WNA working for you spring 2007.
Check out WNA's Workforce Advocacy section on the website. It contains a variety of tools, resources and guidelines related to self-advocacy in the workplace. Go to WNA's website home page and click on the button, "Workforce Advocacy Program". 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 Criminalization of RN for WNA is working with a coalition of medical error health care professional associations and providers on identifying changes to Wisconsin state statutes to prevent health care providers from being charged criminally for an unintended medical error. Determination of CRNA Scope The Wisconsin Society of Anesthesio- of Practice logist has appealed the decision of the Department of Regulation & Licensing, Administrative Law Judge who indicated that the scope of practice of CRNA belongs to nursing but to practice independently they must be certified as an APNP. WNA continues to monitor this process. Mandatory Continuing Educa- WNA is meeting with legislators who are tion for RN's interested in developing legislation mandating continuing education as a requirement for RN's license renewal. Tell us what you think by going to WNA's Discussion Forum. Legislation/Rule Target Group Criminalization of RN for Nursing work- medical error force Determination of CRNA Scope APN of Practice Mandatory Continuing Educa- RNs tion for RN's WNA Special Interest Group Support Special Interest Group Summary of Activity (SIG) Staff Nurse SIG Is encouraging nurses to participate in WNA's Discussion Forums. Developing educational offerings for the Annual WNA/WSNA Convention Advanced Practice Nurse Fo- 21st Annual Pharmacology and Clinical rum Update will be held May 3-5, 2007 at the Radisson Hotel/La Crosse Center in La Crosse. Conducting data collection on extent of APN recognition among the various health insurance companies. WNA launched the online APN Directory that various health insurance companies. WNA audience is the healthcare consumer. WI Parish Nurse Coalition Working on the promotion of standardized Basic Parish Nurse education. Planning the Annual Parish Nurse Conference. Corrections & Jail Health The 13th Annual Jail Health Conference Nurse will be held Monday, May 7th--Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. A conference brochure is available on WNA's website. Go to "conferences" when you get to the homepage. Wisconsin Environmental First meeting of WEHNC is scheduled for Health Nurses Coalition Friday May 4 at UW-Milwaukee School of (WEHNC) Nursing Conference in Milwaukee. Go to WNA's website for more information. Click on SIG's
Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin (NFW)
NFW's Scholarships and Research Grant applications for RNs are also posted on the WNA website. The deadline for submission of the application is May 1, 2007. The information related to the Nightingale Tribute, a service that can be provided at the funeral of a nurse, is also available on the NFW section of the WNA website.
Core Issue #2--Appropriate Nurse Staffing & Nurse Shortage Legislation/Rule/Policy Activity Target Group RN Workforce Data Wisconsin is lacking Nursing work- Collection and information about the RN force State Funding for the nursing workforce. Wisconsin Center for Attempts have been made to Nursing collect this data but results are unusable. WNA supports mandating the collection of data regarding the nursing workforce so as to plan for future needs in supply and demand. Data would be collected and analyzed using the Wisconsin Center for Nursing. State funding is needed to support this important issue. Nurse Fatigue & Patient WNA is working with the Wisconsin RNs Safety Wisconsin Nursing Coali- tion on the implementation of an awareness campaign related to the impact of nurse fatigue and patient safety. Department of Workforce Participant on workgroup All RN's Development--Workgroup to look and suggest best on Improving Clinical practices for maximizing Placement Capacity. clinical placement opportunities for health care workers. Working with DWD on the planning of a summit which will begin a strategy for increasing the number and effective- ness of clinical placement sites. The summit was scheduled for 4/7/07. Core Issue #3--Continued Competencies--Educational Offerings for 2007 WI Association of School Nurses Conference April 25 - 27 13th Annual Jail Health Conference May 7 - 8 2007 WNA/WSNA Annual Convention October 18-20 WI Association of School Nurses Conference Annual Pharmacology & Clinical Update 13th Annual Jail Health Conference WNA Parish Nurse SIG Annual Conference 2007 WNA/WSNA Annual Convention WI Association of School Nurses Conference May 3-5 13th Annual Jail Health Conference October 18 2007 WNA/WSNA Annual Convention
Core Issue #4--Patient Safety/Advocacy
Nurses Agenda for Health Care Reform
A presentation has been developed for any nurse wanting to learn more about The Wisconsin Community of Nursing Agenda for Health Care Reform. You will find the presentation on WNA's website or by contacting WNA. A web cast will be provided on the content and purpose of the NAHCR in a "Train-the-Trainer" format.
Promoting Consumer Health Literacy
Participated at "invitation -only" Wisconsin Public Health Association and Medical College of Wisconsin sponsored summit on creation of a statewide center that will focus on consumer health literacy.
WNA's Public Policy Council continues to review and take positions on a variety of legislation. The positions and WNA's 2007-2008 Public Policy Agenda can be found on WNA's website.
You Were Represented March - April 2007 Meeting with representative from Clean- WNA Public Policy Wisconsin regarding signing on to a Council petition to reduce Mercury emissions from coal-fired plants Update on Wisconsin Health Care WNA Public Policy Reform proposals Council WNA Member Recruitment exhibit at WNAs Waukesha Region 5 Educational Offering Meeting to discuss strategies Department of Regulation for increasing the number of nurse & Licensing faculty in Wisconsin Board of Nursing Meeting Department of Regulation & Licensing Meeting to discuss strategies for Wisconsin Public Health increasing consumer health literacy Association and Medical and health promotion College of Wisconsin--Green Lake Legislative Breakfast Presentation of WNA WNA District 10--Eau Public Policy Agenda and Priorities Claire to Legislators Nurses Day at the Capitol Madison Translating Professional Accountability Edgewood College Senior and Responsibility into Practice Nursing Students after Graduation Legislative Breakfast Presentation of WNA WNA District Public Policy Agenda and Priorities to 9--Green Bay Legislators Center for American Nurses Grant Silver Spring. Maryland Award Committee Meeting Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin Madison Board Meeting Meeting to discuss RN Workforce Data Department of Collection Needs and assistance from Regulation & Licensing Department of Regulation and Licensing Wisconsin Nursing Coalition Meeting Madison Graduate Nursing Student Interview on WNA Madison and Role in Advancing and Promoting Appropriate Public Policy Strategy meeting with representatives from Madison Wisconsin Hospital Association, Federation of Nurses & Health Care Professionals, Wisconsin Medical Society, Wisconsin Health Care Association to discuss decriminali- zation of health care providers for medical errors Legislative Breakfast Presentation of WNA WNA District 6--Appleton Public Policy Agenda and Priorities to Legislators Department of Workforce Development Madison Planning Committee on addressing RN student Clinical Placement Issues New Graduate Nurses Recruitment--Pilot Madison Area Project with Madison District Nurses Technical College Association Legislator Visits--Rep. Hines and Madison Sen. Robson Criminalization for Medical Errors: A Teleconference Wisconsin Case Study--Joint Educational offering with National Association of Nurse Attorneys
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