WNA 2021 Virtual Nurses Day of Action

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

The purpose of the 2021 Nurses Day of Action is to explore the nurse’s important role in advocacy and policy/politics, as well as support nurses’ engagement in the legislative process to improve the health of populations across Wisconsin. This virtual event will benefit nurses from novice to expert, student to retiree.

You will identify your legislators and district numbers when you register. If you do not know who your legislators are, visit https://legis.wisconsin.gov/ and enter your home address in the space under ‘Who are my Legislators’, then click ‘Find your Legislator’ and make note of your Senate and Assembly Legislators and district numbers. While you’re there, take the opportunity to visit your legislators’ webpages and learn more about their background, involvement on committees and policy priorities.

Registrants, our Nurses Day of Action advocacy project addresses the Nurse Faculty Shortage.  Please view this video to become acquainted with the impact of not enough nurse faculty on the future supply of the nursing workforce.

8:30 AM-12:00 PM – Educational meeting on Zoom

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REGISTRATION – now open!
$15 Student Nurse Rate
$40 Regular Fee
$25 WNA Member discounted rate (WNA/ANA Member ID# required at registration)
Not a member of ANA/WNA, but interested in joining?  Learn more here!
Payment by credit card required at time of registration. Instructions and a link to join the Zoom meeting will be included in the Confirmation email.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 2

Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN – Chief Executive Officer, American Academy of Nursing
Prior to her position at the AAN, Dr. Miyamoto served as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Chief Policy Officer, supporting the membership as a policy analyst, advocate, and strategist at the federal level. She simultaneously led the Nursing Community Coalition— the largest national nursing coalition focused on inserting the voice of the profession in health policy discussions— from 2008-2018. During this time, Dr. Miyamoto worked on such critical legislation as the Higher Education Reauthorization Act in 2008, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, the Affordable Care Act in 2010, and most recently the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act in 2018.

Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN – Nurse Consultant
Dr. Daley served from 2010 to 2014 as president of the American Nurses Association. She practiced for more than 22 years as an emergency department nurse until January of 1999 when she left due to a needlestick injury that resulted in her infection with both HIV and hepatitis C. Since that time, she has been actively engaged on state, national and international levels as an advocate for use of safer needle devices in health care practice settings. In recognition of the integral role she played in the passage of federal legislation to update the 1991 OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Daley was among those invited to the Oval Office to witness President Clinton sign the “Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act” into law on November 6, 2000.

Daley presentation handout
Miyamoto presentation handout
Please check back closer to the meeting

3.0 contact hours are available to participants attending the entire program and completing the online evaluation by March 17, 2021.
There are no conflicts of interest for any of the planners or presenters of this educational activity.
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.
ONLINE EVALUATION – opens after the program begins

The Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) is the premier organization representing the interests of Wisconsin’s 90,000 registered nurses. WNA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. WNA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all.

QUESTIONS? Contact the WNA office at info@wisconsinnurses.org or 608.221.0383.