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2015 Nightingale Awards Gala: March 2, 2015

It is time for you to NOMINATE a healthcare organization or an outstanding nurse who will walk the red carpet for their contributions to the nursing profession at the 10th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala.


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Training Course

Future NRCME/FMCSA DOT Medical Examiner Courses will be scheduled as needed. Please check the MNA website/Events menu or call the MNA office at (601) 898-0670 for updates. Thank you!


Completing 2014 MNA Annual Convention Surveys Starting October 28, 2014

Starting October 28, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. CST Step One Complete the overall conference survey using this URL address: Step Two After completing the overall survey, you will see a confirmation page and email that gives you this URL address to access the various session surveys. Log-in Special Note: To log-in to the session surveys, you will use your first name, last name, and email address that you wrote on the convention registration form. Without identical information, the system will not be able to locate your convention attendance.


2014 MNA Annual Convention: October 21-24, 2014

The Mississippi Nurses’ Association’s 103rd Annual Convention entitled, Trek into the Future of Healthcare, will be filled with many didactic and hands-on workshops. The annual convention will be held Wednesday through Friday, October 22-24, and preceded by a pre-convention workshop on Tuesday, October 21 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. As always, the Advanced Practice Fall Conference will be held Friday of the convention followed by a two-hour controlled substances update. This is a great opportunity to gain excellent information from knowledgeable presenters and to make new friends and renew old friendships while enjoying the hospitality of the Mississippi Gulf Coast—not to mention the dinner cruise slated for Thursday evening. So please, take a moment and register for this great annual event! We hope to see you there!


ANA NEWS: Dues Increase Notification Effective January 1, 2014

Effective January 1, 2014, ANA will increase the membership dues to the state nurses associations. This increase is in accordance with the dues escalator methodology approved by the ANA House of Delegates. Based on MNA’s Bylaws, MNA’s membership dues will likewise increase by an amount equivalent to the amount of the ANA increase. MNA is acutely aware of its responsibility to manage the resources of MNA. We pledge to continue our tradition of ensuring that funds are used in the most efficient and prudent manner possible.

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Arles, France

Orange, France

Lavender in France



Mississippi Nurses’ Association

Treasures of France
Travel to
Paris, Avignon, Arles, Orange, Provence, Grasse, Nice, & Monaco

 March 19-28, 2015

Welcome to Collete’s Treasures of France tour featuring many of the well known cities across France. Your tour begins in Paris, the “city of Lights,” before climbing aboard the high speed TGV train headed to Avignon. While visiting this area, you will have a chance to walk the streets that inspired Van Gogh; visit the world’s best-preserved ancient theatre; experience the mysteries of wine, chocolate, and French cooking; and enjoy a tour of an olive oil producer and a lavender factory. You will also travel to Grasse, the world’s center of perfume making, and finally Nice to enjoy the local Flower Market and the splendor of Monaco. If you have always wanted to experience France, but have not found the time, don’t miss this great opportunity!

For more information contact:

Dana Walker at
Clara Newman at

To preview the Treasures of France booklet:  click here





Mississippi Nurses’ Association

Trains, Wineries & Treasures of Northern California

June 14-22, 2015

Fisherman's Wharf


Vineyard in Napa Valley


Tuolumne River

The Mississippi Nurses' Association presents an exciting opportunity to visit first-hand the fascinating Trains, Wineries & Treasures of Northern California June 14-22, 2015 through Collete’s guided travel tour. The tour will carry you through San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf; Tuolumne, a gateway to Yosemite National Park; Sacramento’s historical district; Lake Tahoe; California State Railroad Museum; Santa Rosa; Sonoma, and Napa Valley. You don’t want to miss the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train―so sit back and relax as the incredible scenery; famous vineyards, and delicious farewell dinner come together, creating a one-of-a-kind experience.  

For more information on the trip, Trains, Wineries & Treasures of Northern California, please review the brochure. MNA members and friends are welcome.

For more information contact:

Clara Newman at

Clara Newman at MNA: (601) 898-0670




Alaska Adventure

featuring Seatle, Alaska, & British Columbia

August 25 - September 4, 2015

Juneau, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

Victoria, British Columbia


The Mississippi Nurses' Association and Collette Travel presents an Alaskan Adventure featuring Seattle, the Gateway to the Pacific Northwest; Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, Alaska; and Victoria, British Columbia August 25-September 4, 2015. The tour will carry you through the best of both worlds on this trip that combines land and sea with a 7-night Celebrity Cruises voyage through Alaska with unforgettable stops along the way.

For more information on the trip, Alaska Adventure, please review the brochure.
MNA members and friends are welcome.

For more information contact Clara Newman at the Mississippi Nurses’ Association at (601) 898-0670 or email Clara at



Order Online Now

Cover of A Way to Serve


You can now purchase the MNA centennial book, A Way to Serve: The Mississippi Nurses Association, 1911-2011 by Seetha Srinivasan, Director Emerita University Press of Mississippi online. Check in at the MNA Market Place and make your order.


New in Market Place

DVD Cover


Copies of the Mississippi Nurses Association and Mississippi Public Broadcasting documentary, A Way to Serve, based on the book A Way to Serve: The Mississippi Nurses’ Association, 1911 – 2011 by Seetha Srinivasan. It tells a story of nurse leaders, the growth and development of nursing education and practice, and the strides made for patients and in healthcare legislation during the last 100 years in Mississippi. DVDs of the  documentary can be ordered online at MNA’s Market Place. (Image courtesy of Mississippi Public Broadcasting.)

Listen to Southern Remedy

MPB logo for Souther Remedy


MNA is a partner with Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s flagship wellness show, Southern Remedy.The weekly radio program, hosted by Dr. Rick deShazo and MPB’s Kevin Farrell, and its companion --  Southern Remedy: Mississippi's Big Problem, a quarterly television program, are dedicated to keeping Mississippians healthy.The radio show invites listeners to call in or email with their medical questions. The show covers a vast range of topics from smoking cessation to sore throats in toddlers and regularly features medical experts talking about specific topics. On Mississippi's Big Problem, Dr. Rick digs into the biggest crisis facing Mississippi in many years -- obesity. Find out more about Southern Remedy Program and make listening a weekly habit.


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