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Coffee & Connect – Human Trafficking: What’s It All About
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coffee & Connect - Human Trafficking: What's It All About

The presentation will address what human trafficking is, including the various forms it takes, how to identify and support possible victims, what their physical and behavioral needs are, and what resources are available to help survivors. Afterward, there will be a brief Q & A session.

Attendees will receive 1.0 contact hours.*

This event is free for PSNA members and non-members.

About the presenter: Dr. Donna Sabella is the Executive Director of Delaware’s Anti-Trafficking Action Council and a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. She holds a BA from Indiana University in Portuguese, a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, an M.Ed. from Temple University in ESL, an MSN from Widener University, a post master’s certificate from Penn’s School of Nursing, and a PhD from Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

She is the founder and served as the contributing editor for the American Journal of Nursing’s Mental Health Matters column and is also the co-founder and an associate editor for the Journal of Human Trafficking. A former Program Director and a founding member of Dawn’s Place, a residential recovery program for trafficked and prostituted women in Philadelphia, she also counseled women incarcerated in the Philadelphia Prison System for prostitution through her Project Phoenix Program, where she worked collaboratively with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She is the former Seedworks Endowed Associate Professor of Nursing and Social Justice at UMass Amherst’s College of Nursing, and former Director of Global Studies at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions where she also served as the Director of the Office of Human Trafficking. She was the track director for the graduate psych NP program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences after which she taught at UPenn’s SON as a practice professor before being appointed to the position in Delaware.

She has decades of teaching experience and experience working in crisis intervention, substance abuse, domestic violence, and forensic nursing. She has numerous publications and presentations related to human trafficking as well as mental health. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the American Correctional Association (ACA), and a founding and executive member of the Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars (GAHTS).

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*In order to obtain 1.0 contact hours for this activity, the learner must attend the activity and complete the evaluation. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Virtual Town Hall
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Town Hall

Join PSNA President Dr. Deb Cardenas and PSNA CEO Wayne Reich for a membership Town Hall on Tuesday, March 14 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Agenda items include: legislative updates; new initiatives like LPN membership and online education; and upcoming events like the new Leadership Series, our Coffee and Connect sessions, Legislative Day and more.

Register here for this free event.

Attendees will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

Video Club – Call the Midwife Season 12
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Video Club - Call the Midwife Season 12

Join the PSNA Video Club and earn  16.0 contact hours by watching episodes of Call the Midwife and participating in Zoom calls with nurse colleagues across the state. Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives, and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.

Call the Midwife Season 12 starts in March 2023 on PBS.

FREE to PSNA members and non-licensed students / $60 for non-members

Earn contact hours 

Watch Sunday night episodes on PBS (or on-demand after airing). The following week, video club participants will answer pre-assigned questions to consider for the weekly Zoom call. Live Zooms will be held on Thursdays at 7 pm. Registrants can earn 2.0 contact hours each week by attending each call and submitting each week’s questions to the PSNA Office of Professional Development.

Earn up to 16.0 contact hours, based on attendance and participation.* Register here.

Air Date               Zoom Date

3/19, 8-9 pm      3/23, 7-8 pm
3/26, 8-9 pm      3/30, 7-8 pm
4/2, 8-9 pm         4/6, 7-8 pm
4/9, 8-9 pm         4/13, 7-8 pm
4/16, 8-9 pm      4/20, 7-8 pm
4/23, 8-9 pm      4/27, 7-8 pm
4/30, 8-9 pm      5/4, 7-8 pm
5/7, 8-9 pm         5/11, 7-8 pm

*Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Want to attend a special live preview event of Call the Midwife?

WITF Harrisburg is hosting a special pre-screening reception for Season 12 Call the Midwife on Sunday, March 5, and PSNA has (4) tickets to giveaway! This event will be held in person in Harrisburg, PA.

To enter to win a ticket, please answer “Yes” to this question when completing event registration. Ticket winners will be announced on Friday, February 24. Tickets are also available for purchase here. Click here for the WITF preview event details.


Registration for the PSNA Video Club closes Friday, March 17.

PSNA 2023 Leadership Series
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
PSNA 2023 Leadership Series

We know our members are busy, both professionally and personally. In the past few years, we have recognized that virtual events work best for nurses across the Commonwealth. So, we have modified the former Star Leadership Program into a monthly virtual format at a more affordable price. Our new Leadership Series will teach participants enhanced leadership competencies, the role of leadership within complex health systems, and the value of interprofessional and multidisciplinary collaboration. This series is geared towards nurses working in or aspiring to leadership positions. Participants may pick and choose sessions or can attend all! Participants will receive 1.0 contact hours for each session.* Click here for full details on the 2023 Leadership Series.

Cost: PSNA Members $150 for all / $30 per session; Non-Members $350 for all / $60 per session

*If purchasing the full series after a session(s) has already occurred, the registrant will be given access to the recording of the past session(s) but cannot receive contact hours for viewing the recording.


Leadership Series Schedule:

2/28/23, 3:30 PM, Team Leadership in Times of Crises | Amy C. O’Neill, MS, LPC

This training will provide current and future nurse leaders a baseline knowledge of the impact of crisis on themselves and team members, leadership skills in times of crisis, and information on elements for effective leadership in a healthcare setting. Nursing leaders will also be introduced to the role of Psychological First Aid while working and leading in times of crisis. The training will be validating and informative for nursing professionals who have previously worked or been guided through a crisis and will inform those who have not on what to expect. This training will be conducted through lecture and Socratic teaching methods.

3/28/23, 12:00 PM, Advanced Negotiation: The Skill of Effective Persuasion | Lisa Dicker JD, Harvard University

This session will combine presentation, discussion, and exercises to examine effective negotiation persuasion. Nurses will learn how to identify the other party’s interests and leverage these interests to frame options in a manner that is persuasive to the listener.

4/25/23, 3:30 PM Advanced Health Policy Innovation: Finding Your Political Voice | Carol Ann Amann, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CDP, FNGNA, Gannon University

This presentation will provide information on the professional nurse’s role in promoting change through organizational state and federal legislation. Nurses will develop the knowledge necessary to articulate a political position and initiate contact with legislators or organizational leaders related to a topic of concern.

5/23/23, 12:00 PM Dare to DISC: Leveraging Your Personality Style at Work | Linda Brain Beck, M.Ed., Beck and Associates Consulting Group

We all have that one person. The one who annoys us who we find it challenging to work with. Sure, we smile and try to be nice, but wouldn’t it be better to find a more effective way of dealing with him or her? More than that, once we learn more about our own personality and then what makes others tick, we have valuable information to better navigate the workplace. And, bonus! This can also be applied to your personal relationships as well.

6/27/23, More details soon!

9/26/23, 12:00 PM Nursing Leadership and its Connection to the Current Staffing Crisis: Implications for Nurses Across All Generations | Denise Hammel MSN, RN, CLSSBB, CPHQ, XcellenceFirst

We are immersed in a nursing staffing crisis worsened by recent global events. Although there are numerous discussions on social media about the need to pay nurses more, the reality is that wages may have little to do with the creation or resolution of this staffing situation. There are several reasons why nurses are leaving the bedside, which vary considerably by generation. This presentation will explore the current staffing crisis from the perspective of challenges in recruiting and retaining nurses and how we can begin to address these obstacles and create a sustainable workforce systematically.

10/24/23, 3:30 PM Using Innovation Strategy in your Organization: Transforming the Role of the Leader in Complex Organizations | Denise Hammel MSN, RN, CLSSBB, CPHQ, XcellenceFirst

Healthcare organizations are complex and sometimes chaotic systems that are difficult to manage. Yet, such environments provide a fertile foundation to create new solutions. Nurse leaders must use healthcare’s dynamic and complex nature to innovate and solve challenges. This session will explore Innovation Strategy, including the structures, relationships, leader styles, and approaches to create the desired end-state. Nurses will discover how to harness the power of their organization through practical improvement and innovative strategies.

11/28/23, 12:00 PM, Utilizing Data and Technology to Improve Nursing Practice | Heather Shirk, MSN, RN-BC, Wellspan Health

Using the PICOT framework as a guide, we will discuss how to incorporate data and leverage technology into Evidence-Based Nursing practice. Challenges to data capture and reporting will be examined as well as a foundational review of Informatics principles. Nurses will develop a conceptual framework for how data and technology can be leveraged to support EBP projects.

*Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.