2018 Maryland Nurses Association Annual Convention

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115TH ANNUAL CONVENTION

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

YEAR OF

ADVOCACY

Martin's West

6817 Dogwood Road

Baltimore, MD 21244

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Convention Disclosures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Welcome-Convention Planning Committee ............................................ 5

President’s Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Officers & Board of Directors ....................................................... 9

Staff and Consultants ............................................................ 11

Mission Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Distinguished Past Presidents ...................................................... 15

Past Award Winners ............................................................. 17

2018 Convention Schedule of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Poster Presenters ............................................................... 33

Convention Contact Hours ........................................................ 37

Exhibitors ...................................................................... 38

Convention Sponsors/Contributors ................................................. 39

Convention Donations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Business Meeting Agenda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Bylaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

FY 2018-2019 Working Budget. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Organization Affiliates ............................................................ 73

Standing Committee Reports ...................................................... 75

District Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Code of Ethics for Nurses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses ............................................ 104

Printed and Published for the Maryland Nurses Association by:

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DISCLOSURES

2018 Maryland Nurses Association

Maryland Nurses Association – 115TH CONVENTION

2018 Year of Advocacy at the Bedside and Beyond

Martin’s West | 6817 Dogwood Road | Baltimore, MD 21244

I. Criteria for Successful Completion

The criteria for successful completion is discussed by moderators prior to the beginning of the

sessions and listed in the convention booklet on page 37.

II. Conflicts of Interest

The planners and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships

with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

III. Commercial Support

This CNE activity does not have any commercial support.

IV. Sponsorship

This CNE activity is supported by:

• In-kind donations from:

o Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Inc. (Convention Yearbook)

o Kaplan Nursing (Attendee Tote Bags)

• Unrestricted educational grants from:

o Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Inc.

o American Public University

o One Main Financial

V. Non-Endorsement of Products

The Maryland Nurses Association Provider Unit accredited status refers to continuing nursing

education activities and does not imply endorsement of any product, service or company referred to

in this activity.

VI. Off-label Product Use

This educational activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a

product for a purpose other than that approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Maryland Nurses Association is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the

American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

2018 Year of Advocacy at the Bedside and Beyond

Welcome to the

115th Annual Convention of the

Maryland Nurses Association

Meet and greet your colleagues, both members and non-members!

Red Ribbons – MNA Member

Green Ribbons – Student

Convention Planning Committee

Yellow Ribbons

Jo Fava Hochuli, MSN, RN, Chair - Convention Planning Committee

Continuing Education: Presenters & Poster Session Subcommittee

Jo Fava Hochuli, MSN, RN, Chair

Kathy Martin, DNP, RN, CNE, Co-Chair

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP®

Exhibitors/Vendors/Marketing Subcommittee

Jo Fava Hochuli, MSN, RN, Chair

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE, Co-Chair

Jennifer Arigo, MBA, CAE

Susan Prentice

Moderators & Volunteers Subcommittee

Jo Fava Hochuli, MSN, RN, Chair

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP® Co-Chair

MNA Staff

Jennifer Arigo, MBA, CAE Executive Director

Susan Prentice, Director of Continuing Education Application Services and Office Manager

Marie Ciarpella, Bookkeeper

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GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 115th Annual Maryland

Nurses Association (MNA) Convention. The theme this year, Advocacy at the

Bedside and Beyond, follows the American Nurses Association declaration

for 2018 as the Year of Advocacy. The ANA Code of Ethics (2015) defines

advocacy as the act or process of pleading for, supporting, or recommending

a cause or course of action. As nurses, we do this every day, whether in direct

patient care, population health, academic settings, or administrative work. I

know we will be inspired by stories of advocacy in action today and I thank

our podium and poster presenters for their contributions. As part of your day,

please take time to visit our many vendors, as they bring helpful information and vital support to the

convention. I hope that our location here at Martin’s West provides opportunities for good food and

camaraderie.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of MNA’s Convention Planning

Committee for providing this awesome event. Committee Chair Jo Fava Hochuli has again worked

her magic to make the convention a success. The MNA staff, including our new Executive Director

Jennifer Arigo, the Director of Continuing Education Application Services and Office Manager Susan

Prentice, and our long time Bookkeeper Marie Ciarpella, have all contributed their time and effort to

ensure that things run smoothly. I hope you will join me in thanking these team members for a job

well done.

As you experience learning and networking opportunities, I am optimistic that you will take away not

only new knowledge for practice, but increased interest in the work of MNA. Many Board members

and Committee Chairs are in attendance today and I know they look forward to sharing information

with you, but more importantly, I ask you to share with us the ways that MNA can help you in your

practice. We are already planning next year’s events, and your feedback is invaluable. Thank you for

attending and participating in this annual gathering of Maryland nurses.

Sincerely,

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE

President, Maryland Nurses Association

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mary Kay DeMarco,

PhD, RN, CNE

President

Kathleen Ogle,

PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Immediate Past

President

Jo Fava-Hochuli,

MSN, RN

Vice President

Barbara Biedrzycki,

PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP,

AOCNP(R)

Treasurer

Mary Jean Schumann,

DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP-

PC Treasurer-Elect

Jaime Striplin, MSN, RN

District 1

Charlotte Wood, PhD, RN

District 2

Juliana Chang, RN

District 3

Vacant

District 4

District 5

District 8

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RN, MA, BSN

District 7

Melani Bell

DNP, RN

District 9

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District 9

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Officers

President

Immediate Past President

Vice President

Treasurer

Treasurer Elect

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE

Kathleen Ogle, FNP-BC, PhD, RN

Jo Fava-Hochuli, MS, RN

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP®

Mary Jean Schumann, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP-PC

Board of Directors

Juliana Chang, RN

Jaime Striplin, MSN

Charlotte Wood, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

Sadie Parker, RN, MA, BSN

Melani Bell, DNP, RN

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District 2

District 3

District 5

District 7

District 8

District 9

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Madelyn Danner

Sandy Vegh, MS, RN

Adrienne Jones

Staff

Executive Director

Director of Continuing Education

Application Services and Office Manager

Bookkeeper

Jennifer Arigo, MBA, CAE

Susan Prentice

Marie Ciarpella

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

MISSION STATEMENT

The Maryland Nurses Association, the voice for nursing,

advocates for policies supporting the highest quality healthcare,

safe environments, and excellence in nursing.

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

DISTINGUISHED PAST PRESIDENTS

M. Adelaide Nutting 1904-1906

Mary C. Packard 1906-1908

Sarah E. Parsons 1908-1909

Georgina C. Ross 1909-1911

Reba Thelin Foster 1911-1913

Ethel Palmer Clarke 1913-1915

Elsie M. Lawler 1915-1927

Jane E. Nash 1927-1936

Maud M. Gardner 1936-1944

Elizabeth Norwood 1944-1948

Margaret Ann Henshaw 1948-1949

Marsha Johnson 1949-1950

Ethel Turner 1950-1952

Sr. M. Florence Garner 1952-1953

Anna E. Holmes 1953-1955

M. Elizabeth Pickens 1955-1957

Ann Klingelhofer 1957-1958

Alice J. Akehurst 1958-1960

Eleanor J. Smith 1960-1962

Alice J. Akehurst 1962-1963

Alice M. Sundberg 1963-1967

Genevieve Jordan 1967-1971

Clare Kimbro 1971-1973

Jean Galkin 1973-1975

Margaret B. Keller 1975-1977

Jane Dawson 1977-1979

Bonnie Rogers 1979-1981

Rosetta Sands 1981-1982

Barbara Santamaria 1982-1985

Lynada Johnson 1985-1987

Kathleen M. White 1987-1989

Addie Eckardt 1989-1991

Nancy McCaslin 1991-1993

Gregory Paul 1993-1995

Kathryn V. Hall 1995-1997

Madeline Turkeltaub 1997-1999

Mary L. Beachley 1999-2001

George Paul 2001-2003

Denise A. Moore 2003-2005

Sandra H. Bryan 2005-2007

Rosemary E.S. Mortimer 2007-2009

Patricia Travis 2009-2011

Neysa Ernst 2011-2013

Janice Hoffman 2013-2015

Kathy Ogle 2015-2017

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

PAST AWARD WINNERS

1985

Membership Award

Outstanding Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

1986

Membership Recruitment Award

Honorary Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

1987

Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

1988

Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Legislator of the Year Award

1989

Membership Recruitment Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Carol Bragg, RN

Karen Gammon, RN, MS

Marie McCarthy, RN, MS, CS

Delegate Larry Young

Lucy Fink, RN, MS

Carol Bragg, RN

Betty Putman, RN

Helen Bissett, RN, MS

Senator Arthur Dorman

Nancy McCaslin, RN, MS

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

E. Elizabeth Derr, RN, MS

Diana Donegan, RN, BSN

JoAnn Lee, RN, BSN

Mr. J. Sidney King

Patricia M. Jones, RN, MS

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

Nancy A. Pashby, RN, BSN

Lois Macomber, RN

Nancy K. Howard, RN, MS

Mary Etta Roberts, RN, MSN

Honorable Donna M. Felling

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

Genevieve M. Jordan, RN, MS

Debbie Gilbert Kramer, RN, MS, CRNP

Roberta Niklewski, RN, MS

Patricia Papa, RN, C, MSN, PNP

Lynn Klair, RN, MS, C

Delegate H.R. Hergenroeder, Jr.

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

1990

Membership Recruitment Award

Deborah Wilkes, RN, C

Outstanding Leadership Award

Joan Creasia, RN, PhD

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award Frances A. William, RN, MS, CNS

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award Margaret M. DeStefanis, RN, MSN

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award Veronica Noah, RN, BSN, CRNI

Outstanding Health Information Award Cumberland Broadcasting

Company, WCBC-1270AM

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award Margo Chaney Cockey, RN, MSN, CRNP

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award Dorothy E. Culb, RN, BSN

Legislator of the Year Award

Delegate Barbara Kreamer

1991

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award

1992

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Award

1993

Legislative Award

Legislative Award

Rosalie S. Abrams Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nurse Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

1994

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislative Recognition Awards

Health Policy Recognition Award

Certificate of Appreciation

Outstanding Health Information Award

Search for Excellence Award

Sheila Todd Eliasberg, RN, MS, C, CS

Gail Mazzoco, RN, EdD

Judith A. Menges, RN, C

Maggie Neal, RN, PhD

Shirley Van Zandt, CRNP, MSN

Kathleen Stilling, MSN, CRNP

Lisa A. Seldomridge, MSN, RN

Sarah Cromwell, BSN, RN

Jeanette Boyer, MS, RN

Carol Schatzman, RN

Laurie Thomas

John Stierhoff

Brenda Adkins, RN, BS, CAN

Susan Appling, RN, MS, CRNP

Leola Washington, RN, BS, MPH

Laurie Pasieka, BS, RN

Barbara E. Hanley, RN, Ph.D

Delegate Robert Hergenroeder

Senator Paula Hollinger, RN

Senator Lawrence Levitan

Senator Patricia Sher

Delegate Virginia Thomas

Marilyn Goldwater, RN

Ruth Hans, RN

J.R. Robey-WCBC, Cumberland

Leola Washington, RN, BSN, MPH

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

Search for Excellence Special Recognition

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

AJN/Maryland Nurses Association

Writing Award

Laurie Pasieka, RN, BSN, CDE

Judith Westing, RN, MS

Patricia A. Abbott, RN, MS

Barbara A. Kellam, RN, PhD

Bonnie Lee Legge, BSN, MEd, MS

Mary H. Palmer, RN, C, PhD, FAAN

1995

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

ANJ/Maryland Nurses Association

Writing Award

1996

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

1997

Legislator of the Year Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

1998

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Adv. Clinical Nurse Award

Outstanding Health Information Award

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Mary L. Beachley, RN, MS, CEN

Peggy Soderstrom, RN, PhD

Mary Ellen Lloyd

Deborah R. Cox, RNC, BS, MS

Barbara E. Richardson, RN, BS

Sylvia A. Ridenous, RN, BSN

Janet Cogliano, RN, DNSc

Peggy Soderstrom, RN, PhD

Jeanette Boyer, RN, MS, BSN

Times-News Newspaper

Mary L. Beachley, RN, MS, CEN

Sandra Bryan, RN, BSN, CPAN

Shirley Morgan, RN, MS, BSN

Delegate Shirley A. Nathan-Pulliam,

RN, BSN, MAS

Marquerite Wilson, RN, MSN, CS-P

The Herald Mail, Lifestyle Section

Lisa PreJean, Editor

Ellen Ristorcelli, RN, BSN, MPA

Carol Ann S. Sullivan, RN, PhD

Elizabeth Minnick, RN, BSN

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

2003

Centennial

M. Adelaide Nutting Award U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Mary A. Linton, RN, MS, COHN-S

Outstanding Health Information Award Life Bridge Health

Diane Johnson/Rudy Miller

Outstanding Leadership Award

Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Rosemary Mortimer, RN, MS, MSEd

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award Carol J. Bickford, PhD, RN, BC

M. Kathleen Smith, MScED, RN, BC

Susan K. Newbold, MS, RN, BC, FAAN

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award Catherine Vestraci, RN, C

Legislator of the Year Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

2004

2005

Senator George W. Della, Jr.

Senator Thomas M. Middleton

Nancy McCaslin, MS, C, RN

Denise A. Moore, MS, APRN, CS, BC

Marla Oros, BSN, MS, RN

2006

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Special Recognition Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentoring Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Senator Sharon M. Grosfeld

H. Jane Wobbeking, RN

Senator Paula C. Hollinger

Vicky Kent, PhD, RN, CNE

Sandra H. Bryan, MHA, BSN, RN, BC

Joan Kub, PhD, RN, CS

Brenda M. Afzal, RN, MS

Outstanding Advanced Practice

Clinical Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Legislator of the Year Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Special Recognition Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year Award

2007

2008

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN,

Elise Handelman, RN, EDd, FAAOHN

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN

Delegate Anne Kaiser

Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

Delegate Marilyn R. Goldwater

Keisha S. Walker, RN, MS

Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

2009

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Karen Minor, MS, CRNP

Legislator of the Year Award

Delegate James W. Hubbard

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Stacy L. Cottingham, MS. RN

Outstanding Leadership Award

Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, CNAA

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year Award

2010

Nayna Philipsen, JD, PhD, RN, CFE, FACCE

Delegate Sue Kullen

2011

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Outstanding Advanced Clinical

Practice Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

2012

2013

Legislator of the Year

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Advanced Practice

Clinical Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN

Delegate Pete Hammen

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rosemary Mortimer, MS, MSEd, RN

Barbara Bilconish, MSN, RN-BC

Laura Taylor, PhD, RN

Elizabeth Soland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC

Linda Gerson, PhD, RN, PHMCNS-BC

Diane Aschenbrenner, MS, RN

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith,

BSN, JD

Sharon Stagg, RN, BSN

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Leisa Douglas, BSN, MBA

Marianne McKiernan, RN

Rose Essex, RN

Delegate Dan Morhaim, MD

Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN

Christie Simon-Waterman, MSN, CRNP

Karen Evans, MSN, RN-BC

Mary Katherine Donnelly,

ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, DNP

Sharon Kozachik, PhD, RN

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP

Mary Beth Zaber, MS, RN

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

2014

Special Recognition Award

Delegate James W. Hubbard

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE and

Josie Ogaitis, MS, RN

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Mary Fey, PhD, RN

Outstanding Leadership Award

Sherry Perkins, RN, PhDD

Outstanding Mentor Award

Barbara Nubile, MSN, RN

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award Barbara Dobish, MSN, RN

Outstanding Advanced Practice

Clinical Award

Brooke Bucci, BSN, RNC

Stierle Exemplary Service Award

Linda Stierle, MSN, RN

2015

Legislator of the Year

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Outstanding Advanced Practice

Clinical Award

Stierle Exemplary Service Award

2016

Legislator of the Year

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Outstanding Pathfinder Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Outstanding Nurse Practice Award

Outstanding Mentor Award

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Outstanding Dissemination of Health

Information Award

Stierle Exemplary Service Award

Delegate Bonnie Cullison

Shirley Devaris, RN

Mary Jean Schumann, MBA, MSN, RN

Janice Hoffman, RN, PhD, ANEF

Jonas Nguh, PhD, MSN, FACHE, FNAP,

NEA-BC, RN

Shawna Mudd, DNP, CPNP-AC, PNP-BC

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC

Tammy Slater, DNP, RN, ACNP

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP

Senator Jamie Raskin

Nancy Mattucci, MSN, RN

Janiece Walker, MSN, PhD, RN

David Parker, RN

Phanedra Harper, RN, MSN-BC

Michael Sanchez, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC

Nancy Sullivan, DNP, RN

Audra Rankin

Janice Hoffman, RN, PhD, ANEF

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PAST AWARD WINNERS

2017

Rosalie Silber Abrams Award

Legislator of the Year

The Outstanding Nursing Practice Award

The Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

The Outstanding Leadership Award

The Outstanding Pathfinder Award

The Outstanding Mentoring Award

Stierle Exemplary Service Award

Patricia McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN

Senator Addie Eckardt

Barbara Polack, RN

Martha Saroop

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Rebecca Wiseman, PhD, BSN, MSN

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP,

AOCNP(R)

Karen Evans, MSN, RN-BC

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

115TH ANNUAL CONVENTION NOVEMBER 1, 2018

2018 Year of Advocacy at the Bedside and Beyond

Martin's West | 6817 Dogwood Road | Baltimore, MD 21244

Thursday, November 1, 2018

AGENDA

7:30 – 8:15 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:20 - 9:30 AM Opening Session

Welcome:

Keynote:

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE

President, Maryland Nurses Association

Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral (RADM)

Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN

9:35 – 10:20 AM Break/Visit Exhibitors/ Poster Session #1

10:25 – 11:25 AM Concurrent Sessions 1

Session 1A Session 1B Session 1C Session 1D

Improving Patient Falls

by Implementing a Falls

Prevention Leadership Team

Carolyn Guinn,

MSN, RN, NEA-BC

University of Maryland

Medical Center

Sorah Levy, BSN, RN

University of Maryland

Medical Center

Jennifer Motely,

BSN, BA, RN, PCCN

University of Maryland

Medical Center

Diana Johnson, PT, MS

University of Maryland

Medical Center

Compassion Fatigue

Resiliency Training in

Emergency Nurses

Judith Boyle, DNP, RN

Community College of

Baltimore County

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The Nursing Pipeline:

A Creative Approach to

On-Boarding, Training and

Retaining New Graduate

Nurses

Katherine Mulligan Vann,

MS, BSN, RN, OCN, CMSRN

Frederick Memorial

Hospital/Frederick Regional

Health System

Kathyrne Bunn, BSN, RN

Frederick Memorial

Hospital/ Frederick Regional

Health System

Improving Health Outcomes

for Children with Asthma

or Lead Exposure through

Environmental Case

Management: Implementation

of a Childhood Lead Poisoning

Prevention and Asthma

Program

Teresa Pfaff, MPH, MSN, RN,

APHN-BC, CPH

Baltimore County

Department of Health,

Bureau of Clinical Services

Teresa Messler,

DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

Baltimore County

Department of Health,

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11:30 AM– 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions 2

Session 2A Session 2B Session 2C Session 2D

Navigating Patient Care

Coordination for Infusion

Patient

Priya Nair, DNP, RN, CCCTM

University of Maryland

Medical Center

Kendra Johnson, BSN, RN

University of Maryland

Medical Center

Renay Tyler, DNP, RN, ACNP

University of Maryland

Medical Center

Women’s Knowledge of

Cardiovascular Risk After

Preeclampsia

Adriane Burgess,

PhD, RNC-OB, CCE, CNE

Towson University

Kristen Feliu

SURI Program

Nursing Student

Towson University

Nursing & Security: A

Critical Partnership Toward

Eliminating Workplace

Violence

April Brooks

University of Maryland

Capital Region Health

Kim Grady, MSN, RN

University of Maryland

Capital Region Health

Kent Alford

University of Maryland

Capital Region Health

12:30– 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking/Visit Exhibitors

1:35 – 2:35 PM Concurrent Sessions 3

Catalysts for Change:

Addressing Barriers to

Public Health and School

Health Nursing Practice to

Advance Health in Maryland

Carolyn Nganga-Good,

MS, RN, CPH HRSA,

Maryland Public Health,

Robert Wood Johnson

Foundation

Session 3A Session 3B Session 3C Session 3D

A Qualitative Study to

Explore and Understand

Staff Nurse Decision Making

in Activating the Rapid

Response Team

Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN

Anne Arundel Medical

Center

Holly Greever, MSN, RN

University of Maryland

Capital Region Health

Mindfulness: Enhancing

Readiness for Change

Individually and Collectively

Brandy Brown,

MSN, MS, BSN, RN-BC

Baltimore Washington

Medical Center

Preventing Violence in the

Workplace – Awareness,

Education, and Panel,

Discussion

Josie Ogaitis, RN, MS, PMP,

Holy Cross Germantown

Hospital

Donna Zankowski,

MPH, RN, AAOHN,

AAOHN Legislative Affairs

Robyn Elliot

Maryland Nurses

Association Legislative

Committee Maryland

Nurses Association

Subcommittee on

Workplace Violence

Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN

University of Maryland,

School of Nursing

Adverse Childhood

Experiences: Impact and

Interventions

Martha Gurzick,

MSN, RN, CCNS, CEN

Frederick Memorial Hospital

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2:40 – 3:25 PM Break/Visit Exhibitors/Poster Session #2

3:30 – 4:30 PM Closing Keynote Speaker, Karen Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professional Advocacy: Creating Change Beyond the Bedside

4:45 – 6:15 PM Annual Business Meeting and Presentation of

MNA Awards & NFM Scholarships

Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by

the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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2018 POSTER PRESENTATIONS & AUTHORS

Self-Awareness of Civility Among Nurse Faculty in Creating a Positive Learning Environment (PLE)

Malliga Jambulingam, PhD, RN, CEIM - Morgan State University

Brenda S. Nettles, MSN, DNP, ACNP-BC - Johns Hopkins University

Michelle Harrell, MSN, MPA, CCRN - Montgomery College

Valerie Wright, MSN, RN, VHA-CM - VA Hospital

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Adriane Burgess, PhD, RNC-OB, CCE, CNE - Towson University

Emily Eichelman, Nursing Student - Towson University

Brittney Rhodes, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CCE - Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) - Dundalk

The Impact of a Mentorship Program on New Grad Nurse Retention

Angela Martin, MS, RN-BC - University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Ellen Sheridan, MS, MEd, RN - University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Katie McGrath-Studniarz, MSN, RN-BC, OCN - University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

The 4B Falls Reduction Task Force: An Empowering Approach

Lisa Anne Burrell, PhD, MSN RN-BC CNE - Doctors Community Hospital

Student Nurse Transition to Practice: From the Classroom to the Ambulatory Care

Environment

Priya Nair, DNP, RN, CCCTM - University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

Kathleen Martin, DNP, RN, CNE - University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

Catherine DiBlasi, RN, LDN, CDE - University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

Renay D. Tyler, DNP, RN, ACNP - University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

Transitional Surgery Center’s Journey in Sustaining a Low Surgical Oncology Readmission

Rate

Maria Quinamague, BSN, RN, CMSRN - University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

Priya Nair, DNP, RN, CCCTM - University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

Exploring Caring Behaviors and Caring Efficacy of RN to BSN Students

Marlene Thornton, PhD, RN - Notre Dame of Maryland University

Kathleen Z. Wisser, PhD, RN, CNE - Notre Dame of Maryland University

Caring for the Non-English or Limited English Speaking Patient: The Patient Perspective

Jana Goodwin, PhD, RN, CNE - University of Maryland, School of Nursing

Management of the Deteriorating Patient with Confederate Intervention and Enforcement of

HRO Principles

Kristen McVerry, MSN, RN-BC - MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Loren Stauffer, BSN, RN - MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

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2018 POSTER PRESENTATIONS & AUTHORS

Nursing Specialty Certification in Maryland

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CNS, ANCP - University of Maryland School of Nursing

Simulation of High Risk/Low Volume Emergency Events in the Operating Room

Vicki Lutz, MSN, RN, CNOR - Mercy Medical Center

Adverse Event Debriefing

Katja Jaramillo, MSN/Ed, RN, CCRN, CPAN - Mercy Medical Center

Nursing Students Making a Difference in Estonia

Tina Zimmerman, MSN, RN - Harford Community College

Impact of a Standardized Approach to Turning and Repositioning Patients At-Risk for

Pressure Injury Development

Judy Stasuk, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN - University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Liz Stehr, BSN, RN, CWOCN - University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Community Health Nursing Students Help Improve the Health Care of Older Washington

County Maryland Residents

Marie "Dolly" Rock, MSN, BSN, RN - Towson University

Post-Operative Phone Calls: Does it make a Difference to Patients?

Juanita Baroya, MSN-PH, RN, CPAN - Mercy Medical Center

Kristine O’Neill, BSN, RN, CPAN - Mercy Medical Center

Reported Benefits of Transdermal Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Women Aged 40-65

Jennifer Robin Musiol, C-RNP - New Day Vitality Hormone Center

Sepsis, Connecting the Data for Process Improvement

Peg Cocimano, RN - Fort Washington Medical Center

Dee Dee Smith Foster, RN - Fort Washington Medical Center

Care of the Decompensating Pediatric Patient: Team Response Simulation to Improve Care

Martha Gurzick, MSN, RN, CCNS, CEN - Frederick Memorial Hospital

Christie Bussard, BSN, RN, CPN - Frederick Memorial Hospital

Community-Based NPs and RN-BS Students Collaboration: Enhancing Advocacy for

Community Based Older Adults

Vicky P. Kent, PhD, RN, CNE - Towson University

Maria Baxter, MS, CRNP - Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

Carlos Romeros, RN, BS - Franklin Square Medical Center

Lavina Patel, BS, RN - Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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2018 POSTER PRESENTATIONS & AUTHORS

Multi-Modal Approach to Discharge Education: Jackson-Pratt Drain Care

Autumn Forester, BSN, RN-BC - Mercy Medical Center

Shantelle Mobley, MSN, CMS-RN - Mercy Medical Center

Strategies to Support the Pregnant or Parenting Student

Jana Goodwin, PhD, RN, CNE - University of Maryland School of Nursing

Alfred Guante, MEd - University of Maryland School of Nursing

Vanessa Fahie, PhD, RN - University of Maryland School of Nursing

Effective Nursing Leadership Begins with Self-Care

Hairong Carrier, MSN, RN, CGRN - Notre Dame of Maryland University

Better Patient Care: Incorporation of Care Plans into the Electronic Medical Record

Patricia Nicholls, BSN, RN - GBMC Health Partners

Vergie Binns, MSN, RN - GBMC Health Partners

Delonda Jones, MSN, RN - GBMC Health Partners

John Cotterell, BSN, RN - GBMC Health Partners

Patricia Parnell, BSN, RN - GBMC Health Partners

Julie Porter, MS, RN - GBMC Health Partners

Yvonne Latchaw, BSN, RN - GBMC Health Partners

Standardization of Operational and Clinical Safety Practices at Lutherville Professional

Physicians

Gail Sherman, RN, BSN, OCN - Mercy Medical Center

Role of Clinical Research Nurses: First in the United States Nebulized Nitric Oxide Therapy for

Pulmonary M. abscessus Infection

Ann Peterson, CSMSRN, RN, MS, PhD - National Institutes of Health

Christine Mashek, RN - National Institutes of Health

Lisa Krueger, RN - National Institutes of Health

Agusta Premkumar, RN - National Institutes of Health

Chevalia R. Robinson, RN - National Institutes of Health

Interprofessional Simulation: Improving Communication

Linda C. Goodman, MS, RN, CHSE - College of Southern Maryland

Lynn Kennedy, MSN, RN, CNE - College of Southern Maryland

Karen Russell, DNP, RN, CNE - College of Southern Maryland

Supporting New Graduate Nurses Through Online Learning: Developing an Online Learning

Series to Offer Supporting Professional Advancement in Nursing (SPAN) Program Participants

Tools to Build Clinical Confidence and Prepare for Advanced Nursing Degree Success

Sarah Schneider-Firestone, MSW - Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Kimberly McIltrot, DNP, CPNP, CWOCN - Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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2018 POSTER PRESENTATIONS & AUTHORS

Towson University Collaborative Partnership Program: A Bridge from Academia to Practice

for Entry Level Nursing Student

Regina Twigg, DNP, RN, CNE - Towson University Department of Nursing

Difficult Conversations at the Bedside: Developing Acute Care PNP Student Skills in

Delivering Bad News

Kimberly McIltrott, DNP, CPNP, CWOCN - Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Shawna S. Mudd, DNP, CPNP-AC, PPCNP-BC - Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Kristen Brown, DNP, CPNP-AC - Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Advocating for Civility Awareness in Nursing Education and Practice

Jeanette Logan, DNP - Morgan State University

Angela M. Davis, MSN - Morgan State University

Implementation of a Mentorship Program to Promote a Supportive Work Environment for New

Graduate Nurses: A Process Improvement Project

Fatemeh Jorshari, MSN, RN - University of Maryland Medical Center

Mytha Somorostro, BSN, RN, PCCN - University of Maryland Medical Center

Leadership, Empowerment & Advocacy: Engaging Students in the Profession

Angela M. Durry, MSN, RN - Towson University

Karen Cooper, MS, RN - Towson University

Karli Space, Nursing Student - Towson University

Advocating for Nurses as They Make the Move to Advanced Practice

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE - Towson University

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CONVENTION CONTACT HOURS

Maximum contact hours a participant may receive for attending

PODIUM SESSIONS: 5.75 CONTACT HOURS

TO OBTAIN 5.75 CONTACT HOURS FOR PODIUM SESSIONS attendees must:

1. Ensure your name and email address is legible when printing your name on the sign-in-sheet

on-site at the convention registration desk.

2. Attend the full day of the convention. No partial credit will be awarded.

3. Attend each of the self-selected educational sessions in its entirety.

4. Individuals who provide a legible name and address on the registration sign-in sheets will be

emailed a link to complete the online convention evaluation by November 15th. If you do

not receive the evaluation link by this date please email jarigo@marylandrn.org.

5. Complete and confirm completion of the session evaluation/survey by December 7, 2018

after which the option to complete the session evaluation/survey, collect a certificate and

obtain contact hours for attending will no longer be available.

6. After completing the evaluation online, you will need to email sprentice@marylandrn.org to

confirm completion of the podium session online evaluation.

7. After your email is received confirming completion of the online evaluation form, your

certificate of continuing nursing education completion will be sent to you via email to the

email address provided with your registration information within (4) four business days.

MAXIMUM contact hours a participant may receive for attending POSTER SESSION:

1 CONTACT HOUR

TO OBTAIN ONE (1) CONTACT HOUR FOR THE POSTER SESSION attendees must:

1. Ensure your name and email address is legible when printing your name on the sign-in-sheet

on-site at the beginning of the poster session.

2. Review as many posters as you can and proceed to the poster evaluation area to evaluate

the posters viewed on-site.

3. Individuals who provide a legible name and address on the poster session sign-in sheet will

be emailed their certificate, following the convention by November 22nd.

Participants will be able to receive their certificate for contact hours earned and print the

certificate after completing, submitting, and confirming completion of the evaluation/

survey via email with MNA. Be sure to maintain the copy of your certificate for your records.

Duplicate certificates will not be available.

The Maryland Nurses Association is an accredited approver of continuing education by the

American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Maryland Nurses Association’s accredited provider status refers only to its continuing education activities and does

not imply that there is real or implied endorsement by any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of

any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.

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EXHIBITORS

Akcea Therapeutics

American Public University

American Sentinel University

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Comm-Tronics, Inc.

Eastern Shore Faculty Academy and Mentorship Initiative

Frostburg State University

Future Care Health and Management Corporation

George Washington University School of Nursing

Gideons International

Grand Canyon University

Johns Hopkins Bayview

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Kaplan Nursing

Keswick Multi-Care Center

The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C.

Lead Nursing Forward.org

Living Legacy Foundation

The Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians (MAAPC)

Maryland Higher Education Commission - Nurse Support Program II (NSP II)

Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps

MD Relay

Mercy Medical Center

Messiah College Graduate Nursing Programs

MHM Services Inc.

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Purdue University Global

Salisbury University - Toolkits for Nursing Leadership Development

Stevenson University Online

Trinity Washington University

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Wexford Health Sources

York College of Pennsylvania

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

Convention Sponsors/Contributors

Florence Nightingale Level $2,501 - $5,000

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

Isabel Hampton Robb Level $1,000 - $2,500

Mary Eliza Mahoney Level $500 - $999

One Main Financial

Clara Barton Level $250 - $499

Suzie Walking Bear Yellow Tail Level $100 - $249

American Public

Lillian Wald Level $25 - $99

Linda Richards Level $1 - $24

Convention Donations

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

Kaplan Nursing

One Main Financial

Convention Program

Tote Bags

Giveaways

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NURSING FOUNDATION OF MARYLAND

Thank You!

Thank you to Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency for the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency

Scholarship.

Thank you to the Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association for the

scholarship awarded in their name.

Thank you to the Mercy Hospital Nursing Alumnae for the scholarship in their name.

Thank you to the Travis family for the scholarship in their name.

Thank you all who participated in the fundraising effort during the 115th MNA Annual Convention.

Thank you to the following personal donations made to the Nursing Foundation of Maryland

Scholarship Fund: Sadie Parker.

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Annual Business Meeting Agenda

Thursday, November 1, 2018 – 4:45 PM-6:15 PM

OPENING OF THE MEETING

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Credentials Committee Report

Standing Rules

Approval of the Agenda

INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS

Past Presidents

Maryland Board of Nursing

Maryland Association of Nursing Students

Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives

RECOGNITION OF DISTRICT PRESIDENTS

RECOGNITION OF AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

NIGHTINGALE TRIBUTE

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS

INTRODUCTION OF CONVENTION PLANNING COMMITTEE

INTRODUCTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REPORTS FROM: Maryland Board of Nursing, Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives, Nursing

Foundation of Maryland, Maryland Association of Nursing Students, and MNA-PAC

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS/REPORT

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE

MINUTES

TREASURER’S REPORT

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP ®

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Committee on Bylaws and Policies, Linda Stierle, MSN, RN - Chair

NEW BUSINESS

TELLER’S REPORT

INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS

ADJOURNMENT

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Business Meeting Standing Rules

GENERAL PROCEDURE:

1. Members wishing the floor must rise, proceed to a microphone, receive recognition, and give

name and district.

2. Non-members shall be seated in the non-member section and may not speak unless given

permission.

3. These rules may be amended or suspended by a majority vote of the members present and

voting.

4. No smoking or alcoholic beverages shall be allowed in the meeting hall.

DEBATE AND VOTING:

1. To be entitled to vote, a member must present his/her Credentials.

2. Unpublished motions and resolutions shall be referred, without debate, to the structural unit

having jurisdiction over the subject matter for study and recommendation.

3. Any unpublished motion/resolution introduced by an individual member must be received by

a majority at the convention for consideration. This is non-debatable.

4. Only the RESOLVES of a resolution shall be acted upon.

5. Announcements shall be written and signed by the person under whose authority they are

issued and shall be sent to the Secretary.

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ASSOCIATION

OCTOBER 2016 BYLAWS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Articles of Incorporation for the Maryland Nurses Association ......................... 1

Article I Name, Mission, Purposes and Functions .................................... 5

Section 1. Name ................................................................ 5

Section 2. Mission ............................................................... 5

Section 3. Purposes ............................................................. 5

Section 4. Functions . ............................................................ 5

Article II Relationships, Memberships, Constituents and Affiliations .................... 6

Section 1. Relationship to American Nurses Association ................................. 6

Section 2. MNA Members ......................................................... 6

Section 3. Constituent Association .................................................. 9

Section 4. Organizational Affiliates ................................................. 10

Article III Membership Meeting .................................................. 10

Section 1. Definition ............................................................ 10

Section 2. Meetings ............................................................. 10

Section 3. Voting Body .......................................................... 11

Section 4. Quorum ............................................................. 10

Article IV Board of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Section 1. Authority ............................................................. 11

Section 2. Composition .......................................................... 11

Section 3. Responsibilities ....................................................... 11

Section 4. Duties of Officers and Directors ........................................... 13

Section 5. Conflict of Interest ..................................................... 13

Section 6. Terms of Office ........................................................ 13

Section 7. Vacancies ............................................................ 13

Section 8. Executive Committee ................................................... 14

Section 9. Meetings and Quorums ................................................. 14

Article V Committees .......................................................... 14

Section 1. Definition ............................................................ 14

Section 2. Composition .......................................................... 15

Section 3. Committee on Bylaws and Policies ........................................ 15

Section 4. Continuing Education Provider Unit ........................................ 15

Section 5. Committee on Finance .................................................. 16

Section 6. Legislative Committee .................................................. 16

Section 7. Committee on Nominations .............................................. 16

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Section 8. Committee of Tellers ................................................... 16

Section 9. Center of Ethics and Human Rights ........................................ 16

Section 10. Continuing Education Approver Committee ................................ 17

Section 11. Membership Committee ............................................... 17

Section 12. Practice and Education Committee ....................................... 17

Section 13. Convention Planning Committee ......................................... 17

Section 14. Environmental Health Committee ........................................ 17

Section 15. Special Committees ................................................... 18

Article VI Nominations, Elections and Removal of Elected Officials . ................... 18

Section 1. Nominations .......................................................... 18

Section 2. Elections ............................................................. 18

Section 3. Removal from Office ................................................... 19

Article VII Dues ............................................................... 19

Section 1. Amount of Dues ....................................................... 19

Section 2. Notification of Change .................................................. 19

Section 3. Vote ................................................................ 19

Section 4. Payment ............................................................. 20

Article VIII State Office and Chief Staff Officer ...................................... 20

Section 1. State Office .......................................................... 20

Section 2. Chief Staff Officer ..................................................... 20

Article IX MNA News Periodical .................................................. 20

Article X Amendments ......................................................... 21

Section 1. Amendments with Notice ................................................ 21

Section2. Amendments without Notice .............................................. 21

Article XI Parliamentary Authority ................................................ 21

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ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT OF

MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED

Changing its name to

MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

November 21, 1985

Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated, a Maryland membership corporation having it’s

principle office in the County of Baltimore, State of Maryland (herein called the “corporation”)

certifies to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland that:

FIRST: the Charter of the Corporation is hereby amended by placing after the word “nurses” in the

name of Maryland Nurses Association an apostrophe.

SECOND: the foregoing amendment was duly advised by the Board of Directors and approved by

the members of the corporation.

We the undersigned Board Members who approved the resolution advising the foregoing

amendment acknowledge in the name and on behalf of said Corporation, the foregoing

amendments to the corporate act of said Corporation.

Lynada D. Johnson PRESIDENT Nov. 21, 1985 DATE

Jean O. Trotter SECRETARY Nov. 21, 1985 DATE

The undersigned, (President and Secretary) of the meeting of the members, certify to the best of

their knowledge, information, and belief the matters in the fact set forth herein with respect to the

approval thereof are in all material respect, under the penalties of perjury.

Robin R. Platts EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Nov. 22, 1985 DATE

MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED

Articles of Amendment and Restatement of Charter

Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated, a Maryland membership corporation having its

principal office in the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland (herein called “the corporation”) certifies

to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland that:

FIRST: the charter of the Corporation, as heretofore amended, is hereby amended and

completely restate by striking out Articles 2 (as amended June 18 1937), 3, 4 and 5 of the Articles

of Incorporation, and by inserting the following Articles I, II, III, IV and V in lieu of the Articles as

stricken out, so that the Articles of Incorporation as amended and completely restated, shall read

as follows:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, that the subscribers Mary C. Packard, Mary B. Dixon and Nannie J.

Lackland, of the City of Baltimore and State of Maryland, all of whom are citizens of said State, and

all of whom are of full legal age, do hereby certify that we do, under and by virtue of the General

Laws of this State authorizing the formation of corporations, hereby form a corporation under the

name of Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated

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I. The object and purposes of the corporation are as follows:

To organize and operate a membership corporation of professional nurses in the State of

Maryland to foster high standards of nursing practice, to promote the professional and educational

advancement of nurses and to promote the welfare of nurses, to the end that all people may have

better nursing care, and for the betterment of the conditions of those engaged in nursing and

the development of a higher degree of efficiency in their occupations. These purposes shall be

unrestricted by any consideration of national origin, race, creed, color or sex. The corporation shall

not be organized for profit and no part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member,

shareholder, or individual. Within said general purposes, and limited thereto, the corporation shall

have the following powers:

a) To promote through appropriate means, standards of nursing practice, nursing education and

nursing services.

b) To insure adherence by nurses to a code of professional ethics.

c) To promote legislation beneficial to the nursing profession and its service to the public, and to

speak for nurses in regard to legislative matters.

d) To survey continually the nursing resources of the State.

e) To promote and protect the economic and general welfare of nurses.

f) On behalf of nurses who are employees, to deal with employers, public and private,

concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours and other terms or

conditions of employment, and to negotiate and enter into collective bargaining agreements

concerning said matters.

g) To provide professional counseling and placement services for nurses.

h) To provide for the continuing professional development of practitioners of nursing.

i) To develop and promote a program of intergroup relations.

j) To coordinate those programs which are of common concern to the Maryland Nurses

Association and other organizations.

k) To provide in its by-laws for representation in the American Nurses Association or other

national or regional organizations.

l) To promote relationships with student Nurses organizations.

m) To recruit students for nursing.

n) To establish standards for nurses professional registries and review and approve registries

which meet state standards.

o) To represent nurses and serve as their state spokesman with allied professional, community,

and governmental groups and with the public.

p) To provide in its Bylaws qualifications and classifications of members and associates and for

the qualifications and territory of constituent district associations with the State of Maryland.

q) To affiliate with the American Nurses Association, or other professional organizations of nurses

and, in carrying out the foregoing powers, to adopt the applicable standards and procedures

required or recommended by such organizations.

r) To acquire by gift, devise, bequest, purchase, lease or in any other manner any real and

personal property and to sell, convey, assign, rent, lease, mortgage, pledge, or otherwise

encumber to deal with such property.

s) To borrow money for any lawful purposes of the corporation and to make, accept, and

endorse promissory notes or other obligations or evidences of indebtedness and contracts of

any nature.

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t) To do any and all things necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of the corporation

or incidental thereto.

The foregoing enumeration of powers is in furtherance and not in limitation of the powers

conferred upon the corporation by law and is not intended by the mention of any power in any

manner to limit or restrict the generality of any other powers.

II. The Post Office address and principal office of the corporation is 2315 St. Paul Street,

Baltimore, Maryland 21218. The resident agent of the corporation is M. Ruth Moubray, R. N. at

said address. Said resident agent is a citizen of the State of Maryland and resides therein.

III.

IV.

The corporation is not authorized to issue any capital stock.

The Corporation shall be governed by a Board of Directors. The Bylaws shall determine the

number (not less than three), qualifications and manner of electing directors; the number

which shall constitute a quorum at meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors;

qualifications and manner of electing officers; and any other matters pertaining to the

organization and affairs of the corporation, not inconsistent with these Articles. The Bylaws

may be amended from time to time at any regular or special meeting of the members.

V. The corporation shall have the right from time to time to make amendments to its charter as

may be now or hereafter authorized by law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 16th day of January, in

the year nineteen hundred and nine.

TEST:

Mary C. Packard (SEAL)

Mary B. Dixon (SEAL)

Nannie J. Lackland (SEAL)

STATE OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE CITY, to wit:

I hereby certify that on this 16th day of January, in the year nineteen hundred and nine, before me

the subscriber, a Notary Public of the State of Maryland, in and for the City of Baltimore, personally

appeared Mary C. Packard, Mary B. Dixon and Nannie J. Lackland, and did severally acknowledge

the foregoing certificate to be their act and deed.

WITNESS my hand and notarial seal.

Francis E. Pegram

Notary Public

I, Henry Stockbridge, one of the Judges of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, do hereby

certify that the foregoing certificate has been submitted to me for examination; and I do further

certify that the said certificate is executed in conformity with the law.

Henry Stockbridge

SECOND: The Board of Directors of the Corporation at a meeting duly convened and held on

July 25 1967 adopted a resolution in which was set forth the foregoing Articles of

Amendment and Restatement of the charter declaring that the same were advisable and directing

that they be submitted for action thereon at the annual meeting of the members of the corporation

to be held on October 26 1967.

THIRD: Notice setting forth said Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Charter, and

stating that a purpose of the meeting of the members would be to take action thereon, was given as

required by law to all members entitled to vote thereon.

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FOURTH: The Articles of Amendment and Restatement as hereinabove set forth were approved

by the members of the Corporation at said meeting by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the

members of the Corporation entitled to vote thereon.

FIFTH: Said Articles of Amendment and Restatement have been duly advised by the Board of

Directors and approved by the members of the Corporation.

IN WITHNESS WHEREOF, Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated has caused these presents

to be signed in its name and on its behalf by its President and its Corporate Seal to be hereunto

affixed and attested by its Secretary on November 7, 1967 .

MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCATION, INCORPORATED

By Geneviene M. Jordan

President

ATTESTED:

Irene Riley

Secretary

STATE OF MARYLAND

SS:

CIT’Y OF BALTIMORE

I HEREBY CERTIFY that on the 7th day of November, 1967 , before me, the subscriber,

a Notary Public of the State of Maryland, in and for the City of Baltimore aforesaid, personally

appeared ____Geneviene M. Jordan____ President of Maryland Nurses Association, Incorporated,

and on behalf of said Corporation, acknowledged the foregoing Articles of Amendment and

Restatement to be the corporate act of said Corporation; and at the same time, personally

appeared Irene Riley and made oath in due form of law that she was Secretary of the meeting

of the members of said Corporation at which the Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the

Charter of the Corporation therein set forth was approved and that the matters and facts set forth

in said Articles of Amendment and Restatement are true, to the best of her knowledge, information

and behalf.

WITNESS my hand and Notarial Seal the day and year last above written.

Deauva Zimmerman

Notary Public

Original Articles of Incorporation for the Maryland Nurses Association: June 16, 1909.

Amended on: June 18, 1937; October 21, 1959; November 17, 1967; November 25, 1985.

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

OCTOBER 2016 BYLAWS

ARTICLE I

NAME, MISSION, PURPOSES, AND FUNCTIONS

Section 1. Name

The name of this Association shall be the Maryland Nurses Association, Inc.,

here in after referred to as MNA.

Section 2. Mission

The Maryland Nurses Association, the voice for nursing, advocates for policies supporting the

highest quality of healthcare, safe environments, and excellence in nursing.

Section 3. Purposes

The purposes of the MNA shall be:

a. To foster and maintain high standards of nursing and patient care; promote the professional

and educational advancement of nurses; and promote the general welfare of nurses.

b. Unrestricted by consideration of age, color, creed, disability, health status, gender, lifestyle,

nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Section 4. Functions

The functions of MNA shall be to:

a. Promote through appropriate means the standards of nursing practice, nursing education

and nursing profession as established by the American Nurses Association (ANA) and MNA.

b. Adherence to the Code of Ethics for Nurses established by ANA.

c. Initiate and influence legislation, regulations, government programs and health policy.

d. Promote and provide for the continuing professional development of nurses.

e. Represent nurses and serve as their spokesperson with professional and community groups

and the general public.

f. Provide for representation in the ANA Membership Assembly (MA).

g. Promote and support relationships with the Maryland Association of Nursing Students

(MANS).

h. Provide opportunities for nurse specialty organizations and their members to collectively

pursue common goals via MNA.

i. Stimulate, promote and recognize nursing research as it contributes to the advancement of

the profession.

j. Provide services to members.

k. Maintain communication with constituent members through official publications.

l. Act as a consumer advocate to protect and promote the advancement of human rights

related to health care and nursing.

m. Ensure the collection and preservation of documents and other materials which have

contributed and continue to contribute to the historical and cultural development of nurses.

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ARTICLE II

RELATIONSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS, CONSTITUENTS, AND AFFILIATIONS

Section 1. Relationship to American Nurses Association (ANA)

a. ANA Membership

1) MNA meets the ANA qualification criteria, and MNA is a Constituent State Nurses

Association (C/SNA) of the ANA.

2) MNA shall be bound by the obligation to pay dues to the ANA pursuant to ANA Bylaws

and Membership Assembly policies until such time as two-thirds (2/3) of the of the entire

joint MNA & ANA Membership votes to disaffiliate from ANA.

b. ANA Representation

1) Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly

a) MNA is entitled to two (2) representatives to any meeting of the ANA Membership

Assembly, the governing and official voting body of ANA.

b) MNA’s two (2) representatives and alternates shall be duly elected by secret ballot

by

only joint MNA & ANA members who shall serve for two-year terms or until their

successors are elected.

c) MNA’s representatives to the Membership Assembly must be joint members of ANA

and MNA in good standing.

d) MNA’s Chief Staff Officer shall have a courtesy seat with voice but no vote.

2) Voting at the ANA Membership Assembly

MNA is entitled to the number of votes assigned based on ANA’s apportionment policy.

3) Representatives to the ANA Leadership Council

a) MNA is entitled to two representatives who shall be the MNA president and chief

staff officer or their designees.

b) MNA shall be allowed one vote to be cast by the president or the president’s

designee

Section 2. MNA Members (Joint MNA & ANA Members and MNA Only Members)

a. Composition

1) The MNA shall be composed of all registered nurses who meet the qualifications stated

in these Bylaws.

2) Membership shall be unrestricted by consideration of age, color, creed, disability, gender,

health status, lifestyle, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

b. Qualifications

A person is qualified for membership in MNA if that person:

1) Has been granted a license to practice as a registered nurse in at least one state,

territory, or the District of Columbia and does not have a license under suspension or

revocation in any state or territory, or is otherwise entitled by law to practice.

2) Has membership that is not under suspension or revocation for violation of the ANA

Code of Ethics for Nurses or the MNA Bylaws.

3) Must work or reside in Maryland and desires to join at the State Only level of MNA

membership as long as State Only membership is sanctioned by a written agreement

between MNA and ANA.

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4) Has retired and/or no longer chooses to practice, but whose license was in good

standing with her/his licensing board at the time the nurse made the decision not to

maintain an active license.

5) Is a nurse in recovery who has surrendered his/her license to practice.

c. Attaining Membership

A person qualified for membership in MNA may join by:

1) Completing and filing membership application forms, and

2) Submitting appropriate dues payment as provided in these Bylaws and MNA policy.

d. Transfer

1) A member in good standing who moves out of this state may apply for transfer of

membership to another Constituent/State Nurses Association (C/SNA), hereinafter

referred to as C/SNA.

2) An individual member of another C/SNA who has paid full membership dues may transfer

to MNA without further payment or refund of dues for the remainder of the

membership year.

3) MNA is not required to refund to the member or the receiving C/SNA dues already paid.

4) MNA may participate in any special membership categories as defined by the ANA.

e. Rights of Joint MNA & ANA Membership

Each joint MNA & ANA member shall be entitled to:

1) A membership card.

2) Receive the official publications of the MNA and ANA.

3) Attend meetings of MNA and ANA, to include the ANA Membership Assembly,

and to participate and vote in other unrestricted activities of MNA and ANA.

4) Submit proposals for consideration by MNA and ANA.

5) Submit names of nominees for both elective and appointive positions in MNA and

ANA in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws.

6) Participate in MNA elections including the election of MNA representatives and alternates

to the ANA Membership Assembly in accordance with ANA Bylaws.

7) Be a candidate for MNA and ANA elective and appointive positions.

8) Participate in all state elections of MNA and the elections of the District Nurses

Association (DNA) to which they belong.

9) Shall continue to have all rights of membership in ANA as provided by the ANA Bylaws

until such time as two-thirds (2/3) of the entire joint MNA & ANA membership votes to

disaffiliate from the ANA. The vote may occur by mail or electronic ballot with appropriate

notice and procedures to protect the integrity and validity of the vote.

10) A right to due process and a fair hearing before any disciplinary action is taken by MNA

and the right to appeal as provided for in the MNA Bylaws and policies.

11) Other rights as provided under parliamentary authority and statutory law.

12) Attend the Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and other

unrestricted meetings of the ICN.

f. Rights of MNA Only Members

Each MNA Only member shall be entitled to:

1) A membership card.

2) Receive the official publications of the MNA.

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3) Attend meetings of MNA and to participate and vote in other unrestricted

activities of MNA.

4) Submit proposals for consideration by MNA.

5) Submit names of nominees for elective positions in the DNA to which they belong,

except for the DNA Committee on Nominations (CON) in accordance with the provisions

of these Bylaws.

6) Submit names of nominees for appointive positions in MNA, except for the MNA

Committee on Bylaws and Policies (COB&P) and the MNA Committee of Tellers (COT) in

accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws.

7) Be a candidate for MNA appointive positions except for the MNA COB&P, the MNA COT,

and the DNA position which represents the DNA as a Director on the MNA BOD.

8) Participate in all state elections of MNA except the election of the MNA representatives

and alternates to the ANA Membership Assembly.

9) A right to due process and a fair hearing before any disciplinary action is taken by MNA

and the right to appeal per these Bylaws.

10) Other rights as provided under parliamentary authority and statutory law.

11) MNA Only members are not eligible for ANA benefits of national membership such as

representation at the ANA Membership Assembly, ANA publications, and ANA elected

and appointed positions.

12) MNA Only members are not eligible to be a candidate for MNA elected positions.

2016 PROVISO : MNA Only membership will no longer be offered as a category of MNA

Membership if the 2016 proposed amendments to the 2013 MNA Bylaws are adopted at

the October 2016 MNA annual membership meeting. This will be effective immediately,

and the only category of membership offered will be joint MNA and ANA membership.

Current MNA Only members will retain the rights addressed in these MNA Bylaws for that

membership category until such time as they cease to be MNA Only members, transition

to a joint MNA & ANA member, or ANA no longer allows the category of C/SNA Only

membership. The MNA Bylaws language that addresses the rights of MNA Only members

will be retained until such time as there are no longer any MNA Only members or ANA no

longer allows this category of membership.

g. Obligations of Membership

Members shall be obligated to:

1) Abide by the Bylaws of MNA; abide by ANA Bylaws if a joint MNA and ANA member.

2) Abide by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

3) The timely payment of dues as prescribed in these Bylaws and MNA policy.

4) Fulfillment of an office or committee position if elected or appointed.

h. Disciplinary Action

1) MNA members shall be subject to reprimand, censure, suspension or expulsion by the

MNA for violation of:

a) The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

b) MNA Bylaws.

c) Constituent Association Bylaws (District Nurses Association).

2) Disciplinary action shall be conducted in accordance with MNA policies and procedures

and pursuant to common parliamentary and statutory law.

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3) Complaints concerning alleged violations of the purpose and rules as stated in these

Bylaws shall be heard by a panel of at least three members appointed by the MNA BOD

to hear the charge. The procedure for handling alleged violations shall be as outlined in

the “Procedures of the Maryland Nurses Association for the Handling of Alleged Member

Violations of the Bylaws, Purpose and Rules of the Maryland Nurses Association.” The

COB&P and/or the Parliamentarian may be consulted in regards to interpretation

of the Bylaws.

4) No such action shall be taken against a member until the member shall have been served

with specific written charges, given a reasonable time to prepare defense, and a full and

fair hearing.

5) The procedure for handling alleged violations of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and

MNA Bylaws shall include provision for right of appeal and reinstatement.

6) Any disciplinary action taken by another C/SNA against one of its members shall be

given full recognition and enforcement, provided such action was taken in accordance

with the C/SNAs Bylaws and disciplinary procedure.

Section 3. Constituent Association - (District Nurses Association)

a. Name

Constituent Associations of MNA shall be termed District Nurses Association hereinafter

referred to as DNA.

b. Constituent Membership

A DNA which hereafter is organized may become a constituent of MNA upon approval of its

Bylaws and other such criteria as determined by the MNA BOD.

c. DNA Boundaries

Boundaries of constituent associations shall be defined and recorded by the MNA BOD.

Boundaries of DNA’s may be changed by the MNA BOD provided such change has been

approved by the DNA concerned.

d. DNA Responsibilities

Each DNA shall:

1) Adopt and maintain Bylaws which:

a) Conform to the purposes as specified in MNA Bylaws, Article I.

b) Conform to membership provisions as in these Bylaws.

c) Elect one joint MNA & ANA member to the MNA Committee on Nominations by

secret ballot.

d) Elect or appoint one joint MNA & ANA member to represent the DNA on the MNA

BOD as a Director.

e) Allow for mail ballots.

2) Adopt and maintain such Bylaws that do not conflict with the Bylaws of MNA or with the

published policies and procedures of the MNA BOD.

3) Provide reports to MNA annually for the MNA Convention Booklet, for each MNA

BOD meeting, and as required.

e. Standing

A DNA shall be in good standing upon compliance with DNA responsibilities

(Section 3.d of this Article).

f. Constituent Association Disqualification

1) A DNA that fails to comply with requirements stated in these Bylaws or for other cause

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deemed sufficient may be disqualified as a constituent association of MNA upon a two-thirds

vote of the MNA BOD, provided due notice has been given.

a) The DNA and its members must be notified at least three months before the

vote is taken.

b) The DNA shall have the opportunity for a hearing with the MNA BOD after

said three-month period.

2) A DNA that has been disqualified may be reinstated by a two-third (2/3) vote

of the MNA BOD.

Section 4. Organizational Affiliates (OAs)

a. Definition

An OA of MNA is an organization:

1) Whose governing body and membership are composed of a majority of registered

nurses.

2) That meets other criteria for Affiliate status as may be established by the MNA BOD.

3) That has entered into an OA Agreement with MNA and has paid its membership dues.

4) That maintains a mission, purpose, and functions which are consistent with the mission,

purpose, and functions of MNA; and

5) That has been granted OA status by the MNA BOD.

b. Rights and Responsibilities

OAs shall:

1) Supply MNA with a copy of their current Bylaws and list of officers.

2) Be eligible to co-sponsor MNA events.

3) Be afforded the opportunity to introduce items on the MNA BODagenda through

presentations made by the Affiliate President or designee to the MNA President.

4) Be eligible to enter into contractual agreements with MNA for the provision of service,

based upon a negotiated fee structure and contingent upon the availability of MNA staff

and other resources to deliver such services. All such agreements shall be signed by the

OA President and the Chief Staff Officer or President of MNA.

c. Limitations on Rights for Members of OAs:

Individual members of OAs who are not members of MNA Only or joint MNA &

ANA members shall not be eligible for MNA and/or ANA benefits.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Section 1. Definition

The Membership Meeting is the governing and voting body of the

Maryland Nurses Association.

Section 2. Meetings

a. An annual membership meeting shall be held at such time and place as determined by the

Board of Directors. The call to the meeting shall be sent to each member at least thirty (30)

days prior to the opening day of the annual membership meeting.

b. Special meetings shall be called by the President upon the written request of a majority of the

District Nurses Association (DNA). The call to a special meeting shall be sent to each

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member at least thirty (30) days prior for an in person meeting and fifteen (15) days prior to an

electronic meeting.

Section 3. Voting Body

The voting body at meetings of MNA shall consist of persons in attendance who have been

members for at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting.

Section 4. Quorum

A majority of the MNA BOD, one of whom shall be the President or Vice-President and members

from a majority of the DNAs shall constitute a quorum at any membership or special meeting

of this Association.

ARTICLE IV

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. Authority

a. The MNA BOD, a corporate body composed of elected members,

serves as the agent for the membership.

b. Members of the MNA BOD are elected by the MNA members and are accountable and report

to the membership.

Section 2. Composition

The MNA BOD shall consist of elected officers and directors each of whom shall be a joint MNA &

ANA member.

a. Officers

There shall be up to six (6) officers: president, president-elect or immediate past president,

vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and treasurer-elect.

b. Directors

There shall be one director elected or appointed from and by each DNA in accordance with

the DNA Bylaws. The director must be a Joint MNA & MNA member.

Section 3. Responsibilities

a. Exercise the corporate responsibility and fiduciary duties of the Association consistent with

applicable provision of law.

b. Provide for implementation of action and directives of the membership within prescribed

statutory responsibilities.

c. Establish policies and provide for the transaction of business and coordination of Association

activities in the interim between annual membership meetings.

d. Provide for the adoption of financial policies, analysis of the MNA financial policies at least

biennially, for the adoption of the budget for the Association annually, and for an annual

financial examination of MNA books and financial affairs. Audits shall be performed at

whatever interval federal law, state law, or bank covenants may require. In the absence of

such requirements, the MNA BOD shall determine which financial procedures to use annually

to obtain an independent assessment of the financial well-being of the Association, based on

the fiscal results of the Association or any changes in MNA staffing and/or volunteer

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arrangements as they relate to the fiscal management of the MNA. A statement of the current and

complete financial status of the MNA will be provided to the membership annually.

e. Provide for the operation and maintenance of the state headquarters.

f. Hire, define duties, fix compensation, and give performance evaluations at least annually for

the Chief Staff Officer. Approve personnel policies and compensation for a headquarters staff

to be administered by the Chief Staff Officer.

g. Establish such fees as may be required for specified activities in excess of those provided for

in these Bylaws.

h. Establish committees as necessary to implement its functions.

i. Make appointments and fill vacancies as necessary and as provided for in these Bylaws.

j. Provide nominees for membership on governmental agencies as provided in federal and state

laws.

k. Grant exception to the provisions of these Bylaws for membership projects designated to test

new or different structural arrangements as deemed appropriate by ANA BOD.

l. Formulate the legislative platform and goals for this Association.

m. Assume such duties as may be prescribed elsewhere in these Bylaws and by the membership.

n. Approve all contractual agreements, employment and otherwise, engaged in the name of the

Association.

o. Approve all grants submitted in the name of the Association or grants with inclusions that

impact the Association.

Section 4. Duties of Officers and Directors

Officers shall perform duties as specified in these Bylaws, designated by the Board of Directors,

and as prescribed in the parliamentary authority.

a. The president shall:

1) Serve as chairperson of the MNA BOD and the Executive Committee.

2) Be the principle representative of the association and serve as its spokesperson on

policy and position established by the MNA BOD.

3) Preside at all meetings of the Association.

4) Serve as ex-officio member of all committees except the Committee on Nominations.

5) Delegate appropriate duties to the Chief Staff Officer.

6) Annually appoint committee chairpersons with the approval of the MNA BOD.

7) Represent MNA at the ANA Leadership Council.

b. The president-elect and/or immediate past president shall serve as a member of the

Legislative Committee.

c. The vice-president shall:

1) Assume all duties of the president in the absence of the president.

2) Serve as liaison of the MNA BOD to designated committees.

d. The secretary shall:

1) Record the proceedings of all MNA BOD, Executive Committee, annual membership,

and special meetings.

2) Provide each member of the MNA BOD and Executive Committee with a copy of

the minutes.

e. The treasurer shall:

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1) Be accountable for the fiscal affairs of the Association.

2) Provide reports and interpretation of the Association’s fiscal condition as required.

3) Serve as chairperson of the Committee on Finance.

f. The treasurer-elect shall serve as:

1) Member of the Committee on Finance.

2) Member of the MNA BOD.

3) Member of the Executive Committee.

g. Each Director shall:

1) In conjunction with their DNA President provide written DNA Reports for the MNA BOD

meetings.

2) Provide feedback to the DNA BOD and members from MNA BOD and other meetings.

Section 5. Conflict of Interest

No MNA officer or director shall vote, act, or participate in any fashion in any decision or other

MNA business if the officer or director has an actual or potential conflict of interest by virtue of the

officer’s or director’s employment or other professional or financial interest which would impair

that officer’s or director’s ability to meet the fiduciary obligations to the MNA membership or DNA

membership. In each instance of actual or potential conflict of interest, the MNA officer or director

shall immediately notify the President or highest elected officer, not having a conflict or potential

conflict of same, and thereafter totally remove him/herself from all further participation and contact

with the particular subject matter causing the actual or potential conflict of interest.

Section 6. Terms of Office

a. The president-elect shall serve for a term of one year; followed by a term of two years as

president. He/she shall not be eligible for re-election until one full year after serving as

president.

b. The immediate past president shall serve for one year following his/her term as president.

c. The treasurer-elect shall serve for a term of one year, followed by a term of two years as

treasurer.

d. All other officers shall serve for a term of two years, or until their successor is elected and

shall not be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. An officer

who has served more than half a term shall be considered to have served a full term.

e. The president-elect and secretary shall be elected in even-numbered years. The vicepresident

and treasurer-elect shall be elected in odd-numbered years.

f. Directors shall be elected or appointed biennially to serve for two years or until their

successors are elected or appointed.

g. No director shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms.

h. No member may serve more than eight (8) consecutive years on the MNA BOD with the

exception of a President serving the ninth year as that of the Immediate Past President.

i. Newly elected officers shall assume their duties at the next MNA BOD meeting following the

close of the annual membership meeting at which their election is announced.

Section 7. Vacancies

a. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of president or president-elect, the vicepresident

shall succeed to the vacant office for the remainder of the term.

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b. All other vacancies shall be filled by MNA BOD appointment in accordance with the

MNA BOD policy.

Section 8. Executive Committee

a. The officers of the MNA, president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and/or treasurer elect,

immediate past president or president-elect, shall constitute the Executive Committee.

b. The MNA BOD may authorize the Executive Committee to perform such duties as the MNA

BOD deems expedient between meetings of the MNA BOD.

c. The Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the President or upon the written request of

three of its members. It shall make a complete report at each meeting of the MNA BOD.

d. The Executive Committee shall prepare an annual job performance evaluation for the Chief

Staff Officer with input from the MNA BOD and other key MNA members, like

Committee Chairs.

Section 9. Meetings and Quorum

a. Quarterly meetings at a minimum shall be held at such times and places as determined by

BOD.

b. Special meetings may be called by the president with twenty-four (24) hours notice to each

member by mail or other media, or shall be called by the president in like manner upon written

request of five or more members of the BOD. Special meetings shall be held at such time and

place as specified in the call of the meeting.

c. Business that requires immediate action by the Board may be conducted by

telecommunication.

d. Members of the MNA BOD or Committees may participate in meetings through the means of

a conference call according to MNA Policy.

e. A majority of the MNA BOD, one of whom shall be the president or a vice-president, shall

constitute a quorum at any meeting of the MNA BOD.

f. In the absence of a quorum, emergency action may be taken and is subject to ratification at

the next scheduled meeting of the MNA BOD.

ARTICLE V

COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

a. The standing committees of MNA shall be the Committee on Bylaws and Policies, the Center

for Ethics and Human Rights, the Continuing Education Approver Committee, the Continuing

Education Provider Unit, the Finance Committee, the Legislative Committee, the Membership

Committee, the Committee on Nominations, the Practice and Education Committee, the

Convention Planning Committee, the Committee on Environmental Health, and the Committee

on Tellers.

b. Standing committees assume the duties specified in these Bylaws and report their findings

and recommendations to the BOD.

c. The MNA Board of Directors has the authority to eliminate any standing committee except the

Committee on Bylaws and Policies, the Committee on Finance, the Legislative Committee,

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the Committee on Nominations, the Committee on Tellers, the Continuing Education Approver

Committee, and the Continuing Education Provider Unit.

Section 2. Composition

a. A committee shall consist of no fewer than three members and a majority of any committee

shall constitute a quorum.

b. Committee chairpersons, except for the Committee on Nominations, shall be appointed by the

President with MNA BOD approval annually no later than forty-five (45 ) days after the close of

the annual membership meeting.

c. Committees shall consist of those members willing to serve.

d. Absence from three consecutive meetings of a committee shall constitute a vacancy.

Committee members will be notified in writing of their removal from office. The vacancy will be

filled as provided for in these Bylaws.

e. Committee members shall serve a term of at least two years.

Section 3. The Committee on Bylaws and Policies (COB&P)

The Committee on Bylaws and Policies shall:

a. Review the Bylaws of all DNA, which apply for recognition as constituent associations of MNA

and report the findings to the MNA BOD whose decision shall be final.

b. Solicit and study suggestions for proposed amendments to the MNA and ANA Bylaws. The

committee shall prepare amendments which shall then be submitted to the membership after

being reviewed by ANA’s Committee on Bylaws to ensure MNA Bylaws are harmonious with

ANA Bylaws prior to being voted on by the MNA membership.

c. Serve to interpret the Bylaws when adherence to the Bylaws is questioned as a result of

development and implementation of policies or procedure.

d. Review existing MNA policies at least every three years.

e. Develop and revise policies as directed by the MNA BOD.

f. Review and submit to the ANA COB the MNA Bylaws every three years in accordance with the

ANA COB Triennial C/SNA Review Schedule.

g. Review the Bylaws of the MNA OA at the time of becoming an MNA OA and anytime their

Bylaws change to assure compatibility with the purposes, mission, and functions of MNA.

h. Review proposed amendments to the ANA Bylaws and submit comments to the MNA BOD for

consideration prior to submitting MNA comments to ANA.

i. Abide by the MNA COB&P Standing Rules.

Section 4. Continuing Education Provider Unit (CEPU)

Appointments to this committee will be named as stipulated by American Nurses Credentialing

Center (ANCC) Committee on Accreditation (COA) requirements. The CEPU shall:

a. Establish a communication mechanism that facilitates collaboration with the MNA Practice

and Education Committee to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate continuing education

programs.

b. Collaborate with DNA Nurse Planners to support continuing educational programs that are

compliant with the criteria established by ANCC COA.

c. Abide by the MNA CEPU Standing Rules.

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Section 5. The Committee on Finance (COF)

The COF shall:

a. Oversee the finances of the Association.

b. Review the annual budget as prepared by the Executive Director and recommend the budget

for approval by the MNA BOD.

c. Evaluate fiscal impact of the proposed programs and projects.

d. Recommend and monitor financial policies.

e. Include the MNA Treasurer, as Chair, the treasurers of each DNA, the Treasurer-elect of MNA,

and two members-at-large who will serve an alternating term of two years.

f. Abide by the MNA COF Standing Rules.

Section 6. Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee shall:

a. Recommend health care legislation for the state of Maryland.

b. Monitor health care legislation in the state.

c. Prepare and submit legislative platform for MNA BOD approval. Serve as advocates for the

MNA legislative platform.

d. Prepare and submit an evaluation of MNA lobbyist to the MNA BOD.

e. Abide by the MNA Legislative Committee Standing Rules.

Section 7. Committee on Nominations (CON)

The CON shall:

a. Seek qualified candidates for MNA offices and the MNA representatives to the ANA

Membership Assembly.

b. Submit two separate ballots to the MNA BOD. One ballot for the MNA Officers and a separate

ballot for the MNA Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly.

c. Implement policies and procedures for nominations and elections as established by the MNA

BOD or as provided for in these Bylaws.

Section 8. Committee of Tellers (COT)

The COT shall:

a. Receive the ballots returned from the MNA voting membership.

b. Establish validity of the ballots based on eligibility to vote and postmark on the envelopes.

c. Count the ballots and determine who has been elected to MNA offices and the MNA

Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly.

d. Establish the alternate ranking for the MNA Representatives to the ANA Membership

Assembly.

e. Abide by the MNA COT Standing Rules.

Section 9. The Center for Ethics and Human Rights

The Center for Ethics and Human Rights shall:

a. Foster high standards of nursing practice.

b. Work for the improvement of health for all people.

c. Serve as a resource for all registered nurses in ethical decision-making in advocating for

health care.

d. Abide by the Center for Ethics and Human Rights Standing Rules.

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Section 10. Continuing Education Approver Committee (CEAC)

The Continuing Education Approver committee shall:

a. Review continuing education provider applications to ensure that applicants meet

Credentialing Center ANCC COA requirements.

b. Appointments of this committee will be named as stipulated by ANCC COA requirements.

c. Abide by the MNA CEAC Standing Rules.

Section 11. Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall:

a. Identify strategies to increase and retain membership.

b. Identify situations/problems and issues within DNAs which impact membership.

c. Abide by the MNA Membership Committee Standing Rules.

Section 12. Practice and Education Committee (PEC)

The PEC shall:

a. Establish a communication mechanism that facilitates collaboration with the MNA BOD, the

MNA CEPU, OAs, appropriate specialty organizations, and the Maryland Board of Nursing.

b. Establish a mechanism for identifying and accessing experts on particular practice issues to

facilitate development of policy statements, white papers, and practice guidelines.

c. Analyze trend data related to professional issues and collaborate with the CEPU to facilitate

the development and evaluation of educational programs.

d. Abide by the MNA PEC Standing Rules.

Section 13. Convention Planning Committee

The Convention Planning Committee shall:

a. Identify the theme for the annual MNA Convention and submit the theme to the MNA BOD for

approval.

b. Evaluate and make recommendations to the MNA BOD for the convention site and registration

fees.

c. Plan the educational and membership events of the annual convention.

d. Evaluate each convention within ninety (90) days and submit an evaluation report to the MNA

BOD.

e. Abide by the MNA Convention Planning Committee Standing Rules.

Section 14. Committee on Environmental Health Committee

The Committee on Environmental Health shall:

a. Serve as a resource to the Legislative Committee on matters related to environmental health.

b. Review matters of interest on state and national levels regarding the environment as it relates

to health.

c. Advocate for health initiatives related to the environment that have been approved by the MNA

BOD.

d. Abide by the MNA Committee on Environmental Health Standing Rules.

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Section 15. Special Committees

a. Special Committees shall be appointed by the MNA BOD as the membership or the MNA

BOD deems necessary.

b. Abide by the MNA Special Committees Standing Rules.

ARTICLE VI

NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, AND REMOVAL OF ELECTED OFFICIALS

Section 1. Committee on Nominations (CON)

a. A CON shall be elected for a term of two (2) years. The members from odd numbered districts

shall be elected in odd numbered years and the members from the even numbered districts to

be elected in the even numbered years.

b. Each DNA will elect its own member to the CON. Only joint MNA & ANA members are

eligible to be elected to the MNA CON. The chairperson of the CON shall be elected by the

Committee at the first meeting of the CON after the conclusion of the annual membership

meeting.

c. The CON shall request names of candidates for elective officers of MNA from each DNA.

Candidates for MNA Officers and Directors must be joint MNA & ANA members.

d. The CON shall request names of candidates from each DNA for the MNA Member-At-Large

Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly in the odd numbered years. Candidates for

the MNA Member-At-Large Representative must be Joint MNA & ANA Members.

e. The CON shall ask the MNA Officers if they wish to be a candidate for the MNA Officer

Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly in the even numbered years.

f. Members shall be eligible to serve as only one elected officer in MNA at any one time.

g. Officers of MNA shall not concurrently serve as an officer of a DNA.

h. The CON shall submit ballots to the MNA BOD at least ninety (90) days prior to the annual

membership meeting.

i. MNA and DNA officers may concurrently serve as MNA representatives to the Membership

Assembly if duly elected to that position in accordance with MNA Bylaws and policies.

j. Abide by the MNA CON Standing Rules.

Section 2. Elections

a. The vote for elections shall be by mailed secret ballot or electronic secret ballot.

b. The ballot for elections of the MNA Officers will be sent to joint MNA & ANA members and

MNA Only members.

c. The ballot for elections of MNAs two (2) representatives to the Membership Assembly will be

sent only to joint MNA & ANA member.

d. A DNA may submit ballots to be mailed with the MNA ballot. The DNA ballot shall be

submitted at least ninety (90) days prior to the annual membership meeting of the MNA.

e. MNA shall send the MNA ballot to all members at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual

membership meeting of MNA.

f. The ballot shall provide provision for write-in votes for each office or position for the MNA

BOD.

g. A two envelope system shall be utilized for return of ballots to insure legality and secrecy of

the vote for MNA only members voting only for MNA Officers.

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h. A three envelope system shall be utilized for return of ballots to insure legality and secrecy

of the vote for joint MNA & ANA members voting for both the MNA Officers and the MNA

Representatives and Alternates to the ANA Membership Assembly.

i. Ballots shall be valid only if postmarked at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual

membership meeting and have the member’s name in the upper left-hand corner of the larger,

white, pre-addressed envelope being mailed back to the MNA state office.

j. All ballots shall be returned to the MNA state office and delivered unopened to the

Chairperson of the COT.

k. The COT and its Chairperson shall be appointed by the President; they must be joint MNA &

ANA members.

l. The COT shall be solely responsible for counting the votes and deciding questions, which may

arise regarding the election.

m. A plurality vote shall constitute an election. In case of a tie the choice shall be determined by

lot at the annual membership meeting.

n. The results of the election shall be reported at the annual membership meeting.

o. All nominees shall receive a letter informing them of the election results prior to the annual

membership meeting.

p. Abide by the MNA CON and COT Standing Rules.

Section 3. Removal from Office

Absence from three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings shall constitute a resignation.

The member will be notified in writing of their removal from office. The vacancy shall be filled as

provided for in these Bylaws.

ARTICLE VII

DUES

Section 1. Amount of Dues

a. The membership shall establish the MNA dues for both joint MNA & ANA members and MNA

Only members.

b. In the event that the rate of dues payable to ANA is changed, any such change shall be

automatically included in the dues owed by a joint MNA & ANA member.

c. MNA shall remit a portion of the MNA state only dues to ANA which shall be equal to the

amount ANA remits to MNA for ANA direct members in accordance with the ANA dues policy

established by the ANA Membership Assembly and per written agreement between

MNA and ANA.

Section 2. Notification of Change

Members will be notified at least thirty (30) days prior to a general or special in person meeting or

fifteen (15) days prior to an electronic special meeting of MNA.

Section 3. Vote

Dues shall be established by a majority vote of the membership present and voting at a general or

special meeting.

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Section 4. Payment

a. Dues for MNA shall be for a membership of twelve (12) consecutive months and shall be paid

in accordance with MNA and ANA policies.

b. No monies shall be refunded or additional monies collected when a change of dues category

is made within a membership year.

Section 1. State Office

ARTICLE VIII

STATE OFFICE AND CHIEF STAFF OFFICER

MNA shall maintain either a state headquarters office that shall constitute a permanent repository

for MNA records or a virtual state headquarters organization with a storage facility to serve as a

permanent repository for MNA records. The state office, whether actual or virtual, shall carry out the

procedures and policies of the MNA.

Section 2. Chief Staff Officer (CSO)

a. The MNA BOD shall delegate to the CSO the authority to manage the association according

to policies established by the membership and the MNA BOD.

b. The CSO shall be accountable to the MNA BOD.

c. The CSO will employ, direct, define duties, evaluate at least annually, promote, and terminate

staff of the Association. The MNA BOD will be kept informed by the CSO of the employment,

performance, and termination of staff.

d. The CSO may represent the Association and serve as the spokesperson on matters of

established policy and positions.

e. The CSO shall provide a general orientation for all elected and appointed officials in

accordance with MNA policies.

f. The CSO shall have a courtesy seat with voice but no vote at the ANA Membership Assembly.

g. The CSO shall be one (1) of the two (2) representatives from MNA to the

ANA Leadership Council.

ARTICLE IX

MNA NEWS PERIODICAL

The Maryland Nurse News and Journal shall be the official publication of this Association and shall

be provided to each member by the Maryland Nurses Association in print or electronic format.

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ARTICLE X

AMENDMENTS

Section 1. Amendments with Notice

a. The Bylaws may be amended at any business meeting by a two-thirds vote of the

membership present, eligible to vote, and voting. The membership of this Association shall

be notified of intent to amend Bylaws and provided with proposed amendments at least sixty

(60) days prior to the membership or special meeting at which the amendments are to be

proposed.

b. The Bylaws may be amended at any time by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the

membership voting by mail ballot. The MNA BOD has the discretion to provide for mail

balloting under rules and procedures it shall adopt.

Section 2. Amendments without Notice

The Bylaws may be amended without previous notice at any annual membership meeting by

ninety-nine percent (99%) of the membership present, eligible to vote, and voting.

ARTICLE XI

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of “Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised” shall govern

meetings of this Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not

inconsistent with these Bylaws.

Previously amended on or revised on:

November 4, 1994

October 27, 1995

October 25, 1996

October 17, 1997

November 21, 1998

October 12, 1999

October 21, 2004

October 19, 2007

October 7, 2010

October 10, 2013 (Revision)

Adopted by the MNA Membership on October 13, 2016.

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GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS

ANA

AOM

BOD

C/SNA

DNA

MA

MANS

OA

American Nurses Association

Associate Organizational Member – A nursing organization with a formal relationship

with ANA, e.g., CAN, UAN.

Board of Directors, also referred to as The Board – The corporate body of officers and

directors with corporate and fiduciary responsibilities.

Constituent and State Nurses Association of ANA - The new designation for state

nurses associations. MNA is a C/SNA of ANA.

District Nurses Association – MNA designation for constituent organizations.

Membership Assembly – composed of representatives from the Constituent/State

Nurses Associations and Individual Member Division. The ANA governing and voting

body on policy and positions that support ANA programs.

Maryland Association of Nursing Students

Organizational Affiliate – A nursing organization that meets the criteria for affiliate

status with MNA or ANA

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2018-2019 Working Budget

Approved by the Board of Directors June 14, 2018

018-019

Budget

Ordinary Income/Expense

Income

Job Board Revenue $4,000.00

FNBO - Affinity Credit Card $500.00

ANA Royalty $2,000.00

One Main - Affinity Loan $3,500.00

Total Business Services $6,000.00

Affliliate Income $2,000.00

Continuing Education $53,400.00

Convention Income 2016/2017 $54,000.00

Dues Income $247,000.00

Handling Fees $70.00

Interest/Dividend Income $250.00

Nurses Night $2,500.00

Md Nurse Subscriptions $160.00

MNA Only Dues $1,500.00

Nurse Tag Income $5,000.00

Total Income $375,880.00

Expense

Ballot Expense $4,250.00

ANCC Accreditation $1,530.00

Committees

Committee on Bylaws & Policy $400.00

CE Approver Committee $300.00

Center for Ethics & Human Rights $200.00

CE Provider Unit $200.00

Continuing Education $200.00

Environmental Health Committee $200.00

Committee on Finance $200.00

Legislative Committee $1,500.00

Membership Committee $200.00

Committee on Nominations $200.00

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Practice and Education $200.00

Committee on Tellers $200.00

Total Committees $4,000.00

Consultants

Accountant $12,000.00

Lobbyist expenses $1,000.00

Total Consultants $13,000.00

Board of Directors

ANA Leadership Summit $2,000.00

Membership Assembly $6,248.00

Travel & Meetings $5,500.00

Total Board of Directors $13,748.00

Bank Charges $1,500.00

Convention 2018 $27,000.00

Donations $300.00

Travel & Meetings $2,500.00

CSO Expenses - Other $500.00

Total CSO Expenses $3,000.00

Health Insurance $12,030.00

Legislative Reception/Lobby Day $1,600.00

Liability Insurance $1,500.00

Lobby Fees $55,998.00

Maintenance $6,000.00

Marketing/Membership $3,150.00

Nursing Excellence Awards $3,500.00

Nurse Tag Expense $1,500.00

Office Insurance $3,000.00

Office Expenses/Utilities $9,000.00

Office Rent $25,200.00

Online Business Services $2,000.00

PayChex $2,000.00

Payroll Taxes

FICA Taxes $15,000.00

Unemployment Comp Tax $100.00

Total Payroll Taxes $15,100.00

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Postage $2,800.00

President Expenses $750.00

Retirement - IRA $6,145.81

Salaries $169,276.52

Supplies $3,000.00

Tax - Personal Property $400.00

Telephone/Internet

Telephone/Internet $3,750.00

Conference Calls $300.00

Expense Total $416.786.63

Budgeted Income 2018-2019 $396,333.33

Difference* ($20,453.33)

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Organizational Affiliates

Chesapeake Bay Chapter National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Maryland Academy of Advance Practice Clinicians

Maryland Association of Chemical Dependency Nurses

Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Maryland Association of School Health Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, Inc.

Philippine Nurses Association Maryland Chapter

Seneca Valley of Maryland Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Organizational Affiliate

Overview and Procedure

The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) promotes excellence in the nursing profession with a

culture of camaraderie, mentoring, diversity and respect for colleagues. We provide programs and

educational development for continued personal and career growth. As the voice for nursing in

Maryland, we advocate for policy supporting the highest quality care.

Criteria for Affiliation

For consideration as an organizational affiliate, the applicant organization must have:

• Approved bylaws with a mission, purpose and functions that are harmonious with that of

MNA

• A governing body and a membership that is composed of a majority of Registered Nurses

Benefits of Affiliation

Each organizational affiliate in good standing is entitled to:

• One voting seat on each of the following MNA Committees: Legislative, Environmental

Health, Practice & Education, Workplace Advocacy and Center for Ethics & Human Rights

• Reach 40,000+ Maryland Registered Nurses via a dedicated column in The Maryland

Nurse

• Promote Organizational Affiliate’s special events via MNA member email blast

• MNA membership rates for MNA sponsored continuing education including Annual

Convention

• Invitations to special events & opportunities to co-sponsor events with MNA

• One copy of regular and special publications of MNA

• Opportunity to request time on the agenda of the MNA Board of Directors

• Link to Organizational Affiliate’s web site on MNA web site

• Access to teleconferencing services with a pre-assigned code; billed for payment monthly

at cost

• 20% discount on vendor space at MNA events

• 10% discount for CE activity approval process

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Organizational Affiliate’s responsibilities:

• Provide a key contact person authorized to commit organization’s funds

• Provide officers’ contact information

• Not be a labor organization

• Inform MNA Headquarters when new officers are elected along with names and contact

information

• Submit timely reimbursements and payments to MNA for annual fees and for fees for

service

• Adhere to all deadlines (for submissions to newsletter, etc.)

MNA’s responsibilities:

• Follow MNA’s Board approval process

• Be timely and responsive to requests from organizational affiliate’s official contact

• Keep organizational affiliate’s leadership aware of: key contact person(s) at MNA to

request services; invoicing and collection of annual fees and fees for services; and

deadlines for newsletter submission

Contractual Services for Professional Membership Services

Contractual services will be negotiated on an individual basis with each Organizational Affiliate.

Contractual service fees will be based upon a fee structure for each service approved annually

by the MNA Board of Directors. Contractual Services are contingent upon the availability of MNA

staff and other resources to deliver such services:

• Maintenance of membership and or mailing lists

• Mailbox and phone answering services

• Bookkeeping services

• Mailing services

• Teleconference services

• Board room meeting space by reservation and based on availability

Application for Affiliation

Each organization seeking affiliate status with the Maryland Nurses Association must complete

an application for affiliation and submit the following:

• A copy of the most current bylaws

• A statement of purpose, mission and functions

• A roster of the current officers, including term of office and contact information, the

majority of which must be RNs, and identification of professional credentials

• An approved motion (signed and dated) from the governing body seeking affiliation

• A statement affirming the majority of members to be registered nurses with a breakdown

by number of the total membership. (i.e. RNs 50; LPNs 4; total membership 54)

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Committee on Bylaws and

Policy (COB&P)

Committee Members

Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN, Chair (Chair, ANA COB) … District 2

Elizabeth Carr, BSN, RN … District 2

Donna Downing-Corddry, BSN, RN, CAPA … District 3

Nancy S. Goldstein, DNP, ANP-BC, RNC … District 2

Marcella Leath, BSN, RN … District 2

Linda Stierle

MEETING SCHEDULE:

Accomplished primarily by email with conference calls as needed.

HIGHLIGHTS from July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

• Updated the 2014 District Nurses Association (DNA) Bylaws Generic Template which was

approved by the MNA Board of Directors (BOD) in August 2017 to bring the DNA Bylaws into

conformity with the October 2016 MNA Bylaws.

Ø Updated the 2014 Bylaws for each of the seven active DNAs (DNA 1, DNA 2, DNA 3, DNA

5, DNA 6, DNA 7, DNA 8, and DNA 9) based on the approved DNA Generic Template and

the October 2016 MNA Bylaws.

Ø Emailed in August 2017 to each of the seven DNA Presidents a copy of their 2014 DNA

Bylaws with the 2017 proposed amendments shown via track changes and approved by

the MNA BOD. DNA Bylaws state that the DNA must amend the DNA Bylaws the year

after MNA amends its bylaws to bring the DNA Bylaws into conformity with the MNA

Bylaws

Ø Provided step-by-step instructions about actions that needed to occur at the DNA level

regarding how, when, and with what materials DNA members needed to be notified of

the intent to amend the 2014 DNA Bylaws at the DNA membership meeting in the Fall of

2017.

Ø Worked one-on-one with most DNAs as a resource to facilitate the amending of the

2014 DNA Bylaws with the 2017 proposed amendments and the adoption by their DNA

membership in order to stay in compliance with their DNA Bylaws.

Ø OUTCOME: DNA 2017 proposed amendments to the DNA Bylaws were adopted by the

DNA Membership at Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 annual membership meetings for six of

the seven DNAs: DNA 1, DNA 2, DNA 3, DNA 5, DNA 7 and DNA 9. The only DNA who

has yet to amend their bylaws to bring them into conformity with the 2016 MNA Bylaws is

DNA 8.

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• Provided consultation with written recommendations over the past year to the MNA and DNA

leadership on numerous questions regarding MNA and DNA Bylaws, as well as MNA Policies.

• Drafted letter from MNA President to DNA leadership notifying the DNAs of the need to

amend the October 2016 MNA Bylaws in 2018 to bring them into harmony with the June

2017 ANA Bylaws and requested proposed amendments from the MNA Membership due to

the MNA COB&P not later than (NLT) March 28, 2018.

Ø Prepared sample bylaws grid to aid MNA members in submission of proposed

amendment language to current MNA Bylaws which was shared with DNA leaders.

Ø Reviewed proposed amendments submitted by MNA members.

Ø Drafted 2018 proposed amendments based on the June 2017 ANA Bylaws to show

harmony with ANA Bylaws, as well as included input received from MNA members.

Ø The 2018 MNA proposed amendments to the October 2016 MNA Bylaws addressed MNA

current structure and operations.

§ More flexible language regarding MNA representation at the ANA Membership

Assembly (MA)

§ Updated the 2016 Proviso regarding MNA State Only membership

§ Addressed right to due process during the disciplinary action

§ More flexible quorum language for MNA annual membership meeting

§ Record of attendance at MNA annual membership meeting

§ Updated responsibilities of MNA Treasurer-Elect

§ Addressed vacancies at MNA BOD meetings

§ Updated Standing Committees and responsibilities of some committees

§ Increased flexibility in the MNA elections

Ø MNA BOD approved the MNA 2018 proposed amendments in April 2018 for submission

to the ANA Committee on Bylaws (COB) for review for harmony with the ANA Bylaws. The

July 2018 ANA COB Review Letter to MNA leadership indicated the 2018 MNA proposed

amendments and the October 2016 MNA Bylaws are in harmony with the ANA Bylaws.

Ø Preparing MNA Bylaws materials for the MNA membership to notify and inform them of

the 2018 proposed amendments to the 2016 MNA Bylaws to be adopted by the members

in attendance at the Nov 01, 2018 MNA Annual Membership Meeting.

• Reviewed and updated seven (7) existing MNA policies and standing rules; created five (5)

new MNA policies as several MNA committees did not have standing rules.

Ø All twelve MNA Standing Committees, plus the MNA BOD and Editorial Board, now

have standing rules regarding how they operate that were created or updated in the past

eighteen months.

Ø Continue the review and updating of existing MNA Financial Policies by the Committee on

Finance (COF) and the MNA COB&P, as well as create new MNA policies as needed.

PLANS for the MNA COB&P between July 01, 2018 and June 30, 2019:

• Complete the MNA Bylaws Amendment Process for the OCT 2016 MNA Bylaws in 2018 to

bring them into harmony with the 2017 ANA Bylaws which is an ANA Bylaws requirement.

• Respond to the ANA Call for proposed amendments in 2019 to the 2017 ANA Bylaws and

engage in the ANA Bylaws Amendment Process.

• Continue to review and update current MNA policies and create new policies as needed.

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MNA Continuing Education

Approver Committee

Committee Members

Chair: Janice Agazio, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN

Karen Batcheller, RN, MSN, CCRN

Doris Clark, PhD, RN, CNE

Michele Dickson, BSN, MS

Hephzibah Sophie Edwin, MSN, RN-BC

Vicki Kent, PhD, RN

Barbara Lubejko, RN, MS

Nancy McCaslin, MS, C, RN

Sandra Obrien, PhD, RN, CRNP-F

Cordelia Obizoba, PhD, RN

Sherry Reisler, MSN, RN

Mia Waldron, BSN, MSN-Ed

Ann Wilson, MSN, RN

Janice Agazio

Purpose

The Maryland Nurses Association Continuing Education Approver Committee has the responsibility

for ensuring continuing education applications meet the American Nurses Credentialing

Commission on Accreditation standards. The committee’s overall goal is to supply the nursing

profession with the highest standards of continuing nursing education activities as an Accredited

Approver Committee following the ANCC-COA criteria.

Meeting Schedule

As needed (usually 2 twice a year)

Highlights of 2017 -2018

Commitment to Leadership – For our applicants and volunteer nurse peer reviewers, we

continue to remain consistent with ANCC’s current criteria standards by providing reminders

and updates as needed to ensure the timely delivery, proper planning, implementation and

evaluating of CNE activities is achieved and results in quality continuing nursing education

that improves patient outcomes and enhances nursing professional development.

The Approver Committee remains committed to ensuring our nurse peer reviewers and applicants

have the direction needed to meet these standards.

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Nurse Peer Reviewer progress in the past year

In 2017 the Approver Committee recruited additional nurse peer reviewers to the Approver

Committee. We are very proud to report the new reviewers are reviewing CNE activity applications

and are up to speed with our long-time reviewers on the committee. All nurse peer reviewers have

shown a great deal of commitment to volunteering for application reviews and ensuring applicants

are providing quality continuing nursing education free from the undue influence of commercial

interest. They have demonstrated continuous improvement in their knowledge of ANCC’s

requirements and criteria and the new diversity and expertise of our Approver Committee has

allowed for an even more sustainable level of high performance for the MNA Approver Committee.

We are very excited about the future of the Approver Committee and very thankful to all of our

Nurse Peer Reviewers!

The Approver Committee reviewed 120 Provider-Paced activities, 18 Learner-Paced activities

and 6 Approved Provider applications in the past year.

A huge THANK YOU to the MNA Approver Committee members for your hard work, the valuable

time spent reviewing applications and your commitment to improving your knowledge ANCC’s

criteria for the betterment of the nursing profession, practice and our association.

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MNA Continuing Education

Provider Committee

Provider Committee Chair/Lead Nurse Planner

Kathleen Martin DNP, RN, CNE

Committee Members/Designated Nurse Planners:

D1: Jean Seifarth, RN

D2: Nayna Philipsen, BSN, MSN, RN

Charlotte M. Wood, PhD, MBA, RN

Kathleen Martin

D3: Donna Downing-Corddry, BSN, RN Education Sub Committee for 2018 Convention:

Saisa B. Neel, BSN, MSN, RN-BC Jo Fava Hochuli, MSN, RN

D4: Sharon Stagg, BSN, RN Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, CRNP

D5: Harolda Hedd, MSN, RN-BC

Lynn Mackessy-Lloyd, MSN, RN

D7: Madelyn Danner, MSN, RN, CEN

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, CRNP

D8: Sandra Vegh, MSN, RN

Mary Beachley, MSN,RN

D9: Paula Lukas, BSN, RN

Cathy Gibson, BSN, RNC-OB

Purpose:

The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) Continuing Education Provider Unit consists of a Lead

Nurse Planner appointed by the Board of Directors (BOD) and District Nurse Planners representing

each of the Association’s eight (8) districts. The Provider Unit functions to:

1. Establish a communication mechanism that facilitates collaboration with the MNA’s Practice

and Education Committee to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate continuing educational

programs.

2. Collaborate with District Nurse Planners to support continuing educational programs that

are compliant with the criteria established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s

Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA).

MNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses

Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This signifies that educational activities

that award contact hours offered through MNA meet national standards for quality continuing

nursing education.

During the past year, the Provider Unit Lead Nurse Planner has worked with District Nurse planners

to provide a total of five (5) continuing nursing educational activities to Maryland nurses.

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Meeting Schedule:

The Provider Unit members meet virtually on an as needed basis to discuss ANCC updates and

case studies aimed at professional development. Interested nurses residing in Districts without a

Nurse Planner listed above are encouraged to contact Susan Prentice, Director of CNE Applications

Services: sprentice@marylandrn.org

Highlights

The Education Subcommittee collaborated to ensure the 115th Annual Convention was planned

and implemented according to ANCC’s criteria requirements. The process to ensure the delivery of

a quality CNE activity involved:

• Development of the criteria for both the oral and poster abstract submissions

• A blind review of a total of sixty (60) submissions

• Evaluation & selection of both oral and poster abstracts

• Evaluation of abstracts for the presence of bias or any potential conflicts of interest

• Development of the agenda

• Development of the criteria for attendee review of posters at the convention

• A review of the venue’s amenities, resources and use of space

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MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION

MNA Editorial Board

EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE MARYLAND NURSE:

Charlotte Wood, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, Editor

Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS

Cheryl Harrow, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC

Naomi (Bea) Himmelwright-Lamm, EdD, RN

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP

Denise A. Moore, PhD, APRN-BC

Kathy Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Nayna Philipsen, JD, PhD, RN, CFE, FACCE

Linda Stierle, MSN, RN

Patricia Travis, PhD, RN, CCRP

Charlotte Wood

The Maryland Nurse (TMN) is the official publication of the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA).

TMN is published quarterly and circulated to all registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in

the state of Maryland. We welcome original articles and submissions for publication. The Editorial

Board reviews all refereed submissions. Each issue focuses on Maryland nurses, student nurses,

nursing practice, nursing education, nursing legislation, employment, and articles of interest to

nurses.

Issue 1 (November 2017, December 2017, and January 2018) of TMN publication included the MNA

President, Dr. Mary Kay DeMarco’s message. This edition of the Maryland Nurse provided exclusive

insight on the 114th Annual MNA Convention, the highlights from the convention activities, and

the legislative changes affecting nurses. The editorial board, in addition to several other members,

worked collaboratively to obtain photos of all convention activities. News shared from the Schools

of Nursing included articles from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. The

publication also included, the newly elected board members, MNAs’ awards, poster presentations,

and articles on, “Medical Cannabis,” “Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap,” and “The Maryland

Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians (MAAPC).” Additionally, District 2 and District 7 provided

district news by sharing key highlights of their events.

Issue 2 (February, March, April 2018) featured President Mary Kay DeMarco’s message addressing

“Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation.” Other articles of interest included the Governor’s Proclamation,

Celebrating National Nurse Practitioner Week, as well as, a search for the “Chief Staff Officer” and

other articles representing Harford Community College nursing students, Coppin State University,

Hood College, and the University of Maryland. Additionally, an announcement was published

identifying the Recipients of the 2018 AANP State Award for Excellence, Beverly Lang and Helina

Somervell, and a message from the President of the Maryland Board of Nursing. TMN promoted

and published scholarly featured articles of interest and news from districts 1, 2, 7, and 8.

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Issue 3 (May, June, July 2018) featured the MNA President’s message that provided insight into the

115th Annual Convention scheduled for November 2018. The message discussed networking, and

nurses as advocates, stressing these components as essential to the profession of nursing. Schools

of Nursing articles, included special participation and recognition from Coppin State University,

University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University. Additional special articles were published on

“Nur$e$ Money Matter$,” “The MANS Corner,” and “District 2 News.” An MNA sponsored event,

Nurses Night in Annapolis,” a HSCRC sponsored event, “the Nurse Support II Grant Program,”

which funded two certified nurse educator (CNE) workshops to increase the number of certified

nurse educators, a Call for Abstracts for the 115th convention, a featured article on “Mentoring: A

Guide to New Faculty Success” and the June 2018 induction of 64 nurse practitioner leaders as

Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).

Issue 4 (August, September, October 2018) featured an introduction and greeting from the

Executive Director, Ms. Jennifer Arigo. This issue featured several schools of nursing news

including, the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and Baltimore City Community

College, the ANA assembly news, the announcement and agenda for the 2018 MNA Convention,

and news from the summer activities of Districts 2 and 9.

A Special “Thank You”

Thanks to all Maryland nurses for their support and contributions to the journal. I wish to thank

everyone at MNA, particularly those on the Editorial Board, the CSO, and our publisher, Monique

Heddens at Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. for their encouragement and assistance in

publishing this years’ issues.

The Maryland Nurse encourages all nurses and student nurses to submit articles of interest to

TheMarylandNurse@gmail.com. Copy due date for publication of the next issue of The Maryland

Nurse is December, 2018.

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MNA Committee on Finance

Chair and MNA Treasurer:

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP

MNA Treasurer- Elect:

Mary Jean Schumann, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP, FAAN (current)

Stacy Edwards, MS, RN (former)

Members at Large:

Karen Doyle, MS, MBA, RN, NEC-BC, FAAN

Linda Hickman, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE

District Treasurers:

District 1 – Renate Brown, RN

District 2 – Liesel Charles, BSN, RN

District 3 – Cindy Bennoit, BSN, RN

District 4 – Vacant

District 5 – Vacant

District 7 – Bijoy Mahanti, RN

District 8 – Vacant

District 9 – Alvina Bass, BSN, MS, RN

Purpose:

To assure that the financial management of the Association is in keeping with current methodology

providing fiscal integrity, planning and evaluation; and, to assure the financial management of

Districts through leadership, education, and stewardship.

The Committee on Finance has engaged in the following activities

on behalf of the Association.

О Participated in the 2018 Committee on Finance Survey. Highlights include that the majority

indicated:

• Voluntary work with the COF makes a great amount of impact;

• Quarterly reporting of the Districts’ financial statements/records along with a written

overview of financial status, concerns, and questions would be helpful;

• MNA should have a Whistleblower Policy;

• The focus of one conference call should be District fundraising;

• Comfort doing the COF work by email; and,

• Value in reading financial information in the form of a book, chapter, or article.

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О Worked in teams to review the expenses for each budget line item via the MNA Account

QuickReport. The COF was charged with identifying expenses that appeared to be excessive

or had the potential to be reduced. The COF concluded that the expenses of MNA appeared

to be appropriate and there were no areas identified for reduction without compromising

quality.

О Reviewed the annual MNA budget as prepared by the MNA Chief Staff Officer E. Suddath.

On June 1, 2018, B. Mahanti, District 7’s Treasurer, motioned to “approve the updated

MNA budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 for recommendation to the Board of Directors

for approval.” The motion was seconded by R. Brown, District 1’s Treasurer. On June 5,

2018, MNA’s budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 was approved by the COF and the COF

recommends it to the BOD for approval.

О Agreed that the COF’s reports to the MNA BOD will also serve as the COF’s Minutes.

О Reviewed and approved the COF Standing Rules.

О Consulted with the MNA Committee on Bylaws and Policies (COB&P) on financial policies.

О Reviewed and approved the revised MNA Policy 7-0001 Access to MNA Financial Records

by Members; and Policy 6-0005 Asset Capitalization and Depreciation Policy.

О Advised on MNA’s financial investments.

О Concurred with the MNA BOD’s recommendations for electronic voting in 2019, in support of

anticipated significant cost savings.

О Submitted to the COB&P recommendations to update the Treasurer-Elect’s responsibilities in

the MNA Bylaws.

О Recommended that MNA conduct a full audit in 2018. Among the three accounting firms

reviewed, the accounting firm of Fitzpatrick, Leary & Szarko, LLC was recommended for the

MNA audit that began on September 10, 2018.

О Deliberated on the practices and challenges of District fundraising efforts.

О Discussed the value of a Financial Dashboard to provide compliance information to the MNA

Board. Both the Districts’ up-to-date (within 5 months of the FY end) completion of the IRS

Form 990N; and, the Districts’ annual completion of either a budget or the financial status will

be items on the Financial Dashboard during its trial period.

О Initiated addressing the MNA’s management of Districts’ treasuries. Currently, the treasuries

of Districts 4, 5, and 8 are being managed by MNA.

О Developed and approved the Whistleblower’s Protection Policy, and submitted it to the

COB&P.

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О Convened by teleconference at least quarterly.

О Conducted business by email between meetings.

О Reviewed educational materials:

The Basics: The who, what, when, where, why of the IRS Form 990-N, Electronic Notice

(e-Postcard) and how to file.

IRS Form 990-N Electronic Filing System (e-Postcard) User Guide.

A Year of Creative Fundraising Ideas.

How to Create a Year-Round Fundraising Strategy.

The Ultimate Campaign Planning Kit.

What You Should Know about Maryland Whistleblower Protection.

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MNA Legislative Committee

Chair:

Patrick Hennessey

Legislative Committee:

Patrick Hennessey, Chair

Mary Kay DeMarco, MNA President

Kathy Ogle, MNA Immediate Past President

Claire Bode, Secretary

Members:

Virginia Alinsao

Linda Cook

Mary Beachley

Cindy Bennoit

Barbara Bosah

Cathleen Campbell

Theresa Card

Mary Ellen Connelly

Hershall Davis

Dawn Grail

Veronica Gutchell

Lori Harvin

Bernetta Lane

Sorah Levy

Luke Michaelson

Rosemary Mortimer

Josie Ogaitis

Patricia Travis

Barbara West

Donna Zankowski

Ed Suddath and Robyn Elliott

2018 Legislative Platform

Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) supports an integrative legislative approach that focuses on

registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, healthcare consumers, and the healthcare system.

MNA endorses appropriate legislation to the Maryland General Assembly.

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MNA supports initiatives that:

• Promote quality nursing care through education and licensure;

• Address nursing recruitment, retention, and diversity;

• Address the long-term workforce shortage including the faculty shortage;

• Ensure and protect the rights of nurses to provide quality care within their full scope of

nursing practice;

• Promote healthcare consumer safety, access to care, education, and self-determination;

• Promote safety in the workplace; and

• Advocate expanding nursing roles in health care reform legislation and initiatives.

Meetings

The Legislative Committee meets via conference call monthly during off session months and every

other week during the regular session of the Maryland General Assembly.

The workplace violence (WPV) prevention sub-committee is reforming to investigate non-legislative

efforts to prevent violence against nurses and health care professionals. A group of MNA’s

Legislative membership will also be meeting with representatives from the Maryland Hospital

Association to work on policies and procedures to prevent and document WPV.

2018 Legislative Session

MNA took positions on over 50 bills and monitored another 50 bills

Highlights (completed by Robyn Elliott/ Public Policy Partners/MNA Lobbyist)

MNA Supported bills that were passed

HB 490/SB 163

Public Health - Community Health Workers - Advisory Committee and Certification

Establishes a program in which the Department of Health accredits certified community health

worker training programs and establishes voluntary certification of community health workers with

the advice of a State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee.

HB 622/SB 161

Public Schools – Students With Sickle Cell Disease – Guidelines

Requires, by December 1, 2018, the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland

Department of Health to 1) establish guidelines for public schools regarding the administration of

health care services to students with sickle cell disease; 2) provide technical assistance to schools

to implement the guidelines and instruct school personnel at the local level regarding the guidelines;

3) in consultation with local school systems, local health departments, and other interested

stakeholders, establish a plan for all public school health services programs in the State to provide

sickle cell disease management services for students; and 4) report on the implementation of the

bill.

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HB 863/SB 698

State Board of Nursing - Advanced Practice Registered Nurses - Certification and Practice

CRNAs may perform perioperative assessment and management of patients requiring anesthesia

services; administration of anesthetic agents, management of fluids in intravenous therapy; and

respiratory care; a CRNA may refuse to perform a delegated act if the CRNA believes the act is

unsafe; invalidly prescribed, or beyond the CRNA’s clinical skills.

A CRNA shall collaborate with an anesthesiologist, a physician, or a dentist; This legislation may not

be construed as requiring a written collaboration agreement.

HB 922

Maryland Department of Health – “Pill Mill” Tip Line and Overdose Report

Requires the Department of Health to identify a method for establishing a tip line through which

a person may report a licensed health care practitioner who he/she believes is overprescribing or

otherwise inappropriately prescribing medication. The department must ensure that reports are

forwarded to the appropriate licensing board.

HB 1132/SB 858

Health Insurance - Access to Local Health Departments

Requires health insurance carriers to cover services provided through local health departments

(LHDs), including behavioral health care services, to the extent that LHDs are willing to participate

in a carrier’s provider panel. Also requires a carrier’s access plan to include information on its efforts

to include LHDs in its network. Group model HMOs are exempt from the bill’s requirements. The bill

takes effect January 1, 2019.

SB 284

Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Dental Coverage for Adults – Pilot Program

Creates a pilot program to provide limited dental coverage to adult Medicaid recipients. The

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is required to apply to CMS by September 1, 2018 for

an amendment to the State’s § 1115 HealthChoice Demonstration Waiver to implement a pilot

program.

HB 427/SB 217

Public Schools – Student Sunscreen Use – Policy

Requires each county board of education to adopt a written policy authorizing a student to possess

and use sunscreen on school property or at school sponsored activities without written permission

from a health care provider.

HB 787/SB 629

Correctional Facilities - Pregnant Inmates - Medical Care

Requires correctional facilities to have a written policy in place regarding medical care for pregnant

inmates, and provide it to an inmate at the time of a positive pregnancy test result. The Maryland

Commission on Correctional Standards must review each facility’s policy during regular inspections.

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HB 1744

Child Abuse and Neglect - Substance-Exposed Newborns - Reporting

Changes requirements for when a health care practitioner is NOT required to report to a local

department of social services a substance-exposed newborn. Under current law, providers do not

have to report if the woman is using a legal prescription as prescribed.

2. Events

2018 Nurses Night in Annapolis

Members, undergraduate students, and graduate students attended Nurses Night in Annapolis.

This year, nurses advocated for SB 284 a pilot program to provide limited dental coverage to adult

Medicaid recipients. The bill was passed.

Workplace Violence (WPV) Summits

MNA and the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) co-sponsored two statewide summits on the

issues surrounding workplace violence. The Sept. 2017 summit was held at The Sheppard Pratt

Conference Center and the June 2018 Summit was held at the BWI Marriott Hotel. Both summits

were well attended. MNA continues to work with the MHA on this national issue. Stay tuned for

announcements on a new WPV steering committee.

Acknowledgements

Chief Staff Officer Ed Suddath facilitated meetings and provided excellent guidance for committee

activities.

Lobbyist Robyn Elliott remains instrumental to the committee’s ability to advocate for nursing in

Maryland.

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MNA Committee on Nominations

Members:

Cathy Gibson, BSN, RNC-OB

Nayna Philipsen, JD, PhD, RN, CFE, FACCE

Jeanie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Carol Fickinger, BSN, RN

Bijoy Mahanti, RN

Sandra Vegh, MS, RN

Meeting Schedule:

The 2018 MNA Committee on Nominations met once via conference call on July 25, 2018 and

conducted business two times via email.

Highlights 2017 – 2018:

The members of the Committee were reminded that all discussions/communications were to be

kept in confidence and the work of the Committee was totally confidential. The Committee was

also reminded that candidates running for the MNA Officer Representative to the ANA Membership

Assembly had to be full members (ANA and MNA) at the time of their election.

The Committee was pleased to have two names for each position. Members who have expressed

interest in certain offices were encouraged to get their paperwork in to the office by the deadline of

June 30, 2018.

The Nominating Committee placed in nomination the names of:

President-Elect

Jo Fava-Hochuli, MS, RN

Charlotte Wood, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

Secretary

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP (R)

Brandy Brown, BSN, MSN

MNA Officer Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP (R)

Mary Kay DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE

Jo Fava-Hochuli, MS, RN

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President:

President-Elect:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Past President:

Board of Directors:

MNA Board Rep:

Jeannie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Vacant

Samantha Vickory, BSN, RN

Renate Brown, RN

Vacant

Heather Gable, DNP, RN, LNHA, RAC-CT

Michelle Harvey, MSN, RN

Jaime Striplin, MSN, RN

Jaime Striplin, MSN, RN

Committees

State Committees

Finance Committee:

Nominating Committee:

Membership Committee:

MNA Practice and Education Committee:

Workplace Advocacy:

Center for Ethics and Human Rights:

Continuing Education Provider and Approver:

Legislative Committee:

Renate Brown, RN

Jeannie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

Jeannie Seifarth, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Highlights 2017-2018:

District 1 continues to promote the profession of nursing in rural Western Maryland. Over the

previous year, we provided opportunities for nurses to obtain CEU’s, learn evidence-based practice,

and be informed of organizational changes within the ANA/MNA. One of our officers, Jaime Striplin,

who is a faculty member at Allegany College of Maryland has been instrumental in starting a chapter

for student nurses.

• The annual MNA District 1 dinner was held on November 9, 2017 at Western Maryland Health

System in Cumberland, MD with 40 attendees, including nursing students from our local

community college.

o The title of the program was “What are the Latest Trends in Nursing Education and

Practice?” The guest speaker was Charlotte M. Wood, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, an Associate

Professor, College of Health Professions and Faculty Senate President at the Helene Fuld

School of Nursing, Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Wood is also Editor of

the Maryland Nurse.

o The new MNA President, Mary Beth DeMarco, PhD, RN, CNE, attended the meeting as

well. The nurses and students in attendance were very happy to meet her.

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o A social hour was held prior to the presentation and business meeting. Local vendors

representing various direct sales companies, physical therapy companies, and schools of

nursing displayed their products or services and donated door prizes.

• Elections of new officers in 2017 were held in conjunction with state elections.

• J. Seifarth, President of District 1, attended the MNA Leadership Day on March 24th. Shared

with officers how beneficial the workshop was for officers and future officers.

• District 1 adopted the 2018 proposed amendments to the 2014 DNA 1 Bylaws. Since the

Annual Dinner was moved to the fall a few years ago, a Special Membership Meeting was

held on April 2nd.

• District 1 sponsored and presented the “Professionalism in Nursing Award” to one graduating

Allegany College of Maryland nursing student at the December 2017 (Haley Wolfe) and May

2018 (Matthew Metts) pinning ceremonies. The recipients of this award display professional

values of respect, altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice as described

in the ANA Code of Ethics. The award recipients were presented with a plaque and one-year

membership to the ANA/MNA.

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MNA District 2

Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll and Howard Counties

2016-2017 District 2 Board of Directors

President: Nayna Philipsen, JD, PhD, RN, CFE, FACCE

1st Vice President: Jylla Artis, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

2nd Vice President: Charlotte Wood, MSN, MBA, PhD, RN

Secretary: Valerie Davies, RN

Treasurer: Liesel Charles, RN

Directors: Renay Blackwell, MSN, RN

Nancy Goldstein, DNP

Phanedra Harper, RN

Uma Sankararaman, MS, BSN, RN

Standing Committees and Chairs:

Committee on Bylaws and Policies - Nancy Goldstein

Committee on Finance - Liesel Charles

Committee on Legislation - Nayna Philipsen

Committee on Programs (Contact Hours) - Charlotte Wood

Committee on Nominations - Uma Sankararaman

Committee on Tellers - Vacant on date of Report

D2 2017-2018 Practice and Policy Seminars

The Fall Seminar at Martin’s West featured Dr. Sharon Kozachik of the Johns Hopkins

University School of Nursing on pain and the importance of pain management. This event

was a fundraiser for the D2 Scholarship fund.

At the Spring Seminar Dr. Tammy Slater and

Meredith Zoltick, BSN, RN, ACRN of Johns

Hopkins University shared updated information

about the standards for opioid prescribing at

the Baltimore Public Library in Arbutus

For photos and information about District 2

events, go to the D2 website www.mnadistrict2.org,

or follow D2 on Facebook: Maryland Nurses

Association, District 2.

District 2 Board (L-R): President, Dr. Nayna

Philipsen; Director, Ms. Uma Sankararaman;

Treasurer, Ms. Liesel Charles; Director,

Dr. Nancy Goldstein; 1st Vice President,

Ms. Jylla Artis; 2nd Vice President and District 2’s

Representative to the MNA Board of Directors,

Dr. Charlotte M. Wood. Not pictured: Secretary,

Ms. Valerie Davies; Director, Ms. Renay

Blackwell; and Director, Ms. Phanedra Harper.

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MNA District 3

Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Severna Park

July – DNA 3 takes a break in July to enjoy the summer and resumes meeting in August.

August – President D. Downing-Corddry provided a summary from 2017ANA Hill Day, where ANA

members from the whole US had an audience with their Congressmen. We asked for support

for legislation on safe nurse staffing, reauthorization of Title VIII Reauthorization of the Nursing

Workforce Act, Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act, and to support to Keep the Affordable

Care Act with a statement letter providing why many American nurses support the listed issues.

Reviewed the First Provision of the Code of Ethics of Nursing by reading it to members present on

the call.

September – This month’s meeting was dedicated to reviewing and updating DNA 3 bylaws to be in

compliance with MNA’s bylaws. The updates were approved by the DNA 3 BODs; the bylaws were

then sent out MNA COB&P for review and approval; forwarded to MNA BODs for approval, and to

all DNA 3 members for feedback and edits submissions to be provided anytime prior to the DNA 3

annual business meeting scheduled for Nov, 2017. Application sent out to all members notifying of

the DNA 3 Scholarship Award to a first time attendee to the MNA 114th Annual Convention.

October – DNA 3 usually participated in 1) Homelessness Resource Day - Oct. 28, 2017; 2) 114th

MNA Annual Convention Oct. 5, 2017, Martin’s West; 3) DNA 3 Nov. Annual Business & Educational

Meeting, 11/9/17 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm, at Wiley Bates Legacy Ctr. featuring a Nursing Contact

hour Presentation on Nurses Role in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and

Systems Presenter: Shahde Graham-Coker, MSN, RN-BC, MNA District 5. Announced the results of

the 2017 DNA 3 elections to DNA 3 BODs.

November – At the Annual DNA 3 Business meeting 11/9/17 - Introduced DNA 3 Scholarship

Recipient to MNA 114th Convention; Announcement of new board members elected in 2017 with

unanimous approval of the newest board members (Vice President – Kimi Novak, Treasurer – Cindy

Bennoit, DNA 3 Rep to the MNA CON – Brandy Brown, Siasa Neel – Director-at-Large), and also

voted to approved unanimously the DNA 3 Bylaws changes, that reflect compliance with updates

of MNA bylaws. The business meeting was followed by the Presentation on Nurses Role in Hospital

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Presenter: Shahde Graham-Coker,

MSN, RN-BC, MNA District 5.

December & January – Enjoyed the holidays; No meetings

February 2018 – We had a Conf. call mtg. and participated in Nurses’ Night Annapolis, MD,

February 19.

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March – Attended MNA Leadership day March 24, 2018, followed by the MNA BODs mtg.; D.

Downing-Corddry shared her experience as a volunteer at Paul’s Place Nurses Clinic in Baltimore’s

Southwest neighborhood.

April – S. Neel reported on the progress of Educational venue for May’s meeting. 1.0 Contact hour

approval obtained.

May – Attended the Anne Arundel Nurses’ Fair providing information about DNA 3 and MNA

membership, J. Chang and D. Downing-Corddry donated baskets for raffles. Many members and

friends enjoyed DNA 3 sponsored educational venue organized by S. Neel at Univ. of MD Baltimore

Washington Medical Center: Nurses: Saints and Bullies, Presenter: Jamie Van Allen, MS, RN-BC.

June – K. Novak provided her first of on going info session about the latest technology news called

“Tech Talk.” Several attended the Work Place Violence Summit on June 28. Planning work begun

on the DNA 3 Annual Business Meeting. A oversight in 2017 elections discovered and guidance

obtained from MNA COB&P chairman, L. Steirle. In 2017 DNA 3 failed to hold election for a

Secretary. Membership will receive a letter of explanation in July about the need to hold a “Special

Election” in conjunction with DNA 3 General Elections.

Respectfully Submitted by

Donna C. Downing-Corddry, BSN, RN

DNA 3 President

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MNA District 5

Prince Georges & Montgomery Counties

MNA D5 continues to serve nurses in Prince Georges and Montgomery counties. The Board of

Directors meet monthly via conference call. Bi annual membership dinner meetings are held in

November and May. District 5 areas of interest include aligning our mission with MNAs, revamping

D5, recruiting and encouraging members to be active participants through visits to local schools of

nursing and hospitals, scholarship awards, education and outreach.

Sincerely

Eucharia Mbagwu

MNA D5 President

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MNA District 7

Harford and Cecil County

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Board Members

President:

President-Elect:

Past President:

Treasurer:

Secretary:

Directors-at-Large:

Madelyn Danner, MSN, RN, CNE

vacant

Sadie Parker, MA, RN

Bijou Mahanti, RN

Sonia Galvan, MSN, RN, CNE

Nicholas Lundeen, RN

Barbara Polack, RN

Committee Members

MNA Board Representative:

Committee on By-Laws:

Committee on Finance:

Committee on Legislation:

Committee on Nominations:

Nominations Chair:

Program Committee:

Sadie Parker

Sonia Galvan

Bijoy Mihanti

Barbara Biedrzycki

Barbara Biedrzycki, Madelyn Danner, Bijoy Mihanti

Bijoy Mihanti

vacant

Highlights of 2017-2018

• By-laws were reviewed and sent to Ed Suddath & Linda Stierle in Feb 2018. Next review

scheduled for Fall 2018. Members made aware that MNA by-laws are changing to better

align with ANA by-laws.

• Gave out two MNA District 7 scholarships for nursing students who are dually enrolled in an

associate and a bachelor of science degree in nursing, one to a Harford Community College

nursing student and one to a Cecil College nursing student.

• Provided a District 7 Award with a framed certificate, one-year membership in MNA/ANA and

a cash award to graduating nursing students selected by faculty, three to Harford graduates

(who graduate 3x/yr) and one to a Cecil College graduate

• Contributed to the Arc of Northern Chesapeake region in memory of State Senator Wayne

Norman from District 7.

• Educational programs held: Opiod Addiction & Narcan Use (October dinner meeting),

Workplace Violence video segment from the MNA/MHA forum (February), and Healthcare in

Estonia (May dinner meeting)

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• Community Outreach efforts: contributed a wreath to auction for the “CCA Festival of Trees,”

proceeds of which support the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance; provided seeds and potting

materials at “Earth Day” event in Aberdeen, helping families to plant seeds while teaching the

importance of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet; displayed nursing memorabilia

at the Abingdon Library for Nurses’ Month.

• Participation in MNA activities: Donated gift basket to MNA Convention; participated in

Nurses’ Night in Annapolis; sent representatives to the Leadership conference in March

• Held two fundraisers to support scholarship fund (Chick-fil-A calendar sales & Panera).

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MNA District 8

Frederick & Washington Counties

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President:

Vice President:

Treasurer:

Board of Directors:

MNA Board Rep:

Legislative Rep:

Sandra Vegh, MS, RN

M. Maureen Lal, MSN, RN

Marie Ciarpella, State MNA

Karen Bream, BSN, RN

Barb Kemerer, MSN, RN, MBA, APRN

Mary Beachley, MS, RN

Sharon Koza, BSN

Debra Disbrow, MSN, RN, ONC, PCCN

Mary Beachley, MS, RN

Once again, the backbone of our board, Mary Beachley was instrumental in organizing District 8

programs in 2018. First, our MNA D8 Legislative Update program was held at Frederick Memorial

Hospital on March 7th, 2018. Second was an all-day conference on April 11, 2018 at Hagerstown

Community College entitled Genomics: New Evidence Based Applications for Nursing Practice.

Partnering with HCC was a real achievement and we hope to collaborate on future conferences

together.

Recognition goes to board member Karen Bream for overseeing our nursing scholarship awards.

Our chapter awarded its second annual nursing student scholarship of $1000.00 through the

Community Foundation of Frederick County. MNA District 8 President Sandra Vegh, RN, MSN,

attended the well-attended scholarship reception on June 6th and met our scholar Natalie Lowrey

who is attending Chamberlain College of Nursing for Family Nurse Practitioner.

As exiting president of MNA D8 after proudly serving as such for four years, it is a time that our

chapter is open to merging with other chapters or with state MNA to strengthen our district’s MNA

presence and message. This discussion has taken place and was forwarded to the MNA BOD

meeting on August 16th.

Respectfully submitted,

Sandra Vegh, MS, RN

President, District 8

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MNA District 9

Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

Board Members:

President:

Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Past President:

MNA Board Rep:

Adrienne Jones, RN

Cathy Gibson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CLC

Paula M. Luskus BSN, RN

Alvina Bass, RN, MSN, OCN

Vacant

Shirley Michele Allen, MSN, RN

Melani Bell, DNP, RN

Standing Committee Chairs:

Bylaws and Policy - Melani Bell, DNP, RN

Finance - Alvina Bass, MSN, OCN

Legislation - Shirley Michele Allen, MSN, RN

Programs - Paula Luskus, BSN, RN

Membership - Cathy Gibson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CLC

Nominations - Cathy Gibson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CLC

District 9 (Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties) continues to move forward after the loss of the

District President, Vice President and the Past President in less than 18 months. With the support

of MNA and our active membership all positions were filled. With the present leadership we have

grown from 118 members in 2017 the present membership of 167 as of July 2018.

Convention 2017 - District 9 supported the event by providing 2 door prizes and

participated in the Convention.

September 2017 Annual Business Meeting held at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home attracted new

and exciting new members who have been involved planning and supporting DNA 9 programs and

MNA. A Pizza supper was provided during the Open House and information sharing about MNA

District 9.

2018:

March MNA Leadership Day and Board of Directors Meeting was attended by Adrienne Jones and

Paula Luskus. Information gained on a win/win for the both MNA and DNA 9.

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May Annual Awards/ Scholarship Dinner:

1. Promote, support and encourage the advancement of Nursing by providing two nursing

scholarships. $1000 for Basic Nursing Program and $1,000 for Advanced Practice. They are

presented at this dinner.

2. Promote Professional Organization membership by providing a MNA/DNA 1 year

membership to the Graduating Student of the Year.

3. Promote and provide professional development for nurses with the CEU presentation.

“Mission Possible: Making the Healthcare Workplace Safe Again”

Lorie Yerrell Garrett RN, MSN, CNS-PMH, BC

4. Recognize Nursing Accomplishments by presenting awards for:

• Grace Brown Educator of the Year Award

• Joanne Zwick Caring Award

• Nurse of the Year Award

Honoring all branches of Nursing by displaying a handmade quilt that depicts nursing in all its

categories. Designed for the 100th Anniversary of MNA. Squares were created by nurses throughout

Maryland and assembled by a MNA 9 member Anne Marie Barnett.

Honoring our Deceased Nurses through the Nightingale Tribute prior to the Awards.

Revision of the By-laws:

All members were mailed the revised By-laws prior to the Annual meeting and the approval of the

bylaws took place at the Annual Awards Meeting.

Recognition:

Thank you and recognition for Ed Suddath, MNA Chief Officer for all his support and help for District

9 as he retires. Introduction of the President of MNA Mary Kay DeMarco PhD, RN, CNE.

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Nursing Foundation of Maryland

Board of Trustee Members:

President: Donna C. Downing-Corddry

V. President: Tina Zimmerman

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer: Dr. Richard Talley

Members: Barbara Biedrzycki

Jo Fava Hochuli

Dr. Patricia Travis

Ex-officio: Ed Suddath, recent retired MNA Chief Staff Officer

Jennifer Arigo, current MNA Chief Staff Officer

The Foundation continues to work to accomplish the purposes set forth in the bylaws:

“The purpose of this Foundation shall be to promote and foster the education of Registered Nurses,

the practice and roles of the Registered Nurse in healthcare…the support of charitable, educational,

scientific, and research ventures that promote and foster the education and practice of Registered

Nurses, their roles in the delivery of healthcare, and the health and welfare of citizens of the State of

Maryland…NFM Bylaws, Article II, Purpose, last amended 7 July 2012.

The trustees continue to exercise creativity and dedication towards achieving financial support from

the nursing community it serves.

The foundation awarded six (6) scholarships in Nov. 2017. Many thanks to the generosity by

the MNA Convention Planning Committee who conducted fundraising activities during 2017

Annual Convention that provided a $853 donation to the foundation.

We welcomed new Trustee member, Barbara Biedrzycki. We are applying for an Amazon Smile

charitable account. Board of Trustee members will be hosting fundraising activities during the 2018

MNA Annual Convention, and the foundation will be awarding five (5) scholarships in 2018.

Many, many thanks and appreciation is extended to ALL of our Scholarship providers:

The Travis Nursing Scholarship

Maryland General Hosp. SON Alumnae Assoc. Education Scholarship

Barbara Suddath Nursing Scholarship

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Scholarship

Mercy Hosp. Nursing Alumnae Scholarship

General donations and scholarship donations are accepted anytime all year!!

Respectfully,

Donna C. Downing-Corddry, NFM president

donnacdowningcorddry@gmail.com; 410-279-3665(m)

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Provisions of the Code of Ethics for

Nurses with Interpretive Statements

Provision 1

The nurse practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique

attributes of every person.

Provision 2

The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group,

community, or population.

Provision 3

The nurse promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health, and safety of the patient.

Provision 4

The nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice; makes decisions;

and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care.

Provision 5

The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to promote

health and safety, preserve wholeness of character and integrity, maintain competence, and

continue personal and professional growth.

Provision 6

The nurse, through individual and collective effort, establishes, maintains, and improves the

ethical environment of the work setting and conditions of employment that are conducive to safe,

quality health care.

Provision 7

The nurse, in all roles and settings, advances the profession through research and scholarly

inquiry, professional standards development, and the generation of both nursing and health

policy.

Provision 8

The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public to protect human rights,

promote health diplomacy, and reduce health disparities.

Provision 9

The profession of nursing, collectively through its professional organizations, must articulate

nursing values, maintain the integrity of the profession, and integrate principles of social justice

into nursing and health policy.

Source: Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2015) Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses

Association; pg. v. Cite as (ANA, 2015; p. v)

Reproduced with permission of the publisher.

© 2015 American Nurses Association

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AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION

The American Nurses Association’s

Bill of Rights For Registered Nurses

Registered nurses promote and restore health, prevent illness and protect the people entrusted

to their care. They work to alleviate the suffering experienced by individuals, families, groups and

communities. In so doing, nurses provide services that maintain respect for human dignity and

embrace the uniqueness of each patient and the nature of his or her health problems, without

restriction with regard to social or economic status.

To maximize the contributions nurses make to society, it is necessary to protect the dignity and

autonomy of nurses in the workplace. To that end, the following rights must be afforded.

I. Nurses have the right to practice in a manner that fulfills their obligations to society and to

those who receive nursing care.

II.

III.

IV.

Nurses have the right to practice in environments that allow them to act in accordance

with professional standards and legally authorized scopes of practice.

Nurses have the right to a work environment that supports and facilitates ethical practice,

in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Nurses and its interpretive statements.

Nurses have the right to freely and openly advocate for themselves and their patients,

without fear of retribution.

V. Nurses have the right to fair compensation for their work, consistent with their knowledge,

experience and Professional responsibilities.

VII. Nurses have the right to a work environment that is safe for themselves and their patients.

VIII. Nurses have the right to negotiate the conditions of their employment, either as individuals

or collectively, in all practice settings.

Disclaimer: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a national professional association. ANA

policies reflect the thinking of the nursing profession on various issues and should be reviewed

in conjunction with state board of nursing policies and practices. State law, rules and regulation

govern the practice of nursing. The ANA’s “Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses” contains policy

statements and does not necessarily reflect rights embodied in state and federal law. ANA

policies may be used by the state to interpret or provide guidance on the profession’s position on

nursing.

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