WNA working for you summer 2007.
Workforce Advocacy Legislation/Regulation
WNA is working on the following strategies related to promoting nursing's workplace health, rights and safety.
Legislation/Rule Activity Target Group Communication of Obtained clarification from Hospitals APNP Prescription the Board of Nursing that in Order to Pharmacist the hospital setting an APNP by the RN may give a prescription order verbally to the RN and the RN can transmit this order to the pharmacist. This clarification was provided following a memo that was issued by the Division of Quality Assurance stating that RNs could not do this, as it was medical delegation. Criminalization of A summary of the specific Nursing RN for medical error statues that WNA would like Workforce to see addressed by the legislature regarding the prevention of a health care worker from being charged criminally as a result of a medical error has been distributed. Two of the specific statutes are included in the current budget proposals that are under consideration by the Legislative Conference Committee. Mandatory Continuing WNA has met with legislators RNs Education for RNs who are interested in deve- loping legislation mandating continuing education as a requirement for RN's license renewal. WNA does not have a position on this topic.
WNA Special Interest Group Support
WNA Special Interest Group Support Special Interest Group (SIG) Summary of Activity Staff Nurse SIG Is encouraging nurses to participate in WNA's Discussion Forums. Educational offerings will be provided during the 2007 Annual WNA/WSNA Convention. Advanced Practice Nurse Forum APN Forum has developed their WI Parish Nurse Coalition strategic plan for 2007-2008. Annual Parish Nurse Conference scheduled for October 18, 2007 in La Crosse. Working with Parish Nurse Coalition on developing a strategy for responding to the La Crosse Catholic Diocese Plan for utilization of volunteer Parish Nurses. Wisconsin Environmental Health Strategic planning meeting scheduled Nurses Coalition (WEHNC) for August 14 in Madison. Education offering scheduled for October 18, 2007 in La Crosse. Go to WNA's website for more information. Click on District/SIG's button on the left side of the screen.
WNA's Workforce Advocacy Program
Check out WNA's Workforce Advocacy section on the website. It contains a variety of tools, resources and guidelines related to self-adovcacy in the workplace. Go to WNA's website home page and click on the button, "Workforce Advocacy Program".
Core Issue #2 - Appropriate Nurse Staffing & Nurse Shortage Legislation/Rule/Policy Activity Target Group RN Workforce Data Collec WNA continues to meet Nursing -tion and State Funding with legislators and Workforce for the Wisconsin Center regulatory agencies to for Nursing solicit support for mandatory collection of RN workforce data. The Department of Work-force Development is inte- rested in identifying a strategy for data collection Nurse Fatigue & Patient WNA, along with the Wis- Wisconsin Safety consin Nursing Coalition, RNs has developed a Working Draft paper on an awa- reness campaign related to the impact of nurse fatigue and patient safety. To view the paper go to WNA's website-- Nursing Practice--Nurse Fatigue. Development of Workforce Workgroups now exist that All RNs Development--Workgroup are focusing on identi- on Improving Clinical fying "best practices" Placement Capacity. related to improved clinical placement systems for RN students. Nurse Faculty Shortage Recommendations from the Nurse Task Force Legislative/Board of Faculty Nursing sponsored Task Force for addressing the Nurse Faculty shortages is completed. The reco- mmendations can be found on WNA's website. Core Issue #3 - Continued Competencies - Educational Offerings for 2007/2008 MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 2007 WNA/WSNA Annual Convention October 18-20 WNA Wisconsin Environmental Health October 18 Nurse Conference 2008 Pharmacology & Clinical Update April 17-19 2008 Annual Jail Health Conference May 5-6 2007 WNA/WSNA Annual Convention WNA Parish Nurse Annual Conference WNA Wisconsin Environmental Health 2008 Nurses Day at the Capital Nurse Conference 2008 Pharmacology & Clinical Update 2008 Wisconsin School Nurse Conference 2008 Annual Jail Health Conference 2007 WNA/WSNA Annual Convention October 18 WNA Wisconsin Environmental Health March Nurse Conference 2008 Pharmacology & Clinical Update April 23-25 2008 Annual Jail Health Conference
Core Issue #4--Patient Safety/Advocacy
Nurses Agenda for Health Care Reform
A webcast and power point presentation is now available for any nurse wanting to learn more about The Wisconsin Community of Nursing 's Agenda for Health Care Reform. You will find the presentation on WNA's website or by contacting WNA.
Promoting Proposed Legislation
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 April-July 2007 Topic Individual/Group Presentation--Overview of WNA and District #1 and Indianhead Legislative Breakfast Technical College Senior Students Media Interview on Nurse Addictions TMJ4 TV Media Interview on Nurses and Wisconsin State Journal Patient Safety Overview of WNA UW-Milwaukee APN students Exhibit UW-Milwaukee Ergonomic Conference RN Workforce Data Collection Aurora Community Affairs VP Exhibit School Health Nurse conference Overview of WNA Concordia College BSN students Criminalization for Medical Errors Wisconsin Association of Hospital Risk Managers Overview of WNA Madison ATC Graduating Seniors Nursing's Agenda for Reform & WNA District #5 Update Update on Legislative Issues APN Clinical & Pharmacology Impacting APN Practice Conference WNA Exhibit and Welcome Remarks Jail Health Conference RN Workforce Data Collection Issues Sen. Robson and DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman Media Interview Statement on Nurse Nursing Spectrum Fatigue APNP & Mandatory CE for Nurses Rep. Louis Molepske Nursing Shortage DWD Committee on Health Care Workforce Attended Board of Nursing Meeting Board of Nursing Strategic Planning APN Forum Role of Nurse in Influencing Policy Cardinal Stritch University APN Students The Community of Nursing Agenda for Introduced and moderated Health Care Reform webcast presentation Presentation of Need for Board of Nursing Clarification of BQA Memo on RN acceptance of APNP medication order in hospitals Nursing--Ethical and Legal Issues Bryant & Stratton Nursing program--First semester nursing students Media Interview on Role of Public Producer for PB series on Nurses Health Nurses Topic Location Date Presentation--Overview of WNA and New Richmond 4/16/07 Legislative Breakfast Media Interview on Nurse Addictions Madison 4/18/07 Media Interview on Nurses and Madison 4/18/07 Patient Safety Overview of WNA Milwaukee 4/20/07 Exhibit Waukesha 4/20/07 RN Workforce Data Collection Milwaukee 4/23/07 Exhibit Waukesha 4/24/07 Overview of WNA Mequon 4/26/07 Criminalization for Medical Errors Madison 4/27/07 Overview of WNA Madison 5/1/07 Nursing's Agenda for Reform & WNA Wisconsin Rapids 5/2/07 Update Update on Legislative Issues La Crosse 5/3/07 Impacting APN Practice WNA Exhibit and Welcome Remarks Wisconsin Dells 5/9/07 RN Workforce Data Collection Issues State Capitol 5/14/07 Media Interview Statement on Nurse Phone Call 5/22/07 Fatigue APNP & Mandatory CE for Nurses State Capitol 6/6/07 Nursing Shortage Madison 6/7/07 Attended Board of Nursing Meeting Madison 6/21/07 Strategic Planning Madison 6/30/07 Role of Nurse in Influencing Policy Milwaukee 7/11/07 The Community of Nursing Agenda for Madison 7/24/07 Health Care Reform Presentation of Need for Madison 7/26/07 Clarification of BQA Memo on RN acceptance of APNP medication order in hospitals Nursing--Ethical and Legal Issues Milwaukee 7/26/07 Media Interview on Role of Public Conference Call 7/27/07 Health Nurses
For more information go to WNA's website www.wisconsinnurse.org or call 1-800-362-3959
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