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The South Carolina Nurse - July 2018

The South Carolina Nurse - July

The South Carolina Nurse The Voice of South Carolina Nurses for Over 110 Years Brought to you by the South Carolina Nurses Association (SCNA), whose dues paying members make it possible to advocate for nurses and nursing at the state and federal levels. CIRCULATION 74,000 TO ALL REGISTERED NURSES, LPNS, AND STUDENT NURSES IN SOUTH CAROLINA. A Volume 25 • Number 3 July, August, September 2018 CONSTITUENT MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION AND THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN NURSES. INDEX President’s Column. ....................... 2 CEO Report. ............................. 3 ANCC. ................................. 3 SCNA Convention, Annual Meeting, and APRN Fall Pharm Conference: Registration. .......................... 4 Agenda. ............................. 5 Annual Meeting / Election SCNA Annual Meeting Preparations. ........ 6 Organizational Affiliates SC Faith Community Nurses Association. .... 6 SCNA Nominees. .......................8-10 ANA News What is the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge. .................... 11 Members in the News:. ................... 11 South Carolina Nurses Association New and Returning Members ............ 12 New SCNA-Only Members............... 12 SCNA Benefits . ...................... 13 SCNA Board Meeting Notes. ............. 14 Reaping the Benefits: The Importance of Belonging to a Professional Organization .. 14 SCNA Calendar. ...................... 15 Membership Made Easy ................ 15 Barriers to care removed for South Carolinians Barriers to scope of practice removed for APRNs (Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Clinical Nurse Specialists) History in the Making: Landmark Legislation Judy Zink, Debbie Hopla, Lesley Rathbun, Stephanie Burgess THANK YOU GOVERNOR MCMASTER, SENATOR TOM DAVIS, AND REPRESENTATIVE GARY CLARY Kudos to Governor McMaster, Senator Tom Davis, and Representative Gary Clary for championing a bill in the General Assembly for 2017-2018 to remove barriers to care for South Carolinians. Senate Bill 345 passed on May 8, 2018 overwhelmingly by both Chambers followed by an official ceremonial signing by Governor McMaster. Under their leadership, the bill will remove barriers to scope of practice for APRNs and save the state money by increasing access to primary care and improving health outcomes for patients. This landmark legislation’s goal is to improve the quality of life for South Carolinians by increasing access to healthcare, especially for those living in rural and underserved communities or those considered underserved in urban communities. In partnership with the Coalition for Access to Healthcare (comprised of APRNs across the state, AARP, the South Carolina Nurses Association, the SC Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives, and the South Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists), the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, and the South Carolina Hospital Association collaborated on a compromise bill that will better serve South Carolinians for health care. Business partners and agencies that supported the bill included AARP, CVS Pharmacy, Michelin, The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care, the Small Business Chamber, the New Morning Foundation, the SC Department of Mental Health, Agape, The Free Clinic of Columbia, the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers, and the Deans/ Directors of Nurse Practitioner programs in SC. South Carolina ranks 44th for overall health according to the United Health Foundation’s health report; translated into an “F” for healthcare. Parts or all of the 46 counties in South Carolina Barriers to Care continued on page 3 Chapter News: Continue Nurses’ Week Celebration Concepts .......................... 16 News You Can Use: Critical Needs in State Supported Public Universities ................... 17 Opioid Update. ....................... 17 The Licensing Board Complaint Process .... 18 Recent Developments in Disciplinary Matters before LLR Boards. .................. 19 (L-R) Representative Gary Clary, Governor Henry McMaster, Senator Tom Davis listing to Stephanie Burgess address the group South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. ...............22-23 (L-R) Stephanie Burgess, Amanda Mitchell, Wanda Crotwell, Representative Gary Clary current resident or Presort Standard US Postage PAID Permit #14 Princeton, MN 55371 Governor Henry McMaster addressing the APRN group (L-R) Nicole Hutchinson, Amanda Mitchell, Senator Tom Davis, Wanda Crotwell, Stephanie Burgess, Toriah Caldwell