WNA & Nursing News

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    Updated Working for You

    The updated Working for You for the month of January is now released on WNA’s website. Working for You is a document WNA develops each month listing the issues WNA is focusing on, the meetings and events WNA representatives have attended, upcoming conferences, and more. You can find this months and all previous months on […]

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  • Invitation to Join Informational Call on the Development of a WNA Wisconsin Healthy Nurse Mutual Interest Group

    The Wisconsin Nurses Association has a Healthy Nurse Task Force that emerged from a 2013 WNA Reference.  A portion of the recommendation from the Reference called for addressing the nutritional and physical activity of nurses as a means of promoting the health of nurses in Wisconsin.  The Task Force has completed its work and has […]

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  • American Heart Association | Go Red for Women

    National Wear Red Day is February 3, 2017

    Chances are high that you or someone in your family will be affected by Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) at some point. You can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke if you start early. Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, kill nearly 1 in 3 women each year. That’s why it is important to […]

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  • Invitation to Discuss the Establishment of a Palliative and End-of-Life Care Mutual Interest Group

    One of the ideas generated from the Wisconsin Nurses Association’s 2016 Fall Conference, The Nurse’s Role in Palliative & End-of-Life-Care Across the Lifespan, was the development of an interest group for nurses on the topic of palliative and end-of-life care. WNA sponsors a variety of “mutual interest groups” (MIGs) that provide an on-line platform and […]

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  • Nurses as leaders: At all levels, in all settings

    Nurses as leaders: At all levels, in all settings by Linda Gobis Nursing leadership is vitally important to our profession, now more than ever. I do not mean traditional leadership with its hierarchy of formal positions, but rather, all nurses everywhere engaged in grassroots leadership. Why this change? Why now? In 2010, the Institute of […]

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  • The 2016 WNA Awards

    The WNA Awards have been a tradition for 40 years—since May Hornback and Alice Weldy received the Service to WNA Award in 1976. Now WNA offers 12 awards. Eight of them were awarded this year at the WNA Membership Assembly. We would like to thank everyone who nominated someone for an award—all the nominations were […]

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  • Nurses are #1 for the 15th year in a row

    Nurses Rank #1 Most Trusted Profession for 15th Year in a Row

    SILVER SPRING, MD – The American public has again ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released today. The annual poll marks the 15th consecutive year that nurses have been ranked the most trusted out of a wide spectrum of professions, including medical doctors and police officers.

    “Every day, millions of nurses are on the front lines in the fight to improve the health of all Americans,” said Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association. “Whether nurses are by the bedside or in the board room, we continue to be a trusted resource and a vital part of our nation’s health care system. This poll reflects the trust the public has in us, and we’ll continue to work hard to keep that trust.”

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  • WNA’s Testimony on the Issue of Opioid Abuse

    Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA, WNA Executive Director and Lobbyist provided WNA’s perceptions of the opioid abuse crisis in Wisconsin. She provided testimony to the two co-chairs of the Task Force, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Rep. John Nygren on the important role nurses can play in addressing addiction treatment and prevent. The invitational hearing […]

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    Wisconsin Nurses Association Announces Newest Publication:  Patient-Centered Team-Based Care in Wisconsin: A Working Conceptual Model

    Madison, WI – Patient-Centered Team-Based Care in Wisconsin: A Working Conceptual Model – WisconsinNurses.org/pctbc Patient-Centered Team-Based Care in Wisconsin: A Working Conceptual Model is a publication developed by the Wisconsin Nurses Association to accelerate the awareness of patient-centered team-based care as a critically important health care transformation strategy that addresses cost, the patient experience, and population health in Wisconsin. The model describes the antecedent conditions necessary to develop and support effective patient-centered team-based care. The model also provides an overview of the principles, practices, components, applicability, and dynamics of patient-centered team-based care and the importance of interprofessional work.

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  • Community Services for Older Adults

    Volunteers Needed! Be a Guardian Angel.

    Do you have a few hours to spare each month? Would you like to make a difference in the life of an older adult? If so, you may be just the right person for this volunteer opportunity. The South Madison Coalition of the Elderly is looking for compassionate individuals interested in becoming volunteer guardians for […]

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