DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER! The 2013 APRN Spring Conference is fast approaching! Don't miss this great opportunity to network with other APRNs, earn CEs, and discuss the future of nursing in Mississippi. The 2013 APRN Spring Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, at the Natchez Convention Center in Natchez, Mississippi. To kick off the event, three Incredible Dinners are scheduled for Thursday evening, April 25th.
Mississippi nurses honored their own Monday, March 4th, at the eighth annual black tie Nightingale Awards Gala sponsored by the Mississippi Nurses’ Association and the Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation. Nurses throughout the state were nominated in sixteen categories, health care organizations were nominated in three categories, and three nurses were inducted into the prestigious Mississippi Nurses’ Association Hall of Fame for longstanding service to nursing.
The 2013 Statewide Nursing Summit will focus on the changes facing nursing in Mississippi. On January 29, 2013, more than 1,200 registered nurses and nursing students will gather at the Jackson Convention Complex located at 105 E. Pascagoula Street in downtown Jackson to discuss the future of nursing in Mississippi and how to become more actively involved.
The Mississippi Nurses Association pulled the curtain on a yearlong celebration of its Centennial Saturday, Oct. 22 as it closed its annual convention held in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.
“Rarely, are we aware that our actions will mark history,” said MNA President Gayle Harrell,NP-C, CWNC, of Pelahatchie. “In this, our centennial convention, the actions we took marked the beginning of the next century of MNA’s future. Today, we are as much a part of the future of MNA as we are of its history.”
This centennial convention was packed with activities, continuing education sessions, politics, demonstrations, receptions, exhibitors, sponsors and a gala not seen in the last 100 years. The Centennial Gala on Friday night provided not only the premier of the MPB 30-minute documentary, A Way to Serve, based on the book, A Way to Serve: The Mississippi Nurses Association, 1911-2011 by Seetha Srinivasan, but also a spontaneous second line parade, complete with waving napkins, as the Just Right Jazz Group under the direction of Kimble Funchess broke into a rendition of When the Saints Come Marching In.
The Mississippi Nurses Association House of Delegates elected two new officers to the board of directors and re-elected two existing officers to a second term. They also approved three resolutions. The first, supports autonomous practice for Nurse Practitioners. The second, supports mandatory continuing education for nurses as a requirement for licensure. The third, opposes the passage of Initiative #26 — a constitutional amendment defining personhood as will appear on the November 2011 ballot.
The Keynote Luncheon on Thursday featured a panel of past MNA presidents. Current President Gayle Harrell moderated the discussion focused on Preparing for the Future by Learning from the Past. The panel included, Faye Anderson, DNP, RN; Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN; Pam Farris, MSN RN NEA-BC; Janet Y. Harris, MSN RN NEA-BC; Mary Stainton, RN; and Karen Utterback, MSN, RN. (Read More)
The legislative session is in the last days and legislators will begin the final phase including conference meetings and appropriations bills.
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The Mississippi Nurses' Association presents an exciting opportunity to experience all the beauty, culture, and history of the Reflections of Italy November 11-20, 2013. The tour will carry you through Rome—Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine and the famous Piazza Navona and choices of your own. Travel along the Tuscany’s low-lying hills, visit great shops and outdoor cafes, and a trip to a historic winery. You will also have an opportunity to visit the lakeside resort of Lugano, Switzerland and many other breathtaking places.
For more information on the trip, Reflections of Italy, please review the brochure.
MNA members and friends are welcome.
SHADES OF IRELAND
The Mississippi Nurses' Association presents an exciting opportunity to visit first-hand the fascinating Shades of Ireland March 16-25, 2014. The tour will carry you through the City of Dublin, the medieval city of Kilkenny, the House of Waterford Crystal and the historic Blarney Castle in Waterford, and experience the beautiful coasts of Ireland and the stunning Cliffs of Moher, as well as many other sites along the way. You don’t want to miss kissing the Blarney Stone—Irish legend states that those who kiss the stone are bestowed the gift of eloquence, or experiencing St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland—who knows, you might catch a leprechaun!
For more information on the trip, Shades of Ireland, please review the brochure.
MNA members and friends are welcome.
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.
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.)
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.