WNA working for you--summer 2008.
WNA Working for You--Summer 2008 Core Issue #1--Workforce Health, Rights & Safety Workforce Advocacy Legislation/Regulation WNA is working on the following policy strategies related to promoting nursing's workplace health, rights and safety. Legislation/Rule Activity Target Group Criminalization of AB 683 Quality Improvement Nursing RN for medical error Act/Decriminalization for workforce Unintentional Medical Error did not get through the two state houses. We will need to start over and develop a different strategy for advancing this legislation in the next biennium. WNA is very appreciative of all the work and support that was provided by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. Supervision of APNPs expressing concerns NP, CNS and APNP by physician regarding the physician CNM that as a requirement supervision requirements found have under the Patient in the Patient Compensation prescriptive Compensation Fund Fund (PCF) statute. This is authority. contrary to state statutes Nursing 441 governing the authority to prescribe providing there is a Colla- boration Agreement in place. WNA is working with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to pursue statute changes in the PCF that removes the supervisory requirement. Statute changes for AB 497 did not advance this APNPs inclusion of APNP legislative year. The legis- as health care lation allows APNPs to sign provider disability certificates for disabled hunters, sign state- ment indicating military veteran eligibility for needed services and perform special examinations requested by Department of Transportation. WNA will work the assembly author and find a Senate author for the next biennium so that this legislation can get passed. HFS 35-- Continue to provide input into APNPs Certification of proposed Admistrative Rule HFS Medicaid Outpatient 35 regarding role of Board Mental Health Certified Psych Mental Health Clinics APNs. Supporting WNA's Special Interest Groups Special Interest Group (SIG) Summary of Activity Advanced Practice Nurse Forum APN Salary & Benefit Survey is in the process of being tabulated. Results are to be available around June 30, 2008 WI Parish Nurse Coalition Planning Annual Conference in conjunction with WNA Convention Wisconsin Environmental Health Planning Annual Conference in Nurses Coalition (WEHNC) conjunction with WNA Convention. Strategic planning completed and in the process of implementation. WINPAC WINPAC is endorsing 5 RNs who are running for a state legislator position. The information on these candidates, the WINPAC Questionnaire and how you can get involved is posted on WNA's website WNA's Workforce Advocacy Program Core Issue #2--Appropriate Nurse Staffing & Nurse Shortage Legislation/Rule Activity Target /Policy Group Safe Nurse Staffing Working on a strategy for deve- Nursing loping model safe staffing Workforce legislation that can be introduced January 2009. RN Workforce Data WNA staff is an active participant Nursing Collection and State on the Department of Workforce workforce Funding for the Development Subcommittee to Wisconsin Center identify a strategy for the for Nursing collection data regarding the nursing workforce. Nurse Fatigue & WNA along with the Wisconsin Wisconsin Patient Safety Nursing Coalition has developed a RNs Working Draft paper on awareness campaign related to the impact of nurse fatigue and patient safety. Nurse Faculty Recommendations from the Legis- Nurse Shortage Task lative/Board of Nursing sponsored Faculty Force Task Force for addressing the Nurse Faculty shortage can he found on WNA's website. Peer Assistance Approved position statement on Nurses Advisory Council Guidelines for the Chemically Dependent, Impaired Nurse and Peer Assistance. It can be found on WNA's website under the Workforce Advocacy/Impaired Practice tab Core Issue #3--Continued Competencies--WNA Educational Offerings for 2008 Legislation/Rule Activity Target /Policy Group Mandatory Continuing Identified the pros and cons to RNs Education for RN's mandatory continuing education as requirement for RN license renewal. Strategy pending Clarification of Follow-up to WNA Summit of February RNs Role and Practice 2008. Strategy for advancing Standards for RN's practice standards for RN and LPN and LPN's in care in the nursing home has been Nursing Homes. developed. Educational Offerings 2001--Mark Your Calendar! 2008 WNA/AVSNA Annual Oct 16-18 2008 Environmental Oct. 16 Convention Health and Parish Nurse Conferences
Core Issue #4--Patient Safety/Advocacy
Will be working with WNA Districts and other community groups to sponsor Town Hall Meetings on the benefits of Health Care Reform and the important role of the nurse
Check WNA website for listing of the legislative bills that were of interest to WNA. The legislative floor sessions have ended.
You Were Represented April 2008-May 2008 Topic Individual/Group Location Date Promoting Nurse Nurses Foundation Madison 4/11/08 Scholarships and of Wisconsin Research Funding ANA and National ANA Midwest States Chicago 4/12 & Nursing Issues Meetings 4/13 2008 Overview of WNA Public Eau Clare District Eau Claire 4/14/08 Policy Agenda Public Policy Committee Presentation on Eau Claire County Eau Claire 4/14/08 Delegation Issues Public Health Department RN Presentation on Advance Practice Wisconsin 4/17/08 Employment Contracts Nurses Dells and Patient Compen- sation Fund Statutes Presentation on WNA Lakeshore Cleveland 4/21/08 Criminalizalion for District Medical Errors Board of Nursing Wisconsin Board of Madison 5/1/08 Meeting Nursing Strategies for state- DWD Subcommittee on Madison 5/1/08 wide collection of Data Collection on nursing workforce data health care workforce Exhibit at Milwaukee Nurses Week Lamplight Milwaukee 5/5/08 District Nurses Event Walk Nurse Interviews desire Representatives from Madison 5/8/08 to amend Adm Code N8 Wisconsin Chapter of (APNP) Nurse Midwives Media Interview on ANA Reporter Madison 5/27/08 Health Care Reform WNA Public Policy WNA Public Policy Madison 5/31/08 Agenda Council Meeting
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|Date:||Jul 1, 2008|
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