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Mississippi nurses’ Association

2013

Annual Convention

October 22-25, 2013

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Mississippi Nurses on the Hunt:

■ Cure

■ Safety

■ Prevention

■ Research

■ Education

■ Wellness

■ Evidence Based Practice


2013 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

Table of Contents

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

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

3. Dates to Remember ..................................................................7

4. Convention Schedule Overview ........................................................9

5. Convention CE Agenda .............................................................10

6. Keynote Luncheon Speaker, Marc Fomby ...............................................19

General Session Speaker, Dan Stockdale ................................................19

7. House of Delegates Agenda ..........................................................21

8. Convention Policies and Procedures ....................................................25

HOD Rules and Procedures

9. Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors ..........................................27

10. Candidates for MNA Board of Directors ................................................29

11. Research Round Table Discussion .....................................................36

12. Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon Speaker, Dr. Ann Scott Blouin .................................37

General Luncheon Speaker, Martin Willoughby ..........................................37

13. Captain Pete Dinner Cruise ...........................................................38

14. 2013 Convention Sponsors ...........................................................39

15. 2013 Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors ...............................................45

16. MNA Political Action Committee .....................................................46

17. MNA Membership Application .......................................................47

18. MNA Convention Planning and Provider Unit Committees ................................49

19. MNF Board of Directors .............................................................51

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

20. MNF Scholarships and Stipends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

22. MNF Coffee Club Application ........................................................58

23. MNF Staff ........................................................................59

24. MNA Board of Directors ............................................................60

25. MNA District Presidents ............................................................61

26. District Map ......................................................................62

27. MNA Staff .......................................................................63

28. Layout of Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center ................................64

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Nursing Colleagues,

Welcome to the Mississippi NursesAssociation’s 102 nd Annual Convention! Mississippi Nurses on the Hunt

will be as colorful as it is enriching to our profession. I hope all of you will join us Wednesday morning for our

Opening Session. We are delighted that the Honorable A.J. Holloway, Mayor of Biloxi will join us during this

special event.

This year’s Convention begins on October 22 nd with a dynamic Pre-Convention Session, The Use of

Motivational Interviewing with Tobacco Users in the Healthcare Setting, sponsored by the Mississippi

Nurses’ Foundation. On Wednesday, October 23 rd , we move to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention

Center for more exciting opportunities to learn from experts on a variety of subjects. The House of Delegates

will also convene on Wednesday. The decisions made during this year’s House of Delegates will be instrumental

in moving MNA forward. Delegates will elect four MNA Board positions: President; Vice-President; Director,

Council on Nursing Education; Director, Council on Organizational Affairs; and three members of the

Committee on Nominations.

We are thrilled to announce that nationally recognized professional trainer and prevention specialist,

Marc Fomby, will be our keynote speaker on Wednesday. You don’t want to miss Marc’s keynote address,

Fighting Winged Monkeys: Staying Focused On Your Purpose.

This year’s Convention also provides many opportunities for you to network with your colleagues as well as

exhibitors. The University of Mississippi Nursing Alumni Chapter will host a reception for MNA Convention

attendees. In addition, don’t miss the opportunity to go Crusin’ Camo Style on the Captain Pete for a fun-filled

evening on the beautiful Mississippi Coast. We’ve also expanded the exhibit hall hours to allow you ample time

to interact with the many exhibitors at the Convention.

Thank you for being a part of MNA’s 102 nd Annual Convention! We hope that it will be an important event

in enhancing your career and your profession.

Sincerely,

Gayle P. Harrell, NP-C, CWC

President

MNA Board of Directors

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Hello Everyone,

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

We are confident that you will find the Convention provides a unique blend of opportunities to

advance your professional knowledge through participation in plenary and luncheon sessions, as well as more

informal networking events.

We are pleased to announce that throughout your time at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention

Center, you will have access to a Wi-Fi Zone made available by the generous support of the Mississippi Office

of Nursing Workforce. Session evaluations and corresponding continuing education certificates will be made

available on-line following the conclusion of the Convention, and also for your convenience, a mobile app,

sponsored by McCraney, Montagent, Quin & Noble PLLC, will provide you information on the Convention’s

schedule, events, presenters, vendors, and sponsors.

I encourage you to take advantage of all the Convention has to offer. We are committed to making your

experience at the Convention a memorable one. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way while you

are at the Convention. Thank you again for coming and for your support of MNA!

Sincerely,

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

Mississippi NursesAssociation

Mississippi Nurses on the Hunt:

• Cure

• Safety

• Prevention

• Research

• Education

• Wellness

• Evidence Based Practice

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Be Bold With Lean Beef!

Eating Lean Beef Daily Can Help Lower Cholesterol

As Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

The latest research on heart health and lean beef presents a new way of thinking:

lean beef can be part of a solution

to one of America’s greatest health

challenges. A study published in the American

Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated

that a diet including lean beef every

day is as effective in lowering total and LDL “bad” cholesterol as the gold standard

heart-healthy diet (DASH, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension).

The BOLD study is the latest addition to a body of evidence that supports including lean

beef in a heart-healthy diet. To learn more about this study, please visit Beef Nutrition.org.

America’s favorite beef cuts are leaner than ever before. Now 29 cuts of beef meet

government guidelines for lean.

For great BEEF recipes and nutrition information go to:

www.msbeef.org

Mississippi Beef Council

680 Monroe St. Suite A • Jackson, MS 39202

(601) 353-4520

Sponsored by Mississippi’s Beef Producers through the Beef Checkoff Program

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Dates to Remember

• October 26, 2013: Biloxi, MS DOT FMCSA Training

• November 9, 2013: Cleveland, MS DOT FMCSA Training

• November 9, 2013: Meridian, MS DOT FMCSA Training

• November 11-20, 2013: Reflections of Italy Tour

• November 16, 2013: Southaven, MS DOT FMCSA Training

• December 5-6, 2013: Controlled Substances Workshop

• January 28, 2014: Legislative Summit

• RN & APRN Day at the Capitol! (TBA)

• March 3, 2014: MNA & MNF Nightingale Awards Gala

• March 16-25, 2014: Shades of Ireland Tour

• April 11-12, 2014: Advanced Practice Spring Conference, Mobile, AL

• October 21-24, 2014: MNA Annual Convention, Biloxi, MS

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

The Call For Speakers is now open for 2014:

APRN Spring Conference, April 2014

MNA’s Annual Convention, October 2014

Please contact Dana Walker

dwalker@msnurses.org for speakers forms.

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Convention Schedule Overview

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Beau Rivage Resort

12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Registration

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-Convention Session

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Opening Session

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. House of Delegates

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon

2:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. House of Delegates

2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. UMMC Alumni Reception

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. District Presidents’ Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon

12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. General Luncheon

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Research Round Table Discussion

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Captain Pete Dinner Cruise (Boarding Time: 6:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast

7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. General Session

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Concurrent Sessions

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. APRN Luncheon

1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Controlled Substances Update

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. APRN Incredible Dinner with AbbVie Pharmaceuticals,

Location – Mary Mahoney’s

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. APRN Incredible Dinner with Amgen Scientific Affairs,

Metabolic Bone, Location – TBA

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. APRN Incredible Dinner with Life Support Medical,

Location – TBA

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102nd Annual Convention CE Agenda

Mississippi Nurses on the Hunt:

Cure, Safety, Prevention, Research, Education, Wellness, & Evidence Based Practice

Welcome to MNA’s 102 nd Annual convention! We are excited to have you join Mississippi Nurses on the

Hunt. The Convention Planning Committee and the Provider Unit have assembled a variety of knowledgeable

presenters for this adventurous week. 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.

Accreditation

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

Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Education

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 NursesAssociation 2013

Annual Convention book.

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

1. Attend the entire session.

2. Insure that the official convention name badge is scanned by the CE Coordinator within 15 minutes

of the beginning of each session.

3. Complete the presentation evaluation on-line and receive certificate of attendance.

Disclosures:

Review of CEs found no conflict of interest or other required disclosures unless otherwise given verbally at

individual presentations.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013: Beau Rivage

12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Registration ......................Beau Rivage Resort/Convention Area

(2nd floor behind Casino up the escalator)

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-Convention Session (3.5 c/h) ..................................Azalea AB

• The Use of Motivational Interviewing with Tobacco Users in the Healthcare Setting with

Monica Sutton, PhD

This presentation will define motivation and motivational interviewing, its relevance, and identify

types of evidenced based intervention strategies for tobacco use and dependence.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration ...............................Main Entrance, West Lobby

Coffee Breaks .................................................................E3

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8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Opening Session .................................................. Hall C

• Welcome to the 102 nd MNA Annual Convention!

Presented by: Gayle Harrell, MNA Board President; Teresa Malone, MNA Executive

Director; and A. J. Holloway, Mayor of Biloxi

• The 890 th Engineer Battalion Color Guard from Gulfport, Mississippi will present the flags

and the Long Beach High School Men’s Quartet will sing the National Anthem.

• The Long Beach High School Men’s Quartet, under the direction of Brian Chauncey, is

an award winning group made up of 4 young men from the renowned Long Beach High

School Concert Choir. This group has performed for multiple social, civic and business

groups around the southeast region. They perform various types of music such as Barbershop,

Gospel, Traditional Hymns and Contemporary music arrangements. The members are:

• First Tenor – Jordan Strebeck (Senior)

• Lead – Jonathan LaCourse (Senior)

• Baritone – Benjamin Rorabaugh (Senior)

• Bass – Jonathan Beland (Sophomore)

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. House of Delegates ..................................D5, D6, D7, D8

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.25 c/h)

• Games Children Play—Trends in Youth Behavior with Marc Fomby ..............D2

In this session the participants will identify risk factors relative to suicide awareness and explore

prevention and intervention strategies.

• Hunting for Ways to Cope with Younger – Onset Alzheimer’s Disease with

Sara Murphy, BS, & Stan McCarver, MA . .................................. D3

This session will explain the difference between normal age-related changes versus problematic

(AD) changes, identify steps for a diagnosis of AD, and identify specific coping techniques for

living in the early stages of AD.

• Nursing Leadership for the Career: Exploring the Nurse’s Transition into

Practice with Lanelle Weems, BSN, MSN & Debbie Logan, MHA, RN ............ D4

This session will discuss various transitions to practice models which are best practices.

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10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.25 c/h)

• Sugar and Spice, but not so Nice–Female Adolescent Issues with Sharon Sims, BSM ...D2

In this session, you will discuss how female adolescent thoughts, impulses, and feelings have

been amplified due to added stressors experienced by today’s female adolescents and how to help

adolescents cope.

• Get Connected: Finding Spirituality in Nursing with Jill Olsen, MSN, RN, CNE ....D3

This session will empower nurses with knowledge and skills to incorporate the patient’s “spiritual”

needs into the art of nursing practice and patient care.

• Science & Art of Caring for the Whole Person: Healing Touch Current Practice Innovation

with Suzie Foote, RN & Mary J. Frost, RN, BSN, HNB-BC ..................... D4

This session will explore and encourage Holistic Nursing Practices with a focus on the Healing

Touch modality.

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon (1.5 c/h) .................................Hall C

• Fighting Winged Monkey—Staying Focused on your Purpose with Mark Fomby

The presenter will entertain you while informing you with his creative techniques.

2:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. House of Delegates ...................................D5, D6, D7, D8

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.25 c/h)

• Novel Strategies for Addressing Health Disparities in Mississippi with

Michael Jones, BSN ....................................................D2

This session will explain academic, faith-based, and community-based partnerships to address

health disparities (Community Health Advocate Program).

• Lifelong Learning Through Academic Credentials in Nursing

with Barbara Boss, PhD, RN, CFNP, CANP .................................D3

In this session, Dr. Boss will discuss AACN’s “Essential Clinical Resources for Nursing’s Academic

Mission” and how it provides direction for the preparation of professional nurses in Mississippi into

the 21st century.

• End of Life Issues with Betty Sylvest, DNS, RN, CNE ..........................D4

This session will give options to professional and family caregivers for providing patients a dignified

death.

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.25 c/h)

• It’s All About You: Wellness Revisited with Donna Scoggin, PhD, RN .............D2

This session will provide an overview of the dimensions of wellness and guide the participants

toward a renewed emphasis on wellness promotion.

• Beyond the Classroom: Service Learning with Tammy Dempsey, MSW &

La Donna Northington, DNS .............................................D3

The presenters will communicate the value of service learning in nursing education.

• Transition of Care: InterACT Program with

Mary Helen Conner, BSN, MPH, MCHES ..................................D4

This session will update and educate nurses and nurse practitioners on working together to reduce

30-day acute care readmissions through quality improvement and evidenced based interventions.

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5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Alumni Reception ....................................Redding House

University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing

770 Jackson Street, Vieux Marche, Biloxi, MS

(located within walking distance of the Beau Rivage)

Thursday, October 24, 2013:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration ...............................Main Entrance, West Lobby

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. District Presidents’ Breakfast .....................................L3

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

• Health & Safety Issues for Nurses in the Workplace with Lynn Chilton, SSN, MSN .. D2

The presenter will discuss health and safety issues identified by nurses in the workplace.

• Detecting Texting Misconduct: Cyberbullying & Sexting with Jay Houston .........D3

In this session the presenter will define Cyberbullying – its Mississippi laws and penalties &

explain sexting – its consequences and how to respond to this behavior.

• Pharmacology of Diabetes Management with Annette Hess, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC ...D4

This session will discuss current algorithms for the pharmacologic treatment of type 1 and 2

diabetes and explore the relative risks and benefits of recent and future diabetes medications.

• SANE Nurse .........................................................D5

Presenter: Elise J. Turner, MSN, CNM, SANE-A

9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EXPO 2013 with EXPO Host, Audwin Fletcher and Emily Dean ..........E3

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Marketplace ................................................Niche

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session (NO c/h)

Nurses’ Feud: The Pursuit of Answers .................................. L5 & L6

12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon (1.0 c/h) ..........................Hall C1

• Building a Patient Care Team Focused on Quality and Safety with

Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE

The presenter will discuss how leaders can engage staff in learning and applying quality and safety

principles and tools.

Sponsored by the Omnicron Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau

(Mississippi College School of Nursing)

12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. General Luncheon (1.0 c/h) .................................Hall C2

• Great by Choice: Choosing a Path of Excellence with Martin Willoughby, BA, JD

The presenter will discuss the core skills necessary to be more effective in business and life.

12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. EXPO 2013 ................................................E3

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1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• ACLS Preparation: Exploring Basic EKG Skills with Betty Sylvest, DNS, RN, CNE ..D2

The session will provide a general knowledge base for basic EKG interpretation.

• TeamSTEPPS: Relationship Based Care with Amber Arnold, DNP, &

Skye Stoker, BSN ......................................................D3

The presenter will discuss the implementation of team training and relationship-based care in an

emergency department.

• Shared Medical Appointments: A Novel Approach to Management of Hypertension in

Primary Care with Sheila Phillips, MSN, Clinical Nurse Leader ..................D4

In this session, the presenter will identify the importance of health coaching to enhance patient selfmanagement

skills and introduce health coaching tools in a shared medical appointment setting.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (2.0 c/h)

• Professional Interviewing Skills – Get the Job You Want with Curnis Upkins, BS .... D5

Mr. Upkins interviews many job applicants who are inadequately prepared for a job interview. He

will provide participants with insight on how to prepare for and perform during a job interview in

order to secure a desired position.

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• ACLS Preparation: Identify that Rhythm with Jamie Shedden, MSN, ACNP-BC ....D2

The participants will have the opportunity to recognize the abnormal cardiac rhythms seen in

ACLS and gain active skills in ACLS rhythm recognition and management.

• Interprofessional Rural School Based Health Centers in MS with

Anne Norwood, PhD, FNP-BC, & Lisa Haynie, PhD, RN, CFNP .................D3

The learner will be introduced to Inter-professional Rural Health Care in a School-Based Health

Care Arena.

• How Medications Affect Obesity with Stan Owen, MD ........................D4

This session will explain metabolism and inflammation, how food affects metabolism, and how to

prescribe medications in individual cases.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Management of Pediatric Emergencies with Chris Collado, MSN, PNP-BC .........D2

The presenter will familiarize the participants with assessment and recognition of common

pediatric emergencies and their treatments (e.g. respiratory distress and failure; dehydration and

shock).

• Court is in Session: Defending the Medical Records Documentation with Diane Blanchard,

PhD, RN, MS, CNS, Robbin Mulina, MSN, RN, & Eleanor Parrish, APRN, FNP-C ..D4

The presenters will define the Nursing Standard of Care for Medical Record Documentation and

give the participant insight into a courtroom scene demonstrating common documentation errors.

• CKD Screening in Primary Care with Ty Walton, MSN-FNPC ..................D4

In this session you will explore the awareness of chronic kidney disease in high-risk individuals.

• RESEARCH ROUND TABLE FORUM (Former Poster Session) ..............D5-D6

We’ve taken this session out of the hall, given it a room of its own and added an Irish flare to

celebrate our upcoming Shades of Ireland tour scheduled March 16-25, 2014. You will have a

special passport to this adventure where you will visit at least 5 locales. Tables named after the

Ireland tour sites, like Dublin and KilKenny, will feature special poster presentations where your

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researchers will share their studies and results. MNA is serving light refreshments to all who attend

and possibly a small token as you leave the session. Be sure to get your badge scanned at the door

as you leave to get contact hours for this special feature.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Captain Pete Dinner Cruise – Crusin’ Camo Style

(Boarding Time: 6:00 p.m.)

Location: Ship Island Excursions Dock, corner of Hwy 49 and Hwy 90

Friday, October 25, 2013:

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. APRN Registration .........................Main Entrance, West Lobby

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast .......................................Hall C

7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. General Session (1.5 c/h)

• Leadership Gone Wild: Taming the Tigers in Your Jungle with

Dan Stockdale, MA, CNHA, CALA ....................................Hall C

This author, conservationist, leadership speaker, and consultant who coalesces the “wild side

of business” and the “wild side of nature,” will focus on how to apply the principles of natural

behavior to achieving extraordinary results within their organizations.

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Break .................................................D Hallway

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Session (2.5 c/h)

• What Now: The NP’s Guide to Preconception, Pregnancy, & Complications with Heather

Murphy, MSN; Cathy Williamson, CNM, MSN; & Victoria Burslem, MSN, CNM .. D10

The presenters will inform primary care providers of the current recommendations regarding

preconception care and pregnancy.

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session (2.0 c/h)

• Joint Injections Skills with Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, FNP-BC &

Todd Smith, MD ....................................................... D1

This hands-on shoulder and knee joint injection workshop will consist of a didactic portion that

discusses indications, contraindications, pharmacological principles, injection technique and knee

joint aspiration. The hands on portion will involve the utilization of synthetic knee and shoulder

models.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Management of Pediatric Emergencies with Chris Collado, MSN, PNP-BC .........D2

The presenter will familiarize the participants with assessment and recognition of common

pediatric emergencies and their treatments (e.g. respiratory distress and failure, dehydration and

shock).

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• A Beautiful Mind: Evidenced Based Practice Treatment for the Schizophrenia Client with

Diane Blanchard, PhD, RN, MS, CNS; Robbin Mulina, MSN; & Eleanor Parrish, APRN,

FNP-C ...............................................................D3

The presenters will give an update on the current evidence based evaluation and management of

the schizophrenic patient.

• Controlling the Silent Killer: Hypertension with Sherrill Evans, PhD, MSN, FNP ....D4

Participants will identify options to decrease blood pressure to reach blood pressure goal.

• Lab Interpretation with Chris Powe, MSN, CCRN, CRFN, ACNP ...............D5

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Coffee with the Exhibitors ............................................E3

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Management of Complex Dyslipidemias with Casey Elkins, DNP, NP-C, CLS ....... D2

This session will discuss current guidelines for management of dyslipidemias.

• How to Determine YOUR Fit – Nurses Placement: Questionnaire—A New Tool to Predict

Nurse Role Fit with Wanda Jones, RN ......................................D3

In this session the presenter will discuss a new tool to access the actual “fit” of an individual nurse

in a specific role or job.

• Pharmacology of Diabetes Management with Annette Hess, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC ...D4

This session will discuss current algorithms for the pharmacologic treatment of type 1 and 2

diabetes, and explore the relative risks and benefits of recent and future diabetes medications.

• Aesthetics Achievements with Michele McLeod, RN,MSN, FNP-BC ..............D5

The presentation will provide an overview of the current practices in aesthetic care and will

provide information on the education needed to effectively practice.

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. APRN Luncheon (1.0 c/h) .......................................... Hall C

• Looking Back, Leaping Forward – Our Year In Review with Linda Sullivan, RN, DSN,

FNP/PNP, and Teresa Malone, MNA Executive Director

The presenters will provide an overview of the past year’s activities and discuss future endeavors

to support APRNs.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Hunting for the Right Words: Seeking the Terms to Diagnose Your Latino Patient with

Denise Gipson, MSN ...................................................D2

This session will teach communication skills and basic terminology for treating the Latino patient.

• PAP Tests: When to Repeat & When to Refer with Jenny Lamb, MSN . ...........D3

This session will discuss updated PAP Test guidelines.

• Affordable Care Act: How It Impacts You with Robert Williams & Maris Cooper, MS

Department of Insurance ............................................... D10

The presenters will introduce and/or clarify the aspects of the Affordable Care Act and its effect

on healthcare in Mississippi.

• Genomics and Medicine – The Future is “Us” with Lessa Phillips, BSN ............ D4

The Human Genome Project will be presented, as well as pharmacogenomics and how new gene

based discoveries will improve our patients health and well being.

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1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Session (1.5 c/h)

• Keeping It All Together: Patient Centered Medical Home with

TBA ................................................................D9

This session will provide an overview of Patient Centered Medical Home certification criteria and

the process used to develop teams and processes.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session (2.0 c/h)

• Suturing Skills (Limit: 30 participants) with Dallas Rodgers, MSN, FNP & John Scallions,

MSN, FNP-BC ........................................................D1

This session will demonstrate appropriate procedures for closing open wounds and allow handson

practice in suturing technique.

2:30 a.m. – 2:45 a.m. Break .................................................D Hallway

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (1.0 c/h)

• Post Bariatric Long Term Care with Pete Avara, MD ...........................D2

This session will provide an overweight and obesity assessment and a classification evaluation and

treatment strategy along with other techniques and therapies.

• Oh My Aching Head: Diagnosis & Primary Treatment of Primary Headaches with Christina

Treppendahl, RN, MSN, FNP-BC .........................................D3

This session will provide proper diagnosis and treatment of primary, migraine, tension type, and

occipital neuralgia and cervicogenic headaches.

• Examination and Evaluation of the Diabetic Foot with Mary A. Cook, DPM ........D4

The presenter will provide current guidelines for a comprehensive diabetic foot exam. Participants

will have the opportunity to learn and practice exam skills. (This program my possibly request

audience volunteers.)

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Session (2.0 c/h)

• The Captain Knows All: Controlled Substances, Focus on Illicit Drugs with Jimmie Nichols,

Captain, MS Bureau of Narcotics ................................ D5, D6, D7, D8

The purpose of this session is to review the use of controlled substances with the APRN, and

provide information on current drug trends in Mississippi.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. APRN Incredible Dinner .......Mary Mahoney’s with AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. APRN Incredible Dinner with Amgen Scientific Affairs, Metabolic Bone .. TBA

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. APRN Incredible Dinner with Life Support Medical, TBA

Saturday, October 26, 2013: Beau Rivage (A Separate registration is required for this course.)

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Session for APRNs, MDs, & DOs

• DOT FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner Training .....................Azalea AB

Includes breaks and lunch

The Mississippi NursesAssociation Medical Examiner training course conforms to FMCSA’s

training curriculum modules and topics on regulations and guidelines for conducting CMV

driver medical examinations. FMCSA regulations and guidelines are reviewed regularly, and the

training is updated as required. This course was last updated in August 2013.

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Keynote Luncheon Speaker

We are thrilled to announce that nationally recognized professional trainer

and prevention specialist, Marc Fomby, will be our keynote speaker on

Wednesday. Marc has been conducting training sessions throughout the

United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands for over 20 years. Marc will

entertain you while informing you with his creative techniques.

You can expect to be inspired by his passion for sharing information and

his obvious desire to increase knowledge of those who participate. You don’t

want to miss Marc’s Fighting Winged Monkeys: Staying Focused On Your

Purpose keynote address!

Marc Fomby

Fighting Winged

Monkeys: Staying

Focused On Your

Purpose

General Session Speaker

Two Careers. One Passion ... developing star performers! Whether turning

around a languishing senior’s housing project or training exotic animals

for theme park shows, Dan Stockdale has one passion developing star

performers!

Dan Stockdale is an author, leadership speaker, and consultant who

coalesces the ‘wild side of business’ and the ‘wild side of nature.’ His focus?

Teaching others how to apply the principles of natural behavior to achieving

extraordinary results within their organizations.

As a leader he has guided organizations with over 1,000 employees in such

diverse industries as senior’s housing, health care, real estate, adult education,

technology and concert promotion. As a behaviorist he has trained differing

species from bald eagles to tigers to grizzly bears.

Dan has appeared on Fox News, CNN Headline News, Fox Business Channel

and many others.

Dan Stockdale

Leadership Gone Wild:

Taming the Tigers In

Your Jungle

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Mississippi NursesAssociation

House of Delegates

October 23, 2013

Call to Order: ................................Gayle Harrell, NP-C, CWCN, MNA President

Appointment of Tellers

Recognition of Guests

Establishment of a Quorum

Adoption of Standing Rules of Order

Adoption of Agenda

Approval of Minutes from 2013: ....................Michelle Burns, RN, MSN, MNA Secretary

Report from Nominating Committee: ...........................Debra Allen, RN, MSN, Chair

Receipt of Nominations from the Floor

Candidate’s Remarks

President’s Report: ............................Gayle Harrell, NP-C, CWCN, MNA President

Treasurer’s Report: .....................................

Ann Barnes, RN, BSN, Treasurer

Membership Report: ......................Jennifer Hitt, RN, MSN, CNE, MNA Vice-President

Research Survey Report ...............................Mary Stewart, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD

Executive Director’s Report & Legislative Update (0.5 c/h) ........ Teresa Malone, Executive Director

Old Business:

New Business:

Report from Mississippi Nurses Foundation: .......Janet Harris, RN, MSN, DNP, MNF President &

Rosalyn Howard, MNF Executive Director

Report from MASN: ......................................Forrest Pogue, MASN President

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Educating Mississippi’s

Nurses Since 1971

Associate of Science in Nursing Program

Generic Program

LPN to RN Advanced Placement Option

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Generic Program

RN to BSN Advanced Placement Option

Total and Partial Online Option

Tupelo Campus

Master of Science in Nursing Program

Family Nurse Practitioner

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master’s Fast-Track

Classes meet once per week with

clinical experiences close to the student’s home

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Designed for Nurse Practitioners

Hybrid Model

Blocked Face to Face Classes

Online Components

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Nursing Organization Reports:

Mississippi Board of Nursing . ..........Melinda Rush, RN, BC, DSN, Executive Director

MS Organization of Nurse Executives .............. Brenda Castleberry, MSN, BSN, RN

MS State Department of Health ..................Kay Henry, BSN, Director of Nursing

Deans & Directors’ Council, MS Schools of Nursing ..Janet Williams, RN, PhD, Vice-Chair

Office of Nursing Workforce .................Wanda Jones, RN, MS, Executive Director

Director of Nursing, IHL ................................Janette McCrory, DNP, RN

Introduction of Resolutions: ..............................Amy Forsythe, BSN, MSN, NP-C,

Director Council of Organizational Affairs

Presentation of New Officers

Closing Announcements ................*Breaks and lunch will be inserted into the Agenda by the Chair

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MNA Convention Policies and Procedures

CONVENTION ATTENDANCE RATES:

For your convenience, MNA has basic attendance rates, and daily rates for the convention. There are special

fees for members and non-members. All rates are on the registration form. Advanced registration is effective

until September 27, 2013. After this date, please add a $35.00 handling fee. No registrations will be accepted

after 4 pm October 5, 2013. After this time, all registrations will be on-site and an additional $50.00 on-site fee

will apply. Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express may be used to pay registration fees.

POLITICKING:

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

their own materials (including easels) and removing signs.

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, 2013. Resolutions should be given to an 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.

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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.

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 ....................................................... Gayle Harrell, NP-C, CWCN

The President elected in odd-number years, serves the Association 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

• Prepares an annual report of activities of the preceding year

• Reports activities of the Board of Directors to the Membership

Vice President ...................................................Jennifer Hitt, RN, MSN, CNE

The Vice-President, elected in even-numbered years, serves for a two-year term. According to Proviso 3

of the 2012 MNA Bylaws revision, the position of Vice President shall be elected for one year in 2013.

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 .....................................................Michelle Burns, RN, MSN, CNE

The Secretary, elected in even-numbered years, serves a term of office for two years.

Responsible for record keeping and reporting of meetings to MNA.

Signature required on documents to meet official requirements.

Perform other duties as is usual and customary to the office.

Treasurer ........................................................... Ann Barnes, RN, BSN

The treasurer, elected in odd-numbered years, serves a term of office for two years. The treasurer

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

Association.

Director, Council on Advance Practice .................... Linda Sullivan, RN, BC, DSN, FNP, PNP

The Director shall be concerned with issues related to the advanced practice nurse, i.e. nurse

practitioners and certified mid-wives. This Council also assists in planning the Nurse Practitioner

Spring Conference and the fall workshop in October.

Director, Council on Health Affairs ....................................... Tonya Harbison, BSN

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 liaison with other health organizations for the

advancement of health care.

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Director, Council on Nursing Education ............................. Deloris Slade, MSN, FNP-BC

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. The Director should be familiar with the MNA

Self Study where the Continuing Education process is clearly defined.

Director, Council on Nursing Practice ................................... Sandi Arnold, RN, BSN

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 ........................ Mary Stewart, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD

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 .......................Amy Forsythe, BSN, MSN, NP-C

This Council on Organizational Affairs is responsible for assisting with activities which 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 102nd 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 23rd. The delegates will elect the President, Vice President, and Directors for the Council

on Nursing Education and Organizational Affairs. Five candidates have declared for the MNA Board of

Directors and two candidates have declared for the Committee on Nominations. Nominations may also be

made from the floor.

President

Jennifer Hitt, BSN, MSN, PhD(c), NLN-CNE ........................................ (District 31)

Vice President

Debra Allen, RN, MSN ......................................................... (District 21)

Dallas Rodgers, BSN, MSN, FNP ..................................................(District 23)

Director, Council on Nursing Education

Lisa Deloris Slade, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC ..............................................(District 7)

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs

Amber Arnold, BSN, MSN, DNP ..................................................(District 13)

Committee on Nominations

James Dale Heard, BSN, MSN, DNP ................................................(District 2)

Tyrongilia Walton, RN, BSN, MSN, FNPC .......................................... (District 31)

These Board positions shall each serve a term of office for two years except for the position of Vice President.

According to Proviso 3 of the 2012 MNA Bylaws revision, the position of Vice President shall be elected for one

year in 2013. He/she will assume the duties of the position at the close of the annual meeting.

Position of President

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Jennifer Hitt, BSN, MSN, NLN-CNE

Biographical Profile: Jennifer Hitt, a registered nurse from Oxford, Mississippi, is a graduate of the University

of Mississippi (BA), University of Memphis (BSN), and the University of Mississippi

Medical Center (MSN). She is currently a candidate for a PhD in Nursing at the

University of Tennessee, where her area of research is obesity. Jennifer is an Assistant

Professor of Nursing and Interim Director of the Nursing Education track at the

University of Mississippi Medical Center. She previously worked as a medical/surgical

nurse and hospital educator. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the Southern

Nursing Research Society. Jennifer is also a NLN Certified Nurse Educator, and has

served as MNA vice president for the past 2 years and as a representative to the ANA

HOD/MA. She formerly served as the President of District 31 and sat on the Board of

the Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation. Jennifer can be reached at jhitt@umc.edu

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Statement of Intent:

Over the past two years, the Mississippi NursesAssociation has experienced great

change. Spurred by changes at the national level, we have faced decisions within

our House of Delegates that have directly impacted our future and membership. In

addition, we have faced challenges from outside agencies that seek to limit the scope

of practice for nurses in our state.

As president of MNA, I plan to address these challenges, not only for the advanced

practice nurses of the state, but for the nurses at the bedside. Changes in legislation

have changed the practice of nursing. We must make certain we are united and have

a firm voice to represent the best interest of nurses in this state.

My first goal is to address and lobby for safe workplace improvements for nurses at the

bedside. Many states are now addressing issues, such as workplace violence, lifting

policies, and the rights of nurses. MNA should be at the forefront of change by lobbying

legislatures and educating the public about nursing safety issues.

Second, I plan to continue to work towards full scope of authority for advanced

practice nurses in the state. Mississippi is lagging. Research shows advanced practice

nurses can provide quality care. However, outside agencies in the state continue to

serve as barriers. I will explore every option available to enact full scope of authority

for advanced practice nurses.

Lastly, I believe MNA is not highly visible to those in the state of Mississippi. Many in

the state, including fellow nurses, do not know or understand our mission. I will seek to

develop a strategic marketing plan to highlight the association and make our presence

known.

The practice of nursing is changing. Legislation at the state and national level has

changed health care. However, MNA must remain consistent. Our message must be

unified and our mission must be carried out. If given the opportunity, I believe I can

accomplish these goals for the nurses of Mississippi.

Position of Vice President

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Debra F. Allen, RN, MSN

Biographical Profile: Debra (Debbie) Allen is from Greenville, and is a graduate of the University of

Mississippi and Delta State University. She is currently beginning her 19th year as a

faculty member of the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing at Delta State University

where she is active in the faculty senate and various other committees. She also serves

as the SNA advisor. Prior to coming to DSU, she worked as a Director of Nursing and

currently works at DRMC as a part-time Nursing Administrative Supervisor. She is the

President of MNA District 21, has served as the past and current chair of the MNA

nominations committee and various other MNA and MNF committees throughout

her career. In the past, she has served as a Board member for the Mississippi Board of

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Nursing and as a past MNA/MASN Advisor. In addition, she is the immediate past

president of the Pi Xi Chapter of STTI and serves on the Board for the Delta Cotton

Belles, a service organization whose goal is to provide breast education and programs

in the Delta. In 2013 Debbie received the MNA/MNF Nightingale Nursing Faculty of

the Year Award.

Statement of Intent:

As a member of the Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA) for over 25 years,

Debbie has served the nurses of Mississippi as a member of the MNA Nominations

Committee, the Health Affairs Committee, District 21 President , and both MNA

and ANA delegate. She has witnessed and been involved with MNA at several tiers

of involvement. Debbie has also had the honor to serve on several committees for the

Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) including the Nightingale Committee and the

Car Tag Stipend Scholarship Committee. Her past and current involvement allows

her to understand the necessity of membership growth in the development of our vital

organization. If elected vice-president, Debbie will continue to develop and improve

communication between members, the Board, the districts, and our nursing students

throughout the state in an effort to bring in new members. She feels the leadership of

the past two years has made positive and meaningful strides towards restructuring our

membership for the future. Debbie plans to achieve new membership goals and to help

guide MNA›s future initiatives for the nurses and patients of Mississippi.

Dallas Rodgers, MSN, FNP

Biographical Profile: Dallas M. Rodgers is from Clarksdale, and currently practicing as a Family Nurse

Practitioner (FNP) at her own clinic. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science

in 2003 from Baptist College of Health Science. In 2006 she obtained her Masters

in Science of Nursing from the University of Memphis with a focus in FNP. Prior

to opening her own practice she worked in the emergency department at Methodist

LeBonheur Hospital of Germantown from 2005-2010, as well as working part-time

for Olive Branch Family Medical to keep current on family practice. In 2010 when

she initially moved back to her home town of Clarksdale she worked for Warrington

Clinics. With this group, she rounded on hospital patients, treated patients in the

Quitman County Emergency Room, saw patents in 3 rural clinics and rounded on

nursing home patients and geri-psych patients. Recently Dallas and her business

partner opened a second clinic in Hernando, MS.

Statement of Intent:

As a nurse practitioner in a standalone clinic, Dallas hopes to be able to mentor to

other NPs with similar goals. The Vice President’s primary responsibility is to manage

recruitment and membership for MNA. She considers the goal of increasing MNA

membership by the end of 2014 a challenge that she wants to meet as well as exceed. As

a new member to the board Dallas hopes to bring creative and beneficial ideas to the

table. Membership starts at the district level and she hopes to reach out to all districts

to educate on the importance of MNA membership and the unity as a profession.

Dallas is an energetic, hard working female who wants to make a difference for the

nurses in the State of Mississippi. A benefit of being a business owner is the flexibility

of her schedule. She wants to be engaged in the future of nurses in Mississippi. She has

advanced practice experience in family practice, emergency room care, nursing home

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care, geri-psych unit care, hospital rounding, and as a preceptor for advanced practice

student nurses and a hospital staff nurse. With a melting pot of experience, Dallas

hopes to be a well rounded voice for the nursing population in the state of Mississippi.

Position of Director, Council on Nursing Education

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Lisa Deloris Slade, MSN, FNP-BC

Biographical Profile: Because Deloris was raised in a home with two educators, she has always placed a high

value on knowledge. The knowledge that she possesses, that she can obtain for herself,

and that she shares with others should be of the utmost quality. As a nurse, Deloris

has been privileged to work in many areas. Whether working in an acute care high

acuity setting or a lower acuity setting, education of patients has always been a key to

success. If information is presented correctly and received well, patient outcomes are

positively affected. As Director of the Council of Education for the Mississippi Nurses

Association, the high value she places on education will serve as the impetus to

motivate and encourage the nurses of Mississippi to set personal and patient education

goals.

Statement of Intent:

It is Deloris’ desire to further develop the educational program into one that will create

excitement on the part of the nurses of Mississippi and to create educational initiatives

that will involve all levels of registered nurses from all areas of the state. Her plans

also include meeting with the Directors of Nursing at area hospitals to determine

perceived needs, increasing interactive workshops available through the Mississippi

NursesAssociation, and developing an educational needs survey for our members.

Once need information is obtained, she will draft goals and action plans to meet these

needs within a reasonable time frame. With the mantra “Anything worth doing is

worth doing well,” Deloris will work with a newly revitalized Provider Unit Committee

to update our educational offerings. An ultimate goal would be to double the total

number of continuing education units offered while doubling the number of attendees

at both annual meetings (MNA Annual Convention and the Advanced Practice

Spring Conference).

Position of Director, Council on Organizational Affairs

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Amber Arnold, BSN, MSN, DNP

Biographical Profile: Amber Arnold is a registered nurse with clinical expertise in pediatrics and critical

care and currently serves as the Patient Safety Officer for University of Mississippi

Medical Center (UMMC). After 10 years in the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children

with varying roles from staff nurse to Clinical Director, she followed her passion for

improving patient care on a system-wide level. After training at the Institute for

Heathcare Improvement’s Patient Safety Executive Development Program, she assumed

her present role to facilitate change in unsafe behaviors affecting the culture of safety.

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Through her experience and education, Amber has developed strengths in team building

and challenging conventional wisdom. She has had the opportunity to participate in a

variety of training courses related to patient safety science and team training allowing

for a broad resource base on which to build her career. Amber continues to build

a strong contact network through memberships in Mississippi NursesAssociation,

Mississippi Organization of Nurse Executives, American Society of Professionals in

Patient Safety, and University of Mississippi Medical Center Alliance.

Amber obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from UMMC in 2009 and graduated

from the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program there in 2013. She is a certified critical

care nurse alumnus and a TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainer. In addition to committee

membership related to her professional role, Amber serves on the Graduate Curriculum

Committee for the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Nursing,

School of Nursing Alumni Board, and Nightingale Committee for Mississippi Nurses

Foundation and Mississippi NursesAssociation.

Statement of Intent:

Having served on the Nightingale Committee for a number of years, Amber would like

the opportunity to expand her responsibility and involvement with all organizational

affairs associated with the Mississippi NursesAssociation. She hopes to continue

contributing to positive changes increasing participation and funding for the annual

Nightingale Awards ceremony. In addition, she hopes to have the opportunity to assist

with enhanced attraction to Convention among nurses and vendors. Also, with the

recent update to the bylaws to flow well with ANA bylaws, Amber will work to keep

them appropriately updated as changes are made.

Position of Committee on Nominations

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Tyrongilia Walton, RN, BSN, MSN, FNPC

Biographical Profile: As a doctoral prepared advanced practice nurse, it is Tyrongilia’s desire to see change

on the national, state, and local level for nurses in Mississippi. This desire propels her

to become actively involved in making a difference. She possesses strong leadership

and collaborative skills and strength in conflict resolution. She will use these skills to

help with the continued advancement of the Mississippi NursesAssociation.

Tyrongilia is currently employed full-time at North Mississippi Regional Center and

part-time at the Urgent Care Clinic in Oxford. She has been married for sixteen

years to the love of her life, Harold Walton. She has three beautiful teenage children:

Debrico, Daniel, and Sheluv. Tyrongilia is an active member of the Spirit of Excellence

Ministries in Oxford, MS where she serves as the national church administrator.

What is her purpose in life? This was a question that was answered with much

prayer and searching. After becoming a caretaker to a close friend dying with AIDS,

Tyrongilia knew that nursing would be her career. This goal would not be obtained

without the challenges of life. A teenage mother at 15 and a ninth grade drop-out, she

was determined to fulfill the call of nursing on her life. So, her journey began. From

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certified nursing assistant to DNP student, she could see her purpose unfolding before

her very eyes. For Tyrongilia, nursing is more than a prescription it is a personal call to

freely give of herself to others.

Statement of Intent:

Tyrongilia’s intent is to become actively involved in the Mississippi NursesAssociation.

Her desire is to be influential in the process of change for all nurses in the state of

Mississippi. As an advanced practice nurse in this state, it is her desire to become an

advocate for our colleagues, as well as other professional nurses in this state.

Important laws are in the forefront of advanced practice in the state of Mississippi.

These laws are critical to nursing practice. Tyrongilia is willing to commit to serving

to assist with the collaboration and favorable outcome regarding these laws. Favorable

outcomes pose the opportunity for Mississippi to serve as a model to other states

attempting to achieve similar goals of removing limitations in advanced practice

nursing.

She personally believes that with commitment change is possible. With selfless labor, she

believes the nurses in Mississippi are on the brink of a breakthrough. Tyrongilia’s goal

in office is to work to see this change come to pass. She is willing to use her leadership

skills for this purpose. She is willing to use her collaborative and administrative skills

to effectively strategize ways to introduce change to nurses in the state of Mississippi.

She is willing to work as part of the team to effectively motivate and unify nurses in

the state of Mississippi.

If Tyrongilia is elected, she will endeavor to work in unity with the vision and mission of

this organization. She is willing to commit her time and energy to better understanding

the heart of the team and the objectives that we must achieve. She strongly feels

that working with people for over 16 years in various capacities such as secretarial,

ministry, and administrative have prepared her to be an effective part of the MNA

team. Tyrongilia hopes that she could be considered to serve in some capacity on the

MNA team and looks forward to seeing change on a greater level together.

James Dale Heard, BSN, MSN, DNP

Biographical Profile: James “Jaymie” Heard is from Wesson, Mississippi, and currently employed at King’s

Daughters Medical Center as the Director of ICU, Med-Surg and Telemetry. He

obtained his DNP in December of 2012 from the University of Southern Mississippi. He

serves as President of the Southwest Council for the Organization of Nurse Executives,

a position he has held for the past 4 years. Jaymie is also an active member of Sigma

Theta Tau, MNA, ANA, the National Association for Healthcare Quality, Mississippi

Healthcare Quality Association, AACN and AONE.

Statement of Intent:

James “Jaymie” Heard promises to uphold the bylaws of the Mississippi Nurses

Association and Nominating Committee. He also promises to be fair and respect all

others within the organization and to accept the responsibilities of the position and

the opportunity to serve in this capacity.

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Objectives and Goals:

• Aware of the total Mississippi NursesAssociation program.

• Knowledgeable of the work and goals of the society.

• Willing to work with other committee members to complete the work.

• Knowledgeable of accepted procedures of the Nominating Committee as listed

in the bylaws.

• Consider the possibilities. MNA’s future is determined by the leadership qualities

and people skills of the individuals selected by the Nominating Committee.

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“R” is the Word at the MNA Annual Convention!

NEW! Research “R” Round Table: Thursday 4-5 PM

The MNA Research Council will host a round table forum to showcase the research posters. We have

given our poster session a room of its own and added an Irish flare to celebrate MNA’s upcoming Shades of

Ireland tour scheduled for March 16-25, 2014. This format will allow for informal conversations about current

innovative, research projects relevant for registered nurses in various roles and settings, but also keep you

moving so you don’t miss a thing!

We were on the look-out for submissions describing unique innovations or research projects in the areas of

professional nursing, and we had great success! Topics range from School-Based Health Care to Mortality

Surveillance in Mississippi.

In addition to the educational opportunities, you will receive a “special” passport to the Shades of Ireland

adventure as you “visit” Irish locales (like Dublin and Kilkenny) while learning about ongoing studies. MNA is

serving light refreshments to all who attend! Be sure to have your badge scanned at the door to receive contact

hours for this unique session. Come and support your colleagues in this new venue!

Tá súil agam go bhfeicfidh mé thú ansin!

(Hope to see you there!)

Survey of R in Mississippi Results: House of Delegates

Many of you participated in the state-wide survey on Research activities and interests this past summer. Thank

you! We will be sharing those results in the House of Delegates. If you are not a delegate, you are still welcome

to join us for this report.

Cynthia Casey, RN

Tomekia Y. Earl, MSN, BSN

Kate Fouquier, PhD, RN

Juanita C. Graham, DNP, RN

Arlana D. Hargrave, BSN, MBA, RN, BC

Research Council Members

Jennifer C. Robinson, PhD, RN

Laura K. Schenk, PhD, RN

Mary W. Stewart, PhD, RN

Debbie Treloar, PhD, RN

The following are individuals that have been accepted as first-author poster presenters:

Debbie Allen

Amber Arnold

Sharon Catledge

Florence Cooper

Juanita Graham

Addie Herod

John Hodnett

Amy O’Daniel

Kayla Logan

Betty Sylvest

TBA

TBA

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Sigma Theta Tau Luncheon Speaker

Dr. Ann Scott Blouin is the Executive Vice President of Customer Relations

at The Joint Commission. In this position, Dr. Blouin focuses on building and

strengthening external customer and stakeholder relationships, primarily in

the hospital market. Dr. Blouin will discuss how leaders can engage staff in

learning and applying quality and safety principles and tools. Dr. Blouin

has published and taught extensively on topics focused on health care and

nursing administration. She currently serves on the National Patient Safety

Foundation Board of Directors and as an editorial advisor for the Journal of

Nursing Administration and Journal of Biotechnology in Healthcare.

You don’t want to miss this great presentation sponsored by Omicron Lambda

Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau with Mississippi College School of Nursing.

Ann Scott Blouin,

PhD, RN, FACHE

Executive Vice President

of Customer Relations

Joint Commission

General Luncheon Speaker

Martin Willoughby is a Principal with Butler Snow Advisory Services,

and he leads the firm’s coaching and training division. During the past 24

years, Martin has been an equal-parts business consultant, attorney, and

entrepreneur with a passion for helping individuals, teams, and organizations

reach their full potential. His book, ZOOM Entrepreneur (Barringer

Publishing 2011), has received high praise as an orderly playbook on how an

entrepreneur should develop a business – from a personality inventory and

self-assessment to the execution of a business plan.

Martin is also an accomplished public speaker and routinely contributes

columns to business and technology publications, including the Mississippi

Business Journal and Pointe Innovation. Please join Martin as he presents

Great by Choice: Choosing a Path of Excellence.

Martin Willoughby

EVP & COO

of Butler Snow Advisory

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Crusin’ Camo Style

Captain Pete Dinner Cruise

This will be a laid back evening of food, fun, and fantastic music!

We’re talking all-out camo attire with a door prize for the most

“unique” camo costume.

Don’t forget to pick out your favorite karaoke song and get ready to sing!

Join us for this fun-filled evening on board the Captain Pete!

Thursday, October 24th

Boarding: 6:00 p.m.

Cruisin’: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ship Island Excursion Dock, corner of Hwy 49 and Hwy 90.

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Special Thanks to Our 2013 Convention Sponsors

WI-FI SPONSOR

RESEARCH • ANALYSIS • SOLUTIONS

The Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce (ONW) exists to provide

research, analysis and collaborative solutions to support a dynamic nursing

workforce in meeting the healthcare needs of Mississippians. To learn

more about ONW, visit our website www.monw.org.

MOBILE APP SPONSOR

TOTE BAG SPONSOR

LANYARD SPONSOR

Allstate Benefits for Nurses

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PLATINUM SPONSORSHIPS

UnitedHealthcare

Is the largest Medicaid managed care company in the United States and we help low-income adults, children and

those with disabilities get access to quality, personalized health care benefits and services.

We manage the Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN) and the CHIP program with our

primary focus on mothers, children, low income individuals and families, and people with longterm care needs

and disabilities.

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives, and we support your efforts of doing the same.

“Helping People Live Healthier Lives”

www.uhccommunityplan.com

Humana

You want to live a full life. Humana will partner with you to make it happen. Mississippi can count on us to help

you and the people you care about live healthier lives, and to be your best. If it’s important to you, it’s important

to us. Learn more at Humana.com.

Amedisys, Inc.

Amedisys, Inc. is the leading national provider of care in the home. Ranging from skilled nursing to intensive

physical, occupational, and speech therapies, Amedisys provides the highest care in these fields utilizing the latest

in patient care management and technology.

Mississippi Vein Institute

The Mississippi Vein Institute is a premiere center for the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of venous

disorders. The Mississippi Vein Institute was founded in July 2008 to provide patients with the latest in diagnostic

tools and treatment options for spider veins, varicose veins, venous ulcerations and unsightly hand veins. We

provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for: Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, and Venous Ulcers

etc. We also provide several aesthetic procedures including Botox and dermal fillers. Visit our website at: www.

mississippiveininstitute.com

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi employees strive to help Mississippians be healthy and stay healthy.

Our team includes nurses who support the highest quality in health management. When it comes to a healthy

career, it’s good to be Blue.

The University of Southern Mississippi

College of Nursing

Southern Miss College of Nursing: Breaking New Ground Transforming Health Care by providing accessible

and innovative higher education, Southern Miss is preparing leaders critical for implementation of health care

delivery through research, teaching, and community partnerships. Check out our website for program offerings

at www.usm.edu/nursing.

Camellia Home Health & Hospice

Camellia Home Health and Hospice is a Medicare certified, state licensed provider of quality home health

and hospice services. Headquartered in Hattiesburg, MS, Camellia has 21 home health and 13 hospice offices

located throughout the Southeastern United States.

University of Mississippi Medical Center

School of Nursing

Mississippi’s flagship nursing school, The University of Mississippi School of Nursing offers bachelor’s, master’s,

and doctoral programs. To learn more about the School of Nursing, located on the state’s only academic health

science campus, and its flexible, accessible and achievable programs, visit www.umc.edu

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The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) is again a proud sponsor of the Mississippi Nurses

Association. MORA serves the greater part of the state of Mississippi providing organ and tissue donation

options to families through our working relationship with hospitals we serve. With the support of nurses

throughout the state, we have continued to see an increase in organ and tissue donation. Visit our website at:

www.mora.org

South MS Surgical Weight Loss Center

Our practice and treatment program have been designed with the utmost care and precision to ensure that we

provide an effective, comprehensive approach to your surgical weight loss needs.

http://www.smsurgicalweightloss.com 1-800-537-8809

DIAMOND SPONSORSHIPS

Forrest General Hospital

Forrest General is a 512-bed facility located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, that provides regional health services to

a 19-county area. Generations of Pine Belt residents have counted on Forrest General, and today’s generations

continue to rely on the comprehensive care offered through the hospital’s constantly expanding range of

healthcare services.

Mississippi College

Mississippi College offers online health care degree tracks.

RN-to-BSN, for nurses seeking a bachelor’s degree with flexible course scheduling and clinical experience.

MHSA, offers the knowledge-based edge needed for today’s health care administration careers.

Call 601-925-7367 for more info.

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Deaconess HomeCare

Since 1969, Deaconess HomeCare has offered both experience and commitment to providing quality services

that enhance the well-being of the patients we serve. Deaconess HomeCare ranks among the 10 largest home

health providers in the nation; providing skilled home health services that include nursing, physical therapy,

speech therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work and home health aide services. Contact us today to

find out more! 1-800-234-1842.

Simply Uniforms

Simply Uniforms has the Cure for Common Scrubs. We have 27 years of experience in uniform apparel. Let us

find uniforms that match the professional look, fit and feel of your work style. Custom logos are welcome.

Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is proud to sponsor MNA. Memorial serves the Mississippi Gulf Coast and

offers a wide spectrum of positions from entry-level to highly specialized. To learn more, visit us online at www.

gulfportmemorial.com or call 228-867-4266.

River Oaks Health Systems

At River Oaks Health Systems, we are five great hospitals with one single focus – providing the best care

possible to our patients. River Oaks Health Systems includes River Oaks Hospital Flowood, Central Mississippi

Medical Center, River Oaks Medical Center Madison, Woman’s Hospital, and River Oaks Hospital Crossgates.

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Edward Jones

Edward Jones works only with individual investors, so they have built their entire business around meeting your

needs. This includes everything from where their offices are located to how they recommend you invest your

money.

Please visit our website at: www.edwardjones.com.

RECEPTION SPONSOR

University of Mississippi Medical Center

School of Nursing

The University of Mississippi Nursing Alumni Chapter and Kim W. Hoover, Ph. D., R.N. Dean, School

of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center invites you to the Nursing Alumni and Friends

Reception at the Redding House during the Mississippi Nurses Association Annual Convention.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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Special Thanks to the 2013 Convention Sponsors & Exhibitors

AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

Allstate Benefits for Nurses

Amedisys Home Health Services

Amgen Scientific Affairs, Metabolic Bone

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Calmoseptine, Inc.

Camellia Home Health & Hospice

CRAssociates, Inc.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Deaconess HomeCare

Delta State University, Robert E. Smith

School of Nursing

Dermatran

Edward Jones

EPRNM

Executive MPH

Fitzgerald Health Education Associates

Forrest General Hospital

Gideons International

Humana®

Hurst Review Services

Info Services, Inc.

Magnolia Health Plan

Mayo Mallette PLLC

McCraney, Montagent, Quin & Noble PLLC

MEDA Pharmaceuticals

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Mississippi College School of Nursing

Mississippi Insurance Department

Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA)

Mississippi State Hospital

Mississippi Vein Institute

Mississippi University for Women

Mylan Specialty L. P.

North Mississippi Medical Center

Palmetto GBA

PharmaDerm

Prime Care Nursing

River Oaks Health Systems

Rodan & Fields Dermatologists

Shire

Simply Uniforms

South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center

Southern Healthcare Agency

St. Dominic Hospital

The Headache Center

UnitedHealthcare – Community Plan

United Medical

UAB Hospital

Unique Boutique

University of Mississippi Medical Center

School of Nursing

University of Mississippi Alumni Association,

University of Mississippi Medical Center

University of Southern Alabama

University of Southern Mississippi

College of Nursing

Walden University

Wexford Health

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No one takes care of business, like a nurse

Nursing is one of the fastest developing fields in Mississippi. No one could possibly keep up with the business

trends, career changes, professional development, and critical advancements alone. The Mississippi Nurses

Association is in the business of taking care of nursing’s business. MNA provides valuable career services,

professional development, networking, and social events. Our members enjoy many benefits of the association.

Here are just a few:

Keeping up with the trends and changes. The association sponsors the Annual MNA Convention in October

and the Statewide Nursing Summit each January. Both events focus on current professional and legislative issues

related to Mississippi nursing, while presenting new and up-coming products, services, issues and developments

in nursing. Throughout the year, there are seminars and workshops tailored to meet Nursing’s specific needs,

all at a discount to MNA members. MNA publishes the bi-monthly newsletter, MNA Members Only, and

the quarterly newspaper, The Mississippi RN. The MNA Website msnurses.org posts current articles, news,

calendar of events, continuing education opportunities, and a career center for current job opportunities.

Meet and network with other nurses. Membership provides many resources to assist nurses in advancing their

careers. Members, not only get information and support, but show an impressive commitment and a genuine

interest in their profession. Participation has power. You can build a powerful network of skilled professionals

who can serve as personal mentors and problem solvers.

Inside job and internship opportunities. MNA partners with leading healthcare agencies and employers

throughout the state. Members have several ways of capitalizing on these partnerships to learn about job

opportunities and new developments in the profession.

National connections. With your MNA membership comes membership in the American NursesAssociation.

ANA provides you with access to the award winning Website, NursingWorld.org and its exclusive counterpart,

ANA Members Only, that gives you access instantly to CINAHL; ANA Nursing Insider, an e-mail based

newsletter, and the traditional, The American Nurse, a prize winning bi-monthly newspaper. Your savings for

subscriptions alone is more than $40. You’ll also save up to $140 on American Nurses’ Credentialing Center

exams. ANCC certification is offered to associate, diploma, bachelor’s and master’s prepared nurses. And, you

have the option of taking professional liability insurance through MNA’s and ANA’s collaboration with Marsh

Affinity Group Services.

Hertz Rental Discounts. MNA members can enjoy a choice of some of the most popular offers while taking

advantage of year-round member travel discounts.

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Special Thanks

to the Provident Unit Committee and the Convention Planning Committee for working so diligently to

make the 2013 Annual Convention the best ever!

Provider Unit Committee

Director, Council on Nursing Education:

Deloris Slade, FNP-BC

Chairperson:

Marilyn Ellis, MSN, ANP-BC

Members:

Sheila Adams, RN, MSN, EdD

Diane Blanchard, PhD-CNS

Janie Butts, DSN, RN

Latia Butts, CFNP

Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Jan Cooper, PhD, RN

Mary Helen Connor, BSN, MPH, MCHES

Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN-BC, CNE

Tamara Ford, RN

Bonnie Harbough, RN, PhD

Addie Herrod, RN, BSN

LaWanda Herron, RN, BSN

Bettye Logan, RN, MSN, CFNP

Cynthia Luther, RN, DSN, FNP

Deb Miranda, RNC-OB, MSN, PhD

LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC

Linda Sullivan, RN, BC, DSN, FNP/PNP

Betty Sylvest, DNS, RN, CNE

Convention Planning Committee

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs:

Amy Forsythe, BSN, MSN, NP-C

Chairperson:

Teresa Stanford, DNP, FNP-BC

Members:

Darlenia Andrews, DNP, FNP-BC

Michelle Atkinson, DNP

Bess Blackwell, RN, BSN, MSN

Sandra Coleman, RN

Mary Crump, RN

Cynthia Dean, DNP

Charlene Gray, RN, MSN

Janis Howell, RN

Sarah Howell, RN, MSN

Alicia Ishee, BSN

Pamela Lee, BSN, RN-BC

Alice Messer, RN, BSN

Mary Scott, RN

Linda Sullivan, RN, DSN, FNP/PNP

Jan Todd, RN, MSN, FNP

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Come and be a part of a flexible nursing initiative at

Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center

We have the perfect schedule for YOU!!!!

Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, located in Clarksdale, MS has

immediate job opportunities for Registered Nurses in a new flexible initiative.

Flexipool Staff

• Minimum of two (2) years experience in an acute care (hospital) setting providing

direct patient care

• Minimum of one (1) year experience in an assigned speciality area

• Must complete usual pre-employment process

• Must have current certification in the following to work in these areas:

o BLS/CPR- all areas

o ACLS-ICU, ER, OR, PACU, L&D, Telemetry

o PALS- ER, PACU, Pediatrics, OR, Outpatient

o NRP- Nursery

• Rate of Pay

o Program A- $31.00 per hour

o Program B- $33.00 per hour

PRN Nursing

Rate of Pay- $27.00 per hour

For more information contact

Human Resources at (662) 624-3479 or apply

on line at www.northwestregional.com

NWMRMC is an Affirmative Action Employer

We Drug Test ~ Background check

1970 Hospital Drive, Clarksdale, MS 38614

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It is an honor for me to write to you about the successes of the Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) and

how your support and contributions Touched Lives. The vision of MNF is to be the charitable organization

in the state of Mississippi that is most influential in impacting the professional image of nursing, sponsoring

continuing nursing education, and funding for nursing.

With the vision in mind, we engaged some extraordinary nurses and friends of nurses throughout the state of

Mississippi:

• We expanded our Nurses Car Tag Program by increasing the number of scholarships to schools of

nursing; which support nurses in advancing their education.

• We collaborated with professionals from varied disciplines of nursing and friends of nursing to assist

us in creating a more visible presence within our community. For example, we engaged more nonhealthcare

organizations to participate in our annual Nightingale Awards gala, we continued our

partnership with Paul Moak Volvo, we increased the number of speaking engagements where we share

MNF with others; and we were able to share the services and programs of the Foundation across the

state.

• We supported new organizations in developing quality continuing education courses for registered

nurses in Mississippi. These offering enable us to serve as a clearinghouse for continuing education.

• We rallied with some amazing school nurses and friends of nursing to assist in revising the School

Nurse Procedures and Standards of Care Manual for our children.

• We increased the number of school nurses helping us in fighting germs and diseases through our High

Five Hand Washing Project. This project teaches proper hand washing to elementary children in order

for them to be healthier and develop a lifelong health habit.

• We continued our collaboration with the Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Tobacco

Control to engage nursing students and nurses about the dangers of tobacco use.

But with your continued support and tax-deductible donations we will continue to expand our programs and

increase the number of scholarships that are awarded annually.

Join us in 2014 by making a contribution to your Nurses Foundation so we can continue to support you in doing

what nurses do best, Touch Lives.

Sincerely,

Rosalyn Howard

Executive Director

Mississippi Nurses Foundation

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For more information

Call 1-888-710-2769

or visit

www.goarmy.com/amedd

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The Mississippi Nurses Foundation

Scholarships and Stipends for 2013/2014

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation provides scholarships, stipends and grants to nursing students and registered

nurses throughout the state of Mississippi who are pursuing degrees in nursing. A glimpse of MNF Scholarships

offered for 2013-2014 are as follows:

Georgia B. Hall Award of Excellence $500

Submission deadline is October 31, 2013

Award date is November 15, 2013

Authur L. Davis Scholarly Writing $1,000

Submission deadline is December 6, 2013

Award date is January 10, 2014

Nurse Oneita Dongieux Scholarship $500

Submission deadline is February 7, 2014

Award date is March 3, 2014

MS Nurses Foundation School of Nursing Scholarship $1000

Submission deadline is March 1, 2014 – Contact your School of Nursing

Award date will be at each School of Nursing Awards Day

Research Grants up to $2,000

Submission deadline is July 15, 2014

Award date is August 15, 2014

Car Tag Stipends $6,000

Submission deadline is June 13, 2014

Award date is July 15, 2014

MS School Nurse Association Scholarship $500

Submission deadline is June 13, 2014

Award date is July 15, 2014

Dare to Soar Scholarship $1,000

Submission deadline is July 11, 2014

Award date is August 8, 2014

RH Green Scholarship for Hinds Community College

& Mississippi College covers cost of tuition

Contact Hinds Community College/Mississippi College for submission deadline

Contact Hinds Community College/Mississippi College for award date

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

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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 MNF’s annual fund, special events, planned giving and major donors 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, MNF Executive Assistant

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 Providers 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

Gayle Harrell, NP-C, CWCN

President

gayle.harrell52@gmail.com

Jennifer Hitt, BSN, MSN, PhD(c), NLN-CNE

Vice President

jhitt@umc.edu

Michelle Burns, RN, MSN

Secretary

mjburns@umc.edu

Ann Barnes, RN, BSN

Treasurer

abarnes@pcnursing.com

Linda Sullivan, RN, BC, DSN, FNP/PNP

Council on Advanced Practice

lmsullivanpnp1@gmail.com

Deloris Slade, MSN, FNP-BC

Council on Education

dslade@semrhi.com

Tonya Harbison, BSN

Council on Health Affairs

leetonyaharbison@bellsouth.net

Sandi Arnold, RN, BSN

Council on Nursing Practice

sandi.arnold@hattiesburgclinic.com

Mary Stewart, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD

Council on Nursing Research

mstewart4@umc.edu

Amy Forsythe, BSN, MSN, NP-C

Council on Organizational Affairs

amyforsythe@bellsouth.net

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

tmalone@msnurses.org

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MNA District Presidents

DNA 1

Diane Blanchard, PhD-CNS

dianehb@alcorn.edu

DNA 2

Melinda Sills, RN, BSN

mklsills@yahoo.com

DNA 5

Regina Floyd, MSN, RN

floydr4@yahoo.com

DNA 6

Jill Olsen, MSN, RN

jillmolsen@cableone.net

DNA 7

Ka Russum, BSN, MPH

krussum@forestgeneral.com

DNA 8

Kimberly Cabe, FNP-BC

kimberlyfaith81@gmail.com

DNA 11

Teresa Windham, RN, BSN

twindhamdon@yahoo.com

DNA 12

Debbie Hoover, CFNP, MSN, RN

DeborahLionist@bellsouth.net

DNA 13

Katrina Johnson

johnson.katrinac@gmail.com

DNA 15

Jan Todd, FNP, MSN, RN

jan_workbcc@yahoo.com

DNA 16

Maxine Puckett, FNP, RN

grannyhw@bellsouth.net

DNA 18

Johnnie S. Wijewardane, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

johnniesue.cooper@gmail.com

DNA 21

Debra Allen, RN, MSN

dallen@deltastate.edu

DNA 23

Shelby Polk, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE

spolk@deltastate.edu

DNA 25

Teresa Stanford, RN, FNP

teresastanford@hotmail.com

DNA 28

Reynae Bennett, E-MSN, NEA-BC

reynae.bennett@bmhcc.org

DNA 31

Morgan Walter, RN

mdwalter1@gmail.com

DNA 32

Shelby Lipe, MSN

slipefnp@gmail.com

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MNA District Map

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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 the 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, Events Coordinator / Continuing Education Coordinator

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. 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. Dana is editor of the quarterly newspaper/The Mississippi RN and creates the E-newsletter –

Members Only. Dana is the point of contact for MNA news releases, announcements, coordinates all media

relations, prepares for Board meetings, political mail-outs, special events, and assists with other executive

functions. She also assists with new membership packets, membership renewals, and continuing education

activities.

Deborah Norman, Finance Administrator / Membership Coordinator

dnorman@msnurses.org

Deborah is responsible for all financial transactions including payment 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.

Mary Pittman, Advanced Practice Coordinator / Publishing Coordinator

mpittman@msnurses.org

Mary is responsible for working with the Director of the Council on Advanced Practice. She works with

pharmaceutical companies in organizing the NP Nites Out across the State, uploads email addresses to the

Mississippi Nurse Practitioner Network, compiles advanced practice legislation information and supports any

other activities relating to Nurse Practitioners. Mary also publishes the convention & conference preview

guides, books, brochures, district emails, legislative updates, and uploads information to the MNA website. She

is the site administrator for the Cisco Webex Event Center and APRN Practice Owned webinars.

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