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2018

ANNUAL

BOOK OF

REPORTS

Montana Nurses Association 106th Annual Convention

October 3rd, 2018 - October 5th, 2018

Great Northern Best Western Premier Hotel

Helena, MT


2018 Montana Nurses Association

Table of Contents

MNA Mission Statement 3

MNA Staff & Contacts 5

2018 Board of Directors 7

2018 Councils 9

2018 Committees 11

2018 Leadership 13

Executive Director Report 15

Professional Development Report 19

Labor Department Report 21

Membership Report 22

District 1 Report 23

District 2 Report 24

District 3 Report 25

District 4 Report 26

District 5 Report 27

District 6 Report 28

District 7 Report 29

District 8 Report 30

Membership Application 31

Notes 32

Printed and Published for the Montana Nurses Association by:

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency

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

(319) 277-2414

www.mtnurses.org

Published by:

Arthur L. Davis

Publishing Agency,

Inc.

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Montana Nurses Association

Mission Statement

The Montana Nurses Association promotes professional nursing practice,

standards and education; represents professional nurses; and provides

nursing leadership in promoting high quality health care.

Excellence is our Standard!!

“Voice of Nurses in Montana

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At the heart

of who we

are stands

compassion

BILLINGS (406) 294-0785

BOZEMAN (406) 556-0640

BUTTE (406) 494-6114

HELENA (406) 442-2214

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Montana Nurses Association

Staff & Contacts

Executive Director Vicky Byrd BA, RN, OCN 406-442-6710 vicky@mtnurses.org

Director, Professional

Development

Pam Dickerson

PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

406-465-9126 pam@mtnurses.org

Director, Labor Program Robin Haux BS 406-431-5934 robin@mtnurses.org

Professional

Development Associate

RN Professional

Development Associate

Caroline Baughman BS 406-442-6710 caroline@mtnurses.org

Mary Thomas BA, RN 406-442-6710 mary@mtnurses.org

Labor Representative Amy Hauschild BSN, RN 406-431-0508 ahauschild@mtnurses.org

Labor Representative Sandi Luckey 406-465-1827 sandi@mtnurses.org

Labor Representative Leslie Shepherd BSN, RN 406-431-2943 leslie@mtnurses.org

Chief Financial Officer Jill Hindoien BS 406-442-6710 jill@mtnurses.org

Administrative Assistant Jennifer Hamilton 406-442-6710 jennifer@mtnurses.org

Phone: 406-442-6710

Fax: 406-442-1841

www.mtnurses.org

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Visit our website for updates,

news & events!

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2018 Board of Directors

President

Lorri Bennet RN

Deer Lodge

Secretary

Chelsee Baker BSN, RN

Anaconda

Vice-President

Terry Dutro MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Bozeman

Treasurer

Linda Larsen RN-BC

Bozeman

Director at Large

Jennifer Taylor BSN, RN, CCRN

Helena

Council on

Professional Development

Representative to the Board

Debby Lee BSN, RN-BC, CCRP

Denton

Council on

Economic & General Welfare

Representative to the Board

Jennifer Tanner BS, RN, CCRN, NREMT

Clancy

Council on

Practice & Government Affairs

Representative to the Board

Bobbie Cross, RN

Ennis

Council on

Advanced Practice (CAP)

Representative to the Board

John Honsky APRN

Missoula

To contact the Board of Directors you may email them at ~ mnabod@mtnurses.org

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2018 Councils

Council on Professional Development

Email ~ ce@mtnurses.org

Debby Lee, BSN, RN-BC Representative to Board ~ Denton

Megan Hamilton MSN, RN, CFRN NR-P.....Missoula

Cheryl Richards MS, BSN, RN-BC..............Whitefish

Janet Smith MN, MSHS, RN......................Bozeman

Gwyn Palchak BSN, RN-BC, ACM...............Kalispell

Sarah Leland BSN, RN, CMS.....................Park City

Sandy Sacry MSN, RN.................................Helena

Emily Michalski MSN, RN-BC....................... Clancy

Cheryl Miller MSN, RN-BC...........................Billings

Abbie Colussi RN.........................................Helena

Council on Practice & Government Affairs

Email ~ cpga@mtnurses.org

Bobbie Cross, RN Representative to Board ~ Ennis

Abbie Colussi RNHelena

Jack Preston BSN, RN………Butte

Anna Ammons, BSN, RN, PCCN………Columbus

Karen Fairbrother BSN, RN, DNC, CDE………Helena

Anita Doherty, BSN, RN, PCCN………Great Falls

Council on Economic & General Welfare

Email ~ egw@mtnurses.org

Jennifer Tanner BSN, RN, CCRN, NREMT Representative to Board ~ Clancy

Rachel Huleatt BSN, RN………....................Billings

Lisa Ross, RN, CCRN………....................Helena

Krystal Frydenlund, RN, CCRN………....................Clancy

Delayne Stahl RN, OCN………....................Billings

Council on Advanced Practice

Email ~ cap@mtnurses.org

John Honsky APRN ~ Representative to Board ~ Missoula

Council on Advanced Practice Chair-Elect ~ Deborah Kern MSN, FNP.........Bozeman

Secretary ~ Nanci Taylor APRN………....................Anaconda

Member at Large ~ Kevin Comer MN, FNP-BC………....................Bozeman

Member at Large ~ Barbara Schaff, FNP,-BC………....................Bozeman

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2018 Committees

By-Laws Committee

Brenda Donaldson BA, RN………Bozeman

Editorial Board

Vacant

Elections Committee

Lorie Van Donsel BSN, RN………Forsyth

Emily Michalski-Weber MSN, RN-BC………Clancy

Melissa Anderson BSN, RN………Billings

Penny Haughian RN………Terry

Finance Committee

Vacant

History Committee

Vacant

Nominations Committee

Lorie Van Donsel BSN, RN……Forsyth

Emily Michalski-Weber MSN, RN-BC……Clancy

Cynthia Sparing BA, CCHP-RN……Helena

Brandi Breth BSN, RN……Missoula

Melissa Anderson BSN, RN……Billings

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2018 Leadership

District Leadership

• District 1 ~ Geri Unbehend/John Honsky........................................................................Missoula

• District 2 ~ Lorri Bennett.............................................................................................Deer Lodge

• District 3 ~ Keven Comer............................................................................................... Bozeman

• District 4 ~ VACANT........................................................................................................ Helena

• District 5 ~ Lorie Van Donsel............................................................................................ Forsyth

• District 6 ~ Arlys Williams/Debby Lee...............................................................................Denton

• District 7 ~ Gwyn Palchak...............................................................................................Kalispell

• District 8 ~ Jennifer Miller...............................................................................................Glendive

Local Unit Leadership

• District 1-Local Unit 15 ~ Community Medical Center...........................................Geri Unbehend

• District 1-Local Unit 17 ~ St. Patrick Hospital............................................................. Mary Carroll

• District 1-Local Unit 18 ~ Anticoagulation Clinic, St. Patrick Hospital............................... VACANT

• District 1-Local Unit 32 ~ Partners In Home Care................................. George Bosse/Julie Lippert

• District 1-Local Unit 33 ~ Fresenius Medical Center.....................................................Sarah Black

• District 1-Local Unit 35 ~ Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital........................................ Hillary Webb

• District 2-Local Unit 01 ~ Community Hospital of Anaconda.....................................Lorri Bennett

• District 2-Local Unit 05 ~ St. James Healthcare......................................................Stacey Sheehan

• District 2-Local Unit 07 ~ Montana State Hospital.......................................................Jack Preston

• District 2-Local Unit 36 ~ Montana Chemical Dependency Center.....................Elisabeth Fandrich

• District 2-Local Unit 37 ~ Butte/Silver Bow City-County....................................Karen Maloughney

• District 3-Local Unit 04 ~ Bozeman Health................................................................ Matt Larson

• District 3-Local Unit 06 ~ Fresenius Medical Center.............................................. Ruth Grindinger

• District 3-Local Unit 26 ~ MSU Student Health..................................................... Quinn Taborsky

• District 4-Local Unit 08 ~ Department of Public Health & Human Services............... Susan Reeser

• District 4-Local Unit 13 ~ St. Peter’s Community Hospital................................................ Paul Lee

• District 5-Local Unit 02 ~ Billings Clinic.................................................................. Delayne Stahl

• District 5-Local Unit 38 ~ Rosebud Healthcare_....................................................... Marla Malley

• District 5-Local Unit 44 ~ Holy Rosary Hospital....................... Penny Haughian/Lorie Van Donsel

• District 6-Local Unit 11 ~ Cascade City-County.................................................... Davida Hryszko

• District 6-Local Unit 12 ~ Northern Montana Hospital.............................................Audrey Turner

• District 6-Local Unit 14 ~ MT Mental Health Nursing Care Center.............................Bethany Eide

• District 6-Local Unit 20 ~ Marias Medical Center........................................................... VACANT

• District 6-Local Unit 24 ~ Sweet Medical Center............................................................. VACANT

• District 6-Local Unit 25 ~ Northern Rockies Medical.................. Brianne Stanchfield/Crystal Soker

• District 7-Local Unit 22 ~ Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.........................................Dave Edwards

• District 7-Local Unit 27 ~ Veteran’s Home...................................................................Ruth Oskey

• District 7-Local Unit 34 ~ Clark Fork Valley Hospital.................................................... Julia Ulvick

• District 8-Local Unit 21 ~ Glendive Medical Center.................................................. Andee Jolliffe

• District 8-Local Unit 39 ~ Sidney Health Center................................Linda Reis/Karen Schledewitz

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2018 Highlights from the Executive Director

Vicky Byrd, BA, RN, OCN Executive Director

As your executive director, now for over four years, I wanted to take this

opportunity and let you know that the Montana Nurses Association has the most

phenomenal staff and volunteers. The MNA staff fiercely advocates for quality

education and nurses’ right to collectively bargain, moreover, they are dedicated,

loyal, and genuinely passionate regarding your professional nurses association.

Your board of directors and council members have been completely immersed

and supportive of the association. I couldn’t be more proud of the staff and

volunteers that have made our professional nurses association so relevant, and

now, the sought after voice of the professional nurse in Montana!

Looking forward, MNA is planning for growth and a step toward that goal was realized this fall in hiring a

lead labor organizer. This organizing position is the first of its kind as MNA has not had, to our knowledge,

any organizing department positions within the labor program. We are excited to bring this much needed

position to MNA and look forward to reporting on the progress.

As we look toward the 2019 legislative session, learn who your state senator and state representatives are.

Talk to them, educate them, and let them know your concerns related to the nursing profession and how

that relates to patient care. They are often making decisions that impact our profession and it is up to us to

be sure they are making informed ones. Thank those lawmakers who are supportive of our issues and hold

others accountable for their non-support.

MNA will again pursue felony legislation and as of this printing, unsure what that will exactly look like.

MNA is well aware, in order to address violence against healthcare workers there needs to be a cultural,

legislative, and educational change. MNA is working with some of our facilities in which we have a

collective bargaining unit to bargain into their contracts safety plans and safety committees that have

mandatory nurse involvement. Ultimately, it should be a priority for any employer of nurses and healthcare

workers to establish safety protocols. It has been proven, with evidence based research, that Montana

nurses are assaulted at a higher rate than the national average. As directed by MNA membership, we shall

continue to pursue protections for our nurses and healthcare workers.

MNA, in advocating for our advanced practice nurses, will explore bringing legislation forward in the 2019

session to address global signature authority for APRNs. This in no way expands their scope of practice,

but does allow them to sign the appropriate documents and forms within their scope and reinforce

Montana’s longstanding support of APRNs practicing to the fullest extent of their education.

MNA continues to monitor the Nurse Licensure Compact (formerly the eNLC-enhanced nurse licensure

compact) and the rules that will go into effect January 2019. MNA has long been opposed to the NLC in

its current form but, unfortunately, the NLC (formerly eNLC) passed legislation in 2017 in Montana and we

are a party state in the NLC. Some unintended consequences that we continue to address are:

It appears that the Montana Board of Nursing (“Board”) is using the adoption of this compact

to eliminate its rules in favor of allowing the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact

Administrators (“Commission”), a private, non-regulatory, non-governmental entity located in the

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state of Illinois, to adopt all rules for the state of Montana with regard to nurse licensure. It also

appears that from these rule changes the Board will expect the Commission to make and adopt all

licensing related rules for Montana-based nurses without the state of Montana having to otherwise

notice or adopt such rules through the Montana Board of Nursing or the Montana Secretary of

State in the Montana Administrative Register. Because this constitutes a significant change under

state requirements related to public notice and open meetings to the nurses represented by the

MNA, the MNA suggests that the Board should look more closely at the power granted to the

Commission by the legislative adoption of the compact. Specifically, the Board appears to believe

that following general reference to the Commission in the New Rule is sufficient notice under

Montana law to notify individuals of the rules and rulemaking related to licensing:

NEW RULE I ENHANCED NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT RULES

MAR Notice No. 24-159-85 6-3/30/18

(1) As a party state to the compact, the board is bound by the compact rules,

adopted by the commission.

(2) The compact rules can be found at https://www.ncsbn.org/enlcrules.htm.

AUTH: 37-8-202, MCA

IMP: 37-8-501, MCA

However, with this change, there is no guarantee that Montana nursing licensees will receive notice

when the Commission changes rules or be able to access public rules and records in the manner

required by Montana law. Simply put, this rulemaking does not seem to comply with Montana’s

public notice laws related to licensing and Board activities. From the rule change, it appears that

there is nothing in place at the Board level ensuring that interested parties and licensees will receive

legal notice of proposed and actual rule changes implemented by the Commission. The rulemaking

appears to relieve the Board of its role in ensuring that Montana laws governing Montana licensees

are recorded in the Montana Administrative Register located at the following link with the Secretary

of State: http://sos.mt.gov/arm/register/index. This is how Montanans get notice of rule changes

related to Montanans, including licensing rules related to the licensures of professionals by the

state of Montana. Are the Commission’s proposed rules going to be published by the Montana

Administrative Register when rules are proposed that affect nurses licensed in Montana? How will

the history of Montana law be maintained, cited, and indexed?

Most importantly, the Board has failed to address in the new rulemaking how it will track multi-state

(compact) licensees that are practicing and residing in Montana in order to ensure that these compact

licensees living and working in Montana are complying with the requirement that they apply for

a Montana nursing license when they relocate here. See statute 37-8-501 Article IV (3). Under the

rulemaking, this Board proposes to eliminate ARM 24.159.504 (f), which currently requires nurse

licensees to apply for a Montana home state license within 90 days of coming to reside in Montana.

The MNA is aware of multiple nurses who have not notified the Board or applied for a new home

state license and/or renewed their licensure as the compact requires, even after they have resided

in Montana for long periods of time while working for Montana health care providers. It appears

to the MNA that, under the Board’s current rules, the Board has no way to find out whether party

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state nurses licensed under the compact are living and working in Montana, independent of nurses

applying for licensure, here, and it seems that the compact has allowed the Board to lose track of the

nurses eligible to work in and/or are working in Montana with multi-state licenses under the compact.

This is a major issue presented by the compact to the health and safety of Montana patients and to

the oversight of this Board, and this issue was not addressed in this rulemaking.

UPDATE: The BON (July 2018) did in fact eliminate the 90 day requirement for

nurses who come to reside in Montana to obtain a home state license.

*Montana Nurses Association Foundation-(MNAF)

Donations to the MNAF foundation are 100% tax deductible.

MNAF mission statement: “The Montana Nurses Association Foundation (MNAF) is the charitable and

philanthropic branch of the Montana Nurses Association (MNA), with a mission to preserve the history of

nursing in Montana and contribute, support and empower the professional nurse in Montana.”

The purposes for which the Corporation is organized are as follows:

“(a) charitable; (b) educational; (c) to accept healthcare/nursing research and educational grants; (d) to

provide continuing educational grants to licensed registered nurses; and (e) to award scholarships to

qualifying persons.”

We look forward to our annual MNAF silent auction at our MNA 2018 annual convention!

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Council on Professional

Development 2018

Annual Report

Pamela S. Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Director of Professional Development &

Megan Hamilton, MSN, RN, CFRN, NR-P

Chair, Council on Professional

Development

The overarching goals of the Council on Professional Development are congruent with the mission of MNA

– to promote professional nursing practice, standards, and education and to provide nursing leadership in

promoting high-quality health care. Specifically, these goals are:

1. Provide quality continuing nursing education that supports the mission of MNA, following

guidelines as an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission

on Accreditation.

2. Approve educational activities and provider units that support nursing professional development

and improvement in patient care, following guidelines as an accredited approver by the American

Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

As required by accreditation criteria, there are outcome measures associated with both provider and

approver unit operations. Increasingly, there is emphasis on validating the importance of continuing nursing

education in improving the professional practice of nursing. Evidence of the excellence of our work in this

area includes receipt of the 2015 ANCC Premier Award for our accredited approver unit and designation of

Accreditation with Distinction of our accredited provider and approver units.

Council on Professional Development:

The Council meets twice a year for face-to-face meetings in addition to conference calls for new member

orientation and other issues as required. Some members of the council focus on provider unit operations

and activities; other members serve as peer reviewers for the approver unit. Peer reviewers undergo

initial education and testing, as well as periodic validation of competence to ensure their ability to assess

applications congruently with peer reviewers across the United States and appraisers in the ANCC Primary

Accreditation Program.

Approver Unit:

The MNA Accredited Approver Unit accepts applications from both individual activity applicants and

organizations wishing to be approved, or to continue their approval, as providers. Individual activities are

approved for up to two years once all accreditation program criteria have been met. Provider units are

approved for up to three years, with authority to design, implement, and evaluate their own activities under

the leadership, direction, and accountability of a Primary Nurse Planner during that period of time. The

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Approver Unit monitors quality and outcomes from both individual activity and approved provider data

in accordance with accreditation program criteria. Our approver unit is recognized as a leader by ANCC’s

Primary Accreditation Program, resulting in receipt of referrals for applicants from around the country and

around the world. The approver unit operates under the leadership of the Nurse Peer Review Leader, who

also serves as the MNA Director of Professional Development.

Provider Unit:

The MNA Accredited Provider Unit is accountable for planning, implementing, and evaluating all

continuing nursing education offered by MNA. This includes annual events such as the Transition from

New Graduate to Professional Nurse Workshop, the APRN Pharmacology Conference, Labor Retreat,

CE Provider Update Workshops, Convention, and the interprofessional Seamless Health Care for Our

Veterans Conference. Additionally, the provider unit offers a number of in-person and web-based

educational activities. While the main target audience of provider unit activities is MNA members,

educational activities are open to all nurses interested in our events. The www.cnebymna.com web site

is populated with independent study opportunities in the areas of professional development, clinical

practice development, and continuing education provider education. The provider unit operates under the

leadership of the Lead Nurse Planner, who also serves as the MNA Director of Professional Development.

Continuing education continues to be a major benefit to membership and provides numerous

opportunities for nurses to enhance their professional development as learners, faculty, authors, peer

reviewers, and activity planners. Additionally, as part of MNA’s commitment to improve the professional

development of our members and volunteers, we support the participation of members of our Council

on Professional Development in national professional development events. In 2018, two members were

provided the opportunity to participate in the Association for Nursing Professional Development’s

annual conference.

Evidence clearly supports the value and importance of nursing professional development to sustain

lifelong learning and contribute to the nurse’s ability to be successful and effective as a clinician, educator,

researcher, or administrator. We are proud to support professional development through our nationally

recognized accredited provider and approver units.

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2018 Labor Department Annual Report

Robin Haux, BS, Labor Program Director

Another year has come and gone and I am excited to share with you the

MNA Labor Department updates. Your MNA Labor Department is excited

to announce we hired our first Lead Labor Organizer, Myles Aion! We are

so excited to have Myles join our team as he joins in our excitement for

growing our membership. Both organizing and member engagement have

been priorities for our department as the nurse collective voice, is the most

powerful voice! We encourage each of our members to reach out to just ONE

new nurse and share with them why they value their own professional nurses

union. Engaging our younger nurses will be key to maintaining the nursing collective voice and improving

results at the bargaining table.

Your MNA Labor Representatives, Amy Hauschild, RN-BSN, Sandi Luckey, and Leslie Shepherd, RN-BSN

continue to travel the state assisting our local bargaining units. The current labor climate is increasingly

challenging, making our negotiations over the past year last longer and requiring RN collective actions at

many levels. Every bargaining session included some level of attack on your collective voice and benefits.

Our nurses are continuing to have to fight harder to maintain their voices in advocating for their patients.

As a bargaining unit member, your engagement is of utmost importance to success at the bargaining table.

Participate in meetings and surveys, support your bargaining teams, and stay engaged! This action can be

as little as providing food for your bargaining team to helping distribute support stickers or badges. Every

little bit helps build your voice! Advocacy through bargaining and collective action can, and does, make

impacts at the bargaining table. As we continue to strengthen our contracts, we continue to improve the

workplace for our members.

The goal for increasing member engagement will be a priority over the next year. We encourage your

locals to add positions to your executive boards. Examples are add a co-president or co-secretaries to

assist in sharing the commitment. Add a media officer to manage emails lists and create a local unit

Facebook page. Focus on obtaining one or two nurses to be representatives to your local executive board

and this will help increase effective communication. Have fun and plan events to benefit your community

and bring awareness to the nurses in your communities! Our labor representatives can provide each of

you with the tools to improve engagement and look forward to meeting with all of you to create plans to

do so! Don’t forget how much MNA loves to provide nursing education!

Ask your representatives about holding virtual meetings to assist with improving member participation.

Our members have busy lives and sometimes it is easier to participate from your homes and MNA

can assist you to offer this option. We have a new wonderful texting system that has proven to be very

beneficial for member notification! Call your Labor Rep to set up a time for a quick training!

With the 2019 Legislative session around the corner, please pay attention to the issues that affect your

profession and ask specific questions of the candidates who are running for all offices. An email or phone

call really makes a difference and as MNA continues to grow as the nursing voice in Montana, your vote,

your calls truly help us to impact and protect nurses and patients in our state.

Remember to follow us on Twitter at @MTnurses and like us on Facebook. Thank you for all the work

each of you do every day advocating for patients across Montana!

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2018 Membership Report

Jill Hindoien, BS Chief Financial Officer

The Montana Nurses Association (MNA) has taken a leadership role in

shaping the future of nursing in Montana and all RN’s are taking notice. The

Montana Nurses Association membership numbers remain strong with 2300

collective bargaining members, 230 non-collective bargaining members,

and 35 retired members. Through MNA, all RN’s have a collective voice

impacting the future

of their profession and patients.

MNA is listening and making changes as requested by our members. MNA has added a new collaborative

membership category called Council on Advanced Practice collaborator. CAP–C members are a

collaborative member of the Council on Advanced Practice only and NOT a full member of MNA. CAP-C

membership dues are utilized for legislative and advance practice issues, CAP council designations, and

MNA operations.

With the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, the MNA public sector RNs have remained loyal and supportive

of their professional association and have shown great respect and support for the collective bargaining

process. MNA represents nine public sector facilities with over 130 collective bargaining members.

These public sector nurse members value their collective voice and are sticking with their professional

association through their union.

MNA is continually working to improve our membership database to provide accurate and up-to-date

information. If you have any changes to name, mailing address, personal e-mail address, phone number, or

employment status, please contact MNA at 1-406-422-1052 or e-mail jill@mtnurses.org.

Thank you for your membership in your professional nurses association.

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2018 Montana Nurses Association

District 1 Report

John Honsky, APRN Treasurer

District 1: Mineral County, Missoula County and Ravalli County

District 1 Local Units:

Local #15-Community Medical Center

Local #17-Providence St Patrick Hospital

Local #18-Providence St. Patrick Coagulation Clinic

Local #32-Partners in Home Care

Local #33-Fresenius Kidney Care-Missoula

Local #35-Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital

2018 provided more opportunities to support nursing education. This year through the Montana State

University – Bozeman Foundation and the University of Montana Foundation the district increased the

amount of nursing education scholarships awarded to Missoula Nursing students to $1,500. The funds are

from the Shirley Christianson Endowment which is managed by the District.

Missoula’s District can send up to 29 Delegates to the MNA Annual Convention this year and we have

elected 29. District funds will be used to cover registrations, gas, and hotel rooms for Delegates, Board

Members, and attendees as funds are available.

Within District 1 we have six local units of which Leslie Shepherd and Sandi Luckey are the labor

representatives.

On a note of deep gratitude, we say good bye and thank you to Genie Weber who retired from

Community Medical Center and who has served several years as District President.

District 1 Officers include:

President: Geri Unbehend

Treasurer: John Honsky APRN

If you have any questions regarding your district you can contact Jennifer at (406) 442-6710 or

jennifer@mtnurses.org

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2018 Montana Nurses Association

District 2 Report

Lorri Bennet, RN President

District 2: Beaverhead County, Deer Lodge County, Granite County,

Powell County and Silver Bow County

District 2 Local Units:

Local #1-Community Hospital of Anaconda

Local #5-St. James Healthcare

Local #7-Montana State Hospital

Local #36-Montana Chemical Dependency Center

Local #37-Butte Silver Bow Health Department

District 2 is planning more meetings for the upcoming year and has the goal of Local Unit Officers

meeting with District Nurses to exchange ideas and offer each other support where needed.

District 2 funds support our elected Delegates, Board Members, and attendees to the Annual MNA

Convention, covering registration, gas, and hotel rooms as funds are available. This year we have elected

11 Delegates and have 2 Board Members.

Within District 2 are five local units which are supported by Sandi Luckey as labor representative and our

labor program director, Robin Haux.

District 2 Officers include:

President: Lorri Bennett RN

Vice President: Corinne Pederson RN

Secretary/Treasurer: Chelsee Baker RN

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2018 Montana Nurses Association

District 3 Report

Keven Comer, APRN President

District 3: Gallatin County, Madison County, Park County and

Sweet Grass County

District 3 Local Units:

Local #4-Bozeman Health

Local #6-Fresenius Kidney Care-Bozeman

Local #26-MSU Student Health

We held our annual Nurses’ Day Banquet at Johny Carino’s in Bozeman. This

was the 19th consecutive year for the celebration. There were over 70 attendees which included nurses,

student nurses and friends of nurses. There were door prizes and fabulous food and drinks.

This year our officers and board of directors voted to begin to donate to the MNA Foundation in memory

of District 3 Nurses.

District 3 continues to have broad base support from nurses. We have members from MSU-College of

Nursing, Livingston, Bozeman Health and Deaconess Hospital, Gallatin Country Rest Home, MSU-Student

Health and nurses in various jobs throughout Gallatin and Park counties.

Within District 3 are three local units supported by Amy Hauschild, labor representative.

Officers include:

President: Keven Comer APRN

Vice President: Pat Obrien-Townsend RN

Secretary: Pat Armstrong RN

Treasurer: Janet Smith RN

Board of Directors: Janice Hausauer APRN, Kelsey Comer RN, Terry Dutro APRN, Deb Kern APRN

and Barb Prescott-Schaff APRN

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2018 Montana Nurses Association

District 4 Report

District 4 Broadwater County, Jefferson County, Lewis & Clark County

and Meagher County

District 4 Local Units

Local #8-Montana DPHHS

Local #13-St Peters Health

District 4 is looking forward to hosting the 2018 MNA Annual Convention this year with help from

the District Members and MNA staff. We have elected and will be sending 11 Delegates to the MNA

Annual Convention to participate in the House of Delegates. Our District 4 funds will be used to cover

the registration costs of our Delegates, Board Members, and any attendees from District 4 to the Annual

Convention. District 4 has two local units within its membership noted above and Sandi Luckey is their

labor representative.

District 4 Officers include:

President: VACANT

Vice President: Emily Michalski-Weber BSN, RN-BC

Secretary: Krystal Frydenlund RN

Treasurer: Brittany Lee RNC

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2018 Montana Nurses Association

District 5 Report

Lorie Van Donsel, BSN, RN President

District 5: Big Horn County, Carbon County, Carter County, Custer County,

Fallon County, Golden Valley County, Musselshell County, Powder

River County, Rosebud County, Stillwater County, Treasure County,

Wheatland County and Yellowstone County

District 5 Local Units

Local #2-Billings Clinic

Local #38-Rosebud Health Care Center

Local #44-Holy Rosary Healthcare

Greetings from District 5! 2018 has been a productive year for District 5. Bylaws for the district are in the

process of being updated and finalized.

We have elected 14 Delegates to attend the MNA Convention House of Delegates. District 5 will use their

district funds to cover registration, gas, and hotel rooms as funds are available.

Within District 5 are three local units that are active and engaged and their labor representative

is Amy Hauschild.

We continue to explore ways to grow our membership with all nurses and through our collective bargaining units.

District 5 Officers include:

President: Lorie Van Donsel

Treasurer: Kim Flotkoetter

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2018 Montana Nurses Association

District 6 Report

Debby Lee, BSN, RN-BC President

District 6: Blaine County, Cascade County, Chouteau County, Fergus

County, Glacier County, Hill County, Judith Basin County, Liberty County,

Pondera County, Teton County and Toole County

District 6 Local Units

Local #11-Cascade City-County Health Department

Local #12 Northern Montana Health Care

Local #14 Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center

Local #20 Marias Medical Center

Local #24 Sweet Medical Center

Local #25 Northern Rockies Medical Center

District 6 met twice this year working on updating our bylaws and discussing current nursing issues.

We held elections electronically in June for District Officers and Delegates for the House of Delegates

meeting at the MNA Annual Convention. Aryls Williams was elected president and Ellen Osborne will

continue in her role as Secretary. House Delegates: Jerry Carpenter, Sue Swan, Ellen Osborne, Aryls

Williams, Mary Papas, Lisa Ash, Anita Doherty, Candace Ivers and Alternate Sedate Philemon. We look

forward to another year at convention and invite all District 6 members to our next meeting which will be

held at the Convention. Please come and ask one of the House Delegates about location and time.

District 6 elected their allotted eight Delegates to the MNA convention to sit in the House of Delegates.

District funds will be utilized to help support their attendance.

Within District 6 are six local units and they are supported by our MNA labor representatives

Sandi Luckey and Amy Hauschild.

District 6 Officers include:

President: Debby Lee BSN, RN-BC

Vice President: Jerry Carpenter RN

Secretary: Ellen Osborne BSN, RN, CEN

Treasurer: Sue Swan BS, RN

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2018 Montana Nurses Association

District 7 Report

Gwyn S Palchak, BSN, RN-BC, ACM President

District 7: Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County and Sanders County

District 7 Local Units

Local #22-Cabinet Peaks Medical Center

Local #27-Montana Veterans Home

Local #34-Clark Fork Valley Hospital

District 7 has been stable this past year. We have elected three delegates, out

of our four that are eligible, to attend the Annual MNA Convention House

of Delegates. District 7 will be using district funds to support the convention attendees, Delegates, and

Board Members when applicable. Within our district are three bargaining units, cared for by Labor

Representative Leslie Shepherd and all is well with them. Several of our District 7 members continue

to contribute to the association’s work volunteering at the state level.

District 7 Officers include:

President/Treasurer: Gwyn Palchak BSN, RN-BC, ACM

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2018 Montana Nurses Association

District 8 Report

Jennifer Miller, RN President

District 8: Daniels County, Dawson County, Garfield County, McCone

County, Petroleum County, Phillips County, Prairie County, Richland County,

Roosevelt County, Sheridan County, Valley County, and

Wibaux County

District 8 Local Units

Local #21-Glendive Medical Center

Local #39-Sidney Health Center

District 8 is a small district with a big circumference, covering the eastern

portion of the state. We elected two Delegates out of the four that are eligible, and will use district funds

to support these Delegates in attending the Annual Convention House of Delegates. Our goal is to cover

registration, gas, and hotel rooms for our Delegates as our district funds allow. Within District 8 are two

bargaining units, cared for by Labor Representative Amy Hauschild.

District 8 Officers include:

President: Jennifer Miller RN

Treasurer: Andee Jolliffe RN

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2018 Montana Nurses Association

Montana Nurses Association ~ MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

20 Old Montana State Highway • Clancy, MT 59634

•Phone 406-442-6710 • Fax (406) 442-1841 • www.mtnurses.org

***Please mail or fax application to MNA Office***

Date: Personal E-mail Address FOR MNA USE ONLY

(Please print clearly)

Process Date:

Full Name Facility Name District:

Local Unit:

Date of Hire

Dues Amount:$

Pymt Type:

Mailing Address Employment Status Check # if Applicable

(full-time, part-time, per diem)

Collective Bargaining Member

Graduation Date

Non-Collective Bargaining Member

Cell Phone ( ) Credentials(RN/APRN) RN License #

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Choose ONE Below

*COLLECTIVE BARGAINING MEMBERS ONLY*

If you choose to join and are a staff nurse

employed at a facility that has a collective

bargaining agreement with MNA you must

select one of TWO options in this GREEN

section:

Collective Bargaining/Union Member ~

$753.50 Annually

Professional Reduced Rate - Collective

Bargaining/Union ~ $463.75 Annually

_____ * New Grad - (1 st year of membership only) Must apply

within 6 months of obtaining initial RN licensure

_____ * RN in full time study towards a degree (up to 3 years)

additional documentation required

_____ * RN 65+ years of age who is licensed

*SIGNATURE REQUIRED BELOW*

Revocation Window: This voluntary authorization and assignment

shall be irrevocable regardless of whether I am or remain a

member of the Union, for a period of one year from the date of

authorization, or until the expiration date of the collective

bargaining agreement between the Union and the Employer,

whichever occurs sooner, and shall automatically renew from

year to year unless I revoke this authorization by sending written

notice by the United State Postal Service to the MNA postmarked

between August 1 and August 31 or by sending written notice by

the United States Postal Service to the MNA upon expiration of

the collective bargaining agreement

Name (Printed):_________________________________

Signature:_______________________________

*NON-COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

MEMBERS ONLY*

Non-Collective Bargaining/Non-Union Member

~ $591.50 Annually

Professional Reduced Rate - Non-Collective

Bargaining/Non-Union ~

$301.75 Annually

____* New Grad - (1 st year of membership only) Must

apply within 6 months of obtaining initial RN

licensure

_____ * RN in full time study towards a degree (up to 3 years)

additional documentation required

_____ * RN 65+ years of age who is licensed

Retired Member ~ $156.88 Annually

Date of Retirement ________

(62+ years of age and has ceased employment as

a registered nurse)

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Choose ONE Below

1. Payroll Deduction Authorization:

*NOT APPLICABLE FOR NON-FTE RN’S*

Montana Nurses Association ~ AUTHORIZATION FOR PAYROLL

DEDUCTION OF MEMBERSHIP DUES

I, the undersigned, do hereby authorize ___________________________ Hospital/Clinic

~ Local Unit # ________, to deduct sums equal to my membership dues, as certified by

the Treasurer of the Montana Nurses Association Board of Directors, for the American

Nurses Association and the Montana Nurses Association for the period of my employment

and whether I am or remain a Union member.

Deductions shall be in twelve equal installments from my earned or accrued wages. Money

deducted is to be forwarded to the Montana Nurses Association for distribution to the three

levels of the Association.

Card #:

Signature:___________________________________________________________

2. ANNUAL PAYMENT IN FULL (Enclose check payable to MNA)

3. CREDIT CARD PAYMENT – Monthly or Annually

A $6 Annual ($0.50 monthly)Service Fee will apply to all Electronic

Payments

Expiration Date:

Month

Year

Monthly

Annually

Signature:______________________________________________________

Credit Card Payment Authorization Signature

By signing on the line above, I authorize CMA/ANA to charge the credit card listed in the credit card information for

the monthly or annual dues plus any additional service fees on the 1 st day of the month per month or when annual

renewal is due.

4. E-PAY

{MONTHLY ELECTRONIC CHECKING ACCOUNT FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT) }

A $6 Annual ($0.50 monthly)Service Fee will apply to all Electronic

Payments

Signature:______________________________________________________

Monthly EFT Authorization Signature

By signing on the line above, I authorize my Constituent Member Association (CMA/ANA) to withdraw monthly electronic

payments of 1/12 of my annual dues and any additional service fees from my account. Please enclose a void check. The

account designated by the enclosed check will be drawn on or after the 15 th of each month

*By signing the Electronic Deduction Authorization, or the Automatic Credit Card Payment Authorization, you are authorizing ANA to change the amount by giving the above-signed thirty (30) days written

notice. Above-signed may cancel this authorization upon receipt by ANA of written notification of termination twenty (20) days prior to deduction date designated above. Membership will continue unless

this notification is received. ANA will charge a $5 fee for returned draft or chargeback. *State nurses association dues are not deductible as charitable contributions for tax purposes, but may be deductible

as a business expense. However, that percentage of dues used for lobbying by MNA is not deductible as a business expense. Please check with MNA for the correct amount.

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~ NOTES ~

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