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April 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


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 on the need for this legislation. To view the proposed language, go to WNA’s website and search under the Advocacy tab. RNs
Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin MIG Members of WNA’s Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin Mutual Interest Group (MIG) are working on the strategic plan.  Join the Healthy for Nurses MIG on our website under the “Groups” tab. RNs
Telemedicine/ Telehealth WNA continues to participate on the interdisciplinary Task Force to identify regulatory issues for practicing telehealth. RNs

Continued Competence 2017

APRN Clinical Pharmacology Update – April 6-9 – Green Bay WASN Conference – April 26-28 – Madison
Surviving Your First Year Workshop – April 6 – Green Bay Jail Health Conference – May 8-9 – Wisconsin Dells

Appropriate Nurse Staffing & Nurse Shortage



Healthcare Workforce Planning The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW), of which WNA is a member, focuses on healthcare workforce data and health care delivery design models. RNs
Patient-Centered Team-Based Care Launched publication and related website on the 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 for this Spring. Five more graduating nurses will win the award this 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
PEOLC Nursing Coalition MIG Members of WNA’s Palliative & End-of-Life Care Nursing Coalition MIG are developing a strategic plan for the newly formed Mutual Interest Group.  Join the PEOLC Nursing Coalition on our website under the “Groups” tab. RNs

You Were Represented





Education Planning meeting to advance WNA Grant related work WNA 2/10
Advocacy WNA Public Policy Council Meeting WNA 2/11
Leadership WNA Board of Directors Meeting WNA 2/12
Leadership Nurses Foundation of WI Strategic Planning Day WNA 2/13
Leadership Healthy Nurses of WI Mutual Interest Group Info Call Conf Call 2/21
Leadership Meeting of WNA’s Workforce Advocacy Council Conf Call 2/22
Advocacy Meeting of the APRN Coalition to discuss legislative proposal Conf call 2/22
Education Exhibited at NursingMatters Expo – provided info on BP measurement Madison 2/23
Leadership Meeting to develop WNA’s Healthy Nurses for WI Mutual Interest Group Conf Call 2/24
Education Nurses and policy presentation to Edgewood College Nursing Students Madison 2/25
Education WNA’s Annual Nurses Day at the Capitol. Monona Terrace Madison 2/28
Leadership Update on Million Hearts 2022 Campaign to address heart disease Conf Call 3/3
Leadership WNA APRN Forum Board of Directors Meeting WNA 3/4
Legislation APRN Coalition Meeting Madison 3/7
Advocacy Board of Nursing Legislative Committee and Board Meeting Madison 3/6
Leadership WNA Healthy Nurses for WI Steering Committee Meeting Conf Call 3/9
Practice WNA Tri-Council Meeting Conf Call 3/9
Legislation APRN Coalition Legislation Meeting Conf Call 3/10
Practice Grant Meeting on Team-Based Care, BP measurement, Diabetes Wis Dells 3/15
Leadership WNA Executive Committee Meeting Conf Call 3/18
Advocacy WI APRN Coalition Legislation Fundraising Committee Conf Call 3/20
Advocacy Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce Meeting Madison 3/21
Legislation Meeting with Rep. Mike Rhorkaste State Capitol 3/22
Leadership Wisconsin Nursing Coalition Strategic Planning Meeting WNA 3/23
Leadership WI Council on Medical Education & Workforce Data Collaborative Mtg Madison 3/27
Advocacy APRN Coalition Legislative Talking Points Committee Meeting Conf Call 3/27
Leadership ANA Meeting with State Nurses Association Conf Call 3/28
Legislation Meeting with Senator Shelia Harsdorf staff State Capitol 3/29
Legislation Meeting with Senator Leah Vukmir staff State Capitol 3/29
Leadership Palliative & End-of-Life Nursing Coalition MIG Strategic Planning Meeting WNA 3/29
Leadership Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin MIG Strategic Planning Meeting WNA 3/30
Leadership WNA Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting WNA 4/1
Practice Discussion on advancing Million Hearts 2022 Goals Conf Call 4/3
Legislation Meeting with Sec. Laura Gutierrez, Dept of Safety & Professional Services DSPS 4/3

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