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South Dakota Nurse - September 2018

South Dakota Nurse - September

South Dakota NURSE THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA NURSES ASSOCIATION Vol. 9 • Number 3 Quarterly publication direct mailed to approximately 19,000 Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses in South Dakota SEPTEMBER 2018 President’s Message Margie Washnok President, South Dakota Nurses Association At the 2018 ANA Membership Assembly, Ernest J. Grant PhD, RN, FAAN, was elected as the ANA President. Dr. Grant was the previous ANA Vice President. Dr. Grant is a former nurse of the year award winner and has assisted several branches of the U.S. Military and civilian areas with his world-class expertise in burns-related treatment and fire safety issues. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Grant in his role as our ANA President. I will be working with Eric Ollila and ANA to invite Dr. Grant to be our keynote speaker at one of our next SDNA Conventions! Margie Washnok Remember new graduates, you can join ANA for half-price for two years. Those who are furthering their education or are planning to obtain another degree (RN-BSN, BSN-MSN, RN-MSN, MSN-PhD/DNP) you receive your membership at a reduced cost. Check out these benefits, as well as the other benefits at the ANA website of: https:// www.nursingworld.org/. As a member of ANA, you receive access to free webinars, the ANA Nursing Journal, access to various certifications, nursing liability insurance at a reduced rate, and many more benefits. Remember, some of the benefits of belonging are also networking with other professionals, and meeting friends for life. The Nominations Committee members have been busy obtaining names for the leadership ballot that will be announced at this year’s SDNA Convention. I want to take this time to thank all who have agreed to add their names to the ballot for the various offices that are available. I know you will find your time with the SDNA Board of Directors rewarding. Get ready to enjoy and gain knowledge from the next SDNA Convention. The convention theme is “Healthy Families, Healthy Clients, and Healthy Nurses,” which will be hosted by the nurses in Brookings, SD, October 7 & 8, 2018. They have some excellent speakers and activities planned for this year’s convention. Bring a guest, a new member, and/or a nursing student to the convention. I would also like all of you to think about how you can incorporate this year’s convention theme into your life. See you in October in Brookings!! Please Save the Dates 2018 South Dakota Nurses Association Annual Convention Healthy Families, Healthy Clients, Healthy Nurses Sunday, October 7, 2018 & Monday, October 8, 2018 Days Inn and Convention Center Brookings, South Dakota Please mark your calendars today for the annual South Dakota Nurses Association’s Convention where you will have the opportunity to hear from nursing leaders and clinical experts on leadership, clinical and self-care topics. The convention also provides you an opportunity to network and build professional relationships with nurses from throughout South Dakota. current resident or Presort Standard US Postage PAID Permit #14 Princeton, MN 55371 Index SDNA Board of Directors ....................2 Life as an Adventurer .......................3 Something New for 2018: South Dakota 2018 SDNA Candidates for Office ...............8 2018 ANA Membership Assembly Report .......9 District News ............................ 10 Nurses Foundation Scholarships .............4 SDNA Calendar of Events .................. 11 2018 Spring Workshop ......................5 Welcome New Members .................... 11 Healthy Families, Healthy Clients, SDNF Donors ............................ 11 Healthy Nurses ..........................6-7 Membership Application ................... 11