THANK YOU for joining the Wisconsin Nurses Association and your fellow colleagues at our first Advocacy Workshop. Your participation has inspired us, and we hope you are also inspired to get out there and advocate for nursing! Please remember that registration to this workshop also includes one year of guidance, networking and continuing education through:
- Quarterly networking sessions
- Mentoring opportunities with nurse policy experts
- Policy and legislative updates from WNA
- Discounted registration to 2019 Nurses Day at the Capitol
- Opportunity to present at the 2019 Nurses Day at the Capitol
Workshop handouts and other advocacy resources are posted on a password-protected page for your reference. Follow this link to the webpage and enter the password found on the back page of your workshop AGENDA.
Workshop Presenters and Facilitators:
- Mary Beck Metzger, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, APNP
- Tina Bettin, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, APNP, FAAN
- Jessica Coburn, PhD, MSN, RN, CNL
- Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
- Linda Gobis, RN, MN, JD
- Pat Keller, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
- Megan LeClair-Netzel, DNP, RN, AGCNS-BC
- Forbes McIntosh, President, Government Policy Solutions, LLC
- Barbara L. Nichols, PhD (hon.), MS, RN, FAAN
- Judy Robson, BSN, MS
- Kimberly A. Udlis, PhD, FNP-BC, APNP, FAANP
- Burton A. Wagner, JD
- Linda Young, PhD, RN, CNE, CFLE
Friday evening Presenter Spotlight …
Karen Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN served from 2010 to 2014 as the president of the American Nurses Association – the nation’s largest nursing organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.5 million registered nurses. Daley spent her entire nursing career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston until January of 1999 when she left clinical practice 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 a state, national and international level as an advocate for sharps injury prevention. Over the past 18 years, Daley has traveled to more than 43 US states as well as Europe, Asia and Australia in her ongoing campaign to educate nurses, students, health care administrators and legislators on the importance of needlestick injury prevention. In recognition of the integral role she played in the passage of federal legislation to amend the 1991 OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and mandate use of safety-engineered sharps, Daley was among those invited to the Oval Office to witness President Clinton sign the Needlestick Safety Prevention Act into law on November 6, 2000. In 2006, in recognition of the national and international impact of her needlestick injury prevention advocacy, she was recognized as a living nursing legend by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, and was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. In 2008, she was a recipient of the International Sharps Injury Prevention Award.
Barbara L. Nichols, PhD (hon.), MS, RN, FAAN – As a former WNA and ANA president, I have testified at State and Congressional hearings about the critical and contributing role that nurses play in the care and safety of patients.
Judy Robson, RN, MSN was considered the “nurse legislator” and received the ‘Nurse of the Century’ award from WNA before retiring as a Wisconsin State Senator. Her motion, which became law, helped fund the Wisconsin Center for Nursing with an increase in the nurse licensure fee. It also required nurses to provide detailed information on their work status via the Nursing Workforce Survey – now every two years the state has a detailed report on the status of the nursing workforce. Her bill, now law, created prescriptive authority for advanced practice nurses in Wisconsin. At the request of school nurses, she was able to change the immunization law for students. Judy also introduced bills to prevent mandatory overtime for nurses. She worked with Nurse Midwives and introduced a bill to allow admitting privileges in hospitals, and with SANE nurses to introduce a law called ‘Compassionate Care for Rape Victims’.
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THANK YOU for joining the Wisconsin Nurses Association and your fellow colleagues at our first Advocacy Workshop. Your participation has inspired us, and we hope you are also inspired to get out there and advocate for nursing! Please remember that registration to this workshop also includes one year of guidance, networking and continuing education through: […]Concourse Hotel email@example.com