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2016 Mississippi Nurses’ Association Annual Convention

Table of Contents

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

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

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

4. Convention Schedule Overview ......................................................11

5. Convention Agenda . ...............................................................13

6. Wednesday Opening Keynote Speaker: Samuel L. Jones, PhD ............................27

Wednesday Luncheon Speakers: K.C. Arnold, ANP, BC-ADM,

Carla Anderson, BSN, RN and Jennifer Taylor, CHC .....................................29

Thursday Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon Speaker: Lisa Wright Eichelberger, PhD, RN ..........30

Thursday Luncheon Speaker: Scharmaine Lawson-Baker, DNP ..........................31

Friday Joint Session with Students Speakers: Lexie Smith and Paula Broome,

Asst. Attny. Gen’l., Deputy Chief, Bureau of Victim Assistance. ...........................31

Friday APRN Keynote Luncheon Speaker:

Debra Swan, AANP Associate VP of Government Affairs ................................33

7. Research Poster and Roundtable Session ..............................................34

8. House of Delegates Agenda .........................................................35

9. Convention Policies and Procedures

HOD Rules and Procedures .........................................................36

10. Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors ........................................39

11. Candidates for MNA Board of Directors ...............................................41

12. Duke’s Jazz Club Event .............................................................51

13. MNF Silent Auction .................................................................52

14. 2016 Convention Sponsors ..........................................................53

15. 2016 Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors .............................................58

16. MNA Membership Application .......................................................60

17. MNA Political Action Committee .....................................................61

18. MNA Convention Planning and Provider Unit Committees ...............................62

19. MNF Board of Directors .............................................................63

MNF Scholarships and Stipends ......................................................64

MNF Brick Garden .................................................................65

MNF Coffee Club Application ........................................................66

MNF Staff ........................................................................67

20. MNA Board of Directors ............................................................68

21. MNA District Presidents ............................................................69

22. District Map ......................................................................70

23. MNA Staff ........................................................................71

24. Layout of Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center .............................72

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Nursing Colleagues:

On behalf of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association’s Board of Directors, I am honored to welcome you to

the Mississippi Nurses’ Association’s 105th Annual Convention, Roaring Into A Culture of Health:

Our Vision…Our Voice! I know you’ll enjoy joining with your colleagues from across the State of

Mississippi and our surrounding states as you experience this much-anticipated event!

Clinical, leadership, workshops, and trending topics – the Convention offers a plethora of continuing

education sessions from which to select. Take time to connect with our numerous exhibitors during the

extensive Lollapalooza Exhibitors Expo featuring the latest in products and services. Don’t miss

an opportunity to network and share information with your colleagues, including the William Carey

University reception on Tuesday evening and a reception hosted by the University of Mississippi

Nursing Alumni Chapter on Wednesday evening. In addition, our 1920’s themed Duke’s Jazz

Club on Thursday evening will keep the fun going while encouraging you to show your own 1920’s

style! If you did not pack your pearls or fedoras, we can help you add some style with our Marketplace

selections.

One of the key components of Convention is the House of Delegates. The decisions of the House of

Delegates will be instrumental in determining the strategic direction of MNA. This year’s House of

Delegates will convene on Wednesday, October 21st to elect six MNA Board positions: Vice President;

Secretary; Director, Council on Nursing Research; Director, Council on Health Affairs; Director Council

on Nursing Practice; and Director, Council on Advanced Practice. The House of Delegates is important

to MNA and to the advancement of the nursing profession. I commend all the MNA members serving

in the House of Delegates.

I look forward to getting to know you better during Convention and again, thank you for being a part of

this extraordinary event!

Sincerely,

Debra Allen, MSN, RN

President

MNA Board of Directors

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Hello Everyone:

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

Convention! MNA is proud to represent registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses

across all nursing roles. Likewise, we are also proud to provide you a unique Convention experience.

We are confident that you will find the Convention provides a blend of content-rich sessions to advance

your professional knowledge while enveloping you in our contagious fun-filled 1920’s theme.

You make this Convention possible, and we want your experience, from the time you arrive till the time

you depart, to be a memorable one. I encourage you to take advantage of all the Convention has to

offer. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way while you are with us. Whether it’s information

on a session or where to purchase some 1920’s accessories to “sport your 1920’s style” throughout

Convention, we are here to help.

MNA is your nursing organization, and we want to make every experience with us a great one! Thank

you again for coming, and for your support of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association!

Sincerely,

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

Mississippi Nurses’ Association

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Dates to Remember

November 11, 2016:

NRCME/FMCSA DOT Medical Examiner Course

North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS

December 8-9, 2016:

Controlled Substances Workshop (10 C.E. Credits)

Mississippi Center for Nursing, Madison, MS

January 25, 2017:

Lobby Day at the Capitol for RNs & APRNs

Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, MS

January 26, 2017:

Legislative Reception

The Manship Restaurant, Jackson, MS

February 7, 2017:

Legislative Nursing Summit

Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS

March 6, 2017:

Nightingale Awards Gala

Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS

March 9-17, 2017:

Discover Tuscany

(Montecatini Terme, Florence, Lucca, Gothic Line, Siena,

Winery Tour, Pisa, San Gimignano)

April 13-15, 2017:

APRN Spring Conference

Oxford Conference Center, Oxford, MS

October 17-20, 2017:

MNA Annual Convention

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center,

Biloxi, MS

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Convention Schedule Overview

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pre-convention Session I – Active Shooter Preparedness and Self-Defense

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pre-convention Session II – Effects of Tobacco for the Diabetic Patient

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration

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

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Session

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. House of Delegates

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Continuing Education Sessions

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Wednesday Luncheon

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. House of Delegates

2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Continuing Education Sessions

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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

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

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibitors Expo

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

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Continuing Education Sessions

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

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon Sponsored by William Carey University

Upsilon Theta

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

1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Continuing Education Sessions (including MS BON Update)

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

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Duke’s Jazz Club Event

Convention CE Agenda

Friday, October 21, 2016

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30a.m. - 9:00 a.m. APRN Registration

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

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibitors Expo

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Joint Session with Students (RNs & APRNs)

9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Continuing Education Sessions (including MS BON Update)

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

1:45 p.m. - 4:00p.m. Continuing Education Sessions

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

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

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105th Annual Convention CE Agenda

Roaring Into A Culture of Health: Our Vision…Our Voice

Welcome to MNA’s 105th Annual Convention! We are excited to have you join us as we go “Roaring

Into A Culture of Health:” emphasizing “Our Vision” and lifting “Our Voice.” The Convention

Planning Committee and the Provider Unit have ensured that topics are aligned with our theme and

arranged a stellar lineup of dynamic presenters. Although every effort has been made to finalize rooms

as well as presenters and their presentations, please note that all event locations, presenters, and/or

presentations are subject to change. Refer to the Mobile App for the most current session information.

Continuing Education (CEs)

The Mississippi Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by

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

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

of the session announcements listed in this section of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association 2016 Annual

Convention book and on the MNA Mobile App.

There are no disclosures for any of these continuing education activities.

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

1. Attend the entire session.

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

3. Complete the presentation evaluation on-line (available 72 hours after the conclusion of the

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

Tuesday

Tuesday, October 18, 2016:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration ............ MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Main Entrance

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pre-Convention Session (6.0 c/h) ............................D2

• Active Shooter Preparedness and Self Defense

with Michael Street, Owner, S.E.R.T. (Specialized Emergency Response Training)

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pre-Convention Session (2.0 c/h) ............................D3

Sponsored by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation

• The Effects of Tobacco for the Diabetic Patient

with K.C. Arnold, ANP, BC-ADM

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

• Please join William Carey University Tuesday evening at their reception as they share,

“Roaring into a Culture of Health through a Legacy of Educational Competence”

Wear your Pearls, and come prepared to Share Your Pearls of Wisdom for Nursing! Pearl

prizes to the top three “Pearls of Nursing Wisdom!!!”

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Wednesday

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration ............ MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Main Entrance

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome ............................................Hall C

Welcome to the 105th MNA Annual Convention!

Welcome by: Debbie Allen, MSN, RN, MNA Board President &

Teresa Malone, MNA Executive Director

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Keynote Session (1.0 c/h) ......................Hall C

Keynote Speaker: Samuel Jones, PhD

Serving to Make a Difference

(Sponsored by: North Sunflower Medical Center)

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

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break & Marketplace

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. House of Delegates ..................................D5-D8

• Legislative Update (0.5 c/h)

with Teresa Malone, Executive Director, MNA

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Strategies to Enhance Active Learning ................................................D2

with Sue DeLaune, MN, RN, CNE

• Common Musculoskeletal Issues in Primary Care .......................................D3

with Alena Lester, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

• Precepting and Experiential Learning in MS: Challenges and Opportunities .................D4

with Juanita Graham, DNP, RN, FRSPH

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Effective Use of Simulation as an Educational Tool .......................................D2

with Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN

• Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing ...................................................D3

with Tonia Aiken, BSN, RN, JD

• Improving Access to Healthcare Using Telehealth .......................................D4

with Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, DNP, FNP-BC and Jaime Wheeler, DNP(c), MSN, RN

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Wednesday Luncheon (1.25 c/h) ........................Hall C

• MNA Takes a “Paws”: A Nursing Perspective on Dogs: Service and Therapy

with K.C. Arnold, ANP, BC-ADM; Carla Anderson, BSN, RN & Jennifer Taylor, CHC

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break & Marketplace

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2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. House of Delegates ....................................D5-D8

Wednesday

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Technology and Nursing Education: The Bee’s Knees ....................................D2

with Christian Pruett, PhD

• Cancer Survivorship: “What, When, Why” ..............................................D3

with Jimmie Wells, MSN, RN, OCN

• Leadership in Nursing Education–MS Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Council ......D4

with Vicki Bingham, PhD, RN, CPE and Barbara Johnson, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break & Marketplace

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Child Abuse–A Silent Epidemic: The Reality of Child Abuse in Mississippi ..................D2

with Didi Ellis, RN, Executive Director Kid’s Hub

• Faculty and Students’ Perceptions of Academic Dishonest Behaviors ........................D3

with Mary McNair, PhD, RN

• What Nurses Want from Their Leaders ................................................D4

with Dawn Hall, BSN, RN, MHA, CPPS, NE-BC

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• MNF Nurse Leadership Institute (NLI)-Leading the Right Way .............................D2

with Luke Barnes, MSN, RN; Latisha Houze, MSN, FNP-C;

Julie Prisock, MSN, RNC-OB; and Wendy Trickey, BSN, RN

• Clinical Trials: A Nurse’s Role & Responsibility ..........................................D3

with Rosemary Risen, MSN, BSN, RN, CCRP; Heather Vaughn, BSN, RN; &

Andrew Majeste, DNP(c), BSN, RN

• The Opioid Epidemic ..............................................................D4

with Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC

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

University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing Alumni

Reception for Alumni and Friends

770 Jackson Street, Vieux Marche, Biloxi, MS

(located within walking distance of the Beau Rivage)

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Thursday, October 20, 2016:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration . ........... MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

. Main Entrance

Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lollapalooza Exhibitors Expo ..............................E3

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

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

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

• Identifying and Managing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a Primary Care Setting (RN/APRN) ...D2

with Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC

• The Epidemic of Addiction in Nursing (RN/APRN) ......................................D3

with Cathy Reto, PhD, RN

• LGBT Patients: A Primer for Providers (RN) ............................................D4

with Lorraine Gaddis, PhD, FNP-BC

• Staging of Pressure Ulcers (RN/APRN) ............................................... L3

with Gayle Harrell, NP-C, CWCN

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Product Theatre-Regenesis Bio-Medical (RN/APRN) ...........D9

Updates on Non-Thermal Shortwave Therapy Use for Postoperative Pain Management

with Adrianne “Patti” Smith, MD

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

• Nurses: Building a Culture of Health in Mississippi Communities .........................D5-8

with Kay Henry, MSN, RN, MSDH, Director of Nursing

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

• Lollapalooza Exhibitors EXPO 2016

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10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Abstract Poster Session (RN/APRN) (1.0 c/h) .........Niche Lobby

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

• Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker, DNP, nurse leader, entrepreneur, and innovator

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

• On a Hilltop in Haiti: A Journey to Self-Discovery and Professional Responsibility

with Lisa Wright Eichelberger, PhD, RN

Sponsored by: William Carey University, Sigma Theta Tau Chapter, Upsilon Theta

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1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lollapalooza Exhibitors Expo ..............................E3

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

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

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

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

Director of Advanced Practice, MS Board of Nursing

Thursday

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

• Critical Thinking (APRN) ...........................................................D2

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

Chrysta Bates, MSN, RN

• Dealing with Controlled Substance Issues for APRNs (APRN) .............................D4

with Anne Everett, PhD, MSN, RN and Kathy Stone BSN, RN

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Kinesio Taping ....................................................................D3

with William Bankester, MD

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

• EKG with ACLS Tips ............................................................... L3

with Jamie Shedden, ACNP

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

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

• Exploring the Benefits and Principles of Talk Therapy (RN/APRN) .........................D2

with Roderick Green, PMHNP

• Airway Management (RN/APRN) ....................................................D3

with Sam Marshall, MS-CCP, CCEMT-P, FC-C, CMTE

• Avoiding Common Dermatology Pitfalls (RN/APRN) .....................................D4

with Angela Wingfield, MD

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. RN/APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Pediatric Advanced Life Support Review ...............................................D9

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

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Neuro Workshop .................................................................. L4

with Kimberly Cabe, FNP-BC

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

• Tummy Troubles: Acute Abdominal Pain in Children (RN/APRN) .........................D3

with Michelle Goreth, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CTRN, CPEN, MSN, RN-BC

and Amy Caroll, MSN,CPNP-AC

• Medications for Depression and Anxiety—We’ve Come a Long Way Baby (APRN) ...........D4

with Sharon Davis, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. RN/APRN Razzle Dazzle Research Roundtable Forum (1.0 c/h) ...D1

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Duke’s Jazz Club Event ................................. L1-2

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. APRN Breakfast and Update (1.0 c/h) ........................D9

with Linda Watkins, DNP, RN, FNP-C & Teresa Malone, MNA Executive Director

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. APRN Registration ....... MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Main Entrance, West Lobby

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lollapalooza Exhibitors Expo ...........................D10-12

Friday

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

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. RN/APRN/Students Joint Session with Students (1.0 c/h) .. Hall D5-8

• Human Trafficking with Lexie Smith & Paula Broome, Special Asst. Attny. Gen’l., Deputy Chief,

Bureau of Victim Assistance

(Drawing for door prize following speaker presentation)

(Sponsored by: UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi)

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

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

• Management of Obesity While Taking Insulin .......................................... D1

with Annette Hess, PhD, FNP-BC, CNS

• Palliative Care ................................................................... D2

with Jacob Graham, MD

• Addressing Bipolar Disorder in General Practice ........................................D3

with Roderick Green, PMHNP

• Head Trauma .....................................................................D4

with Jeremy Wells, MD

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. APRN Keynote Workshop (1.25 c/h)

• Ortho Lower Body Workshop ........................................................ L4

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

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. APRN Plenary Session (1.25 c/h)

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

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

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

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

Convention CE Agenda

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

Debra Swan, AANP Associate Vice President of Government Affairs and Lead Lobbyist

(Drawing for door prize following speaker presentation)

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1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Dessert with the Exhibitors ........................Hall D Foyer

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

• Regenerative Medicine in Pain-Stem Cell Therapy ......................................D2

with Eric Pearson, MD

• Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation ...........................................D3

with Cynthia Denmark, FNP-BC

• Understanding Lab Results in Elderly Patients ..........................................D4

with Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP, GNP, FAANP

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. APRN Workshop (1.75 c/h)

• Ortho Upper Body Workshop ........................................................ L4

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

Friday

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

• Stress, Anxiety & Depression in Women ...............................................D2

with Rebecca Cagle, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

• Case Studies in IDD Healthcare ......................................................D3

with Craig Escude, MD

• Cardiovascular Medications: The Beat Goes On .........................................D4

with Deloris Slade, DNP(c), FNP-BC

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

• New Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids ...............................................D9

with Jeff Jones, PharmD

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. RN/APRN Incredible Dinner

Location: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Biloxi, MS

Sponsored by: Mississippi AIDS Education Training Center (AETC)

You must register to attend. Contact: JMClark2@umc.edu

Convention CE Agenda

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WEDNESDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKERS

MNA Takes a “Paws”:

A Nursing Perspective on Dogs: Service and Therapy

K.C. Arnold is board certified as an Adult, Acute Care and Advanced

Diabetes Management Nurse Practitioner. K.C. owns The Diabetes

Center in Ocean Springs serving people with diabetes and a wide

variety of clinical challenges in a 75 mile radius of the Mississippi gulf

coast. She started a pet therapy program three years ago for children

with diabetes. She has two pet partner registered dogs, Quincy and

Daisy, and is a puppy raiser for two guide dogs in training.

K.C. Arnold,

ANP, BC-ADM

K.C. has received numerous awards including, 2007 Nurse Practitioner

of the Year from Mississippi Nurses’ Association, the Mississippi State

Award for Excellence by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,

the Advance for Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Award, Medtronic

Diabetes Center for Excellence, and the American Nurse Credentialing

Center Certified Advance Nurse of the Year. In 2010, she was the first

nurse practitioner to win the HIMSS Davies Ambulatory Care Award.

K.C. graduated from SUNY-Binghamton, in New York, with a Bachelor of

Science in Nursing, and she completed her Nurse Practitioner program

at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.

Carla Anderson has worked as a therapy dog handler and trainer for

over 20 years. She is a Registered Team Evaluator, and serves as Area

Coordinator for Southeastern Guide Dogs. Carla led the team in the

development of the “PAWS” (Pet Assisted Wellness Services) pet therapy

program at Singing River Health System. Although she is retired, she is

still actively involved in the implementation of the program. She is also a

member of the Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi.

Carla Anderson, BSN, RN

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Jennifer Taylor has worked in the healthcare field for over eight years.

She is certified in Healthcare Compliance, and has been involved

in developing ADA-compliant policies pertaining to service dogs

in hospital settings, as well as implementing the robust pet therapy

program, “PAWS” (Pet Assisted Wellness Services), at Singing River

Health System. Jennifer has been a puppy raiser and Area Coordinator

for Southeastern Guide Dogs for more than ten years, contributing to the

training of eleven guide dog puppies. Her work with both programs,

therapy dog and service dog, has allowed her to become a resource

for others seeking guidance in these areas. Jennifer works as a System

Compliance Analyst with Singing River Health System.

Jennifer Taylor, CHC

THURSDAY SIGMA THETA TAU

LUNCHEON

Lisa Wright Eichelberger,

PhD, RN

On a Hilltop in Haiti: A Journey to

Self-Discovery and Professional Responsibility

Dr. Eichelberger oversees the School of Nursing, the Departments of Dental

Hygiene, Health Care Management and Health and Fitness Management

at Clayton State University. She holds a PhD and Master of Science degree

in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has held

a variety of positions in nursing including serving as the Assistant Dean

of the School of Nursing at Auburn University and Dean of the School of

Nursing at Mississippi College for eight years prior to coming to Clayton

State in 1996. Dr. Eichelberger coauthors a popular textbook on nursing

theory and the third edition was released in November 2016. In 1996,

she pioneered one of the web’s most popular and earliest websites on

nursing theory. The site has received over one and a half million hits

since its creation. Dr. Eichelberger has served as Co-Lead of Georgia’s

IOM’s Action Coalition since 2010. Serving as the Project Director for both

of the State Implementation grants, Dr. Eichelberger helped to procure

over $515,000 of funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

and Center to Champion Nursing in America for Georgia’s IOM work.

Dr. Eichelberger was selected from over 11,000 graduates as one of 60

Visionary Leaders by her alma mater, the University of Alabama School

of Nursing. She is a Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow and serves on

two hospital boards of trustees in Atlanta.

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THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER

Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker, NP is a nationally recognized and awardwinning

nurse practitioner in New Orleans, LA. She was featured on the

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric; and media outlets such as the

Washington Post and Forbes have reported on her practice. This

recognition was prompted by Dr. Lawson-Baker’s passion and

unwavering dedication to caring for homebound patients in her home

town of New Orleans. Dr. Lawson-Baker is a fellow of the American

Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), winner of the 2013 Healthcare

Hero award (New Orleans City Business Magazine), and 2008

Entrepreneur of the Year award (ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioner

magazine), among many other honors and awards for her contributions

to healthcare in New Orleans.

Scharmaine Lawson-

Baker, DNP

Dr. Lawson-Baker became a family nurse practitioner in 2000. She was

inspired to make house calls while caring for her grandmother who was

ill and needed an in-home doctor. This inspiration led to her launching

the first NP-owned housecall practice in the state of Louisiana, where

she serves a large geriatric population in the comfort of their private

homes, group homes, or assisted living facilities. She also developed

The Housecall Course which is designed to assist other NPs in starting

and maintaining a housecall practice in their state, another first for Dr.

Lawson-Baker, as this is the only such course of its kind in the nation.

After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Lawson-Baker was instrumental in caring

for the sick and disabled in New Orleans.

Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker received her Bachelor of Science in

Nursing from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, Master of Science

in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Tennessee State University,

Nashville, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University

in Pittsburgh, PA.

FRIDAY JOINT SESSION SPEAKERS

Lexie Smith

Human Trafficking

Lexie Smith is a dynamic speaker with a purpose-filled life that

developed from overcoming child sex trafficking, exploitation, and

incest. What was meant to destroy her is now being used to inform

communities on how to better protect the vulnerable, and properly

respond to human trafficking. She began her healing journey as a

student studying at Lee University, where she was the first in her family

to graduate with a degree in Psychology. Her expertise has been utilized

all over the country by various law enforcement agencies, clinicians,

social workers, schools, and faith communities. She is an active member

of the Rebecca Bender Initiative speakers team.

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Paula Broome

Special Asst. Attny. Gen’l,

Deputy Chief, Bureau of

Victim Assistance

Paula Broome is a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Mississippi

Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Victim Assistance, and also serves

as the Deputy Chief of the Bureau. She develops and conducts statewide

training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, court clerks, advocates,

and community groups on the topics of domestic violence, strangulation,

sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. She was instrumental in

developing a 20-hour domestic violence course for law enforcement

cadets that has been implemented in all Mississippi Law Enforcement

Academies. She also developed and teaches a multi-day course on

domestic violence, sex crimes and human trafficking that has been

added to the curriculum for the Certified Investigators Courses offered

at two state law enforcement academies. Paula provides prosecution

assistance to Mississippi prosecutors, and has played a key role in the

development and passage of state legislation dealing with domestic

violence crimes, stalking, felony strangulation, human trafficking, and

civil and criminal domestic abuse protection orders. Paula is a soughtafter

presenter having been a speaker/trainer for numerous groups and

conferences. Paula has also partnered with the United States Department

of State and the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic to provide legal

instruction on the prosecution of human trafficking and smuggling for

Dominican prosecutors. She also serves as a faculty member for the

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course, providing instruction to nurses

on the topics of trial preparation and expert witness testimony in sex

crime cases.

Paula has received numerous honors for her work, including being

presented with the Harvard University’s “High Honor Award” for

outstanding contributions in the governance of American Indian Nations

for her work in developing the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Family Violence & Victim’s Services Program. She was also selected

by the American Bar Association, Commission on Domestic and

Sexual Violence, as the recipient of the 2016 “Sharon Corbitt Award,”

which recognizes outstanding contributions by an attorney in the field

of domestic violence. She is the author of a chapter entitled “Domestic

Violence” which was published by the West Group in 2001(revision 2016)

for its Mississippi Practice Series, Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, and

compiled a domestic violence manual for prosecutors entitled “Domestic

Violence: State and Federal Laws; A Reference Guide for Prosecutors,”

(2010 edition).

She has attended and completed course work at the AEquitas Institute on

the Prosecution of Sex Crimes, the AEquitas Institute on the Prosecution

of Domestic Violence, and the National Family Alliance Strangulation

Institute. Mrs. Broome recorded a webinar on Mississippi sex crimes

and reporting requirements for Aequitas, for nurses interested in

becoming a sexual assault nurse examiner. Paula holds a Bachelor of

Science degree in sociology from Millsaps College, a Master of Science

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degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University, and a Juris

Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. She has served on the

Mississippi Domestic Violence Task Force and the Mississippi Human

Trafficking Task Force.

FRIDAY APRN KEYNOTE

LUNCHEON SPEAKER

Debra Swan, AANP

Associate Vice President

of Federal Government

Affairs

Debra Swan is Associate Vice President of Federal Government Affairs

at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She is the

lead lobbyist for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and

works with the CEO, Board of Directors, AANP Policy Committee, and

other internal groups to develop a comprehensive strategy and approach

to address the legislative and regulatory issues and concerns of nurse

practitioners, and continually strives to increase the involvement and

awareness of nurse practitioners and AANP’s members in these areas.

Debra is the primary logistical manager of the annual AANP Health

Policy Conference in Washington, DC, and works with the committee to

plan and implement the program. She proudly serves as AANP’s liaison

to the White House Joining Forces Initiative. Having lived in Washington,

DC for over two decades, Debra has developed a wide network of

bipartisan contacts in the U.S. Congress. She served as a Capitol Hill

Staff member for former Indiana Congressman and House Majority

Whip, John Brademas and was appointed by former Virginia Governor

and now Senator Mark Warner to the Citizens Advisory Council for

Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion in Richmond, VA for

a five year term. Debra has a keen ability to deliver a passionate message

on behalf of Nurse Practitioners to Congressional members and their

staff as well as Government agencies and The Administration.

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RESEARCH

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

Don’t Miss These Opportunities!!

“Razzle Dazzle” Research Round-Table Forum: Thursday, October 20

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

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

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

keep you moving so you don’t miss a thing!

Abstract Poster Session: Thursday, October 20

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

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

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

Council on Nursing Research

Director:

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

Members:

Vicki Bingham, PhD, RN, CPE

Patricia Freeman, BSN, RN

Lorraine Gaddis, PhD, FNP-BC

Bonnie Harbaugh, PhD, RN

Deborah Mauffray, RN, CWOCN

Jennifer Robinson, PhD, RN

Mary Stewart, PhD, RN

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Mississippi Nurses’ Association

House of Delegates

October 19, 2016

Call to Order: ..............................Debra Allen, MSN, RN, MNA President

Appointment of Tellers

Recognition of Guests

Establishment of a Quorum

Adoption of Standing Rules of Order

Adoption of Agenda

Approval of Minutes from 2015: ...........Sandi Arnold, MSN, BSN, RN, MNA Secretary

Report from Nominating Committee: ................Michelle Burns, MSN, RN, Chair

Receipt of Nominations from the Floor

Candidate’s Remarks

President’s Report: .......................... Debra Allen, MSN, RN, MNA President

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

Membership Report: ........................ Tonya Moore, PhD, RN, Vice President

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

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

2015-2016 President &

Rosalyn Howard, MNF Executive Director

Report from MASN: ................................ Sarah Yawn, MASN President

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

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

Director

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

MS State Department of Health. ............... Kay Henry, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing

• Deans & Directors’ Council, MS Schools of Nursing . . . . . . . . Joan Hendrix, DNP, MSN, BSN

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

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

Director Council on Organizational Affairs

Old Business

New Business

Report from Districts (if time permits)

Presentation of New Officers

Closing Announcements

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

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MNA Convention Policies and Procedures

POLITICKING:

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

securing their own materials (including easels) and removing signs.

Session Credits & Evaluations

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

session, 2) scan your name badge, and 3) complete the evaluation on-line–available 72 hours after the

conclusion of the Convention. Once a session evaluation has been successfully completed, you will be

able to print your certificate for that session–available 24 hours after completing the evaluation.

MNA MOBILE APP

MNA has launched its Mobile App. It includes session information and updates, speaker information

and photos, speaker presentations, networking opportunities, and much more.

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS:

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

WI-FI ZONE:

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

areas of the Convention Center.

NAME BADGES:

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

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

continuing education hours are available.

FIREARMS/WEAPONS:

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

the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino.

FORCE MAJEURE:

In the event MNA should find it necessary to cancel or postpone the 2016 MNA Annual Convention for any

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

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

CONFERENCE ATTIRE:

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

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

suggested and comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

CHILDREN:

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

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

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PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEO:

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

or promotional material—whether in print, electronic, or other media—including the MNA Web site. By

registering, presenting, volunteering, or participating in the MNA Convention, you grant MNA the right

to use your name, photograph, and biography for such purposes.

House of Delegates Rules & Procedures

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

must wear their official name badge to all sessions of the House.

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

prior to the participation of the alternate.

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

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

being issued an official ballot.

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

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

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

reach the floor and a three-fourths vote to be adopted.

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

4:30 p.m. on October 18, 2016. Resolutions should be given to a MNA staff member at registration.

These must be signed by an official representative of the group submitting the resolution. If the

Committee is in doubt about the emergency nature or advisability of the resolution submitted in

the prescribed manner, the resolution is referred to the MNA President, who may refer it to the

Board of Directors for a final decision.

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

being presented to the House.

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

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

speak.

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

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

forwarding to the Chair as soon as the speaker is recognized.

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

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

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

majority vote of the House.

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

shall speak only once to a question and only after all delegates wishing to speak have had the

opportunity to speak. When giving name and district, such member shall indicate that he or she is

not a delegate.

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

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

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

electronic devices shall be set to vibrate.

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

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Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors

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

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

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

• Represents the Association in all official matters

• Serves as a representative to the American Nurses’ Association Membership Assembly

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

• Keeps the Board of Directors informed on matters of importance to the association

• Prepares an annual report of activities of the preceding year

• Reports activities of the Board of Directors to the Membership

Vice President ...........................................Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

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

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

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

Secretary ...............................................Sandi Arnold, MSN, RN

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

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

• Embosses signature as required on documents to meet official requirements.

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

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

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

works with the Finance Committee and the Executive Director in running the financial affairs of the

Association.

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

The Director shall be concerned with issues related to the advanced practice nurse, i.e. nurse practitioners

and certified mid-wives. This Council also assists in planning the Nurse Practitioner Spring Conference

and the fall workshop in October.

Director, Council on Health Affairs . ....................... Tonya Harbison, PhD, RN

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

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

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

of health care.

Director, Council on Nursing Education ................Deloris Slade, DNP(c), FNP-BC

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

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

committee under the Council on Nursing Education. The Director should be familiar with the MNA Self

Study where the Continuing Education process is clearly defined.

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Director, Council on Nursing Practice ...Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

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

standards of nursing practice; the ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice; the practice of individual

nurses; and the trends for improvement of health care with nursing practice implications.

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

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

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

needs; protection of human subjects through established standards, and methods in research; research

promotions; and the development of theory and dissemination of findings.

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

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

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

of the committees on Bylaws, Convention Planning, and Awards.

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Candidates for MNA Board of Directors

The House of Delegates for the 105th Mississippi Nurses’ Association Convention will elect two Board

officers and four Council Directors during the one-day session, Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The

delegates will elect the Vice President, Secretary, and Directors for the Councils on Nursing Research,

Health Affairs, Nursing Practice, and Advanced Practice. Nine candidates have declared for the MNA

Board of Directors. Nominations may also be made from the floor.

Vice President

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

Secretary

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, MSN, BSN, RN. ....................................... (District 07)

Director, Council on Nursing Research

Lorraine Gaddis, PhD, FNP-BC .............................................. (District 18)

John Hodnett, DNP, M.Ed, MSN, RN, LPC ...................................... (District 12)

Director, Council on Health Affairs

Alice Messer, DNP(c), MSN, RN, FNP-BC ...................................... (District 13)

Director, Council on Nursing Practice

Tonya Harbison, PhD, RN. .................................................. (District 06)

Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC. ............................................... (District 32)

Director, Council on Advanced Practice Nursing

Rebecca Cagle, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC. .................................... (District 25)

Linda Watkins, DNP, FNP-C. ................................................ (District 13)

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

position at the close of the annual meeting.

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Position of Vice President

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

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

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

record of success in creating and expanding programs to achieve organizational

goals. Moore was appointed by the MNA Board of Directors as Vice President

after effectively serving one year as Secretary. Additionally, she has served as

president of MNA District 13 and lead efforts to increase membership by more than

100 members, improved the operational budget by more than $6,000, instituted

the first on-line electronic voting process in 2008, and more. Dr. Moore also

served as a delegate at the state and national levels. She is a member of the Eliza

Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi and the Mississippi Hospital Association

Organization of Nurse Executives. Dr. Moore currently serves as the Administrator

for Community Health Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Statement of Intent: As your current Vice President, I pledge to continue to work collaboratively and

responsibly with the MNA’s Board of Directors, Executive Director and other key

stakeholders to resolve matters affecting the nursing profession.

During the next two years as Vice President, I will…

• chair the committee on membership and lead the execution of value-added

membership programs and events

• collaborate with District Presidents to increase and diversify membership

by targeting staff nurses, advanced practice providers (NPs and CRNAs),

administrators, educators, recent nurse graduates, and nurses in non-traditional

roles

In terms of demonstrated leadership and collaboration, I was appointed to serve

on the MNA Board of Directors as Vice President after effectively serving one year

as Secretary {2015-2016}. Additionally, I’ve served as president of MNA District

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

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

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

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

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

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

I earned a doctor of philosophy degree in nursing research from the University of

Alabama at Birmingham.

I am a leader that Mississippi nurses will be proud to name Vice President. My talents

and commitment to nursing have earned me recognition in several distinguished

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

and Comer, one of 12 people in the United States chosen by Modern Healthcare

magazine. In Mississippi, I was named as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s

2013 Top 40 Under 40 and 2012 Healthcare Hero. Additional awards include the

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2009 Nurse of the Year for the University of Mississippi Health Care and the 2008

Nurse in Non-Traditional Setting of the Year by the Mississippi Nurses’ Association

and Mississippi Nurses Foundation.

Position of Secretary

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, MSN, BSN, RN

Biographical Profile: I am Sandi Arnold, a registered nurse from Petal, Mississippi. I was appointed in 2011

as Director of the Council on Nursing Practice. I was then elected in October 2012

to continue serving MNA as Director of the Council on Nursing Practice. I served as

Director of the Council on Nursing Practice through November 2015. At that time, I

was appointed Secretary, and I am currently serving in that capacity. I am employed

at Hattiesburg Clinic in Hattiesburg, MS as the Director of Clinical Education.

During my career of 32 years, I have been employed at Rush Hospital in Meridian,

MS, St. David’s Community Hospital in Austin, Texas, and at Hattiesburg Clinic. I

have served as a staff nurse, nurse manager, satellite director, and in my current

position as director of education. I started my nursing career with an ADN from

Meridian Community College and then received a BSN and MSN in education

from William Carey University.

Professional affiliations include MNA, Sigma Theta Tau – Upsilon Theta Chapter,

National League for Nursing, Medical Group Management Association, and the

Nurse Advisory Council for William Carey University and Pearl River Community

College. In addition, I serve as vice president of a local Breast Cancer Awareness

Team (BCAT). I am a member of Carterville Baptist Church in Petal, Mississippi.

Statement of Intent: As Secretary of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association, I pledge to be accountable

for accurate record keeping and reporting of meetings in a timely fashion. I will

adhere to Robert’s Rules of Order and confirm quorum status at meetings including

the annual MNA House of Delegate session. I will be accountable by affixing my

signature to each document needed to be recognized as an official document. If

elected, I will render my best services to accomplish the tasks assigned to me. In

addition, I will serve as liaison to the Mississippi Nurses Foundation.

I am willing to work in close collaboration with the President of MNA, the Executive

Director, Board members and other leaders within MNA for the betterment of

our nurses throughout the state of Mississippi. I thoroughly understand how each

position on the MNA Board plays an integral role in the successful accomplishment

of the goals of our organization. I feel led to continue serving MNA because I

truly believe as one voice, we can make a difference. I hope you will give me the

privilege to continue serving as Secretary for the Mississippi Nurses’ Association.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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Position of Director, Council on Nursing Research

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Lorraine Gaddis, PhD, FNP-BC

Biographical Profile: My deepest passion as an educator lies in helping students grasp the importance

of research as the cornerstone of evidence-based practice and in guiding them

as they begin to engage in original research. My Masters and DNP students have

gained national recognition and have produced publications based on their original

research and evidence-based projects. In addition to teaching research, my

experience includes ongoing personal research trajectories in the areas of LGBT

health and interpersonal violence, and I have disseminated that research in national

presentations and publications. Because I hold a PhD in a field other than nursing, I

am well versed in research process and interprofessional theories that are increasing

in importance as nursing becomes more diverse and more vested in improving not

only individuals’ health, but the health of populations, the nation, and the world.

Statement of Intent: If elected Director of the Council on Nursing Research, it is my intent to advance

the profession of nursing in the state of Mississippi by ensuring that research and

other evidence-based initiatives by nurses are supported and disseminated. I will

strive to improve the profile of the profession by working closely with academic

programs and health care institutions to encourage the pursuit of empirical

initiatives by nurses at all levels of practice. Already I see these types of endeavors

increasing as today’s nurses become increasingly involved in clinical scholarship,

quality and safety projects, and evidence-based interprofessional endeavors. I

want to see nurses get more accolades for this vital work that improves the health

care of individuals and populations.

I am eager to lead the Mississippi Nurses Association in becoming a progressively

vital vehicle of dissemination for the excellent scholarly work nurses are conducting.

As a third year member of the Council on Nursing Research , I have consistently

participated in all efforts aimed at promoting high standards in research methods

and evidence-based projects disseminated through MNA’s poster and roundtable

sessions. I stand proud of these efforts by the Council, and I will strenuously

endeavor to assure that this organization continues to disseminate distinguished

scholarly work, not only at the fall convention, but at all MNA educational conferences

where the presentation of empirical work is appropriate. Specifically, I recommend

consideration of the following changes to increase participation and encourage

scholarly work at all levels of education and in a larger variety of job settings:

1) an increase in participation in poster and round-table sessions by ensuring that

these sessions are offered during high-attendance hours,

2) consideration of separate sessions for Masters’ projects, DNP projects, and

empirical research so that more participants have an opportunity for special

recognition and awards,

3) publication of scholarly work in MS-RN and other publications of the organization;

4) encouraging employers of nurses to recognize research and other evidencedbased

endeavors of employees.

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If elected I will channel all the energy at my command into assuring the above

stated intentions.

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

Biographical Profile: John Hodnett has served as the Director, Council on Nursing Research for the

past two (2) years, is the Director of Clinical Operations at Sharkey-Issaquena

Community Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor for the School of Health Related

Professions at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. He has a Doctor of

Nursing Practice and Master’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Alabama,

a Master’s of Education in Community Counseling from Delta State University, and

has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since August 1993. His clinical area

is geriatric psychiatric nursing and he has experience conducting psycho-therapy

with multiple age groups. His research interests have been Alzheimer’s Disease

and other dementias and how they relate to healthcare ethics. He has also coauthored

a textbook chapter on community mental health nursing.

Statement of Intent: I would like to be considered for re-election to the position of Director, Council on

Nursing Research.

Research can be an intimidating task. There is a chasm between nursing research,

including direct-theory application, and nursing practice that takes place at the

patient’s side. I believe that most nurses in direct-patient care roles do not read

nursing research, have difficulty interpreting it, and/or have difficulty applying it to

the patient care. With the continuous changes to health care delivery directed by

accrediting and certification agencies, e.g., Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Services and The Joint Commission, nurses need to be adept in reading applicable

research and applying it to practice to maintain his/her daily functioning. The

Mississippi Nurses’ Association is a prime conduit through which nurses can

collaborate and educate each other on the rapidly changing environment of health

care delivery.

If re-elected to this role, I will continue encouraging nurses to present issues from

his/her area(s) of specialty that will enhance the practice of nurses in similar roles.

As a learner, I greatly appreciate learning from someone who provides hands-on

care and is passionate about his/her area of specialty.

My educational experience has given me the tools and knowledge to conduct,

read, comprehend, apply, and disseminate formal research and to comprehend

and interpret abstract constructs and theoretical components in nursing and

psychology. As an educator, I utilize multiple venues through which learning

can be obtained and retention can be enhanced. Nurses possess a wealth of

knowledge that can be disseminated among the group. Eliminating the fear of

presenting to others is a remarkable challenge; however, utilizing the Council of

Nursing Research forums of round-table discussions and poster presentation is a

method through which those fears can be overcome and speakers can be honed.

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Position of Director, Council on Health Affairs

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Alice Messer, DNP(c), MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Biographical Profile: I am running for the Director of the Council on Health Affairs position with the

Board of Directors for the Mississippi Nurses’ Association. I received a Bachelor’s

Degree in Nursing from Mississippi College in 1992 and graduated with honors

from the Mississippi University for Women with a Master’s Degree in Nursing in

2003. I am also currently seeking a Doctor of Nursing Degree from the Mississippi

University for Women with a current grade point average of 4.0.

My career has focused primarily on adult health and I have experience in

Emergency Room, Intensive Care, and Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation. My

position as nurse manager at the Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation provided

me with leadership and management skills as well as treating patients with a wide

range of physical disabilities. With my current position as nurse practitioner with

Newsouth Neurospine I have facilitated collaborative relationships with the Drug

Enforcement Agency, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Pharmacy Board, and the

Mississippi Division of Medicaid. I have also been appointed by the Governor

of Mississippi to serve on the Drug Utilization Review Board for the Mississippi

Division of Medicaid.

As an advocate for both patients with chronic pain and those with substance use

disorder, I solicited local law enforcement to hold drug take back days for the

disposal of unused medications. This included meeting with the Rankin County

superintendent of schools to distribute educational material to every child in the

Rankin County school district as well as several private schools in this area.

Statement of Intent: I, Alice, Messer, request consideration for the position of Director of the Council

on Health Affairs. I believe I possess the necessary skills needed to serve in this

position effectively. I have worked with government officials and committees with

the Centers for Disease Control in Washington, DC regarding opioid abuse, and

also serve on the Drug Utilization Review Board of the state of Mississippi.

If elected, I will pursue further legislative issues that pertain to the state and national

health affairs and policies. I believe through my contacts with other agencies I will

be effective in keeping the highest standard of care possible for our state.

I am very self-motivated, and when a challenge is presented I go full force in

pursuing options to address these challenges. In the area of opioid abuse, I took it

upon myself to establish a collaborative relationship with local law enforcement, the

DEA, MBN, the Mississippi Board of Nursing, MNA, and the Pharmacy Board. I also

took it upon myself to better my community by contacting the police department

in my community and arranging a drug take back day. In setting this up I met with

the superintendent of Rankin County schools to discuss the issue and was allowed

to send educational material home to every student in the Rankin County school

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district. We have held 5 Drug Take Back Days and received over 1000 pounds of

unused medications that were destroyed by the DEA.

I believe my strengths are determination to get the job done. I am a selfstarter,

motivated, and dedicated to the profession of nursing. I appreciate your

consideration and commit to you that I will fulfill the duties of this position to the

very best of my ability.

Position of Director, Council on Nursing Practice

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Tonya Harbison, PhD, RN

Biographical Profile: The position of Director, Council on Nursing Practice requires a highly skilled,

dedicated nurse who desires to advance the practice of health care in a positive

direction for nurses and the people that we care for. Currently, I have been a

practicing RN within the state of Mississippi for approximately 36 years. Nursing

has been a passion of mine, and I am dedicated to providing the care to patients

that I would wish to be provided to my family. My nursing skills have mainly

included working within the hospital setting: Intensive Care Unit, Operating

Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Senior Care, and Out-Patient Surgical Care

Unit. Maintaining my skills and advancing my own profession, I have completed

my second Master’s Degree in Nursing Education, and recently graduated with

a PhD in Nursing Education & Administration from William Carey University. My

strongest asset is my faith in God; I know that I can do anything with his blessings.

If elected, I will serve the nurses of Mississippi with good faith, hard work, and

dedication to making Mississippi a place where the community values nurses and

their profession.

Statement of Intent: “Serving” and being a “servant” to the nurses of Mississippi Nurses’ Association

has been the Heart of my intention by representation through the Director’s

position on the Council of Nursing Practice. This has also been a very productive

past four years. In 2013, MNA’s Health Affairs Committee focus was on the Patient

Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) legislation and review of the proposed

changes to the Mississippi Nurse Practice Act. Nationally, the challenge is to have

a universal Nurse Practice Act to enable nurses to practice within any state of our

great nation. We also promoted legislation for Full Scope of Practice Authority for

Nurse Practitioners and increased salaries for Certified School Nurses. In 2014,

MNA Health Affairs Committee also focused on promoting legislation for Nurse

Practitioners Full Scope of Practice Authority. Presently, 22 states plus Washington

D.C. have Full Scope of Practice Authority and Veteran’s Administration Hospitals

are currently promoting NP independent practice through Federal Legislation.

We supported an increase in the number of school nurses who received salary

increases upon passing of “Certification” again this year, as school employees

were given recognition and salary increases. We monitored every legislative

bill pertaining to Health Affairs. Also, in 2015 at MNA convention, the House of

Delegates passed a resolution to “Cease distracted driving,” this was supported at

the Capitol Day in Jackson, and a texting bill was passed by the legislature in 2015.

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Some future goals of serving in this important position would include: promoting

the image of nursing & MNA through advertisement and billboards which would

include safety messages such as “Stop texting and save lives!.”

Being a servant to the nurses of Mississippi has been the heart of my intention

in serving as MNA Director of Health Affairs Committee. It has been a pleasure,

privilege and honor to serve and I hope that members of MNA will elect me to the

position of Director, Council on Nursing Practice.

Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC

Biographical Profile: Nursing has been my passion for the past 29 years. I have been a RN for 27 years

and an APRN for 24 years. My nursing experience includes veteran’s affairs,

nursing home, rural health, corrections, public health, and community mental

health. I currently am an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Mississippi University

for Women and practice as a FNP/Psychiatric NP. My involvement with MNA

began as a student in 1987 when I was elected to state office. I have been a strong

nursing advocate my entire career and serve as a mentor to nurses, as well as

other NP’s. I have presented extensively on geriatric and psychiatric issues at the

local, state, and national levels. I was appointed as the Director of the Council of

Nursing Practice in April 2016 and wish to use my experience to continue to serve

my association and promote nursing practice in Mississippi.

Statement of Intent: If elected to this position, I intend to use my education and experience to promote

nursing practice in Mississippi. I believe my experience in a variety of nursing

practice areas qualifies me for this position. Also my experience as a recent District

President and years of MNA membership make me knowledgeable about nursing

and the needs of our members. After serving on the current Board for several

months, I know that this Board is a group that I can work well with to accomplish the

goals of our association. As Director of Council on Nursing Practice, I will monitor

nursing practice and any legislative issues or trends that may impact nursing

practice. I will be available to the MNA Board and staff for consultation on issues

regarding practice or anything that may negatively impact nursing practice in

Mississippi. Since this is a somewhat broad Board position, I also will be available

to take on responsibilities as assigned by the MNA Board, will be available to

assist other Board Members in their particular areas, and will be available to help

represent our association as needed. My daughter is a recent BSN graduate and a

new Registered Nurse. I want to continue to see MNA and the nursing profession

grow and prosper, as well as mentor and develop our newest members.

Some of my goals and objectives for this position include:

1. Encourage MNA members to have a stronger presence with MASN and helping

facilitate the transition of these new nurses into our professional organization.

2. Assist in monitoring legislation that would promote or negatively impact nursing

practice.

3. Be available to other Board members to assist as needed.

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Position of Director, Council on Advanced Practice Nursing

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Rebecca Cagle, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Biographical Profile: Rebecca Cagle has trained and worked at every level of nursing. Beginning as an

LPN and completing a PhD, she is highly motivated to maintain competency and

safety in all. She has been a NP for twenty years and is board certified as a FNP

and PMHNP by ANCC. In regard to Advanced Practice, she directs the only APC

Fellowship in the state and is currently in the process of obtaining accreditation from

the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium for

that program. In the development of the free-standing APC Fellowship, separate

from the physician residency program of FMRC, she worked with both the BON and

MNA in providing the best quality didactic offerings and with the APC providers

of NMHS in providing the seasoned NP/expert clinical experience. Rebecca’s goal

is to have all APCs working to their highest possible level in a safe and consistent

manner to provide the level of care to meet the health needs of Mississippians.

Statement of Intent: If elected as Director of the Council on Advanced Practice, I would seek to expand

statewide what I have started here at NMHS. I would seek to obtain the best and

brightest to help provide support of all APCs. Though well trained in schools of

nursing to become advanced practice nurses and to provide safe, quality care to

the people of Mississippi, the mainlining of competency begins when the initial

competency is obtained. Schools of Nursing do an excellent job in providing that

initial competency by taking the RN to the advanced practice level. However,

to follow the continuum of novice to expert, all APCs need additional training

throughout the lifetime of a career in order to maintain current and acquire additional

competencies as the health status of the individuals and technology and innovations

require. The NP needs to know how to maintain the skill and the documentation of

the competencies. Every individual APC is responsible and accountable for their

own practice. It is exceptionally wonderful if employers are able to support the

NP in this journey of lifelong learning through a program of support. At NMHS, in

addition to moving the APC Fellowship into a free standing program, a committee

of APCs from the system (six hospitals and 30+ clinics), has been established to

oversee the practice of the APCs in regard to issues and concerns internally. This

committee meets quarterly. A Leadership Development Institute was developed

a few years back to allow experienced APCs to continue leadership training with

CEU’s provided. Continuing education clinical presentation evening programs

with a meal and a speaker has been implemented for all area NPs, employees or

not, for free. Fifty-five percent of primary care in northeast Mississippi is provided

by nurse practitioners. NPs are a necessary and important part of the health care

delivery system and need support in the competency process by all who are able

and willing to provide the safe, quality care that every Mississippian deserves.

The importance of membership in professional organizations is critical and the

dues and fees for the APC fellows are covered by the program.

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Linda Watkins, DNP, FNP-C

Biographical Profile: Linda M. Watkins, DNP, FNP-C, emergency nurse practitioner at the Jackson

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has served as a staff nurse on floor, the emergency

department, intensive care unit, and nursing supervisor. She has practiced at

hospitals in several states, including St. Louis, Missouri, Washington D. C., and

Jackson, Mississippi. Since 2003 Dr. Watkins has worked as a nurse practitioner

at the Jackson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In this role she not only practices

as a clinician in the emergency department, but also functions as a preceptor to

advanced practice nurses providing clinical experience related to acute and acute

on chronic disease management, quality assurance issues, and patient safety. She

has served as a Delegate to the Mississippi State Nurses Convention, and currently

is a member of the Mississippi Advanced Practice Council and the Mississippi

State Representative to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners which is

the largest NP organization in the world.

Statement of Intent

Currently Mississippi is 51st in the nation in patient hospital readmission rates, 48th

in access to medical care for our residents, and has the highest patient to physician

ratios (Commonwealth Fund, 2015). Many of the medical residents, with whom I

work, leave the state after graduating for better opportunities in what they believe

are more desirable parts of the United States. The number of nurse practitioners

allowed to practice in Mississippi is indirectly controlled by the Board of Medicine,

because we must have a formalized collaborative agreement. Our laws must be

changed if Mississippians are to receive improved access to healthcare. As the

Director of the Advanced Practice Council, I will work diligently on a state and

national level to remove the barriers that patients face.

To maximize healthcare for Mississippians, I believe that all disciplines and

professions should be allowed to practice to their fullest scope of training, be it

medicine, physical therapy, nursing, or pharmacy. We should join forces to bring

this to fruition.

During my term as Director of the Council on Advanced Practice Nursing, the

free standing clinic mileage was increased from 15 to 75 miles through educating

legislators and other elected officials about the critical services provided by

Advanced Practice Nurses. Advanced Practice Nurses need to understand that

their practice as they now know it could be lost by the stroke of a pen, through

regulation or legislation. Nurse Practitioners faced such a threat in the past

year. We must no longer bury our heads in the sand like an ostrich; now is the

time to take action and I intend to reach out to each Advanced Practice Nurse in

Mississippi to unite and speak with one voice. In 2013 the American Academy of

Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners merged into

the American Association of Nurse Practitioners forming the largest organization

for nurse practitioners in the world, since that time their accomplishments have

been many and their strength unimaginable.

Join me in speaking to the legislators, the Board of Nursing, the Board of Medicine,

and the patients with one voice that is strong and invincible.

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Duke’s Jazz Club Event

Come on out to the hottest club in town –

1920s style

Thursday, October 20th

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center

(Tickets: $45.00 each – Guests Invited)

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2016 Annual Convention Sponsorships

WEDNESDAY OPENING KEYNOTE SPONSOR

North Sunflower Medical Center

TOTE BAG SPONSOR

North Mississippi Medical Center

North Mississippi Medical Center is a 650 bed hospital located

in Tupelo, Mississippi. NMMC is currently hiring registered

nurses in multiple practice areas. If you are interested in

becoming part of our award winning team, visit www.nmhs.net.

T-SHIRT SPONSOR

Forrest General Hospital

Forrest General Hospital is the flagship hospital of Forrest

Health, a network of hospitals and clinics across 19 counties in

South Mississippi. Forrest General Hospital has grown into a

512-bed, Level II Regional Trauma Center and hospital system,

Forrest Health that supports outlying hospitals in caring for

their communities.

JOINT SESSION SPONSOR

United Healthcare Community Plan

of Mississippi

“Helping people live healthier lives” —more than a slogan

but a mission at the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of MS.

We aim to be the most trusted name in healthcare and work

diligently to get our 200,000+ members the best care.

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PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOP SPONSOR

Mississippi Nurses Foundation

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) is a 501(c) 3 charitable

organization established by the Mississippi Nurses Association

(MNA) in 1982. Headquartered at the Center for Nursing in

Madison, Mississippi, MNF is governed by a Board of Trustees,

appointed by the MNA Board of Directors. The primary

programs administered by the MNF include scholarship,

educational support, continuing education (CE), nursing

research, health promotion, and professional development.

MSDH/Office of Tobacco Control

Lanyard Sponsor

Mississippi Baccalaureate and

Higher Degree Nursing Council

The mission of the MBHD Nursing Council, comprised of eight

public and private universities, is to facilitate collaborative,

innovative educational solutions for improving healthcare,

enhancing professionalism, and meeting the needs of the

nursing workforce.

Diamond SPONSORSHIPS

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

Allegis Pharmaceuticals

Baptist Health Systems

Baptist Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Baptist Health

Systems, an integrated healthcare system based in Jackson.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare,

guided by our Christian faith. Baptist has applied for Magnet

Designation from ANCC.

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Hurst Review Services

Infirmary Health

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is a not-for-profit medical

complex providing specialties unique to the Coast: Neonatal

ICU, Level II Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center,

3D imaging, CyberKnife® and da Vinci® Si HD Robotic

Assisted Surgery. Learn more at www.gulfportmemorial.com.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Named the best hospital in Memphis, Tenn., for six consecutive

years by U.S. News and World Report, Methodist Le Bonheur

Healthcare is an integrated health care delivery system. Focus

areas include neurosciences, cardiology, oncology, transplant,

and pediatrics. www.methodisthealth.org.

My Merit Health – Jackson/Vicksburg

Mississippi Vein Institute

Mississippi Vein Institute is a medical practice located in

Madison, MS that specializes in the treatment of varicose veins,

spider veins, and venous ulcerations. We have performed

over 10,000 procedures using the CoolTouch endovenous

laser system.

Visit our website at: www.msvein.com

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University of Southern Mississippi

College of Nursing

The mission of Southern Miss College of Nursing is to enhance

the health and well-being of the people of the state of Mississippi

by preparing graduates at the baccalaureate, masters, and

doctoral level of education who are prepared to advance the

profession of nursing through education, scholarship, and

service.

University of Mississippi Medical Center

School of Nursing

Mississippi’s flagship nursing school, The University of

Mississippi School of Nursing offers bachelor’s, master’s, and

doctoral programs. To learn more about the School of Nursing,

located on the state’s only academic health science campus,

and its flexible, accessible and achievable programs, visit

www.umc.edu/son.

RUBY SPONSORS

Delta State University Robert E. Smith

School of Nursing

The Robert E. Smith School of Nursing prepares graduates to

be nurse leaders at the baccalaureate, master, and doctoral

levels. Programs are offered as Web-Enhanced [BSN] and

Online [RN-BSN, MSN, Post-Master’s Certificate, and DNP].

MORA / Donate Life Mississippi

MORA / Donate Life Mississippi is a not-for-profit organization

which sole mission is to inspire all Mississippians to save and

enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.

www.donatelifems.org

Mississippi University for Women

School of Nursing

Dare. Dream. Achieve

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Troy University

Troy University School of Nursing is accredited by ACEN.

Online programs include RN Mobility, FNP, Nursing Informatics

Specialist, Post Bachelors DNP, and Post Masters DNP. Troy

University’s tradition of teaching excellence dates back to its

founding, February 26,1887.

TUESDAY EVENING RECEPTION SPONSOR

William Carey University

Whether you are beginning your college education or

continuing on your educational pathway, William Carey

University offers the following flexible nursing programs to fit

your needs: Prelicensure BSN, RN-BSN, RN-MSN, MSN, MSN-

MBA, PhD (Education-Administration), and DNP to PhD

(Education).

WEDNESDAY EVENING RECEPTION SPONSOR

University of Mississippi

Alumni Association

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN, President, Nursing Alumni Chapter,

and the UMMC Office of Alumni Affairs invite all UMMC Alumni

to the Nursing Alumni and Friends Reception at 5:30pm.

ATTENDEE GIFT SPONSORS

Beekman 1802

Beekman 1802 salutes nurses everywhere. We hope this gift

makes your hard work go a little more smoothly. Thank you

for all you do!

Walgreens Store #4172, Biloxi, MS

William Roam

William Roam, creator of high-quality, American-made

personal care products for hotels proudly supports the

Mississippi Nurses’ Association as it educates, encourages

and advocates for nurses within our healthcare system.

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Special Thanks to the 2016

Convention Sponsors & Exhibitors

AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

Allegis Pharmaceuticals

Alliance Health Center

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

ATI Nursing Education

Aureus Medical Group

Ballyhoo Gifts and Garden Décor

Baptist Health Systems

Beekman 1802

B. Fine Art Jewelry

Capstone College of Nursing,

University of Alabama

Cardionics

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Cleveland Heart Lab

CMI

COPAC MS

Delta State University,

Robert E. Smith School of Nursing

Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker

Eli Lilly and Company

Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses

F.A. Davis Company

Forrest General Hospital

Health Forum

Hudspeth Regional Center

– DETECT of Mississippi

Hurst Review Services

Indianola Pecan Company

Infirmary Health

J&M Distribution

Kaplan Nursing

KISS Prep

Magnolia Health-Centene

Memorial Hospital Gulfport

Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Mississippi Association of Student Nurses

Mississippi Baccalaureate &

Higher Degree Nursing Council

Mississippi Disability Determination Services

Mississippi Nurses Foundation

Mississippi Nurses Foundation Office

of Tobacco Control

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

Mississippi Tobacco Quitline

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Mississippi University for Women

School of Nursing

Mississippi Vein Institute

MNA Districts 6, 8, 13, 18, 32

Mölnlycke Health Care

My Merit Health

NewSouth NeuroSpine

North Mississippi Medical Center

North Sunflower Medical Center

Ochsner Health Systems

Perfumania

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction

Prime Care Nursing

Regenesis Biomedical

Regions Bank

Samford University, Ida V. Moffett

School of Nursing

Singing River Health System

South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center

Southern Healthcare Agency

Specialized Treatment Facility,

MS Department of Mental Health

St. Dominic’s Hospital

Strayer University, Jackson, MS

The Gideons International

The Uniform Outlet

The Unique Boutique

The University of Southern Mississippi

Theravance Biopharma

Troy University

Tulane Health System

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi

University of Alabama Birmingham Medicine

University of Mississippi Medical Center

-Center for Telehealth

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Nursing Alumni Association

University of Mississippi Medical Center

School of Nursing

University of South Alabama College of Nursing

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

(UTHSC)

Walgreens Store #4172, Biloxi, MS

William Carey University School of Nursing

William Carey University Sigma Theta

Tau Chapter: Upsilon Theta

William Roam

Stone County Hospital

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MNA PAC ― GIVE!

MNA

PLEASE GIVE TO THE MNA

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE.

Together we can make a difference…

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Special Thanks

to the Provider Unit Committee and the Convention Planning Committee for

working so diligently to make the 2016 Annual Convention the BEST ever!

Provider Unit Committee

Director, Council on Nursing Education:

Deloris Slade, DNP(c), FNP-BC

Chairperson:

Marilyn Ellis, MSN, ANP-BC

Members:

Sheila Adams, MSN, RN, Ed.D

Lisa Byrd, PhD, GNP, FAANP

Mary Helen Connor, BSN, MPH, MCHES

Anne Everett, PhD, MSN, RN

Monica Jones, DNP, FNP-BC

Robbie Jones, MSN, NP-C, ADM-BC

Wanda Jones, MSN, RN, CENP

Bettye Logan, MSN, RN, CFNP

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

FNP-BC, CCRN

Cynthia Luther, DSN, MSN, BSN, ANP, GNP, FNP

Deborah Mauffrey, RN, CWOCN

Mary McNair, PhD, RN

LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC

Ka Russum, MPH, BSN

Convention Planning Committee

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs:

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN

Chairperson:

Teresa Stanford, DNP, FNP, RN

Members:

Michelle Atkinson, DNP, BSN, RN

Bess Blackwell, MSN, BSN, RN

Sandra Coleman, RN

Mary Crump, RN

Anne Everett, PhD, MSN, RN

Sarah Howell, MSN, RN

Alicia Ishee, BSN

Robbie Jones, MSN, NP-C, ADM-BC

Wanda Jones, MSN, RN, CENP

Bobbie Loveless, MSN

Alice Messer, DNP(c), MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Ka Russum, MPH, BSN

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Board Members 2016-2017

Executive Committee

Ka Russum, MPH, BSN, RN

President

Retired, Forrest General Hospital

Term 2014-2017

John T. Scarbrough, MBA

Treasurer

VP, Paul Moak Automotive, Inc.

Term 2014-2017

Betty Young-Cryer,

RN, MSN, NE-BC, CRRN

Vice President

Anderson Regional Medical

Center

Term 2015-2018

At Large Members

Estelle Watts,

DNP, RN, NCSN

Secretary

MS Department of Education

Term 2012-2015

Steve Brantley, MHSA, M.Ed.

At Large

Complete Physical Therapy

Term 2016-2019

Audwin Fletcher, PhD,

APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN

At Large

UMMC School of Nursing

Term 2016-2019

Olivia Martin, BA, M.Ed.

At Large

President, LivMore Consulting

Term 2015-2018

Terry G. Coffey, M.Ed.

At Large

Retired Educator

Term 2016-2019

Turry Flucker, MA

At Large

Mississippi Arts Commission

Term 2016-2019

Melissa Temple,

PhD, MSN, RN

At Large

Southwest Mississippi

Community College

Term 2016-2019

Cheryl J. Cooper,

BA, MS, MBA

At Large

CC Cooper

Communications

Term 2015-2018

Bobbie W. Loveless,

DNP, RN, CNE

At Large

William Carey University

Term 2016-2019

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The Mississippi Nurses Foundation

Scholarships and Stipends for 2016/2017

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation provides scholarships, stipends and grants to nursing students and

registered nurses throughout the state of Mississippi who are pursuing degrees in nursing. A glimpse

of MNF Scholarships offered for 2016-2017 are as follows:

Georgia B. Hall Award of Excellence $500

Submission deadline is December 15, 2016

Award date is January 15, 2017

Arthur L. Davis Scholarly Writing $1,000

Submission deadline is December 2, 2016

Award date is January 9, 2017

Betty Dickson Health Policy Scholarship up to $2,000

Submission deadline is January 13, 2017

Award date is February 10, 2017

Nurse Oneita Dongieux Scholarship $500

Submission deadline is February 3, 2017

Award date is March 10, 2017

MS Nurses Foundation School of Nursing Scholarship $1,000

Submission deadline is March 10, 2017 – Contact your School of Nursing

Award date will be at each School of Nursing Awards Day

Research Grants up to $2,000

Submission deadline is August 18, 2017

Award date is September 15, 2017

Car Tag Stipends $6,000

Submission deadline is June 16, 2017

Award date is July 14, 2017

MS School Nurse Association Scholarship $1,000

Submission deadline is June 16, 2017

Award date is July 14, 2017

Upcoming: Nurses in Need Program: Program designed to assist nurses in need of personal support

Please visit www.msnursesfoundation.com or call (601) 898-0850 for additional information.

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Coffee Club Application

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation Coffee Club was started in April 2009 with the support of Dr. Kim Hoover, Dean of the University of MS

School of Nursing, with her donation for MNF daily operations. The coffee club recognizes individuals who donate between $300- $5,000 or

more to the Foundation.

You can join today with a monthly donation of $25.00 to the Nurses Foundation. Please select your level of support for membership into the

Mississippi Nurses Foundation Coffee Club. Bank draft and credit card monthly donations will automatically renew every 12 months unless

notified by the donor.

______Espresso Level

$4,000 to $5,000----Two packages of MNF signature coffee and two coffee mugs, four tickets to all upcoming events sponsored by the

Foundation, recognition at MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter, recognition at the Mississippi Nurses Association

Annual Convention and a 4” X 8” engraved brick in the Mary E. Stainton Center for Nursing Garden.

______Cappuccino Level

$2,000 to $3,999----Two packages of MNF signature coffee and two coffee mugs, two tickets to all upcoming events sponsored by the

Foundation, recognition at MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter and recognition at the Mississippi Nurses

Association Annual Convention.

______Mocha Level

$500 to $1,999-----One package of MNF signature coffee and coffee mug, two tickets to one of MNF’s sponsored events, recognition at MNF’s

Philanthropy Day, Recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter and recognition at the Mississippi Nurses Association Annual Convention.

______ Coffee Level

$300 to $499 -----One package of MNF signature coffee and coffee mug, a ticket to one of MNF’s sponsored events, recognition at MNF’s

Philanthropy Day, recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter, and recognition at the Mississippi Nurses Association Annual Convention.

______No, I cannot join the Coffee Club but I will give a donation to support the MS Nurses Foundation.

( ) $25 ( ) $50 ( ) $75 ( ) $100 ( ) $150 ( ) $200 ( ) $250

Name ________________________________________________________

Please print

Address ______________________________________________________

City ______________________________ State ____________Zip _______

Phone: Home _______________________ Cell _______________________

Email address _________________________________________________

Method of Payment

Credit Card #___________________________________________Exp. Date_________3 digit code/ back of card _________Amount_______

( ) Amex ( ) MasterCard ( ) Visa

( ) Bank Draft 1 st or 15 th (circle one) Amount per month _____________________Month to start_______

Send a voided check to the MS Nurses Foundation

( ) One time payment for yearly membership_______________________________________________

Please include check or money order and mail it to the MS Nurses Foundation

( ) DONATE ONLINE at www.msnursesfoundation.com

Your tax deductible donation to the Coffee Club will help support the Nurses Foundation in its daily operations of carrying out its mission of raising, accepting and

dispersing charitable donations to promote professional nursing and better health in Mississippi. Sponsored events exclude the Nightingale Awards Gala.

Mississippi Nurses Foundation 31 Woodgreen Place Madison, MS 39110 Phone: (601) 898-0850 Fax: (601) 898-0190

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MNF Staff

Rosalyn Howard, Executive Director

rhoward@msnurses.org

Rosalyn Howard is the Chief Executive Officer of the foundation. She is responsible for securing funds in

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

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

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

the foundation to award nursing scholarships and to promote the professional image of nursing.

Kasey Dorr, MNF Executive Assistant

kdorr@msnurses.org

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

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

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

Awards. Kasey supports the Accreditation Administrator with MNF Continuing Education applications

and MNFs Board of Trustees when needed.

LaGina Walker, Development Officer

lwalker@msnurses.org

LaGina Walker provides support with event planning and fundraising for the Foundation. She is

responsible for communication with donors and supporters of MNF in securing funds that support

the organization’s mission. She provides communication to the Executive Director regarding potential

donors, she also manages donor relations and outreach with nursing students.

Susan Hart, CE Accreditation Administrator

Dr.susanhart@gmail.com

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

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

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

Susan works closely with the Approver Unit members and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s

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

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MNA Board of Directors

Debra Allen, MSN, RN

President

dallen@deltastate.edu

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

Vice President

tonyamoore2010@gmail.com

Sandi Arnold, MSN, RN

Secretary

sandi.arnold@hattiesburgclinic.com

Ann Barnes, BSN, RN

Treasurer

abarnes@pcnursing.com

Linda Watkins, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Council on Advanced Practice Nursing

w73124@aol.com

Deloris Slade, DNP(c), FNP-BC

Council on Education

delorisslade@aol.com

Tonya Harbison, PhD, RN

Council on Health Affairs

leetonyaharbison@bellsouth.net

Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC

Council on Nursing Practice

shondaphelon@msn.com

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

Council on Nursing Research

Jhod901816@aol.com

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN

Council on Organizational Affairs

ambermarnold@aol.com

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

tmalone@msnurses.org

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MNA District Presidents

DNA 1

Brenda Collins, MSN, RN, NP-C

bcollins@alcorn.edu

DNA 2

Tammy Livingston, MSN, RN

tlivingston@kdmc.org

DNA 5

Deborah Mauffray, RN, CWOCN

debmauffray@gmail.com

DNA 6

Terrie Gore, MSN, RN-BC

gore.tlgore@gmail.com

DNA 7

Linda Holmes, MSN, RN-BC

lholmes@forrestgeneral.com

DNA 8

Kimberly Cabe, FNP-BC

kimberlyfaith81@gmail.com

DNA 11

Teresa Windham, BSN, RN

twindhamdon@yahoo.com

DNA 12

Debbie Hoover, DNP, FNP-BC

debbie_0401@yahoo.com

DNA 13

Vanessa Daniel, NP-C

vanessa.daniel@live.com

DNA 15

Juanita Graham, DNP, RN, FRSPH

olemsrn@msn.com

DNA 16

Linda Todd, MS, BS, RN

ltodd@bellsouth.net

DNA 18

Lorraine Gaddis, PhD, FNP-BC

lkgaddis@muw.edu

DNA 21

Kaffie Burns-Denley

eiffak67@yahoo.com

DNA 23

Shelby Polk, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE

spolk@deltastate.edu

DNA 25

Robbie Jones, NP-C, FNP-BC

rljones8001@gmail.com

DNA 28

Linda Bowen, BSN, RN-BC

linda.bowen@bmhcc.org

DNA 31

Morgan Walter, BSN, RN

mdwalter1@gmail.com

DNA 32

Shelby Lipe, FNP, MSN

slipefnp@gmail.com

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MNA District Map

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MNA Staff

Teresa Malone, Executive Director

tmalone@msnurses.org

Teresa Malone is the Chief Executive Officer of the association. She is the liaison with the MNA Board

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

the organization and for representing the association with the other organizations, public officials, the

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

association.

Laura Fraiser, Executive Assistant

lfraiser@msnurses.org

Laura is the assistant to the Executive Director, she monitors legislative issues that pertain to health

affairs and circulates legislative updates and political mail-outs, she also prepares for Board meetings,

special events, and assists with other executive functions. Laura assists with the management of the

office information systems, and is responsible for disseminating new membership packets, membership

renewals, and continuing education activities.

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

dwalker@msnurses.org

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

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

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

for coordinating news releases and media relations. Dana supports the activities of the Council on

Nursing Education, the MNA Provider Unit, the Council on Organizational Affairs, and the Council on

Nursing Practice.

Deborah Norman, Finance Administrator / Membership Coordinator

dnorman@msnurses.org

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

events, and continuing education activities. She is also the Membership Coordinator and is the point

of contact for any membership questions, changes, renewals, updates, etc. Deborah also supports the

District Presidents with current membership information for each district.

Dionne Inman, Advanced Practice Coordinator / Publishing Coordinator

dinman@msnurses.org

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

to support activities relating to Nurse Practitioners. Dionne is editor of the quarterly newspaper,

The Mississippi RN and creates the E-newsletter—Members Only. She also creates the convention &

conference preview guides, books, brochures, district emails, and uploads information to the MNA

website.

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Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

LAYOUT

MS Coast Coliseum

&

Convention Center

2350 Beach Blvd

Biloxi, MS 39531

(228) 594-3700

PARKING

FOR

CONVENTION

Highway 90 west to Gulfport • Highway 90 east to the Beau

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