L.S

Sleep Hygiene in the Intensive Care Unit

Roxann Cavey, RN, BSN

Nicki Wagner, RN, BSN

Advancing Nurse Education While Increasing Employment in Maryland Health Care Systems:

Reporting on the First Year of the SPAN Program

Hayley Mark, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Tener Veenema, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Maryland

Organization for

Associate Degree

Nursing

MD-OADN – State Chapter for

Organization for Associate

Degree Nursing (OADN)

OADN Mission Statement:

Promote Associate Degree Nursing through

leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and

education to ensure excellence in the future of

health care and professional nursing practice.

Garrett Regional Medical Center is nestled in

the scenic mountains of beautiful western Maryland.

GRMC is located minutes away from Deep Creek

Lake where you can enjoy every season to its fullest

and all that nature has to offer. We hope you will be

interested in joining the loyal and dedicated staff of

GRMC!

Full-Time, Part-Time, and Per Diem

RN positions available across all areas

of the facility.

Garrett Regional Medical Center,

Human Resources Department

251 North Fourth St., Oakland, MD 21550

FAX: 301-533-4328

Visit www.gcmh.com to access an online

application.

Home to MCCSUN – Maryland Community

College Simulation Users Network

• A collaborative network focused on quality

simulation education for nursing faculty and staff.

To join: www.oadn.org; join/renew

Upcoming Events:

MD-OADN Annual Conference –

October 28, 2016

Carroll Community College

• OADN 2016 Convention

November 4-6, 2016 Dallas, TX

• MCCSUN Conference – June 6 & 7, 2017

Montgomery College

Contact: Nancy Perry

nperry@carrollcc.edu

Mental Health First Aid

Because you may be the first support for

someone experiencing a mental health crisis!

If you’re a first responder, medical professional, public health worker,

academic staff or just want to know more, you should learn how to help.

Enroll in a class now, or we can bring the training to your workplace.

Call 443-840-4700 or email Kerry Cleaver at:

kcleaver@ccbcmd.edu

The incredible value of education.

www.ccbcmd.edu/ConEd

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2016 Poster Presenters

Nurses Leading the Way in Adopting Immersion Bathing for Baby’s First Bath

Mary Hantske, MSN, RNC-OB

June Brouse, MSN, RNC-MNN

Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN

Utilizing Intraosseous Cannulation in Adult Patients with Inaccessible Veins

Meghan Van Meter, BSN, RN, CCRN

Leave Nothing Behind: Umbilical Arterial Line Clearance

Ann Sylvia Johnson, MSN, NNP-BC, RNC

PTT Blood Sampling Recommendations for CCU Patients on Heparin Infusions

Julie Landon, BSN, RN, CCRN

Nathaniel Woods, BSN, RN, CCRN

Improving Discharge of Specialty Surgical Populations by Enhancing Nurse and Patient

Communication

Dave Lynch, RN, BSN

Shantelle Mobley, MSN, RN

Neonatal Event Review: How Long Does and A, B, or D Have to be?

Nancy McCready, BSN, RNC

Ann Sylvia Johnson, MSN, NNP-BC, RNC

Leading from the Bedside: A Culture of Nursing Excellence

Patience Harris, BSN

Maricon Dans, MSN

Improving Nurse Practice Through Legislation

Shirley Devaris, RN, BSAD, MA, JD

Assessing Nurse Manager Competencies in a Military Hospital

Ruby Anderson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Advanced Directives: See One, Do One, Teach One

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP

Role of Clinical Nurse Leaders in Patient Safety and Cost Reduction in Hospital

(Systematic Review)

Mojgan Azadi, PhD, DNP Candidate

Hossein Zare, PhD

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2016 Poster Presenters

The Patient Experience and Magnet Re-Designation

Lakecia Lewis, BSN, CEN

Martha Saroop, MS, CEN

Reducing Anxiety in Pediatric Patients Requiring a Computer Tomography (CT) Scan With the

Use of An Educational Video

Christine Gates, RN-BC, CPN

Kristen MacGregor, RT (R), CT

Nurses and Shoppers: An Opportunity to Partner for Optimal Health

Dee Jones, RN, MSN

Sadie Parker, MA, BSN, RN

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP

Eastern Shore-Western Shore Faculty Initiative: Creating a Comprehensive-Statewide Needs

Assessment

Lisa Seldomridge, PhD, RN

Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN

Tina Brown Reid, EdD, RN

About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study About How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a

Lifetime

Lisa Moyers, MSN, RN, FNP Student

Don’t Take Our Tele Beds! A Nurse-Driven Initiative for Appropriate Telemetry Bed Use

Betheen Weed, MSN, BA, RN, RN-BC

Natalie Droski, RN

Angie Amig, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Leadership in Expanding Options for Doctoral Education on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Lisa Seldomridge, PhD, RN

Jeffrey Willey, PhD, RN

Nurses for Justice: A Call to Action for Baltimore Nurses

Lori Edwards, RN, DrPH

Molly Greenberg, MPH, RN

Stephanie Streb, MHS, MS, RN, APHN

Michaela Lindahl-Ackerman, MS, MPH, RN, APHNBC, CNL

Caring for Patients with Dementia: Alternatives to Pharmacologic Interventions

Christine Peng, RN

Kristen Loetz, RN

Iman Jones, MSN, RN

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Perioperative Nurse

for the Navy Reserve

Benefits:

Additional $22,000 annual income

Stay local

VA home loans

Low cost Tricare Insurance

Commissary and Exchange/PX shopping

Basic Requirements:

US Citizen, physically qualified

Experience in OR

BSN from an accredited program

Commissioned prior to 42nd birthday

2016 Maryland Nurses Association

$45,000

Sign on

Bonus

Obligation: One weekend a month and 2 weeks each year

Navy Medical Officer Programs

(800) 322-9595

jobs_Phila@navy.com

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2016 Poster Presenters

Clinical Research Nurses Manage Patients with Multidrug-Resistant and Extensively Drug

Resistant TB: Safety First!

Ann Peterson, PhD, RN

Christine Koly, BSN,RN

Christine Mashek, BA, RN

A Nurse Lead Program: Medication Safety for the Elderly in Community Settings

Marie “Dolly” Rock, RN, BSN, MS

Nurses on the Front Lines: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Nursing Practice

Sabita Persaud, PhD, RN, APHN-BC

Marleen Thornton, PhD, RN

Using Simulation to Enhance and Bridge Nursing Leadership in Clinical Setting.

Phanedra Harper, RN, MSN-BC

Counting the Minutes: Improving Hospital Outcomes For Stroke Patients

Martha Saroop, MS, CEN

Linda Toral, BSN

Alma Ta-Asan, BSN

Eastern Shore Faculty Academy and Mentorship Initiative (ESFAMI): Providing Leadership

Through Educating Colleagues

Lisa Seldomridge, PhD, RN

Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN

Tina Brown Reid, EdD, RN

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Convention Contact Hours:

Obtaining contact hours FOR PODIUM SESSIONS

Day 1: 5.5 contact hours Day 2: 3 contact hours

1. Attendees must provide a legible signature and valid email address each day of attendance.

Please print your email address.

2. To receive contact hours, attendees must attend the full day for which they are registered.

No partial credit is given.

3. Each self-selected educational session must be attended in its entirety.

4. Individuals who sign in and provide a legible valid email address will receive a link to

complete an on-line evaluation for each day the convention is attended.

5. Once you have completed the evaluation, you must send an email to MNA with notification of

the evaluation that was completed to receive your certificate (s). Certificates will be emailed

within 4 business days of your notifying MNA that you have completed the evaluation.

Obtaining contact hours FOR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

1 Contact hour

Attendees will receive 1.0 contact hours for participation in the roundtable discussion.

1. Attendees must sign in at the beginning of the session, attend the entire discussion, and

complete the evaluation on-site.

2. Certificates will be distributed at the conclusion of the roundtable discussion. Duplicate

certificates will not be available.

Obtaining contact hours FOR POSTER SESSION

1 Contact hour

Attendees will receive 1.0 contact hours for spending a minimal of 60 minutes reviewing posters.

1. Attendees must sign-in during one of the two scheduled poster review sessions.

2. Attendees must complete an on-line evaluation on-site, sign the attestation and provide a

valid email address. Poster review instructions will be distributed in the poster set-up room.

3. Certificates will be emailed by November 4, 2016.

Obtaining contact hours FOR AWARDS LUNCHEON SESSION

1 Contact hour

1. Attendees must sign in on the attendance roster and attend the continuing education portion

of the awards luncheon in its entirety.

2. Individuals who sign in and provide a legible valid email address will receive a link to

complete an online evaluation for the continuing education portion of the awards luncheon.

All evaluations must be completed and returned via email no later than Friday, October 28,

2016.

3. Certificates will be emailed within 4 business days of your notifying MNA that you have

completed the evaluation.

The Maryland Nurses Association is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education

by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Needed in our

Outpatient Mental Health Clinics

Mosaic Community Services is dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals

with mental illness and addictions through comprehensive health services.

Please contact Oleg Tarkovsky at 410.453.9553 ext. 1121

with any questions regarding the position.

Apply online at mosaicinc.org

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Current opportunities for Registered Nurses & Nursing Leadership

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insurance, pension plan, free parking, and

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Visit us online to apply. www.CharlesRegionalCareers.org

EOE

Work Hard. Be Kind. Dream Big!

Hats off to the RNs working at JLG-RICA who have been an intricate part of

both residential and clinical teams. They attend to medical needs and provide

treatment and support to both staff & students. We salute these valuable and

treasured team members!

Phone: (301) 251-6800 • Fax: (301) 309-9004

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Exhibitors

American Public University

ATI Nursing Education

Coppin State University: College of Health Professions

Dimensions Healthcare Systems

Doctors Community Hospital

Elizabeth Cooney Care Network

F.A. Davis

Future Care Health & Management

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

HomeCare Maryland

Hospice of the Chesapeake

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Kaplan Nursing

Kaplan University

Maryland Relay

Maryland Responds MRC, DHMH, OP&R

MedStar Health Care

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center

Messiah College Graduate Program in Nursing

MNA Ethics and Human Rights Committee

MNA Legislative Committee

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland

Pfizer

Stevenson University School of Graduate & Professional Studies

The Auxiliary of the Gideon’s International

The Living Legacy Foundation

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Walden University

Washington Adventist University

Wexford Health

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2016 Convention Sponsors/Contributors

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CONVENTION DONATIONS

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

Kaplan Nursing

Convention Program

Bags

AMN Healthcare Afternoon Break, Thursday, October 13

Thank you to Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency for the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency

Scholarship.

Thank you to the Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association for the

scholarship awarded in their name.

Thank you to the Mercy Hospital Nursing Alumnae for the scholarship in their name.

Thank you to MNA District 2 for the scholarship in their name.

Thank you to the Travis family for the scholarship in their name.

Thank you to the Suddath family for the scholarship in their name.

Thanks also to the many individuals who have made donations to the Foundation’s Scholarship

Funds.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 5:25 PM

OPENING OF THE MEETING

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Credentials Committee Report

Standing Rules

Approval of the Agenda

INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS

Past Presidents

Maryland Board of Nursing

Maryland Association of Nursing Students

Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives

RECOGNITION OF DISTRICT PRESIDENTS

RECOGNITION OF AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

NIGHTINGALE TRIBUTE

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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Annual Business Meeting Agenda

INTRODUCTION OF CONVENTION PLANNING COMMITTEE

INTRODUCTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REPORTS FROM: Maryland Board of Nursing, Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives,

Nursing Foundation of Maryland, Maryland Association of Nursing Students, and MNA-PAC

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS/REPORT

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

MINUTES

Jo Fava-Hochuli, MS, RN

TREASURER’S REPORT

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS

COMMITTEE REPORTS - Committee on Bylaws and Policies - Linda Stierle, MSN, RN - Chair

NEW BUSINESS

TELLER’S REPORT

INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS

ADJOURNMENT

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Business Meeting Standing Rules

GENERAL PROCEDURE:

1. Members wishing the floor must rise, proceed to a microphone, receive recognition, and give

name and district.

2. Non-members shall be seated in the non-member section and may not speak unless given

permission.

3. These rules may be amended or suspended by a majority vote of the members present and

voting.

4. No smoking or alcoholic beverages shall be allowed in the meeting hall.

DEBATE AND VOTING:

1. To be entitled to vote, a member must present his/her Credentials.

2. Unpublished motions and resolutions shall be referred, without debate, to the structural unit

having jurisdiction over the subject matter for study and recommendation.

3. Any unpublished motion/resolution introduced by an individual member must be received by

a majority at the convention for consideration. This is non-debatable.

4. Only the RESOLVES of a resolution shall be acted upon.

5. Announcements shall be written and signed by the person under whose authority they are

issued and shall be sent to the Secretary.

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BYLAWS

(As Adopted October 10, 2013)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Article I

Article II

Article III

Article IV

Article V

Article VI

Article VII

Article VIII

Article IX

Article X

Names, Purpose and Functions

Relationships, Memberships, Constituents, and Affiliations

Membership and Dues

Board of Directors

Committees

Dues

State Office and Chief Staff Officer

MNA News Periodical

Amendments

Parliamentary Authority

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ARTICLE I:

NAME, PURPOSES & FUNCTIONS

Section 1. Name

The name of this Association shall be the Maryland Nurses Association, Inc., hereinafter referred

to as MNA.

Section 2. Purposes

The purposes of the MNA shall be:

a. To foster and maintain high standards of nursing and patient care; promote the professional

and educational advancement of nurses; and promote the general welfare of nurses.

b. Unrestricted by consideration of age, color, creed, disability, health status, gender, lifestyle,

nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Section 3. Functions

The functions of MNA shall be to:

a. Promote through appropriate means the standards of nursing practice, nursing education and

nursing profession as established by the American Nurses Association (ANA) and MNA.

b. Adherence to the Code of Ethics for Nurses established by ANA.

c. Initiate and influence legislation, regulations, government programs and health policy.

d. Promote and provide for the continuing professional development of nurses.

e. Represent nurses and serve as their spokesperson with professional and community groups

and the general public.

f. Provide for representation in the ANA House of Delegates and the Constituent Assembly.

g. Promote and support relationships with the Maryland Association of Nursing Students

(MANS).

h. Provide opportunities for nurse specialty organizations and their members to collectively

pursue common goals via MNA.

i. Stimulate, promote and recognize nursing research as it contributes to the advancement of

the profession.

j. Provide services to members.

k. Maintain communication with constituent members through official publications.

l. Act as a consumer advocate to protect and promote the advancement of human rights

related to health care and nursing.

m. Ensure the collection and preservation of documents and other materials which have

contributed and continue to contribute to the historical and cultural development of nurses.

ARTICLE II

RELATIONSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS, CONSTITUENTS, AND AFFILIATIONS

Section 1. Relationship to American Nurses Association (ANA)

a. ANA Membership

1) MNA meets the ANA qualification criteria, and MNA is a State Nurses Association (SNA)

of the ANA.

2) MNA shall be bound by the obligation to pay dues to the ANA pursuant to ANA Bylaws

and Membership Assembly policies until such time as two-thirds (2/3) of the of the entire

MNA and ANA joint membership (full members) votes to disaffiliate from ANA.

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b. ANA Representation

1) Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly

a) MNA is entitled to two (2) representatives to any meeting of the ANA Membership

Assembly, the governing and official voting body of ANA.

b) MNA’s two (2) representatives shall be duly elected by secret ballot by members

of MNA and ANA (full members) who shall serve for two-year terms or until their

successors are elected.

c) MNA’s representatives to the Membership Assembly must be joint members of ANA

and MNA in good standing.

d) MNA’s Chief Staff Officer shall have a courtesy seat with voice but no vote.

2) Voting at the ANA Membership Assembly

MNA is entitled to the number of votes assigned based on ANA’s apportionment policy.

c. Rights of MNA and ANA Joint Members (Full Members)

Each member of both MNA and ANA shall be entitled to:

1) A membership card.

2) Receive the official publications of the American Nurses Association (ANA).

3) May attend meetings of the ANA Membership Assembly and other unrestricted activities

of ANA.

4) Submit names of nominees for both elected and appointed positions in ANA Bylaws and

Policies.

5) Participate in MNA elections including the election of MNA representatives to the ANA

Membership Assembly in accordance with ANA Bylaws.

6) Be a candidate for MNA and ANA elected and appointed positions.

7) Shall continue to have all rights of membership in ANA as provided by the ANA Bylaws

until such time as two-thirds (2/3) of the entire MNA and ANA joint membership votes to

disaffiliate from the ANA. The vote may occur by mail or electronic ballot with appropriate

notice and procedures to protect the integrity and validity of the vote.

8) A fair hearing before any disciplinary action is taken and the right to appeal as provided

for in the MNA Bylaws and policies.

9) Other rights as provided under the parliamentary authority and statutory law.

10) Attend the quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and other

unrestricted meetings of the ICN.

Section 2. MNA Members (Full MNA and ANA Members and MNA State Only Members)

a. Composition

1) The MNA shall be composed of registered nurses who meet the qualifications stated in

these Bylaws.

2) Membership shall be unrestricted by consideration of age, color, creed, disability, gender,

health status, lifestyle, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

b. Qualifications

A person is qualified for membership in MNA if that person:

1) Has been granted a license to practice as a registered nurse in at least one state, territory,

or the District of Columbia and does not have a license under suspension or revocation in

any state or territory, or is otherwise entitled by law to practice.

2) Has membership that is not under suspension or revocation for violation of the ANA Code

of Ethics for Nurses or the MNA Bylaws.

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3) Must work or reside in Maryland and desires to join at the State Only level of MNA

membership as long as State Only membership is sanctioned by a written agreement

between MNA and ANA.

4) Has retired and/or no longer chooses to practice, but whose license was in good standing

with her/his licensing Board at the time the nurse made the decision not to maintain an

active license.

5) Is a nurse in recovery who has surrendered his/her license to practice.

c. Attaining Membership

A person qualified for membership in MNA may join by:

1) Completing and filing membership application forms, and

2) Submitting appropriate dues payment as provided in these Bylaws and MNA policy.

d. Transfer

1) A member in good standing who moves out of this state may apply for transfer of

membership to another Constituent/State Nurses Association (C/SNA), hereinafter

referred to as C/SNA.

2) An individual member of another C/SNA who has paid full membership dues may transfer

to MNA without further payment or refund of dues for the remainder of the membership

year.

3) MNA is not required to refund to the member or the receiving C/SNA dues already paid.

4) MNA may participate in any special membership categories as defined by the ANA.

e. Rights of Membership

Each member of MNA (full/joint members of MNA and ANA and state only MNA members)

shall be entitled to:

1) A membership card.

2) Receive the official publications of the MNA.

3) Attend meetings of MNA, and to participate and vote in other unrestricted activities of

MNA.

4) Submit proposals for consideration by MNA.

5) Submit names of nominees for both elective and appointive positions in MNA in

accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws.

6) Be a candidate for MNA elective and appointive positions.

7) Participate in all state elections of MNA except the election of the MNA representatives

and alternates to the ANA Membership Assembly in accordance with the provision in

these Bylaws.

8) State Only MNA members are not eligible for ANA benefits of national membership such

as representation at the ANA Membership Assembly, ANA News Periodical, and ANA

elected and appointed positions.

9) A fair hearing before any disciplinary action is taken and the right to appeal per these

Bylaws.

10) Other rights as provided under the parliamentary authority and statutory law.

f. Obligations of Membership

Members shall be obligated to:

1) Abide by the Bylaws of MNA; abide by ANA Bylaws if a joint MNA and ANA member.

2) Abide by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

3) The timely payment of dues as prescribed in these Bylaws and MNA policy.

4) Fulfillment of an office or committee position if elected or appointed.

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g. Disciplinary Action

1) MNA members shall be subject to reprimand, censure, suspension or expulsion by the

MNA for violation of:

a) The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

b) MNA Bylaws.

c) Constituent Nurses Association Bylaws (District Nurses Association).

2) Disciplinary action shall be conducted in accordance with MNA policies and procedures

and pursuant to common parliamentary and statutory law.

3) Complaints concerning alleged violations of the purpose and rules as stated in these

Bylaws shall be heard by a panel of at least three members appointed by the MNA

Board of Directors to hear the charge. The procedure for handling alleged violations shall

be as outlined in the “Procedures of Maryland Nurses Association for the Handling of

Alleged Member Violations of the Bylaws, Purpose and Rules of the Maryland Nurses

Association”. The Bylaws and Policy Committee and/or the Parliamentarian may be

consulted in regards to interpretation of the Bylaws.

4) No such action shall be taken against a member until the member shall have been served

with specific written charges, given a reasonable time to prepare defense, and a full and

fair hearing.

5) The procedure for handling alleged violations of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and

MNA Bylaws shall include provision for right of appeal and reinstatement.

6) Any disciplinary action taken by another constituent state nurses association (C/SNA)

against one of its members shall be given full recognition and enforcement, provided such

action was taken in accordance with the C/SNAs Bylaws and disciplinary procedure.

Section 3. Constituent Association - (District Nurses Association)

a. Name

Constituent associations of MNA shall be termed District Nurses Association hereinafter

referred to as DNA.

b. Constituent Membership

A DNA which hereafter is organized may become a constituent of MNA upon approval of its

Bylaws and other such criteria as determined by the Board of MNA.

c. DNA Boundaries

Boundaries of constituent associations shall be defined and recorded by the Board of MNA.

Boundaries of DNA’s may be changed by the Board of MNA provided such change has been

approved by the DNA concerned.

d. DNA Responsibilities

Each DNA shall:

1) Adopt and maintain Bylaws which:

a) Conform to the purposes as specified in MNA Bylaws, Article I.

b) Conform to membership provisions as in these Bylaws.

c) Elect one member to the MNA Nominating Committee by secret ballot.

d) Allow for mail ballots.

2) Adopt and maintain such Bylaws that do not conflict with the Bylaws of MNA or with the

published policies and procedures of the Board.

3) Provide reports to MNA as required.

e. Standing

A DNA shall be in good standing upon compliance with DNA responsibilities (Section 3.d of

this Article).

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f. Constituent Association Disqualification

1) A DNA that fails to comply with requirements stated in these Bylaws or for other cause

deemed sufficient may be disqualified as a constituent association of MNA upon a twothirds

vote of the Board, provided due notice has been given.

a) The DNA and its members must be notified at least three months before the vote is

taken.

b) The DNA shall have the opportunity for a hearing with the Board after said three-month

period.

2) A DNA that has been disqualified may be reinstated by a two-third vote of the Board of

Directors.

Section 4. Organizational Affiliates

a. Definition.

An Organization Affiliate of MNA is an organization:

1) Whose governing body and membership are composed of a majority of registered nurses.

2) That meets other criteria for Affiliate status as may be established by the MNA Board of

Directors.

3) That has entered into an Organizational Affiliate Agreement with MNA and has paid its

membership dues.

4) That maintains a mission, purpose, and functions which are consistent with the mission,

purpose, and functions of MNA; and

5) That has been granted Organizational Affiliate status by the MNA Board of Directors.

b. Rights and Responsibilities

Organizational Affiliates shall:

1) Supply MNA with a copy of their current Bylaws and list of officers.

2) Be eligible to co-sponsor MNA events.

3) Be afforded the opportunity to introduce items on the MNA Board agenda through

presentations made by the Affiliate President or designee to the MNA President.

4) Be eligible to enter into contractual agreements with MNA for the provision of service,

based upon a negotiated fee structure and contingent upon the availability of MNA staff

and other resources to deliver such services. All such agreements shall be signed by the

Organizational Affiliate President and the Chief Staff Officer or President of MNA.

c. Limitations on Rights for Members of Organizational Affiliates

Individual members of Organizational Affiliates who are not members of MNA or MNA and

ANA (full members) shall not be eligible for MNA and/or ANA benefits.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Section 1. Definition

The Membership Meeting is the governing and voting body of the Maryland Nurses Association.

Section 2. Meetings

a. An annual membership meeting shall be held at such time and place as determined by the

Board of Directors. The call to the meeting shall be sent to each member at least 30 days

prior to the opening day of the annual membership meeting.

b. Special meetings shall be called by the President upon the written request of a majority of

the District Nurses Association (DNA). The call to a special meeting shall be sent to each

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member at least thirty (30) days prior for an in person meeting and fifteen (15) days prior to an

electronic meeting.

Section 3. Voting Body

The voting body at meetings of MNA shall consist of persons in attendance who have been

members for at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting.

Section 4. Quorum

A majority of the MNA Board of Directors, one of whom shall be the President or Vice-President

and members from a majority of the DNAs shall constitute a quorum at any membership or

special meeting of this Association.

ARTICLE IV

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. Authority

a. The Board of Directors, a corporate body composed of elected members, serves as the

agent for the membership.

b. Members of the MNA Board of Directors are elected by the MNA members and are

accountable and report to the membership.

Section 2. Composition

The Board of Directors of MNA shall consist of elected officers and directors each of who shall

be a member of both MNA and ANA.

a. Officers

There shall be six (6) officers: president, president-elect or immediate past president, vice

president, secretary, treasurer and treasurer-elect.

b. Directors

There shall be eight (8) directors; one will be elected from and by each DNA.

Section 3. Responsibilities

a. Exercise the corporate responsibility and fiduciary duties of the Association consistent with

applicable provision of law.

b. Provide for implementation of action and directives of the membership within prescribed

statutory responsibilities.

c. Establish policies and provide for the transaction of business and coordination of Association

activities in the interim between annual membership meetings.

d. Provide for the adoption of financial policies, adoptions of the budget for the Association,

and provide for an annual financial review of MNA books. The type of annual review will

be determined by the MNA Board of Directors provided that an auditing of all books by

a certified public accountant must be performed at least every 5 years. A statement of

the current and complete financial status of the MNA will be provided to the membership

annually.

e. Provide for the operation and maintenance of the state headquarters.

f. Hire, define duties, fix compensation, and give performance evaluations at least annually for

the Chief Staff Officer. Approve personnel policies and compensation for a headquarters staff

to be administered by the Chief Staff Officer.

g. Establish such fees as may be required for specified activities in excess of those provided for

in these bylaws.

h. Establish committees as necessary to implement its functions.

i. Make appointments and fill vacancies as necessary and as provided for in these Bylaws.

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j. Provide nominees for membership on governmental agencies as provided in federal and state

laws.

k. Grant exception to the provisions of these Bylaws for membership projects designated to test

new or different structural arrangements as deemed appropriate by ANA Board of Directors.

l. Formulate the legislative platform and goals for this Association.

m. Assume such duties as may be prescribed elsewhere in these Bylaws and by the

membership.

n. Approve all contractual agreements, employment and otherwise, engaged in the name of the

Association.

o. Approve all grants submitted in the name of the Association or grants with inclusions that

impact the Association.

Section 4. Duties of Officers

Officers shall perform duties as specified in these bylaws, designated by the Board of Directors,

and as prescribed in the parliamentary authority.

a. The president shall:

1) Serve as chairperson of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

2) Be the principle representative of the association and serve as its spokesperson on policy

and position established by the Board of Directors.

3) Preside at all meetings of the Association.

4) Serve as ex-officio member of all committees except the Committee on Nominations.

5) Delegate appropriate duties to Chief Staff Officer.

6) Annually appoint committee chairpersons with the approval of the Board of Directors.

b. The president-elect and/or immediate past president shall serve as a member of the

Legislative Committee.

c. The vice-president shall:

1) Assume all duties of the president in the absence of the president.

2) Serve as liaison of the Board of Directors to designated committees.

d. The secretary shall:

1) Record the proceedings of all MNA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, annual

membership, and special meetings.

2) Provide each member of the Board and Executive Committee with a copy of the minutes.

e. The treasurer shall:

1) Be accountable for the fiscal affairs of the Association.

2) Provide reports and interpretation of the Association’s fiscal condition as required.

3) Serve as chairperson of the Committee on Finance.

f. The treasurer-elect shall serve as:

1) Member of the Finance Committee.

2) Member of the Board of Directors.

3) Member of the Executive Committee.

Section 5. Conflict of Interest

No MNA officer or director shall vote, act, or participate in any fashion in any decision or other

MNA business if the officer or director has an actual or potential conflict of interest by virtue

of the officer’s or director’s employment, other professional or financial interest which would

impair that officer’s or director’s ability to meet the fiduciary obligations to the MNA membership

or District Nurses Association membership. In each instance of actual or potential conflict of

interest, the MNA officer or director shall immediately notify the President or highest elected

officer, not having a conflict or potential conflict of same, and thereafter totally remove him/

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herself from all further participation and contact with the particular subject matter causing the

actual or potential conflict of interest.

Section 6. Nominations

a. A Committee on Nominations shall be elected every two years. The members from odd

numbered districts shall be elected in odd numbered years and the members from the even

numbered districts to be elected in the even numbered years.

b. Each District Nurses Association (DNA) will elect its own member to the Committee on

Nominations. The chairperson of the Committee on Nominations shall be elected by the

Committee at the conclusion of the annual membership meeting.

c. The Committee on Nominations shall request names of candidates for elective officers of

MNA from each DNA.

d. The Committee on Nominations shall request names of candidates from each DNA for the

MNA Member-At-Large Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly.

e. The Committee on Nominations shall ask the MNA Officers if they wish to be a candidate for

the MNA Officer Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly.

f. The nominees for president-elect shall be from DNA’s on a rotating basis, whenever possible.

g. Members shall be eligible to serve as only one elected officer in MNA at any one time.

h. Officers of MNA shall not concurrently serve as an officer of a DNA.

i. The Committee on Nominations shall submit ballots to the Board of Directors at least 60 days

prior to the annual membership meeting.

j. MNA and DNA officers may concurrently serve as MNA representatives to the Membership

Assembly if duly elected to that position in accordance with MNA Bylaws and policies.

Section 7. Elections

a. The vote for elections shall be by mailed secret ballot or electronic secret ballot.

b. The ballot for elections of the MNA Officers will be sent to MNA only members (state only

members) and MNA and ANA joint members (full members).

c. The ballot for elections of MNAs two (2) representatives to the Membership Assembly will be

sent to MNA and ANA joint members only (full members).

d. A DNA may submit ballots to be mailed with the MNA ballot. The DNA ballot shall be

submitted at least 45 days prior to the annual membership meeting of the MNA.

e. MNA shall send the MNA ballot to all members at least 60 days prior to the annual

membership meeting of MNA.

f. The ballot shall provide provision for write-in votes for each office or position for the MNA

Board of Directors.

g. A two-envelope system is used for MNA only members voting only for the MNA Officers shall

be utilized for return of ballots to ensure legality and secrecy of the vote.

h. A three-envelope system for MNA and ANA joint members voting for both the MNA Officers

and the MNA Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly shall be utilized for return of

ballots to ensure legality and secrecy of vote.

i. Ballots shall be valid only if postmarked at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual

membership meeting and have a name in the upper left-hand corner of the larger, white, preaddressed

envelope being mailed back to the MNA state office.

j. All ballots shall be returned to MNA state office and delivered unopened to the Chairperson

of the Committee of Tellers.

k. The Committee of Tellers and its Chairperson shall be appointed by the President.

l. The Committee of Tellers shall be solely responsible for counting the votes and deciding

questions, which may arise regarding the election.

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m. A plurality vote shall constitute an election. In case of a tie the choice shall be determined by

lot at the annual membership meeting.

n. The results of the election shall be reported at the annual membership meeting.

o. All nominees shall receive a letter informing them of the election results prior to the annual

membership meeting.

Section 8. Terms of Office

a. The president-elect shall serve for a term of one year; followed by a term of two years as

president. He/she shall not be eligible for re-election until one full year after serving as

president.

b. The immediate past president shall serve for one year following his/her term as president.

c. The treasurer-elect shall serve for a term of one year, followed by a term of two years as

treasurer.

d. All other officers shall serve for a term of two years, or until their successor is elected and

shall not be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. An officer

who has served more than half a term shall be considered to have served a full term.

e. The president-elect and secretary shall be elected in even-numbered years. The vicepresident

and treasurer-elect shall be elected in odd-numbered years.

f. Directors shall be elected biennially to serve for two years or until their successors are

elected.

g. No director shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms.

h. No member may serve more than eight (8) consecutive years on the Board of Directors with

the exception of a President serving the ninth year as that of the Immediate Past President.

i. Newly elected officers shall assume their duties at the close of the annual membership

meeting at which their election is announced.

Section 9. Vacancies

a. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of president or president-elect, the vicepresident

shall succeed to the vacant office for the remainder of the term.

b. All other vacancies shall be filled by Board appointment in accordance with the Board of

Directors policy.

Section 10. Executive Committee

a. The officers of the MNA shall constitute the Executive Committee.

b. The Board of Directors may authorize the Executive Committee to perform such duties as the

Board deems expedient between meetings of the Board.

c. The Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the President or upon the written request

of three of its members. It shall make a complete report at each meeting of the Board of

Directors.

d. The Executive Committee shall prepare an annual job performance evaluation for the Chief

Staff Officer with input from the Board of Directors.

Section 11. Meetings and Quorum

a. Quarterly meetings at a minimum shall be held at such times and places as determined by

Board.

b. Special meetings may be called by the president with 24 hours notice to each member by

mail or other media, or shall be called by the president in like manner upon written request of

five or more members of the Board. Special meetings shall be held at such time and place as

specified in the call of the meeting.

c. Business that requires immediate action by the Board may be conducted by

telecommunication.

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d. Members of the Board of Directors or Committees may participate in meetings through the

means of a conference call according to MNA Policy.

e. A majority of the Board of Directors, one of whom shall be the president or a vice-president,

shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board.

f. In the absence of a quorum, emergency action may be taken and is subject to ratification at

the next scheduled meeting of the Board.

Section 12. Removal from Office

Absence from three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings shall constitute a resignation.

The member will be notified in writing of their removal from office. The vacancy shall be filled as

provided for in these Bylaws.

ARTICLE V

COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

a. The standing committees of MNA shall be the Bylaws and Policy Committee, the Center for

Ethics and Human Rights, the Continuing Education Approver Committee, the Continuing

Education Provider Committee, the Finance Committee, the Legislative Committee, the

Membership Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Practice and Education Committee,

the Convention Planning Committee, the Committee on Environmental Health, and the

Committee on Tellers.

b. Standing committees assume the duties specified in these Bylaws and report their findings

and recommendations to the Board.

c. The MNA Board of Directors has the authority to eliminate any standing committee except

the Bylaws and Policy Committee, the Committee on Finance, the Legislative Committee,

the Nominating Committee, the Committee on Tellers, and the Continuing Education Provider

Committee.

Section 2. Composition

a. A committee shall consist of no fewer than three members and a majority of any committee

shall constitute a quorum.

b. Committee chairpersons, except for the Nominating Committee, shall be appointed by the

President with Board approval annually within 30 days of the close of the annual membership

meeting.

c. Committees shall consist of those members willing to serve.

d. Absence from three consecutive meetings of a committee shall constitute a vacancy.

Committee members will be notified in writing of their removal from office. The vacancy will

be filled as provided for in these Bylaws.

e. Committee members shall serve a term of at least two years.

Section 3. The Committee on Bylaws and Policy

The Committee on Bylaws and Policy shall:

a. Review the Bylaws of all District Nurses Associations (DNA), which apply for recognition

as constituent associations of MNA and report the findings to the MNA Board of Directors

whose decision shall be final.

b. Solicit and study suggestions for proposed amendments to the MNA and ANA Bylaws. The

committee shall prepare amendments which shall then be submitted to the membership after

being reviewed by ANA’s Committee on Bylaws to ensure MNA Bylaws are harmonious with

ANA Bylaws prior to being voted on by the MNA membership.

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c. Serve to interpret the Bylaws when adherence to the Bylaws is questioned as a result of

development and implementation of policies or procedure.

d. Review existing MNA policies at least every three years.

e. Develop and revise policies as directed by the Board of Directors.

Section 4. The Center for Ethics and Human Rights

The Center for Ethics and Human Rights shall:

a. Foster high standards of nursing practice.

b. Work for the improvement of health for all people.

c. Serve as a resource for all registered nurses in ethical decision-making in advocating for

health care.

Section 5. Continuing Education Approver Committee

The Continuing Education Approver committee shall: Review continuing education provider

applications to ensure that applicants meet American Nurses Credentialing Center Committee

on Accreditation (ANCC COA) requirements. Appointments of this committee will be named as

stipulated by ANCC COA requirements.

Section 6. Continuing Education Provider Committee

Appointments to this committee will be named as stipulated by ANCC COA requirements. The

Continuing Education Provider Committee shall:

a. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate continuing education programs provided by MNA.

b. Work with DNA program planners to develop and implement continuing education programs

that meet the criteria established by ANCC COA.

Section 7. The Committee on Finance

The Committee on Finance shall:

a. Oversee the finances of the Association.

b. Review the annual budget as prepared by the Executive Director and recommend the budget

for approval by the Board of Directors.

c. Evaluate fiscal impact of the proposed programs and projects.

d. Recommend and monitor financial policies.

e. Include the MNA Treasurer, as Chair, the treasurers of each DNA, the Treasurer-elect of MNA,

and two members-at-large who will serve an alternating term of two years.

Section 8. Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee shall:

a. Recommend health care legislation for the state of Maryland.

b. Monitor health care legislation in the state.

c. Prepare and submit legislative platform for Board of Directors approval. Serve as advocates

for the MNA legislative platform.

d. Prepare and submit an evaluation of MNA lobbyist to the Board of Directors.

Section 9. Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall:

a. Identify strategies to increase and retain membership.

b. Identify situation/problems and issues within DNAs which impact membership.

Section 10. Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall:

a. Seek qualified candidates for MNA offices and the MNA representatives to the ANA

Membership Assembly.

b. Submit two separate ballots to the MNA Board of Directors. One ballot for the MNA Officers

and a separate ballot for the MNA Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly.

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c. Implement policies and procedures for nominations and elections as established by the MNA

Board of Directors or as provided for in these Bylaws.

Section 11. Practice and Education Committee

The Practice and Education Committee shall:

a. Identify, monitor and report on current practice and education issues, trends, and

developments

b. Collaborate with other practice specialties, including Maryland Board of Nursing and MNA

organizational affiliates on practice and education issues.

c. Recommend positions on related policies to the MNA Board of Directors.

Section 12. Convention Planning Committee

The Convention Planning Committee shall:

a. Identify the theme for the annual MNA Convention and submit the theme to the Board of

Directors for approval.

b. Evaluate and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for the convention site and

registration fees.

c. Plan the educational and membership events of the annual convention.

d. Evaluate each convention within 90 days and submit an evaluation report to the Board of

Directors.

Section 13. Environmental Health Committee

The Committee on Environmental Health shall:

a. Serve as a resource to the Legislative Committee on matters related to environmental health.

b. Review matters of interest on state and national levels regarding the environment as it relates

to health.

c. Advocate for health initiatives related to the environment that have been approved by the

MNA Board of Directors.

Section 14. Committee of Tellers

The Committee of Tellers shall:

a. Receive the ballots returned from the MNA voting membership.

b. Establish validity of the ballots based on eligibility to vote and postmark on the envelopes.

c. Count the ballots and determine who has been elected to MNA offices and the MNA

Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly.

d. Establish the alternate ranking for the MNA Representatives to the ANA Membership

Assembly.

Section 15. Special Committees

Special Committees shall be appointed by the Board as the membership or the Board deems

necessary.

ARTICLE VI

DUES

Section 1. Amount of Dues

a. The membership shall establish the MNA dues for both full and state only members.

b. In the event that the rate of dues payable to ANA is changed, any such change shall be

automatically included in the dues owed by an MNA and ANA joint member (full member).

c. MNA shall remit a portion of the MNA state only dues to ANA which shall be equal to the

amount ANA remits to MNA for ANA direct members in accordance with the ANA dues policy

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established by the ANA Membership Assembly and per written agreement between MNA

and ANA.

Section 2. Notification of Change

Members will be notified at least 30 days prior to a general or special in person meeting or 15

days prior to an electronic special meeting of MNA.

Section 3. Vote

Dues shall be established by a majority vote of the membership present and voting at a general

or special meeting.

Section 4. Payment

a. Dues for MNA shall be for a membership of twelve (12) consecutive months and shall be paid

in accordance with MNA and ANA policies.

b. No monies shall be refunded or additional monies collected when a change of dues category

is made within a membership year.

ARTICLE VII

STATE OFFICE AND CHIEF STAFF OFFICER

Section 1. State Office

MNA shall maintain a state headquarters office that shall constitute a permanent repository for

MNA records and shall carry out the procedures and policies of the MNA.

Section 2. Chief Staff Officer

a. The Board of Directors shall delegate to the Chief Staff Officer the authority to manage the

association according to policies established by the membership and the Board of Directors.

b. The Chief Staff Officer shall be accountable to the Board of Directors.

c. The Chief Staff Officer will employ, direct, define duties, evaluate at least annually, promote,

and terminate staff of the Association. The Board of Directors will be kept informed by the

Chief Staff Officer of the employment, performance, and termination of staff.

d. The Chief Staff Officer may represent the association and serve as the spokesperson on

matters of established policy and positions.

e. The Chief Staff Officer shall provide a general orientation for all elected and appointed

officials.

ARTICLE VIII

MNA NEWS PERIODICAL

The Maryland Nurse shall be the official publication of this Association and shall be provided to

each member by the Maryland Nurses Association in print or electronic format.

ARTICLE IX

AMENDMENTS

Section 1. Amendments with Notice

a. The Bylaws may be amended at any business meeting by a two-thirds vote of the

membership present, eligible to vote, and voting. The membership of this Association shall be

notified of intent to amend Bylaws and provided with proposed amendments at least 60 days

prior to the membership or special meeting at which the amendments are to be proposed.

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b. The Bylaws may be amended at any time by a two-thirds majority vote of the membership

voting by mail ballot. The Board of Directors has the discretion to provide for mail balloting

under rules and procedures it shall adopt.

Section 2. Amendments without Notice

The Bylaws may be amended without previous notice at any annual membership meeting by

ninety-nine percent of the membership present, eligible to vote, and voting.

ARTICLE X

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of “Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised” shall govern

meetings of this association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not

inconsistent with these Bylaws.

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Maryland Nurses Association

GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMNS

ANA

AOM

BOD

American Nurses Association

Associate Organizational Member – A nursing organization with a formal relationship with

ANA, e.g., CAN, UAN.

Board of Directors, also referred to as The Board – The corporate body of officers and

directors with corporate and fiduciary responsibilities.

C/SNA Constituent and State Nurses Association of ANA - The new designation for state nurses

associations. MNA is a C/SNA of ANA.

DNA

MA

District Nurses Association – MNA designation for constituent organizations.

Membership Assembly – composed of representatives from the Constituent/State Nurses

Associations and Individual Member Division. The ANA governing and voting body on

policy and positions that support ANA programs.

MANS Maryland Association of Nursing Students

OA

Organizational Affiliate – A nursing organization that meets the criteria for affiliate status

with MNA or ANA

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Maryland Nurses Association

2016 – 2017 Working Budget

Approved by the Board of Directors June 16, 2016

REVENUE ITEMS

TOTAL

DUES INCOME $182,000.00

CONTINUING EDUCATION $54,000.00

JOB BOARD REVENUE $7,500.00

AFFILIATE INCOME $3,000.00

CONVENTION $42,000.00

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS $5,500.00

LOBBY DAY $5,000.00

INTEREST/DIVIDENDS $400.00

MARYLAND NURSE SUBSCRIPTIONS $250.00

BUSINESS SERVICES $1,500.00

OTHER INCOME $6,070.00

REVENUE TOTAL $307,220.00

EXPENSE ITEMS

TOTAL

RENT/INSURANCE/OFFICE EXPENSES $32,704.00

POSTAGE/TELEPHONE $6,200.00

SUPPLIES (Office) $5,000.00

MAINTENANCE $5,800.00

SALARIES/BENEFITS/PAYROLL TAXES $174,926.00

CONSULTANTS $51,981.00

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS $2,750.00

CONVENTION $26,000.00

LOBBY DAY $2,000.00

BOARD $6,900.00

ANCC ACCREDITATION $580.00

COMMITTEES $1,935.00

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EXPENSES $2,250.00

DONATIONS $200.00

OTHER EXPENSES $5,600.00

EXPENSE TOTAL $324,826.00

BUDGETED INCOME 2013-2014 $287,720.00

DIFFERENCE* -$17,606.00

*Note: Income from the Bank of America affinity credit card program ended

February 2013. The amount of that income ($50,000) is difficult to replace in

one year. MNA’s membership should be aware that the association is on solid

financial ground with its investments and reserve accounts.

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Maryland Nurses Association

Organizational Affiliates

Maryland Academy of Advance Practice Clinicians

Maryland Association of Chemical Dependency Nurses

Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Maryland Association of School Health Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, Inc.

Philippine Nurses Association Maryland Chapter

Seneca Valley of Maryland Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Organizational Affiliate

Overview and Procedure

The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) promotes excellence in the nursing profession with a

culture of camaraderie, mentoring, diversity and respect for colleagues. We provide programs and

educational development for continued personal and career growth. As the voice for nursing in

Maryland, we advocate for policy supporting the highest quality care.

Criteria for Affiliation

For consideration as an organizational affiliate, the applicant organization must have:

• Approved bylaws with a mission, purpose and functions that are harmonious with that of

MNA

• A governing body and a membership that is composed of a majority of Registered Nurses

Benefits of Affiliation

Each organizational affiliate in good standing is entitled to:

• One voting seat on each of the following MNA Committees: Legislative, Environmental

Health, Practice & Education, Workplace Advocacy and Center for Ethics & Human Rights

• Reach 40,000+ Maryland Registered Nurses via a dedicated column in The Maryland

Nurse

• Promote Organizational Affiliate’s special events via MNA member email blast

• MNA membership rates for MNA sponsored continuing education including Annual

Convention

• Invitations to special events & opportunities to co-sponsor events with MNA

• One copy of regular and special publications of MNA

• Opportunity to request time on the agenda of the MNA Board of Directors

• Link to Organizational Affiliate’s web site on MNA web site

• Access to teleconferencing services with a pre-assigned code; billed for payment monthly

at cost

• 20% discount on vendor space at MNA events

• 10% discount for CE activity approval process

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Organizational Affiliate’s responsibilities:

• Provide a key contact person authorized to commit organization’s funds

• Provide officers’ contact information

• Not be a labor organization

• Inform MNA Headquarters when new officers are elected along with names and contact

information

• Submit timely reimbursements and payments to MNA for annual fees and for fees for

service

• Adhere to all deadlines (for submissions to newsletter, etc.)

MNA’s responsibilities:

• Follow MNA’s Board approval process

• Be timely and responsive to requests from organizational affiliate’s official contact

• Keep organizational affiliate’s leadership aware of: key contact person(s) at MNA to

request services; invoicing and collection of annual fees and fees for services; and

deadlines for newsletter submission

Contractual Services for Professional Membership Services

Contractual services will be negotiated on an individual basis with each Organizational Affiliate.

Contractual service fees will be based upon a fee structure for each service approved annually

by the MNA Board of Directors. Contractual Services are contingent upon the availability of MNA

staff and other resources to deliver such services:

• Maintenance of membership and or mailing lists

• Mailbox and phone answering services

• Bookkeeping services

• Mailing services

• Teleconference services

• Board room meeting space by reservation and based on availability

Application for Affiliation

Each organization seeking affiliate status with the Maryland Nurses Association must complete

an application for affiliation and submit the following:

• A copy of the most current bylaws

• A statement of purpose, mission and functions

• A roster of the current officers, including term of office and contact information, the

majority of which must be RNs, and identification of professional credentials

• An approved motion (signed and dated) from the governing body seeking affiliation

• A statement affirming the majority of members to be registered nurses with a breakdown

by number of the total membership. (i.e. RNs 50; LPNs 4; total membership 54)

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Maryland Nurses Association

Bylaws and Policy Committee

Committee Members:

Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN, Chair (Member, ANA COB) ….. District 2

Nancy S. Goldstein, DNP, ANP-BC, RNC ….. District 2

Donna Downing – Corddry, BSN, RN (DNA 3 BOD Secretary/Rep to MNA BOD;

MNA Ethics and Program & Education Committees;

President, Nursing Foundation of Maryland) ….. District 3

Meeting Schedule:

Monthly and as needed

Linda Stierle

HIGHLIGHTS from July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016:

• Created a document in July 2015 for the two MNA Representatives to the ANA Membership

Assembly (MA) addressing each of the eleven amendments to be considered by the ANA

MA. It included a recommended vote which reflected the MNA BOD’s position on each of the

2015 Proposed Amendments to the 2013 ANA Bylaws submitted to the ANA Committee on

Bylaws (COB) in April 2015. Outcome: Most amendments were postponed for consideration

until the ANA MA in 2017.

• Provided consultation and recommendations to the MNA and DNA leadership on numerous

questions regarding MNA and DNA Bylaws over the past year.

• Conducted face-to-face meeting of MNA COB members and Chief Staff Officer (CSO) after

the September 2015 MNA Leadership Day to develop 2015/2016 committee work plan.

• Attended and participated in the Annual MNA Tellers Committee in September 2015 to

observe the process of establishing the results of the MNA elections and DNA elections

conducted by MNA based on the Standing Rules for the MNA Committee of Tellers (August

2013). Based on the observation of the process, the MNA COB&P will revise the current

Standing Rules for the Teller Committee:

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Require committee members to be full/joint MNA/ANA members to bring MNA policies

into compliance with intent of ANA Bylaws regarding elections of MNA Representatives to

the ANA Membership Assembly.

• Reviewed and revised the current October 2013 MNA Bylaws to bring them into compliance

and harmony with the ANA Bylaws based on the revised July 2015 ANA Bylaws and for the

2016 Triennial review by the ANA Committee on Bylaws (COB).

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Standardized language regarding members of both ANA and MNA; they are referred to as

Joint MNA & ANA Members while members who belong only at the state level are referred

to as MNA Only Members throughout the bylaws.

Added a new ARTICLE VI by removing language from ARTICLE IV addressing

Nominations, Elections, and Removal from office to bring the MNA Bylaws into better

compliance with ANA Bylaws since it is the template used in 2013.

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Added mission statement, right to due process language, separated the rights of the

two categories of MNA membership into two separate subsections, clarified which

positions and/or committees MNA Only members can be considered for during elections

and appointments, added responsibilities for Directors on the MNA Board of Directors,

updated responsibilities for some MNA Committees, added language to the MNA State

Office ARTICLE to give the MNA BOD greater flexibility regarding the location & type of

state office, and deleted the MNA Only membership category for the future.

Sought official clarification from ANA Office of General Counsel regarding if MNA ceases

to offer MNA State Only as a membership option can MNA continue to offer ANA Only

Membership to Maryland RNs who desire that option.

Submitted 2016 proposed amendments to the 2013 MNA Bylaws to the ANA COB

requesting return of ANA Conformity Letter by 01 July 2016.

Notice members by NLT 13 August 2016 regarding need to adopt proposed amendments

to current MNA Bylaws at the 2016 MNA Annual Membership Meeting.

• Received 2016 proposed amendments to the 2015 ANA Bylaws that addressed extending

and expanding the current Value Pricing Pilot Program (VPPP) testing new membership

options and any other future pilot program as well as expanding the VPPP by up to a total of

25 participating C/SNAs as well as amending the current dues policy to waive the next dues

escalator scheduled for January 2017.

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Conducted numerous MNA COB&P conference calls to develop draft documents for

the MNA BOD and the MNA Representatives & Alternates to the ANA MA to review and

discuss.

Hosted conference call with MNA leadership to review draft documents and finalize

feedback from MNA to the ANA COB.

Provided extensive field comments from MNA back to the ANA COB indicating that

without additional information, it would be difficult for the MNA Representatives to the

ANA Membership Assembly to make an informed decision and support the proposed

amendments which was provided before the ANA MA.

Outcome: The ANA 2015 Bylaws were amended on 25 June 2016 to extend and expand

the current VPPP and to waive the current dues escalator; this was in keeping with the

position that the MNA leadership had recommended to the MNA representatives to the

ANA Membership Assembly.

PLANS for the MNA COB&P between July 01, 2016 and June 30, 2017:

• Revise and update MNA policies referenced in the MNA Bylaws prior to the October 2016

MNA Annual Membership Meeting. As MNA policies are updated and approved by the MNA

BOD they will be posted to the MNA Members Only website as a reference for DNA leaders.

• Facilitate review and revision of DNA Bylaws.

• Determine if MNA desires to send proposed amendments to 2016 ANA Bylaws in 2017 and

provide field comments to 2017 proposed amendments to the ANA COB.

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Maryland Nurses Association

MNA Continuing Education Approver Committee

Committee Members:

Janice Agazio, PhD, CRNP, RN, Chairperson

Janet Cogliano, DNSc, RN, GCNS-BC

Elizabeth Crusse, MS, MA, RN

Vicki Kent, PhD, RN

Nancy McCaslin, MS, C, RN

Denise Moore, PhD, APRN-BC

Ann Wilson, MS, RN

Barbara Lubejko, RN, MS

Joann Oliver, MNEd, RN, CNE

Purpose:

The Maryland Nurses Association Continuing Education Approver committee

has the responsibility for ensuring continuing education applications meet the Janice Agazio

American Nurses Credentialing Commission on Accreditation standards. The

committee’s overall goal is to supply the nursing profession with the highest standards of continuing

education activities as an accredited Approver unit following the ANCC-COA criteria.

Meeting Schedule:

As needed (usually 2 times yearly)

Highlights of 2015 - 2016:

• Presented session entitled “Preparing an application for contact hours or provider status for

your continuing education activities” at MNA’s 2015 Annual Convention. This activity was

not only promoted to nurses in our membership, but offered to prospective and existing

applicants interested in seeking contact hours for activities or for those in need of a refresher

course.

• Following our re-accreditation this year, the approver unit performed a quick self study on

our unit resulting in a few operational improvements. As part of ANCC’s roll out of the new

2015 ANCC criteria, our application forms and website were revamped to provide direction,

guidance and to reflect the new 2015 ANCC criteria requirements.

• Applicants were notified of the 2015 updates and provided with a summary of the changes

with a “must be in compliance by” request.

• New forms were introduced to ensure applicants are analyzing activity data and determining

how feedback may be used to guide future educational activities.

• New processes were added to increase the accuracy and consistency of reviews.

• Committee members participation increased on the monthly ANCC conference calls

• The committee reviewed 104 Provider Paced Activities; 26 Learner Paced Activities and

• 11 Approved Provider applications in the past year.

Very busy year, but overall excited to see the committee and applicants quickly adapt to the ANCC

2015 changes and how the improvements made this year will impact the qualityof educational

activities and overall effectiveness of the Approver Unit.

I’d like to offer my continuing thanks to the committee members for their hard work reviewing

applications and committing to understanding the new ANCC criteria changes.

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Maryland Nurses Association

MNA Continuing Education Provider Unit

Committee Members/Designated Nurse Planners:

Denise A. Moore, MS, APRN-BC, Lead Nurse Planner

D1: Vacant

D2: Denise A. Moore, MS, APRN-BC

D3: Carole Staley Collins, PhD, MSN, PH, CNS-BC, RN

D4: Phyllis L. Brodsky, MS, RNC

D5: Michele Dickson, MS, RN, C

D7: Vacant

D8: Mary Beachley, MS, RN, CNAA

D9: Mary Emma Middleton, RN, MS, CRNP

Denise A. Moore

Education Subcommittee for 2016 Convention

Denise A. Moore, MS, APRN-BC, Chair Mary Beachley, MS, RN, CNAA

Janice Hoffman, RN, PhD, ANEF, Co-Chair Mary Emma Middleton, RN, MS, CRNP

Joann Oliver, MNEd, RN, CNE, CBIS

Purpose:

The Maryland Nurses Association’s Continuing Education Provider Unit consists of a Lead Nurse

Planner appointed by the Board of Directors (BOD) and District Nurse Planners representing each of

the Association’s eight (8) districts. The Provider Unit functions to:

a. Establish a communication mechanism that facilitates collaboration with the Maryland Nurses

Association Practice and Education Committee to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate

continuing educational programs.

b. Collaborate with District Nurse Planners to support continuing educational programs that

are compliant with the criteria established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s

Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA).

The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education

by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, signifying that

educational activities that award contact hours offered through MNA meet national standards for

quality continuing nursing education.

Highlights of 2015 -2016:

• Successfully obtained re-accreditation with ANCC as an Accredited Provider of Continuing

Nursing Education.

• Revised continuing education provider unit forms to comply with the 2015 ANCC

Accreditation Program updates.

• Continuing nursing education is an activity designed to enrich the nurse’s knowledge of

and contributions to quality health care and the pursuit of professional career goals (ANCC,

2015). Continuing nursing education does not include activities intended to assist the nurse

to acquire, maintain, and/or increase the level of competence that may be required to fulfill

responsibilities specific to the expectations of an employer.

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Maryland Nurses Association

MNA Editorial Board

Charlotte M. Wood, MSN, MBA, PhD, RN, Editor

EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE MARYLAND NURSE:

Charlotte Wood, MSN, MBA, PhD, RN, Editor

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS

Cheryl Harrow, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC

Naomi (Bea) Himmelwright-Lamm EdD, RN

Denise A. Moore, PhD, APRN-BC

Patricia Travis PhD, RN, CCRP

Linda Stierle, MSN, RN

The Maryland Nurse is the official publication of the MNA, is published quarterly, and is

circulated to all registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and student nurses in Maryland. We

welcome original articles and submissions for publication. The Editorial Board reviews all refereed

submissions. Each issue focuses on Maryland nurses, student nurses, nursing practice, nursing

education, nursing legislation, employment, and articles of interest to nurses.

Issue 1 (November, December 2015, January 2016) of TMN publication includes the first message

from our newly appointed President, Dr. Kathleen Ogle. This was the first edition of the Maryland

Nurse with Dr. Charlotte Wood as editor being mentored by Ms. Beverly Lang. The publication

focused on highlights from the MNA Convention. The editorial board, in addition to several

members, worked collaboratively to obtain photos of all convention activities. The publication also

included, the newly elected board members, MNA’s Strategic Plan, Nursing Student’s Scholarship

Awards, MNA Awards, poster presentations, and articles on, the NP Selected to Receive the 2015

Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner Award, Local Faculty Presenting at HPSN International

Conference in Madrid Spain, using the Code of Ethics in Everyday Decision Making, the Virginia Lee

Franklin Lecture & Panel Discussion, and the MANS Corner, as well as, several articles of interest.

Thanks to Beverly Lang for the positive wording change to the introductory paragraph inviting

nurses to join and become a part of our “Membership.”

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Issue 2 (February, March, April 2016) featured the President’s message and articles on the Nurses

House Dolphin Award Ceremony, School of Nursing News, Nurses Ranking as Most Honest, Ethical

Profession for the14th straight year, More than 900 Million Patients Served, Do Nurses Need a Law

Degree?, Nurses Support Red Cross Initiatives, and Alternative Clinical Models Enhance Student’s

Critical Thinking and Clinical Skills, District News from Districts 2, 5, & 7, and several other articles

of interest.

Issue 3 (May, June, July 2016) featured the President’s Message, Nurses on the Move, the

announcement for the 113th Annual Convention, First NPAM Lobby night, Nurses Foundation of

Maryland 2016 Scholarships, and featured articles Legislative News, Health Disparities among

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals, MANS Corner and Convention, Request for

2016 MNA Annual Awards, District News, Legislative News, and an article on the Full Practice

Authority Bill for nurse practitioners, a, MANS Convention and Emmaline Turner Woodson Induction

into Tuskegee University Nursing Hall of Fame.

Issue 4 (August, September, October 2016 [issue is pending]) is scheduled to be published in

August, 2016.

I will continue to contribute to The Maryland Nurse as the Editor and a member of the Editorial

Board. Thanks to all Maryland nurses for their support and contributions to the journal. I wish to

thank everyone at MNA, particularly those on the Editorial Board, Ed, and our publisher, Monique

Heddens at Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. for their encouragement and assistance in

publishing this first issue.

The Maryland Nurse encourages all nurses and student nurses to submit articles of interest to

TheMarylandNurse@gmail.com. Copy due date for publication of the next issue of The Maryland

Nurse is December, 2016.

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MNA Center for Ethics and Human Rights

MNA Center for Ethics and Human Rights 2015-2016 Annual Report

Committee Members:

Chairperson

Ellen Rice, RN, PhD (assumed role as per member vote, April 2015)

Co-Chairperson

Lorraine Huber, MSN, RN, PMNE-CNOR

Maryland Nurses Association

Secretary

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Ellen Rice

2014-2015 Members

Lisa Barkley, MSN, RN

Mary Bogdan, BSN, RN

Brandy Brown, MA, BSN, RN

Donna Downing-Corddry, BSN, RN, CAPA

Beatrice Grant, BSN

Doris Watson, MSN, RN

Deb Wilson, RN

Victoria Clarke, RN

Marcella Leath, BSN, RN, CPTC

Meeting Schedule:

The Third Monday of the month

Purpose:

The MNA Center for Ethics and Human Rights:

• Provides healthcare ethics educational opportunities

• Facilitates identification and analysis of ethical issues faced by registered nurses, other health

care providers, patients, and families in the state through a variety of activities

• Fosters collaboration and communication related to healthcare ethics among various

healthcare disciplines as well as lay communities in the state

• Supports the MNA Legislative committee in its efforts to advocate for human rights issues

that influence the health and well-being of Maryland citizens

Activities:

In the last year, the Ethics and Human Rights Committee has been engaged in the following

activities in support of the Maryland Nurses Association:

1. Expanding membership of the Committee: the Committee continues to actively recruit for

new members. Two new members have joined in the last year. There are a total of 11 active

members at this time.

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2. Expanding ethics education to the Maryland Nursing community: The Committee agreed to

develop articles on Nursing and Ethics for submission to the Maryland Nurse on a quarterly

basis. Two articles were submitted, one article was accepted and published.

3. Participation in the MNA annual meeting: The Committee held a podium presentation on the

ANA’s Code of Ethics at the 2015 annual meeting. The Committee will be hosting a table at

the upcoming 2016 meeting.

4. The Committee launched a Maryland Nurses Ethics facebook page and has achived 59

‘likes.’ The Committee’s goal is for each member to post at least one per month on the page.

The page is averaging four posts a month.

5. Goals for 2016-2017: Recruit a minimum four additional members; submit an article for

consideration for each issue of the Maryland Nurse; present at MNA’s annual conference;

present at a minimum of two nursing community events; average a facebook post per week.

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Chair:

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS – Treasurer

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MNA Finance Committee

Committee Members:

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE - President

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, AOCNP, CRNP - Treasurer-Elect

District Treasurers:

District 1 – Renate Gaither, RN

District 2 – Liesel Charles, BSN, RN

District 3 – Stacy McLean, MS, RN

District 4 – Vacant

District 5 – Elizabeth MacKessey-Lloyd, MS, RN

District 7 – Bijoy Mahanti, RN

District 8 – Sandy Vegh, MS, RN

District 9 – Alvina Bass, RN

Linda Cook

Purpose:

To assure that the financial management of the Association is keeping up with current methodology

providing fiscal integrity, planning and evaluation.

Treasurer:

• Treasurer attended each monthly Board meeting and presented the monthly Treasurer’s Report.

• The Treasurer, President, President-Elect and Executive Director met to determine which type

of financial review would be conducted for the fiscal year and recommended to the Board of

Directors that a compilation be conducted.

• The Treasurer and Executive Director, with input from the Finance Committee prepared and

presented a budget to the MNA Board, which was approved.

At the May 11th meeting, information was shared by Ed Suddath regarding the Committee’s roles

and responsibilities as well as the District Treasurer’s responsibilities. The Committee was asked if

anyone needed “Finance 101.” It seemed that no one really needed this type of information.

The MNA budget process was explained. A draft budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 was presented.

Budgets and financial reports for the Districts were briefly discussed. Most District Bylaws state that

the District Treasurer should prepare a budget and present it to the District’s Board of Directors. It

seemed that some of the Districts are not using budgets at this time. Revenue generation was also

briefly discussed.

The Committee was reminded of the timeline for completing the 990 e-Cards for the IRS.

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It was announced that the 113th Annual Convention would be held on October 13-14, 2016 at the

Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD.

Bijoy Mahanti moved that the FY 16-17 budget be approved by the Board of Directors. Barbara

Biedrzycki seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

The Finance Committee prepared a motion that the MNA Board of Directors approve the FY 16-17

budget as presented.

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Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE

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MNA Legislative Committee

Committee Members:

Pat Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Mary Beachley, RN, BSN

Rosemary Mortimer, RN, MS, MSEd, CCBE

Donna Zankowski, COHN, RN

Barbara Bosah, RN

Michele Gleitsmann, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Cathleen Campbell, RN

Theresa Card, RN

Marcella Leath, RN, BSN, CPTC

Claire Bode, MS, CRNP, RN

Hershaw Davis, MSN, RN

Cindy Bennoit, BSN, RN

Paxson Barker, PhD, MS, BS, RN

Luke Michaelson, RN, PhD

Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN, ANEF

Christie Simon-Waterman, MSN, CRNP

Veronica Gutchell, DNP, CNS, CRNP

Virginia Alinsao, MS, MBA, RN

Josie Ogaitis, RN, MS

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Archiena Beaver, BSN

Lori Harvin, BSN, RN

Patrick Hennessey, RN

Bernetta Lane, BSN, RN

Sorah Levy, RN

Charlotte Wood, MSN, MBA, PhD, RN

Mary Kay DeMarco

Meeting Schedule:

During the Legislative Session, the Committee has standing meetings every other week on

Mondays, and as needed. During the interim, the Committee meets monthly on Mondays.

Purpose:

Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) supports an integrative legislative approach that focuses on

registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, healthcare consumers, and the healthcare system .

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The MNA legislative committee supports initiatives that:

• Promote quality nursing care through education and licensure.

• Address nursing recruitment, retention, and diversity.

• Address the long-term workforce shortage including the faculty shortage.

• Ensure and protect the rights of nurses to provide quality care within their full scope of

nursing practice .

• Promote healthcare consumer safety, access to care, education, and self-determination.

• Promote safety in the workplace.

• Advocate expanding nursing roles in health care reform legislation and initiatives.

The Legislative Committee meets via conference call once a month during off session months and

every other week during the regular session of the Maryland General Assembly.

1. Advocacy: Legislation

This past session was extremely busy and productive for the Legislative Committee. MNA

sponsored a bill for the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) that has become law.

HB 490/SB 393 - Maryland Nurse Practice Act - Peer Review and Advisory Committees and

Penalties

This bill restores the misdemeanor provision in the Maryland Nurse Practice Acts to anyone violating

the following provisions:

• Practicing without a license (“Imposter Provision”. Applies to RN, electrologists, CNA, CMT,

Direct Entry Midwives)

• Misrepresentation (Title Protection – RN, LPN, CNA, CMA, CMT)

• Selling or practicing with a fraudulent record, diploma, license, or certificate.

The bill also allows the MBON to appoint peer advisory committees to obtain expert advice related

to the practice of nursing by APRNs.

The following table gives an overview of the committee’s work this past session:

MNA Supported Bills that

Supported bills that did not

Opposed bills that did not pass

passed

pass

16 6 11

The following are highlights of the 2016 session bills that became law and were MNA

supported:

HB 104

Medical Cannabis - Written Certifications - Certifying Providers

Del. Dan Morhaim et al.

The bill expands the definition of provider of Medical Cannabis to include all providers with

prescriptive authority: dentists, podiatrists, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives who are in good

standing with their respective boards.

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• This was a particularly hard fought victor for MNA as there was strong opposition from a few

legislators against APRN’s. MNA’s grass roots effort lead to the successful passage of

this bill.

HB 437/SB 537

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - Modifications

Updates the current law for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to mandatory

participation and education. Creates a provision for updates to the Controlled and Dangerous

Substances (CDS) registration process. To prescribe an opioid or a benzodiazepine, the prescriber

must note that the PDMP data has been requested and assessed.

HB 771/SB 71*

Public Schools - Administration of Diabetes Care Services - Guidelines

Protects scope of nursing practice for medication administration. Requires the Maryland State

Department of Education (MSDE) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to

jointly establish guidelines for public schools regarding the administration of health care services to

students with diabetes.

HB 773/SB 1008*

Drunk and Drugged Driving - Evidence of Blood Test

Allows law enforcement officer to testify that the blood obtained during a suspected incident was

obtained in compliance with specified provisions without testimony by the person who obtained the

blood specimen. This saves nurses from needing to appear in court. *Senate bill did not pass

Unsuccessful bill:

HB 1492/SB 928 (MNA supported with amendments)

Task Force to Study the Nurse Shortage in Maryland – creating a taskforce to study education

capacity for the BSN in Maryland

MNA continues to follow:

Right to Life bills in the legislature. None passed this session

Violence in the Workplace. A workgroup has been formed to review this important issue.

2. Regulatory Review

Regulations for Delegation of Nursing Functions for Youth Camps.

These regulations have been carefully followed to protect the scope of practice for nurses,

particularly for medication administration.

3. Events

Presentation at the 2015 MNA Convention

Panel discussion of the advocacy efforts from the 2015 session.

2016 Nurses Night in Annapolis

Due to inclement weather, this event needed to be postponed and was rescheduled. This had an

impact on attendance, but many students attended and the event had positive reviews.

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Webinar

Presentation of the highlights of the 2016 advocacy efforts on bills from the General Assembly.

Acknowledgements

Chief Staff Officer Ed Suddath continues to assist in all committee activities and is essential to our

advocacy process.

Lobbyist Robyn Elliott remains highly effective in her efforts to inform and guide the committee to

advocate for nursing in Maryland

2015 – 2016 Legislative Platform

Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) supports an integrative legislative approach that focuses on

registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, healthcare consumers and the healthcare system.

MNA supports initiatives that:

• Promote quality nursing care through education and licensure.

• Address nursing recruitment, retention and diversity.

• Address the long-term workforce shortage including the faculty shortage.

• Ensure and protect the rights of nurses to provide quality care within their full scope of

nursing practice.

• Promote healthcare consumer safety, access to care, education, and self-determination.

• Promote safety in the workplace.

• Advocate expanding nursing roles in health care reform legislation and initiatives.

• MNA supports initiatives that introduce appropriate legislation to the Maryland General

Assembly.

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Chair:

Karin Russ, MS, RN, BSN

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MNA Environmental Health Committee

Committee Members:

Maureen Archibald, MS, RGN, RMN, RN

Paxson Barker, PhD, MS, BS, RN

Jennifer Browne, RN

Carol Chandler, MSN, BA, RN

Lena Choudhary, BA, BS, BS, JD, RN

Liz Clark, RN

Lisa Ann Coleman, BSN, RN, ACLS

Marion Condon, MS, BSN, RN

Colleen Cusick, RN, MBA, CMRP

Lissah Dunst, RN

Lori Edwards, PhD, MS, RN

Joanne Evans, RN, MEd, CS

Barbara Friend, PhD, MS, RN

Nicole Fox, BSN, RN

Antonia Fowler, MSN, BSN, RN

Elise Handelman, RN, MEd, COHN-S

Mary Jo Harris, RN, BSN, CCRN

Jason Jonas Hart, MS, RN

Carol Heckman, BSN, RN

Tracy Holcomb, BSN, RN

Katie Huffling, RN, MS, CNM

Karen Huss, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAAAAI, FAHA

Suzanne Jacobson, BSN, RN, CEN

Lisa Jordan, PhD, MS, BSN, RN

Trisha Kendall, MS, RN, OCN

Stacy Kreger, BSN, RN

Loida Lacson, BSN, CCRN

Sarah Larson, MS, MPH, RN

Luke Michaelson, PhD, MS, BSN, RN

Kate Painter, RN, BS, CAPA

Bobbie Jo Phelps, BSN, RN

Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN

Rose Morolo, BSN, RN

Kate Scott, MS, RN

Nina Sharma, RN

Regina Thompson, BNS, RN

Charlotte Wallace, BSN, RN

Karin Russ

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Catherine Ware, RN, BSN, CCRN, CPAN

Donna Zankowski, RN, COHN

Suzanne Fox, BSN, RN

Janel Parham, MS, BSN, RN

Roneet Mallin, RN, MPH

Debra Marsch, BSN, RN

Diann Rocha, BSN, RN

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Meeting Schedule:

Telephone conference meetings take place six times per year on the fourth Monday of the month

from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Committee’s Purpose:

The purpose of the Environmental Health Committee is to provide a forum for nurses to collaborate

on initiatives that reduce environmental exposures for hospital workers and protect the public’s

health from environmental hazards.

Highlights 2015-2016:

The MNA Environmental Health Committee is dedicated to protecting the health of nurses and

the public from toxic hazards in the workplace and the community. To that end, the Environmental

Health Committee collaborated with the MNA Legislative Committee to support the following

actions:

In the in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session, MNA supported bills SB 607/HB 829,

designed to limit unnecessary use of antibiotics in farm animals. Overuse of antibiotics in agriculture

contributes to the serious and growing problem of antibiotic resistant microbial organisms.

These bills proposed, among other things, to require veterinarian oversight when antibiotics

are administered, and to ban the non-therapeutic use of medically important antibiotics in food

producing animals. The senate version of the bill was co-sponsored by Senator Shirley Nathan-

Pulliam, a nurse representing Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Unfortunately, the bills were not

voted on favorably. Plans to resubmit the bills in 2107 are underway.

In addition, the MNA Environmental Health Committee continued efforts from previous years to

advocate for regulatory protections for nurses and other health care workers who handle hazardous

pharmaceuticals in the workplace. MNA representatives are working with the Maryland Department

of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to move the NIOSH recommendation that “employers establish

a medical surveillance program to protect these workers” forward in the state.

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MNA Practice & Education Committee

Denise Ann Moore, PhD, APRN-BC, Chairperson

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC, Co-Chairperson

The Practice and Education Committee (PEC) is in the process of restructuring.

The committee is adopting a broader and more inclusive focus of the needs

and educational interests of the nursing community as it relates to the strategic

plans of the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA). The PEC functions to do the

following:

a. Establish a communication mechanism that facilitates collaboration with

the MNA Board of Directors, the MNA Continuing Education Provider Denise A. Moore

Unit, organizational affiliates, appropriate specialty organizations, and the

Maryland Board of Nursing.

b. Establish a mechanism for identifying and accessing experts on particular practice issues to

facilitate development of policy statements, white papers, and practice guidelines.

c. Analyze trend data related to professional nursing issues and collaborate with the Continuing

Education Provider Unit to facilitate development and evaluation of educational programs.

In order to facilitate the work of the PEC, consideration is being given to an established workgroup

structure. This would involve the initial establishment of three (3) workgroups. PEC members would

be asked to commit to one workgroup for a period of two (2) years. The portfolio of each of the

workgroups would be sufficiently broad to cover most topics that are considered by the MNA. The

following are suggested workgroup titles articulating a focus area with potential topics that could be

covered:

1. Workforce – nursing shortage, nurse staffing, work environment, occupational safety and

health

2. Practice Policy – focus on issues related to nursing practice and the places where nursing

services are provided, APRN issues, quality, evidence based practice

3. Education – basic and advanced practice, interdisciplinary education

4. Regulation – regulation, accreditation and certification

The PEC seeks to stimulate dialogue within the nursing community-at-large and MNA with the goal

being to create a nimble, stable structure to address the nursing practice and education work of

MNA.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, please contact Ed Suddath,

Chief Staff Officer at esuddath@marylandrn.org.

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Maryland Nurses Association

MNA Membership Committee

Purpose:

The Membership Committee creates strategies to increase and retain

members. This Committee also addresses situations, problems and issues

within District Nurses Associations that impact membership and retention.

This Committee needs volunteers to help with the many outreach

opportunities for increasing our membership base. Interested in serving on

MNA’s Membership Committee? Contact Ed Suddath, Chief Staff Officer at

esuddath@marylandrn.org or 443-334-5110.

Cindy Bennoit,

BSN, RN, Chair

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MNA State Nominating Committee

Members:

Cathy Gibson, BSN, RNC-OB; Chairperson

Jeanie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Bijoy Mahanti, RN

Elizabeth MacKessey-Lloyd, MS, RN

Nayna Philipsen, JD, PhD, RN, CFE, FACCE

Carol Fickinger, BSN, RN

Sandra Vegh, MS, RN

Meeting Schedule:

The 2016 MNA Nominating Committee met one time via conference call: July 11, and conducted

business two times via email.

Highlights 2015 – 2016:

The members of the Committee were reminded that all discussions/communications were to be

kept in confidence and the work of the Committee was totally confidential. Members were asked

to provide suggestions on members to run for offices of President-Elect, and Secretary. The

Committee was also informed that candidates running for the MNA Officer Representative to the

ANA Membership Assembly had to be MNA Officers at the time of their election.

All members were requested to talk with members of their Districts and other members to

encourage more participation in the process. The Committee endeavored to have two names for

each position. Members who have expressed interest in certain offices were encouraged to get their

paperwork in to the office by the deadline of July 6, 2016.

The Nominating Committee placed in nomination the names of:

President-Elect

Karen E. B. Evans, MSN, RN-BC, SD-CLTC

Jonas Nguh, PhD, MSN, FACHE, FNAP, NEA-BC, RN

Charlotte M. Wood, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

Secretary

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, ACNP-BC

Jo Fava-Hochuli, MS, RN

MNA Officer Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly

Barbara A. Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP®

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS

Karen E. B. Evans, MSN, RN-BC, SD-CLTC

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

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Code of Ethics for Nurses

The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent

dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual unrestricted by considerations of social or

economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems.

The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family group or community.

The nurse promotes, advocates for and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.

The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the

appropriate delegate of tasks consistent with the nurses’ obligation to provide optimum patient

care.

The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve integrity

and safety, to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth.

The nurse participates in establishing, maintaining and improving healthcare environments and

conditions of employment conducive to the provision of quality healthcare consistent with the

values of the profession through individual and collective action.

The nurse participants in the advancement of the profession through contributions to practice,

education, administration, and knowledge development.

The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community,

national, and international efforts to meet health needs.

The profession of nursing, as represented by associations and their members, is responsible for

articulating nursing values, for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice and for

shaping social policy.

Adopted ANA House of Delegates June 2001

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The American Nurses Association’s

Bill of Rights

For Registered Nurses

Registered nurses promote and restore health, prevent illness and protect the people entrusted

to their care. They work to alleviate the suffering experienced by individuals, families, groups and

communities. In so doing, nurses provide services that maintain respect for human dignity and

embrace the uniqueness of each patient and the nature of his or her health problems, without

restriction with regard to social or economic status.

To maximize the contributions nurses make to society, it is necessary to protect the dignity and

autonomy of nurses in the workplace. To that end, the following rights must be afforded.

I. Nurses have the right to practice in a manner that fulfills their obligations to society and to

those who receive nursing care.

II.

III.

IV.

Nurses have the right to practice in environments that allow them to act in accordance with

professional standards and legally authorized scopes of practice.

Nurses have the right to a work environment that supports and facilitates ethical practice, in

accordance with the Code of Ethics for Nurses and its interpretive statements.

Nurses have the right to freely and openly advocate for themselves and their patients, without

fear of retribution.

V. Nurses have the right to fair compensation for their work, consistent with their knowledge,

experience and Professional responsibilities.

VII.

Nurses have the right to a work environment that is safe for themselves and their patients.

VIII. Nurses have the right to negotiate the conditions of their employment, either as individuals or

collectively, in all practice settings.

Disclaimer: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a national professional association. ANA

policies reflect the thinking of the nursing profession on various issues and should be reviewed

in conjunction with state board of nursing policies and practices. State law, rules and regulation

govern the practice of nursing. The ANA’s “Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses” contains policy

statements and does not necessarily reflect rights embodied in state and federal law. ANA policies

may be used by the state to interpret or provide guidance on the profession’s position on nursing.

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District News

MNA District 1

Allegany and Garrett Counties

President:

Jeannie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Vice President: Vacant

Secretary: Samantha Vickory, BSN, RN

Treasurer:

Renate Brown, BSN, RN

Past President: Christine Ruhl, MBA, BSN, RN

Board of Directors: Heather Gable, DNP, RN, LNHA, RAC-CT

Michele Harvey, MSN, RN

Jaime Striplin, MSN, RN

MNA Board Rep: Jaime Striplin, MSN, RN

Committees

State Committees

Finance Committee: Renate Brown, RN

Nominating Committee: Jeannie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Membership Committee: Vacant

MNA Practice and Education Committee: Vacant

Workplace Advocacy: Vacant

Center for Ethics and Human Rights: Vacant

Continuing Education Provider and Approver: Vacant

Legislative Committee: Jeannie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Highlights 2015-2016:

District 1 continues to promote the profession of nursing in rural Western Maryland. Over the

previous year we have provided opportunities for nurses to obtain CEU’s, learn evidence-based

practice, and be informed of organizational changes within the ANA/MNA.

• The annual MNA District 1 dinner was held on November 12, 2015 at Western Maryland

Health System in Cumberland, MD with 40 attendees. The title of the program was “Nursing

Practice: The Role of Ethics” Speakers included Dr. Kathy Ogle, President of MNA and Ed

Suddath, Chief Staff Officer of MNA. CEU’s were offered.

• Elections of new officers were held in conjunction with state elections.

• District 1 sponsored the “Professionalism in Nursing Award” to one graduating Allegany

College of Maryland nursing student and one Garrett College of Maryland nursing student at

the May 2015 pinning ceremonies. The recipients of this award display professional values

of respect, altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice as described in

the ANA Code of Ethics. The award recipients were presented with a plaque and one year

membership to the ANA/MNA.

• The annual MNA District 1 dinner was held on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at Rocky Gap Resort in

Cumberland, MD with 69 attendees. Speakers included Tara Ross BSN, RN, Esquire. CEU’s

were offered.

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MNA District 2

Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll and Howard Counties

President:

1st Vice President:

2nd Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Board of Directors:

Nayna Philipsen, JD, PhD, RN, CFE, CBE, FACCE

Mary Donnelly, DNP, MPH, FNAP, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC

Charlotte M. Wood, MS, MBA, PhD, RN

Jylla Artis, MSN, CRNP-Family

Liesel Charlene Charles Lewis, BSN, RN

Lori A. Harvin, MSN, RN, CNE

Denise A. Moore, PhD, APRN-BC

Jonas Nguh, PhD, FACHE, FNAP, NEA-BC

Contact Information: 6400 Baltimore National Pike #523

Baltimore, MD 21228

www.mnadistrict2.com

mnadistrict2@gmail.com

Highlights of 2015-2016:

District Two’s “Policy and Practice Seminar Series” is in its fourth year now, featuring events

designed to promote nursing advocacy and quality care for our patients. These Seminars are a free

service to our nurses and nursing students, except for the meetings at Martin’s West. That meeting

is a fundraiser for the District 2 Scholarship for a first generation pre-licensure nursing student in the

last year of study in a District 2 baccalaureate or master’s program. Administered by the Nursing

Foundation of Maryland. All meetings include a light supper, except at Martin’s West, which includes

a full buffet. The Seminars since the 2015 Report have been:

April 2016, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Housing Instability and Depression among

Women, led by Patty Wilson, MSN, RN, of Johns Hopkins University, in the Education Center at the

Baltimore County Library in Sulphur Spring.

September 2015, Bias in Healthcare, led by Dr. Carlessia Hussein, former Director of DHMH Office

of Minority Health and Health Disparities, at Martin’s West in Windsor Mill/Baltimore.

Our committees are: Committee on Bylaws, Committee on Finance, Committee on Legislation,

Committee on Program and Executive Committee

The District 2 Board urges members to contact us with their comments or suggestions for future

Seminars, and to check our website (www.mnadistrict2.org) to see what Seminars we offer going

forward.

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Deborah Campbell, MSN, CRNP-F

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MNA District 3

Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Severna Park

Vice President:

Chair of Legislation Committee, Convention Committee

Cindy Bennoit, BSN, RN

Secretary:

President of the Nursing Foundation of Maryland, Bylaws & Policies, and

Human Rights & Ethics Committee

Donna Downing-Corddry, BSN, RN, CAPA

Treasurer:

Stacy McLean, MS, RN

D3 Representative to the MNA Nominating Committee:

Brandy Brown, BSN, RN

Director-at-Large:

Juliana Chang, RN

D3 Representative to the Board - shared among Board members

Nurse Planners:

Deborah Campbell, MSN, CRNP-F

Carole Staley Collins, PhD, MSN, PHCNS-BC

Highlights of this past year’s activities and conference calls since July 2015:

MNADistrict3@gmail account was active.

In October we announced the election results: President Deborah Campbell, Vice President-Cindy

Bennoit and Secretary: Donna Downing-Corddry continued in their current roles. New to the Board:

D3 Representative to the MNA Nominating Committee: Brandy Brown, and Director-at-Large:

Juliana Chang. Most of the board attended the annual MNA Convention with a few as presenters:

Cindy Bennoit, Brandy Brown, and Donna Downing-Corddry. Our past president, Carole Staley

Collins received a well-deserved nomination for the Outstanding Mentoring Award. Our Vice-

President, Cindy Bennoit donated 2 themed gift baskets on behalf of our district to the convention.

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In November, we held our annual business meeting at the Wiley Bates Legacy Center in Annapolis,

served hors’doeuves and had a showing of the film “An American Nurse Project”. We had a good

number of guests present, including our MNA President Kathy Ogle. A great time was had by all.

In February, many District 3 members attended Nurse’s Lobby Night and met with our respective

legislators regarding the current bills in process. We also took the pledge in support of the revised

code of ethics from the Berman’s Institute of Bioethics.

In March we had a dinner meeting at Carroll’s Creek Café in Eastport. We had several guests,

including Cynthia Sweeney, Executive Director of the Daisy Foundation. We had a wonderful

meeting with delicious food and great conversation.

In May we discussed how to get our planned website up and running and talked about upcoming

nominations.

In June we made plans for our July 1st barbecue meeting. We also submitted our nominations for

the upcoming elections.

Overall, it was a good year, although it was a busy one and it went by quickly.

Respectfully submitted,

Deborah Campbell

President, MNA District 3

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MNA District 5

Prince George & Montgomery Counties

Board Members

President

Harolda Hedd-Kanu, MS, RN-BC

Expiration: 2016-12-31

Vice President

Michele Dickson, DNP, MS, RN, CNE

Expiration: 2016-12-31

Secretary

Ann Hoffman, MS, RN

Expiration: 2015-12-31

Treasurer

Lynn Mckessey-Lloyd, MS, RN

Expiration: 2016-12-31

District Representative to the MNA Board

Lynn Mckessey-Lloyd, MS, RN

Expiration: 2015-12-31

Director

Kathryn Handy, MS, RN

Expiration: 2016-12-31

Director and Webmaster

Valerie Swan, PhD, RN, CNE

Expiration: 2015-12-31

Director

Dandre Thornhill, MS, RN

Expiration: 2016-12-31

Nominating Committee

Beverly Dandridge, FNP, MSN, CAPT, USPHS, Chair

Expiration: 2015-12-31

Carol Holness, MSN, RN

Expiration: 2015-12-31

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Expiration: 2015-12-31

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D5 Representative to MNA Legislative Committee

Sabita Persaud, PhD, RN

Expiration: 2015-12-31

D5 Representative to MNA Continuing Education

Michele Dickson, DNP, MS, RN, CNE

Expiration: 2014-12-31

Educational/Dinner Committee

Michele Dickson, DNP, MS, RN, CNE

Cheryl Dover, DNP, RN

Communication Chair and Website

Valerie Swan

Legislative Committee Representative

Archiena Beaver, MSN, RN

Highlights of 2015-2016:

Greetings to all,

DNA 5 of the MNA continues to foster and maintain high standards of nursing, patient care and

healthcare. The contribution of the DNA 5 Board of Directors towards the sustainability of the

district has been invaluable. DNA 5 maintains an active website www.md5nurse.com, which shares

information that includes registration for the May and November education and dinner meeting, list

of officers and academic scholarship application. We continue to encourage DNA 5 members to

become engaged in the activities of DNA 5 and MNA.

Sincerely,

Harolda Hedd, MS RN-BC

President

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District News

MNA District 7

Harford and Cecil Counties

MNA District 7 Board Members

Dee Jones, MSN, RN – President & District 7 Representative to the MNA Board of Directors

Sadie Parker, MA, BSN, RN – Immediate Past President

Bijoy Mahanti, RN – Treasurer

Beth Guidash, BSN, RN, CPN – Secretary

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AONP – Director-at-Large

Madelyn Danner, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE – Director-at-Large

Ronda Kamahele, MSN, ARNP – Director-at-Large

Highlights 2015 – 2016

Over this past year, Maryland Nurses Association District 7 (Harford /Cecil) continued to work

toward engagement of members and community through support of educational programs

as well as professional collaboration and networking opportunities. The Board participated in

several wellness events, sponsored a nursing display to celebrate nurses’ week, recognized

the achievements of graduate nurses at our local colleges, hosted a Nurse’s Week Dinner, and

welcomed several new members to serve as officers and committee chairs. Membership has been

steadily growing with more than 150 members.

August 2015

August 29th, MNA District 7 promoted health by means of offering blood pressure and BMI

screenings as well as health-related information to adults and children who visited our table at

Harford Mall in Bel Air. More than 20 individuals sought information and were able to receive advice

from the Registered Nurses who volunteered their time. Visitors to our table were appreciative of the

health screenings and information provided.

September 2015

MNA District 7 awarded two scholarships to members who were advancing their nursing education.

Sarah Rueda and Dee Jones each received a $500 scholarship after a rigorous application process.

Welcome, 2016

The New Year brought budget approval and annual planning as well as discussions about elections

and future fundraisers. The following Board members began their two-year terms: Directors-at-

Large: Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AONP and Ronda Kamahele, MSN, CRNP. Treasurer: Bijoy

Mahanti, RN. Secretary: Beth Guidash, BSN, RN, CPN.

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Guest Speaker: Laura Cianelli Preston, MS, RN of Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

spoke at the Open Board meeting on March 14, 2016. She introduced the RN-BSN Community

College Initiative which highlighted details for Harford Community College to offer an RN-BSN

program. The winner of the $100 Incentive drawing was Dawn Grail. Committee Chair appointments

at this meeting were: Cecilia Kai, Programs. Sonia Galvan, Bylaws. and Dawn Grail, Legislative.

April 2016

Four MNA D7 members attended Leadership Day on April 2, 2016. It was a great day of education,

networking, and sharing ideas and a wonderful lunch. The MANS and MNA Mixer was launched to

foster partnerships and networking between nursing students and professional nurses. Two District

7 members attended this event which was held at Kelsey’s Restaurant in Ellicott City April 14.

On April 23, 2016 MNA District 7 partnered with the American Lions Club for an Earth Day Health

Screening held in Aberdeen’s Festival Park.

May 2016

MNA District 7 celebrated Nurse’s Week by participating in a number of activities, including a

University of Maryland/UCMC Nurse’s Week poster presentation. MNA District 7 hosted a table with

MNA information, snacks, and drawings for prizes that were donated by Chick-Fil-A and the District

7 BOD. Nursing memorabilia was also displayed all month in the Abingdon Library to celebrate the

profession.

Maryland Nurses Association Awards were presented at Cecil College and Harford Community

College during their Nursing Pinning Ceremonies. The recipients, Alanna Nickle (CC) and Catherine

Roxas (HCC), each received a framed certificate, an engraved stethoscope, subscription to the

American Nurse Today, and $100 cash prize.

Nurse’s Week was concluded with a dinner at The Wellwood, in Charlestown, Cecil County. This

location provided a wonderful backdrop for Cecil and Harford County nurses to enjoy fellowship,

food, and networking. Guest speakers were District 7 Members: Tina Zimmerman and Madelyn

Danner of Harford Community College and Ronda Kamahele of Perry Point Veteran’s Administration.

The Program Committee did a wonderful job coordinating this event and included: Chairperson

Cecelia Kai; Immediate Past President Sadie Parker; and Treasurer Bijoy Mahanti.

June 2016

A call for nominations for the offices of President Elect and Director-at-Large was sent to MNA

District 7 members. Nominations are due to Madelyn Danner, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE, Chair of the

Nominations Committee by July 8th.

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Upcoming Events

• Macy’s Shop-for-a-Cause fundraiser will take place August 26th through 28th. A health

screening and education day will be offered by District 7 members August 27th at the Macy’s

store in Harford Mall, Bel Air.

• The next open meeting will be held September 12th at Harford Community College.

December 2015

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille in Aberdeen

hosted a “Funds for Friends” night December 8th.

MNA District 7 also concluded a Chick-Fil-A calendar

fundraiser. Proceeds from both activities went to support

Scholarships and Awards.

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District News

MNA District 8

Frederick & Washington Counties

President:

Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Board of Directors:

MNA Board Rep:

Legislative Rep:

Sandra Vegh, MS, RN

Debra Disbrow, MSN, RN, ONC, PCCN

Rachel Edwards, ADN, RN

Vacant

Karen Bream, BSN, RN

Barb Kemerer, MSN, RN, MBA, APRN

Valerie Ziegler, BSN, RN

Debra Disbrow, MSN, RN, ONC, PCCN

Mary Beachley, MS, RN

MNA District 8 has had a very busy year which has included presenting several programs in

Frederick and Washington Counties, collecting donations for local charities at our annual holiday

dinner, attending Nurse’s Night in Annapolis and choosing our first annual District 8 Scholarship

recipient.

District 8 welcomed new officers at a bi-annual planning meeting held 10/1/15: Vice President

Debra Disbrow, Secretary Rachel Edwards, and Directors Karen Bream, Barb Kemerer, and

Valerie Ziegler.

In November, our Fall Dinner Program “Funding Advanced Nursing Education & Skills Needed for

Changing Roles and Job Opportunities” was held at Robinwood Campus at Meritus in Hagerstown,

MD. The well-attended program featured speakers from the Maryland Higher Education

Commission and Chief Nursing Officer/COO of Meritus, Jesus Cepero. Area colleges had tables

and representatives on hand.

Our Annual Holiday Dinner on Dec. 1st attracted several perspective members and we raised

sizable donations of gift cards and cash for CASA of Washington County and Heartly House in

Frederick.

In March, Mary Beachley, MS, RN, chair of District 8’s Legislative Committee, delivered an

engaging Legislative Update program at Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Crestwood facility. It was

well-attended by over 75 nurses and nursing students. Also in March, D8 Board Members Valerie

Zeigler, Sandra Vegh, and Sharon Koza, attended MNA’s Nurses Night in Annapolis. All addressed

talking points of Senate and House Bills to our District’s State Delegate Representatives.

D8 President Sandra Vegh attended the MNA Leadership Day.

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MNA DISTRICT 9

Calvert, Charles & St. Mary’s Counties

President:

Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Director, Representative to

MNA Board of Directors:

Director at Large,

Education Coordinator:

Chair, Committee on Programs:

Chair, Committee on Finance:

Chair, Committee on Nominations:

Michele Gleitsmann, MSN, PMHCNS, BC

Rose Essex, RN, CDE

Melissa Henderson, RN, MS

Alvina Bass, RN, MS, OCN

Janice Clements, RN, MS

Mary Emma Middleton, RN, MS, CRNP-BC, OCN

Paula Luskus, RN, BSN

Alvina Bass, RN, MS, OCN

Cathy Gibson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CLC

Highlights of 2015 - 2016:

• Sept. 29, 2015, the Annual Membership Meeting was held in accordance with the DNA 9

Bylaws. In addition to the Business Meeting, a stimulating educational offering was provided

by Speaker, Kathleen Ogle, PhD, RN. The topic was, “The Year of Ethics,” in conjunction with

the 2015 ANA theme. It was well-received and the attendees received 1 CEU.

• March 3, 2016, Michele Gleitsmann met with Laura Polk, PhD, RN, College of Southern

Maryland, Professor and Chair, Health Sciences Division and Karen Russell, DNP, RN, CNE,

College of Southern Maryland, Nursing Programs Coordinator, Health Sciences Division.

Mutual interests in promoting professional and academic growth in nursing were discussed,

with a resulting plan for specific interactions between DNA 9 and the CSM School of Nursing,

in the coming 2016 - 2017 years.

• March 8, 2016, the DNA 9 Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the Maryland

Association of Community Colleges work with the Maryland State Legislation to approve a

bill for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion option at community colleges.

Dr. Polk was notified of this.

• May 9, 2016, the DNA 9 Annual Awards Dinner was held. In addition to the presentation of

awards, a high-light was the educational presentation by Ngozi Wexler, MD, BC, “The Silent

Killers: GYN Cancer.” It was very informative and well-received by the attendees, who also

received 1 CEU. The following DNA 9 annual awards were announced: Grace E. Brown

Scholarship, Advanced: Kelly Cooper and Andrea Doctor; Joanne Zwick Caring Award: Gail

Lessner; Grace E. Brown Nurse Educator Award: Mary Hannah; Nursing Student of the Year

Award: Christine Hurry; Nurse of the Year Award: Nona Alexander.

• May 11, 2016, DNA 9 sponsored an educational luncheon at Fort Washington Medical Center.

Again, Dr. Ogle presented the very useful “The Year of Ethics” which was well-received.

Attendees received 1 CEU.

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• Plans are under way for the Sept. 27, 2016, Annual Membership Meeting. A presentation will

be given by Laura Polk, PhD, RN, on nursing issues in the future. It will be held at Charlotte

Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD.

Members are welcome to attend DNA 9 meetings: Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the

months: January, March, May, September, November. Additional meetings are held as needed.

Go to nursingnetwork.com, for more information about MNA and DNA 9.

Submitted by: Michele Gleitsmann, President, DNA 9

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