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Report of ANA-Vermont Fall Convention 2017.

Topics and Speakers

Short introduction and history about the Shelburne Museum

Louis Godin, Special Events and Meetings Coordinator

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

Holly Carpenter, RN, BSN, American Nurses Association Senior Policy Adviser Nursing Practice and Innovation

Holly Carpenter, RN, BSN is currently overseeing the American Nurses Association's (ANA) Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation[TM] Grand Challenge, a national movement designed to transform the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation's 3.6 million registered nurses.

Past responsibilities at ANA included developing nurse health, safety, and wellness resources and continuing education programs, as well as supporting multiple occupational health and work environment issues.

Prior to her work with ANA, she was employed at the Maryland Nurses Association and the State of Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. A registered nurse for over 25 years, Holly graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Healthcare Resources Grounded in Nature: Clinical Herbalism to Community Practice through Science, Spirit, and Activism

Kristin Henningsen, MS, IYT, CH, Vermont Center for Intergrative Herbalism

Kristin Henningsen, MS, IYT, CH is a clinical herbalist, yoga therapist, writer, & educator, who first fell in love with plants in the desert southwest. In addition to studying Native American herbal medicine in the Southwest, she's worked in academia and for nonprofit organizations in the field of botanical research all over the country. Currently she serves as faculty and clinician at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH) and Professor at Kaplan University's School of Health Sciences, teaching a variety of courses on Clinical Herbalism & Health and Wellness. Kristin is passionate about merging science and spirit through the lens of herbal medicine and integrative care.

Presentation on Nurse Compact Licensure Phyllis Mitchell, RN, MSN, Executive Director Vermont Board of Nursing

Phyllis Mitchell, RN, MSN began her role as the Executive Officer of the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) Board of Nursing in late 2015. She is responsible for management of the operational functions of the Board of Nursing in carrying out its public protection duties. This includes licensing of LNAs, LPNs, RNs, and APRNs; regulation of nursing education programs at all levels of licensure; and oversight of the Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules.

Ms. Mitchell holds a B.S. in Business Management (Central Connecticut State University), an A.S. in Nursing (Capital Community Technical College in Connecticut), a B.S. in Nursing (Chamberlain College of Nursing in Missouri), and an M.S. in Nursing Education (University of Hartford in Connecticut).

Ms. Mitchell's previous positions in Vermont include serving as the Clinical Nurse Educator at Copley Hospital, as an Assistant Professor at Vermont Technical College, and as the Nursing Program Manager for the Vermont Board of Nursing. During her years residing in Connecticut, her professional experience included serving as a pediatric medical- surgical and psychiatric nurse positions at the Newington Children's Hospital/ Connecticut Children's Medical Center, as a legal nurse at a defense law firm, as a risk manager at the Saint Mary's Hospital, as a Health Promotion and Preventive Services Coordinator for ConnectiCare, as well as teaching in a practical nurse education program.

A World View of Complimentary Science and Spirit Practice

Peter Clark, MA, MS, Shamanic Practitioner

Peter Clark, MA, MS has always held a fascination with the cosmos and the nature of reality. His compassionate helping spirits first communicated with him in dreams during childhood, and his experiences living in Japan when he was 9 to 11 years old strongly influenced his view of the world as a realm filled with spirits of all sorts. In the early 1990's after a spiritual awakening, Peter began a devoted practice that includes yoga, meditation, systemic balancing and shamanic healing. His work integrates seamlessly the concepts found in quantum physics with the spiritual path of shamanic healing. Clark has been a practitioner since 2005. He is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Three-Year Program in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing. Peter's specialties include extraction healing, soul retrieval, empowerment and counseling, channeling, house spirit negotiation/clearing, past life healing, and divination.

Collaboration--or, How Can We Build Each Other Up Teri March, FNP-BC, ND

Teri March, FNP-BC, ND is a licensed naturopathic physician and a board certified family nurse practitioner. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Arizona. She received her professional degrees from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, and Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She has ' been practicing medicine for nearly 20 years. March practices in Vermont, utilizing both modern medicine and natural medicine, with a focus on oncology. With a focus on the use of nature, Teri assists individuals living their lives through and with cancer with botanicals, nutrition, diet, lifestyle, homeopathy, and pharmaceuticals when appropriate. She assists individuals in building and maintaining their healing energy, vitality and life force--healing for the body, mind, and spirit.

Caption: ANA and ANA-Vermont Celebrate Vermont's Annual Fall Convention L-R Christine Ryan, RN, MSA ANA-Vermont Executive Director, Meredith Roberts, PhD, MSN, RN ANA-Vermont President, Holly Carpenter, RN, BSN, ANA Guest Speaker/Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation, Lori Poirier, MSN, RN, CCHP, ANA-Vermont Vice President/Secretary
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Publication:Vermont Nurse Connection
Geographic Code:1U1VT
Date:Jan 1, 2018
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