We're excited to invite our membership to join us IN-PERSON for WNA's 2023 Membership Assembly and Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Madison East. If you are unable to attend for the entire day, we have arranged both in-person and VIRTUAL joining options for the afternoon Annual Meeting only.
PLEASE NOTE! The afternoon WNA Annual Meeting will begin at 12:00 pm - NOT 12:15 as originally noted.
Our day will have two parts:
Part I. In-person WNA Dialogue Forum 8:15 am – 11:15 pm
The topic of the forum is Supporting Diversity, Inclusion and Equity within the Nursing Profession. We are securing a keynote to provide a report of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. We are also assembling a panel from nursing associations in Wisconsin representing diverse nursing populations to provide a response to the Commission recommendations, and suggestions they may have for WNA as we develop our action plan.
Please see the 'Handouts/Resources' tab below for related documents
Part II. In-person and virtual WNA Annual Meeting 12:00 – 1:15 pm
The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to provide the membership:
Full Day - or Morning Dialogue Forum only - $45
Deadline to register - January 16 (registration closed for morning Dialogue Forum)
Registration for this in-person meeting includes a light breakfast and lunch, even if you don't stay for the afternoon Annual Meeting.
Afternoon Annual Meeting only - FREE
Registration for the Annual Meeting only (whether choosing in-person or virtual option) will remain open until the meeting begins.
NOTE: Only WNA members will be able to register for the VIRTUAL attendance option for the Annual Meeting. Non-members may register for the in-person Annual Meeting, but will be seated at a spectator table and not allowed to vote.
You will indicate when registering if you will attend in-person or remotely - lunch is NOT included with in-person registration for Annual Meeting only
REGISTRATION still open for afternoon Annual Meeting!
MEMBERS: Please have your current ANA/WNA Member number on hand when registering. If you do not know your WNA Member Number, login to ANA's website, and click on the "My Account" tab. Or contact Bri Dunbar for assistance.
COVID Precautions: WNA requires ALL in-person attendees to monitor their symptoms and be up to date on COVID-19 vaccination. If you are symptomatic (fever, shortness of breath, cough, muscle or body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell) it is best that you stay home. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly recommend masks be worn when indoors at the conference, and if transmission levels are high in Dane County at the time of the conference, we may require them to be worn indoors for all attendees.
MORNING - In-person WNA Dialogue Forum - AGENDA
Please review the posted Handouts/Resources to prepare for the morning!
7:30 - 8:15 am Light Breakfast and Networking
8:15 - Welcome and Overview of Day
8:30 - Keynote: Report of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing
9:30 - Panel Presentation: Representative Wisconsin Nursing Organizations' Response to the Report
10:30 - Identification of Action Plan for WNA
11:15-12:00 Lunch - provided for morning participants only
Elizabeth Markham, PhD, RN
WNA President; Member of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing
Dominique Hyatt-Oates, MSN, RN, PHN
President, Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (GMNAHN)
Minnie Parbs, MSN, RN, CRRN
President, Philippine Nurses Association of Wisconsin (PNAWI)
Shronda Green, BSN, MSN, RN
Vice-President, Racine/Kenosha Wisconsin Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (RKWC-NBNA)
AFTERNOON - In-person and virtual WNA Annual Meeting - AGENDA
12:00 pm - Call to Order
12:10 - Leadership Reports
12:20 - Task Force Reports
12:40 - Report and Recommendations on Dialogue Forum
12:50 - Report of WNA Elections
1:00 - Other Business
1:10 - Nightingale Tribute
1:15 - Adjournment
Any non-members staying for in-person meeting will be asked to sit at a non-voting, spectator table.
All handouts and resources will be posted below for participants to access closer to the meeting. No printed copies will be provided on-site, so please download/print as you wish.
Morning Dialogue Forum:
- Dialogue Forum 2023 Supporting Diversity & Inclusion in Nursing
- Racial Reckoning Statement from ANA
- FAQ ANA Racial Reckoning Statement - May 2022
- Racism in Nursing Report
Afternoon WNA Annual Meeting:
Rules for 2022 Annual Meeting
2021 WNA Bylaws (current)
3.0 contact hours are available to those who participate in the entire in-person morning Dialogue Forum. No CE credit is available for attending the afternoon WNA Annual Meeting.
- There are no conflicts of interest for anyone with control over the content of this educational activity.
- Requirements for completion - participation in the entire morning Dialogue Forum. CE Certificates will be distributed on-site and must be picked up before leaving the event.
- Wisconsin Nurses Association is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
DoubleTree by Hilton East Madison - A block of standard rooms are available for Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the rate of $90.00/night. You will be required to provide a credit card upon making the reservation, but you will not be charged until you check out.
Deadline to reserve at this rate: Friday, January 6, 2023. To receive the discounted room rate, call the DoubleTree Reservations line at 800-445-8667, and identify yourself as a conference attendee for the WNA Membership Assembly or group code WNA. You may also book online here: WNA Membership Assembly Reservation Link
DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East
4402 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704
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