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Nebraska Nurse - September 2018

Nebraska Nurse - September

Nebraska Nurse Sent to all Nebraska Nurses courtesy of the Nebraska Nurses Foundation in partnership with the Nebraska Nurses Association Quarterly circulation approximately 34,000 to all RNs, LPNs, and Student Nurses in Nebraska. Volume 51 • No. 3 September, October, November 2018 NNA’s Mutual Interest Groups Pages 8-9 FEATURE ARTICLE Page 13 Page 15 In This Issue Inside the NNA Nursing in Assisted Living Facilities .............2 President’s Column ........................4 Leadership and Recognition Opportunities ......5 2018 American Nurses Association Membership Assembly ...................6 What is the Nursing Professional Development Committee? ...........................8 Calling All Registered Nurses! ............... 10 Membership Application ................... 11 Nebraska Nurses Foundation ............. 12 Midwest Multistate Division Update ....... 12 Affiliate Organization News .............. 13 Nurses Mentoring Nurses in Leadership Development Across Nebraska ............ 14 current resident or Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Princeton, MN Permit No. 14 2018 NNA/NNP Annual Convention and Conference The 2018 NNA/NNP Annual Convention and Conference is right around the corner! We hope that you are making plans to attend this event on October 3-5th at the LaVista Conference Center in LaVista, Nebraska. Our featured speakers include ANA President Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD; and Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN. The two and a half day conference has a host of speakers on a wide range of topics for registered nurses and advanced practice nurses including leadership, patient safety, x-ray interpretation guidelines in primary care, ECGs in the ICU, reporting fraud, waste and abuse, working with medical interpreters, dental issue, and many more! Contact hours, including pharmacotherapeutic hours, will be awarded. NNA members will receive a $150 discount this year – join by September 25 to be eligible! In addition to the conference, other activities are planned: • Business meetings at 12:30pm ú NNP – October 3 ú NNA – October 4 Featured Speakers Pam Cipriano Carolyn Buppert Allison Squires • Awards Dinner – please see the article on the NNA Annual Awards; consider nominating a worthy nurse today! • Nightingale tribute - submit names of nurses no longer with us to director@nebraskanurses. org • Silent Auction – October 4; please consider donating items for the auction! • Opportunity for Graduate students to present scholarly project posters on October 4; contact Tara Whitmire (tara.whitmire@ methodistcollege.edu) or Alice Kindschuh (alice.kindschuh@methodistcollege.edu) • Vendors • Networking opportunities This is a great opportunity for students and nonmembers as well. Please encourage them to join us! Continue to monitor the NNA website at www. nebraskanurses.org for the latest details and registration information. A block of rooms will be reserved – make your reservation early! See you in October!