Yoga in the park had good attendance, and some new members were there.
We are still looking for a member to fill the open position on the board for President Elect. Please reach out if you feel you would like to learn and support the happenings within the VCNP this year!
Our philanthropy project for the quarter was discussed, many great ideas were shared. We decided to forgo a pharmaceutical dinner and CMEs, and instead, have an NP gathering.
12/2/21 Please join us at Basilico’s on Harrison Road from 6-8pm for a casual gathering, pizza night and to assemble hygiene kits provided by an organization which will go to girls in third world countries.
The state meeting will be in person. There is discussion regarding revamping the process to apply for CME’s. There is discussion of having one group to complete the application process for CMEs and one for the state conference.
General Assembly established the Nursing Preceptor Incentive Program (NPIP) to provide financial incentives for practitioners who serve as otherwise uncompensated preceptors for APRN students to help increase access to care, address the primary care shortage, handle mental health crises, and manage chronic diseases. All of these factors are crucial in improving the health and wellness of all Virginians.
Thank you for voting in the 2022-2024 VCNP State Executive Committee Election. Voting information was distributed to VCNP members who are eligible to vote and ballot instructions were provided on the VCNP website from November 1 to November 15, 2021. Results will be shared with the Nominations & Awards Committee Chair, Kristen Johnson, for verification, then presented to the VCNP Board of Directors at their January Board meeting. Join us at the 2022 VCNP Annual Conference to welcome in your new leadership at the Friday afternoon membership luncheon!
VCNP Lynchburg received a regional proclamation for NP Week 2021. Click below for a picture of regional members and leadership displaying their proclamation, for which they received a standing ovation at the City of Lynchburg Council meeting after the announcement by Mayor Dolan.
Pictured are (L to R) Allison Helgeson, Morgan McDowell, Sybil Bradley-Dallas, Yvette Alexander, and Gabby Crawford.
VCNP President Elect and Tidewater Region Immediate Past President, Olivia Newby, provided an op-ed piece in the The Virginian-Pilot titled, “Help nurse practitioners continue their essential work” published November 7, 2021.
VCNP Leadership is excited to share the goals that came out of the annual strategic plan process for the 2021-2022 year.
On June 19, 2021, the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP), the statewide professional organization for all nurse practitioners licensed in Virginia, conducted its annual leadership retreat. More than 35 board members, committee members and others from the association gathered to discuss goals and accompanying strategies and tactics for VCNP’s four core pillars, Government Relations, Membership, Education and Public Relations. During the retreat, participants divided into small groups to review each committee’s SWOT analysis from 2020-2021 and provide feedback and input for the coming year. This information, combined with details of the previous year’s strategic plan, was used to develop VCNP’s 2021-2022 strategic plan. Below is a link to the list of committee goals that came out of those discussions.
Hope everyone had a safe Halloween. I think it is finally getting cold. I had to unearth my jackets in my closet this morning for work. Just a couple of updates for the month.
Nurse practitioner week is November 7-13. Piedmont members will receive a little something in your mail box to say thank you for all your hard work this year. Also the cities of Charlottesville and Staunton gave our chapter a proclamation signed by the mayors recognizing NP week. If you listen to WNRN you may her my voice with a public service announcement regarding NP week.
2. Voting has started for VCNP member for the state executive election. Go to the VCNP website under the membership tab to vote
Remember to send me an application for any charities that you would like our chapter to recognize with a monetary contribution. Email me: dkf7a@virginia,.edu
Everyone is welcomed to our monthly chapter meetings, first Tuesday of the month. Contact Katy for more info.
National Nurse Practitioner Week is coming! This means gifts and a raffle. ***Please note this is a MEMBER or FIRST-TIME Guest event only. So, if you have not renewed your membership, now is the time! Go to www.vcnp.net to RENEW your membership. Our November 11, 2021 VCNP Northern Virginia Regional Meeting will include a dinner and education sponsored by Rayus Radiology with speakers Dr. Mark C. Lopiano, MD and Dr. Jane Kim, MD.