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January 2017

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WNA is working on political advocacy for nurses and patients along with professional development strategies to support nursing practice, competence, and personal health.

Nurse Workforce Health, Rights, & Safety

Topic Activity
APRN Modernization Act WNA is working with the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Coalition to develop legislation entitled the “APRN Modernization Act” APNs
Board of Nursing Rules Revision Update WNA is tracking the status of Board of Nursing proposed changes to the following Nursing Administrative Rules: N1 & N2 Go to WNA website for info. RNs
Board of Nursing Rule Revision – Guidelines WNA met with the Board of Nursing to discuss content related to prescribing of controlled substances. The guidelines are found on the WNA website. APNPs
Addressing Workplace Violence WNA’s legislative proposal was not introduced this biennium. Legislative candidates will be informed of the need for this legislation. To view the proposed language, go to WNA’s website and search under the Advocacy tab. RNs
Healthy Nurses WNA’s Healthy Nurse Task Force is recommending the development of a Healthy Nurse Mutual Interest Group that will support the health status of Wisconsin nurses. RNs
Emerging Role of the Nurse WNA’s Task Force on the Emerging Role of the Nurse is working on a survey to identify the newer roles of RNs. The end-product will be a compendium of the emerging roles of nurses. Read the Reference Report on WNA’s website under the About WNA tab. RNs
Telemedicine/ Telehealth WNA is participating in Task Force to identify regulatory issues for practicing telehealth RNs

 Continued Competence 2017

Nurses Day at the Capitol – 2/28/17 – Madison Wisconsin School Nurse Conference – April 26-28 – Madison
APRN Clinical Pharmacology Update – April 6-9 – Green Bay Jail Health Conference – May 8-9 – Wisconsin Dells

 Appropriate Nurse Staffing & Nurse Shortage

Topic Activity
Healthcare Workforce Planning The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW), of which WNA is a member, is focusing on healthcare workforce data and health care delivery design models. RNs
Patient-Centered Team-Based Care Launched publication and related website on Wisconsin Concentric Model of Patient-Centered Team-Based Care.” RNs
Interprofessional Education WNA’s Task Force on Interprofessional Education leading to Team-Based Care is researching best-practice models of interprofessional education related to team-based care. RNs
New RN Grads WNA’s Mentorship Committee has launched a mentorship program for WNA members.   RNs
Future Nursing Leader Award WNA’s Mentorship Committee is continuing WNA’s Future Nursing Leader Award this Fall. Five more graduating nurses will win the award this Spring semester. RNs
Future of Nursing WNA is partnering with the members of the Wisconsin Nursing Coalition to identify strategies for continuation of the recommendations from the WI Action Coalition. RNs

 Patient Safety/Advocacy

Prescription drug abuse epidemic WNA is a member of the Wisconsin Coalition for Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction, which is a collaborative effort with the Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin Medical Society, Rep. Nygren, and Attorney General Brad Schimel RNs
Patient-Centered Team-Based Care WNA is surveying health system leaders regarding the extent of team-based care that is taking place within their organizations related to primary care, hypertension, and diabetes. RNs

You Were Represented

Topic Audience Location Date
Advocacy APRN Legislation Update to Milwaukee Metro NPs Milwaukee 11/5
Leadership Presentation WNA as an advocate for nursing and nurses in the policy arena Manitowoc 11/8
Advocacy Attended Wisconsin Board of Nursing Meeting Madison 11/10
Leadership WNA APRN Forum Board of Nursing Meeting Madison 11/12
Leadership Attended Grant Contracted Partner Meeting Pewaukee 11/16
Leadership Wisconsin Nursing Coalition Meeting WNA 11/17
Leadership Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin Board of Directors Meeting WNA 11/19
Advocacy Provided testimony on WNA perceptions of opioid abuse Gov’s Task Force State Capitol 11/28
Advocacy Health care workforce data collaborative meeting DWD 11/28
Advocacy APRN Coalition Meeting Call 11/28
Advocacy APRN Coalition Meeting Call 12/1
Advocacy Panelist for WI Health News event related to workforce & scope of practice Madison 12/6
Leadership Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin Board of Directors meeting Call 12/7
Advocacy Attended Board of Nursing Meeting Madison 12/8
Advocacy WI Coalition for Prescriptive Drug Abuse meeting State Capitol 12/8
Education Guest lecturer to Marquette University nursing students Milwaukee 12/8
Advocacy APRN Coalition Meeting Call 12/8
Education Legal considerations in RN delegation – UW Oshkosh Nursing Students Oshkosh 12/9
Leadership WNA Board of Directors Meeting WNA 12/10
Advocacy WNA Board of Nursing Legislative and Controlled Substance Committee Mtg Madison 12/12
Advocacy Legislative Briefing on Status of Hospital Workforce State Capitol 12/20
Advocacy Legislative Strategies for Address the Certified Nurse Assistants Shortage Madison 12/29
Leadership Strategies for developing a Palliative & End-of-Life Care MIG Madison 1/3
Leadership Supporting and advancing the goals of Million Hearts Madison 1/4
Advocacy Legislation desired by the National Affiliate of Certified Nurse Midwives Mtg Call 1/9
Advocacy Board of Nursing Meeting Prescribing Guidelines for Controlled Substance Madison 1/11
Advocacy Board of Nursing Meeting Madison 1/12
Leadership Meeting to discuss development of WI Health Nurse Mutual Interest Group Madison 1/13
Leadership Orientation to WNA Council members Call 1/18
Education Preceptor meeting with UW-Madison Nursing Student WNA 1/19
Advocacy Healthcare Workforce Date Collaborative  Meeting DWD 1/23
Leadership Meeting with ANA Leadership and State Executive Directors Call 1/23
Education Preceptor meeting with Edgewood College DNP student Call 1/25
Leadership Wisconsin Nursing Coalition Meeting WNA 1/26
Leadership Grant Contracted Partner Strategic Planning Day DeForest 1/26
Leadership Presentation to Rural Health WI Cooperative Nurse Executives Sauk City 1/27
Education Preceptor meeting with UW-Madison Nursing Students WNA 1/31
Advocacy Update on APRN Legislative proposal to Rep. Mike Rohrkaste State Capitol 1/31
Advocacy APRN Coalition Meeting Call 1/31

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