District News.District 1 News
TNA & NBA a Winning Combination!
What do the Tennessee Nurses Association and the National Basketball Association have in common? Both professional organizations, experts in their fields, provide a quality product to the consumer and are involved in the community. This past year, TNA District 1 forged an active partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team on several projects.
The year 2006 marked the first annual Tennessee Nurses Association Appreciation Night at the FedEx forum game in Memphis, Tenn. More than 30 TNA members, friends and families enjoyed an exciting night of NBA action and recognition for the organization. The pre-game party was held at Silky O'Sullivan's Restaurant on Beale Street. The group then made their way to the forum where a special TNA section was reserved.
"It was so exciting to see the giant screen flash Tennessee Nurses Association during the game," said Suzy Scott-Williams, District 1 President. The event was also a designated fundraiser for the TNA Building Fund. A portion of all tickets sales using the TNA link went back to the organization.
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The highlight of the evening came when the TNA group participated in a Fan tunnel and got to high five the players as they came out onto the court.
"We had so much fun together as a group, I only wish the crowd would have been bigger. We are already planning the event for next year and want it to be bigger and better," Scott-Williams said. "Imagine being courtside before the game and having photo opportunities with the players!"
In April, hundreds of Grizzlies fans received valuable health information from TNA members as they participated in the Grizzlies Health Fair, a way for local healthcare organization or groups to promote awareness, provide education and information to the public on a variety of issues.
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"In addition to providing information, we used the opportunity to let the public know about TNA's involvement in the political process," said Scott-Williams. "Educating the public about what nurses do to promote the health and safety of our children and citizens is important. TNA is on the cutting edge of safe patient care, and we want the public to know what we are doing as an organization."
"TNA District 1 and the Memphis Grizzlies have forged a lasting professional partnership. This winning combination of fan support and health promotion can achieve lasting outcomes in our community. But, don't expect me to predict the outcome of the games!"
District 1 has been "crazy busy" this year with so many programs, events, fundraising activities, and, oh yes, keeping an eye on the political front.
The January dinner meeting was a huge success with over 130 nurses and nursing students in attendance. The program featured TNA Executive Director Sharon Adkins, MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). , RN. The event was sponsored by Health Point and included a session on the use of gaming to enhance patient education and care. Dr. Cynthia Russell from the University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. presented "Serious Games." A link to the presentation can be found on the District 1 webpage at http://www.tnaonline.org/district1webpage.htm.
District 1 will be presenting several $500 scholarships to senior nursing students from different programs that participate in the scholarship application process. One student from each school will be selected to receive this unrestricted grant.
Celebrate Nursing Inc. 20th Gala
On April 28, several TNA District 1 members attended the Celebrate Nursing event that recognizes the top 100 nurses in Shelby and Fayette counties in Tennessee List of 95 counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city of Nashville and Davidson County operate under a unified government. Similar arrangements exist between the City of Lynchburg and Moore County, as well as the City of Hartsville and Trousdale County.
State Abbr. . Suzy Scott-Williams and La-Kenya Kellum passed out certificates of achievement to each of the "Top 100" winners. Several TNA members were among the honorees: Daphne B Beech, Bradley Harrell, Pat Keene, Laura Long, Pam McKinney, Pat Pitman, Madge Saba, Bob Schroeder, Paula Spears, Linda Ware, Sara Wilkinson, and Melverdine B. Young-Smith. The presentation of the Virginia McAskill Award went to Daphne B. Beech. Pat Pitman was chosen as one of the Excellent Eleven Nurses
We are looking for a few good men and women to serve as delegates or officers for the upcoming TNA convention in Knoxville and for the 2008 District 1 elections. Please contact Faye Grimes, Nomination Coordinator for District One, for a Consent to Serve form or more information. We need 30 delegates and some alternates this year. So, if you have wanted to become more active in your professional nursing organization, now is the time.
Congratulations to District 1 member Shayla D. Green! Shayla was recently appointed by Governor Bredesen to the Panel on Health Care Facility Penalties. Shayla is currently serving as Secretary for District 1 and is active on the program planning committee.
District 1 is gearing up for its 6th Annual Legislative Forum. With so many hot political issues on the Forum this year, the program will be electrifying. Please mark the date for this event and bring all your nursing friends to send a message that we are a powerful group with intelligent thoughts about healthcare issues in our state. August 30 is the date for the event which will be held at the Benjamin J. Hooks Central Library in Memphis.
District 1 is actively participating in fundraising efforts for the new TNA headquarters in Nashville. Several events and activities are in the works. District 1 has donated more than $6,000 toward the building fund. For more information about District 1 activities, check out the link at http://www.tnaonline.org/district.htm.
July 31, 2007, Board Meeting (Officers & BOD BOD: see sewerage. ), 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
August 30, 2007, TNA District 1 Legislative Forum, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
All Members Invited.
September 27, 2007, Annual Delegate and Members' Dinner Meeting, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
All Members Invited
Kindest Regards, Suzy Scott-Williams, MSN, RN, CWOCN
District 1 President
District 2 News
On April 19, TNA District 2 held the Annual Celebrate Students: A Tribute to Nursing Students and New Nursing Graduates. District Awards were presented to outstanding area district members and outstanding student leaders from area nursing programs
Tennessee Nurses Association District 2 Awards
Clinical Award -- Stephen Lee Miller, APRN APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse , BC
Scholarship Award -- Kimberly S. Bolton, PhD, WHNP WHNP Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Hall of Fame Award -- Edna Mason, RN
Leadership Award -- Ruth Layman Elliott, EdD, RN
Service Award -- Raycene G. Brewer, MSN, RN
Friend of Nursing -- Pfizer Corporation
Presentation of Student Leadership Awards
Carson-Newman College -- Dr. Patty Kraft to Tiffani Marie Casalenuovo
Lincoln Memorial University LMU's 1,000-acre campus borders on Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
LMU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Its Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses a large collection of memorabilia relating to the school's namesake, -- Dr. Lisa Pullen, Program Director, to Amy Lengyel
Roane State Community College Roane State Community College is a two-year college located in eastern Tennessee. It was authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1969, along with two other community colleges, and operates under the authority of the Tennessee Board of Regents. -- Ms. Priscilla Spitzer, Dean to Amy Boles
South College -- Mrs. Judith Whedbee, Director to Sarah Harrison
Tennessee Wesleyan College The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees of business, fine arts, humanities, natural and social sciences as well as nursing, other career-related areas, and teacher certification. -- Fort Sanders Nursing Dept.-Jean Bernard, Associate Professor to Danielle Murphy-Ozdych
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville -- Dr. Joan Creasia, Dean to Laura Roberts
Walters State Community College Walters State Community College is a state-supported community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents and located in Morristown, Tennessee, established in 1970 and named in honor of former United States Senator Herbert S. Walters. -- Ms. Raycene Brewer, Associate Professor to Tammie Ryan
District 3 News
The March district meeting was on the magnet journey of Vanderbilt Medical Center. There will not be a summer district meeting due to vacations. The next district meeting will be in September. Please update your email address so we can send you a notice with TNA office. Sharon Craig, chair of nomination committee will be contacting membership about calls for nominations for vacant positions. She will also be calling for delegates for the convention. Have a relaxing summer.
Chita Farrar, EdD, RN
District 3 President
District 8 News
TNA District 8 consists of 49 current members, many of which are active on state level committees and boards. The district met in January and March and has future meetings scheduled for June 11 and September 17. January's meeting was held at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, Tenn., and included a business agenda. Karen Anderson, BSN BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing , RN, Quality and Risk Management Director at Harton Regional Medical Center, spoke at the March district meeting on the topic of Core Measures. This educational meeting was well attended by both guests and TNA members. The district was especially pleased that six Motlow State Community College The slogan, “Education for Life!” properly describes the teaching and learning community at Motlow State Community College. Opening it doors in 1969, Motlow continues as a center for lifelong learning and growth opportunities for more than 440,000 residents in students attended.
The upcoming June meeting will also be an educational session with a topic surrounding membership recruitment. The year will finish with a business meeting and election of officers in September, followed by the TNA Annual Convention at the Knoxville Marriott on October 12-14.
In addition to meetings, the members of the district stay connected and aware of professional news by emailing and newsletters. District 8?s Board of Directors would like to extend an invitation to any Registered Nurse living in the counties of Lincoln, Franklin, Moore, Coffee, Warren, Canon or Bedford to join us at any district meetings.
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District 8 President
District 8 Meeting Dates
June 11-District Educational Meeting, Motlow State Community College, Marcum Technology Building
September 17-Business Meeting and Elections, Harton Regional Medical Center, Private Dining Room
Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the private dining room of Harton Regional Medical Center unless otherwise noted. Contact Cheryl Cross, District 8 President, for additional information at (931) 461-4681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.