During Friday’s addition of 11 News House Calls, Dr. Love discussed the symptoms of Salmonella, a topic that recently came to the forefront with massive egg recalls sweeping parts of the country.
Dr. Derryl Block will be attending the 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington DC October 29th - November 2nd. The theme of the conference is "Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies" Dr. Block has been active in promoting vaccinations of health care workers. She will also be presenting a poster at the conference on "Requiring annual vaccination of health workers against influenza—Why?”. Below is the poster that Dr. Block will be presenting at the conference.
Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Dr. Christine Vandenhouten, & Dr. Janet Reilly presented at the 18th annual Sloan Consortium Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Dr. Gallagher-Lepak, Dr. Vandenhouten, & Dr. Reilly are presented on “A Multi-Campus Development Collaboration: It Makes Good Cents!” They discussed a multi-campus faculty development program delivered primarily by distance methods aimed to enhance technology in online nursing education. Dr. Gallagher-Lepak and Dr. Vandenhouten presented on Friday October 12th on “Opening Doors: Development of a Virtual International Collaboration”. They discussed model of virtual international collaborations that will be used connecting students and faculty from two nursing programs in North and South America over several semesters.
The 2010 "Taking the Long View" conference will be held in Dearborn, MI on June 9-10. The due date for the Call for Proposals is Dec 1.
This is the eighth in a series of national conferences focusing on the nursing workforce. This conference will address the growing crisis in our capacity to produce a 21st century nursing workforce that is adequate in numbers and prepared for the complexities of healthcare. The title of the 2010 Conference is "Nursing Shaping Health: Economics, Policy and Practice".
At this conference, you will join leaders and stakeholders of state-based nursing workforce centers to focus on measures for long-term nursing workforce solutions. Whether you are from a newly minted workforce center, an established center, or interested in transforming the nursing workforce, the conference will enhance your ability to start and/or sustain your operations and workforce development.
Attached is a document with the "Call for Proposals" details.
6th Annual Relay for Live of the University of Northern Colorado
"A Decade Themed Event"
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society
When: 6pm on Friday, April 9th to 7am on Saturday, April 10th
Where: UNC Campus Recreation Center, Indoor Track & Gyms
The FRCC SNA is looking into partnering with the UNC SNA and raising money to benefit the American Cancer Society. If you are interested in participating, please contact Marla Pruitt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found by clicking on the link below.
Ceremonies, Activities & Entertainment
In addition to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, at 9:00 PM on Friday evening, we will have a Luminaria Ceremony to remember those we have lost their battle with cancer, to support those who currently have cancer, and to honor those who have fought cancer in the past.
Look for lots of fun activities, games, and entertainment throughout the event. Add to the fun and sponsor an activity at your campsite! It’s a great way to add to the excitement of Relay, meet other teams, and continue raising money for your team.
Each team will be allowed to set up a campsite with tents, sleeping bags, chairs, etc as well as signs and banners that display the team name and sponsor (if applicable). Campsite set-up begins at 4:30pm on Friday, April 9th.
The 2011 College of Nursing Annual Report is available online. The Annual Report includes updates on the College of Nursing's Programs, Faculty, Students, and Alumni.
The 2011 Survey of RN Job Satisfaction and Career Plans was conducted by AMN Healthcare.
This study explores the career plans, satisfaction levels and professional concerns of registered nurses.
Please feel free to add a comment or open a discussion and share your thoughts with fellow DFW members when you login to the DFW Nurses Lounge to read the report.
We presently have over 1,800 DFW Nurses that are members of the DFW Nurses Lounge. In addition, more DFW and Texas Nursing Organizations are dropping old, hard to manage websites and creating their own lounges on our network as a more cost effective way to manage their associations and communicate with their members... and it's FREE!
If you need to get information out to the DFW Nursing profession immediately, becoming part of the Nurses Lounge is today's way to go.
Did you know our 1,800 DFW members represent approximately 6% of the DFW area nursing profession? And that every time a local nurse and colleague joins our network, the network becomes more and more valuable to everyone.
Can you also imagine what the value, to not only yourself, but to the entire DFW Nursing Community including schools, associations and employers would be if 100% of the DFW nursing profession was connected on one simple to use Professional Network?
If you can see the value (and we know you can) then help us grow by simply inviting 15 or more colleagues to join. With everyone's help in doing so, we could literally have 100% of the entire DFW/North Texas Nursing Profession as participants in just a few days! (well, technically speaking, we could actually do it in just a few hours so, ready... set... go... start inviting fellow nurses now!! and last nurse in is a rotten egg!)
To invite a friend, simply click on the "Invite a Colleague" in the top menu bar when you sign-in and it will guide you through the process.
It will only take a minute, but the value will be tremendous to you individually and the DFW profession as a whole!
Thanks for being a member!
The electronic version of the College of Nursing's 2012 Annual Report featuring alumni, student and faculty highlights is now available online. ENJOY!
Congratulations to our first graduating class of St. David's School of Nursing at Texas State University! We wish all our graduates the best of luck in their nursing careers.