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11/4/21 Fredericksburg Region VCNP Board Meeting.

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.

See the link for more info:

https://wixfamily.wixsite.com/mariamante/get_involved

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.

We have 48 members currently.

Treasury report was given.

SEE YOU ALL AT BASILICO’S!!

Submitted 11/28/21 JPSF

Fredericksburg Region VCNP Board Meeting 8/30/21

Planning a “Meet-your-NP” event, which has changed several times now due to rising Covid rates.

Talk to Samantha/Rachel about a “Yoga in the Park” session- meet your NP for October ( possibly 10/18/21). Mary Washington Park- bring water bottles, consider sticker labels with some NP info on the bottles, possibly small essential oil to give participants. Timmye will check with the “Scenter of Town” on the oils available. Linda will check with Rachel/Samantha on the yoga instruction.

Nominations to go out. We need a president elect after Rachel Farrar steps in as president.

Although we can’t be together in person, VCNP is committed to serving it’s members and providing member-exclusive benefits. We discussed CME options since we are unable to have a CME gathering locally. Also, the Legislative meeting this year will be postponed due to rising Covid numbers and restrictions on gatherings.

Piper suggested our local VCNP group send out the invitation she received from local endocrinology PA Scott Urquart for the 4th Annual Advanced Practice Collaborative virtual interactive conference to be held September 10-11, 2021.

A blast email invitation for the conference went out to the Mary Washington Healthcare PAs and NPs, as well as to all the VCNP members of the Fredericksburg Region including the code to cover the cost of the conference which was provided by Scott for all to use.

VCNP dues are due! Make sure your membership dues do not lapse!

Submitted 9/1/21 JPSF

VCNP Fredericksburg Region Meeting Minutes 6/14/21

Regrouping and gathering ideas were discussed to get everyone energized to be together again and spotlight our wonderful local NPs. Several ideas- yoga in the park, Bunko or some game night at a local clubhouse, meal or BBQ outside. Time frame for this event is somewhere between August and November depending on venue.

Philanthropy:
Fredericksburg VCNP’s donated $500 to Juan More Taco for their meal outreach program, especially for the elderly in the community.
$250 worth of socks were donated to Micah Ministries.
$500 was approved to be donated to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Legislative meeting this year was discussed. The event was held in the past on the second Monday in September at Moss Free Clinic. Last time, there were more legislators than NPs there!

Local program suggestions: Dr Chanda CAF talking on TAVR and Watchman procedures? Mental Health topic- Jordan from the Wellness Center? Diabetes update and new drugs- joint meeting with NPs and PAs by Scott Urquart PA?

Submitted 6/15/21 JPSF

3/1/21 Fredericksburg Regional Board Meeting minutes:

Planning a local meeting for April on Anxiety/depression. Will ask Elizabeth Wheatley if she can speak. Do online CEs. Consider future meetings outside or in a park like setting? Cookout style? “Meet your VCNP”? Yoga in the park? Ren Fields or Linda’s coworker? Self-care theme? Essential oils?

Tiffany Simons- Treasurer report: $500 to Juan More Taco feeding program. 252 socks to Micah Ministries.

Regional CE planner- Cherie Wright- nothing to report.

Nicole Brooks- Membership- New member works sat Nephrology Associates- presently at 45 members.

Hishani Perera- Conference planner-virtual conference planning for this year going well. Will have a new Fredericksburg VCNP banner made.

Cathy Duncan- Government Relations- HB 1737 signed by Governor, emergency extension- 2 year minimum to practice independently. Planning to F/U with Joshua Cole who voted against to figure out why. This is an election year. Consider a local legislative reception this year.

Rachel Farrar- President Elect.

Timmye Ross-Public Relations- Could not get on to meeting due to no internet. Resources list. How to access calendar for regions.

Submitted 3/7/21 JPSF

Fredericksburg Region VCNP meeting minutes 3/9/2020

Meeting was held at Castiglia’s, sponsored by Amovig for Migraines.

Rachel Farrar has agreed to President Elect role.

Hishani Perera graduated her DNP program 12/2019 and will now be State Conference Committee Chair. She presented her poster at the VCNP conference. Her doctorate project won 2 awards:

Nicole Brooks, Membership, updated us on the last call meeting. Having CEs at the local meetings make NPs attend more meetings. They are considering automatic renewal for VCNP membership and dues. VCNP liked the fact that the last few meetings included NPs and PAs.

Timmye Ross, Public Relations chair, informed us there is a new form to obtain CEs for the group.

Linda Hazelgren, president, Shared that Jill Sarbaugh, NP with Cardiology Associates will be doing a talk on the Watchman procedure for our group.

Consideration for a Autumn local conference.

Consideration of a philanthropy project for the spring. Linda has done the presentation for “Athletes Don’t” a few times. This is about going in to high schools and educating/talking about the hazards of vaping.

Volunteer opportunities at Living Waters, Moss Free Clinic.

Moss Free Clinic is sponsoring a 5K run.

Next meeting Orofino’s on Invokana 4/13/2020.

Submitted 3/12/2020 JPSF

Fredericksburg Region meeting minutes 11/11/19

Discussion was held on our philanthropy projects for the year.  We are participating in the program called “Athletes Don’t”, which educates students on the dangers of vaping.  Health professionals volunteer to go into the schools to present the information.  Let Linda Hazelgren if you are interested in presenting.

We are also collecting new socks and underwear for Micah ministries for the cold weather shelter.  Bring donations to any of our local meetings and Tiffany Simons will deliver them together.

Kelly Rollins shared information about the Neighborhood Navigator app that can help providers find services for patients.  Everything from supplies, to food, to medical services are listed on the app.

A discussion on TAVRs was given by NP Sarah Vitaletti.  In attendance were Dr Chandra, Dr Chanda, PA Daniel Hamilton, and Dr Na.  A simulation was shown of the procedure and guidelines for patient selection were discussed.  The frailty assessment criteria measured by the preop NP was discussed.

Next meeting 12/9/19 will be at Hematology/Oncology office.  Dr Menachery will present on colon CA.

Submitted JPSF 11/14/19 5pm

Fredericksburg Region VCNP board meeting minutes 7/15/19

The programs for the year are set!

August: Lapetite on a drug to reverse new anticoagulants

Sept: Legislative reception @ Moss Free Clinic

Oct:  Dr Sherwood speaking on robotic surgery, place TBA

Nov: New guidelines for TAVR, place TBA

Dec: Dr Mauer to speak, place TBA

The legislative will be held 9/16/19 at the Moss Free Clinic.  Invitations will be sent out, Cathy Duncan will contact the VCNP, as they have helped with this in the past.  We plan to send out electronic save-the-dates.  (Wine, water, iced tea, shrimp cocktail, cheese platter, veggie platter.)  Invitations to ALL NPs, CRNAs, mayor, CEO of MWH, admin of Moss Clinic

PR:  Article planned for The Front Porch on “Unsung Heros of Healthcare”.  Featuring NPs varied roles delivering health care, helping to expand access to health care for patients, highlighting our philanthropy and local programs, as well as our connection to and influence on legislation.  Also emphasizing the change in the state regarding independent practice!

Timmes Ross- PR, will be getting admin rights from Michele Earnest so she can add pictures to our facebook page and look into Instagram.  She reminded everyone to use the # at the bottom of any picture you submit with #FredericksburgNP or #NursePractitioner, so when people scroll or search, they will be more likely to come across our info!

Night of 1000 pies, 8/24/19 from 7-10pm.  Philanthropy to go towards Empowerhouse.  Consider “Dream For You”- a philanthropy project that supports an underpriviledged high school student in Spotsylvania, Louisa or Orange towards a degree in STEAM or healthcare track.

Nicole Brooks suggesting a membership newsletter.  A summary to members regarding local programs and philanthropy as well as updates on legislative happenings- GREAT suggestion Nicole!

 

Fredericksburg Region VCNP meeting minutes 6/10/19

Presentation regarding Aimovig for migraines

Our next meeting will be in August, with a speaker regarding reversing the new anticoagulants.

There is a push for attestation with possible U-tube video involvement.  Discussion regarding increasing continuing education availability, access to VCNP websites.

PR- writer for the Front Porch article would like to feature our local VCNP group possibly regarding attestation.

Consider a July Board meeting- with attestation documents and a picture for our facebook page or the VCNP website.

The VCNP will be changing the conference venue to a new one in Norfolk.

Membership numbers have rebounded, goal is to reach up to #2020 in 2020. There is talk of extending the student fee for the first year in practice.

Legislative reception:  There are 140 members up for re-election.  Consider dates 9/9/19 or 9/16/19.

Treasurer report.

Philanthropy: We are sponsoring the Cancer walk, Tiffany and Linda will attend and may be provided with a water station- banner will be displayed.

Submitted 7/11/19 JPSF

 

Fredericksburg Region VCNP meeting minutes 4/8/19

Our officers are now:

President:  Linda Hazelgren

President Elect:  Vacant

Past President:  Cherie Wright

Program Chair: Lisa Keel

Public Relations: Timmye Ross

Conference Chair:  Hishani Perera

Membership:  Nicole Brooks

Secretary:  Piper Schlesser-Foresman

Treasurer: Tiffany Simons

Legislative Chair:  Cathy Duncan

Timmye talked to a writer for the Front Porch who is interested in writing and article in the future.  Amy Sales of the VCNP with commonwealth PR can help with writing a local article on NPs.

We do not know if we will have a sponsor for the 5/2019 program.  A program is set for June on Migraines. The nephrology group, specifically Dr Nouraldeen would like to do a CKD talk.

Cathy Duncan is wanting to have a legislative meeting again in September.  Possible dates are 9/9 or 9/16.

Submitted 7/11/19 JPSF

3/11/19 Fredericksburg region board meeting

The frequency and offerings of the monthly meetings was discussed.  Consideration of having large venue meetings with CEs a few times a year vs dinner meetings monthly was discussed.  Since we have meetings already set for April, May and June, it was decided that we would plan a larger venue meeting in July with CEs, a speaker or two and see how that goes.  Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg was considered as our first choice since the doctors offered to host a meeting for us in the past.  Tiffany will talk with her co-worker about contacting CAF to host the meeting, then we will decide about catering, and speakers.  After that event, we will regroup in August to get ready for our September legislative event at the Moss Clinic.  Mailings to reach all NPs in the Fredericksburg area, and the barriers to increased members or participants was discussed.

 

During the July event and the Legislative event, we plan to have postcards from the VCNP with bulletpoints regarding: what does the VCNP do for you?  How do I get involved?

Plan a celebration of autonomous practice NPs.

 

Board Members for 3/2019- 3/2020:

President:  Linda Hazelgren

President-elect:   Vacant

Program chair:  Lisa Keel (with assistance from new member Natalia Giscomb-Simons)

Public Relations:  Timmye Ross

Conference Chair:  Hishani Perera

Membership:  Nicole Brooks

Treasurer:  Tiffany Simons

Secretary:  Piper Schlesser-Foresman

Legislative Chair:  Cathy Duncan

 

Submitted 3/12/19  JPSF