2017 WNA Learning Symposium and Membership Assembly

2017 WNA Learning Symposium and Membership Assembly

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We welcome you in advance to the 2017 WNA Learning Symposium and Membership Assembly.  Members of WNA’s Councils, Mutual Interest Groups, Committees, and Board of Directors have been planning educational offerings we hope you find interesting and helpful to your nursing career and personal growth.  A schedule of the educational programs taking place Thursday, October 19 – Saturday, October 21 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay is below. Please click on the links for more information regarding each program, and to register. More program details will be added when finalized, so please check back!  SEE YOU THERE!

HANDOUTS – any handouts or resources submitted by presenters will be posted on the individual program pages (click on program links below). Download/print copies of these handouts as desired – NO PAPER COPIES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE CONFERENCES unless otherwise noted.
There is free Wi-Fi at the KI Center – consider bringing a laptop/tablet to view handouts during the conference and ‘go green‘!

Conference Location

KI Convention Center 333 Main Street Green Bay, WI

Lot parking is available at the attached Hyatt Regency Green Bay for $1.00/hour – although registered hotel guests receive free parking. See the KI Convention Center website at www.kiconventioncenter.org for map/driving directions, other parking options, and nearby dining and attractions.

Overnight Accommodations

For those attending the WNA Fall Membership Assembly, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Green Bay, 333 Main Street, Green Bay, WI. The Hyatt Regency features an indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, and is connected to the new KI Convention Center. Hotel guests receive complimentary parking in the hotel main surface lot.  A special conference room rate of $125.00/night plus taxis available until October 9 for Wednesday evening, October 18, Thursday, October 19, and Friday, October 20. To make a reservation at the conference discounted rate, visit our ‘WI Nurses Association’ Passkey webpage at https://aws.passkey.com/go/gwinu.

2017 WNA LEARNING SYMPOSIUM AND MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY AT-A-GLANCE

Register here, and click on the links below for more information on each event!

Thursday, October 19

Due to low enrollment, the Healthy Nurses and Transitions of Care conferences have been postponed, and will be rescheduled for this Spring. 

 

Friday, October 20

2017 WNA Dialogue Forum to Address Water Quality, Mandatory CE and WNA Strategic Plan
8:15 AM – 12:15 PM KI Convention Center, Green Bay

At the 2016 WNA Annual Meeting a revised process for the review, discussion and recommendations related to Reference Reports was adopted by the membership. The new process uses a dialogue forum structure for members to learn, discuss, respond and prioritize recommendations emanating from three identified topics. This year’s topics were submitted by WNA’s Tri-Council, Wisconsin Environmental Health Nursing Coalition Mutual Interest Group and the WNA Board of Directors to the WNA Reference Committee for review and acceptance to be part of the WNA Membership Assembly Dialogue Forum.

Process: Time is allocated for each identified topic. This includes a formal presentation of the issue, table discussion and response to specific questions, reports from each table related to their recommendations, identification of priorities.

8:15 am – 8:30 am Overview of the Process and Expected Outcomes Linda Gobis, WNA President, and the WNA Reference Committee

2017 Dialogue Forum Topics

8:30 am – 9:45 am Water Quality and Availability                  HANDOUT

The Wisconsin Environmental Health Nursing Coalition (WEHNC) remains concerned about the quality of Wisconsin’s water supply. WEHNC would like to have the WNA membership identify and/or support recommendations for practices and strategies needed to promote effective and sustainable water quality while at the same time balancing the needs of economic growth and environmental health.

9:45 am – 11:00 am Mandatory Continuing Education for Nurses as a Condition of Licensure      HANDOUT

The WNA Tri-Council would like to present the supporting evidence for mandating Continuing Education as a condition for RN and LPN licensure renewal, to the WNA members in order to obtain their support and pursue legislation to mandate continuing education as a condition for licensure renewal.

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Enhancing WNA’s Programmatic Work Related to the 2017-2019 WNA Strategic Plan

Use of the Dialogue Forum process to allow for member engagement in completing the development of WNA’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan through the identification of the activities and priorities for each of WNA’s programmatic categories.

Role of the WNA Reference Committee

WNA’s Reference Committee facilitates the Dialogue Forum process. The committee receives the recommendations and priorities submitted during the Dialogue Forum. The committee develops a report for each dialogue forum topic including recommendations. The report is presented to the members attending the Saturday, October 21, 2017 Annual Meeting. The members vote on recommendations for each of the topic.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit
4.0 contact hours
will be available to participants who attend the entire program and complete the online evaluation by November 4, 2017.
– There are no conflicts of interest for any of the planners or presenters of this educational activity.
– There was no commercial support for this educational activity.

Health Policy Issues at the State Level

1:00–1:30 WNA Legislative Update – What’s New?
Jessica Coburn, RN, MS, PhD Student – WNA Public Policy Council Co-Chair
Neal Cragg, RN, BSN – WNA Public Policy Council Co-Chair
1:30–2:30 How to Advance a Legislative Bill – From the Perspective Wisconsin Legislators
Devin LeMahieu (R – Oostburg) – Senate District 9
David Murphy (R – Greenville) – Assembly District 56
2:30–3:00 The Enhanced Nurses Licensure Compact
Eric Elliott, RN, DNP Student
3:15-4:15 The APRN Modernization Act: A Journey on Consensus, Coalition-Building and Grass Roots Advocacy
Mary Beck Metzger, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, APNP –  WNA Public Policy Council
Gina Dennik-Champion, RN, MSN, MSHA – WNA Executive Director and Lobbyist
4:15-4:30 Conclusions and Questions

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit
3.25 contact hours
will be available to participants who attend the entire program and complete the online evaluation by November 4, 2017.
– There are no conflicts of interest for any of the planners or presenters of this educational activity.
– There was no commercial support for this educational activity.

The Wisconsin Environmental Health Nurses Coalition invites all nurses to learn about current environmental issues affecting the quality of our water supply, with the goal of participants identifying ways in which they, as nurses, can implement strategies to promote effective and sustainable water quality into their nursing practice.

Cost: $25 WNA member; $35 Non-WNA member; $15 Student

CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:00 am Registration, continental breakfast 
WNA members are encouraged to attend the 2017 WNA Dialogue Forum from 8:30-9:45, where WEHNC will present their ‘Water Quality and Availability’ reference for consideration by the WNA membership – no need to register for the Dialogue Forum as you would not stay for the other presentations.
10:00 am Welcome and Program Overview
Betty Koepsel, MSN, RN – Chair, Wisconsin Environmental Health Nursing Coalition
10:15 am Presentation I – CAFOs, so what?
Janet Foust, MEd – Team Leader, Defending Our Ixonia Countryside
We will explore how Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) affect all of us – especially the water we drink.
11:30 am Presentation II – Unfiltered: Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Crisis
Seth Hoffmeister, BS – Northeast Organizer, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
Thousands of people living across the state in urban, rural, and suburban communities are being exposed to lead – a contaminant that can cause serious health problems.  Recent EPA data shows more than 80 water systems in Wisconsin contain lead at higher than the recommended levels.  Join Seth to learn more about the problem of lead contamination in our drinking water and engage in a discussion of what we can do to stop it.
12:30 pm Lunch and networking
1:30 pm Podium Presentations – Sustainability Examples from a Variety of Settings     Cancelled
1:30 pm Group Discussion: The Impact Nurses can make in Promoting Water Quality
Moderated by Susan Ashton, BSN, RN – Retired, former Public Health Nurse
2:30 pm Program wrap-up and evaluation

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit
3.25 contact hours of CNE credit are available to participants who attend the entire program, complete the evaluation and exchange it for a Certificate of Completion before leaving the conference.
– There are no conflicts of interest for any of the planners or presenters of this educational activity.
– There was no commercial support for this educational activity.

All are welcome!  There is no cost for WNA members, but please indicate if you plan to attend when registering.
Join your colleagues for ‘dinner with Donna’!  WNA is excited to have Donna Friedsam, MPH, Director of Health Policy Programs at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in Madison provide her vision for Federal Health Care Reform Legislation: What’s New, What’s Next, and Where’s Nursing? Lively discussion is sure to follow.

Dinner begins at 6:00 PM
Presentation from 6:30-7:30 PM
Cost: $35 WNA-member; $45 non-WNA member; $20 Students

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit
1.0 contact hour will be available to participants who attend the entire program and complete the online evaluation by November 4, 2017.
– There are no conflicts of interest for any of the planners or presenters of this educational activity.
– There was no commercial support for this educational activity.

Saturday, October 21

Join ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN for “One Strong Voice: HealthCare at a Turning Point and the Need for Nursing Leadership” followed by 2017 WNA Annual Meeting.
HANDOUT

Breakfast begins at 8:15 AM, and the presentation begins at 9:00 AM. Can’t make it to Green Bay? There is a virtual option as well for WNA members!

Cost: $25 WNA-member; $45 non-WNA member; $10 Students
$10 Virtual option (for WNA-members only)

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit
1.0 contact hour will be available to participants who attend the entire program and complete the online evaluation by November 4, 2017.
– There are no conflicts of interest for any of the planners or presenters of this educational activity.
– There was no commercial support for this educational activity.

All are welcome! There is no cost to attend, but please indicate if you plan to attend when registering. There is a virtual option as well for WNA members!
HANDOUT – President’s Address

Check out the other WNA educational events taking place this fall!

Click on each event for more information and to register

Friday, October 6

WNA Northwoods Clinical Practice Update

Thursday, October 12

WI APRN Coalition Lobby Day

Thursday, October 26

Mental Health for Faith Community Nurses

Friday, November 17

WNA Symposium on the Nursing Role in Patient-Centered Team-Based Care: Exploring Applications in Hypertension and Palliative Care (registration to open late September)


Wisconsin Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.