Young Nurse Professionals
New RNs have a heavy work schedule, leaving them just a few hours of free time. The Young Nurse Professionals group is a simple solution to using your time to advance your career, build your network and gain lifelong friends.
New nurse professionals have a clear vision of their ideal work setting, community and future. Are you the traditional student that studied nursing straight out of high school? We saved you a seat! Are you an RN that chose nursing as a second career? This is the group for you too! New nurses can build a community of peers, discuss career-related concerns, provide insight into their specific needs, take on new roles as leaders and make your communities a better place to live.
YNP Chapter Highlights
YNP Advisory Board
Caroline Toomey (President)
PSNA Hosted Events
Lehigh Valley YNPs Love Their Sports
The Young Nurse Professionals of the Lehigh Valley are off to a successful start! We sold out PSNA’s seats for events at the Phantoms ice hockey and Iron Pigs baseball games. These events were great opportunities for networking and family-friendly fun. Guests were also treated to extra perks, including a raffle to ride the Fanbino, visits from mascots, fireworks, and stadium food. Thank you to Grand Canyon University for sponsoring the ice hockey night!
STAR Leadership Institute
At the end of April 2016, PSNA hosted its Star Leadership Institute in Gettysburg. Nurse leaders from all over the state, including a YNP, learned about effective communication, budgeting, and what it takes to be a good leader. Participants were paired with a mentor and will complete a research project over the next few months, which they will present at a banquet in November. Nurses from all areas and all experience levels took part, strengthening the future leadership of nursing and PSNA! While in Gettysburg, a group ate at a historic house and even went on a “haunted” tour of the city. But the tour guide found that it takes a lot more to scare nurses than a few ghosts!