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MARION MARINO-MEYASH
NORTHWEST REGION
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty and Franklin counties
info@floridanurse.org

SAVE THE DATE

2017 FNA Barbara Lumpkin Institute (BLI) Symposium

Hosted by: University of West Florida, College of Health, School of Nursing

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time:

  • 8:30am – 9:30am Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Networking
  • 9:30am - 1:00pm Legislative Topics TBD & Boxed Lunch
  • Location :

  • University of West Florida
  • Building 37
  • Room 109
  • 11000 University Parkway
  • Pensacola, FL 32514
  • Featuring speakers:

  • Andrea Russell, Florida Action Coalition
  • Janegale Boyd, FNA President-Elect
  • Come and network with Northwest Region nurses and nursing students

  • Three (3) Nurse Contact Hour to be applied for (FL Provider #50-3103)
  • Registration fees (includes continental breakfast, lunch and contact hours) :

    FNA Member: $35
    Non-member $45
    Non-licensed Nursing Students: $25

    Contact Florida Nurses Association at 407-896-3261 for registration payment or CLICK HERE to register

    JOIN US in the evening at an early Nurses Week Celebration

    Pensacola Blue Wahoos vs. Biloxi Shuckers Minor League Baseball Game

    Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Time:

  • Game starts at 6:35 pm
  • Gate opens at 5:30 pm
  • Location :

  • Blue Wahoos Stadium
  • 351 W. Cedar Street
  • Pensacola, FL 32502
  • Group Benefits :

  • Group reserved seating
  • Recognition on Video Board and PA Welcome
  • Dedicated team representative to assist us
  • Complimentary Group Photo
  • Buy your tickets early before they are gone! Only 25 seats available, tickets will go fast!

    Tickets: $12

    Reserved Seats located :

  • Section 114
  • Rows F – G Seats 1 - 9
  • Row H Seats 1 - 7
  • Be sure to enter the stadium through our Pensacola Honda Group Entrance located on the east side of the stadium right next to the Pensacola State College Learning Lab/WSREChild Learning Center.

    Contact Florida Nurses Association at 407-896-3261 for registration payment or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Pre-purchased tickets will be available at the stadium group entrance until 7:00 pm then pre-purchased tickets will be available through the box office. FNA office staff will send list of ticket purchases to the team representative.

    Contact Leslie Homsted for more information.

    SAVE THE DATE

    2017 FNA Barbara Lumpkin Institute (BLI) Symposium

    Hosted by: Northwest Florida State College, College of Nursing

    Date: November 4, 2017

    Time: TBD

    Location :

  • Northwest Florida State College
  • 100 College Blvd
  • Niceville, FL 32578
  • Please check back at a later date for more information



    MARSHA MARTIN
    NORTH CENTRAL REGION
    Gadsen, Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Union, Bradford, Alachua, Marion and Citrus counties
    info@floridanurse.org

    SAVE THE DATE!

    2017 6th Annual North Central Region Conference

    Theme: Nurses Helping Nurses

    Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Location:

    • The Villages in Gainesville
    • 8000 NW 27th Boulevard
    • Gainesville, FL 32606
    • Speakers include

      • Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace

        The new 2 hour licensure renewal requirement.

        Speaker: Myrtle Greene, LMHC, CAP, ICADC; Chief Operating Officer at Intervention Project for Nurses.

      • How the Opioid Crisis has Changed Pain Management within Healthcare

        Speaker: Dana Viviano, BSN, RN is a Patient Care Manager at Haven Hospice. She oversees operations for interdisciplinary team coordinating and providing hospice services to patients located in SNF,ALF, and private homes.

      • Panel Discussion: Nurses Helping Nurses from Various Professional Settings.

        Speakers include Mary Lou Brunnell from Florida Center for Nursing, Dr. Mai Kung, faculty member at Florida State University, and Janegale Boyd, FNA President Elect, who also served in the Florida House of Representatives. Janegale was the first active nurse to be elected to a state position in Florida.

      • Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm

        Contact Hours: Six (6)

        FL Provider #50-3103

        Must attend entire event to receive contact hours

        Registration fee: Includes 2 meals and 6 CH

        • FNA Members: $50
        • Non-member: $75
        • Student: $25
        • Registration increases by $25 at the door

          No Refunds after Wednesday, April 5, 2017

        CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE FLYER

        Hotel Information:

        • Best Western (closest to venue)
        • 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
        • Reservation line: 1-352-331-336
        • Doubletree by Hilton Gainesville
        • 726 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
        • Reservation line: 1-352-375-2400

        We do not have arrangements as far as hotel deals because we can’t guarantee enough peole to get a block of rooms.

        There is no commercial support/sponsorship and no conflict of interest for the planners or presenters of this conference.

        Contact Leslie Homsted for more information.



        DOREEN PEREZ
        NORTHEAST REGION
        Baker, Nassau, Duval, Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties
        info@floridanurse.org

        SAVE THE DATE

        Northeast & East Central Region SUMMER EVENT

        The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University is hosting an Inaugural 2017 Patient Safety Forum in which you are invited to attend.

        Date: Friday, June 9, 2017

        Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

        Location: Jacksonville University; 2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211

        This half-day conference is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn more about patient safety from internationally recognized experts in the field to improve quality of care and health outcomes. The expertise provided by these renowned speakers will promote synergy and inter-professional collaboration to enhance quality and safety education and scholarship. The scheduled presenters include:

        • Robert Wears, MD, Ph.D., MS, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, UF Health Science Center, Jacksonville – (i)The Evolution of Patient Safety
        • John James, Ph.D., DABT, Patient Safety America – The Heart and Mind of Patient Safety
        • Mary Dolansky, Ph.D., RN, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University – The QSEN Journey – Past, Present, and Future

        Registration is complimentary for attendees. Continuing education hours are pending. Please use the following link to register for attendance: Click here to register

        Approximately 200 interdisciplinary healthcare professionals including healthcare administrators, healthcare providers, nurse leaders, academic faculty, educators, quality/risk managers, medical residents, and students from across the region are expected to attend this important event.

        The event will celebrate the establishment of the new QSEN Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University which will foster an international network of nurses and other healthcare professionals who contribute to quality and safety educational resources and scholarship. The Center will provide services throughout the southeastern U.S.

        CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA

        The Co-Directors of the Center are Dr. Teri Chenot, Associate Professor, and Dr. Roberta Christopher, Assistant Professor, at the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. More information about the Center and the Patient Safety Forum is available by contacting Dr. Chenot at tchenot@ju.edu or Dr. Christopher at rchrist6@ju.edu



        JANICE HESS
        EAST CENTRAL REGION
        Flagler, Volusia, Lake, Sumter, Seminole, Orange, Osceola and Brevard counties
        info@floridanurse.org

        NURSE APPRECIATION NIGHT

        The Florida Nurses Association invites you and your family to join us

        Orlando City Lions vs. Sporting Kansas City Soccer Game

        Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

        Location: The new Orlando City Stadium located at 655 W. Church St., Orlando, FL

        Game Start Time: 7:30 pm

        Tickets: $40 ($15 off gate price)

        MARK YOUR CALENDARS

        East Central Region 2017 Quarterly Meeting

        Meetings now being offered via Zoom conference calls which allow those who live in outer East Central Region cities/counties to participate via webinar.

        Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

        Location: FNA Office 1235 E. Concord Street Orlando, FL 32803

        Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

        Topic: Disease Specific Criteria for the Hospice Referral

        Objectives:

        • Identify the Medicare Hospice Benefits.
        • Identify services and benefits provided to Hospice and palliative care patients.
        • Discuss core indicators of the end-stage disease process.
        • Recognize disease-specific indicators for a Hospice and palliative care referral
        • Examine the potential of palliative care in the improvement of quality of life.

        Speaker: Paula Loats, BSN, RN; Clinical Liaison, Cornerstone Hospice

        Continuing Education Hours: One (1)

        CE Provider Number: FL 50-3103

        Registration:

        • FNA Members: Free
        • Nursing Student (Unlicensed): Free
        • Non-member: $5.00
        • Zoom Attendance FNA Members: Free
        • Zoom Attendance Nursing Student (Unlicensed): Free
        • Zoom Attendance Non-member: $5.00

        Contact Florida Nurses Association at 407-896-3261 for registration payment or Click here to register

        East Central Region 2017 Quarterly Meetings

        • August 17, 2017
        • November 16, 2017

        SAVE THE DATE

        Northeast & East Central Region SUMMER EVENT

        The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University is hosting an Inaugural 2017 Patient Safety Forum in which you are invited to attend.

        Date: Friday, June 9, 2017

        Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

        Location: Jacksonville University; 2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211

        This half-day conference is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn more about patient safety from internationally recognized experts in the field to improve quality of care and health outcomes. The expertise provided by these renowned speakers will promote synergy and inter-professional collaboration to enhance quality and safety education and scholarship. The scheduled presenters include:

        • Robert Wears, MD, Ph.D., MS, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, UF Health Science Center, Jacksonville – (i)The Evolution of Patient Safety
        • John James, Ph.D., DABT, Patient Safety America – The Heart and Mind of Patient Safety
        • Mary Dolansky, Ph.D., RN, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University – The QSEN Journey – Past, Present, and Future

        Registration is complimentary for attendees. Continuing education hours are pending. Please use the following link to register for attendance: Click here to register

        Approximately 200 interdisciplinary healthcare professionals including healthcare administrators, healthcare providers, nurse leaders, academic faculty, educators, quality/risk managers, medical residents, and students from across the region are expected to attend this important event.

        The event will celebrate the establishment of the new QSEN Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University which will foster an international network of nurses and other healthcare professionals who contribute to quality and safety educational resources and scholarship. The Center will provide services throughout the southeastern U.S.

        CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA

        The Co-Directors of the Center are Dr. Teri Chenot, Associate Professor, and Dr. Roberta Christopher, Assistant Professor, at the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. More information about the Center and the Patient Safety Forum is available by contacting Dr. Chenot at tchenot@ju.edu or Dr. Christopher at rchrist6@ju.edu



        VACANT POSITION
        WEST CENTRAL REGION
        Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto counties
        info@floridanurse.org

        Important Update

        2nd Annual West Central Region Symposium & Awards Ceremony HAS BEEN CANCELLED

        Date: May 6, 2017

        Location:

      • Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus
      • Join us at our annual Nurse Appreciation Day with the Tampa Bay Rays

        Date: May 6, 2017

        Click here to purchase tickets

        Use promo code: Nurse 2

        Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, April 28, 2017.

        Contact Leslie Homsted for more information.



        DEBBIE HOGAN
        SOUTHEAST REGION
        Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties
        info@floridanurse.org

        SAVE THE DATE

        2017 Southeast Region Forum

        Healthy Nursing Initiative, Part II

        Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

        Time:

      • 9:30am – 10:00am Registration & Networking
      • 10:00am - 11:30am Healthy Nursing Initiative, Part II
      • Lite Snacks will be provided

        Location:

      • Palm Beach Gardens Mall
      • Community Room (located lower level in hallway next to GNC by Sears)
      • 3101 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
      • Featuring: Deborah Hogan, MPH, BSN, RN is the Florida Nurses Association Southeast Region Director and is the President of the Healthcare Professionals Unit for the state of Florida. She has represented the interests of the healthcare professionals (nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, mental health counselors and dentists) who work at state institutions, hospitals, health departments, and CMS clinics throughout the state, from the FL panhandle to the FL Keys. Debbie has negotiated with representatives of the Governor and the Legislature. She knows that all nurses are affected by the laws and rules enacted by the state legislature and the Governor. We, as the “health care experts” must serve as the resource for our legislative leaders. Nurses must become advocates for their profession as well as for their own well-being. .

        Come and network with Southeast Region nurses and nursing students

      • One (1) Nurse Contact Hour to be applied for (FL Provider #50-3103)
      • Registration fees:

        FNA Member: Free
        Non-member $5.00
        Non-licensed Nursing Students: Free

        Contact Florida Nurses Association at 407-896-3261 for registration payment or Click here to register

        Contact Leslie Homsted for more information.

        SAVE THE DATE

        Southeast Region will be hosting a speaker from the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) who will present the new two (2) hour required continuing education requirement on Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace.

        Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

        Location and time to be determined

        Visit this site again to find out more information about this event

        MONTHLY CONFERENCE CALLS

        Join other Southeast Region Members on a monthly conference call giving FNA news, legislative updates, and regional activities. The conference call is held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm.

        Contact Leslie Homsted for more information.



        THERESA MORRISON
        SOUTHWEST REGION
        Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry and Collier counties
        info@floridanurse.org

        SAVE THE DATE

        EARLY Nurses’ Week Celebration at Miromar Outlets

        Join us on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for Naples Flatbread food and drinks, door prizes, and discounts at some of your favorite Miromar outlets

        Location: 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

        Cover Charge: $5.00. Proceeds will be donated to the Florida Nurses Foundation (FNF).

        Feel free to invite FL licensed nurses or an FNSA nursing student(s) as your guest(s).

        Contact Florida Nurses Association at 407-896-3261 for registration payment or Click here to register

        Remember, SW Region correspondence will come from FNA. FNA will handle announcements, invitations, and RSVPs. Region leadership carries on the work of the FNA at the local level through community service, political involvement, healthcare advocacy and education.

        What do you think of the new logo? New pins are coming soon. Help increase FNA’s visibility by wearing your FNA pin on your name badge or when you volunteer.

        Thank you for this opportunity to serve our region,


        Theresa Morrison

        FNA Southwest Region Director

        Please contact me at any time: Theresa Morrison



        DEBRA HAIN
        SOUTH REGION
        Broward, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties
        info@floridanurse.org

        SAVE THE DATE

        Nurses’ Week Celebration

        Join us on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Miami Marlins game starting at 7:10 pm

        Location: 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Ave, Miami, FL 33125

        Ticket Package:

        • Lexus Level - $30 ticket
        • Marlins Scrub Top (Special Event Buyers only)
        • Submit payment to Patricia R. Messmer. Deadline to purchase tickets: May 5, 2017
        • Cash and checks accepted / Make checks payable to Patricia R. Messmer

        For more information contact Patricia Messmer at 954-309-1034 or email Patricia Messmer



        UNITS: Where FNA represents Registered Nurses for collective bargaining there is a specific process in place for the election of officers, negotiating their contracts and dealing with workplace issues. Unit members also participate in all aspect of the association from local and community service projects to hold office at the state level. You may contact the Unit Presidents using the email addresses provided on this website.

        State Unit President
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        Shands Unit President
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        Website
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        President - Wuesthoff Local Unit
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        President
        President Liaison: Alice Laxton
        FSU-University Health Services
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