2018 NV Nurses Association Yearbook

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NNA Meeting of the Members

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Free CEU event for

NNA Members!


• B.S. in Nursing

• RN to BSN

• M.S. in Nursing

o Clinical Nurse Leader

o Nurse Educator

o Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

o Family Nurse Practitioner

o Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

• DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

o BSN to DNP:

• Nurse Practitioner Tracks

o Post-MSN DNP:

• Advanced Practice

• Nurse Executive

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2018

Table of Contents

NNA Mission, Goals, & Objectives....................................................................................................................................... 2

Annual Meeting Agenda........................................................................................................................................................... 5

Introduction to Dr. Ekroos (CEU Presentation)................................................................................................................ 7

NNA Board of Directors........................................................................................................................................................ 13

Annual Meeting General Information................................................................................................................................... 15

Report of President.................................................................................................................................................................. 17

Report of Treasurer..................................................................................................................................................................19

Professional Development......................................................................................................................................................21

Report—District One President...........................................................................................................................................23

Report—Rural and Frontier Committee............................................................................................................................24

Report—NNA Membership..................................................................................................................................................27

Nevada Nurses Foundation....................................................................................................................................................29

Printed and Published for the Nevada Nurses Association by:

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(319) 277-2414

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NNA Mission, Goals, and Objectives

Mission

The Nevada Nurses Association promotes professional nursing practice through continuing education,

community service, nursing leadership, and legislative activities to advocate for improved health and high

quality health care for citizens of Nevada.

Goals

• Promote and uphold excellence and integrity for the profession of nursing.

• Educate and advocate for accessible, affordable, quality health care for

clients/consumers.

• Monitor the evolving role of the professional nurse.

Objectives

• Sustain a leadership role that actively supports individual nurses in their professional practice.

• Educate nurses about professional practice advocacy.

• Provide a proactive presence in legislative and regulatory activities for health related issues.

• Participate with consumers and health care groups in establishing health care policy.

• Encourage, promote, and support political candidates who demonstrated support of the mission,

goals and objectives of the Nevada Nurses Association.

• Be Strong, proactive presence in working with local, state, and national regulatory agencies

involved in healthcare.

• Collaborate with programs of higher education for nurses to enhance the image and

integrity of the profession.

• Promote nursing as a career option for men, women, and minorities targeting the elementary,

secondary, and postsecondary education settings.

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Nevada Nurses Association

AGENDA FOR ANNUAL MEETING 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:30-10:30 am

Nell J. Redfield Campus, Room 218

18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511

Video conference/Zoom:

UNLV Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas

Great Basin College

Shadow Lane Campus - Bldg B

Carl A. Diekhans Ctr for IT (DCIT),

Classroom 4 (rm 121)

Room 208

1001 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas 89106

1500 College Pkwy, Elko

Call to Order

Welcome & Opening Statements & Announcements

Officers Reports

Dave Tyrell, BSN, RN

President

Donna Miller, RN

Vice-President

Nicola Aaker, MSN, MPH, RN, CNOR, PHCNS-BC Treasurer

Rochelle Walsh, DNP, RN, PCCN

Secretary

Heidi Johnston, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

Director at Large

Amie Ruckman, MSN, RN

Director at Large

Peggy Lee, BSN, RN

Director at Large

Darlene Bujold, BSN, RN President, District 1

Ruth Politi, PhD, RN President, District 3

Committee Reports

Legislative Committee

Continuing Education & Bioterrorism

Bylaws Committee

New Nurse Initiative

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Rural and Frontier Committee

SafeTalk Committee

Safe Staffing Task Force

Environmental Health Committee

State Collaborative on Incivility and Bullying

Membership Committee

Election Results

Officer Installation Ceremony

President’s Award & Recognitions

Adjournment of Meeting

Forensic Nursing Presentation 1 CEU

Nevada Nurses Association

Carol Swanson

Nicki Aaker

Tracy Singh

Sandy Olguin

Felicia Lowenstein-Moffett

Melissa Washabaugh

Melissa Washabaugh

Dave Tyrell

Bernie Longo

Beth Hock

Peggy Lee

Catherine Prato

Dave Tyrell

Rachell A. Ekroos, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AFN-BC,

FAAN Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UNLV

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Presentation by Dr. Ekroos

Forensic Nursing

Rachell A. Ekroos, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AFN-BC, FAAN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

UNLV

Dr. Rachell Ekroos is recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally as a forensic nursing leader,

particularly for her impact in the areas of clinical services for people affected by violence, multidisciplinary

responses to violence, and ethics. Dr. Ekroos is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a

Distinguished Fellow of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. She holds two national board

certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center—one as a Family Nurse Practitioner and the

second in Advanced Forensic Nursing.

Having served as a clinical forensic resource and consultant to numerous organizations and government

entities, Dr. Ekroos contributes as an adviser or subject matter expert on local, regional, national, and

international committees. Her areas of expertise include sexual violence, intimate partner violence,

interpersonal violence, multidisciplinary response to violence, and ethics. In addition, she has specialized

expertise in the areas of human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and technology-enabled crimes

against children.

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NNA Board Retreat.

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NNA Board of Directors 2018

President

Dave Tyrell, BSN,RN

2016-2018

Vice - President

Donna Miller, RN

2016-2018

Secretary

Rochelle Walsh,

DNP, RN, PCCN

2017-2019

Treasurer

Nicki Aaker, MSN, MPH, RN,

CNOR, PHCNS-BC, NE-BC

2016-2018

Director at Large

Heidi Johnston, DNP, RN

2012-2018

Director at Large

Peggy Lee, BSN, RN

2016-2019

Director at Large

Amie Ruckman, MSN, RN

2017-2020

Legislative Chair

Carol Swanson, DNP, RN

District One President

Darlene Bujold,

MSHI, BSN, RN

2017-2019

District Three President

Ruth Politi, DNP, RN

2017-2019

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General Information

Nevada Nurses Association

Notice of Annual Meeting of the Nevada Nurses Association Members

To the Members of the Nevada Nurses Association:

Please be advised that the regular annual meeting of the members of the Nevada Nurses Association

will be held at 8:30-10:30 Saturday, September 22, 2018 at:

Great Basin College

Carl A. Diekhans Ctr for IT (DCIT)

Room 208

1500 College Pkwy, Elko

Nell J. Redfield Campus

18600 Wedge Pkwy, Room 218

Reno, NV 89511

Video conference/Zoom:

UNLV Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas

Shadow Lane Campus - Bldg B

Classroom 4 (rm 121)

1001 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas 89106

Proposed Standing Rules for the NNA Meeting of the Members

Rule 1.

Only NNA members may vote; the member must show ID

during registration

Rule 2.

To obtain the floor, a member may raise hand or rise and be

recognized by the chairperson. Member gives his/her name and

city prior to speaking.

Rule 3.

A member may speak no more than two times to the same

question and may not speak the second time until all others have

been given the opportunity to speak. Each speech may be no

longer than three minutes.

Rule 4.

All main motions and amendments to the motion, except those

of a routine nature, shall be in writing, signed by the maker, and

shall be sent at once to the secretary. Members may propose

motions. Voting may be by voice vote or colored card as

designated by chairperson (Green-yes, red-no)

Rule 5.

Any substantive resolution, not of an emergency nature, must

receive an affirmative 3/4 vote for consideration and a 2/3 vote

for adoption by the members attending the meeting.

Rule 6.

Debate on each proposed resolution, motion, or position

statement shall be limited to 20 minutes.

This may be extended by chairperson.

Rule 7.

Members shall act only on the resolve portion of a resolution

and the recommendation portion of reports. Clarification

regarding intent and meaning of the resolution and

recommendation shall be handled according to procedure.

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Report of the President

2018

Dave Tyrell, BSN, RN

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a

forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you

found them.” Marvin J. Ashton

Consistently for over a decade the nursing profession has been ranked as the

most trusted professionals by the public. Looking into the future there is no

doubt that this trend will continue. Being consistently voted most trusted is a

true indication that the public recognizes nurses for our compassion, devotion,

knowledge and dedication to our patients and profession.

Dave Tyrell

One thing we must all keep in mind is that the trust the public has in our

profession has been earned and nurtured by all of us no matter where we might practice. Take a moment to

yourself to recognize how much of a valued role you play in not only your patient’s lives but in promoting

your chosen profession as the most trusted profession year after year.

As you go through those many tough days trying to meet the constant demands of your profession, always

keep in mind that whether you realize it or not you have touched someone’s life in a positive way and they are

forever grateful to you for it.

“If you’re not at the table, then you’ll probably end up on the menu.”

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Report of the Treasurer

By: Nicki Aaker, MSN, RN

2018

Nevada Nurses Association (NNA) is financially stable; however, the need to be

financially prudent now and in the future is still a focus for the board. NNA has a

financial reserve which has been set aside to ensure NNA’s ability to continue to

address future needs. NNA relies on dues for the majority of the organization’s

income which means that building our membership is crucial for our income

base. As we plan for the future, the organization is looking for other revenue

opportunities. In November and December 2017, NNA partnered with the

Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders (NONL) to hold a convention in Reno.

Both organizations received a small amount of income from the event, but more

Nicki Aaker

importantly provided the attendees with many good educational presentations.

The Bioterrorism continuing education course continues to be an income generator. The income has

increased since the course has been updated, is narrated and the certificate is automatically generated once

the quiz questions are answered correctly.

On the expense side, legislative efforts are part of NNA’s mission. The expense for the lobbyist continues to

be one of the largest expenses, even though this is not a legislative year. Legislative efforts continue during

the year Nevada’s legislature is not in session. Our lobbyist is Jessica Ferrato from Crowley & Ferrato. She

assists the legislative committee, and NNA’s President, Dave Tyrell with making decisions required to address

legislation affecting nursing in Nevada. She also networks with the legislators, other lobbyists, and legislative

staff in order to provide education and information about nursing and the issues that are important to us.

Please read the legislative report for more details. Other expenses include continuing education, contract fees

for the accountant and Executive Director, and general operating expenses.

Please attend the Annual Membership Meeting, currently planned for September 22, 2018, to receive a more

detailed Treasurer report.

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Professional Development

By: Nicki Aaker, MSN, RN

One of the most exciting accomplishments this past year has been the Continuing Education Resources that

can be accessed from the Nevada Nurses Association (NNA) website – www.nvnurses.org. The CEUs are

located under the Continuing Education tab. At this time, we are offering the Bioterrorism Self-Study Course

and Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders which has been developed and presented by Catherine S.

Wade, M.S., M.S.N., R.N., P.H.N., L.A.D.C.-P.C. NNA is always looking for more courses for our members

so if you have a course you developed and would like to share it with nurses, please contact Nicki Aaker at

naaker@aol.com or 775-843-8198.

During July 2017 – June 2018, the CEU opportunities offered to nurses include:

• Addictions Update for the ESI Management Group,

• Antimicrobial Stewardship for NNA District #1,

• Bioterrorism*,

• Bleeding Control,

• Bullying and Incivility Training,

• Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents for the ESI Management Group,

• Generations Conference for the ESI Management Group,

• Lateral Violence,

• Lateral Violence Train-the-Trainer Course,

• NNA/Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders (NONL) Convention,

• Nevada POLST Update,

• safeTALK,

• safeTALK train the trainer, and

• Youth Violence in Communities: The Roles of Nurses for NNA District #1

*Nurses in Nevada have a licensure requirement to take a one-time four (4) hour educational course “relating

to consequences of an act of terrorism that involves the use of a weapon of mass destruction” (NRS 632.343).

NNA offers a course that fulfills this requirement and is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. This

course has been updated and is now narrated with quiz questions throughout the course. Once this post

test is passed, the CEU Certificate will be printed immediately. As an additional benefit, nurses will be able to

retrieve their certificate electronically if lost.

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District One President

Darlene C. Bujold MSHI, BSN, RN

2018

With the beginning of a new year, district one board members are collaborating

on exciting plans for our future. We are committed to growing our membership

and engaging our current members in a variety of creative venues. Our current

membership numbers 281 nurses with 50 of those coming from Northern NV

rural settings.

In August of 2018, D1 hosted an educational Symposium in Elko, NV at Great

Basin College. This was an opportunity to offer free CEUs to members and at a

small fee for rural nurses. Topics included suicide prevention training (SafeTALK)

and “Stop the Bleeding.”

Darlene C. Bujold

The board has found that hosting free breakfasts to members, that include speaker presentations that also

provide CEUs to attendees, has proven successful in member engagement and growing our numbers. Nonmembers

are responsible only for cost of their meal.

We are working closely in support of the Nevada Nurses Foundation (NNF) upcoming events. The 4th annual

Big Hat High Tea held at the Governors Mansion in Carson City has become recognized for its whimsical

musical venue that each year has presented a themed event complete with amazing décor, fun costumes,

delightful entertainment, and luscious food. There is also an event in the planning stages that will recognize

standout NV nurses. By supporting these events we gain recognition and grow our membership.

We intend to reach out further to our local educational institutions in order to present the benefits of NNA/

ANA membership to graduating nurses. We will also be working closely with the Continuing Education

Committee to consider expanding our online offerings to include expansion and revitalization of the NNAs

initiative to end incivility and bullying in nursing. We will collaborate with the Website Committee in the

exciting new venture of creating NNAs stand-alone website, that will reflect Nevada’s unique character,

legislative referendums, and interactively assess members needs and desires.

“Nevada Nurses Day at the Legislature” on February 26, 2019 will provide D1 with opportunity to play host

to members throughout the state. This event allows our powerful presence to be known throughout the halls

of our capital in order to provide a proactive presence in legislative and regulatory activities for professional

nursing practice.

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NNA Rural and Frontier Committee

Melissa Washabaugh, BSN, RN

2018

The NNA Rural and Frontier Committee has been very active this year. Previous

committee chair Heidi Johnson chose to step down from her position to focus

on other projects. I have been honored to take her place and continue the great

work the committee has done representing nursing in rural Nevada.

The committee has chosen to take on projects that reflect the mission of NNA

including health education, public service, and nursing leadership activities. One

of our biggest projects this year has been the completion of the safeTALK suicide

alertness train–the–trainer initiative. Last year the committee recognized the need

Melissa Washabaugh

for improved mental health awareness and services in our communities. We chose

to take on the task of training rural nurses in this evidence-based, entry-level program to help create suicide

safer communities. This project involved coordinating with healthcare partners and the completion of multiple

training days for each trainer. Through many volunteer hours several committee members have completed all

required steps to become certified trainers. Dozens of healthcare professionals have already benefited from

these efforts and we are now focusing our efforts on scheduling trainings for the upcoming year.

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NNA Rural and Frontier Committee

2018

Another project the committee participated in was the NNA/NONL convention this past fall. The rural

committee, through Heidi Johnson’s advisement, presented a panel on the challenges of staffing in rural

nursing. Our panel included several committee nurses as well as guest speakers Dr. John Packham, of the

Nevada State Office of Rural Health, and Patty Wilcox, CEO of Pershing General Hospital. The panel received

positive feedback from many diverse healthcare professionals. This speaking event was a great way for our

members to showcase the leadership skills of rural nurses.

The rural committee has also continued to support the Nevada Nurses Foundation. The committee

commissioned three hand-painted signs from local artist Katrina Weidner which were auctioned off at the

NNF’s Big Hat High Tea event. In addition to the art donations the committee continues to collect funds and

designates proceeds from CE events to the rural nursing scholarship distributed by the NNF. It is a priority of

the committee to support nursing education for those dedicated to working in our underserved areas.

Our last big event prior to press time is the coordination of the Rural Health Symposium being held in Elko

this August. The symposium was created as a way to offer continuing education and networking for a variety

of healthcare professionals working in rural areas. The symposium topics were chosen based on relevancy

and requests from frontline providers. These topics include disaster preparedness, the opioid crisis, pediatric

sepsis, and the government endorsed Stop the Bleed program. By making this symposium open to community

partners such as EMS, firefighters, and law enforcement, the committee acknowledges the strong bonds of

teamwork that public service employees share in rural areas.

Our members are excited about future endeavors in the upcoming year including the continuation of

safeTALK trainings, offering other CE opportunities, and presenting a guest speaker at the NNA Nurses

Day at the Legislature event. As the new committee chair I would like to express a huge thank you to our

members for all their hard work. We couldn’t have accomplished so much without such dedicated nurses

striving to make a difference.

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NNA Membership

Peggy Lee, BSN, RN - Chair

2018

In any organization membership is the driving force and this has been an

exciting year for NNA and its members. We have seen an increase in student

subscribers and new graduate nurses signing up to join NNA. Their involvement

in professional organizations, like NNA, is a huge step in the advancement of our

profession. At the 2018 ANA Membership Assembly, ANA discussed “Transforming

the nation’s health through the power of nursing” and there is power in numbers.

I encourage each of you to get your colleagues involved, ask them to join you in

NNA and help advance the nursing profession. We have several committees that

may peek one of their interest or even one of yours.

• Legislative – Committee Chair, Carol Swanson

contact: swansonc89705@msn.com

• Rural Nurses – Committee Chair, Melissa Washabaugh contact: hermione_eevee@yahoo.com

• Social Media – Committee Chair, Kristina Spitale contact: MissKristina25@aol.com

• Environmental Health – Committee Chair, Bernadette Longo contact: longo@unr.edu

• Healthy Nurses Healthy Nation

• Membership – Committee Chair, Peggy Lee contact: Lee.Peggy4423@gmail.com

• Nevada Collaborative on Incivility & Bullying in the Healthcare Workplace:

contact Beth Hock beth.hock@umcsn.com

Peggy Lee

It is my pleasure to serve as the committee chair for the NNA

membership committee and I hope to reach our goal of 4,000 members

(which, is only 10% of Nevada’s nurses) by 2020 and will need each of your

help in recruiting as many members as we can!

Peggy Lee, Dave Tyrell (NNA President),

Melissa Washabaugh (Rural and Frontier Chair)

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Connections 2018

Left: Dave Tyrell, President NNA with Dr.

Ernest Grant, President of ANA

Above: Dr. John Fildes, along with current and

past members of NNA: Dr. Elizabeth

Fildes, Lowen Patigayon, Peggy Lee,

Donna Miller supporting the PNANV

Below: Members of the Western Executive

Directors and Presidents

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Nevada Nurses Foundation

Sandra Olguin, DNP, MSN, RN

The Nevada Nurses Foundation (NNF) is the charitable and philanthropic arm

of the Nevada Nurses Association (NNA). In 2014, the NNF became a 501(c)(3)

and is committed to carrying out the mission to increase access of quality health

care to Nevada citizens by promoting the professional development of nursing

through scholarships, grants, and recognition. The NNF values shape the culture

and guides the organization’s decisions and direction. Values:

Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong

moral principles.

Collaboration: the action of working with others to produce or

create something.

Quality: a distinctive degree of excellence; high standard or condition.

Stewardship: the action of being fiscally responsible.

Sandra Olguin

In 2015, the NNF began awarding scholarships and now has awarded over $68,500 to 66 recipients

throughout Nevada. The kindness and generosity shared over the years allows the NNF to award multiple

scholarships, recognize nurses and students, and gift the first NNF grant. Thank you to everyone who

supports the Nevada Nurses Foundation.

The NNF vision is to award all qualified applicants a scholarship or grant and recognize nurses who lead,

advocate, and provide quality healthcare. Scholarships are awarded twice a year with applications open

annually on February 1st and August 1st. Scholarship categories:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to Registered Nurse (RN)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN)

Pre-licensure to Nursing (ADN or BSN)

Master of Nursing Degree (MSN)

Doctor of Nursing Degree (DNP, PhD)

Numerous named legacy scholarships

Congratulations to the 2017 Nevada Nurses Foundation scholarship recipients!

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