Current membership count: 65
Erin Morris has stepped down as president. She will continue to serve as treasurer.
Thank you, Erin, for your many years of service!
Haley Tusing is the new president.
Josh Carlison has agreed to join the Goverment Relations committee.
We have committee positions available in Education and Nominations/Awards.
We had a social meeting in April at Taste of Thai.
Prior to the meeting we conducted a membership survey, here are some of the results:
What are you hoping to gain from your membership?
Networking/meet other NPs in the area.
CME and networking.
networking, news on legislation and policy changes/updates
Social time with other NPs
Collaboration and local support between NPs. Resources for practice. Friendship
Connection with other NPs, some CME
Networking with other NPs in the state
A chance to get to know other NPs in the area
What type of meetings would you prefer?
Social and CME
Social and broader CME applicable to those in specialty practice also
mix of social and CME
All of the above
Social and cme
All of these sound great
I strongly oppose pharmacy rep dinners, and intentionally do not attend them. Any others are
Variety is good.
Social or CME
What types of community events would you like to see the VCNP participate?
Races, holidays, local college nursing programs
Maybe volunteering with Blue Ridge free clinic.
Community education (night, fair, ask an NP)
Health fairs, school nutrition drives (filling backpacks, etc)
Events that benefit local organizations
Do you have any suggestions for how to increase our regions membership and engagement?
Vary meeting locations across the region
Personally reaching out to NPs in our area
Local nursing programs; area hospitals
Maybe recruit JMU new grads
Offer CME, more frequent wine/brewery network nights w/o CME.
Emails, mail flyers, social media, community awareness
Move meetings to other areas, generate regular communication regarding our region’s activity
Upcoming meeting on Thursday, June 15 6 pm on Cannabis Products.