2019 Mississippi Nurses Association Annual Convention Yearbook

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2019 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

Table of Contents

1. Welcome from the MNA President ......................................................................................3

2. Welcome from the Executive Director .................................................................................5

3. Convention Policies and Procedures....................................................................................7

4. Dates to Remember ..........................................................................................................11

5. Convention Schedule Overview.........................................................................................13

6. Convention Agenda ..........................................................................................................15

7. Pre-Convention Session Speaker: Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP..........................................27

Wednesday Luncheon Speaker: Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP............................................27

Wednesday Plenary Speaker: Paula Broome, Bureau Chief, Special Assistant Attorney

General, Bureau of Victim Assistance, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.....................28

Thursday Luncheon Speaker: Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN & Amanda Mordecai, MSN, FNP-C........29

Thursday Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon Speaker: Theresa Wickham, BSN, RN-BC, CCHP.......29

Board of Nursing Updates for RNs and APRNs: Melissa King, DNP, President & Phyllis

Johnson, MSN, FNP-BC, Executive Director, Mississippi Board of Nursing...........................30

Friday Joint Session with RNs, APRNs, and Students Speaker: Ruth Ann Rigby...................31

Friday APRN Luncheon Speaker: Ellen Morris, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC...................................31

Friday Controlled Substances Update Speaker: John Harless, Lieutenant,

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit........................................32

8. Research Poster Session....................................................................................................33

9. House of Delegates Agenda...............................................................................................34

10. HOD Rules and Procedures................................................................................................35

11. Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors .................................................................37

12. Candidates for MNA Board of Directors.............................................................................39

13. MNF Silent Auction............................................................................................................47

14. 2019 Convention Sponsors.................................................................................................48

15. 2019 Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors.........................................................................49

16. MNA Membership Application..........................................................................................50

17. MNA Political Action Committee........................................................................................51

18. MNA Convention Planning and Provider Unit Committees.................................................52

19. MNF Board of Directors......................................................................................................53

MNF Scholarships and Stipends.........................................................................................54

MNF Brick Garden.............................................................................................................55

MNF Coffee Club Application............................................................................................57

MNF Staff ..........................................................................................................................58

20. MNA Board of Directors ....................................................................................................59

21. MNA District Presidents ....................................................................................................60

22. District Map ......................................................................................................................61

23. MNA Staff ..........................................................................................................................62

24. Layout of Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center .............................................63

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2019 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

Nursing Colleagues:

On behalf of the Mississippi NursesAssociation’s Board of Directors, I am honored to welcome

you to the Mississippi NursesAssociation’s 108th Annual Convention, Patients, Purpose,

Passion: The Pathway to Nursing Success. This year’s Convention offers so many opportunities

to participate in sessions addressing clinical, leadership and trending topics in healthcare. I

know you’ll also enjoy joining with your colleagues from across the State of Mississippi and our

surrounding states as you experience this much-anticipated event!

Our Yellow Brick Road Expo provides you the perfect opportunity to connect with our numerous

exhibitors and obtain information on the latest products and services. Don’t miss an opportunity

to network with your colleagues at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of

Nursing Alumni Reception for alumni and friends at the Biloxi Visitors Center on Wednesday

evening. Join in the fun by participating in the Wizard of Nursing Costume Contest on

Thursday!

To those of you who are representing your District at the MNA House of Delegates, I commend

you for your dedication! As a participant at the House of Delegates, you are instrumental in

determining the strategic direction of MNA. This year’s House of Delegates will convene on

Wednesday, October 23rd to elect four MNA Board positions: President; Treasurer; Director,

Council on Nursing Education; and Director, Council on Organizational Affairs, along with three

members for the Committee on Nominations. The House of Delegates is important to MNA and to

the advancement of the nursing profession.

I look forward to getting to know you better during Convention and again, thank you for being a

part of this extraordinary event!

Sincerely,

Debra Allen, MSN, RN

President

MNA Board of Directors

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2019 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

Hello Everyone:

Thank you for your attendance and participation at this year’s Mississippi NursesAssociation

Annual Convention! MNA is proud to represent registered nurses and advanced practice

registered nurses across all nursing roles. Likewise, we are also proud to provide you a unique

Convention experience. We are confident that you will find the Convention provides a blend

of content-rich sessions to advance your professional knowledge while providing numerous

opportunities to network – all in a fun-filled atmosphere!

You make this Convention possible, and we want your experience, from the time you arrive

until the time you depart, to be a memorable one. I encourage you to take advantage of all the

Convention has to offer. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way while you are with us.

Whether it’s information on a session, how to access your continuing education certificates, or

how to vote on the Research Poster Session submissions, we are here to help.

MNA is your nursing organization, and we want to make every experience with us a great one!

We know you have a long list of commitments competing for your time, and we thank you for

choosing the Mississippi NursesAssociation as your continuing education source!

Sincerely,

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

Mississippi NursesAssociation

Follow the Pathway to

Nursing Success

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2019 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

MNA Convention Policies and Procedures

POLITICKING:

Convention Center walls may NOT be used for campaign materials. Candidates are responsible

for securing their own materials (including easels) and removing signs.

SESSION CREDITS & EVALUATIONS

ON-LINE ONLY: To receive contact hours for a session, each attendee must: 1) attend the entire

session, and 2) complete the evaluation on-line – available on Friday, November 1st. Once a

session evaluation has been successfully completed, you will be able to print your certificate for

that session – available 24 hours after completing the evaluation.

MNA MOBILE APP

MNA’s Mobile App includes session information and updates, speaker information and photos,

speaker presentations, networking opportunities, and much more. Search MS Nurses Association

in the ‘App Store’ or ‘Play Store’ and download the app.

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS:

In keeping with MNA’s green policy, all available handouts will be posted to the MNA Website.

WI-FI ZONE:

Registered attendees will have access to standard free Wi-Fi within the MNA Convention

designated areas of the Convention Center.

NAME BADGES:

Registered attendees MUST wear their official Convention name badges at all times to access

Convention events.

FIREARMS/WEAPONS:

Firearms are prohibited on the premises of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention

Center and the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino.

SAFETY:

Please see the last page of this convention book which includes the layout of the Mississippi

Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. Please make note of exits while at the Convention Center

in case of emergency. See map page 63.

NO WHEELS POLICY:

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center prohibits any wheels except wheelchair

wheels on the Lobby Floor.

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2019 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

FORCE MAJEURE:

In the event MNA should find it necessary to cancel or postpone the 2019 MNA Annual

Convention in its entirety for any reason, including but not limited to, acts of nature or terrorism,

low registration, or other circumstances beyond MNA’s control, MNA’s liability shall be limited to

the refund of registration fees paid to MNA. Should MNA find it necessary to postpone a portion

of the 2019 MNA Annual Convention, MNA’s liability shall be limited to a refund of prorated

registration fees paid to MNA.

CONFERENCE ATTIRE:

Attire at the MNA Convention is business casual. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention

Center strives to keep meeting rooms at a comfortable temperature, but layered clothing is

strongly suggested and comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

CHILDREN:

Children (including infants) under the age of 16 are not allowed in Convention sessions or the

Exhibit Hall due to safety concerns, and maintaining an appropriate learning environment.

PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEO:

MNA reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by MNA,

without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. MNA

may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced by MNA

including but not limited to: paper and/or electronic brochures, invitations, books, newspapers,

magazines, television, promotional material, websites, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals, images will not be identified using full names or personal

identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject.

No other person or organization may use, copy, alter or modify MNA photographs, graphics,

videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings.

Printed and Published for the

Mississippi NursesAssociation by:

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

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

(319) 277-2414

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2019 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

Dates to Remember

• November 22, 2019: FMCSA DOT, Gulfport, MS

• December 6, 2019: Controlled Substance, Madison, MS

• December 6-15, 2019: Sunny Portugal Travel Tour

• December 13, 2019: NRCME/FMCSA DOT Medical Examiner Course

North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS

• January 22, 2020: Lobby Day at the Capitol for RNs & APRNs

Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, MS

• January 24, 2020: APRN CE - Controlled Substance, Summit, MS

• January 24, 2020: Registered Nurse CE Chronic Diseases in MS, Summit, MS

• February 18, 2020: Legislative Nursing Summit

Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS

• April 17-18, 2020: APRN Spring Conference

Oxford Convention Center, Oxford, MS

• October 13-16, 2020: MNA Annual Convention

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, Biloxi, MS

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2019 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

Convention Schedule Overview

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pre-Convention Session: Practicing Extreme Self Care: Becoming the

CEO of Your Whole Life

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mississippi Nurses Foundation Silent Auction

8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. House of Delegates

8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Continuing Education Sessions

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Wednesday Luncheon

1:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Continuing Education Sessions

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. UMMC School of Nursing Alumni Reception – Biloxi Visitors Center

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. District Presidents’ Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration

7:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Exhibitors Expo

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Mississippi Nurses Foundation Silent Auction

8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Continuing Education Sessions

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Poster Session

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon Sponsored by University of Mississippi

Medical Center Theta Beta Chapter

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Thursday Luncheon

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. RN Plenary - Board of Nursing Update - Dedicated to RNs

1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Continuing Education Sessions and Workshops

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibitors Expo

Friday, October 25, 2019

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. APRN Breakfast and Update

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. APRN Registration

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Exhibitors Expo

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Joint Session with Students & RNs; Benzodiazepines: Rod Green with

APRNs

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Continuing Education Sessions

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. APRN Board of Nursing Update - Dedicated to APRNs

12:20 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. APRN Friday Luncheon

1:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Continuing Education Sessions and Workshops

4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Controlled Substances Update

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108th Annual Convention CE Agenda

Patients, Purpose, Passion: The Pathway to Nursing Success

Welcome to MNA’s 108th Annual Convention! Re-energize your Purpose and Passion for nursing

as you continue down your Pathway to Nursing Success at the MNA 2019 Convention. The

Convention Planning Committee and the Provider Unit have ensured that topics are aligned with

our theme and arranged a stellar lineup of dynamic presenters. Although every effort has been

made to finalize rooms as well as presenters and their presentations, please note that all event

locations, presenters, and/or presentations are subject to change. Refer to the Mobile App for the

most current session information.

Continuing Education (CEs)

The Mississippi NursesAssociation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education

by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Hours are awarded

only for the session hours you attend. Contact hours to be awarded for each session will be

posted as part of the session announcements listed in this section of the Mississippi Nurses

Association 2019 Annual Convention book and on the MNA Mobile App.

To receive contact hours for a session, each attendee must:

1. Attend the entire session.

2. Complete the presentation evaluation on-line (available by Friday, November 1st –

certificates can be printed 24 hours after completing the evaluation).

Tuesday, October 22, 2019:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration........................MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Lobby

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pre-Convention Session (6.0 c/h)............................................... D10

• Practicing Extreme Self-care: Becoming the CEO of Your Whole Life

with Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN

Sponsored by Mississippi Nurses Foundation

Wednesday, October 23, 2019:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration........................MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Lobby

8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 2019 House of Delegates (2.0 c/h)............................................ D5-8

• House of Delegates

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Pressure Injury Reduction: Identifying and Preventing HAPUs (incl. 0.25 Pharm Credit)... D11

with Katie Goff, RN & Paige Nabors, MSN, RN, FNP-C

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• Chair Yoga for Stress Management Using Breath, Movement, & Relaxation........................ D12

with Martha Catlette, PhD, PMHNP-BC, HWNC-BC

9:35 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Providing Quality Continuing Education: Navigating the CE Process................................. D10

with Susan Hart PhD & P. Renée Williams, PHD, RN, CCE

• Igniting the Leader Within................................................................................................. D11

with MNF Leadership Winners, Chequitia Dixon, PhD, RN; Tina D. MCDyess, PhD, ThD, RN;

& Jaclyn M. Smith, BSN, RN

• Metacognition: Teach Students How to Learn.................................................................... D12

with Walterine Nelson, PhD, RN-BC

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Silent Auction with The Mississippi Nurses Foundation............ Lobby

10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. RN/APRN Plenary (1.5 c/h)................................................... D12

• Crimes Against Children & Mandated Reporting Requirements (incl 0.5 Pharm Credit)

with Paula Broome, Bureau Chief, Special Assistant Attorney General, Bureau of Victim

Assistance, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Wednesday Luncheon (1.25 c/h)............................................Hall C

• Interrupt Overwhelm: Build Resiliency

with Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP

Sponsored by North Sunflower Medical Center

1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Suicide Prevention (incl. 0.5 Pharm Credit)....................................................................... D10

with Bettina H. Riley, PhD, RN & Sherry James, MSN, RN

• Paying It Backwards........................................................................................................... D11

with Kimberly Sharp, PhD & David Sharp, PhD

• Keep to Communications…............................................................................................... D12

with Kristen Long, MSN, RN

2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Increasing Vascular Proficiency (incl 0.5 Pharm Credit).................................................... D11

with Kristina B May, RN, BSN, PCCN & Hannah Wilson, RN, BSN

• Writing for Publications: Tips of the Trade......................................................................... D12

with Juanita Graham, DNP-RN, MSN, BSN, FRSPH

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Session (2.0 c/h)

• Panel on Mentorship & Bullying......................................................................................... D10

with Brenda Collins APRN, FNP-BC; Melody Link RN, MSN, VHA-CM, CPHQ; S. Benson,

MSN, RN; & Ashley A. Griffith, MSN, BSN, RN; & Moderator: Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

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4:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Eliminating Patient Harm through High Reliability............................................................ D11

with Donna Pritchard, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

• I Could Never Do That: Unleashing the Leader in You........................................................ D12

with Tearsanee Davis, DNP, FNP-BC

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Alumni Reception........................................... Biloxi Visitors Center

University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing Alumni

Reception for Alumni & Friends

1050 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS

Thursday, October 24, 2019:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration........................MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Lobby

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Yellow Brick Road Exhibitors Expo............................................... E3

7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. District Presidents’ Breakfast..................................................... L3

8:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Silent Auction with The Mississippi Nurses Foundation............ Lobby

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Don’t Be Naughty-Prevent a CAUTI (incl 0.25 Pharm Credit)............................................... D9

with Briana Scott, MSN, RN-BC

• Practice Considerations in the Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis

and Osteoporosis Related Complications (incl. 0.75 Pharm Credit).................................. D10

with Alena Lester, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ONP-C & Sally Pearson, DNP, FNP-BC, ONC

• How-to on Quality Improvement for the NP who may not be Connected to Academia

(incl. 0.25 Pharm Credit)................................................................................................... D11

with Michelle Goreth, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC & Mary A. Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

• Reflection in Nursing: Better Thinking for Better Action..................................................... D12

with Elise Turner, MSN, CNM

9:05 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• HIV-Treat, Prevent & Educate (incl. 1.0 Pharm Credit)....................................................... D10

with Becky Dorough, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

• The Wicked Web of the World of Vaping (incl. 0.5 Pharm Credit)...................................... D12

with Jeff Jones, R.Ph.

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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Session (1.0 c/h)

MNF Research Awards Presenters.........................................................................................D12

• Parental Monitoring of Adolescent’s Social Media: An Exploration of Parents’ Intentions to

Monitor and Mediate Social Media

with Kimberly Douglas, MSN, RN, CNE

• Significant Differences by Race in Human Papillomavirus in Common Cervical Cancer

Screening Abnormalities

with Carol Ann Risley, PhD, WHNP

10:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Visit with Exhibitors............................................................... E3

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Poster Session (1.0 c/h)............................................... Niche Lobby

Winner of the Poster Session is selected by attendee voting

(closed from 11:20am – 11:30am)

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon (1.0 c/h).........................................L5-6

• My Calcutta is a Prison

with Theresa E. Wickham, BSN, RN-BC, CCHP

Sponsored by: UMMC SON Theta Beta Chapter

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Thursday Luncheon (1.0 c/h)...............................................Hall C

• Violence Against Nurses: Out of the Darkness

with Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN & Amanda Mordecai, MSN, FNP-C

Sponsored by: North Sunflower Medical Center

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Visit with Exhibitors.................................................................. E3

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. RN Plenary – Board of Nursing Update (1.0 c/h).......................... D5-8

• Dedicated to RN’s: MS Board of Nursing Update

with Melissa King, DNP, President MS BON; Phyllis Johnson, MSN, FNP-BC, Executive

Director, MS BON; Tina Highfill, FNP-BC, MSN, CCM, Director of Advanced Practice &

Licensure; Dwayne Jamison, Director, Criminal Background Checks & Investigator;

Brett Thompson-May, General Counsel

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. APRN Session (1.5 c/h)

• Heart Failure: A Passion for Patients with Chronic Disease (incl. 1.5 Pharm Credits)......... D12

with Beverly Oliver, MSN, FNP-BC

1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. APRN Workshop (1.75 c/h)

• Office Procedures Workshop (incl. 0.75 Pharm Credit, 0.25 CS Credit)............................... D9

with Dallas Earnest, MSN, FNP

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibitor Expo/Break

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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Chronic Wound Infection, Antibiotic Stewardship, and the Ever Elusive Biofilm

(incl. 1.0 Pharm Credit, 0.25 CS Credit)............................................................................. D11

with Jennifer Hurlow, MSN, RN, GNP-BC, CWCN, CCCN

• MACM-The Anatomy of a Lawsuit...................................................................................... D12

with Anne Everette, MSN, RN

• Product Theatre

Introduction to Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Meagan Heslep, AGANCNP-BC & Chris Boothe, NREMT, RN, BSN

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. RN/APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Pulmonary Function Workshop (incl. 0.25 Pharm Credit).................................................... D9

with Latisha Houze, MSN, FNP-C

4:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Value Based Medicine for the APRN (incl. 0.25 Pharm Credit)........................................... D10

with Laura Nail, C-FNP

• Diabesity: A Southern Epidemic (incl 1.0 Pharm Credit)................................................... D11

with Christy Davis, MSN, FNP-BC, CBN

• Pediatric Dermatology (incl 1.0 Pharm Credit)................................................................. D12

with Bryant McCrary, MD

Friday, October 25, 2019:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. APRN Breakfast & Update (0.75 c/h)........................................Hall C

with Donnie Scoggin, FNP, MS House of Rep Dist 89; Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC,

PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC, Director, Council on Advanced Practice; & Teresa Malone, MNA

Executive Director

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. APRN Registration...............MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Lobby

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Yellow Brick Road Exhibitors Expo.......................................... D1-3

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Break with Exhibitors............................................................. D1-3

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Joint Session for RNs, APRNs and Students (MASN) (1.0 c/h)

• Addict to Advocate........................................................................................................... D5-8

with Ruth Ann Rigby, Addiction Advocate

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Concurrent APRN Session (1.0 c/h)

• Benzodiazepines: How They Make it Better & When They Make it Worse

(incl. 1.0 Pharm Credit, 1.0 CS Credit)............................................................................... D12

with Roderick Green, MSN, PMHNP-BC

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9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors............................................................. D1-3

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Pediatric Pharmacology: New Drug Update (incl. 1.0 Pharm Credit)................................. D10

with Lindsey Lepard, PharmD, BCPPS

• Rheumatology (incl. 1.0 Pharm Credit).............................................................................. D11

with Kelli Mooney, FNP

• New & Old Medications & Healthier Lifestyles for Diabetes Management

(incl. 1.0 Pharm Credit)..................................................................................................... D12

with Annette Hess, PhD, FNP-BC, CNS, COI

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. APRN Plenary – Board of Nursing Update (1.5 c/h) D5-8

Mississippi Board of Nursing Panel Discussion and Update

(incl 0.75 Pharm Credit, 0.75 CS Credit)

with Melissa King, DNP, President MS BON; Phyllis Johnson, MSN, FNP-BC, Executive

Director MS BON; Tina Highfill, FNP-BC, MSN, CCM, Director of Advanced Practice &

Licensure; Dwayne Jamison, Director, Criminal Background Checks & Investigator; Brett

Thompson-May, General Counsel

12:20 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Friday APRN Luncheon (1.5 c/h) Hall C

• Artificial Intelligence: The Ever-Evolving Pathway

with Ellen Morris, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Diabetes Technology (incl. 0.25 Pharm Credit)................................................................. D10

with KC Arnold, MSN, ANP, ACNP, BC-ADM, FAANP

• Decreasing Childhood Obesity with Therapeutic Lifestyle Change

(incl. 1.0 Pharm Credit)..................................................................................................... D11

with Calvin French, DNP, FNP-C

• Parkinson’s Disease: Fast Facts, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology

(incl. 1.0 Pharm Credit)..................................................................................................... D12

with Justin Cole, FNP

1:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. APRN Workshop (2.0 c/h)

• Advanced Suturing Workshop (incl. 0.75 Pharm Credit, 0.25 CS Credit).............................. D9

with Bryan Combs, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Young Adults: How to Deal................................................................................................. D11

with Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC

• Pharmacology Update for the Care of Patients with ACS & CHF (incl 1.0 Pharm Credit).... D12

with Mindy Jo Byrd, FNP-C & Christy McGregor, MSN, RN

4:05 p.m. - 6:35 p.m. Controlled Substances Workshop (2.5 c/h)

• Controlled Substances Update (incl. 2.5 Pharm Credits, 2.5 CS Credits)........................... D12

with John Harless, Lieutenant, MS Bureau of Narcotics

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CONVENTION SPEAKERS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

PRE-CONVENTION SESSION

8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Practicing Extreme Self-Care: Becoming the CEO of Your Whole Life

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

WEDNESDAY LUNCHEON PRESENTER

12:30 P.M.—1:45 P.M.

Interrupt Overwhelm: Build Resiliency

Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP

Dr. Eileen O’Grady is a certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach who uses an evidencebased

approach with people to reverse or entirely prevent disease. With over 35 years of

experience in health care, she believes deeply that more attention must be paid to getting us

unstuck from lifestyles that do not support wellness.

She is an expert on intentional change in adults, emphasizing the importance of extreme self-care

and how to identify and remedy a life that is out of balance. She is the founder of The School of

Wellness, devoted to cultivating wisdom and the practice of extreme self-care/self-leadership.

She has held a number of leadership positions with professional nursing associations, most

notably as a founder and vice chair of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She was

a 1999 Policy Fellow in the U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellowship and in 2013

was given the American College of Nurse Practitioners ‘Legislative Advocacy Award’ for her

leadership on nurse practitioner policy issues. In 2014, she was the recipient of the ‘Loretta Ford

Lifetime Achievement Award’ and the Virginal Council of Nurse Practitioners ‘Advocate of the

Year Award’.

Dr. O’Grady has practiced as a primary care provider for 15 years and has clinical expertise in

sports medicine. She has authored numerous articles and chapters on primary care, orthopedics,

and health policy. She is currently editor and author of two important textbooks (Elsevier),

Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach (6th ed) [2018] and Policy and Politics in

Nursing and Health Care (American Journal of Nursing, Book of the Year, 2015). She has taught

nurses and physicians around the United States as well as around the world with the U.S. Peace

Corps.

Dr. O’Grady holds three graduate degrees, a Master of Public Health from George Washington

University, a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing/Health Policy

from George Mason University. She is an International Coaching Federation-Certified Life coach

and holds a PCC. She has dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

WEDNESDAY PLENARY SPEAKER

10:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

Crimes Against Children & Mandated Reporting Requirements

Paula Broome, Bureau Chief, Special Assistant Attorney General, Bureau of

Victim Assistance, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office

Paula Broome is the Bureau Chief, Special Assistant Attorney General with the Bureau of Victim

Assistance in Mississippi’s Attorney General’s Office. She develops and conducts statewide

training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and community groups on the topics of domestic

violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. She was instrumental in developing a

20-hour domestic violence course for law enforcement cadets that has been implemented in all

Mississippi Law Enforcement Academies. She also developed and teaches a multi-day course

on domestic violence, sex crimes and human trafficking that has been added to the curriculum

for the Certified Investigators Courses offered at two state law enforcement academies. Paula

has played a key role in the development and passage of state legislation dealing with domestic

violence crimes, stalking, human trafficking, and civil and criminal domestic abuse protection

orders. Paula has also partnered with the United States Department of State and the U.S. Embassy

in the Dominican Republic to provide legal instruction on the prosecution of human trafficking

and smuggling for Dominican prosecutors. She also serves as a faculty member for the Sexual

Assault Nurse Examiner Course and has served on the Mississippi Domestic Violence Task Force

and the Mississippi Human Trafficking Task Force.

Paula has received numerous honors for her work, including being presented with the Harvard

University’s “High Honor Award” for outstanding contributions in the governance of American

Indian Nations for her work in developing the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Family

Violence & Victim’s Services Program, selected by the American Bar Association, Commission

on Domestic and Sexual Violence, as the recipient of the 2016 “Sharon Corbitt Award,” which

recognizes outstanding contributions by an attorney in the field of domestic violence. In addition,

she is the author of a chapter entitled “Domestic Violence” which was published by the West

Group in 2001 (revision 2016) for its Mississippi Practice Series, Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law,

and compiled a domestic violence manual for prosecutors.

Paula holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Millsaps College, a Master of Science

degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University, and a Juris Doctorate from Mississippi

College School of Law.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKERS

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Violence Against Nurses: Out of the Darkness

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

Dr. Tomekia Luckett is an experienced nurse, and nurse educator. She has served as an educator

in a variety of nursing education programs for licensed practical nursing through doctoral. Dr.

Luckett is well equipped and knowledgeable of the social, scientific, and educational changes

of today and tomorrow. She has been an active member of MNA including serving as member

at large, district seven executive board member, Council on Nursing Research and currently

serving as Director of the Council on Nursing Education. Dr. Luckett earned an associate’s

degree from Southwest MS Community College, a bachelor and master’s degrees from William

Carey University, and a doctor of philosophy degree in nursing leadership from the University of

Southern Mississippi. Dr. Luckett is an assistant professor of nursing at William Carey University.

Dr. Luckett has been a recipient of a number of awards, and recognitions throughout her tenure

in nursing and nursing education. Her illustrious nursing career has mixed clinical practice,

education, and administration.

Amanda Mordecai, MSN, FNP-C

Ms. Mordecai graduated from the Mississippi University for Women in 1989 with

her ADN. She received her BSN from The University of North Alabama and her

MSN from Auburn University. After working the first 10 years of her career in

med surg and hospice, she began her work in oncology and found her passion.

She is certified in oncology and works as a Nurse Practitioner with the Baptist

Medical group in Columbus.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

SIGMA THETA TAU LUNCHEON SPEAKER

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

My Calcutta is a Prison

Theresa E. Wickham, BSN, RN-BC, CCHP, Chief of Nursing Services, Nevada

Department of Corrections, State of Nevada

Ms. Wickham is the Chief of Nursing Services for the Nevada Department of Corrections

and is responsible for the healthcare at correctional facilities across Nevada. She works as a

correctional healthcare consultant with government agencies regarding inmate healthcare.

She has been a presenter for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

Ms. Wickham served as a Captain in the United States Air Force and was awarded the

Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. She is a Certified Correctional Health

Professional. She is a member of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 & FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

BOARD OF NURSING UPDATES

Melissa King, DNP

President, Mississippi Board of Nursing

Dr. Melissa H. King is the Chief Clinical Officer with eMD Telehealth Solutions with service areas

including the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. She is a family and

emergency nurse practitioner with specialized training in emergency medicine with over 19

years’ experience in emergency care across the nation. Dr. King is focused on enhancing access

and quality care for patients in both rural and urban settings. Education and utilization of nurse

practitioners in emergency medicine through the development of a robust interdisciplinary

didactic and clinical training program is another primary focus and passion. Dr. King is involved

in continued research in areas of patient quality, outcomes, and satisfaction. In addition to

her participation with numerous organizations at the state and national level associated with

Telehealth and advanced practice provider practices, Dr. King also serves as the President of the

Mississippi Board of Nursing.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 - Dedicated to RNs

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 - Dedicated to APRNs

BOARD OF NURSING UPDATES

Phyllis Johnson, MSN, FNP-BC

Executive Director, Mississippi Board of Nursing

Phyllis Johnson is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Prior to assuming

the role as Executive Director, she served as the Director of Advanced Practice at the Mississippi

Board of Nursing. She attended Mississippi University for Women where she received both

her BSN and MSN. Prior to joining the Board of Nursing, she was employed as a Family Nurse

Practitioner at the Department of Veterans Affairs Sonny Montgomery Medical Center (VA) in

Jackson, serving in numerous administrative and clinical roles. In addition to her nursing degrees,

she obtained a Master of Science degree in Biology with emphasis in Genetics and Molecular

Biology. Ms. Johnson retired from the US Navy Reserves at the rank of Commander. She served as

the Senior Medical Provider for the Navy Operations Support Center and was responsible for the

medical readiness of approximately 200 members. She was also named Business Woman of the

Year by the MS Business Journal.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

JOINT SESSION SPEAKER

8:00 A.M.- 9:00 A.M.

Addict to Advocate

Ruth Ann Rigby, Addiction Advocate

Ruth Ann Rigby is the Chief Development Officer for BRC Recovery and is a prominent figure in

the addiction recovery and mental health industry working with some of the leading treatment

providers in the nation. She was recently recognized by a resolution from Mississippi Governor

Phil Bryant for her dedication to fighting for those caught in addiction within our communities.

Because of her consistent ethical and professional standards, she was recognized nationally

at the 2018 Admissions and Marketing Symposium with the Silver Shoe Award. In 2008, she

was appointed by Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to serve on the Mississippi Drug Court

Advisory Board to offer her first-hand knowledge and insight into strengthening the Drug Court

System.

In her spare time, Ruth Ann serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Hope and Healing

at Broadmoor Baptist Church where she is on-call to work with any family that crosses her path.

She is dedicated to fighting for those caught in addiction and ending the cycle of dependency.

Her leadership in action has been proven over and over again by her tireless energy and passion

to change and save a person’s life. Ruth Ann, along with her husband Lt. (Ret) Joseph Rigby, are

cofounders of a 501c3 nonprofit organization called First Responders of Mississippi. They created

this organization to help first responders (Individuals, Families and Agencies) in their greatest

time of need with assistance, wellness and hope.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

FRIDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER

12:20 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence

Ellen Morris, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Director of Clinical Implementation, JVION

Dr. Ellen Morris is the Director of Clinical Implementation for Jvion. In her role she assists

organizations in applying artificial intelligence (AI) insights to optimize care and improve patient

outcomes. Additionally, she serves as a subject matter expert and bridges the gap between

technical and meaningful clinical use. She received her DNP degree from Florida Atlantic

University where she was also an adjunct faculty member. Her clinical experience as a RN and NP

includes healthcare delivery in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Morris’ areas of interest

include improving efficacy and efficiency for better patient outcomes, communication across

healthcare settings, and leveraging AI to augment clinical decision making.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES UPDATE

4:05 p.m. - 6:35 p.m.

Controlled Substances Update

John Harless, Lieutenant, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Pharmaceutical

Diversion Unit

John Harless is a Lieutenant with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics.

He has been employed by MBN for over 20 years and in law enforcement for 22 years. He is

currently assigned to the Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit and has had the opportunity to work

throughout the state as an investigator and supervisor. Lieutenant Harless has provided training in

drug identification and trends to many different audiences including law enforcement, prevention

services, healthcare professionals, court personnel, and public educators.

Lieutenant Harless has been a featured speaker at state, national and international level

conferences, including the National Heroin and Opioid Summit. He is also active with Stand Up

Mississippi, a multi-disciplinary group leading Mississippi’s efforts in combating the opioid

crisis. Lieutenant Harless has been recognized for his work in both drug enforcement and public

education with numerous awards. These awards include Agent of the Year, Director’s Award and

Distinguished Service Award from MBN, and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

Prior to his employment with MBN, he was a Deputy Sheriff for the Lamar County, Mississippi

Sheriff’s Office.

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RESEARCH

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

Don’t Miss This Opportunity!!

Poster Session: Thursday, October 24

A traditional poster session designed to provide you an opportunity to explore innovative

strategies and research that are enhancing clinical, patient, and educational outcomes through

evidence-based nursing practice. Authors will be available to discuss their projects with you!

Council on Nursing Research

Director:

Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE

Members:

Vicki Bingham, PhD, RN, CPE

Bonnie Harbaugh, PhD, RN

Addie Herrod, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

John Hodnett, Jr., DNP, M.Ed, RN, LPC

Alena Lester, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Deborah Mauffray, RN, CWOCN

Beverly Oliver, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

Donna Pritchard, MSN, RN, CFNP

Jennifer Robinson, PhD, RN

Mary Stewart, PhD, RN

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Mississippi NursesAssociation

House of Delegates

October 23, 2019

Call to Order:........................................................................ Debra Allen, MSN, RN, MNA President

Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation

Appointment of Tellers

Establishment of a Quorum

Adoption of Standing Rules of Order

Adoption of Agenda

Approval of Minutes from 2018:...... Johnnie Sue Wijewardane, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, Secretary

Report from Nominating Committee: .....................................................Ann Barnes, RN, BSN, Chair

Receipt of Nominations from the Floor

Candidate’s Remarks

President’s Report:............................................................... Debra Allen, MSN, RN, MNA President

Treasurer’s Report:............................................................... Carl Mangum, PHD, PMHNP, Treasurer

Membership Report:..............................................................Tonya Moore, PhD, RN, Vice President

Report from Mississippi Nurses Foundation:................................................Dana Walker, DNP, RN &

Rosalyn Howard, MNF Executive Director

Report from MASN:......................................................................... Caley Stogner, MASN President

Introduction of Dues Change:.........................................................Debra Allen, MSN, RN, MNA President

Introduction of Resolutions:.......Deloris Slade, DNP, FNP-BC, Director Council on Organizational Affairs

Executive Director’s Report & Legislative Update:...................... Teresa Malone, Executive Director

Old Business:

New Business:

Presentation of New Officers

Closing Announcements

*Breaks will be inserted into the Agenda by the Chair

Note: Nursing Organization Reports available online at www.msnurses.org

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House of Delegates Rules & Procedures

1. Only delegates shall be seated in the section reserved for the House of Delegates. All

delegates must wear their official name badge to all sessions of the House.

2. Delegate substitutions by an alternate must be authorized by the appropriate District

President prior to the participation of the alternate.

3. All questions concerning those entitled to vote shall be referred to the Credentials

Committee. Final seating of contested delegates shall present his/her voting ticket to

election officials before being issued an official ballot.

4. A one minute speech may be allowed for each nomination from the floor of the House.

5. Any resolution presented by a delegate to the House of Delegates not approved by an

appropriate MNA structural unit or the Committee on Resolutions must receive a majority

vote by the House to reach the floor and a three-fourths vote to be adopted.

6. Emergency resolutions may be submitted to the MNA Committee on Resolutions at

Convention by 4:30 p.m. on October 22, 2019. Resolutions should be given to a MNA staff

member at registration. These must be signed by an official representative of the group

submitting the resolution. If the Committee is in doubt about the emergency nature or

advisability of the resolution submitted in the prescribed manner, the resolution is referred

to the MNA President, who may refer it to the Board of Directors for a final decision.

7. The delegates shall act initially on the resolves and then on the enabling clauses of any

resolution being presented to the House.

8. To obtain the floor, a delegate shall approach a floor microphone and address the chair,

“Madam President.” Upon recognition by the chair, the delegate shall give name and district,

and may speak.

9. All main motions and amendments shall be in writing on the official motion form, signed

by the maker and the seconder, and shall be sent directly to the Monitor for immediate

processing and forwarding to the Chair as soon as the speaker is recognized.

10. No delegate shall speak more than twice to the same questions on the same day. The second

opportunity may be granted only after every other delegate desiring the floor has spoken.

11. Debate shall be limited to three minutes per person. Extension of time may be granted by a

majority vote of the House.

12. Any member of MNA who is not a delegate may be granted the privilege of the floor, but

shall speak only once to a question and only after all delegates wishing to speak have had

the opportunity to speak. When giving name and district, such member shall indicate that

he or she is not a delegate.

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13. Business interrupted by an adjournment of the meeting of the House of Delegates shall be

resumed at the next meeting of the House of Delegates at the point where it was interrupted.

14. To minimize disruption of the work of the House of Delegates and all related meetings, all

electronic devices shall be set to vibrate.

15. These Convention Rules shall be amended or suspended by a two-thirds vote of the House.

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Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors

President .................................................................................Debra Allen, MSN, RN

The President, elected at each odd-year convention, serves for a two-year term.

• Presides at Board of Directors’ meeting and the MNA House of Delegates

• Represents the Association in all official matters

• Serves as a representative to the American NursesAssociation Membership Assembly

• Appoints committees and the members of same with the approval of the Board of Directors

• Keeps the Board of Directors informed on matters of importance to the Association

• Reports activities of the Board of Directors to the Membership

Vice President .......................................................................... Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

The Vice President, elected at each even-year convention, serves for a two-year term. The Vice

President is responsible for activities related to membership which includes, but is not limited

to, recruitment, retention, and member services. Additionally, the Vice President presides in the

absence of the President.

Secretary ................................... Johnnie Sue Wijewardane, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

The Secretary, elected at each even-year convention, serves for a two-year term. The Secretary

is responsible for record keeping and reporting of meetings to MNA; embossing signature as

required on documents to meet official requirements; and performing other duties as is usual and

customary to the office.

Treasurer ...................................................................Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC

The Treasurer, elected at each odd-year convention, serves for a two-year term. The Treasurer

works with the Finance Committee and the Executive Director in running the financial affairs of

the Association.

Director, Council on Advanced Practice ....................... Shonda Phelon, DNP, RN, FNP-BC,

PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

The Director of the Council on Advanced Practice, elected at each even-year convention, serves

for a two-year term. The Director shall be concerned with issues related to the advanced practice

nurse including federal and state legislation and government policy, scope and standards of

advanced practice nursing and the ethical and legal aspects of advanced practice nursing.

Director, Council on Health Affairs.....................Alena Lester, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ONP-C

The Director of the Council on Health Affairs, elected at each even-year convention, serves for a

two-year term. The Council on Health Affairs is responsible for assisting with activities relating to:

the relevant, scientific and educational development and changes in health needs and practices

and delivery systems; state and national affairs, legislation, and policies; and serves as liaison

with other health organizations for the advancement of health care.

Director, Council on Nursing Education ..................................Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

The Director of the Council on Nursing Education, elected at each odd-year convention, serves

for a two-year term. This Council is specifically responsible for recommending continuing

education policy and revisions to the Board of Directors. The Director is responsible for meeting

with the Provider Unit, a standing committee under the Council on Nursing Education.

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Director, Council on Nursing Practice ................................Debra Rhinewalt, BSN, CHPN

The Director of the Council on Nursing Practice, elected at each even-year convention, serves

for a two-year term. The Director shall be concerned with advancing the practice of nursing

which relate to the scope of standards of nursing practice; the ethical and legal aspects of nursing

practice; the practice of individual nurses; and the trends for improvement of health care with

nursing practice implications.

Director, Council on Nursing Research ...............................Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE

The Director of the Council on Nursing Research, elected at each even-year convention, serves

for a two-year term. This Council is concerned with advancing the profession of nursing through

MNA sponsored activities which relate to the improvement of health care; social, scientific,

and educational changes in health needs; protection of human subjects through established

standards, and methods in research; research promotions; and the development of theory and

dissemination of findings.

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs .....................Deloris Slade, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

The Director of the Council on Organizational Affairs, elected at each odd-year convention,

serves for a two-year term. The Council on Organizational Affairs is responsible for assisting

with activities that relate to the growth and maintenance of the organization including the Annual

Convention. The Council is composed of the committees on Bylaws, Convention Planning, and

Awards.

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Candidates for MNA Board of Directors

The House of Delegates for the 108th Mississippi NursesAssociation Convention will elect two

Board officers, two Council Directors, and three members of the Committee on Nominations

during the one-day session, Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The delegates will elect the President,

Treasurer, and Directors for the Councils on Nursing Education, and Organizational Affairs. Seven

candidates have declared for the MNA Board of Directors. Nominations may also be made from

the floor.

President

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN ....................................................................................................(District 13)

Treasurer

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC......................................................................................(District 13)

Director, Council on Education

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN...............................................................................................(District 02)

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, MSN, RN....................................................................................(District 07)

Tearsanee Davis, DNP, FNP-BC...................................................................................... (District 13)

Committee on Nominations

Michelle Burns, MSN, RN................................................................................................(District 13)

Mary Elizabeth Pounders, FNP-C, ENP-C, WCC..............................................................(District 25)

The Board positions shall each serve a term of office for two years. He/she will assume the duties

of the position at the close of the annual HOD meeting.

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POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

Biographical Profile:

Statement of Intent:

Dr. Tonya Moore is a motivated professional with 24 years of nursing

experience. She is a proven leader, collaborator, and strategic partner.

Dr. Moore has a track record of success in creating and expanding

programs to achieve organizational goals. She is completing a second

term as Vice President for MNA Board of Directors. Immediately

prior to serving as Vice President, she served as Secretary. Dr. Moore

has also served as president of MNA District 13 and lead efforts to

increase membership by more than 100 members, improved the

operational budget by more than $6,000, and instituted the first online

electronic voting process in 2008. Additionally, Dr. Moore has

served as a delegate at the state and national levels. She is a member

of the Mississippi Rural Health Association and Mississippi Telehealth

Association. Dr. Moore currently serves as the Administrator for

Community Health Services at UMMC.

As President, I pledge to continue to work collaboratively and

responsibly with the MNA’s Board of Directors, Executive Director

and other key stakeholders to resolve matters affecting the nursing

profession.

During the next two years as President, I will work tirelessly to…

• lead MNA’s Board of Directors in effective decision making and

action related to nursing issues while considering all areas of

concern, risk and benefits

• lead MNA’s Board of Directors in execution of value-added

programs and events

• support MNA’s Executive Director in creating and sustaining

strategic partnerships

In terms of demonstrated leadership and collaboration, I’ve served

on MNA’s Board of Directors since 2015 as a two-term Vice President

and Secretary. Additionally, I’ve served as president of MNA District

13, chairperson of MNA’s Developing Nurse Leader program, member

of search committees for Executive Director of MNA [2012], and

(twice) for the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of

Nursing Dean Search [2019 & 2010]. Service on many councils and

boards include: an inaugural member of the Board of Directors for

the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Health Research, and Education

Foundation (2009) where I served two consecutive terms. As a lifelong

learner, I earned a doctor of philosophy degree in nursing research

from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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POSITION OF TREASURER

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

I am a leader that Mississippi nurses will be proud to name president.

My talents and commitment to nursing earned recognition in

several distinguished and respected organizations. Among those, in

Mississippi, I received the 2019 Myrlie Evers-Williams Minority Health

Leader Award; I was named as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s

2013 Top 40 Under 40 and 2012 Healthcare Hero.

Additional awards include the 2009 Nurse of the Year for the

University of Mississippi Health Care and the 2008 Nurse in Non-

Traditional Setting of the Year by the Mississippi NursesAssociation

and Mississippi Nurses Foundation. Nationally, I received the Best in

Nursing - Award of Excellence bestowed in 2017 by the American

Health Council and in 2011 I was recognized as a 2011 Up and Comer,

one of 12 people in the United States chosen by Modern Healthcare

magazine.

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC

Biographical Profile: Dr. Carl Mangum is running for Treasurer of MNA. He served as

Treasurer for the past two years and as Vice-President of MNA from

2007 to 2011. He also served on the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation

of Mississippi, Professional Advisory Board and the Board of Directors.

Dr. Mangum has taught nursing for 19 years at UMMC and worked at

Mississippi State Hospital prior to his work at UMMC. He has three

daughters-in-law who are Registered Nurses, two here in Mississippi.

He has many reasons to see nurses in this state and MNA succeed. The

financial stability is paramount for a successful association. Dr. Mangum

will do what it takes to keep the association on solid footing financially.

Statement of Intent:

I am Carl Mangum and I am running for re-election as Treasurer

of MNA. I have many reasons to see nurses in this state and this

association succeed. My three daughters-in-law are Registered Nurses,

two here in Mississippi. The financial stability is paramount for a

successful association. I will do what it takes to keep the association on

solid footing financially.

Goal 1: Review all financial documents in a timely manner.

Goal 2: Assist the Board of Directors in making sound financial

decisions.

Goal 3: Support the nurses in Mississippi no matter their level of

service for promoting healthy living and disease treatment.

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I bring many years of experience to nursing here in Mississippi. I

have served in several different levels at the state and national levels.

I have worked as a staff nurse, supervisor, nurse manager, and nurse

practitioner and I understand the issues facing us. I will work with you

to try to solve issues and move us forward.

I would be proud to continue serve as your Treasurer.

POSITION OF DIRECTOR, COUNCIL ON NURSING EDUCATION

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

Biographical Profile: Dr. Tomekia Luckett, an assistant professor of nursing at William Carey

University, has been an active member of MNA for greater than 5 years.

As an active member, she has served MNA in a number of capacities

to include: Director, Council on Nursing Education, member at large,

District Seven Executive Board Member, and council member on the

Nursing Research Committee. Further, Dr. Luckett strives to embrace

in clinical practice and nursing education the MNA core values of

advocacy, education, research, and partnership.

Dr. Luckett has been a recipient of a number of awards, and recognition

throughout her tenure in nursing and nursing education. Her

illustrious nursing career has mixed clinical practice, education and

administration. Dr. Luckett’s breadth of knowledge in clinical practice

and nursing education through teaching across all levels of nursing

education provides a unique mixture of experience suited for the

position of Director of the Council on Nursing Education.

Statement of Intent:

I would consider it an honor to serve as Director, Council on Nursing

Education. As a nurse and nurse educator, I bring a wealth of

knowledge and experience to the position that would be invaluable

to MNA. I have taught in a variety of nursing education programs

from licensed practical nursing through doctoral. These experiences

have well-equipped me and provided me with an understanding of

the social, scientific, and educational changes of today and tomorrow.

Further, I have served MNA in a number of capacities to include:

member at large, District Seven Executive Board Member, and Council

on Nursing Research. I would be honored to continue to serve MNA and

the nurses of Mississippi through the position of Director, Council on

Nursing Education.

My goal for MNA and nursing is for unity among nurses, and that

we will all embrace the MNA core values of advocacy, education,

research, and partnership. The voice for Mississippi nurses must be

strong, and articulate in order to facilitate these core values across the

state of Mississippi and country. I am committed to bringing nursing

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excellence to Mississippi nurses through the Council on Nursing

Education. Election to MNA, Director, Council on Nursing Education

would provide me the opportunity to serve and support the interests

of Mississippi nurses, and nurse educators through the promotion of

nursing excellence. Sincerest thanks for considering my candidacy.

POSITION OF DIRECTOR, COUNCIL ON ORGANIZATIONAL AFFAIRS

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, MSN, RN

Biographical Profile: Sandra (Sandi) Arnold is a registered nurse from Petal, MS. She is

employed at Hattiesburg Clinic as the Director of Clinical Education

and has previously served as MNA Director of the Council on Nursing

Practice from 2011 through 2015 and MNA Secretary from 2015 through

2018.

During her nursing career of 35 years, Sandi has been employed at

Rush Hospital in Meridian, MS; St. David’s Community Hospital in

Austin, Texas; and at Hattiesburg Clinic in Hattiesburg, MS. She has

served as a staff nurse, nurse manager, satellite director, and in her

current position as director of clinical education. She started her

nursing career with an ADN from Meridian Community College and

then received a BSN and later an MSN in education from William Carey

University.

Sandi’s professional affiliations include MNA, Sigma Theta Tau -

Upsilon Theta Chapter, National League for Nursing, Medical Group

Management Association, the Nurse Advisory Council for William

Carey University and Pearl River Community College and the National

Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). In addition, she

serves as vice president of a local Breast Cancer Awareness Team

(BCAT). She is also a member of Carterville Baptist Church in Petal,

Mississippi, where she and her husband, Ricky serve on several

committees.

Statement of Intent:

In my previous years as serving as an officer on the MNA Board of

Directors, I was granted the opportunity to serve the nurses of our

state, which became a vital part of my nursing career. I feel I have a

thorough understanding of how each position on the MNA Board plays

an essential role in the successful accomplishments of the organization

as a whole. It is my desire to serve you by asking for your support as I

run for the position of Director of the Council on Organizational Affairs.

As Director of Organizational Affairs of MNA, I pledge to work closely

with the Board members, Executive Director and the office staff. I would

appreciate the opportunity to lead the organizational affairs associated

with the Mississippi NursesAssociation and engage our colleagues

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throughout the state as we continue to grow. I am willing to give my

full support for the Committee on Bylaws, Policies, and Resolutions,

the Committee on Convention Planning and the Committee on Awards

and Recognitions. Over the past seven years, I have worked closely

with previous Directors of Organizational Affairs and feel I have an

understanding of the responsibilities associated with this Board

position. My goal is to help grow and maintain MNA’s membership

by attracting the number of professional nurses and vendors to

Convention and other MNA events throughout the year.

If elected, I will serve MNA in a positive professional manner, and I will

render my best services to accomplish the tasks assigned to me. Thank

you for your support and involvement in MNA, for you are truly the

voice of MNA, and together we can make a difference. I hope you will

consider giving me the privilege to serve as Director of the Council

on Organizational Affairs of MNA. If you have any questions before the

election, please feel free to contact me.

Tearsanee Davis, DNP, FNP-BC

Biographical Profile: Tearsanee Davis is the Director of Clinical and Advanced Practice

Operations for the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi

Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. With over 20 years of nursing

experience, she has worked in various healthcare settings which

include private practice, community health, emergency medicine, and

academia. She is a member of many national organizations and serves

on various committees in the community. Dr. Davis has been a member

and the Director of the Council on Organization Affairs and has also

served as the Director of the Council on Nursing Practice for MNA.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of

Southern Mississippi, Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from Alcorn

State University, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University

of Alabama at Birmingham.

Statement of Intent:

As a member of MNA for over 15 years, I have seen the organization

grow exponentially. MNA is an organization with great power in its

membership. It is a pillar of the nursing community as it supports

initiatives that not only advance the profession of nursing, but protects

the public through practice, education, and policy. As the Director of

the Council on Organizational Affairs, I will be committed to leading a

team of diverse individuals as we manage the bylaws and plan events

that bring awareness to the agenda of the organization and provide

a vast array of educational offerings to its constituents. It is my belief

that service should be fun. It should be inspiring and invigorating, and

should drive positive change. In my previous roles on the MNA Board

of Directors, I would like to believe that I have been a motivating force,

making contributions to the business decisions and activity of the

organization in a thoughtful and deliberate manner. I am approachable

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COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

and inclusive by nature and will work to insert those qualities into the

minds of members and future members as they think of MNA. Times are

changing and as much as we may not want to change, we must evolve

as well. It is my intent to serve MNA and its membership with all I have

to organize events that meet the needs of and exceed the expectations

of all who partake. It would be an extreme honor to be elected as the

new Director of the Council on Organizational Affairs.

Michelle Burns, MSN, RN

Biographical Profile: Michelle Burns has served on the MNA Board of Directors as Secretary

for four years, and has also served on the Nominations Committee. She

believes in the work MNA does to promote nursing and the profession

of nursing in the state, and if elected, will work closely with the

Nominations Chair and the Executive Director to fulfill the requirements

of the position to align with the mission and vision of MNA. Her position

as the Education and Quality Improvement Manager with Alliant Health

Solutions gives her the opportunity to meet and collaborate with

healthcare providers across the state. She has also been adjunct faculty

and a visiting professor with two online RN to BSN nursing programs for

seven years. Michelle would be honored to serve in this position as we

work together to enhance our profession of nursing in Mississippi.

Statement of Intent:

My name is Michelle Burns. I am currently the Education and Quality

Improvement Manager with Alliant Health Solutions. In this role, I am

responsible for provider support for the healthcare providers across

the state who serve Fee-for Service Medicaid beneficiaries. I am also

responsible for monitoring program integrity and quality measures for

the utilization management and prior authorizations for the services

that Alliant Health Solutions is contracted to perform with the Division

of Medicaid.

During my professional nursing career, I have had the opportunity to

serve as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Nurses

Association for four years, so I know our organization is enhanced by

having terrific leaders from all types of backgrounds and experiences.

I have served on the nominations committee in the past, so if elected

for another term, I will strive to serve with the same passion and

enthusiasm that has enabled our organization to serve as a model

nursing organization to other states. It would be an honor to serve the

nurses of our state and help MNA as it promotes professional nursing

and advocates for the patients in our state.

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Mary Elizabeth Pounders, FNP-C, ENP-C, WCC

Biographical Profile: In thirteen years of healthcare experience, Mary Elizabeth Pounders

has fostered a love for nursing. Through mentorship and preceptorship,

training new nurse practitioners has become her passion. As a nurse

practitioner, she is board certified in family and emergency medicine,

as well as wound care, and is currently working toward a Doctor of

Nursing Practice. Mary is licensed in Mississippi, and proud to serve

our great state.

Ms. Pounders’ professional memberships include Mississippi Nurses

Association, Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners, American

NursesAssociation, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and

the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, where she

serves on the marketing and membership committees. She also assists

and lectures with the ENP Fellowship program at Magnolia Regional

Health Center. Mary is confident that her knowledge and experience

will benefit the efforts of MNA, and look forward to representing the

hardworking caretakers in our state.

Statement of Intent:

The Mississippi NursesAssociation has paved the way for nurses to

provide safe, quality care for patients in our state. With thirteen years’

experience, I am passionate about the nursing field. I have special

interest in advanced practice nursing, specifically training new nurse

practitioners. While I am proud of the progress we have made through

the Political Action Committee, I know that there remains much work to

be done. We as nurses must remain unified in our efforts, and advocate

for our profession to meet the healthcare needs of Mississippians. The

issues that we as a state face seem daunting: we stand with some of

the highest rates of diabetes, obesity, infant mortality, cardiovascular

disease, and mental health disparities nationwide. However, I believe

that we can do better, that our patients deserve better. That is why it is

so important to be involved in organizations like MNA who are leading

the charge on behalf of nurses, and those we serve.

Holding an elected position within Mississippi NursesAssociation

would be an honor, and a privilege. While I am aware of many of the

issues at hand, it is my desire to increase my own knowledge, and

have the opportunity to create change. If elected to the Committee

on Nominations, it is my promise to do all that I can to further the

mission and values of MNA, and its members. By nominating capable,

motivated, and knowledgeable nurses, we as an organization will

continue to lead the way for nurses in our state to provide patient

centered care, thereby improving outcomes statewide. I look forward to

serving our organization, our members, and our state.

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Let’s Start Asking . . .

MISSISSIPPI NURSES FOUNDATION

Amazing

Silent

Auction

Wednesday, October 23rd – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 24th – 8 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Mississippi Nurses Association 2019 Annual Convention

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center - Lobby

All items are welcome!

Game day tickets, collegiate items, spa packages,

vacation getaways, jewelry and so much more!!

All proceeds raised support the mission of the Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) and its dedication to

promoting nursing and better health for citizens of Mississippi. For more information contact MNF at

601.898.0850 or visit www.msnursesfoundation.com.

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2019 CONVENTION SPONSORS

T-SHIRT SPONSOR

LANYARD SPONSOR

WEDNESDAY

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

WEDNESDAY EVENING

RECEPTION SPONSOR

JOINT SESSION

SPONSOR

OUR SPONSORS

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Special Thanks to the

2019 Convention Sponsors & Exhibitors

Abbott

AbbVie

Amgen Biotech

Arkansas State University

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

ATI Testing

Avanir

Baptist Memorial Hospital

Belhaven University

Boston Scientific

BRC Recovery

Brooks Evans-Artist

Calmoseptine

Cardionics

Chamberlain University

Clearview Recovery Center

DCH Health System

Delta State University Robert E. Smith School of Nursing

District 13

Doterra Essential Oils

Education Center School-Art Students

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital

Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi

Forrest General Hospital

Gulf Coast Health Care

Hattiesburg Clinic, PA

Infirmary Health

Joe Mac Hudspeth, Photographer & Author

Herzing University

Hurst Review Services

Kaplan

Laerdal

LHC Group

Lundbeck

Memorial Hospital Gulfport

Merit Health Biloxi

Merit Health Jackson

Methodist Rehabilitation Center

Millenium Health

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Mississippi College

Mississippi Insurance Department

Mississippi Nurses Foundation

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

Mississippi Peanut Growers Association

Mississippi State Medical Association

Mississippi Tobacco Quitline

Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi Vein Institute, LLC

MSMA

Molina Healthcare

Molnlycke

MS Association of Student Nurses

MS Board of Pharmacy, MS PMP

MS Division of Medicaid Mede/Analytics

MS State Department of Health Opioid Program

Nelson's Tutoring, LLC

North Mississippi Medical Center, Inc.

North Sunflower Medical Center

Novo Nordisk

Ochsner Health System

Office of Nursing Workforce

Office of Oral Health

Optum

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services

Prime Care Nursing

Pure Nutritional Supplement

Perfumania Gulfport

Qualivis

Relypsa

Regional One Health Firefighters Burn Center

Samford University

Singing River Health System

Southern Behavioral Medicine Associates

Southern Healthcare Agency

Southern New Hampshire University

St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital

The Gideon's International

The Healthcare Staffing Group

The Uniform Outlet

The Unique Boutique

The University of Alabama

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Touro Infirmary

Troy University

TruPulse USA

University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing

University of Mississippi Medical Center Alumni

Association

University of Mississippi School of Nursing

US Navy Recruiting

USM College of Nursing & Health Professions

Walgreens

William Carey University - College of Health Sciences

Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott

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Special Thanks

to the Provider Unit Committee and the Convention Planning Committee

for working so diligently to make the 2019 Annual Convention

the BEST ever!

Provider Unit Committee

Director, Council on Nursing Education:

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

Chairpersons:

Marilyn Ellis, MSN, ANP-BC

Deloris Slade, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Members:

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN

Mary Helen Connor, BSN, MPH, MCHES

Becky Dorough, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Anne Everett, PhD, RN

Robbie Jones, MSN, NP-C, ADM-BC

Bettye Logan, MSN, RN, CFNP

Lora Jenkins-Lonidier, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC,

FNP-BC, CCRN

Cynthia Luther, PhD, AGNP, FNP

Tammie McCoy, PhD, RN

Mary McNair, PhD, RN

LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC

Convention Planning Committee

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs:

Deloris Slade, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Chairperson:

Teresa Stanford, DNP, RN, FNP

Members:

Michelle Atkinson, DNP, RN

Bess Blackwell, MSN, RN

Sandra Coleman, RN

Mary Crump, RN

Becky Dorough, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Anne Everett, PhD, RN

Teresa Hamill, DNP, FNP-BC

Sarah Howell, MSN, RN

Alicia Ishee, BSN

Alice Messer, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

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Board Members 2019-2020

Executive Committee

Dana Walker, DNP, RN

President

Itawamba Community

College

Turry Flucker, MA

Treasurer

Mississippi Arts Commission

Betty Young-Cryer, RN,

MSN, NE-BC, CRRN

Vice President

Anderson Regional Medical

Center

Melissa Temple, PhD, MSN,

RN

Secretary

Southwest Mississippi

Community College

At Large Members

Ann Barnes, RN, BSN

At Large

Prime Care Nursing

Steve Brantley, MHSA, M.Ed.

At Large

Complete Physical Therapy

Terry G. Coffey, M.Ed.

At Large

Retired Educator

Audwin Fletcher, PhD, FNP,

FAAN

At Large

UMMC School of Nursing

Bobbie W. Loveless, DNP,

RN, CNE

At Large

Western Governors University

Alicia Lundstrom, PhD, RN,

CNE

At Large

William Carey University

Olivia Martin, BA, M.Ed.

At Large

President, LivMore Consulting

Donna Pritchard, MSN, RN,

FNP-BC

At Large

North Mississippi Medical

Center

Amy Walker, MSN, FNP-BC

At Large

Delta Regional Medical

Center

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Georgia B. Hall Award of Excellence $500

Submission deadline is November 15, 2019

Open date - September 1st

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation

Scholarships and Stipends for 2019/2020

Hiawatha and Eunice Northington Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Submission deadline is November 22, 2019

Open date - October 1st

Arthur L. Davis Scholarly Writing $1,000

Submission deadline is December 6, 2019

Open date - October 1st

Brantley-Fletcher Award of Hope Book Scholarship $250

Submission deadline is December 13, 2019

Open date - October 1st

Nurse Oneita Dongieux Scholarship $500

Submission deadline is February 7, 2020

Open date - December 1st

Betty Dickson Health Policy Scholarship up to $2,000

Submission deadline is February 7, 2020

Open date - December 1st

Martha Douglas Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Submission deadline is February 14, 2020

Open date - December 1st

MNF School of Nursing Scholarship $1,000

Submission deadline is March 16, 2020 – Contact your School of Nursing

Open date - January 1st

Car Tag Stipends $5,000

Submission deadline is June 12, 2020

Open date - April 1st

Eileen S. & Earl C. Whittemore Advance Practice/Nurse Practitioner Scholarship $2,500

Submission deadline is July 10, 2020

Open date - May 1st

MS Nurses Foundation PhD Research Grants up to $10,000

Submission deadline is July 10, 2020

Open date - May 1st

Please visit www.msnursesfoundation.com or call (601) 898-0850 for additional information.

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SAVE THE DATE

MNF Brick Garden Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation will host its Brick Garden Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2020 during Nurses Week at the Mississippi Center for

Nursing in Madison.

Don’t miss an opportunity to pay tribute to someone or an organization by

purchasing a brick “in honor” or “in memory” and having it engraved and

placed in the Mary E. Stainton Center for Nursing Garden.

Call MNF at 601-898-0850 or email kdorr@msnurses.org for more details

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Coffee Club Application

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation Coffee Club was started in April 2009 with the support of Dr. Kim Hoover, Dean of the

University of MS School of Nursing, with her donation for MNF daily operations. The coffee club recognizes individuals who

donate between $300- $5,000 or more to the Foundation.

You can join today with a monthly donation of $25.00 to the Nurses Foundation. Please select your level of support for

membership into the Mississippi Nurses Foundation Coffee Club. Bank draft and credit card monthly donations will

automatically renew every 12 months unless notified by the donor.

______ Espresso Level

$4,000 to $5,000–Two packages of MNF signature coffee and two

coffee mugs, four tickets to all upcoming events sponsored by the

Foundation, recognition at MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition on

MNF’s website, newsletter, recognition at the Mississippi Nurses

Association Annual Convention and a 4” X 8” engraved brick in

the Mary E. Stainton Center for Nursing Garden.

______Cappuccino Level

$2,000 to $3,999–Two packages of MNF signature coffee and two

coffee mugs, two tickets to all upcoming events sponsored by the

Foundation, recognition at MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition

on MNF’s website, newsletter and recognition at the Mississippi

Nurses Association Annual Convention.

______Mocha Level

$500 to $1,999–One package of MNF signature coffee and coffee

mug, two tickets to one of MNF’s sponsored events, recognition at

MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter

and recognition at the Mississippi Nurses Association Annual

Convention.

______ Coffee Level

$300 to $499–One package of MNF signature coffee and coffee

mug, a ticket to one of MNF’s sponsored events, recognition at

MNF’s Philanthropy Day, recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter,

and recognition at the Mississippi Nurses Association Annual

Convention.

______No, I cannot join the Coffee Club but I will give

a donation to support the MS Nurses Foundation.

( ) $25 ( ) $50 ( ) $75 ( ) $100

( ) $150 ( ) $200 ( ) $250

Name

Address

City

State

Phone: Home

Cell

Email address

Please print

Zip

Method of Payment

Credit Card # Exp. Date 3 digit code/back of card Amount

( ) Amex ( ) MasterCard ( ) Visa

( ) Bank Draft 1st or 15th (circle one) Amount per month Month to start

Send a voided check to the MS Nurses Foundation

( ) One time payment for yearly membership

Please include check or money order and mail it to the MS Nurses Foundation

( ) DONATE ONLINE at www.msnursesfoundation.com

Your tax deductible donation to the Coffee Club will help support the Nurses Foundation in its daily operations of carrying

out its mission of raising, accepting and dispersing charitable donations to promote professional nursing and better health in

Mississippi. Sponsored events exclude the Nightingale Awards Gala.

Mississippi Nurses Foundation 31 Woodgreen Place Madison, MS 39110 Phone: (601) 898-0850 Fax: (601) 898-0190

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MNF Staff

Rosalyn Howard, Executive Director

rhoward@msnurses.org

Rosalyn Howard is the Chief Executive Officer of the foundation. She is responsible for securing

funds in all areas of development to include MNFs annual fund, special events, planned giving

and major donor activities. She implements policies and procedures approved by the board

of trustees. She manages the foundation and hires staff to support the work of MNF. Rosalyn

conducts presentations on behalf of the foundation to award nursing scholarships and to promote

the professional image of nursing.

Kasey Dorr, Director of Operations

kdorr@msnurses.org

Kasey Dorr assists the executive director in daily executive functions. She is responsible for

monthly bank drafts, following up with donors, receiving and depositing MNF donations, editing

the foundation’s newsletter, and sending mail-outs from MNF. She serves as the lead contact

person for the Nightingale Awards. Kasey supports the Accreditation Administrator with MNF

Continuing Education applications and MNFs Board of Trustees when needed.

Susan Hart, CE Accreditation Administrator

Dr.susanhart@gmail.com

Susan Hart is responsible for managing the continuing education division of MNF. She

communicates and teaches the continuing education process to nurses and healthcare

organizations. She is also responsible for reviewing CE applications, and making

recommendations for Approved Provider status. Susan works closely with the Approver Unit

members and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation to stay

abreast of any continuing education changes and updates.

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MNA Board of Directors

Debra Allen, MSN, RN

President

dallen@deltastate.edu

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

Vice President

tonyamoore2010@gmail.com

Johnnie Sue Wijewardane, PhD, APRN,

FNP-BC, FAANP

Secretary

jwijewardana@umc.edu

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP

Treasurer

cmangum@umc.edu

Shonda Phelon, DNP, RN, FNP-BC,

PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

Council on Advanced Practice

shondaphelon@msn.com

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

Council on Nursing Education

tluckett@wmcarey.edu

Alena Lester, DNP, APRN,

FNP-C, ONP-C

Council on Health Affairs

aalester@muw.edu

Debra Rhinewalt, BSN, CHPN

Council on Nursing Practice

debra.rhinewalt@bmhcc.org

Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE

Council on Nursing Research

akrebs@wemcarey.edu

Deloris Slade, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Council on Organizational Affairs

delorisslade@aol.com

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

tmalone@msnurses.org

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MNA District Presidents

DNA 1

Brenda Collins, MSN, RN, NP-C

bcollins@alcorn.edu

DNA 2

Tammy Livingston, MSN, RN

tlivingston@kdmc.org

DNA 5

Deborah Mauffray, RN, CWOCN

debmauffray@gmail.com

DNA 6

Renee Burnsed, PhD, RN

rene1461@yahoo.com

DNA 7

Linda Holmes, MSN, RN-BC

lholmes@forrestgeneral.com

DNA 8

Emily Phillips, MSN, RN, FNP

emily.phillips@jcjc.edu

DNA 11

Teresa Windham, BSN, RN

twindhamdon@yahoo.com

DNA 12

Debbie Hoover, DNP, FNP-BC

debbie_0401@yahoo.com

DNA 13

Beverly Oliver, MSN, FNP-BC

oliver59beverly@icloud.com

DNA 15

Cassandra Gibbs, BSN, RN

cassie39365@yahoo.com

DNA 16

Linda Todd, MS, BS, RN

ltodd@bellsouth.net

DNA 18

Sally Pearson, DNP, FNP-BC

shpearson@muw.edu

DNA 21

Kaffie Burns-Denley,

eiffak67@yahoo.com

DNA 23

Shelby Polk, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE

spolk@deltastate.edu

DNA 25

Robbie Jones, NP-C, ADM-BC

rljones8001@gmail.com

DNA 28

Phyllis Chambers, DNP, RN

phyllischambers960@gmail.com

DNA 31

Morgan Walter, BSN, RN

mdwalter1@gmail.com

DNA 32

Elizabeth Overstreet, DNP, NP-C

julynoverstreet@yahoo.com

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MNA Staff

Teresa Malone, Executive Director

tmalone@msnurses.org

Teresa Malone is the chief executive officer of the association. She is the liaison with the MNA

Board and is responsible for carrying out the goals and objectives of the association, for

management of the organization and for representing the association with other organizations,

public officials, the media, and the public. She is responsible for hiring and managing a staff to

carry out the work of the association.

Dana Walker, Director of Events and Marketing

dwalker@msnurses.org

Dana is responsible for planning and organizing special events and continuing education

activities. She is the point of contact for questions regarding program and workshop schedules,

CE contact hours, event registration, or to become a speaker for continuing education programs.

She is also responsible for coordinating news releases and media relations. Dana supports

the activities of the Council on Nursing Education, the MNA Provider Unit, the Council on

Organizational Affairs, and the Council on Nursing Practice.

Deborah Norman, Finance Administrator / Membership Coordinator

dnorman@msnurses.org

Deborah is responsible for all financial transactions including posting for membership dues,

special events, and continuing education activities. She is also the Membership Coordinator and

is the point of contact for any membership questions, changes, renewals, updates, etc. Deborah

also supports the District Presidents with current membership information for each district.

Dionne Inman, Advanced Practice Coordinator / Publishing Coordinator

dinman@msnurses.org

Dionne is responsible for working with the Director of the Council on Advanced Practice Nursing

to support activities relating to Nurse Practitioners. Dionne is coordinator of the quarterly

newspaper—The Mississippi RN and creates the E-newsletter—Members Only. She also creates

the convention & conference preview guides, books, brochures, district emails, and uploads

information to the MNA website. She is the site administrator for the Cisco Webex Event Center.

LaGina Walker, Executive Assistant

lwalker@msnurses.org

LaGina Walker is the assistant to the Executive Director, she monitors legislative issues that

pertain to health affairs and circulates legislative updates, prepares for Board meetings, special

events, and assists with other executive functions. LaGina assists with the management of the

office information systems, and is responsible for disseminating new membership packets,

membership renewals, and continuing education activities.

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