September 2010 FNPN New Bullets
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As we begin September 2010, we would like to bring you up to date on what’s new in your own backyard of Florida. In this newsletter you will find the following:
- Message from the FNPN Board of Directors
- Education Updates and upcoming CE events
- Legislative Update!
- Membership Update
- Job Announcement
- From Your AANP Representative
- FNPN PAC Update
- Around the State and Around the Nation
- News You Can Use
- Remembering a Colleague
Quote of the Month:
"What would you attempt to achieve if you believed it was impossible to fail?"
Message from the FNPN Board of Directors
In September, the Florida NP Network is officially launching our “$10 for 2010” campaign in collaboration with the Florida Coalition for Advanced Practice Nurses. This unified effort to raise funds for a public relations campaign will be the first unified approach to increase visibility and awareness to the public. While each organization has worked diligently as a separate entity, we realize the importance of ensuring a successful campaign through unification. The goal: to raise at least $100,000 to fund the absolute best public relations campaign possible and empower our profession through visibility and awareness. Your donation can make that happen! If every one of the more than 14,000 Advanced Practice Nurses were to donate at least $10, we would quickly surpass our goal. The campaign will not limit supporters from donating more than $10. In addition, supporters can encourage their colleague, friends and family to donate as well. Imagine the possibilities!
The following important educational opportunities have been posted for September and October; be sure to check back on our website at www.FNPN.org for additional updates and additions!
- PCAPNA Annual Conference Friday,
- September 17 2010 at 6:00pm ET Lakeland - Florida 9.5 CE credits
- National Summit of Clinicians for Healthcare Justice Thursday,
- September 23 2010 at 7:00am ET Arlington - Virginia
- 2010 AANP Speciality Conference for Primary Care NPs Friday,
- September 24 2010 at 1:00pm ET Orlando - Florida 16.5 CE credits
- The Fourth Annual Southern Gulf Coast NP Educational Conf...
- Saturday, October 02 2010 at 7:30am ET Fort Myers - Florida 6.0 CE credits
- 6th Annual West Palm NP Clinical Conference Friday,
- October 08 2010 at 4:00pm ET Palm Beach Gardens - Florida 12.0 CE credits
- Treating Women in Menopause with Bio-identical Hormones
- Saturday, October 16 2010 at 8:00am ET Estero - Florida 11.0 CE credits
- Best Care Practices in the Geriatrics Continuum 2010
- Thursday, October 28 2010 at 9:00am ET Lake Buena Vista - Florida
The following candidates emerged victorious from their primaries! These candidates were endorsed by FNPN and the FNA. Thanks to our colleagues from FNA for making this list available.
- Senate District 1: Greg Evers (R)
- Senate District 6: Bill Montford (D)
- Senate District 24: Thad Altman (R)
- Senate District 25: Ellyn Bogdanoff (R)
- Senate District 27: Kevin Rader (D)
- Senate District 35: Gwen Margolis (D)
- House District 1: Doug Broxson (R)
- House District 2: Clay Ingram (R)
- House District 9: Michelle Rehwinkle Vasilinda (D)
- House District 20: Bill Proctor (R)
- House District 55: Darryl Rouson (D)
- House District 56: Rachel Burgin (R)
- House District 57 Republican Primary: Dana Young
- House District 60 Republican Primary: Shawn Harrison
- House District 60 Democratic Primary: Russ Patterson
- House District 66: Ben Albritton (R)
- House District 67: Greg Steube (R)
- House District 86: Lori Berman (D)
- House District 90: Irv Slosberg (D)
- House District 104: John Patrick Julien (D)
- House District 112: Jeanette Nunez (R)
- House District 117: Michael Bileca (R)
There have been many new job postings around the state on our web site at www.fnpn.org for those of you that may have an interest. On our new website, the most recent postings are on the front page. A new feature will allow postings to be visible for 90 days. Please feel free to pass this along to your colleagues who may be interested in it as well, or who may have an interest in finding out more about our network. For those of you that have found jobs on our website, please be sure to let us know!
Do you know an employer who might find the FNPN Job posting a worthwhile site? If so, please be sure to tell them about the website and the fact that on average 20 or more jobs are posted each month. The traffic to our website is incredible and we have more and more folks seeking employment through this site than ever before. Let them know you saw it on the FNPN Website!
Armando Riera-Membership Chair
- Membership in FNPN runs on an annual basis Jan-Dec.
- Please renew your membership today.
- Membership in FNPN can be as a group or individual member.
FNPN now has a special on membership through December 2011, join now and membership is only $100!
Individual members belong and receive many benefits as part of their membership-frequent communication during the legislative session (or special sessions), a paid lobbyist based in Tallahassee, access to posted job opportunities, access to posted upcoming conferences and many more benefits. If you belong to your local NP group you are not an FNPN member until you join FNPN individually, group and individual membership are two separate levels of membership. I encourage you to visit our newly redesigned web page today www.fnpn.org and while you're there you can renew online.
Group Presidents please renew today and continue to be an integral part of our growing organization. We value our group members as this creates a vital network of NP groups throughout the state. These groups help disseminate information about trends, issues and changes impacting NP's at the state and national level. As a group member we will also assist with conference planning and obtaining approval for CEU's if offered. We will also assist with promoting your conferences and activities and can provide assistance or link you with support in web design.
Just a reminder, students and retired ARNPs have special rate dues, and we encourage you and your peers to join!
From your AANP Representative
Doreen Cassarino MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM
Nominations for 2011 AANP election is now open
The Call for Nominations for 2011 AANP election is now open. The deadline for nominations to be received by AANP is January 10, 2011. Positions up for election this year are President-Elect, Treasurer, Regional Directors for Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, and State Representatives for Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (N), New York (S), North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming . There are also two positions open for Nominations Committee. For more information or to submit a nomination, go to http://www.aanp.org and click on 2011 Election Call for Nominations.
AANP Specialty Conference for Primary Care NPs
Register now for the fall AANP Specialty Conference for Primary Care NPs being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL on September 24-26, 2010. This conference was introduced in February, 2010 in response to our members request for a shorter "weekend" conference that permitted an intense focus in one clinical area. This year's specialty conference is for the experienced primary care nurse practitioner who is seeking an intensive update in one of the following clinical areas: cardiology, dermatology or orthopedics. Beginning Friday afternoon, September 24th at 1:00 pm and ending midday Sunday, September 26th, attendees spend the weekend immersed in an evidenced-based, state-of-the-art, primary-care focused educational program in one of these three clinical areas. More than 16 hours of continuing education (CE) is offered within the specialty conference. Click Here
FNPN PAC Update
Marifrances Gullo - PAC Chair
The purpose of the FNPN~PAC is to promote the ARNP profession through advancing the outcome of political issues or legislation. This is accomplished by contributing to the support of worthy candidates for State or Local offices who we believe have demonstrated their support of the principles to which this professional organization is dedicated. To further their purpose the PAC is empowered to solicit and accept these voluntary personal contributions (up to $500 per year per person). These contributions are used to attempt to influence the selection, nomination, or election of any individual to any State or Local office. Your decision to make a PAC contribution will help to continue our efforts wherever possible. Contributions can be made @ www.FNPN.org via Pay Pal…or your check payable to FNPN-PAC sent to P.O. Box 25422, Tampa, FL 33622. Let’s make things happen together! Thank you for your support!!
Around the State and Around the Nation
National NP Week 2010
National NP Week will be held November 7 - 13, 2010. The theme this year is “Everyday Heros”. Make plans now to host events in your communities to help spread the word about the value of having an NP as your healthcare provider.
USA Today interview with AANP member Donna Torrisi
Click below to read the USA Today article that ran on Monday, August 16. The article titled "Innovative health programs counter primary care shortage" features an interview with AANP member Donna Torrisi. Click Here
AANP Foundations announces scholarship and grant offerings
Great news! The AANP Foundation just announced $92,000 in scholarship and grant offerings for student and practicing NPs through the Scholarship & Grant Program’s 2010 Funding Cycle. Click Here
News You Can Use
The Florida NP Network has taken the next step to keep our members informed. Keep abreast of changes in your practice around the state and around the nation. You can join us today on Facebook under Florida Nurse Practitioner and Twitter under FloridaNP. We hope to hear from you.
Lessons for Study of the Health Effects of Oil Spills - Click Here
MQA Today September - Click Here
Remembering a Colleague
In Memory of Kimberly Davis, (August 2, 2010)
Kimberly Davis, Nurse Practitioner, passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2010. Kim was both supportive of our legislation for prescribing scheduled medications (she came here from Indiana in 2008), and spoke out on behalf of supporting this legislation (she had DEA rights in Indiana before moving here). Kim was quick to join her local organization when moving from out of state, and was very proactive in her own employment group at "The Little Clinic". Kim had even written some blogs for the general public despite the "general feeling/fear" not to express her opinions. Kim was a seasoned NP, first as a PNP, later, certified as a FNP. Kim was very proactive with all of us.......and kept persons abreast of issues.........she was a passionate NP!! She will be missed by all who knew her.