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Scholarships will be available on January 1, 2018. Check back for details or visit www.theNFP.org.
Have you considered volunteering internationally or at home? Join PSNA on January 17, 2018 at The Chester County Hospital, Rhoads Auditorium for “What Every Nurse Should Ask Before Volunteering.” We are pleased to welcome our guest speaker, Catherine Case, RN-BC, MSN, CPAN, CDE. Catherine, a clinical educator at a hospital in Chester County, is passionate about volunteering her time to others. She has led multiple international medical and surgical mission teams to the Dominican Republic. She has also taught classes at the Regional Hospital of San Juan, DR. In the United States, Catherine volunteers as a nurse at first aid stations, for Project C.U.R.E., and other places to help those in need. Contact Hours: 1.0. This event is free to PSNA members / $20 non-members. Click here to reserve your spot.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The PSNA Young Nurse Professionals invite all registered nurses to a Lunch & Shop with Swarovski Crystal on February 8. This event will be held from 12 – 2 pm at the PSNA headquarters in Harrisburg. This is an excellent opportunity to meet nurses from Central PA, connect with PSNA leaders, and treat yourself (or your someone special) to something that sparkles. $5 cost includes lunch. We can’t wait to see you! Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nurses-lunch-shop-tickets-42203256075.
The Lehigh Valley Young Nurse Professionals invite all nurses, students, and guests to attend an ice hockey night in Allentown. Join PSNA for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. the Hershey Bears. The $35 ticket price includes private suite seating with HD TVs, a drink ledge, high tops, full buffet, and drinks. Don’t miss out on the fun! Thank you to our event sponsor, Grand Canyon University! Get your ticket here.
The PSNA Philadelphia Young Nurse Professionals invite all RNs and their guests to a private Nurses Night – Paint Night event at Painting with a Twist in Media. Join us on Feb. 15 at 5 pm. Each seat is $35 dollars and there is a 12-seat maximum — so don’t delay! Registration closes Jan. 31. This venue is BYOB. Learn more at this link.
Applications for the PSNA Star Leadership Institute will open in January 2018. Stay tuned for information!
PSNA is the respected voice for a tradition of nursing care that serves nearly every Pennsylvania family. Nurses are trusted because we represent our patients with passion and integrity. To protect the interests of nursing professionals and patients, we must establish trust. On Monday, March 26, 2018, nurses from across the state are encouraged to attend PSNA’s annual Legislative Day to learn about legislative initiatives impacting the profession. Attendees will have the opportunity to educate and inform Pennsylvania’s leaders with researched, reasoned information and facts. Most importantly, we help policymakers assess the impact of their policy decisions on the people we serve together. Learn more and register by clicking here.
PSNA encourages our members – nurses like you – to use their expertise to influence our profession. With your help, PSNA will exceed in its mission to lead, advocate, educate, and connect with RNs across the Commonwealth. We ask you to consider what role you’d like to play in shaping the future of nursing and healthcare. Make this YOUR year to give voice to strengthen the nursing profession in Pennsylvania! Deadline to submit interest is June 16, 2017. Find out more here.
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association will hold a “Community, Connections, and Contributions: Nurses Shaping the Future of Healthcare” annual conference at Camelback Resort, Poconos on October 27, 2017. This collaborative event will be organized by PSNA and the PSNA Environmental Health Committee. We encourage poster and podium presentations focused on the environment and healthcare, as well as abstracts highlighting the important work of professional nurses in our communities, hospitals, schools, homes, etc. All nurses, regardless of experience or area of work, are invited to submit a poster or podium presentation abstract. Abstracts accepted through July 3, 2017.
Click here to register for the PSNA Philadelphia Young Nurse Professionals volunteer day on July 14, 2007 (9 am – 5 pm). Our group will volunteer for a set of free community clinics sponsored by the North Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church and the AMEN network of physicians and dentists – a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing dental and vision care to the underinsured and non-insured. The clinics will provide free dental and vision care to residents of Philadelphia. AMEN will be providing all equipment and providing liability insurance. RNs are needed to volunteer to work at the clinic. Learn more athttp://thenorthchurch.is/ and http://www.amensda.org/
PSNA, in joint providership with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, will offer “Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Nursing: Rare or Commonplace” on July 18, 2017 at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (850 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster) from 6-8 pm. Darren Girardeau, clinical manager at Chester County Hospital, will discuss compassion fatigue and its symptoms. This lecture will also provide strategies for prevention. Cost to attend: FREE to PSNA members / $40 non-PSNA members. 2.0 CNE awarded. Registrants will be contacted prior to the event with room and parking information. Click to reserve your seat.
Join the PSNA Philadelphia Young Nurse Professionals for a complimentary Lunch & Learn on Friday, August 11 (1-2 pm, 130 South Bryn Mawr Ave, Conference Rm F). Experts will discuss “Wellness for Nurses” through nutritional tips, healthy sleep options, and expert advice from a dietician. Hear from – and chat with – our panel featuring: Daniel Buckalew, Line Health System Manager for Employee Health Management; Fiona Felton, Main Line Health System Director for Integrated Case Management; Kelli Anspach, Bryn Mawr Hospital Clinical Nurse Educator; and Michael Montanye, Clinical Coordinator for Paoli Hospital Sleep Medicine Services. Parking and driving information will be sent to registrants a few days prior to the event. Thank you to the event sponsor, Bryn Mawr Hospital. Click here to RSVP.
On August 31 at 7 pm, PSNA will hold a membership Tele-Town Hall for the 2017 PSNA election. During the Town Hall, members will have the opportunity to hear from and speak to candidates for the office of Vice President. Continue to watch your in-box for the official announcement of the 2017 list of candidates. The Town Hall will last no longer than one hour. NOTE: To participate, members will be called shortly before the 7 PM start of the Town Hall on August 31. The Town Hall service will call members who have a landline phone on file with PSNA. However, PSNA is unable to connect with members who use a cell phone or who have not provided their landline number. To participate, click on this link to share your number. By providing us with your cell phone number, you are consenting to receive automated calls from our organization to this number.
PSNA will present “Forensic Nursing” on September 11 in Harrisburg (1-3 pm). The event speaker, Jennifer McNew, has been a registered nurse since 2004 and a SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) since 2005. She is certified as a pediatric SANE and adult/adolescent SANE. As a forensic nurse consultant, she provides trainings to forensic nurses, law enforcement, attorneys, child protective workers, victim advocates, healthcare providers, and the community. She has provided court testimony and qualified as an expert witness in the court of law. Registration for this event is required. Free to PSNA members / $40 non-members (click here to register). “This activity has been submitted to Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”
PSNA will be presenting “Child Abuse Reporting and Recognition” at the Macungie Institute on September 13, 2017. This event is held by the Lehigh Valley Dietetic Association. New trainee session time is 1-4 pm; renewal time is 5-7 pm. Click here for registration information and pricing.
The Pennsylvania Nursing Congress, the state’s largest profession coalition of nursing organizations, invites you to join us for the fall 2017 Nursing Congress meeting. This group acts as a change agent as it brings nurses of diverse specialties to the table to collaboratively advocate for patients and the profession. This event will be held at the Giant Community Center (2300 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110) on September 15, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm. Cost is $35 / person (includes lunch). Registration closes August 30, 2017. Click to reserve your seat.
The Greater Delaware Valley chapter of ANIA will hold “Seeking HIT Solutions: A Quest for Answers” on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 (7:15 am – 4 pm). Featured speakers include: Don Klingen, MD / CMIO, Main Line Health System; Nat’e Guyton, DM, RN, MSN, CPHIMS, NE-BC / CNO, SPOK, Inc.; and Cheryl Fattibene, MS, MPH, CRNP / Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC). This event is at Penn State Great Valley, Malvern. For information, visit https://community.ania.org/greaterdelawarevalley/home
Join the Young Nurse Professionals Team at Leadership Harrisburg Area’s Cornhole Tournament on Friday, Sept. 22 (4 – 9 PM). Cost includes free beer, drinks, and PSNA shirts (food available for purchase). Prizes, prizes, prizes! Held in parking lot of Brown Schultz Sheridan and Fritz, Camp Hill, PA. Requirements for PSNA Teams (2 people per team):
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PSNA District 25 will host its annual Legislative Dinner on September 28 at the Old York Country Club in Ambler. The first 25 registrants receive free registration / $40 per seat thereafter. Guests are encouraged to attend. PSNA Government Affairs Specialist Alex Bonner will present “Healthcare Issues at the State and Federal Levels.” This event runs from 6:30 – 8 pm. Dinner is included with your registration. Click here for complete details.
PSNA District 6 invites all RNs, students, and guests to “Challenges and Triumphs of Developing the Global Nursing Role in Resource-Poor Settings” in Pittsburgh on October 10 at 5:30 pm. The event speaker, Erin Buchan, RN, BSN, CCRN, will: (1) recognize at least three global standards of nursing care set by the World Health Organization and the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice; (2) describe barriers to implementing these nurses standards in developing nations; and (3) identify methods described to overcome barriers in resource-poor settings through group discussion. A light meal will be provided. Registration cost is $10. Find out more by clicking here.
PSNA District 2 and PLN Area II present “Health Policy & Advocacy for Nurses” on October 18, 2017 at Alvernia University. The guest speaker is Sarah Hexam, JD, Executive Director, PA Action Coalition. This event will run from 6 to 7:30 pm. Click here for more information.
Parental opioid abuse has a lasting impact on children. Nurses at the bedside and in the community play a critical role in the prevention and treatment of opioid abuse. Increasing nurse advocacy for children affected by parental opioid abuse is imperative. To prepare nurses to take on this important task, please join us in an interactive webinar presentation to learn about nursing’s role in prevention of substance abuse, prenatal and maternal care, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and overall effects of parental opioid abuse on children. This webinar will be held October 25 from 3-5 pm. About the speaker: Ashlee Homer, BSN, RN, CPN / Ashlee has been a pediatric nurse for five years at Penn State Health in Hershey, PA. During her practice, she has seen an increased number of children impacted by parental substance use, including NAS. She has been searching for ways to positively impact these children beyond her acute care nursing. Nurse advocacy has become her passion as she focuses on advocating for pediatric and family health issues for some of our most vulnerable clients in Pennsylvania. Click here to register. FREE to PSNA members / $40 non-members. 2.0 CNE awarded.
PSNA’s annual 5 County Dinner will be held November 1 at the DoubleTree in Plymouth Meeting from 5 – 8 pm. The event’s guest speaker is Kelly Ann P. Nestor, MSN, ANP-BC. The $40 registration fee includes a meet & greet, dinner, and program. Registration closes October 26. This activity has been submitted to Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Click here for the registration flyer.
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By discussing different mental strategies, as well as response tactics, individuals will be better prepared to not only ACT — but REACT during an active shooter event. We will discuss associated behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, which may be indicators that someone is disgruntled at their job, in their personal life, or with society. Triggering events that may cause individuals to become an active shooter are also discussed. Active shooter statistics, trends, and real incidents are discussed, along with why it is vitally important for individuals to have a plan. PSNA welcomes guest presenter Lieutenant John G. Yunk, Operations Commander, Domestic Security Section of the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation on December 4 from 10 am – 12 pm in Harrisburg. Nurses, healthcare providers and community members are encouraged to attend. This event is free to PSNA members / $50 non-members. Click here to register today.
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All nurses and nursing students are invited to “Preventing Wrong Site Surgery” on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. This event will be held at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. A light meal and general meeting will be held from 5 – 5:50 pm. The presentation will be held from 6 – 7 pm. We are pleased to host our event speaker, Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS, Patient Safety Liaison, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. The event is FREE but registration is required by emailing email@example.com.
Join us for a Sip and Create. This event includes a wine tasting and painting instruction from a local artist. It’s going to be a lot of fun, especially if you bring a friend … or two! This will be held on December 13, 2017 at Crosswinds Winery in Hershey (5:30 PM wine tasting, 6:30 PM painting class). We’ll be painting a set of two wine glasses each. Seats are $30 for members, $35 dollars for non- members. Includes all art supplies, instruction, and wine tasting. This is a great opportunity to meet RNs in your area, learn about their places of employment, connect with nurses of all experience levels, and just relax. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
The Lehigh Valley Young Nurse Professionals will hold a Christmas Social on December 19 at The Social Still in Bethlehem (7 pm). This micro-distillery and kitchen is known for its craft spirits, amazing cocktails, craft beer, local wine, and great food. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater and get a free drink! Get to know other new-to-practice nurse professionals in your area. Make connections, enjoy a meal, and relax. Click here to download a flyer and share with your friends! RSVP is required by December 12: email@example.com
PSNA invites all healthcare professionals to “An Introduction to LGBTQ Healthcare” on December 19 from 1 – 2:30 pm at Dixon University Center, Conference Room C in Harrisburg. Our speaker, Lorraine Bock, is the Health Center Coordinator at Alder Health Services in Harrisburg. As a national speaker and healthcare provider, she has worked with the LGBTQ community for more than 15 years. Dr. Bock received her NP education at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her doctorate at Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh. She is dually boarded in family and emergency medicine. She is the immediate past president of the PA Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and has worked tirelessly to improve the practice environment for nurses and nurse practitioners in PA. 1.5 CNE will be awarded. Cost to attend Free (PSNA members) and $30 (non-members). Register today by clicking here.