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From the state conference: There have been 991 applications for autonomous practice. Digital NP licenses are being issued. NP Wright confirmed that her autonomous practice was listed on her digital license. Credentials Lang is still a problem and practices and hospitals. 2020 is the year of the nurse with the focus on advocacy and the ability of nurses to adapt.
There are still issues with in person meetings. There are still issues of lack of participation. Brain storming new ways to engage with telehealth and providing more regional support was discussed. There is some threat loss of jobs.
From membership: Considering virtual live chats, remote meetings, and non voting members having membership roles. Automatic license renewal. Constant contact was approved for education and the VCNP is paying the yearly fee.
From the regional CE planner: Conference planner and Public Relations: considering an alternative to the largest late of reception. Considering implicit bias training for the conference. Paying for a lawyer. Having a representative for state legislator.
Regional philanthropy possibilities for the spring: Reach out and Read, Fredericksburg Area Service league, the Dr. Yum project, Hindsite.org, Discussed Juan More Taco providing meals for the elderly and people donating money for them to continue doing this. Decision was made to grant a $250 check to Juan More Taco to continue their good deeds.
Courtney Miller’s husband had a medical crisis, she works at Elite Woman, Hishani Perera will reach out to find out what address or contributions we can make to their go fund me account.
September meeting: Hishani Perera was asked to present her Doctorate Thesis and poster that she presented for the VCNP conference for CE for our next local meeting.
The events of recent weeks have brought feelings of anger, sadness, pain and confusion. VCNP is committed to supporting our black, brown and African American colleagues, patients and communities and to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and profession. As an association of healthcare professionals, it is our responsibility to use our platform for justice. We will be meeting as a Board this weekend and will follow-up next week regarding action steps we will take to further this mission.