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Provided to Virginia’s Nursing Community by VNA. Are You a Member?

Volume 19 • No. 4

The Official Publication of the Virginia Nurses Association Circulation 95,000 Registered Nurses and 2,300 Student Nurses

November 2011


November 2011 President’s Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 VNF Gala – Celebrating Nursing Excellence Thank you to our Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Congratulations to These Nurses Honored at VNF Gala. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Friend of Nursing, Delegate Stolle . . . . . . . . . . 4 Annual Meeting and Education Day Reflections Poster Presenters 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Congratulations to Nancy Vance Award Winner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 VNA’s 27th Annual Nurses Day at the General Assembly – February 8, 2012 Registration Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Directions to the Nurses Day Event. . . . . . . . . 9 Sponsorship Commitment Form. . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chapter News Advocacy Chapter Hosts 21st Annual Legislative Dinner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 District 12 Holds Toiletry Drive . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Opportunities to Become Involved . . . . . . . . . 10 Complementary and Alternative Health Equity through Complementary and Alternative Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Practice Information: Leading Change, Advancing Health with DNP Prepared Providers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 NLI Article. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 AACN Hosts Inaugural Nursing Student Policy Summit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 VCNP VNA – VCNP Legislative Reception. . . . . . . . . 15 News Briefs Virginia Board of Nursing Honored with National Council of State Boards of Nursing Regulatory Award for Excellence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 VNA CE Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FAAN Article. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Membership News Welcome New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 How to Create a VNA Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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November, December 2011, January 2012

Shirley Gibson, President The Virginia Action Coalition (VAC) is on the move! Nursing in the Commonwealth has taken on the challenge to implement the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health recommendations. The action coalition co-leads from the five workgroups reported outcomes at the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) Shirley Gibson fourth annual educational day held September 24, 2011. The action coalition is led by AARP Virginia and the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA). There are over 150 nurses and AARP volunteers serving on the various workgroups as well as other stakeholders. Virginia nurses are engaged and making a difference! Each of the five workgroups has held face to face meetings and conference calls to achieve outcomes and define next steps. The education workgroup co-leads are Deb Zimmerman and Linda Dedo. The workgroup outcomes include the beginning of regional meetings with clinicians, leaders and academia to develop seamless progression in nursing education. A forecasting and strategy tool has been developed to be used as a predictive model for organizations to analyze and forecast what it will take to achieve 80% baccalaureate nurses by 2020 or sooner. The workgroup is collaborating with recipients of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation PIN Grant on short and long term goals for seamless education progression. The next steps for the education workgroup include creating four regions in the Commonwealth to foster communication, collaboration and action, meeting with other stakeholders and community leaders and developing a webinar for the forecasting tool. The accesses to care workgroup co-leads are Linda Ault and Cindy Fagan. They are in the process of publishing a series of “Myth Buster” articles in Virginia Nurse Today to educate nurses about the various APRN roles and what they are licensed to do in Virginia. The workgroup outcomes include the creation of a dashboard on the VAC website to track the speakers and organizations that have been addressed to educate nurses, consumers, and other stakeholders on the VAC and how nurses

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can fill the access to care gap. They are calling for stories to demonstrate through real practice how APRNs were either able to successfully bridge a gap to care or how the current statutes hindered and negatively impact access to care throughout the state. They have secured support statements for legislative change such as the one obtained by AARP Virginia to support independent practice for advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) in Virginia. Their long term goal is to implement legislative strategies to impact statutory and regulatory barriers that prevent nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and training. The leadership workgroup co-leads are Lindsey Cardwell and Loressa Cole. The workgroup outcomes include the implementation of a WikiSpace to facilitate online collaboration. The workgroup is continuing to determine strategic boards to which nurses could be appointed and work with stakeholders to identify, mentor, and recommend individuals for those appointments. They are collaborating with schools of nursing to ensure the curriculum focuses on leadership skills necessary for today’s complex healthcare environment. At the Virginia Nurses Foundation gala held September 24, 2011, forty nurses under the age of forty were recognized as the emerging nursing leaders for the future. The workforce data workgroup co-leads are Richardean Benjamin and Nina Beaman. The workgroup outcomes include ongoing collaboration with the Department of Health Professions Workforce Data Center, the participation for dissemination of information from the Virginia Workforce Development Authority and participation in the Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers. They are conducting briefings on the recent nurse licensure survey, compiling current resources regarding workforce data issues, achieving consensus on minimum data sets and developing a white paper and presentations to be used to educate various stakeholders. The interdisciplinary/team based care delivery workgroup co-leads are Sallie Eissler and Patti McCue. The workgroup is identifying best practices in inpatient and ambulatory settings. Pilots of interdisciplinary care delivery models will be established and implemented. The workgroup meeting was facilitated by Dr. Pam Cipriano and included a variety of health professionals to design the interdisciplinary care delivery models. This is the one year anniversary of the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing report and it is evident by the work that has been accomplished by the Virginia Action Coalition and the five workgroups that Virginia nurses are very committed to implementing the recommendations. As the saying goes, “if not now, when and if not us, who?” Virginia nurses, AARP Virginia and other stakeholders have taken the challenge and are clearly on the move! ◆

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is the official publication of the Virginia Nurses Association: 7113 Three Chopt Road, Suite 204 Richmond, Virginia 23226, a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. [email protected] Fax: 804-282-4916 The opinions contained herein are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Association. Virginia Nurses Today reserves the right to edit all materials to its style and space requirements and to clarify presentations. VNA Mission Statement The mission of the VNA is to promote education, advocacy and mentoring for registered nurses to advance professional practice and influence the delivery of quality care. Board of Directors: Shirley Gibson, President; Loressa Cole, President Elect; Thelma Roach-Serry, Vice President; Chelsea Savage, Secretary; Amy Black, Treasurer; Lauren Goodloe, Commissioner on Nursing Practice; Linda Ault, Commissioner on Government Relations; Nina Beaman, Commissioner on Resources & Policies; Linda Dedo, Commissioner on Nursing Education; Kathy Baker, Commissioner on Work Force Issues, Denise Hill, Director-at-Large; Barbara Cross, Committee on Ethics & Human Rights; Sallie Eissler, President Virginia Nurses Foundation; Jan Haas, Advocacy for Nursing Excellence. Contacts for established VNA Chapters: DeDee Foti, Roanoke Valley; Ellen Linkenhoker, New River Valley; Anne Marie Caylor, Central Virginia Chapter 3; Sherry Ferki and Sandra Olanitori, Hampton Roads; Beverly Ross, Central Virginia; Linda Dedo, Piedmont Area; Sallie Bradford, Northern Virginia; Don Tyson, Augusta Advocacy Chapter; Marcia Perkins, Northern Shenandoah Valley. Check our website, as new chapters are continually being organized. VNA Staff Susan Motley, CEO Kathryn Mahone, Administrator Celine Barefoot, Office Assistant VNT Staff Susan Motley, Managing Editor Virginia Nurses Today is published quarterly every February, May, August and November by the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. Copyright © 2011, ISSN #1084-4740 Subscriber rates are available, 804-282-1808. For advertising rates and information, please contact Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc., 517 Washington Street, PO Box 216, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613. (800) 6264081, [email protected] VNA and the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. reserve the right to reject any advertisement. Responsibility for errors in advertising is limited to corrections in the next issue or refund of price of advertisement. Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement or approval by the Virginia Nurses Association of the products advertised, the advertisers or the claims made. Rejection of an advertisement does not imply that a product offered for advertising is without merit, or that the manufacturer lacks integrity, or that this association disapproves of the product or its use. VNA and the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. shall not be held liable for any consequences resulting from purchase or use of advertisers’ products. Articles appearing in this publication express the opinions of the authors; they do not necessarily reflect views of the staff, board, or membership of VNA, or those of the national or local associations.

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November, December 2011, January 2012

Congratulations to the Winners of 40 Under 40

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Erin Keister, Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital Holly Kesel, CJW Medical Center Kristi Kimpel, University of Virginia Health System Deepa Kurup, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Ronnette Langhorne, Hampton University Tiffany Linkowitz, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center Hannah M. Anderson, Thomas Nelson Community College

Emily B. Little, University of Virginia Health System

Carolyn Ashley, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Hospital

William Machen, Riverside Tappahannock Hospital

Jennifer S. Barnes, Riverside Shore Healthcare at Home

Tracey Mallory, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Kellyanne Brown, Centra Health

Dara Georgene McCullagh, Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center

Lindsey Cardwell, Centra Health

Kelly McDonough, Mary Washington Hospital

Stacy Coleman, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital

Dorothy Medina, Bryant and Stratton University

Rocquel Crawley, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Alison Montpetit, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Jessica H. Dawson, Henrico County Public Schools

Bryan Overman, Kaiser Permanente

Jeffrey N. Doucette, Bon Secours, Virginia

Jessica Parrott, Norfolk State University

Misty Freeman, Bon Secours, St. Mary’s Hospital

Adye Porter, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

HoChong Gilles, Hunter Holmes Maguire, Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center

Chelsea Savage, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Jamie Greene, Kaiser Permanente

Kevin Shimp, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Angela Starkweather, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Kimberly Harper, Riverside Health System Denise Hill, Children’s National Medical Center

S. Craig Thomas, University of Virginia Health System – Continuum Home Health

Christina Issaev, Mary Washington Hospital

Eileen Joy Watkins, Community Memorial Healthcenter

LaLanda Johnson, Riverside Lifelong Health, The Gardens of Warwick Forest

Beth Widmaier, Riverside Regional Medical Center

Hanan Kallash, Community Memorial Healthcenter

Carla Wolfner, Kaiser Permanente ◆

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Virginia Nurses Today

November, December 2011, January 2012

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Congratulations to all who were honored at the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s 2011 Gala Nancy Langston VNA Nancy Vance Pin Award Delegate Christopher P. Stolle Friend of Nursing Lisa Cantore Honored with the Virginia Magnet Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice Carolyn Jacques Honored with the Virginia Magnet Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership Allison Nesbit Honored with the Virginia Magnet Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership Carol-Jo Osinkski Honored with the VNF JoAnne Kirk Henry Nurse Leadership Scholarship, 2011 Patricia Anne Kinser Honored with the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Scholarship, 2011 Doris Elliott Honored with the Central Region Public Health Nurse of the Year

JOIN THE CATAWBA HOSPITAL NURSING TEAM Catawba Hospital is searching for skilled, knowledgeable, and dedicated Registered Nurses with psychiatric experience. Located just minutes from the metropolitan community of Roanoke, VA, the area provides excellent recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities in the Blue Ridge Mountains: • one of the ten best places to raise a family in the United States (Parenting magazine); • ranked among the least stressful locations in the United States (Zero Population Growth, Inc.); • 7th healthiest place to live (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine); • one of the nation’s top 20 cities for quality of life (recent University of Kentucky study). Excellent State employee benefits package includes: • Blue Cross Health Insurance • 12 Paid Holidays each year • State Retirement Benefits • 12 Vacation Days each year • Short & Long Term Disability Apply online at: Find the perfect nursing

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Thank you to all of the Poster Presenters who participated in Education Day 2011 Peoples Choice: First Place:

Centra’s Response to The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,Institute of Medicine, October 2010 Patti McCue, ScD, RN, MSN, CNAA, BC; Roberta Vick, MAEd, RN-BC; Caryn Brown, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN-BC •  Centra Health, Lynchburg, VA

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Quality Improvement Initiative Dianna L. Jones, BSN, RN; Joyce Johnston, MBA, BSN, RN; Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA Collaborative Hospital – Academic Partnership Promotes Evidence-Based Practice for Bedside Nurses Ellen Linkenhoker, MSN, BSN, RN; Kristie Jackson, RN; Lewis Gale Hospital –Montgomery, Blacksburg, VA Conflict Engagement and Resolution Tools in Healthcare Amy Woods, BSN, RN, CNOR; Lewis Gale Hospital –Montgomery, Blacksburg, VA Developing “Watchdogs for Life” in the ICU to Improve Compliance with LifeNet Notification Eileen Watkins, BSN, CCRN; Susan Helms, RN; Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill,VA Effectiveness of an APRN Led Fall Prevention Clinic Linda Davis, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC; Radford University, Pulaski, VA

Peoples Choice: Second Place

Embracing the Future of Nursing by Mentoring the Next Generation of Nurses Patricia Lane, MBA, BSN, RN; Karen Faison, PhD, RN, CNE, Frances Montague; Erica Davis • Central Virginia Chapter of National Black Nurses, Midlothian, VA • Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

Other Poster Presenters included: A Preoperative Approach Optimizes Outcomes for Surgical Patient Rebecca Clark, PhD; Katherine Penturff, RN, CAPA; Michele Berry, RN; Brenda Gilliam, BA, RN, CAPA; Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA Adult Acute Care Inpatient Cardiopulmonary Arrest Outcomes at One Teaching Hospital Before and After Implementation of a Full-time Rapid Response Nurse Joseph Moffett, RN; M. Henrich, RN; S. Thomas, RN; M. Hardy, RN; P. Dennison, RN; University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA Bevel Position for Vascular Access Device Vicki Hubble, RN; Linda Gill, RN, OCN; Marsha Myers, RT; Michele Keasling, RN; Daryel Gills, RN; Lewis Gale Hospital – Pulaski, VA

Effectiveness of a Peripheral Intravenous Securement Device in Acute Care Cheryl Dumont, PhD, RN, CRNI; Tammy Brannon, RN; Cathy Dalton, RN; Ronee Fertig, RN; Ozlem Getz, RN; Debbie Gnegy, RN, CRNI; Melissa Freze, RN, Debbie Knippenberg, RN; Nancy Stoop, RN; Angela Tyus, RN; Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA Excellence in the Patient’s Home through Global Connections: An International Organization for Home Care Nurses Mary Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC; Tina Marrelii, MSN, RN, FAAN, Liz Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN; International Home Care Nurses Organization, Vienna, VA Follow the Yellow Brick Road: St. Francis Medical Center’s Pathway to Excellence Barbara Sorbello, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC ; Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian, VA Health Literacy and the Care of the Endoscopy Patient Karen Chambers, MSN, RN, CGRN; Gail Decosta, RN, CGRN; VCU Health System, Richmond, VA

Improving Patient Safety and Collaboration through SBAR, Face to Face Report Stacy M. Coleman, BSN • Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Richmond VA. Increasing Competency and Critical Thinking Skills Amongst New Graduates Utilizing a Tiered Health Assessment Melody Armstrong, MPA, BSN, RN, CNOR; Keia Robinson, MS, RN, FNP; Ellis Siegel, MSN, BSN, RN; Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA Increasing Nursing Certification on a Transplant Surgery Unit Debra Dellinger, BSN, RN; Amber Thomas, BSN, RN; VCU Health System, Richmond, VA Interdisciplinary Rounds Mary Reynolds, BSN, RN; VCU Health System, Richmond, VA Inter-professional Collaboration: Developing Essential Breast Cancer Knowledge in Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work Students Nina Trocky, DNP, RN NEA-BC; Abby Plusen; University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD Keeping Masters Prepared Nurses at the Bedside Lauren Goodloe, PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Tracy Lowerre, MS, RN, CPN; VCU Health System, Richmond, VA Nursing Peer Review Demonstrates Potential for Improving Nursing Practice Jean Madden, MSN, RN, OCN; Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA Oral Care in the Neonate: One Step in a Bundle to Reduce Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Taylor Cady, BSN, RN; Sarah Wilson, BSN, RN; Karen Root, BSN, RN, Amy Blackman, RN; University of Virginia –Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Charlottesville, VA Improving Patient Safety and Collaboration through SBAR Face to Face Report Stacy Coleman, BSN, RN; Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Beaverdam, VA

Poster Presenters continued on page 7

Improving MD/RN Collaboration for Better Patient Outcomes Kristi Remkus, MPH, BSN, RN; Pamela Rogers, BS, RN; VCU Health System – Acute Care Surgery Unit, Richmond, VA

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Poster Presenters continued from page 6 Perceptions of Horizontal Violence (Bullying) and Relationships to Nurse Job Satisfaction in an Acute Care Hospital Cheryl Dumont, PhD, RN, CRNI; Kammie Riggleman, MSN, RN; Sandy Meisenger, BSN, RN; Alicia Lein, RN; Gloria Corbin, MSN, RN; Christina Payne, BSN, RN; Sue Gretzinger, MSN, RN, Julia Pugh, BSN, RN; Jennifer Messerschmitt, RN; Bettina Fiery, EdD, RN; Mary Jo Whitacre, MSN, RN; Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Spinal Care Injured Patients Ernestine Goode, MSA, BSN, RN; Linda Droste, RN; Hunter Holmes McGuire Veteran Affairs Hospital, Richmond, VA

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Therapeutic Dining: Dining with Friends Shirley Jones, MSN, RN; Fredericka Kraines, RN; Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, Burkeville, VA Total Parenteral Nutrition: A Call for Evidence Based Practice Simona Parvulescu-Codrea, PhD, MSN, RN; Meg Barclay, MSN, RN, ACNP-C; Diana Rexrode, BSN, RN; Joe Krenitsky, MS, RD; Elizabeth Dunkle, MA, RN; Kim Chen, LPN; Debbie Cox, MSN, RN; Katie Snyder, BSN, RN, MM, CGRN; Jeff Cutruzzlua, MPN, RN; University of Virginia Medical Center –Digestive Health Center of Excellence, Charlottesville, VA

Congratulations to Nancy Vance Award Winner

Transitioning Nursing Hand-Offs to the Bedside: An Evidence Based Approach Darci Bowles, MS, RN, RRT; VCU Health System, Richmond, VA ◆

Preventing Falls One Step at a Time Jill Mercier, MSN, BSN, RN; Lynn Goodloe, MSN, BSN, RN; Jeannette Cain, MSN, BSN, RN; VCU Health System, Richmond, VA Quiet Hour on Security Care Unit to Decrease Overall Patient Stress Jeannette Speidel, BSN, RN; Kelly Donahue, BSN, RN; Katie Adams, BSN, RN; VCU Health System, Richmond, VA Tele-health Care in the Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Population Melodie Anderson, MSN, RN; Marta Cheek, RN; Hunter Homes McGuire Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Richmond VA Telemedicine Interdisciplinary Rounding in the Intensive Care Unit: Improving Patient Outcomes Eileen Watkins, BSN, CCRN; Susan Helms, RN; Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill, VA

Education Day Keynote Speaker, Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Vice President, Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, (3rd from the left) with Education Day participants.

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Happy Holidays from the Board & Staff of the Virginia Nurses Association

Virginia Nurses Today

VNA’s 27th Annual Nurses Day at the General Assembly— February 8, 2012

Registration Form THE STATE OF NURSING IN VIRGINIA 27th Annual Nurses Day at the General Assembly February 8, 2012; 8:00 am - 2:30 pm The Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad Street, Richmond VA. Name - Please Type or Print Clearly— this will be printed on your nametag. _____________________________________________________________________ Permanent Address _____________________________________________________________________ City State Zip Code _____________________________________________________________________ E-mail Address Home Phone _____________________________________________________________________ Registration Fee Mail or Fax To: Virginia Nurses Association 7113 Three Chopt Road, Suite 204 Richmond, VA 23226

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VNA’s 27th Annual Nurses Day at the General Assembly— February 8, 2012 THE POWER OF A NURSE’S VOICE 27th ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE DAY February 8, 2011 at Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219 Early Bird Special Rates for Exhibitors If you are planning to attend our 27th Legislative Day at the General Assembly and register before December 20, 2011 the price of a table will be $500.00. After the 20th of December, the price will be $575.00 Payment may be made after the December 20th deadline, but registration (the form below) must be completed and emailed or faxed to VNA in order to receive the special rate.

Nurses Day at the General Assembly – HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS and Directions Room Reservations for the Richmond Marriott Hotel Downtown, may be made by calling 804-6433400. The VNA has a block of rooms reserved for the event at a special rate, so please indicate when you call that it is for the Virginia Nurses Association’s Nurses Day at the General Assembly. Deadline for room reservations is January 6th, 2012.

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From Washington DC and All Points North of Richmond/I-95 Southbound: From I-95 South take Exit #74-C which will read Broad St. (250 West) The Richmond Marriott will be nine blocks from exit 74-C, on the right hand side on the corner of Broad Street and 5th Street.

Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ City:_________________________________________________ State:_________ Zip: _____________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________ E-mail: _ _______________________________________ On-site representatives (s) if different than above: 1 _____________________________________________________ Lunch: (Yes)__________ (No) ________ 2 _____________________________________________________ Lunch: (Yes)__________ (No)_ _______ Please enclose $35.00 per extra lunch. Two lunches are provided with the registration fee. The number of available tables are limited—Please register early. *Includes one electric feed FEES

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From Charlottesville and All points West of Richmond/I-64 Eastbound: 64 East will converge with I-95 South, take exit 74-C which will read Broad St. (250 West) The Richmond Marriott will be nine blocks from exit 74-C, on the right-hand side on the corner of Broad Street and 5th Street. From Williamsburg and All points East of Richmond/I-64 Westbound: From I-64 West take Exit 190 which will read 5th Street/Coliseum Exit. You will be on 5th Street. Proceed 1/3 mile and the hotel will be on the lefthand side on the corner of Broad Street and 5th Street. From Petersburg and All Points South of Richmond/I-95 Northbound: From North on I-95 take Exit #74-C which will read Broad St. (250 West) The Richmond Marriott will be nine blocks from exit 74-C, on the right hand side on the corner of Broad Street and 5th Street. ◆

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Nursing The Department of Nursing at Marymount University, Arlington, VA invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department offers the BSN, MSN and DNP. All programs are fully accredited. Responsibilities may include teaching theory, lab and clinical teaching in all programs. Summer teaching may be available. Candidates must have MSN and teaching experience in higher education. A Practitioner Certification, a doctorate in nursing or related field preferred. For details and to apply, please visit www.marymountjobs. com and search for Position 09693. Must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Marymount University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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VNA Advocacy Chapter Twenty-first Annual Legislative Dinner Arlene G. Wiens PhD, RN Advocacy Chapter (former District 9) VNA Legislative Chair Legislative advocacy has long been a focus of the former District 9, the Advocacy Chapter. The annual legislative dinner has long been a cooperative effort of several nursing organizations including VNA District 9, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHON), the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and later the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Shenandoah Region. The dinner is held every fall in the Augusta County area to accommodate the various geographical areas of the state and of District 9. Augusta Health has generously hosted the dinner for many years and Jan Botkin (AWHON) from Augusta Health is part of the planning committee. Her facility planning is vital to the success of the event. Regional nurses and nursing students were invited to attend. Contacts were made through nursing organizations and the regional schools of nursing. The committee has tried several different approaches throughout the years but the format that is most effective is when the panel of legislators responds to mailed questions and questions from-the-floor. Registrants have the opportunity to send questions with their registrations which are then forwarded to the legislators so they can prepare their responses. Most questions are asked from the floor at the dinner. The discussion facilitator is crucial and Rebecca Bowers-Lanier has ably served in that role for many years. She is the owner of B2L Consulting and is well known by many of the legislators. During election cycles the candidates and incumbents are invited to the dinner. The focus is chiefly on state educational and nursing practice, especially related to the practice of nursing practitioners. The dinner has been of great value in developing long term relationships with our local legislators. They know who we are and what nurse’s care about. So when an issue arises they know how to vote. An additional benefit is that nurses have more understanding of the complexity of the political and policy process and they are aware that their representatives are real people who face competing loyalties. Crucial to the success of the dinner has been a core planning committee who is committed to offering this event. Long term members are Arlene Wiens, Jan Botkin and more recent members include Jamie Lee and Paige French. Several of the planning members are active in the political/policy process. If you would like more information about planning an event, contact Arlene Wiens at [email protected]

Shift Leader–Registered Nurse Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Brook Road campus is in search of a Registered Nurse–Shift Leader. This position would provide leadership for our Transitional Care Unit for the weekend shift. This position requires a set schedule of every weekend and the opportunity to work an additional shift M-F. Qualified candidates will have at least 2 yrs. exp. in a pediatric, rehabilitative, med/ surg, or critical care environment. Ventilator/resp. exp. strongly preferred. Must be licensed in VA. BSN preferred. Supervisory experience a plus. Competitive salary and benefits in a pediatric long term care setting. If you are interested, please download and email your completed application, along with a current resume to [email protected] Visit our website for an application and more information about the position and facility.

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District 12 (Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter) Sponsors Drive to benefit clients of Winchester Medical Center/Valley Health Home Health It has been identified that many Home Health clients do not have the funds to purchase basic hygiene essentials and these donations will assist those in need. Many thanks to District 12 member and Home Health nurse JoAnn Noel for identifying this need and to all the Valley Health Employees and local business in the community who contributed to this drive!!! We are so grateful for the generosity shown!!! Special thanks to DK Cleveland, Administrative Associate, in the WMC Emergency Department who went above and beyond in collecting donations from the following local business: • Towne Place Suites of Winchester • The George Washington Hotel • The Aikens Group—which is comprised of: ◊ The Hilton Garden Inn of Winchester ◊ Hampton Inn of Front Royal ◊ Holiday Inn Express of Stephens City ◊ Fairfield Inn and Suites of Winchester ◊ Quality Inn of Winchester ◊ Hampton Inn of Winchester ◆

District 12 members presenting donation to Home Health staff. Home Health nurses who are District 12 members present in picture include JoAnn Noel (far left—first row standing) and Doris Miller.


Advocates for Nursing Excellence. Historically, this chapter was concentrated in Halifax, Henry, Mecklenburg, Patrick and Pittsylvania counties. Jan Haas is the contact and may be reached at [email protected]

Augusta Advocacy Chapter. A grassroots, legislative advocacy chapter concentrating in the Augusta County area. Email Donald Tyson at [email protected] for more information.

Central Virginia Chapter is centered in the Richmond area. Beverly Ross is the contact person for the chapter which was formerly, District 5. She may be contacted via email: [email protected]

Hampton Roads Chapter represents Hampton Roads and the many hospitals located in the area. Contacts include Sheri Ferki [email protected] and Sandra Olanitori at [email protected]

New River Valley Chapter was formerly part of District 2. Centered in and near the New River Valley including the Blacksburg area, for more information contact Ellen Linkenhoker at [email protected]

Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter is loosely based on geographic location. They represent Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock and Shenandoah counties. Winchester and Shenandoah University are also well represented within its membership. For information regarding this chapter, please contact Marcia Perkins, RN via email at: [email protected]

Roanoke Valley Chapter was formerly part of District 2 and is designed for nurses in the Roanoke City area of southwestern Virginia. Contact DeDee Foti at [email protected] for more information.

VNA Chapter 3 of Central Virginia—as a district in VNA, it served nurses in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell counties. Today nurses who live and/or work in adjacent counties are also invited to join this Chapter. Contact Person is Anne Marie Caylor and her email is: [email protected]

VNA Northern Virginia represents nurses living in Northern Virginia. This chapter was originally District 8 and Sally Bradford remains the contact. You can reach her via email at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Equity Through Complementary and Alternative Health Care J. Goodlett McDaniel, EdD, RN,CS, MBA The first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Summit, Enhancing Health Status and Achieving Health Equity at Lowest Cost, was held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington, DC in August, 2011. Health equity centers on creating equality in health, regardless of wealth, power, or prestige. As nurses, most have experienced how inequities in health systematically put groups of people who are already socially disadvantaged at further risk. If health is essential to wellbeing and to overcoming other effects of social disadvantage, how then do nurses take action? Equity as an ethical principle is closely related to beliefs about human rights. The right to the highest attainable standard of health as indicated by the health status of the most socially advantaged group would seem to be the measure of a quality healthcare system. What was most interesting to this author was not that a Summit was being held in Washington DC honoring Dr. King for his efforts related to equity, rather, the fact that an entire conference session was devoted to integrative health as required for health equity was unexpected. Brian Berman, MD, President & Founder, The Institute for Integrative Health, Stephanie Y. Mitchem, PhD, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of South Carolina, and Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH Vice Chair, Department of Integrative Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center spent almost two hours presenting this case. The discussion defined integrative health and focused attention on the integration of mind, body and spirit into the African American cultural

understanding of health. Additionally, the panel discussion placed traditional African American folk healing within the larger context of health. Several current integrative medicine initiatives that address health disparities in both direct patient care and health professional education were highlighted. The establishment of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health in 1998 was in response to an acknowledgment that Americans are increasingly receptive to forms of health care outside conventional medicine. The realization that research in “integrative medicine” has a payoff for the most underserved populations of Americans has been of increasing interest to health care providers. NCCAM has a philosophy of inclusion in its description of complementary and alternative medicine practices as “those not presently considered an integral part of conventional medicine.” Safe and effective treatments have been practiced by racially and ethnically disparate groups for years. Given the severe federal and state budget shortfalls brought on by recession, 41 states are experiencing budget cuts due to declining state revenue, and, approximately 13 states expect budget cuts averaging 9.4% in FY 2011, austerity measures including freezing public health agencies staff hires, reducing administrative expenses and departmental services, staff cuts, and cutting hospital staff and services have all resulted in a crises especially for those most disadvantaged Americans. High unemployment and reduced state property and income taxes have fueled the impact on human suffering. Often, CAM therapies are non-invasive, do not depend require expensive equipment, can be

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delivered in non-medical settings, and, support the cultural norms of a group. Although there are a number of potential risks including: (a) inappropriate or incomplete diagnosis, (b) unregulated practice, (c) unsafe delivery settings, (d) lack of FDA and other agency oversight, etc., if efficacy exists, patients will seek these treatments. The first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Summit showcased national efforts that focused attention on America’s most vulnerable populations, in particular, racial and ethnic minority groups. Information documenting that the health of these groups is generally poorer than that of the white majority has brought attention to the importance of complementary practices. The potential for low-cost, scientifically sound, and culturally acceptable practices becoming mainstream treatments is intriguing. Attracting minority youth to CAM health-related practices as careers; documenting and testing the efficacy of folk and other healing practices; providing informational materials to racial and ethnic minority populations; interpreting scientific findings related to CAM therapies; and, encouraging a voice for inclusion of practices that may fly in the face of established practice norms are all potential actions that nurses may choose to lead over time. ◆ Goodlett McDaniel is the Associate Provost for Distance Education at George Mason University. McDaniel has been a practitioner, administrator, consultant, and educator for many years. McDaniel helped build one of the largest online RN to BSN programs in the U.S. prior to coming to Mason.

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Leading Change, Advancing Health with DNP Prepared Providers Dr. Carolyn Rutledge, Dean of the School of Nursing at Old Dominion University The 2011 IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Practice, stresses the importance of nurses working to their highest potential in order to meet the healthcare needs of rural and underserved populations. To do so, many barriers must be broken down. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Old Dominion University (ODU) has taken on this charge. The program is based on the belief that clinical nursing scholars and practice leaders with the knowledge and skills to create new models of care are needed to lead this change. Barriers that must be overcome include the lack of willingness of providers to practice in rural and underserved regions, lack of specialty support, and lack of expertise in creating new models of care. In order to address these barriers, the ODU DNP program prepares postmasters advanced practice nurses (Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Clinical Nurse Specialists) with the knowledge, skills, and support needed to serve these populations. Three strategies are used to prepare these students: (1) Distance education that focuses on the needs found in rural and underserved communities, (2) Healthcare technology, and (3) Experiential learning in program development and advocacy. In order to find providers willing to serve in rural/underserved areas, it is often advantageous to educate individuals that are already part of the community. This can best be accomplished by taking the programs to the students. The DNP program at ODU is an on-line program that uses technologies such as blackboard, Skype, and social media to deliver educational programs to the DNP students. This allows the students to remain in their underserved communities as they proceed through the program. The assignments in the practicum are used to address issues relevant to the rural and underserved populations they serve. During the program, the students complete Capstone Projects that inform and improve care. These projects address methods to improve the access and quality of care, thus addressing the healthcare need of these populations. For instance,

one DNP educated nurse practitioner that works in a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center converted the center’s diabetes education program to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of the Hispanic population in her region. As a result of her program, she was able to provide evidence that the patients’ knowledge in managing their diabetes as well as their clinical outcomes improved significantly. Another student working in a rural hospital in southwest Virginia developed a palliative care program for patients with COPD and CHF that resulted in a significant decrease in hospital admissions and length of hospital stay. In addition, it significantly improved the psychological well-being of both the patient and the caregiver. Secondly, the DNP program focuses on developing clinical scholars that have expertise in utilizing technology to bring state of the art healthcare to the underserved regions. The students are introduced to Telehealth, Social Media, EHR, and Clinical Decision Support through standardized patient encounters; rotations in sites using telehealth; and application to their practice sites. One DNP FNP student that worked with the UVA Stroke Center used her Capstone Project to develop, implement and evaluate stroke education delivered via telehealth from over 300 miles away as compared to in-person education and found them to be equally effective. This project demonstrated the feasibility of providing such education via telehealth in order to provide those in rural areas with stroke education provided by experts from a major stroke center. Finally, the DNP students are prepared to lead change in their communities through policy initiatives; addressing the business side of practice; developing multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; presentations, and writing proposals for funding. For example, one student advanced her role as a FNP provider into that of a practice owner. She used the assignments in the DNP program to help her open her own practice, a set fee clinic where patients that have no insurance can get care for a reduced set fee. This enables many homeless patients as well as those unable to afford insurance to receive care they need. Two midwifery DNP students worked closely with their nursing organization as well as

Advance Practice Nurses enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at ODU attend the VNA Education Day. From left to right: Katie Caton, Vicky Brunet, Sharon Craft, Debbie Gray, and Lisa Riha the local healthcare organization in order to remove barriers to their practice. They are now well received as providers of midwifery care in underserved regions of Virginia. In order to further address the healthcare issues stressed in the IOM report, the DNP program at Old Dominion University will be starting a Nurse Executive track in January. This innovative program will provide a venue for nurses in administrative and leadership roles to advance their knowledge and skills in order to develop innovative solutions to issues impacting healthcare. ◆ Dr. Carolyn Rutledge has a Ph.D. in health services research from ODU. With more than 30 years in nursing, her chief areas of practice are women’s health and family practice. In the last five years she has published more than 30 articles and co-authored 20 successful grant applications. In 2007, she received the School of Nursing’s Gene W. Hirschfeld faculty excellence award.

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The Nurse Leadership Institute (NLI), a program of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, provides an intensive leadership development opportunity for nurse managers and emerging nurse leaders throughout Virginia. Approximately 30 nurses participate in a 9-month program to strengthen leadership skills needed to address critical issues nurse leaders encounter daily; design and lead a Change Project; and, become part of a growing cadre of nurse leaders poised to assume more significant roles in nursing in Virginia. One-hundred ten (110) nurse leaders from across the Commonwealth have completed the program. NLI Fellows are Registered Nurses who serve as, or have been identified as having the potential to be,

a nurse manager or a member of the management team.  Fellows, who are nominated by their employers, participate in six (6) face-to-face sessions lead by experienced leaders from across Virginia and beyond; engage in distance learning activities; develop and lead implementation of a Change Project; and, work closely with a Preceptor during their NLI experience. To learn more about the NLI, please go to: www. The application process for the Class of 2013 will begin this winter. To receive an announcement regarding application availability, please contact Denise Daly Konrad, NLI Director: [email protected] or 804.282.6282. For more information about the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, visit ◆

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AACN Hosts Inaugural Nursing Student Policy Summit Sponsored by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence

Virginia Nursing Students join Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Students from Across the Country to Meet in Washington, DC to Focus on Health Policy The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) commences its second Nursing Student Policy Summit in Washington, DC in March of this year for the next generation of health policy leaders. Sponsored by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, the Johnson and Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future, the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, and Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing, whose generous donations have helped to support a robust agenda, the summit coincides with AACN’s 2011 Spring Annual Meeting and features a variety of presentations by policy experts, interactive discussions with Washington insiders, lobbying visits to U.S. members of Congress, and strategic networking opportunities. The keynote speaker was Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, who discussed nursing’s role in health policy and advocacy.   Attendees also heard the federal agendas of AACN, the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. Additionally, the students heard from last year’s attendees and how they incorporated their new understanding of health policy into their academic and career roles. The meeting agenda also included a panel presentation by key Capitol Hill staff, visits to House and Senate offices, and a reception on Capitol Hill with legislators and nursing school deans. “We’re enormously pleased to support AACN’s

visionary efforts to involve today’s nursing students in complex policy issues,” said Darlene Curley, Executive Director of the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. “They will soon be central to our evolving healthcare system and with a clear understanding of the connections between policy and practice, they will be able to develop a strong voice for the profession and their patients—a key goal of our work.” Generous support from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, the Johnson and Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future, the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, and Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing enabled AACN to accommodate 130 students (room capacity). Local support for some Radford University students was provided by Epsilon Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Virginia had the most students at the Student Health Policy Summit, with 17 students from James Madison University, Norfolk State University, Radford University, and the University of Virginia. Department heads and administrators from Virginia nursing programs, including Dr. Bennie Marshall from Norfolk State University, Dr. Kim Carter from Radford University, and Dr. Margie Rodan from George Mason University accompanied the students to Capitol Hill. Students attending the summit included Hershaw Davis (University of Virginia), Christine Little (James Madison University), Sheree Cummings, Shambra Watson, Doreen Davis, Ashley Cowan (Norfolk State University), Victoria Triana, Amber Foster, Amy Johnson, Amy St. Clair, Kimberly Hall, Courtney Smith, Maria Applewood,

Faye Lyons, Cecile Dietrich, Joni Goldwasser, and DeEtta Compton (Radford University). Virginia students and Nursing Deans/Directors met with Health Policy Staff from Senator Warner and Webb’s offices, as well as with staff from Representative Griffith and Bobby Scott. They shared policy messages advocated by AACN including funding for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and Title VIII funding (financial support for students). More information about the AACN Nursing Student Policy Summit, including a meeting agenda, is available online at htm ◆ The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is the national voice for university and four-year-college education programs in nursing. Representing more than 640 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide, AACN’s educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor’s- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice. http://www.aacn. Founded in February of 2006, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence is supported by the Barbara and Donald Jonas Family Fund. Its mission is to advance professional nursing through grant making and programs that improve nurse recruitment and retention, increase ethnic and racial diversity among the nursing workforce, advance innovative practice models and improve practice settings in New York City and beyond.

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VCNP & VNA Legislative Reception

From left to right: Margaret Light, NP; Delegate Mark Keam, Mary Duggan, NP, Lori Mclean, NP and Louise Ritz, NP

Virginia Board of Nursing’s receipt of the 2011 NCSBN Regulatory Excellence Award includes from left to right—Gloria Mitchell, Deputy Executive Director; Board members, Patricia Lane; Florence Jones-Clark; Jay Douglas, Executive Director; Myra Broadway, President, NCSBN; Patricia Selig (BON) President; and, Brenda Krohn, Deputy Executive Director. The photo is courtesy of Andrew Campbell.

Virginia Board of Nursing Honored with National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) 2011 Regulatory Award for Excellence The Virginia Board of Nursing (BON) was awarded the 2011 National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s (NCSBN) Regulatory Award for Excellence at the August annual meeting. Each year, this top honor acknowledges the member board that made an identifiable, significant contribution to the work of NCSBN to promote public policy to advance the safe and effective practice of nursing in the interest of public welfare. Nearly two-thirds of Virginia’s healthcare work force or 200,000 practitioners are licensed by the Board of Nursing. Under the leadership of Department of Health Professions (DHP) Director, Dianne L. Reynolds-Cane, MD., BON is the largest of Virginia’s 13 health regulatory boards. According to Dr. Reynolds-Cane, “This is the first time the Virginia Board of Nursing has received NCSBN’s most prestigious annual award. Recognition by NCSBN speaks volumes about the accomplishments of the Commonwealth’s Board of Nursing and its commitment to meet the needs of licensees and the public under their care.” Board of Nursing Executive Director, Jay Douglas, MSM, RN and CSAC says, “Practitioners and citizens appointed by the Governor for voluntary service on the BON are to be congratulated along with staff for recognition of their work to protect the public. It is an honor for the BON to be highlighted nationally by leading members of the nursing community. This accomplishment will go a long way to boost public confidence in the care people receive from BON licensees.”

Established in 1978, the NCSBN provides education, service, and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection. The NCSBN Regulatory Excellence Award is made annually based on the following criterion: • Active participation in NCSBN activities by board members and/or board staff; • Effective leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance of licensing and regulatory policies; •

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The VNA CEA Committee The Virginia Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval Committee (VNA CEA Committee) has been an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) since 1978. Who we are: The CEA Committee is responsible for the continuing education approval process, from managing the program to reviewing applications. As part of the Commission on Education, the Continuing Education Approval Committee function is defined in the VNA bylaws. The committee is overseen by the Commissioner on Nursing Education, Linda Dedo, and committee members currently include two co-chairs, Lolita Ramsey and Sharon Broscious, 12 volunteer nurse peer reviewers and a VNA staff CEA coordinator. The members of the committee represent a variety of practice areas and geographical areas of Virginia. Each application submitted to the VNA CEA Committee is reviewed independently by two peer reviewers. This peer review process takes an average of one month to complete. Types of applications reviewed: There are two types of applications reviewed—single educational activities and approved provider applications. Single educational activities are submitted from any group/ agency/organization outside of the VNA who wants to provide nursing contact hours for a single educational activity. Single educational activities are approved for a period of 2 years, allowing for the organization to repeat the same activity as often as desired in that time period when there are no changes to the education outline as approved. In the second type of application, Approved Providers have successfully demonstrated their ability to provide educational activities according to the ANCC criteria on continuing education. Approved Providers are allowed to award contact hours for an unlimited

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number of continuing education activities, implemented and evaluated by the Approved Provider for a period of 3 years. For additional information on how to complete an application (e.g. instructions, forms, criteria) and for the fees and associated deadlines with each application, please visit the VNA CEA Committee website at: The Virginia Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval Committee has a need for Nurse Peer Reviewers. As a Nurse Peer Reviewer you have the unique opportunity to be on the inside track to issues related to continuing education and the ANCC accreditation program. Being a Nurse Peer Reviewer, you will learn what our reviewers are looking for in approved provider and single activity applications. Experience as a Nurse Peer Reviewer can also help further the careers of those in continuing education and nursing professional development. In order to qualify, you must have a Baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing, current licensure in the state of Virginia, membership in the VNA and experience in adult learning and education. The position of a Nurse Peer Reviewer is a volunteer, unpaid position. Each reviewer is assigned on average 2 to 3 reviews per month, which may take an average of 1 to 2 hours to review single activity applications and 2 to 4 hours to review approved provider applications (depending on the size of the activity). Orientation to the review process will be provided. For those interested, please contact the VNA CEA Coordinator, Germaine Forbes at [email protected], or call 804-282-1808. ◆

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The American Academy of Nursing announced that 142 nurse leaders were inducted as Fellows during the Academy’s 38th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 15, 2011, in Washington, D.C. This is the largest class of inductees. “Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy President Catherine L. Gilliss, DNSc, RN, FAAN. “Academy Fellows are truly experts. The Academy Fellowship represents the nation’s top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, educators and practitioners.” AAN’s 1,500 members­—known as Fellows—are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary nursing careers and are among the nation’s most highly-educated citizens; more than 80 percent hold doctoral degrees, and the rest have completed masters programs. Sixty-four percent of the Fellowship work in academic settings, 30 percent work in service and practice settings, and about 3 percent work in state and federal government agencies. The Academy is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors, elected by the Fellows Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care.  Each nominee must be sponsored by two current Academy Fellows. The new Fellows are selected by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and health care delivery for the benefit of all Americans. New Fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their October induction. Virginia Nurses Association is honored to have 56 Fellows as members. The newest Virginia Fellows, who were inducted in October, 2011 are: Kathryn Laughon, PhD, RN, University of Virginia Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FNAP, Virginia Commonwealth University Jennifer Matthews, PhD, RN, A-CNS-BC, Shenandoah University ◆

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Christine Carroll, Abingdon Pam Caswell, Springfield Aline Clark, Chantilly Jody Chance, Richmond Laura Choffel, Virginia Beach Ann Chapman, Herndon Andrea Clanton, Suffolk Marcia Clark, Williamsburg Kelva Clarke, Richmond Maria Cohan, Midlothian Susan Coleman, Reston Sandra Coles, Glen Allen Constance Cook, Radford Felecia Copeland, Richmond Jeanette Christy, Midlothian Sharon Craft, Newport News Valentina Cunningham, Arlington


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VNA Chapter Development

State Nurses Association Membership Application 8515 Georgia Avenue • Silver Spring, MD 20910 • (301) 628-5000

If you are interested in creating a Chapter, please follow the steps below. 1. Obtain a copy of the VNA bylaws by going to: 2. Review current VNA Chapters listed on www. 3. Identify the purpose of the Chapter in development. (Chapters can be created around special interests, geography, hospital systems, academic settings, practice areas, etc. VNA Chapters created around special interests and specialty practice areas do not replace the value of belonging to your specialty organizations.) 4. Develop a roster of a minimum of 10 current VNA members, who would like to be a member of the developing chapter. If there are Registered Nurses interested in joining the chapter, who are not VNA members, they can join by going to: Membership verification can be completed by contacting the VNA Headquarters at 1-804282-1808. 5. Select a Chapter Chair who will serve as the contact person to VNA Headquarters. 6. Create a Chapter Name that identifies the purpose of your Chapter. 7. Submit a VNA Chapter Development Application to VNA Headquarters. 8. The Chapter Development Committee will review all VNA Chapter Development Applications and submit to the VNA Board to approve or decline the application. The Membership Development Committee will notify Chapter applicants of the VNA Board’s decision. 9. After a Chapter has been approved, it is eligible to apply for funding from the Chapter Growth and Development Fund by submitting a Chapter Growth and Development Grant Application ◆

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__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Employer Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Employer City/State/Zip Code Membership Category (check one) M Full Membership Dues—$248.00 ❏ Employed - Full Time ❏ Employed - Part Time R Reduced Membership Dues—$124.00 ❏ Not Employed ❏ Full Time Student ❏ New graduate from basic nursing education program, within six months after graduation (first membership year only) ❏ 62 years of age or over and not earning more than Social Security allows S Special Membership Dues—$65.00 ❏ 62 years of age or over and not employed ❏ Totally disabled

Choice of Payment (please check) ❏ E-Pay (Monthly Electronic Payment) This is to authorize monthly electronic payments to American Nurses Association, Inc. (ANA). By signing on the line, I authorize my Constituent Member Association (CMA/ANA) to withdraw 1/12 of my annual dues and any additional service fees from my account. ❏

Checking: Please enclose a check for the first month’s payment ($21.17); the account designated by the enclosed check will be drafted on or after the 15th each month.

Credit Card: Please complete the credit card information below and this credit card will be debited on or after the1st day of each month.

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Please Note: $5.42 of the CMA member dues is for subscription to The American Nurse. $16 is for subscription to the American Journal of Nursing. Various amounts are for subscriptions to CMA/DNA newsletters. Please check with your CMA office for exact amount. State nurses association dues are not deductible as charitable contributions for tax purposes, but may be deductible as a business expense. However, that percentage of dues used for lobbying by the CMA is not deductible as a business expense. Please check with your CMA for the correct amount.

Full Annual Payment Membership Investment _______ ANA-PAC (Optional— $20.04 suggested) _______ Total Dues and Contributions _______ Online: (Credit Card Only) ❏ Check (payable to ANA) ❏ Visa ❏ MasterCard credit card information __________________________________________ Bank Card Number and Expiration Date __________________________________________ Authorization Signature

❏ Automated Annual Credit Card Payment This is to authorize annual credit card payments to American Nurses Association, Inc. (ANA). By signing on the line, I authorize CMA/ANA to charge the credit card listed in the credit card information section for the annual dues on the 1st day of the month when the annual renewal is due. __________________________________________ Annual Credit Card Payment Authorization Signature * SEE BELOW ❏ Payroll Deduction This payment plan is available only where there is an agreement between your employer and the association to make such deduction. __________________________________________ Signature for Payroll Deduction Please mail your completed application with your payment to VNA or to: AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION Customer and Member Billing P.O. Box 17026 Baltimore, MD 21297-0405 * By signing the Monthly Electronic Deduction Authorization, or the Automatic Annual Credit Card Payment Authorization, you are authorizing ANA to change the amount of $21.17 full/$10.83 reduced by giving the abovesigned thirty (30) days advance written notice. Above signed may cancel this authorization upon receipt by ANA of written notification of termination twenty (20) days prior to deduction date designated above. Membership will continue unless this notification is received. ANA will charge a $5 fee for any returned drafts or chargebacks.

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