2017 Maryland Nurses Association Annual Convention

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114TH ANNUAL CONVENTION

NURSES: MAKING

CHANGE

TO IMPROVE CARE

OCTOBER 5TH, 2017

OCTOBER 5, 2017


2017 Maryland Nurses Association

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Convention Disclosures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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

President’s Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Staff and Consultants ............................................................ 11

Mission Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Distinguished Past Presidents ...................................................... 15

Past Award Winners ............................................................. 17

2017 Convention Schedule of Events ................................................ 31

Poster Presenters ............................................................... 37

Convention Contact Hours ........................................................ 42

Exhibitors ...................................................................... 43

Convention Sponsors/Contributors ................................................. 44

Convention Donations ............................................................ 44

Business Meeting Agenda ......................................................... 46

Bylaws ........................................................................ 48

FY 2017-2018 Working Budget ..................................................... 73

Organization Affiliates ............................................................ 74

Standing Committee Reports ...................................................... 76

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

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

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

Printed and Published for the Maryland Nurses Association by:

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency

517 Washington, P.O. Box 216, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

(319) 277-2414

www.marylandrn.org

Published by:

Arthur L. Davis

Publishing Agency, Inc.

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DISCLOSURES

2017 Maryland Nurses Association

Maryland Nurses Association – 114TH CONVENTION

Nurses: Making Change to Improve Care

Martin’s West | 6817 Dogwood Road | Baltimore, MD 21244

I. Criteria for Successful Completion

The criteria for successful completion is discussed by moderators prior to the beginning of the

sessions and listed in the convention booklet on page 42.

II. Conflicts of Interest

The planners and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships

with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

III. Commercial Support

This CNE activity does not have any commercial support.

IV. Sponsorship

This CNE activity is supported by an in-kind donation from: Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Inc.

and Kaplan Nursing in the form of an unrestricted educational grant to support the convention.

V. Non-Endorsement of Products

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

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

in this activity.

VI. Off-label Product Use

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

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

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

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

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

NURSES: MAKING CHANGE TO IMPROVE CARE

Welcome to the

114th Annual Convention of the

Maryland Nurses Association

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

Red Ribbons – MNA Member

Green Ribbons – Student

Convention Planning Committee

Yellow Ribbons

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

Continuing Education: Presenters & Poster Session Subcommittee

Denise A. Moore, PhD, APRN-BC - Chair

Mary Beachley, BS, RN

Mary Emma Middleton, CRNP

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Kathy Martin, DNP, RN, CNE

Exhibitors/Vendors/Marketing Subcommittee

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

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

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

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

Moderators & Volunteers Subcommittee

Cindy Bennoit, RN, BSN – Co-Chair

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

Carol Fickinger, RN, BSN, MPA

MNA Staff

Ed Suddath, Chief Staff Officer

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

Marie Ciarpella, Bookkeeper

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GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to the Maryland Nurses Associations 114th

Annual Convention. This year there are several changes

which we hope will make this learning experience

meaningful and enjoyable. Our theme this year, “NURSES:

MAKING CHANGE TO IMPROVE CARE” focuses attention

on the everyday actions of Maryland’s Registered Nurses

as they provide excellent care. The location is a new one,

Martin’s West in Baltimore and we are trying a one-day

meeting this year. As you walk about, attend the educational sessions and look at the exciting

posters, take time to give feedback to any board member or Convention Planning Committee

member. Remember, this event is planned for you and we welcome your reactions and

suggestions.

Jo Fava Hochuli, Chair of the MNA Convention Planning Committee, has once again

coordinated and lead the committee members in the development of an outstanding

educational event. When you see Jo and other members of the committee, take time to thank

them for a planning job that takes a year to complete. Our small, but mighty MNA staff – Ed

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

Services and Office Manager) and Marie Ciarpella (Bookkeeper) – contribute in ways that are

too numerous to list. Give them a smile and a “thank you” as you see them.

It is always a pleasure to spend time with old friends and colleagues and to make new

connections with new members, students and exhibitors. Please stop me to let me know how

we can better serve you as a state organization.

Thank you for your participation at this year’s convention. While you are here make contact with

some of the MNA board members and find out about new initiatives and ways in which you

can participate. Many times, participation can consist of a monthly committee phone meeting,

something that fits easily into work and family time. YOUR participation can help make a

change that improves care and move the nursing profession forward.

Sincerely,

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

President

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kathy Ogle

President

Karen Evans

President-Elect

Mary Kay DeMarco

Vice President

Jo Fava Hochuli

Secretary

Barbara Biedrzycki

Treasurer

Jaime Striplin Charlotte Wood Cindy Bennoit

Debra Disbrow Sadie Parker Janice Clements

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Officers

President

President-Elect

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Kathleen Ogle, FNP-BC, PhD, RN

Karen Evans, MSN, RN-BC

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE

Jo Fava Hochuli, MS, RN

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

Board of Directors

Jaime Striplin, MSN

Charlotte Wood, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

Cindy Bennoit, RN, BSN

Debra Disbrow, MSN, RN

Sadie Parker, RN, MA, BSN

Janice Clements, MSN, BSN, RN

District Presidents/Chairs

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 5

District 7

District 8

District 9

Jeannie Siefarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

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

Donna Downing-Corddry, BSN, RN, CAPA

Harolda Hedd-Kanu, MS, RN-BC

Sadie Parker, RN, MA, BSN

Sandy Vegh, MS, RN

Melissa Henderson, RN

Staff

Chief Staff Officer

Director of Continuing Education

Application Services and Office Manager

Bookkeeper

Ed Suddath

Susan Prentice

Marie Ciarpella

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

MISSION STATEMENT

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

policies supporting the highest quality healthcare, safe environments, and

excellence in nursing.

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

Respect

Approved BOD September 2014

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

DISTINGUISHED PAST PRESIDENTS

M. Adelaide Nutting 1904-1906

Mary C. Packard 1906-1908

Sarah E. Parsons 1908-1909

Georgina C. Ross 1909-1911

Reba Thelin Foster 1911-1913

Ethel Palmer Clarke 1913-1915

Elsie M. Lawler 1915-1927

Jane E. Nash 1927-1936

Maud M. Gardner 1936-1944

Elizabeth Norwood 1944-1948

Margaret Ann Henshaw 1948-1949

Marsha Johnson 1949-1950

Ethel Turner 1950-1952

Sr. M. Florence Garner 1952-1953

Anna E. Holmes 1953-1955

M. Elizabeth Pickens 1955-1957

Ann Klingelhofer 1957-1958

Alice J. Akehurst 1958-1960

Eleanor J. Smith 1960-1962

Alice J. Akehurst 1962-1963

Alice M. Sundberg 1963-1967

Genevieve Jordan 1967-1971

Clare Kimbro 1971-1973

Jean Galkin 1973-1975

Margaret B. Keller 1975-1977

Jane Dawson 1977-1979

Bonnie Rogers 1979-1981

Rosetta Sands 1981-1982

Barbara Santamaria 1982-1985

Lynada Johnson 1985-1987

Kathleen M. White 1987-1989

Addie Eckardt 1989-1991

Nancy McCaslin 1991-1993

Gregory Paul 1993-1995

Kathryn V. Hall 1995-1997

Madeline Turkeltaub 1997-1999

Mary L. Beachley 1999-2001

George Paul 2001-2003

Denise A. Moore 2003-2005

Sandra H. Bryan 2005-2007

Rosemary E.S. Mortimer 2007-2009

Patricia Travis 2009-2011

Neysa Ernst 2011-2013

Janice Hoffman 2013-2015

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

PAST AWARD WINNERS

1985

Membership Award

Outstanding Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

1986

Membership Recruitment Award

Honorary Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

1987

Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

1988

Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Legislator of the Year Award

1989

Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Carol Bragg, RN

Karen Gammon, RN, MS

Marie McCarthy, RN, MS, CS

Delegate Larry Young

Lucy Fink, RN, MS

Carol Bragg, RN

Betty Putman, RN

Helen Bissett, RN, MS

Senator Arthur Dorman

Nancy McCaslin, RN, MS

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

E. Elizabeth Derr, RN, MS

Diana Donegan, RN, BSN

JoAnn Lee, RN, BSN

Mr. J. Sidney King

Patricia M. Jones, RN, MS

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

Nancy A. Pashby, RN, BSN

Lois Macomber, RN

Nancy K. Howard, RN, MS

Mary Etta Roberts, RN, MSN

Honorable Donna M. Felling

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

Genevieve M. Jordan, RN, MS

Debbie Gilbert Kramer, RN, MS, CRNP

Roberta Niklewski, RN, MS

Patricia Papa, RN, C, MSN, PNP

Lynn Klair, RN, MS, C

Delegate H.R. Hergenroeder, Jr.

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

1990

Membership Recruitment Award

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

Outstanding Leadership Award

Joan Creasia, RN, PhD

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award Frances A. William, RN, MS, CNS

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award Margaret M. DeStefanis, RN, MSN

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award Veronica Noah, RN, BSN, CRNI

Outstanding Health Information Award Cumberland Broadcasting

Company, WCBC-1270AM

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award Margo Chaney Cockey, RN, MSN, CRNP

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award Dorothy E. Culb, RN, BSN

Legislator of the Year Award

Delegate Barbara Kreamer

1991

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

1992

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Award

1993

Legislative Award

Legislative Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nurse Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

1994

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislative Recognition Awards

Health Policy Recognition Award

Certificate of Appreciation

Outstanding Health Information Award

Search for Excellence Award

Sheila Todd Eliasberg, RN, MS, C, CS

Gail Mazzoco, RN, EdD

Judith A. Menges, RN, C

Maggie Neal, RN, PhD

Shirley Van Zandt, CRNP, MSN

Kathleen Stilling, MSN, CRNP

Lisa A. Seldomridge, MSN, RN

Sarah Cromwell, BSN, RN

Jeanette Boyer, MS, RN

Carol Schatzman, RN

Laurie Thomas

John Stierhoff

Brenda Adkins, RN, BS, CAN

Susan Appling, RN, MS, CRNP

Leola Washington, RN, BS, MPH

Laurie Pasieka, BS, RN

Barbara E. Hanley, RN, Ph.D

Delegate Robert Hergenroeder

Senator Paula Hollinger, RN

Senator Lawrence Levitan

Senator Patricia Sher

Delegate Virginia Thomas

Marilyn Goldwater, RN

Ruth Hans, RN

J.R. Robey-WCBC, Cumberland

Leola Washington, RN, BSN, MPH

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

Search for Excellence Special Recognition

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

AJN/Maryland Nurses Association

Writing Award

Laurie Pasieka, RN, BSN, CDE

Judith Westing, RN, MS

Patricia A. Abbott, RN, MS

Barbara A. Kellam, RN, PhD

Bonnie Lee Legge, BSN, MEd, MS

Mary H. Palmer, RN, C, PhD, FAAN

1995

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

ANJ/Maryland Nurses Association

Writing Award

1996

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

1997

Legislator of the Year Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

1998

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

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Mary L. Beachley, RN, MS, CEN

Peggy Soderstrom, RN, PhD

Mary Ellen Lloyd

Deborah R. Cox, RNC, BS, MS

Barbara E. Richardson, RN, BS

Sylvia A. Ridenous, RN, BSN

Janet Cogliano, RN, DNSc

Peggy Soderstrom, RN, PhD

Jeanette Boyer, RN, MS, BSN

Times-News Newspaper

Mary L. Beachley, RN, MS, CEN

Sandra Bryan, RN, BSN, CPAN

Shirley Morgan, RN, MS, BSN

Delegate Shirley A. Nathan-Pulliam,

RN, BSN, MAS

Marquerite Wilson, RN, MSN, CS-P

The Herald Mail, Lifestyle Section

Lisa PreJean, Editor

Ellen Ristorcelli, RN, BSN, MPA

Carol Ann S. Sullivan, RN, PhD

Elizabeth Minnick, RN, BSN

Speaker Casper R. Taylor

Maryland General Assembly

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

Anne Coleen Bertsch, RN, MS

Liz Spellman, Editor and

Melissa Bright, President

Brereton Enterprises

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

1999

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

2000

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

2001

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Advanced Clinical Nurse Ward

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Jane Escher, RN, BSN, MPA

Tina Zimmerman, RN, MSN

Diane Wright, RN, BS

Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD RN, FAAN

Lori Tindall, RN, MS, CS-P

Delegate Ronald A. Guns

M. Julia Pannell, RN

Kathleen Yanks, MS, RN

Cumberland Times News

Mona Ridder

Frederick Memorial Hospital’s

Wellness Center

Karen Shaffer, MS, RN

Juanita G. Bland, RN

Phyllis Williams Sharps, PhD, RN

Judy Menges, RN

Nancy C. Fowler, RN

Helen Jane Wobbeking, RN

Jane Flowers, RN, MSN, RNFA,CNOR

Deborah R. Cox, RN, MSN, CRNP

M. Dawne Barnes, RN

Delegate Joan B. Pitkin

Denise A. Moore, MS, RN, CNS

Judith A. Hines, RN, MS

Studio 83 Productions, Inc.

Barbara Rogue, RN, JD

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

2002

Delegate Adrienne A. Mandel

Mary Patricia Howard, RN, BSN, MSN

Marcia Zanger, RN, CRNI

Melissa E. Meyers, RN

Linda Santmyire, RN

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

2003

Centennial

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

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

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

Outstanding Health Information Award Life Bridge Health

Diane Johnson/Rudy Miller

Outstanding Leadership Award

Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Rosemary Mortimer, RN, MS, MSEd

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award Carol J. Bickford, PhD, RN, BC

M. Kathleen Smith, MScED, RN, BC

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

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award Catherine Vestraci, RN, C

Legislator of the Year Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

2004

2005

Senator George W. Della, Jr.

Senator Thomas M. Middleton

Nancy McCaslin, MS, C, RN

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

Marla Oros, BSN, MS, RN

2006

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Special Recognition Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Senator Sharon M. Grosfeld

H. Jane Wobbeking, RN

Senator Paula C. Hollinger

Vicky Kent, PhD, RN, CNE

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

Joan Kub, PhD, RN, CS

Brenda M. Afzal, RN, MS

Outstanding Advanced Practice

Clinical Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Special Recognition Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year Award

2007

2008

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN,

Elise Handelman, RN, EDd, FAAOHN

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN

Delegate Anne Kaiser

Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

Delegate Marilyn R. Goldwater

Keisha S. Walker, RN, MS

Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

2009

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Karen Minor, MS, CRNP

Legislator of the Year Award

Delegate James W. Hubbard

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Stacy L. Cottingham, MS. RN

Outstanding Leadership Award

Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, CNAA

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year Award

2010

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

Delegate Sue Kullen

2011

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Outstanding Advanced Clinical

Practice Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

2012

2013

Legislator of the Year

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Advanced Practice

Clinical Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN

Delegate Pete Hammen

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rosemary Mortimer, MS, MSEd, RN

Barbara Bilconish, MSN, RN-BC

Laura Taylor, PhD, RN

Elizabeth Soland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC

Linda Gerson, PhD, RN, PHMCNS-BC

Diane Aschenbrenner, MS, RN

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith,

BSN, JD

Sharon Stagg, RN, BSN

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Leisa Douglas, BSN, MBA

Marianne McKiernan, RN

Rose Essex, RN

Delegate Dan Morhaim, MD

Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN

Christie Simon-Waterman, MSN, CRNP

Karen Evans, MSN, RN-BC

Mary Katherine Donnelly,

ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, DNP

Sharon Kozachik, PhD, RN

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP

Mary Beth Zaber, MS, RN

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

2014

Special Recognition Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Advanced Practice

Clinical Award

Stierle Exemplary Service Award

2015

Legislator of the Year

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Outstanding Advanced Practice

Clinical Award

Stierle Exemplary Service Award

2016

Legislator of the Year

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nurse Practice Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Stierle Exemplary Service Award

Delegate James W. Hubbard

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE and

Josie Ogaitis, MS, RN

Mary Fey, PhD, RN

Sherry Perkins, RN, PhDD

Barbara Nubile, MSN, RN

Barbara Dobish, MSN, RN

Brooke Bucci, BSN, RNC

Linda Stierle, MSN, RN

Delegate Bonnie Cullison

Shirley Devaris, RN

Mary Jean Schumann, MBA, MSN, RN

Janice Hoffman, RN, PhD, ANEF

Jonas Nguh, PhD, MSN, FACHE, FNAP,

NEA-BC, RN

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

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC

Tammy Slater, DNP, RN, ACNP

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Senator Jamie Raskin

Nancy Mattucci, MSN, RN

Janiece Walker, MSN, PhD, RN

David Parker, RN

Phanedra Harper, RN, MSN-BC

Michael Sanchez, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC

Nancy Sullivan, DNP, RN

Audra Rankin

Janice Hoffman, RN, PhD, ANEF

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

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

114TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OCTOBER 5, 2017

NURSES: MAKING CHANGE TO IMPROVE CARE

Martin’s West | 6817 Dogwood Road | Baltimore, MD 21244

6 contact hours available. To receive contact hours, attendees must attend the entire day.

No partial credit is awarded.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

7:30 – 7:55 AM Registration/Exhibitors/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:15 AM Opening Session

Welcome:

Keynote:

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

President, Maryland Nurses Association

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN

Vice President, American Nurses Association

Nurses: Change starts with YOU!”

Kathy Ogle

9:15 – 9:25 AM Break/Exhibitors/Begin viewing posters

9:30 - 10:30 AM Concurrent Session 1

Ernest Grant

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

Addressing the nurse

faculty shortage using

a comprehensive needs

assessment: Preliminary

findings

Judith M Jarosinski,

PhD, RN, CNE

Lisa A. Seldomridge,

RN, PhD

Tina Reid, RN, EdD

Salisbury University

Making a Leadership

Transition: Easy Does It

Kathleen T. Ogle PhD, RN,

FNP-BC, CNE

Hayley Mark, PhD, RN,

FAAN

Towson University

A Culture of Health-Targeting

Substance Use in Women of

Reproductive Age

Betsy Bridget, MSN/ED, CRNP

Michael Bridgett, CRNP

Calvert County Health

Department

Overcoming Barriers to

Health Promotion in the

Homeless Population Using

Nursing Theories

Kathi Johnson, MS, RN

Johns Hopkins University

School of Nursing

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

Enhancing Community

Disaster Resilience Through

Collaboration Between

the Medical Reserve Corps

and Baccalaureate Nursing

Curriculum

Ronna Schrum,

DNP, RN, CRNP

Frostburg State University

Mary C. Bridenhagen,

MPA, BSN, RN, CMDN

Maryland Responds

Advisory Council

Enumerating and

Characterizing Maryland’s

Public Health Nurses

Workforce: Impact on

Population Health, Well-Being

and Health Equity

Carolyn Nganga-Good,

MS, RN, CPH

Robert Wood Johnson

Foundation (PHNL Program)

Mary O’Brien, RN

Talbot County

Health Department

11:40 – 12:40 AM Poster Session/Visit Exhibitors

12:40 - 1:45 PM Lunch and Networking

1:50 - 2:50 PM Concurrent Session 3

Nurse Leadership Engagement

and the Impact on New to

Practice Nurse Satisfaction and

Commitment

Sasha McNeely, MSN, RN

Angela Renkema,

BSN, RN, RN-BC

Medstar Washington Hospital

Center

Transforming the way acute

care nurses think about

preventive cancer screening:

The Silverman Family

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Program

Marjorie W. Locke, BSN, RN

Medstar Washington

Hospital Center

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

Utilizing Geo-Maps for

Association Management:

The Who, What, Where and

Why of Membership

Beverly Lang,

MScN, RN, ANP-BC

The Implementation of Code

Blue Debriefing in the Critical

Care Unit at Mercy Medical

Center

Melissa Eberhard,

BSN, RN, CCRN

Reducing Surgical Site Infections

by Going Back to Basics

Ellen Amalfitano RN, MPH, PhD

LeeAnn Yarbrough,

RN, BSN, MBA

A CNS-Led Initiative to Prevent

Aspiration Pneumonia

Beth Cipra,

DNP, APRN-CNS, CCRN-K

Frederick Memorial Hospital

NPAM/MNA

Mercy Medical Center

Premier, Inc.

2:55 – 3:55 PM Concurrent Sessions 4

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

Using Standardized Patients

to Improve Nursing Students’

Knowledge and Attitudes

towards Mental Illness

Debra W. Webster,

PhD, RN, CNE

Amanda J. Willey,

RN, MS, CCHP

Lisa A. Seldomridge,

RN, PhD

Nurse Manager Succession

Planning

Martha Saroop

MS, RN, CEN, NE-BC

North West Hospital

A Standardized Charge Nurse

Bedside Hand-off Process for

the Intermediate Care Unit

Barbara Bosah,

BSN, RN, PCCN

Cindy Dove,

MS, RN

University of Maryland Medical

Center

CLABSI Reduction – On the Road

to Zero!

Sharon Tylka,

MSN, RN, NE-BC

Terri Palazzo,

MS, RN, FACHE

Mary Linthicum,

BSN, RN

Teresa Kostelec, MSN, RN, CEN

Salisbury University

Fatima Bah, MSN, RN

Mercy Medical Center

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Psychiatric Nurse Coordinator needed

for Chesapeake Connections

Mosaic Community Services is dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals

with mental illness and addictions through comprehensive health services.

Chesapeake Connections provides 24/7 wrap-around services

for SPMI Consumers in Baltimore

Please contact Denise Chatham at denise.chatham@mosaicinc.org

with any questions regarding this position.

Apply online at mosaicinc.org

Recovery | Quality | Respect

Maryland

Organization for

Associate Degree

Nursing

RN HOME CARE

RN HOSPICE

We Provide:

• Excellent Pay

• Benefits

• Flexible Schedules

You may call Sally at 734-343-6546

or email your resume to

falsetts@trinity-health.org

Veterans are encouraged to apply

Mercy Medical Center

Join Mercy’s Team Today

Now recruiting for immediate Full- and Part-Time positions.

Career

Advancement

Spirit of

Compassion

Collaborative

Team

Extraordinary Nurses. Exceptional Opportunities.

Become a member of Mercy’s Nursing Team.

CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES:

• New clinical ladder opportunities

• Competitive salary and benefits package

• Flexible schedules & tuition reimbursement

Bring your nursing experience to our Magnet®-designated health care facility,

named as one of the Top 20 Nurse Friendly Hospitals in the U.S.

Mercy Medical Center is seeking Nurses to join our respected team.

(Current RN licensure required; one year of experience and BSN preferred.)

Email resume to: nurserecruitment@mdmercy.com

Apply online: www.mdmercy.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

MD-OADN – State Chapter for

Organization for Associate

Degree Nursing (OADN)

OADN Mission Statement:

Promote Associate Degree Nursing

through education, leadership, inclusivity,

collaboration, and advocacy, to ensure

excellence in the profession

To join: www.oadn.org

Become a Member

Upcoming Events:

• MD-OADN Annual Conference –

October 27, 2017

Howard Community College

• OADN 2017 Convention

November 17-19, 2017 Scottsdale, AZ

Contact: Nancy Perry

nperry@carrollcc.edu

Mercy Medical Center • 301 St. Paul Place • Baltimore, MD 21202

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4:00 – 5:00 PM Poster Session/Visit Exhibitors

4:00 – 5:45 PM Annual Business Meeting and Presentation of MNA Awards & NFM

Scholarships – (there is no fee to attend this meeting)

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

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

Lodging Information

If you require lodging, there are two hotels next to Martin’s West:

Hampton Inn & Suites

Quality Inn Windsor Mill

1810 Belmont Avenue 1806 Belmont Avenue

Windsor Mill, MD 21244 Windsor Mill, MD 21244

410-281-1111 1-866-238-4218

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nursingALD.com

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2017 POSTER PRESENTERS

1. An On-Site Health Home for Homeless Men in Addiction Recovery

Mary Lashley, PhD, RN, PHNCS, BC

Towson University

2. Measuring Caring Behaviors of Nursing Students

Mary Gergis, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN

Towson University

3. Nursing and Nurse Faculty Shortage: New Directions for Maryland

Peggy Daw, DNP, RN-BC, CNE

Maryland Higher Education Commission

4. Brain Freeze! A Bedside Nursing Checklist for Therapeutic Hypothermia

Christa Stultz, BSN, RN, CCRN

University of Maryland Medical Center

5. Vascular Access Low Fidelity Simulation

Helen Carr, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Michelle Hopson, MSN, RN, BC

Saint Agnes Hospital

6. Nursing Students Serving as Peer Mentors-Educators for Adult with Autism

Mary Sharon Curran, MS, RN

Briana Snyder, PhD, RN-BC, CNE

Towson University

Amanda Bisesi, MS, RN

Towson University, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

7. Who will replace us? Creating a diverse faculty for the future

Judith M Jarosinski, PhD, RN, CNE

Lisa A. Seldomridge, RN, PhD

Tina Reid, RN, EdD

Salisbury University

8. Coordination of Care in Doctoral of Nursing Practice Education: A Qualitative Study

Karen Scheu, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC

University of Maryland School of Nursing & The Esperanza Health Center

Charon Burda, DNP, PMHNP-BC

University of Maryland School of Nursing

9. The Impact of Bullying on Nurses’ Health

Kathi Johnson, MS, RN

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

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2017 POSTER PRESENTERS

10. Cecil-Harford Academic Progression in Nursing Initiative

Laura Schenk, MS, RN

Harford Community College & Cecil College

11. Cecil-Harford Academic Progression in Nursing Initiative:

Developing Professional Nurses to Promote Lifelong Learning

Laura Schenk, MS, RN

Harford Community College & Cecil College

12. Strategies for Nurses Shortage in the OR: Innovations for a New Era

Yuntrill Felton, RN, MSN, CNOR

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

13. A Caring Approach: Building Confidence in Nursing Students During Simulation

Rose Marie Feudale, MSN, RN, CPN

Notre Dame of Maryland

14. Utilizing a Specialized Orientation to Enhance New Staff Knowledge and Confidence

Dave Lynch, RN, BSN

Mercy Medical Center

15. Best Practices for Critical Care Unit Patient Experience Feedback

Aurica Cazac, BSN, RN, CCRN

Stacey Trotman, MSN, RN, CCRN

Mercy Medical Center

16. Group Peer Review Initiation in the Division of Nursing

Julia Irwin, BSN, RN

Mercy Medical Center

17. A comparative study of the learning experiences of CAEL and non-CAEL RN-to-BSN

graduates with research analysis and synthesis

Tijuana Griffin, PhD, MSN, RN

Washington Adventist University

18. Going the Distance with B16’s Joint Journey Patients

Christine Padula, BSN, RN

Jennifer Jasion, BSN, CMSRN

Liselle Richards, BSN, CMSRN

Mercy Medical Center

19. Reduce/eliminate immediate use steam sterilization (IUSS)

Brian Smith, BS, MHA, CRCST

Mercy Medical Center

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2017 POSTER PRESENTERS

20. Supporting Professional Advancement in Nursing (SPAN)

Program Mentorship Model: Leveraging Mentorship to contribute

to nurse retention and career progression

Sarah Schneider-Firestone, MSW

Kimberly McIltrot, DNP, CPNP, CWOCN

Tener Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN

Nicole Johnson, MSN, RN, ONC

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

21. It All Begins in the Classroom: Educating Advanced Practice Nursing Students to Drive

Change Through Advocacy and Professionalism

Josephine Fava Hochuli, MS, RN

Kathleen Woodruff DNP, ANP-BC

Sharon O’Neill JD, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PPNP-BC

University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak School of

Social Work Department of Nursing

22. Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Interventions on Adolescent Youths

Caroline Greiner MSN (cont.), RN

Pei-Ying Chuang PhD, MSN, RN

University of Maryland School of Nursing

23. Rural Mobile Health Clinics for Low Income Individuals With Hypertension

Iheoma Orduh MSN (cont.), RN

Pei-Ying Chuang PhD, MSN, RN

University of Maryland School of Nursing

24. Play it safe- appropriate nursing unit assignment of patients in the

Department of Medicine

Regina Hendrix RN-BC, MSN, MPA

Johns Hopkins Hospital

25. Therapeutic Communication and Patient Satisfaction

Rezvaneh Goodarzi

Notre Dame of Maryland University

26. Integrating Reflective Practice in Nursing Pedagogy

Mary Bantell EdD, RN

Trinity Washington University

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2017 POSTER PRESENTERS

27. Improving patient safety and avoiding opioid over sedation through

use of the Pasero Opioid-Induced Sedation Scale (POSS) in the

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Jennifer King MSN, RN, CPAN

Kim Brus BSN, RN, CPAN

Jessica Walker BSN, RN, RN-BC

Michelle Lusby BSN, RN, CPAN

Ann Pennington BSN, RN

Anne Arundel Medical Center

28. Evaluating a Staff Support Program: Resilience in Stressful Events (RISE)

Gena Stiver Stanek MS, RN, APRN-CNS, CNS-BC

University of Maryland Medical Center

29. Vital Sign Collection Frequency in Postoperative Patients on the

Reston Hospital Surgical Unit

Emma Kurnat-Thoma PhD, MS, RN

Cherry Chua BSN, RN-BC, ONC

Glorence Israel BSN, RN-BC

Tess Acevedo BSN, RN-BC

Nancy Susco MSN, NE-BC, RN-BC, ONC

Reston Hospital Center

Rashmi Ghei MSHCM

Marymount University

Kayuri Shah BS

Virginia Commonwealth University

Katy Meilleur PhD, PPCNP-BC

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research

30. Impact of a Nursing Protocol for Discharge Readiness Assessment on Readmission

and Return to Emergency Department Within 30 Days Post-Discharge

Cathaleen Ley Ph.D, RN

Justin Bowser MS, RN

Mary Ann Julian BSN, RN

Stephanie Taylor RN, BSHC

Anne Arundel Medical Center

31. Compassion Fatigue: When Caregiving Wears You Down

Mary Sharon Curran MS, RN

Towson University

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2017 POSTER PRESENTERS

32. Leading the Way to Responsible Health

Brenda Owens FNP-BC, MSN, RN

Cheryl Nelson MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, RN

Allegany College of Maryland, Nurse Managed Wellness Clinic

Other Educational Submissions

(no contact hours awarded)

White Papers

Nurses’ Role in Antibiotic Stewardship Practices

Brandy Brown M.A., BSN, RN-BC

ANA/CDC

A Qualitative Study to Explore and Understand Staff Nurse Decision Making

in Activating the Rapid Response Team

Mariel Parrish BSN, RN

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Poster

Board Self-Assessments and Evaluations: Tools for Growth

Barbara Bierdzyki PhD, CRNP, AOCNP

Sadie Parker MA, RN

Madelyn Danner MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE

MNA District 7

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CONVENTION CONTACT HOURS

Maximum contact hours for attending PODIUM SESSIONS: 5.0

TO OBTAIN FIVE (5.0) CONTACT HOURS FOR PODIUM SESSIONS

Attendees must:

1. Provide a legible signature and valid email address when signing in

at the registration desk on-site on the day of the convention.

2. Attend the full day of the convention. Partial credit will not be awarded

if you do not attend for the full day.

3. Attend each of the self-selected educational sessions in its entirety.

Individuals who provide a legible signature and valid email address at registration will be emailed

a link to complete an online evaluation for the podium sessions by October 20, 2017.

Once you have completed the on-line evaluation, you must reply to the email that you received

containing the education link from sprentice@marylandrn.org confirming you have completed

the podium sessions evaluation to receive your certificate.

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

completed the podium sessions evaluation.

Maximum contact hours for attending POSTER SESSION: 1.0

TO OBTAIN ONE (1.0) CONTACT HOUR FOR THE POSTER SESSION

Attendees must:

1. Provide a legible signature and valid email address at the beginning

of one of the two poster sessions

2. Spend a minimum of 60 minutes to review posters

3. Review posters, complete the on-line evaluation on-site of the posters viewed,

sign the attestation and provide a valid email address.

Individuals who provide a legible signature and a valid email address at the poster session

registration will be emailed their certificate by October 27, 2017.

Poster Session Review Instructions will be provided during the Poster Session

in the poster session room.

Duplicate certificates will not be available.

The Maryland Nurses Association’s accredited provider status refers only to its continuing

education activities and does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement

by any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of any

company subsidizing costs related to the activity.

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Exhibitors

American Sentinel University

Coppin State University

Correct Care Solutions

Doctors Community Hospital

Equity Prime Mortgage

Frostburg State University

Gideons International

Grand Canyon University

Hospice of the Chesapeake

Hurst Review Services

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Kaplan Nursing

Living Legacy Foundation

MD Relay

MNA Ethics Committee

MNA Legislative Committee

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Notre Dame of Maryland University

One Main Personal Loans

Pfizer

Stevenson University

Symtech Solutions

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Washington Adventist University

Western Governors University

Wexford Health Sources, Inc.

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Convention Sponsors/Contributors

Florence Nightingale Level $2,501 - $5,000

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

Isabel Hampton Robb Level $1,000 - $2,500

Mary Eliza Mahoney Level $500 - $999

Equity Prime Mortgage

Clara Barton Level $250 - $499

Kaplan Nursing

Suzie Walking Bear Yellow Tail Level $100 - $249

Lillian Wald Level $25 - $99

Linda Richards Level $1 - $24

Convention Donations

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

Kaplan Nursing

Convention Program

Bags

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NURSING FOUNDATION OF MARYLAND

Thank You!

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

Agency Scholarship.

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

scholarship awarded in their name.

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

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

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

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

Thanks also to the many individuals who have made donations to the

Foundation’s Scholarship Funds.

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

Annual Business Meeting Agenda

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 4:00 PM

OPENING OF THE MEETING

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Credentials Committee Report

Standing Rules

Approval of the Agenda

INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS

Past Presidents

Maryland Board of Nursing

Maryland Association of Nursing Students

Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives

RECOGNITION OF DISTRICT PRESIDENTS

RECOGNITION OF AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

NIGHTINGALE TRIBUTE

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS

INTRODUCTION OF CONVENTION PLANNING COMMITTEE

INTRODUCTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

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

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS/REPORT

Kathy Ogle, FNP-BC, PhD, RN

MINUTES

Jo Fava-Hochuli, MS, RN

TREASURER’S REPORT

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, AOCNP, CRNP

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NEW BUSINESS

TELLER’S REPORT

INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS

ADJOURNMENT

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Business Meeting Standing Rules

GENERAL PROCEDURE:

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

recognition, and give name and district.

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

unless given permission.

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

present and voting.

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

DEBATE AND VOTING:

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

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

the structural unit having jurisdiction over the subject matter for study and

recommendation.

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

be received by a majority at the convention for consideration. This is nondebatable.

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

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

authority they are issued and shall be sent to the Secretary.

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ASSOCIATION

OCTOBER 2016 BYLAWS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Articles of Incorporation for the Maryland Nurses Association ..........1

Article I Name, Mission, Purposes and Functions .....................5

Section 1. Name ................................................................ 5

Section 2. Mission ............................................................... 5

Section 3. Purposes ............................................................. 5

Section 4. Functions . ............................................................ 5

Article II Relationships, Memberships, Constituents and Affiliations .................... 6

Section 1. Relationship to American Nurses Association ................................. 6

Section 2. MNA Members ......................................................... 6

Section 3. Constituent Association .................................................. 9

Section 4. Organizational Affiliates ................................................. 10

Article III Membership Meeting .................................................. 10

Section 1. Definition ............................................................ 10

Section 2. Meetings ............................................................. 10

Section 3. Voting Body .......................................................... 11

Section 4. Quorum ............................................................. 10

Article IV Board of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Section 1. Authority ............................................................. 11

Section 2. Composition .......................................................... 11

Section 3. Responsibilities ....................................................... 11

Section 4. Duties of Officers and Directors ........................................... 13

Section 5. Conflict of Interest ..................................................... 13

Section 6. Terms of Office ........................................................ 13

Section 7. Vacancies ............................................................ 13

Section 8. Executive Committee ................................................... 14

Section 9. Meetings and Quorums ................................................. 14

Article V Committees .......................................................... 14

Section 1. Definition ............................................................ 14

Section 2. Composition .......................................................... 15

Section 3. Committee on Bylaws and Policies ........................................ 15

Section 4. Continuing Education Provider Unit ........................................ 15

Section 5. Committee on Finance .................................................. 16

Section 6. Legislative Committee .................................................. 16

Section 7. Committee on Nominations .............................................. 16

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Section 8. Committee of Tellers ................................................... 16

Section 9. Center of Ethics and Human Rights ........................................ 16

Section 10. Continuing Education Approver Committee ................................ 17

Section 11. Membership Committee ............................................... 17

Section 12. Practice and Education Committee ....................................... 17

Section 13. Convention Planning Committee ......................................... 17

Section 14. Environmental Health Committee ........................................ 17

Section 15. Special Committees ................................................... 18

Article VI Nominations, Elections and Removal of Elected Officials . ................... 18

Section 1. Nominations .......................................................... 18

Section 2. Elections ............................................................. 18

Section 3. Removal from Office ................................................... 19

Article VII Dues ............................................................... 19

Section 1. Amount of Dues ....................................................... 19

Section 2. Notification of Change .................................................. 19

Section 3. Vote ................................................................ 19

Section 4. Payment ............................................................. 20

Article VIII State Office and Chief Staff Officer ...................................... 20

Section 1. State Office .......................................................... 20

Section 2. Chief Staff Officer ..................................................... 20

Article IX MNA News Periodical .................................................. 20

Article X Amendments ......................................................... 21

Section 1. Amendments with Notice ................................................ 21

Section2. Amendments without Notice .............................................. 21

Article XI Parliamentary Authority ................................................ 21

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ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT OF

MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED

Changing its name to

MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

November 21, 1985

Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated, a Maryland membership corporation having it’s

principle office in the County of Baltimore, State of Maryland (herein called the “corporation”)

certifies to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland that:

FIRST: the Charter of the Corporation is hereby amended by placing after the word “nurses” in the

name of Maryland Nurses Association an apostrophe.

SECOND: the foregoing amendment was duly advised by the Board of Directors and approved by

the members of the corporation.

We the undersigned Board Members who approved the resolution advising the foregoing

amendment acknowledge in the name and on behalf of said Corporation, the foregoing

amendments to the corporate act of said Corporation.

Lynada D. Johnson PRESIDENT Nov. 21, 1985 DATE

Jean O. Trotter SECRETARY Nov. 21, 1985 DATE

The undersigned, (President and Secretary) of the meeting of the members, certify to the best of

their knowledge, information, and belief the matters in the fact set forth herein with respect to the

approval thereof are in all material respect, under the penalties of perjury.

Robin R. Platts EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Nov. 22, 1985 DATE

MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED

Articles of Amendment and Restatement of Charter

Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated, a Maryland membership corporation having its

principal office in the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland (herein called “the corporation”) certifies

to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland that:

FIRST: the charter of the Corporation, as heretofore amended, is hereby amended and

completely restate by striking out Articles 2 (as amended June 18 1937), 3, 4 and 5 of the Articles

of Incorporation, and by inserting the following Articles I, II, III, IV and V in lieu of the Articles as

stricken out, so that the Articles of Incorporation as amended and completely restated, shall read

as follows:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, that the subscribers Mary C. Packard, Mary B. Dixon and Nannie J.

Lackland, of the City of Baltimore and State of Maryland, all of whom are citizens of said State, and

all of whom are of full legal age, do hereby certify that we do, under and by virtue of the General

Laws of this State authorizing the formation of corporations, hereby form a corporation under the

name of Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated

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I. The object and purposes of the corporation are as follows:

To organize and operate a membership corporation of professional nurses in the State of

Maryland to foster high standards of nursing practice, to promote the professional and educational

advancement of nurses and to promote the welfare of nurses, to the end that all people may have

better nursing care, and for the betterment of the conditions of those engaged in nursing and

the development of a higher degree of efficiency in their occupations. These purposes shall be

unrestricted by any consideration of national origin, race, creed, color or sex. The corporation shall

not be organized for profit and no part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member,

shareholder, or individual. Within said general purposes, and limited thereto, the corporation shall

have the following powers:

a) To promote through appropriate means, standards of nursing practice, nursing education and

nursing services.

b) To insure adherence by nurses to a code of professional ethics.

c) To promote legislation beneficial to the nursing profession and its service to the public, and to

speak for nurses in regard to legislative matters.

d) To survey continually the nursing resources of the State.

e) To promote and protect the economic and general welfare of nurses.

f) On behalf of nurses who are employees, to deal with employers, public and private,

concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours and other terms or

conditions of employment, and to negotiate and enter into collective bargaining agreements

concerning said matters.

g) To provide professional counseling and placement services for nurses.

h) To provide for the continuing professional development of practitioners of nursing.

i) To develop and promote a program of intergroup relations.

j) To coordinate those programs which are of common concern to the Maryland Nurses

Association and other organizations.

k) To provide in its by-laws for representation in the American Nurses Association or other

national or regional organizations.

l) To promote relationships with student Nurses organizations.

m) To recruit students for nursing.

n) To establish standards for nurses professional registries and review and approve registries

which meet state standards.

o) To represent nurses and serve as their state spokesman with allied professional, community,

and governmental groups and with the public.

p) To provide in its Bylaws qualifications and classifications of members and associates and for

the qualifications and territory of constituent district associations with the State of Maryland.

q) To affiliate with the American Nurses Association, or other professional organizations of nurses

and, in carrying out the foregoing powers, to adopt the applicable standards and procedures

required or recommended by such organizations.

r) To acquire by gift, devise, bequest, purchase, lease or in any other manner any real and

personal property and to sell, convey, assign, rent, lease, mortgage, pledge, or otherwise

encumber to deal with such property.

s) To borrow money for any lawful purposes of the corporation and to make, accept, and

endorse promissory notes or other obligations or evidences of indebtedness and contracts of

any nature.

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t) To do any and all things necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation

or incidental thereto.

The foregoing enumeration of powers is in furtherance and not in limitation of the powers

conferred upon the corporation by law and is not intended by the mention of any power in any

manner to limit or restrict the generality of any other powers.

II. The Post Office address and principal office of the corporation is 2315 St. Paul Street,

Baltimore, Maryland 21218. The resident agent of the corporation is M. Ruth Moubray, R. N. at

said address. Said resident agent is a citizen of the State of Maryland and resides therein.

III.

IV.

The corporation is not authorized to issue any capital stock.

The Corporation shall be governed by a Board of Directors. The Bylaws shall determine the

number (not less than three), qualifications and manner of electing directors; the number

which shall constitute a quorum at meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors;

qualifications and manner of electing officers; and any other matters pertaining to the

organization and affairs of the corporation, not inconsistent with these Articles. The Bylaws

may be amended from time to time at any regular or special meeting of the members.

V. The corporation shall have the right from time to time to make amendments to its charter as

may be now or hereafter authorized by law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 16th day of January, in

the year nineteen hundred and nine.

TEST:

Mary C. Packard (SEAL)

Mary B. Dixon (SEAL)

Nannie J. Lackland (SEAL)

STATE OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE CITY, to wit:

I hereby certify that on this 16th day of January, in the year nineteen hundred and nine, before me

the subscriber, a Notary Public of the State of Maryland, in and for the City of Baltimore, personally

appeared Mary C. Packard, Mary B. Dixon and Nannie J. Lackland, and did severally acknowledge

the foregoing certificate to be their act and deed.

WITNESS my hand and notarial seal.

Francis E. Pegram

Notary Public

I, Henry Stockbridge, one of the Judges of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, do hereby

certify that the foregoing certificate has been submitted to me for examination; and I do further

certify that the said certificate is executed in conformity with the law.

Henry Stockbridge

SECOND: The Board of Directors of the Corporation at a meeting duly convened and held on

July 25 1967 adopted a resolution in which was set forth the foregoing Articles of

Amendment and Restatement of the charter declaring that the same were advisable and directing

that they be submitted for action thereon at the annual meeting of the members of the corporation

to be held on October 26 1967.

THIRD: Notice setting forth said Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Charter, and

stating that a purpose of the meeting of the members would be to take action thereon, was given as

required by law to all members entitled to vote thereon.

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FOURTH: The Articles of Amendment and Restatement as hereinabove set forth were approved

by the members of the Corporation at said meeting by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the

members of the Corporation entitled to vote thereon.

FIFTH: Said Articles of Amendment and Restatement have been duly advised by the Board of

Directors and approved by the members of the Corporation.

IN WITHNESS WHEREOF, Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated has caused these presents

to be signed in its name and on its behalf by its President and its Corporate Seal to be hereunto

affixed and attested by its Secretary on November 7, 1967 .

MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCATION, INCORPORATED

By Geneviene M. Jordan

President

ATTESTED:

Irene Riley

Secretary

STATE OF MARYLAND

SS:

CIT’Y OF BALTIMORE

I HEREBY CERTIFY that on the 7th day of November, 1967 , before me, the subscriber,

a Notary Public of the State of Maryland, in and for the City of Baltimore aforesaid, personally

appeared ____Geneviene M. Jordan____ President of Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated,

and on behalf of said Corporation, acknowledged the foregoing Articles of Amendment and

Restatement to be the corporate act of said Corporation; and at the same time, personally

appeared Irene Riley and made oath in due form of law that she was Secretary of the meeting

of the members of said Corporation at which the Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the

Charter of the Corporation therein set forth was approved and that the matters and facts set forth

in said Articles of Amendment and Restatement are true, to the best of her knowledge, information

and behalf.

WITNESS my hand and Notarial Seal the day and year last above written.

Deauva Zimmerman

Notary Public

Original Articles of Incorporation for the Maryland Nurses Association: June 16, 1909.

Amended on: June 18, 1937; October 21, 1959; November 17, 1967; November 25, 1985.

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

OCTOBER 2016 BYLAWS

ARTICLE I

NAME, MISSION, PURPOSES, AND FUNCTIONS

Section 1. Name

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

here in after referred to as MNA.

Section 2. Mission

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

highest quality of healthcare, safe environments, and excellence in nursing.

Section 3. Purposes

The purposes of the MNA shall be:

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

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

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

nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Section 4. Functions

The functions of MNA shall be to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

and the general public.

f. Provide for representation in the ANA Membership Assembly (MA).

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

(MANS).

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

pursue common goals via MNA.

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

the profession.

j. Provide services to members.

k. Maintain communication with constituent members through official publications.

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

related to health care and nursing.

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

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

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ARTICLE II

RELATIONSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS, CONSTITUENTS, AND AFFILIATIONS

Section 1. Relationship to American Nurses Association (ANA)

a. ANA Membership

1) MNA meets the ANA qualification criteria, and MNA is a Constituent State Nurses

Association (C/SNA) of the ANA.

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

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

joint MNA & ANA Membership votes to disaffiliate from ANA.

b. ANA Representation

1) Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly

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

Assembly, the governing and official voting body of ANA.

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

by

only joint MNA & ANA members who shall serve for two-year terms or until their

successors are elected.

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

and MNA in good standing.

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

2) Voting at the ANA Membership Assembly

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

3) Representatives to the ANA Leadership Council

a) MNA is entitled to two representatives who shall be the MNA president and chief

staff officer or their designees.

b) MNA shall be allowed one vote to be cast by the president or the president’s

designee

Section 2. MNA Members (Joint MNA & ANA Members and MNA Only Members)

a. Composition

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

in these Bylaws.

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

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

b. Qualifications

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

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

territory, or the District of Columbia and does not have a license under suspension or

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

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

Code of Ethics for Nurses or the MNA Bylaws.

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

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

between MNA and ANA.

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

standing with her/his licensing board at the time the nurse made the decision not to

maintain an active license.

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

c. Attaining Membership

A person qualified for membership in MNA may join by:

1) Completing and filing membership application forms, and

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

d. Transfer

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

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

referred to as C/SNA.

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

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

membership year.

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

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

e. Rights of Joint MNA & ANA Membership

Each joint MNA & ANA member shall be entitled to:

1) A membership card.

2) Receive the official publications of the MNA and ANA.

3) Attend meetings of MNA and ANA, to include the ANA Membership Assembly,

and to participate and vote in other unrestricted activities of MNA and ANA.

4) Submit proposals for consideration by MNA and ANA.

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

ANA in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws.

6) Participate in MNA elections including the election of MNA representatives and alternates

to the ANA Membership Assembly in accordance with ANA Bylaws.

7) Be a candidate for MNA and ANA elective and appointive positions.

8) Participate in all state elections of MNA and the elections of the District Nurses

Association (DNA) to which they belong.

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

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

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

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

10) A right to due process and a fair hearing before any disciplinary action is taken by MNA

and the right to appeal as provided for in the MNA Bylaws and policies.

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

12) Attend the Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and other

unrestricted meetings of the ICN.

f. Rights of MNA Only Members

Each MNA Only member shall be entitled to:

1) A membership card.

2) Receive the official publications of the MNA.

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

activities of MNA.

4) Submit proposals for consideration by MNA.

5) Submit names of nominees for elective positions in the DNA to which they belong,

except for the DNA Committee on Nominations (CON) in accordance with the provisions

of these Bylaws.

6) Submit names of nominees for appointive positions in MNA, except for the MNA

Committee on Bylaws and Policies (COB&P) and the MNA Committee of Tellers (COT) in

accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws.

7) Be a candidate for MNA appointive positions except for the MNA COB&P, the MNA COT,

and the DNA position which represents the DNA as a Director on the MNA BOD.

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

and alternates to the ANA Membership Assembly.

9) A right to due process and a fair hearing before any disciplinary action is taken by MNA

and the right to appeal per these Bylaws.

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

11) MNA Only members are not eligible for ANA benefits of national membership such as

representation at the ANA Membership Assembly, ANA publications, and ANA elected

and appointed positions.

12) MNA Only members are not eligible to be a candidate for MNA elected positions.

2016 PROVISO : MNA Only membership will no longer be offered as a category of MNA

Membership if the 2016 proposed amendments to the 2013 MNA Bylaws are adopted at

the October 2016 MNA annual membership meeting. This will be effective immediately,

and the only category of membership offered will be joint MNA and ANA membership.

Current MNA Only members will retain the rights addressed in these MNA Bylaws for that

membership category until such time as they cease to be MNA Only members, transition

to a joint MNA & ANA member, or ANA no longer allows the category of C/SNA Only

membership. The MNA Bylaws language that addresses the rights of MNA Only members

will be retained until such time as there are no longer any MNA Only members or ANA no

longer allows this category of membership.

g. Obligations of Membership

Members shall be obligated to:

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

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

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

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

h. Disciplinary Action

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

MNA for violation of:

a) The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

b) MNA Bylaws.

c) Constituent Association Bylaws (District Nurses Association).

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

and pursuant to common parliamentary and statutory law.

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

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

to hear the charge. The procedure for handling alleged violations shall be as outlined in

the “Procedures of the Maryland Nurses Association for the Handling of Alleged Member

Violations of the Bylaws, Purpose and Rules of the Maryland Nurses Association.” The

COB&P and/or the Parliamentarian may be consulted in regards to interpretation

of the Bylaws.

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

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

fair hearing.

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

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

6) Any disciplinary action taken by another C/SNA against one of its members shall be

given full recognition and enforcement, provided such action was taken in accordance

with the C/SNAs Bylaws and disciplinary procedure.

Section 3. Constituent Association - (District Nurses Association)

a. Name

Constituent Associations of MNA shall be termed District Nurses Association hereinafter

referred to as DNA.

b. Constituent Membership

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

Bylaws and other such criteria as determined by the MNA BOD.

c. DNA Boundaries

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

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

approved by the DNA concerned.

d. DNA Responsibilities

Each DNA shall:

1) Adopt and maintain Bylaws which:

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

b) Conform to membership provisions as in these Bylaws.

c) Elect one joint MNA & ANA member to the MNA Committee on Nominations by

secret ballot.

d) Elect or appoint one joint MNA & ANA member to represent the DNA on the MNA

BOD as a Director.

e) Allow for mail ballots.

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

published policies and procedures of the MNA BOD.

3) Provide reports to MNA annually for the MNA Convention Booklet, for each MNA

BOD meeting, and as required.

e. Standing

A DNA shall be in good standing upon compliance with DNA responsibilities

(Section 3.d of this Article).

f. Constituent Association Disqualification

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

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

vote of the MNA BOD, provided due notice has been given.

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

vote is taken.

b) The DNA shall have the opportunity for a hearing with the MNA BOD after

said three-month period.

2) A DNA that has been disqualified may be reinstated by a two-third (2/3) vote

of the MNA BOD.

Section 4. Organizational Affiliates (OAs)

a. Definition

An OA of MNA is an organization:

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

nurses.

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

3) That has entered into an OA Agreement with MNA and has paid its membership dues.

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

purpose, and functions of MNA; and

5) That has been granted OA status by the MNA BOD.

b. Rights and Responsibilities

OAs shall:

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

2) Be eligible to co-sponsor MNA events.

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

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

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

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

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

OA President and the Chief Staff Officer or President of MNA.

c. Limitations on Rights for Members of OAs:

Individual members of OAs who are not members of MNA Only or joint MNA &

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

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Section 1. Definition

The Membership Meeting is the governing and voting body of the

Maryland Nurses Association.

Section 2. Meetings

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

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

days prior to the opening day of the annual membership meeting.

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

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

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

electronic meeting.

Section 3. Voting Body

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

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

Section 4. Quorum

A majority of the MNA BOD, one of whom shall be the President or Vice-President and members

from a majority of the DNAs shall constitute a quorum at any membership or special meeting

of this Association.

ARTICLE IV

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. Authority

a. The MNA BOD, a corporate body composed of elected members,

serves as the agent for the membership.

b. Members of the MNA BOD are elected by the MNA members and are accountable and report

to the membership.

Section 2. Composition

The MNA BOD shall consist of elected officers and directors each of whom shall be a joint MNA &

ANA member.

a. Officers

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

vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and treasurer-elect.

b. Directors

There shall be one director elected or appointed from and by each DNA in accordance with

the DNA Bylaws. The director must be a Joint MNA & MNA member.

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

applicable provision of law.

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

statutory responsibilities.

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

activities in the interim between annual membership meetings.

d. Provide for the adoption of financial policies, analysis of the MNA financial policies at least

biennially, for the adoption of the budget for the Association annually, and for an annual

financial examination of MNA books and financial affairs. Audits shall be performed at

whatever interval federal law, state law, or bank covenants may require. In the absence of

such requirements, the MNA BOD shall determine which financial procedures to use annually

to obtain an independent assessment of the financial well-being of the Association, based

on the fiscal results of the Association or any changes in MNA staffing and/or volunteer

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arrangements as they relate to the fiscal management of the MNA. A statement of the current

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

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

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

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

to be administered by the Chief Staff Officer.

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

in these Bylaws.

h. Establish committees as necessary to implement its functions.

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

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

laws.

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

new or different structural arrangements as deemed appropriate by ANA BOD.

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

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

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

Association.

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

impact the Association.

Section 4. Duties of Officers and Directors

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

and as prescribed in the parliamentary authority.

a. The president shall:

1) Serve as chairperson of the MNA BOD and the Executive Committee.

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

policy and position established by the MNA BOD.

3) Preside at all meetings of the Association.

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

5) Delegate appropriate duties to the Chief Staff Officer.

6) Annually appoint committee chairpersons with the approval of the MNA BOD.

7) Represent MNA at the ANA Leadership Council.

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

Legislative Committee.

c. The vice-president shall:

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

2) Serve as liaison of the MNA BOD to designated committees.

d. The secretary shall:

1) Record the proceedings of all MNA BOD, Executive Committee, annual membership,

and special meetings.

2) Provide each member of the MNA BOD and Executive Committee with a copy of

the minutes.

e. The treasurer shall:

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

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

3) Serve as chairperson of the Committee on Finance.

f. The treasurer-elect shall serve as:

1) Member of the Committee on Finance.

2) Member of the MNA BOD.

3) Member of the Executive Committee.

g. Each Director shall:

1) In conjunction with their DNA President provide written DNA Reports for the MNA BOD

meetings.

2) Provide feedback to the DNA BOD and members from MNA BOD and other meetings.

Section 5. Conflict of Interest

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

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

officer’s or director’s employment or other professional or financial interest which would impair

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

membership. In each instance of actual or potential conflict of interest, the MNA officer or director

shall immediately notify the President or highest elected officer, not having a conflict or potential

conflict of same, and thereafter totally remove him/herself from all further participation and contact

with the particular subject matter causing the actual or potential conflict of interest.

Section 6. Terms of Office

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

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

president.

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

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

treasurer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

successors are elected or appointed.

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

h. No member may serve more than eight (8) consecutive years on the MNA BOD with the

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

i. Newly elected officers shall assume their duties at the next MNA BOD meeting following the

close of the annual membership meeting at which their election is announced.

Section 7. Vacancies

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

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

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b. All other vacancies shall be filled by MNA BOD appointment in accordance with the

MNA BOD policy.

Section 8. Executive Committee

a. The officers of the MNA, president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and/or treasurer elect,

immediate past president or president-elect, shall constitute the Executive Committee.

b. The MNA BOD may authorize the Executive Committee to perform such duties as the MNA

BOD deems expedient between meetings of the MNA BOD.

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

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

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

Staff Officer with input from the MNA BOD and other key MNA members, like

Committee Chairs.

Section 9. Meetings and Quorum

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

BOD.

b. Special meetings may be called by the president with twenty-four (24) hours notice to each

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

request of five or more members of the BOD. Special meetings shall be held at such time and

place as specified in the call of the meeting.

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

telecommunication.

d. Members of the MNA BOD or Committees may participate in meetings through the means of

a conference call according to MNA Policy.

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

constitute a quorum at any meeting of the MNA BOD.

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

the next scheduled meeting of the MNA BOD.

ARTICLE V

COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

a. The standing committees of MNA shall be the Committee on Bylaws and Policies, the Center

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

Education Provider Unit, the Finance Committee, the Legislative Committee, the Membership

Committee, the Committee on Nominations, the Practice and Education Committee, the

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

on Tellers.

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

and recommendations to the BOD.

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

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

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the Committee on Nominations, the Committee on Tellers, the Continuing Education Approver

Committee, and the Continuing Education Provider Unit.

Section 2. Composition

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

shall constitute a quorum.

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

President with MNA BOD approval annually no later than forty-five (45 ) days after the close of

the annual membership meeting.

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

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

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

filled as provided for in these Bylaws.

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

Section 3. The Committee on Bylaws and Policies (COB&P)

The Committee on Bylaws and Policies shall:

a. Review the Bylaws of all DNA, which apply for recognition as constituent associations of MNA

and report the findings to the MNA BOD whose decision shall be final.

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

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

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

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

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

development and implementation of policies or procedure.

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

e. Develop and revise policies as directed by the MNA BOD.

f. Review and submit to the ANA COB the MNA Bylaws every three years in accordance with the

ANA COB Triennial C/SNA Review Schedule.

g. Review the Bylaws of the MNA OA at the time of becoming an MNA OA and anytime their

Bylaws change to assure compatibility with the purposes, mission, and functions of MNA.

h. Review proposed amendments to the ANA Bylaws and submit comments to the MNA BOD for

consideration prior to submitting MNA comments to ANA.

i. Abide by the MNA COB&P Standing Rules.

Section 4. Continuing Education Provider Unit (CEPU)

Appointments to this committee will be named as stipulated by American Nurses Credentialing

Center (ANCC) Committee on Accreditation (COA) requirements. The CEPU shall:

a. Establish a communication mechanism that facilitates collaboration with the MNA Practice

and Education Committee to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate continuing education

programs.

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

compliant with the criteria established by ANCC COA.

c. Abide by the MNA CEPU Standing Rules.

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Section 5. The Committee on Finance (COF)

The COF shall:

a. Oversee the finances of the Association.

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

for approval by the MNA BOD.

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

d. Recommend and monitor financial policies.

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

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

f. Abide by the MNA COF Standing Rules.

Section 6. Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee shall:

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

b. Monitor health care legislation in the state.

c. Prepare and submit legislative platform for MNA BOD approval. Serve as advocates for the

MNA legislative platform.

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

e. Abide by the MNA Legislative Committee Standing Rules.

Section 7. Committee on Nominations (CON)

The CON shall:

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

Membership Assembly.

b. Submit two separate ballots to the MNA BOD. One ballot for the MNA Officers and a separate

ballot for the MNA Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly.

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

BOD or as provided for in these Bylaws.

Section 8. Committee of Tellers (COT)

The COT shall:

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

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

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

Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly.

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

Assembly.

e. Abide by the MNA COT Standing Rules.

Section 9. The Center for Ethics and Human Rights

The Center for Ethics and Human Rights shall:

a. Foster high standards of nursing practice.

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

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

health care.

d. Abide by the Center for Ethics and Human Rights Standing Rules.

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Section 10. Continuing Education Approver Committee (CEAC)

The Continuing Education Approver committee shall:

a. Review continuing education provider applications to ensure that applicants meet

Credentialing Center ANCC COA requirements.

b. Appointments of this committee will be named as stipulated by ANCC COA requirements.

c. Abide by the MNA CEAC Standing Rules.

Section 11. Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall:

a. Identify strategies to increase and retain membership.

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

c. Abide by the MNA Membership Committee Standing Rules.

Section 12. Practice and Education Committee (PEC)

The PEC shall:

a. Establish a communication mechanism that facilitates collaboration with the MNA BOD, the

MNA CEPU, OAs, appropriate specialty organizations, and the Maryland Board of Nursing.

b. Establish a mechanism for identifying and accessing experts on particular practice issues to

facilitate development of policy statements, white papers, and practice guidelines.

c. Analyze trend data related to professional issues and collaborate with the CEPU to facilitate

the development and evaluation of educational programs.

d. Abide by the MNA PEC Standing Rules.

Section 13. Convention Planning Committee

The Convention Planning Committee shall:

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

approval.

b. Evaluate and make recommendations to the MNA BOD for the convention site and registration

fees.

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

d. Evaluate each convention within ninety (90) days and submit an evaluation report to the MNA

BOD.

e. Abide by the MNA Convention Planning Committee Standing Rules.

Section 14. Committee on Environmental Health Committee

The Committee on Environmental Health shall:

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

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

to health.

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

BOD.

d. Abide by the MNA Committee on Environmental Health Standing Rules.

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Section 15. Special Committees

a. Special Committees shall be appointed by the MNA BOD as the membership or the MNA

BOD deems necessary.

b. Abide by the MNA Special Committees Standing Rules.

ARTICLE VI

NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, AND REMOVAL OF ELECTED OFFICIALS

Section 1. Committee on Nominations (CON)

a. A CON shall be elected for a term of two (2) years. The members from odd numbered districts

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

be elected in the even numbered years.

b. Each DNA will elect its own member to the CON. Only joint MNA & ANA members are

eligible to be elected to the MNA CON. The chairperson of the CON shall be elected by the

Committee at the first meeting of the CON after the conclusion of the annual membership

meeting.

c. The CON shall request names of candidates for elective officers of MNA from each DNA.

Candidates for MNA Officers and Directors must be joint MNA & ANA members.

d. The CON shall request names of candidates from each DNA for the MNA Member-At-Large

Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly in the odd numbered years. Candidates for

the MNA Member-At-Large Representative must be Joint MNA & ANA Members.

e. The CON shall ask the MNA Officers if they wish to be a candidate for the MNA Officer

Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly in the even numbered years.

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

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

h. The CON shall submit ballots to the MNA BOD at least ninety (90) days prior to the annual

membership meeting.

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

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

j. Abide by the MNA CON Standing Rules.

Section 2. Elections

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

b. The ballot for elections of the MNA Officers will be sent to joint MNA & ANA members and

MNA Only members.

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

sent only to joint MNA & ANA member.

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

submitted at least ninety (90) days prior to the annual membership meeting of the MNA.

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

membership meeting of MNA.

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

BOD.

g. A two envelope system shall be utilized for return of ballots to insure legality and secrecy of

the vote for MNA only members voting only for MNA Officers.

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h. A three envelope system shall be utilized for return of ballots to insure legality and secrecy

of the vote for joint MNA & ANA members voting for both the MNA Officers and the MNA

Representatives and Alternates to the ANA Membership Assembly.

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

membership meeting and have the member’s name in the upper left-hand corner of the larger,

white, pre-addressed envelope being mailed back to the MNA state office.

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

Chairperson of the COT.

k. The COT and its Chairperson shall be appointed by the President; they must be joint MNA &

ANA members.

l. The COT shall be solely responsible for counting the votes and deciding questions, which may

arise regarding the election.

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

lot at the annual membership meeting.

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

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

membership meeting.

p. Abide by the MNA CON and COT Standing Rules.

Section 3. Removal from Office

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

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

provided for in these Bylaws.

ARTICLE VII

DUES

Section 1. Amount of Dues

a. The membership shall establish the MNA dues for both joint MNA & ANA members and MNA

Only members.

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

automatically included in the dues owed by a joint MNA & ANA member.

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

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

established by the ANA Membership Assembly and per written agreement between

MNA and ANA.

Section 2. Notification of Change

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

fifteen (15) days prior to an electronic special meeting of MNA.

Section 3. Vote

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

special meeting.

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Section 4. Payment

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

in accordance with MNA and ANA policies.

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

is made within a membership year.

Section 1. State Office

ARTICLE VIII

STATE OFFICE AND CHIEF STAFF OFFICER

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

for MNA records or a virtual state headquarters organization with a storage facility to serve as a

permanent repository for MNA records. The state office, whether actual or virtual, shall carry out the

procedures and policies of the MNA.

Section 2. Chief Staff Officer (CSO)

a. The MNA BOD shall delegate to the CSO the authority to manage the association according

to policies established by the membership and the MNA BOD.

b. The CSO shall be accountable to the MNA BOD.

c. The CSO will employ, direct, define duties, evaluate at least annually, promote, and terminate

staff of the Association. The MNA BOD will be kept informed by the CSO of the employment,

performance, and termination of staff.

d. The CSO may represent the Association and serve as the spokesperson on matters of

established policy and positions.

e. The CSO shall provide a general orientation for all elected and appointed officials in

accordance with MNA policies.

f. The CSO shall have a courtesy seat with voice but no vote at the ANA Membership Assembly.

g. The CSO shall be one (1) of the two (2) representatives from MNA to the

ANA Leadership Council.

ARTICLE IX

MNA NEWS PERIODICAL

The Maryland Nurse News and Journal shall be the official publication of this Association and shall

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

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ARTICLE X

AMENDMENTS

Section 1. Amendments with Notice

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

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

be notified of intent to amend Bylaws and provided with proposed amendments at least sixty

(60) days prior to the membership or special meeting at which the amendments are to be

proposed.

b. The Bylaws may be amended at any time by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the

membership voting by mail ballot. The MNA BOD has the discretion to provide for mail

balloting under rules and procedures it shall adopt.

Section 2. Amendments without Notice

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

ninety-nine percent (99%) of the membership present, eligible to vote, and voting.

ARTICLE XI

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

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

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

inconsistent with these Bylaws.

Previously amended on or revised on:

November 4, 1994

October 27, 1995

October 25, 1996

October 17, 1997

November 21, 1998

October 12, 1999

October 21, 2004

October 19, 2007

October 7, 2010

October 10, 2013 (Revision)

Adopted by the MNA Membership on October 13, 2016.

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GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMNS

ANA

AOM

BOD

C/SNA

DNA

MA

MANS

OA

American Nurses Association

Associate Organizational Member – A nursing organization with a

formal relationship with ANA, e.g., CAN, UAN.

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

officers and directors with corporate and fiduciary responsibilities.

Constituent and State Nurses Association of ANA - The new designation

for state nurses associations. MNA is a C/SNA of ANA.

District Nurses Association – MNA designation for constituent organizations.

Membership Assembly – composed of representatives from the Constituent/

State Nurses Associations and Individual Member Division. The ANA

governing and voting body on policy and positions that support

ANA programs.

Maryland Association of Nursing Students

Organizational Affiliate – A nursing organization that meets the criteria

for affiliate status with MNA or ANA

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

2017 – 2018 Working Budget

Approved by the Board of Nursing June 15, 2017

REVENUE ITEMS

TOTAL

AFFINITY PROGRAMS $12,000.00

DUES INCOME $199,000.00

CONTINUING EDUCATION $44,000.00

JOB BOARD REVENUE $5,000.00

AFFILIATE INCOME $2,000.00

CONVENTION $47,000.00

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS $5,500.00

LOBBY DAY $4,500.00

INTEREST/DIVIDENDS $400.00

MARYLAND NURSE SUBSCRIPTIONS $250.00

BUSINESS SERVICES $2,000.00

OTHER INCOME $5,170.00

REVENUE TOTAL $326,820.00

EXPENSE ITEMS

TOTAL

RENT/INSURANCE/OFFICE EXPENSES $41,032.00

POSTAGE/TELEPHONE $6,850.00

BALLOT EXPENSES $4,250.00

SUPPLIES (Office) $4,500.00

MAINTENANCE $6,200.00

SALARIES/BENEFITS/PAYROLL TAXES $178,633.00

CONSULTANTS $55,898.00

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS $2,750.00

CONVENTION $38,798.00

LOBBY DAY $1,600.00

BOARD $7,550.00

ANCC ACCREDITATION $580.00

COMMITTEES $3,600.00

CHIEF STAFF OFFICER EXPENSES $2,250.00

DONATIONS $200.00

OTHER EXPENSES $13,250.00

EXPENSE TOTAL $367,941.00

BUDGETED INCOME 2017-2018 $326,820.00

DIFFERENCE* -$41,121.00

*Note: Income from the Bank of America affinity credit card program ended February 2013.

The amount of that income ($50,000) has been difficult to replace. MNA’s membership should be

aware that the association is on solid financial ground with its investments and reserve accounts.

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

Organizational Affiliates

Chesapeake Bay Chapter National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Maryland Academy of Advance Practice Clinicians

Maryland Association of Chemical Dependency Nurses

Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Maryland Association of School Health Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, Inc.

Philippine Nurses Association Maryland Chapter

Seneca Valley of Maryland Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Organizational Affiliate

Overview and Procedure

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

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

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

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

Criteria for Affiliation

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

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

that of MNA

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

Registered Nurses

Benefits of Affiliation

Each organizational affiliate in good standing is entitled to:

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

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

Rights

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

Nurse

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

• MNA membership rates for MNA sponsored continuing education including Annual

Convention

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

• One copy of regular and special publications of MNA

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

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

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

monthly at cost

• 20% discount on vendor space at MNA events

• 10% discount for CE activity approval process

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Organizational Affiliate’s responsibilities:

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

• Provide officers’ contact information

• Not be a labor organization

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

information

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

service

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

MNA’s responsibilities:

• Follow MNA’s Board approval process

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

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

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

deadlines for newsletter submission

Contractual Services for Professional Membership Services

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

Affiliate. Contractual service fees will be based upon a fee structure for each service

approved annually by the MNA Board of Directors. Contractual Services are contingent

upon the availability of MNA staff and other resources to deliver such services:

• Maintenance of membership and or mailing lists

• Mailbox and phone answering services

• Bookkeeping services

• Mailing services

• Teleconference services

• Board room meeting space by reservation and based on availability

Application for Affiliation

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

an application for affiliation and submit the following:

• A copy of the most current bylaws

• A statement of purpose, mission and functions

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

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

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

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

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

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

Committee Members:

Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN,

Chair (Member, ANA COB) ….. District 2

Elizabeth Carr, BSN, RN …. District 2

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

Donna Downing – Corddry, BSN, RN

(DNA 3 BOD President; MNA Center for Ethics & Human Rights

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

Marcella Leath, BSN, RN …. District 2

Meeting Schedule:

Accomplished primarily by email with conference calls as need.

HIGHLIGHTS from July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017:

• Prepared MNA Bylaws materials to be posted NLT August 13, 2016 on the MNA Members

Only webpage.

o Created a three column side-by-side table with current bylaws language, proposed

bylaws language and rationale for change to bylaws language.

o Edited MNA’s current Bylaws (October 2013) using track changes to show which

language would be deleted and what language would be added.

o Provided draft proposed October 2016 MNA Bylaws if all proposed amendments were

adopted by the MNA members at the Annual Membership Meeting.

o Drafted letter for MNA President to accompany the annual MNA Election Ballot

informing all members of the intent to amend the MNA Bylaws at the October 13, 2016

and how to access all of the bylaws materials.

o OUTCOME: Proposed amendments to the MNA Bylaws were adopted by the MNA

Membership on October 13, 2016 with direction to the MNA BOD to develop a MNA

Policy addressing how MNA would transition from an actual MNA office to a virtual

office and how the membership would be informed before such a decision was made.

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

questions regarding MNA and DNA Bylaws over the past year.

• Reappointed both (Downing-Corddry & Goldstein) MNA COB&P members for another two

year term (Nov 2016 – Oct 2018) and appointed two new members for an initial two year

term (Carr & Leath) for a total of five MNA COB&P members.

• Participated as a Teller at the Annual MNA Committee of Tellers (COT) meeting in

September 2016 to pilot test revisions to the MNA Standing Rules for the COT which were

then updated and submitted to the MNA BOD for approval.

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• Received Call for Proposed Amendments to 2016 ANA Bylaws from the ANA Committee on

Bylaws (COB) on December 01, 2016 due Not Later Than (NLT) February 01, 2017.

• Drafted proposed amendments based on the 2015 MNA Comments to the 2015 ANA

proposed amendments which addressed the structure of the ANA governing body.

o Changed the name of governing body back to House of Delegates

o Changed voting from weighted to one person, one vote

o Increased size of governing body from 102 seats to 400 seats

o Added more authority and responsibility for the governing body

o Added language regarding who and how special meetings are called

o Changed the start of the term of office from 01 January annually to July 1st or 30 days

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after ANA elections, whichever comes first

Increased from 90 days to 120 days the date when proposed amendments must be

received by the ANA COB prior to the annual ANA governing body meeting

• MNA BOD approved the MNA proposed amendments for submission to ANA; nine C/SNAs

(FL, MD, MN, MY, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA, WV) and the Individual Member Division (IMD) were

co-submitters with MNA on the proposed amendments.

• Received 2017 proposed amendments to the 2016 ANA Bylaws including those submitted by

the 10 C/SNAs & the IMD, as well as proposed amendments from the ANA BOD.

o The ANA BOD proposed amendments addressed the governing body if the

reauthorization of the current governing structure failed, as well as ten general

proposed amendments addressing the name of the Reference Committee, the

name of the news periodical, permitting Non-RNS to be members at the state level

only, increased flexibility in regard to ANA meetings, how the chair is elected for

the Nominations and Elections Committee, role of the ANA BOD regarding the ANA

Committee on Appointments.

o

o

Created a draft response for the MNA BOD and MNA Representatives & Alternates to

the ANA MA to the ANA COB’s request for comments on the proposed amendments.

Finalized document for submission to ANA COB after discussion with MNA Executive

Committee and the MNA Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly.

o Outcome: ANA governing body increased from 102 seats to 200 seats with 400

weighted votes apportioned among the 51 C/SNAs & the IMD.

• Reviewed and updated six existing MNA policies and standing rules; created two new MNA

policies as requested by the MNA BOD.

PLANS for the MNA COB&P between July 01, 2017 and June 30, 2018:

• Amend MNA Bylaws in 2018 to bring them into harmony with the 2017 ANA Bylaws.

• Continue to review and update MNA policies.

• Facilitate review and amendments of DNA Bylaws.

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MNA Continuing Education

Approver Committee

Committee Members:

Chair: Janice Agazio, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN

Karen Batcheller RN, MSN, CCRN

Doris Clark PhD, RN, CNE

Michele Dickson BSN, MS

Kathy Elliott MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Gladys Gichomo RN, MSN, MBA

Joanne Jarboe-Costello DNP, RN-BC, CPN

Vicki Kent PhD, RN

Barbara Lubejko RN, MS

Angela Martin MS, RN-BC

Nancy McCaslin MS, C, RN

Denise Moore PhD, APRN-BC

Janice Agazio

Sandra Obrien PhD, RN, CRNP-F

Cordelia Obizoba PhD, RN

Sherry Reisler MSN, RN

Hephzibah Sophie Edwin MSN, RN-BC

Mia Waldron BSN, MSN-Ed

Purpose:

The Maryland Nurses Association Continuing Education Approver Committee has the responsibility

for ensuring continuing education applications meet the American Nurses Credentialing

Commission on Accreditation standards. The committee’s overall goal is to supply the nursing

profession with the highest standards of continuing education activities as an accredited Approver

unit following the ANCC-COA criteria.

Meeting Schedule:

As needed (usually 2 times yearly)

Highlights of 2016 -2017:

Commitment to Leadership – Changes and revisions were made this year to provide applicants

with updates and reminders to ensure the delivery of quality CNE activities and adherence to the

most current ANCC criteria and requirements.

ANCC maintains an ongoing expectation and demand for quality education continue to improve

on the standards for nursing continuing education. The Approver Unit is committed to ensuring

applicants have the direction needed to meet these standards. This year, the Approver Unit

provided information to applicants summarizing the new ANCC criteria requirements and a tool

to summarize the effectiveness of their activities as a part of this commitment. We’ve added into

our approval process, reminders of responsibilities pertaining to recordkeeping, altering activities,

activity renewals and providing quality continuing education activities to ensure applicants are

reminded about their commitment to complying with ANCC’s recordkeeping and re-approval

requirements.

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New volunteers to the Approver Committee!

The Approver Unit added 13 new reviewers to the Approver Unit this year! New Reviewers are in

the process of being oriented and trained on the ANCC criteria and requirements, the application

review processes and evaluating compliance with ANCC criteria.

Approver Committee involvement in Professional Development opportunities

Our Nurse Peer Reviewers continue to be committed to their own nursing professional development

and knowledge of and compliance with the ANCC accreditation criteria. We are happy to report this

year our reviewer’s participation in the following professional development events:

• Committee Chair will be attending the ANCC workshop in August 2017.

• Performed a site review of a continuing nursing education activity.

• Participation in monthly ANCC calls.

• Committee Chair held and orientation for new reviewers on activity application

requirements, ANCC criteria, activity application reviews and the requirements and

expectations of the nurse peer reviewer.

• Committee Chair held zoom meeting for both current and new reviewers to review the most

current ANCC criteria requirements.

• New Reviewers who have gone through orientation training have been responsive to

practicing application reviews and are quickly learning the ANCC criteria and requirements

for application reviews.

The approver committee reviewed 121 provider-paced activities, 12 learner-paced activities

and 4 approved provider applications in the past year.

Very busy year, but overall excited to see the enthusiasm from both new and current committee

members to ensuring continuing nursing education activities are in compliance with the most

current educational and nursing standards as set forth by ANCC.

Thank you continuing education approver committee members for your hard work and the valuable

time spent reviewing applications and your commitment to improving your knowledge ANCC’s

criteria for the betterment of the nursing profession, practice and our association.

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

MNA Continuing Education

Provider Committee

Committee Members/Designated Nurse Planners:

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

D1: Vacant

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

D3: Saisa Neel, BSN, MSN, RN-BC

D4: Vacant

D5: Harolda Hedd, MS, RN-BC

D7: Vacant

D8: Mary Beachley, MS, RN, CNAA

D9: Paula Luskus, RN, BSN

Denise A. Moore

Education Sub Committee for 2017 Convention:

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

Mary Beachley MS, RN, CNAA

Kathleen Martin DNP, RN, CNE

Patricia Travis RN, PhD, CCRP

Purpose:

The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) Continuing Education Provider Unit consists of a

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

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

1. Establish a communication mechanism that facilitates collaboration with the MNA’s

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

educational programs.

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

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

Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA).

MNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses

Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This signifies that educational activities that

award contact hours offered through MNA meet national standards for quality continuing nursing

education.

During the past year, the Provider Unit Lead Nurse Planner has worked with District Nurse

planners to provide a total of 8 continuing educational activities (totaling 8 contact hours) to

Maryland nurses. Additionally the Lead Nurse Planner facilitated providing contact hours at a

Pharmacology Summit targeting Advanced Practice Nurses. The Pharmacology Summit was

jointly hosted by MNA organizational affiliate, the Chesapeake Bay Affiliate of the National

Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the MNA Practice and Education Committee.

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Meeting Schedule:

The Provider Unit members meet virtually on an as needed basis to discuss ANCC updates and

case studies aimed at professional development. Interested nurses residing in Districts without

a Nurse Planner listed above are encouraged to contact Susan Prentice, Director of Continuing

Education Applications Services.

Highlights

The Education Subcommittee has collaborated to ensure high quality up-to-date continuing

education is provided at the 114th Annual Convention. Activities have included:

Development of advertising materials and the call for abstracts

Determined criteria for selection and evaluation of both oral and poster presentations

Blind review of a total of 36 submissions from nursing colleagues seeking to present

at this year’s convention

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

MNA Editorial Board

EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE MARYLAND NURSE:

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

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

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS

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

Naomi (Bea) Himmelwright-Lamm, EdD, RN

Denise A. Moore, PhD, APRN-BC

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Linda Stierle, MSN, RN

Charlotte Wood

The Maryland Nurse (TMN) is the official quarterly publication of the Maryland Nurses

Association (MNA) and is circulated to all registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and student

nurses in Maryland. We welcome original articles and submissions for publication. The Editorial

Board reviews all refereed submissions. Each issue focuses on Maryland nurses, student nurses,

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

Issue 1 (November, December 2016, January 2017)

Focused on the President’s Message, the 113th Annual MNA Convention highlights including,

the newly elected board members and ANA Membership Assembly Representative, Nursing

Student’s Scholarship Awards, MNA Awards, and poster presentations. An article on “Freeman

Appointed to Council on Heart Disease and Stroke; an article on “Bridging the Theory Practice

Gap Using Best Practice Assessment Strategies,” The 2016 MAAPC Conference Assists

Advanced Practice Clinicians with New Maryland Prescription Drug Legislation Mandates; The

113th Annual Convention Highlights; Schools of Nursing News; Updating Your Membership

Profile; District News; 2nd Annual World Sepsis Day; and Membership. Finally, this edition

announced the new MNA logo with the design as graphically depicted:

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Issue 2 (February, March, April 2017)

Featured the announcement of the Maryland Nurse new Masthead, the President’s message

and articles on “Coppin State University and Baltimore City Community College Shares NCLEX-

RN Resource,”; “Your Partner in Health – The Nurse Practitioner National Nurse Practitioner

Week: November 13 – 19, 2016” “The Maryland Action Coalition: Five Years and Going Strong,”

“Successful Alumni from Stevenson University Appointed to Maryland Board of Nursing,”; The

Schools of Nursing News; The Nursing Foundation of Maryland 2017 Scholarships with the 2016

Awardees, The 2017 Nursing Education Summit,” “The District News,” and “Membership.”

Issue 3: (May, June, July 2017)

Featured the President’s Message, The Maryland Nurse New Masthead, The 114th Annual

Convention Call for Abstracts; Schools of Nursing News; an article on, NPAM Holds 2nd Annual

NP Lobby Day; Maryland Nurse Practitioners Go to “The Hill,”; Nurses Night in Annapolis; MNA

Champions Nursing and Patients During the 2017 Legislative Session; ANA Hill Day: Thursday,

June 8th, 2017; The NEW “Affinity Credit Card” Program; Maryland Poised to Ban “Fracking”;

Nurses Celebrate National Black History Month, Global Nursing Initiatives; MNA News; 2017

MAAPC Now Offering Professional Development Conferences; ANA News Successful Alumni

from Stevenson University Appointed to Maryland Board of Nursing, and Applications.

Issue 4: (August, September, October 2017)

Published August 1, 2017 addressed, Schools of Nursing News, Article on “Violence in the

Healthcare Workplace,” The 2017 Nursing Education Summit, The MNA 14th Annual Convention,

Agenda and Registration Forms for the Convention, An Article on “Educational Resources for

Nurses,” Addressing a Culture of Health in Maryland, The District News, News from the Maryland

Board of Nursing, 2017 MNA Annual Awards, MAAPC Developing a Network of Advanced,

Practice Clinicians in Anne Arundel County, and Membership Applications.

As “Editor,” I will continue to contribute to The Maryland Nurse as a member of the Editorial

Board and would like to thank all Maryland nurses for their support and contributions to the

journal.

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

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

Nurse is December 15, 2017.

Contact us at TheMarylandNurse@gmail.com 443-334-5110 Chief Staff Officer, Ed Suddath

The MARYLAND

News and Journal

Nurse

The Official Publication

of the Maryland

Nurses Association

A State Nurses Association,

Representing Maryland’s

Professional Nurses

Since 1904.

MNA

Leadership

Day

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August, September, October 2016

Circulation 83,000 to all Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Student Nurses in Maryland

President’s Message

First Ever

NPAM Lobby

Night a HUGE

Success!

As I sit watching what

will hopefully be the last

snow of winter, I cannot help

but realize that when this

is published it will be late

spring and early summer.

As much as we would like

to wish time away, we must

live in the present but always

plan for the future.

Over the past couple

of years, the Maryland

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Maritime Institute in Linthicum, Maryland. The theme

this year is Every Nurse a Leader. How are you living the

core values and developing or enhancing your roles as a

leader? As you plan for your professional future think

about those activities that do or will reflect your nursing

leadership.

Make your leadership a formal role and consider

running for office in the MNA or serving on committees.

There are opportunities on both the district and state

levels. Part of the strategic plan is planning for succession

of leaders at every level of the organization. How will

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

MNA Center for Ethics and

Human Rights 2016-2017

Annual Report

Committee Members:

Chairperson

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

Co-Chairperson

Lorraine Huber

Ellen Rice

Secretary

Vacant

2014-2015 Members

Lisa Barkley

Mary Bogdan

Brandy Brown

Donna Downing-Corddry

Beatrice Grant

Doris Watson

Victoria Clarke

Marcella Leath

Meeting Schedule:

The Third Monday of the month

Purpose:

The MNA Center for Ethics and Human Rights:

• Provides healthcare ethics educational opportunities

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

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

• Fosters collaboration and communication related to healthcare ethics among various

healthcare disciplines as well as lay communities in the state

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

that influence the health and well-being of Maryland citizens

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Activities:

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

activities in support of the Maryland Nurses Association:

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

new members. No new members have joined in the last year. There are currently 10 active

members.

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

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

basis. One articles was submitted and was accepted and published.

3. Participation in the MNA annual meeting: The Committee will be hosted a table at the

upcoming 2016 meeting and will be hosting a table again at the 2017 meeting.

4. The Committee launched a Maryland Nurses Ethics Facebook page and has achieved

86‘likes’ and 85 followers. The Committee’s goal is for each member to post at least one per

month on the page. The page is averaging four posts a month.

5. Goals for 2017-2918: Recruit a minimum four additional members; submit an article for

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

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

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

MNA Committee on Finance

Chair:

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

Committee Members:

Karen Evans, MSN, RN-BC

Charlotte Wood, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

District Treasurers:

District 1 – Renate Gaither, RN

District 2 – Liesel Charles, BSN, RN

District 3 – Stacy McLean, MS, RN

District 4 – Vacant

District 5 – Elizabeth MacKessey-Lloyd, MS, RN

District 7 – Bijoy Mahanti, RN

District 8 – Valerie Ziegler, BSN, RN, CMSRN

District 9 – Alvina Bass, RN

Barbara Biedrzycki

Purpose:

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

methodology providing fiscal integrity, planning and evaluation; and, to assure the financial

management of Districts through leadership, education, and stewardship.

The Committee on Finance has engaged in the following activities on behalf

of the Association.

Reviewed the annual MNA budget as prepared by the MNA Chief Staff Officer and recommended

the budget for approval by the MNA BOD. On May 23, 2017, Renate Brown made the motion

for the MNA COF to recommend the MNA Budget Draft 3 to the MNA BOD. The motion was

seconded by Karen Evens. The motion was approved.

Estimated the fiscal impact of proposed programs: Financial Bank of Omaha Affinity Credit Bank

and OneMain Affinity Loan programs.

Reviewed and updated MNA financial policies in collaboration with the MNA Committee on

Bylaws and Policies.

Established Standing Rules.

Monitored MNA’s financial investments.

Convened regularly by teleconference and, at least, quarterly.

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Enlightened on financial topics: District budgeting, nonprofit budgeting, MNA budgeting; National

Center for Charitable Statistics, IRS Form 990-N (e-Postcard), Committee responsibilities,

communication and strategies.

Conducted business by email between meetings.

Future action items include, but are not limited to: financial policies review, developing Treasurers’

position statements, educating regarding focused financial topics, developing orientation guide,

MNA financial business, and Districts’ Treasurer-related items.

If you are interested the Member at Large position for 2017-2019, please contact

Barb Biedrzycki at NPBiedrzycki@aol.com .

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

MNA Legislative Committee

Chair:

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE

Committee Members:

Pat Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Mary Beachley RN, BSN

Rosemary Mortimer, RN, MS, MSEd, CCBE

Donna Zankowski, COHN, RN

Barbara Bosah, RN

Michele Gleitsmann, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Cathleen Campbell, RN

Theresa Card, RN

Marcella Leath, RN, BSN, CPTC

Claire Bode, MS, CRNP, RN

Hershaw Davis, MSN, RN

Cindy Bennoit, BSN, RN

Paxson Barker, PhD, MS, BS, RN

Luke Michaelson, RN, PhD

Christie Simon-Waterman, MSN, CRNP

Veronica Gutchell, DNP, CNS, CRNP

Virginia Alinsao, MS, MBA, RN

Josie Ogaitis, RN, MS

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

Karen Evans, MSN, RN-BC

Archiena Beaver, BSN

Lori Harvin, BSN, RN

Patrick Hennessey, RN

Bernetta Lane, BSN, RN

Sorah Levy, RN

Charlotte Wood, MSN, MBA, PhD, RN

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Dawn Grail, MSN, RN

Barbara West, MSN, RN

Mary Kay DeMarco

Meeting Schedule:

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

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

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Purpose:

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

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

A workplace violence prevention sub-committee, chaired by Donna Zankowski , was formed to

investigate non-legislative efforts to prevent violence against nurses and health care professionals.

Best practices were researched and a summit ,organized in conjunction with the Maryland Hospital

Association, is in the planning stages

2017 Legislative Session Summary (completed by Robyn Elliott/ Public Policy Partners)

Nursing Licensure and Scope:

• HB 253 – Renewal of Licenses – CEUs (Passed): The Maryland Board of Nursing

(MBON) will be required to allow nurses to renew licenses using CEUs. The Board will

work with stakeholders to develop CEU requirements. MNA supported the bill.

• HB 482/SB 385 – Nurse Practice Act – Revisions (Passed): Revises the Board’s

composition by converting one LPN seat to an APRN seat and adding a new seat giving

the Board: 2 APRN seats open to any APRN as well as 1 seat open to an LPN, RN,

or APRN. In addition, the bill makes other updates, including repealing an outdated

formulary requirement for CNMs. MNA supported the bill.

• HB 628/SB 517 – Secretaries of Principal Departments – Supervision and Review of

Decisions and Actions by Units within Departments (Passed): Creates a system of

independent, third-party review of any potentially anti-competitive decisions by a health

board. The bill is in response to the US Supreme Court Case on North Carolina Dental.

MNA supported the bill.

• HB 1113/SB 988 – Community Health Worker Act (Failed): Proposed a regulatory

framework for certification of community health workers. While MNA successful

obtained amendments to ensure the scope of CHW’s did not include clinical, the

legislation failed because of opposition of the hospitals.

• HB 1198/SB 679 – Child Abuse and Neglect Training (Failed): Mandated training for

all health professionals and other mandated reports. MNA opposed.

• HB 1632/SB 1174 – Certificates of Births – Births Outside of Institutions (Passed):

Requires DHMH to allow CNMs and other attending clinicians to register birth

certificates of home births. MNA supported.

• SB 41 – Nursing Compact Revisions (Passed): Revises Maryland’s law so that

Maryland can remain in the Compact. MNA supported.

Clinical Practice

• HB 518 – Public Health – Prenatal HIV Testing (Passed): Removes HIV testing

requirements for pregnant women from statute, and instead, places those requirements

in regulation. MNA supported because it is inappropriate to codify clinical practice.

• HB 1432 – Health Care Providers – Prescription Opioids – Limits on Prescribing

(Passed): MNA worked with other health professional associations to amend the bill.

The bill began as a 7 day limit on all initial opioid prescriptions with a few exceptions.

The bill was amended to require prescribers to follow national guidelines.

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Healthcare Reform/ Patient Access:

• HJ 9 – Protection of the Affordable Care Act (Passed): This joint resolutions directs

Congress and the Governor to protect the Affordable Care Act. MNA supported.

• HB 613/SB 363 – Pharmacist –Contraceptives – Prescribing and Dispensing:

Authorizes pharmacists to prescribe certain contraceptives if following standard

developed by the Board of Pharmacy. The Board must work with MNA and other

stakeholders in developing requirements. MNA supported the legislation.

• HB 1083/SB 1081 – Family Planning Services – Continuity of Care: If federal action

“defunds” Planned Parenthood, the legislation requires the State to backfill with State

funding. MNA supported.

• HB 1329 – HOPE Act (Passed): Enacts comprehensive public health measures to

address opioid addition including expansion of the naloxone program. MNA supported.

• SB 27 – Substance Exposed Newborns Reporting (Failed): Required clinicians to

report new mothers to Child Protective Services even when newborn exposure was the

result of a legal prescription. MNA opposed.

• SB 571 – Maryland Health Insurance Protection Act (Passed): Establishes a

Commission to address any issues related to repeal and reform of the ACA.

MNA supported.

Public & Environmental Health

• HB 602/SB 433 – Keep Antibiotics Effective Act: Prohibits the use of antibiotics in

large livestock farms unless prescribed by veterinarians. MNA supported.

• HB 1325 – Oil and Natural Gas – Hydraulic Fracturing – Prohibitions (Passed):

Bans fracking in Maryland. MNA supported.

2. Events

MNA Convention/ Legislative Committee Table

Committee members staffed a display table and distributed information on the committee, recruited

members for testimony, and shared information on committee accomplishments

The Legislative Committee recommended 2 individuals for recognition and awards were

presented to:

Legislator of the Year Award : Sen. Jamie Raskin

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award: Nancy Matucci

2017 Nurses Night in Annapolis

Members, undergraduate students and graduate students attending nurses night in Annapolis.

This year, nurses advocated for the legislator’s Joint Resolution to maintain the Affordable Care Act

(ACA) become our Nurses night focus.

Webinar

A Presentation of the highlights of the 2017 advocacy efforts on bills from the General Assembly

was held on March 17th.

Acknowledgements

Chief Staff Officer Ed Suddath facilitates committee activities and is essential to our advocacy

process. Lobbyist Robyn Elliott is instrumental to the committee’s ability to advocate for nursing

in Maryland.

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2016 – 2017 Legislative Platform

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

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

MNA supports initiatives that:

• Promote quality nursing care through education and licensure.

• Address nursing recruitment, retention and diversity.

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

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

nursing practice.

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

• Promote safety in the workplace.

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

• MNA supports initiatives that introduce appropriate legislation to the Maryland General

Assembly.

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MNA Environmental

Health Committee

Chair:

Karin Russ, MS, RN, BSN

Committee Members:

Maureen Archibald, MS, RGN, RMN, RN

Paxson Barker, PhD, MS, BS, RN

Jennifer Browne, RN

Carol Chandler, MSN, BA, RN

Lena Choudhary, BA, BS, BS, JD, RN

Liz Clark, RN

Lisa Ann Coleman, BSN, RN, ACLS

Marion Condon, MS, BSN, RN

Colleen Cusick, RN, MBA, CMRP

Lissah Dunst, RN

Lori Edwards, PhD, MS, RN

Joanne Evans, RN, MEd, CS

Barbara Friend, PhD, MS, RN

Nicole Fox, BSN, RN

Antonia Fowler, MSN, BSN, RN

Elise Handelman, RN, MEd, COHN-S

Mary Jo Harris RN, BSN, CCRN

Jason Jonas Hart, MS, RN

Carol Heckman, BSN, RN

Tracy Holcomb, BSN, RN

Katie Huffling, RN, MS, CNM

Karen Huss, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAAAAI, FAHA

Suzanne Jacobson, BSN, RN, CEN

Lisa Jordan, PhD, MS, BSN, RN

Trisha Kendall, MS, RN, OCN

Stacy Kreger, BSN, RN

Loida Lacson, BSN, CCRN

Sarah Larson, MS, MPH, RN

Luke Michaelson, PhD, MS, BSN, RN

Kate Painter, RN, BS, CAPA

Bobbie Jo Phelps, BSN, RN

Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN

Rose Morolo, BSN, RN

Kate Scott, MS, RN

Nina Sharma, RN

Karin Russ

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Regina Thompson, BSN, RN

Charlotte Wallace, BSN, RN

Catherine Ware, RN, BSN, CCRN, CPAN

Donna Zankowski, RN, COHN

Nicole Fox, BSN, RN

Suzanne Fox, BSN, RN

Elise Handelman, RN, MEd, COHN-S

Kate Painter, RN, BS, CAPA

Janel Parham, MS, BSN, RN

Roneet Mallin, RN, MPH

Debra Marsch, BSN, RN

Diann Rocha, BSN, RN

Donna Zankowski, RN, COHN

Meeting Schedule:

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Telephone conference meetings take place six times per year on the fourth Monday of the month

from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Committee’s Purpose:

The purpose of the Environmental Health Committee is to provide a forum for nurses to collaborate

on initiatives that reduce environmental exposures for hospital workers and protect the public’s

health from environmental hazards.

Highlights 2015-2016:

The MNA Environmental Health Committee is dedicated to protecting the health of nurses and

the public from toxic hazards in the workplace and the community. To that end, the Environmental

Health Committee collaborated with the MNA Legislative Committee to support the following

actions:

In the in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session, MNA supported bills SB 607/HB 829,

designed to limit unnecessary use of antibiotics in farm animals. Overuse of antibiotics in agriculture

contributes to the serious and growing problem of antibiotic resistant microbial organisms.

These bills proposed, among other things, to require veterinarian oversight when antibiotics

are administered, and to ban the non-therapeutic use of medically important antibiotics in food

producing animals. The senate version of the bill was co-sponsored by Senator Shirley Nathan-

Pulliam, a nurse representing Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Unfortunately, the bills were not

voted on favorably. Plans to resubmit the bills in 2107 are underway.

In addition, the MNA Environmental Health Committee continued efforts from previous years to

advocate for regulatory protections for nurses and other health care workers who handle hazardous

pharmaceuticals in the workplace. MNA representatives are working with the Maryland Department

of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to move the NIOSH recommendation that “employers establish

a medical surveillance program to protect these workers” forward in the state.

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MNA Practice &

Education Committee

Members

Denise Ann Moore, PhD, APRN-BC, Chairperson

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC, Co-Chairperson

Anushree Ahluwalia, MSN, RN

Daniel Anagho, RN, DN/CM

Cassandra (Casey) Chapman, RN

Dorothy M. Davis, MSN, RN

Kelly Gesswein, BSN, RN

Mitchelle Griffiths, MSN, RN

Lisa L. Moyers, MSN, RN

Cordelia Obizoba, MSN, RN

Seun Ross, DNP, RN, CRNP-F, NP-C, NEA-BC

Kym Thompson, MSN, RN

Denise A. Moore

Purpose

a. Analyze trend data related to professional nursing issues and collaborate with the

Continuing Education Provider Unit to facilitate development and evaluation of educational

programs.

b. Establish a communication mechanism that facilitates collaboration with the MNA Board of

Directors, the MNA Continuing Education Provider Unit, organizational affiliates, appropriate

specialty organizations, and the Maryland Board of Nursing.

c. Establish a mechanism for identifying and accessing experts on particular practice issues to

facilitate development of policy statements, white papers, and practice guidelines.

Highlights

The Maryland Nurses Association Practice and Education Committee (PEC) has begun meeting to

stimulate dialogue within the nursing community-at-large and MNA with the goal being to create

a nimble, stable structure to advance nursing practice and facilitate MNA’s mission to provide

quality continuing nursing education to the nursing community.

Committee members have self-selected to participate in a workgroups articulating one of the

following focus areas:

1. Workforce – nursing shortage, nurse staffing, work environment, occupational

safety and health

2. Practice Policy – focus on issues related to nursing practice and the places where

nursing services are provided, APRN issues, quality, evidence based practice

3. Education – basic and advanced practice, interdisciplinary education

4. Regulation – regulation, accreditation and certification

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Committee members are developing goals and objectives to strategically address the issues of

concern identified by Maryland’s nursing community. The PEC seeks to stimulate dialogue within

the nursing community-at-large and MNA with the goal being to create a nimble, stable structure to

advance nursing practice and facilitate continuing nursing education.

Meetings

Quarterly meetings of the PEC are held virtually. MNA or affiliate members interested in participating

in this committee should contact Susan Prentice.

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The Membership Committee creates strategies to increase

and retain members. This Committee also addresses

situations, problems and issues within District Nurses

Associations that impact membership and retention.

Cindy Bennoit, BSN, RN is the Chairperson.

Cindy Bennoit,

BSN, RN, Chair

This Committee needs volunteers to help with the many

outreach opportunities for increasing our membership base. Interested in serving on MNA’s

Membership Committee? Contact Ed Suddath, Chief Staff Officer at esuddath@marylandrn.org

or 443-334-5110.

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MNA State Nominating Committee

Members:

Cathy Gibson, BSN, RNC-OB; Chairperson

Jeanie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Bijoy Mahanti, RN

Brandy Brown, MA, BSN, RN

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

Carol Fickinger, BSN, RN

Sandra Vegh, MS, RN

Meeting Schedule:

The 2017 MNA Committee on Nominations met two times

via conference call: June 26 and July 6, and conducted

business two times via email.

Cathy Gibson,

BSN, RNC-OB;

Chairperson

Highlights 2016 – 2017:

The members of the Committee were reminded that all discussions/communications were to

be kept in confidence and the work of the Committee was totally confidential. Members were

asked to provide suggestions on members to run for offices of Vice President, and Treasurer-

Elect. The Committee was also informed that candidates running for the MNA Member-at-Large

Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly had to be full members (ANA and MNA) at the

time of their election.

All members were requested to talk with members of their Districts and other members to

encourage more participation in the process. The Committee endeavored to have two names for

each position. Members who have expressed interest in certain offices were encouraged to get

their paperwork in to the office by the deadline of June 23, 2017. The deadline was later extended

to July 5, 2017.

The Nominating Committee placed in nomination the names of:

Vice-President

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE

Treasurer-Elect

Stacy Edwards, MS, RN

MNA Officer Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly

Rosemary Mortimer, RN, MS, MSEd, CCBE

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Provisions of the Code of Ethics for

Nurses with Interpretive Statements

Provision 1

The nurse practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique

attributes of every person.

Provision 2

The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group,

community, or population.

Provision 3

The nurse promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health, and safety of the patient.

Provision 4

The nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice; makes decisions;

and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care.

Provision 5

The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to promote

health and safety, preserve wholeness of character and integrity, maintain competence, and

continue personal and professional growth.

Provision 6

The nurse, through individual and collective effort, establishes, maintains, and improves the

ethical environment of the work setting and conditions of employment that are conducive to safe,

quality health care.

Provision 7

The nurse, in all roles and settings, advances the profession through research and scholarly

inquiry, professional standards development, and the generation of both nursing and health

policy.

Provision 8

The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public to protect human rights,

promote health diplomacy, and reduce health disparities.

Provision 9

The profession of nursing, collectively through its professional organizations, must articulate

nursing values, maintain the integrity of the profession, and integrate principles of social justice

into nursing and health policy.

Source: Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2015) Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses

Association; pg. v. Cite as (ANA, 2015; p. v)

Reproduced with permission of the publisher.

© 2015 American Nurses Association

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AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION

The American Nurses Association’s

Bill of Rights For Registered Nurses

Registered nurses promote and restore health, prevent illness and protect the people entrusted

to their care. They work to alleviate the suffering experienced by individuals, families, groups and

communities. In so doing, nurses provide services that maintain respect for human dignity and

embrace the uniqueness of each patient and the nature of his or her health problems, without

restriction with regard to social or economic status.

To maximize the contributions nurses make to society, it is necessary to protect the dignity and

autonomy of nurses in the workplace. To that end, the following rights must be afforded.

I. Nurses have the right to practice in a manner that fulfills their obligations to society and to

those who receive nursing care.

II.

III.

IV.

Nurses have the right to practice in environments that allow them to act in accordance

with professional standards and legally authorized scopes of practice.

Nurses have the right to a work environment that supports and facilitates ethical practice,

in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Nurses and its interpretive statements.

Nurses have the right to freely and openly advocate for themselves and their patients,

without fear of retribution.

V. Nurses have the right to fair compensation for their work, consistent with their knowledge,

experience and Professional responsibilities.

VII. Nurses have the right to a work environment that is safe for themselves and their patients.

VIII. Nurses have the right to negotiate the conditions of their employment, either as individuals

or collectively, in all practice settings.

Disclaimer: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a national professional association. ANA

policies reflect the thinking of the nursing profession on various issues and should be reviewed

in conjunction with state board of nursing policies and practices. State law, rules and regulation

govern the practice of nursing. The ANA’s “Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses” contains policy

statements and does not necessarily reflect rights embodied in state and federal law. ANA

policies may be used by the state to interpret or provide guidance on the profession’s position on

nursing.

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District News

MNA District 1

Allegany and Garrett Counties

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President:

Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Past President:

Board of Directors:

MNA Board Rep:

Jeannie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Diane Chase, RN, MSN

Samantha Vickory, BSN, RN

Renate Brown, RN

Christine Ruhl, MBA, BSN, RN

Heather Gable, DNP, RN, LNHA, RAC-CT

Michele Harvey, MSN, RN

Jaime Striplin, MSN, RN

Jaime Striplin, MSN, RN

Committees

State Committees

Finance Committee: Renate Brown, RN

Nominating Committee: Jeannie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Membership Committee: Vacant

MNA Practice and Education Committee: Vacant

Workplace Advocacy: Vacant

Center for Ethics and Human Rights: Vacant

Continuing Education Provider and Approver: Vacant

Legislative Committee: Jeannie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Highlights 2016-2017:

District 1 continues to promote the profession of nursing in rural Western Maryland. Over the

previous year we have provided opportunities for nurses to obtain CEU’s, learn evidence-based

practice, and be informed of organizational changes within the ANA/MNA.

• The annual MNA District 1 dinner was held on November 3, 2016 at Western Maryland

Health System in Cumberland, MD with 45 attendees.

o The title of the program was “The Mindful Nurse: Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care

for Others.” Speakers included Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA (Professor, Allegany College

of Maryland); Marion Leonard, MBA, MA (Chair, Community Wellness Coalition) and

Brenda Owens, MS, FNP-BC (Associate Professor, Allegany College of Maryland).

Nursing contact hours were offered.

o A social hour was held prior to the presentation and business meeting. Local vendors

representing various direct sales companies, physical therapy companies, and schools

of nursing displayed their products or services and donated door prizes.

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• District 1 sponsored a “Spirit Night” on May 23, 2017 at a local restaurant.

The purpose was to network with nurses, nursing students, or those who

support this wonderful career of nursing. Local vendors participated and

donated door prizes. The restaurant donated a portion of their sales to the

Professionalism in Nursing Award.

• Elections of new officers were held in conjunction with state elections.

• District 1 sponsored the “Professionalism in Nursing Award” to one graduating Allegany

College of Maryland nursing student and one Garrett College of Maryland nursing student

at the December and May pinning ceremonies. The recipients of this award display

professional values of respect, altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice

as described in the ANA Code of Ethics. The award recipients were presented with a plaque

and one year membership to the ANA/MNA.

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MNA District 2

Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll and Howard Counties

President:

1st Vice President:

2nd Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Directors:

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

Jylla Artis, MSN, CRNP-Family

Charlotte M. Wood, MS, MBA, PhD, RN

Denise Moore, PhD, APRN-BC

Liesel Charlene Charles Lewis, BSN, RN

Valerie Daniels, MSN, RN

Nancy Goldstein, DNP

Jonas Ngu, PhD, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC

Uma Sankararaman, MS, BSN, RN

Standing Committees and Chairs:

Committee on Bylaws and Policies- Nancy Goldstein

Committee on Finance- Liesel Charles

Committee on Legislation- Charlotte Wood

Committee on Programs (Contact Hours)- Denise Moore

Special Committee on Nursing Education Summit- Charlotte Wood

Committee on Nominations- Uma Sankararaman

Committee on Tellers- Liesel Charles

Highlights of 2016-2017:

D2 2016 Practice and Policy Seminars

The Sept. 22, 2016 Seminar at Martin’s West featured Philip Bovender, RN, Associate Division

Nurse Leader for the Midatlantic Red Cross, speaking on the role of Maryland Nurses in a

Disaster. This event was a fundraiser with the Nursing Foundation of Maryland for the D2

Scholarship fund.

Mr. Bovender spoke again at a second D2 Seminar, this time on the public health threat to

African American community from antibodies in donor pool. That seminar was held at the

Baltimore County Public Library in Arbutus on November 3, 2016. Both seminars were

at capacity.

Maryland Nursing Education Summit:

The first District 2-sponsored Maryland Nursing Summit, at the Maritime Institute, was held

on April 29, 2017. Planning had begun at our June 2016 Board dinner meeting. More than 100

attendees and presenters from nursing schools and health facilities in all parts of Maryland

came for this all-day event. Evaluations and feedback were very enthusiastic, so District 2 is

planning to sponsor future Summits.

For photos and information about District 2 events, go to the D2 website www.mnadistrict2.org, or

follow D2 on Facebook: Maryland Nurses Association, District 2.

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MNA District 2 Board of Directors

District 2 Board (L-R): President, Dr. Nayna Philipsen; Director, Ms. Uma Sankararaman; Treasurer,

Ms. Liesel Charles; Director, Dr. Nancy Goldstein; 1st Vice President, Ms. Jylla Artis; 2nd Vice

President and District 2’s Representative to the MNA Board of Directors, Dr. Charlotte M. Wood. Not

pictured: Secretary, Dr. Denise Moore; Director, Dr. Jonas Nguh; and Director, Ms. Valerie Davies.

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MNA District 3

Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Severna Park

President: (Term 2016-2018)

Donna C. Downing-Corddry, BSN, RN, CAPA

dcsquare@comcast.net (h)

donnacdowningcorddry@gmail.com (w)

1863 Lindamoor Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401 (h)

410-573-5304 (h)

410-279-3665 (m)

MNA Committee on By-Laws & Policies, member

Ethics Committee, member

MNA Strategic Planning Sub-Committee, Co-champion of Engagement

MNA Convention Planning Committee, Co-chairfor Exhibitors/Vendors

DNA 3 Committee on Bylaws, chair

Immediate Past President: (Term 2016-2017)

Deborah Campbell, MSN, CRNP-F

debmiski@hotmail.com

972 Mt. Holly Dr., Annapolis, MD 21409

443-362-2400 (m), 410-757-6044 (h), 443-690-1451 (w)

Vice-President (2nd Term 2015-2017)

Cindy Bennoit, RN, BSN

cindybe61@aol.com

107 4th Ave. SE, Glenn Burnie, MD 21061

410-787-0828 (h)

Chair, DNA 3 Legislative Committee,

MNA Committee on Legislation, member

MNA Strategic Planning Sub-Committee, Co-champion - Membership

MNA Convention Planning Committee, Co-Chair for Session Monitors

Treasurer: (2nd Term 2015-2017)

Stacy Edwards, MS, RN

stacymclean99@hotmail.com

Chair, DNA 3 Committee on Finance

MNA Finance Committee, member

5933 Linthicum Ln., Linthicum, MD 21090

443-465-6941 (h)

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Secretary: (Term 2016-2018)

Deanna Leone, BSN, RN-BC

deannaleone@comcast.net

610 Londontown Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037-2118

(410) 956-8265

DNA 3 Committee on Bylaws, member

DNA 3 Representative to the MNA BODs (Term 2016-2018)

Juliana Chang, B.A., B.S., R.N.

jmhchang@msn.com

114 Rabbit Chase Dr., Laurel, MD 20724-5969

(301)362-3566

DNA 3 Rep to the MNA Committee on Nominations(Term 2015-2017)

Brandy L. Brown MA, BSN, RN-BC

blstern511@aol.com

7718 Timbercross Ln., Glen Burnie, MD 21060-8379

(410) 919-3276

Directors at Large:

Saisa Neel, MSN, BSN, RN, RN-BC (Term 2016-2018)

Educational Program Committee:

Saisa Neel, chair

Carole Staley Collins

Deborah Campbell

Highlights for 2016-2017

Beginning with 2016 June’s DNA 3 conference call meeting, members were hard at work submitting

nominations for office of president, and secretary.

Three (3) DNA 3 members are actively engaged with the 113th Annual MNA Convention Committee,

helping to make this year a very memorable year.

Cindy Bennoit’s mom has graciously volunteered to make 2 baskets for our district’s contribution to

door prizes for the convention.

DNA 3 offers a Convention scholarship nurse applicant who is attending for the first time, hoping to

encourage new membership. The winner for 2016 was Alihu Adeleke, a new member for us. He is

currently working on his masters in information technology.

On November 15, 2016, DNA 3 held their Annual Business at the Blue Dolphin Bar and Grill in

Gambrills, MD, with 12 in attendance. Alihu Adeleke was able to attend tonight. The main focus

of the meeting was to confirm the newly elected officers by a vote. Officers were approved

unanimously. New officers include Donna Downing-Corddry, president; Deanna Leone, secretary;

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Juliana Chang, DNA 3 Rep for MNA BODs; Saisa Neel, appointed as Director

at Large. We honored our out going officers as well. We are so thankful for all

they were able to accomplish during their term!! Deborah Campbell, president;

Donna Downing-Corddry, secretary; Cindy Bennoit, DNA 3 Rep for MNA BODs.

January 2017 meeting was conducted via conference call with approval of dates for meetings.

Several DNA 3 members are planning to go to Nurses’ Night in Annapolis in February.

DNA 3 was represented at Nurses’ Night in Annapolis on February 20th. We had the great fortune of

good weather! Senator John Astle graciously provided us with an hour of his time, and we were very

grateful that House Delegate Michael E. Busch’s legislative aide, Kaila K. Thompson was willing to

listen to nursing issues, especially in regards to HJ 9/SJ 9 – Protection of the Affordable Care Act.

House Delegate Herb McMillan was only available briefly and stated that he could not support MNA

position on the healthcare legislation.

March’s meeting began with a potluck dinner hosted by the district president at her home. We were

honored to have MNA President, Kathy Ogle present. Thank you Kathy! Thanks to all in attendance.

It was very nice to meet face to face.

MNA Leadership Day, April 1st presided by DNA 3 member Kathy Ogle, MNA President, along with

D. Downing-Corddry and J. Chang.

National Nurses’ Week was celebrated in May by members hosting a table during the Anne

Arundel Medical Center’s Nurses’ Fair. We raffled off 2 baskets, donated by C. Bennoit’s mom once

again, THANK YOU Carol Lyons!! We had “guess the amount in the candy jar” game, gift bags

with a ballpoint pen, candy and DNA 3 business card, displayed membership information, ANA

publications, and copies of The Maryland Nurse. We received 90+ visitors to our table as evidence by

we ran out of raffle tickets and gift bags!! Thanks to all who made this a success, especially Deanna

Leone, who made a special trip to MNA office for the banner, and donated items for the gift bags!

June began with a conference call meeting on the 5th. We discussed submission of a ballot of

officers for Vice President, Treasurer, and DNA 3 Rep to MNA Committee on Nominations. MNA

office will handle mailing of our ballots and MNA Committee of Tellers will handle the tallying of

results. Other items of discussion include taking a tour of St. Paul’s Homeless Shelter in Baltimore

to volunteer. We continue to make arrangements for our Annual Business meeting in November, and

make plans for a DNA 3 social event such as a trip to African American Museum in Washington, D.C.

We finish off the year with D. Downing-Corddry representing us at ANA’s Hill Day, June 8th,

Washington, D.C. The largest attended ANA lobby day thus far! Meetings were set up for us

according to our voting district, MD-03. Congress members visited were Sen. Chris Van Hollen,

Sen. Ben Cardin, and Rep. John Sarbanes. We were given a very warm welcome and genuine

support of the following legislations: S. 445/H.R. 1825; Title VIII Nursing Authorization Act – S.

1109/H.R. 959; The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act; Health Care Reform. Go to ANA’s website

to view the group photo on the Capitol building steps! Such a inspirational day!

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MNA District 5

Prince George & Montgomery Counties

MNA D5 continues to serve nurses in Prince Georges and Montgomery counties. The Board of

Directors meet throughout the year via conference call. Bi annual membership dinner meetings are

held in November and May. District 5 areas of interest include scholarship awards, education and

outreach.

Sincerely,

Harolda Hedd

MNA D5 President

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Harford and Cecil Counties

Board Members

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President:

President-Elect:

Treasurer:

Secretary:

Directors- at-Large:

Sadie Parker, MA, RN

Madelyn Danner, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE

Bijou Mahanti, RN

Barbara Polack, RN

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP

Sonia Galvan, MSN, RN, CNE

Cathleen Butenewicz, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

Highlights of 2016-2017

• Developed and instituted a MNA District 7 scholarship for nursing students who are dually

enrolled in an associate and a bachelor of science degree in nursing at both Harford

Community College and Cecil College.

• Contributed to a Morgan State University scholarship fund in memory of Dr. Kathleen

Galbraith, former Vice President of District 7.

• Awarded select graduates of Harford and Cecil nursing programs the District 7 Award with a

framed certificate, one-year membership in MNA/ANA and a cash award.

• Educational programs on nurse lateral violence at Cecil College, associate-to-bachelor

degree education options at Harford Community College, governance within MNA & D7 at

Havre de Grace Library, highlights of the 113th Convention at Betrucci’s Restaurant, and a

resume development at Harford Community College.

• Contributed to a poster presentation “Nurses & shoppers: An opportunity to partner for

optimal health” to the MNA convention.

• Change in presidential leadership as Dee Jones accepted the MNA Vice President

appointment and Sadie Parker accepted the President position.

• Held 2 fundraisers (Macy’s “Shop for a Cause” & Chick-fil-A calendar sales).

• Conducted health screening and education at Macy’s at Harford Mall.

• Displayed nursing memorabilia at the Abingdon Library for Nurses’ Month.

• Donated gift basket to MNA 113th Convention.

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Frederick & Washington Counties

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President:

Vice President:

Treasurer:

Board of Directors:

MNA Board Rep:

Legislative Rep:

Sandra Vegh, MS, RN

Debra Disbrow, MSN, RN, ONC, PCCN

Valerie Zeigler, BSN,

Karen Bream, BSN, RN

Barb Kemerer, MSN, RN, MBA, APRN

Mary Beachley, MS, RN

Sharon Koza, BSN

Debra Disbrow, MSN, RN, ONC, PCCN

Mary Beachley, MS, RN

MNA District 8 has had a very busy year which has included presenting several programs in

Frederick and Washington Counties including a Legislative Update Program at Frederick Memorial

Hospital and an all -day spring conference program at Meritus as well as a free movie-night. We

collected and made donations to local charities Up & Out in Frederick County and in Washington

County to Cameo House (a woman and children’s program) and Catoctin Summit Adolescent

Program.

In June, MNA D8 is proud to have selected our second annual $1000.00 nursing scholarship

recipient. The board looks forward to meeting our scholar later this year. MNA D8’s near- future

events include a bi-annual planning meeting in September .

Respectfully submitted,

Sandra Vegh, MS, RN

President, District 8

District 8 Website: http://www.mnadistrict8.org/

Pictured, back row, left to right are District 8,

Maryland Nurses Association representatives:

Maureen Lal, Mary Beachley, and Karen Bream.

Also pictured is Daniel Tregoning, Esq., Community

Foundation trustee. Front row, left to right:

Deborah Disbrow and Barb Kemerer, District 8

representatives; Ms. Manstof, MNA D8 Scholarship

Recipient; Sandy Vegh and Valerie Ziegler, District

8 representatives. MNA representatives not

pictured: Sharon Koza, Maureen Lal.

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NURSING FOUNDATION OF MARYLAND

Board of Trustee Members

Officers:

President: Donna C. Downing-Corddry

V. President: Tina Zimmerman

Secretary: Sadie Parker

Treasurer: Dr. Richard Talley

Trustees: Grace Connolly

Dee Jones

Dr. Patricia Travis

Ex-officio: Ed Suddath, MNA Chief Staff Officer

Donna Downing-

Corddry

The Foundation continues to work to accomplish the purposes set forth in the bylaws:

“The purpose of this Foundation shall be to promote and foster the education of Registered

Nurses, the practice and roles of the Registered Nurse in healthcare…the support of charitable,

educational, scientific, and research ventures that promote and foster the education and practice

of Registered Nurses, their roles in the delivery of healthcare, and the health and welfare of citizens

of the State of Maryland…NFM Bylaws, Article II, Purpose, last amended 7 July 2012.

The trustees continue to exercise creativity and dedication towards achieving financial support

from the nursing community it serves.

Many, many thanks and appreciation is extended to ALL of our Scholarship providers:

The Travis Nursing Scholarship

MNA District 2’s Scholarship

Ruth Hans Scholarship

Maryland General Hospital School Of Nursing Alumnae Association. Education Scholarship

Barbara Suddath Nursing Scholarship

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Scholarship

Mercy Hospital Nursing Alumnae Scholarship

General donations and scholarship donations are accepted anytime all year!! Your generous

gifts would make it possible for the Foundation to award additional scholarships to

deserving students.

Respectfully,

Donna C. Downing-Corddry, NFM president

donnacdowningcorddry@gmail.com; 410-279-3665(cell)

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