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Region Leadership carries on the work of the association at the local level through community service, political involvement, healthcare advocacy and education, mentoring as well as other strategies.

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: Gulf Coast State College, RN-BSN Program

Event has been canceled due to low registration

Date: February 25, 2017

Time:

  • 8:30am – 9:30am Registration & Networking
  • 9:30am - 1:00pm Legislative Topics TBD
  • Location :

  • Gulf Coast State College
  • Advanced Technology Center on Collegiate Drive
  • Room 302
  • 5230 West U. S. Highway 98
  • Panama City, FL 32401
  • Featuring speakers:

  • Alisa LaPolt, FNA Lobbyist,
  • Janegale Boyd, FNA President-Elect
  • 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

    Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm

    Speakers will include an IPN representative, who will present on "Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace", the new licensure renewal requirement. The conference will include continental breakfast, featured speakers and poster session with CHs, and lunch.

    Call for electronic poster submissions to Vicki Sumagpang at vsumagpang@floridanurse.org due by 3/18/2017.

    Final Acceptance Notification: Saturday, April 2, 2017

    Poster Presenters must register for the conference.

    Call for Electronic Poster Abstracts Guidelines

    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

    BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE UPCOMING CONFERENCE

    Northeast & East Central Region Annual Conference

    Date: July TBD

    Location: TBD



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

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS

    East Central Region 2017 Quarterly Meeting

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

    • May 18, 2017
    • August 17, 2017
    • November 16, 2017

    BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE UPCOMING CONFERENCE

    Northeast & East Central Region Annual Conference

    Date: July TBD

    Location: TBD



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

    SAVE THE DATE

    2nd Annual West Central Region Symposium & Awards Ceremony

    Date: May 6, 2017

    Time: 8:00am – 3:15pm

    Continental Breakfast and Luncheon Buffets included

    Location:

  • Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus
  • Vincent A. Stabile Research Building
  • 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
  • Featuring Keynote Address: Lisa Pervin, PhD, RN CRRN, President of the Best Business Practices Consulting, Inc., and a nurse educator since 1990 with over 30 years of rehabilitation experience.

    Come and network among the 150 strong nurses who represent a portion of the 250,000+ nurses who practice in Florida

  • Four (4) Nurse CE Hours to be applied for (FL Provider #50-3103)
  • Included in registration payment is a Breakfast (8am) & Lunch Buffet (noon)
  • Review of the Literature, Evidence-based Practice, & Nursing Research Poster Session
  • Vendor Sponsor Display Area including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level Sponsorship
  • Nurse Awards for:
  • Registered Nurse Practice Award
  • Nurse Researcher Award
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Award
  • Nurse Educator Award
  • Community Action Award
  • Promoting an Environment of Excellence Award
  • Nurse Leader: Administration/Academia Award
  • Nurse Legislative Advocate Award
  • Culminating with the Distinquished West Central Region, FNA member Nurse of the Year Award
  • Opportunities Still Open

    Call for Nurse Awards nominations to Lisa Fussell at LisaFussellRN@gmail.com by 3/24/2017. Recipients must be present to accept the award.

    2017 Annual Awards Official Entry Form

    Call for electronic poster submissions to Vicki Sumagpang at vsumagpang@floridanurse.org due by 3/15/2017. Day of event: Poster to be viewed ELECTRONICALLY, only via single file per jump-drive nurse participant in jpeg format. NO PHYSICAL POSTERS WILL BE DISPLAYED. Electronic posters in jpeg format received by 3/30/2017 will be eligible for prize recognition at day of event.

    Call for Electronic Poster Abstracts Guidelines

    VENDOR/SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES: This year, this venue can amply accommodate up to 150 nurses. Come and be a part of this legendary event to showcase your services and products to nurses in the West Central Region area.

    Click here for vendor/sponsorship information

    Please plan early as seating is a premium for this legendary West Central Region event:

    Annual Symposium and Awards Ceremony with individual FNA member event ticket @ $50
    Non-member $55
    Advanced Table Purpose Seating for 10 @ $550.

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

    LIMITED SEATING: At the door, exact cash payment only if seating is available.

    CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE FLYER

    Plan on continuing Nurse Week Celebration after the Symposium at

    Nurse Week Event: Tampa Bay Rays Game

    Date: Evening of May 6, 2017

    MONTHLY CONFERENCE CALLS

    Join other West Central 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 6:00pm.

    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 Legislative Forum

    The Nurse as a Legislative Advocate

    Date: February 25, 2017

    Time:

  • 9:30am – 10:00am Registration & Networking
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Nurses as Political Advocates
  • 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.

    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.

    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

    Thank you for being a member of the Florida Nurses Association – Collier County Nurses Chapter and Florida Nurses Association – Lee County Nurses Chapter. You belong to the FNA Southwest Florida Region (Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades).

    Hello from your FNA SW Region Director,

    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.

    10,000 Nurses by 2020

    SW Region FNA members if you are on a board at your facility or in the community, help increase FNA’s visibility by wearing your pin and go to Nurses on Boards Coalition to register Nurses on Boards Coalition.

    SAVE THE DATE

    2017 FNA Advocacy Days

    Date: March 15 – 16, 2017

    Location: Tallahassee, FL. Let me know if you are interested in attending so we can make carpool arrangements.

    2nd Annual Nurses Celebration

    Date: April TBD

    Location: Miromar Outlet Mall, Estero, FL

    2017 Membership Assembly

    Date: September 29 – 30, 2017

    Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, FL

    SW Region members interested in volunteering at the Membership Assembly, please contact me.

    Our chapter charters are to focus on nurse scope of practice issues, health policy, networking, and professional development. Region chapters have no officers, anyone can plan an event! As region director, I can help arrange speakers and find locations. Just give me a call or email.

    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

    7th Annual South Region, FNA Symposium and Awards Ceremony

    Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm

    ”Hot” Breakfast and Luncheon Buffets included

    Location:

  • Gulfstream Park
  • 901 South Federal Highway
  • Hallandale Beach, FL
  • Featuring Keynote Address (Sponsored by: The Nurses Charitable Trust): Kate Judge, Executive Director of the American Nurses Foundation.

    Gold Level Sponsorship provided by American Data Bank

    Silver Level Sponsorship provided by The Nurses Charitable Trust

    Come and network among the strong nurses who represent a portion of the 250,000+ nurses who practice in Florida

  • 3 Nurse CE Hours to be applied for (FL Provider #50-3103)
  • Included in registration payment is a Breakfast (8am) & Lunch Buffet (noon)
  • Nursing Student Mentorship & Scholarships
  • Review of the Literature, Evidence-based Practice, & Nursing Research Poster Session
  • Vendor Sponsor Display Area including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level Sponsorship
  • Nurse Awards for:
  • Registered Nurse Practice Award
  • Nurse Researcher Award
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Award
  • Nurse Educator Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Promoting an Environment of Excellence Award
  • Nurse Leader: Administration/Academia Award
  • Culminating with the Distinquished South Region, FNA member Nurse of the Year Award
  • Opportunities Still Open

    Call for Scholarship submission to Elizabeth Olafson at eolafson@fiu.edu due by 2/24/2017. Scholar must be present to accept the award.

    2017 Scholarship Application

    Please plan early as seating is a premium for this legendary South Florida event:

    Annual Symposium and Awards Ceremony with individual event ticket @ $60
    Advanced Table Purpose Seating for 10 @ $550.

    Contact Florida Nurses Association at 407-896-3261 for registration payment or visit www.floridanurse.org.

    LIMITED SEATING: At the door, exact cash payment only if seating is available.

    CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE FLYER

    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
    info@floridanurse.org
    View Region News

    Shands Unit President
    info@floridanurse.org
    Website
    View Region News

    President - Wuesthoff Local Unit
    info@floridanurse.org
    View Region News

    President
    President Liaison: Alice Laxton
    FSU-University Health Services
    View Region News