Maggianos Tysons Galleria Mall
Networking 6-7; Dinner presentation 7-8; and then Business meeting
Sponsor: Boehringer- Ingelheim, Topic Diabetes
Speaker Dr. Donohue from the Endocrinology Group in Arlington.
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RSVP via newsletter link.
Questions contact Membership Chair, Brittany Adams @ email@example.com
The Northern Virginia Region aims to have 5 meetings per year in the odd months Sept-May. Members receive a newsletter via email with meeting announcements and RSVP link.
We have a regional Facebook group with updates. Search VCNP-Northern Virginia Region under groups in Facebook to join.
New member questions – Brittany Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2019 Meeting Minutes
April 18, 2019
Members in attendance: Monica Heck, Erin Morris, Barbara Call, Diana
Oddenino and Maretta Yoder
NP Students in attendance: Sarah Gibson and Maria Circosta
Meeting Location: Taste
of Thai Restaurant. Harrisonburg, VA.
- Future meetings were
by Sanofi Pharmaceutical. Diabetes
Location: Montpelier Restaurant in Harrisonburg, VA.
Allison Chupp NP will speak about opening her own practice/clinic.
regarding autonomous practice and the challenges associated with obtaining this
licensure. Several members have applied
for and received independent practice.
Morris, president, discussed multiple VCNP committees which the Shenandoah
region still needs representation on.
Currently we only have the membership committee covered. Diana Oddenino graciously agreed to sit on
the public relations committee. Thanks
group further discussed ways we could promote nurse practitioner’s in our
region. Ideas included: more on-line exposure, daily news record
articles, assistance of Jenny Hansborough with Sentara RMH, participation in
local 5K’s, etc…
continued regarding the on-going challenges in getting our local nurse
practitioners involved in VCNP.
Oddenino made a motion that the Shenandoah region board members would have
their annual VCNP conference fee paid for by the region as a thanks for their
service. The motion received a second
and passed unanimously. This will begin
The meeting was then adjourned.
Maretta Yoder, Secretary
February 2019 Meeting Minutes
February 21, 2019
In attendance: Erin Morris, Monica Heck, Mary Atkins, Maretta Yoder, Barbara Call, Andrea Knopp, Heather Camp, Holly Kellett, Tamie McDonald-Brower, Haley Tusing, Melody Mast, Sharon Zook, Diana Oddenino, Pamela Gipson, Donna Thacker and Victoria Krauss
NP Students in attendance: Sarah Gibson, Maria Circosta, Jae Anaza, Hannah Ferguson and Kelsey Fortin
Meeting Location: Bella Luna Restaurant. Harrisonburg, VA.
Meeting Topic: Holly Kellett NP presented a talk on Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Future meetings were discussed.
-4/18/19– Antipsychotic Medications in Dementia by Rimma Wolfe, Pharm D. Location TBD.
-9/29/19-sponsored by Sanofi Pharmaceutical. Diabetes Management. Location TBD.
-11/21/19– Speaker and location TBD.
Andrea Knopp mentioned having an independent NP present to the group regarding her personal experience. We will check with Allison Chupp NP to see if she is available and willing to discuss opening her own clinic.
- VCNP conference will be held in Roanoke from March 6-9, 2019. The Shenandoah chapter needs to donate a basket for the raffle fundraiser. Diana Oddenino graciously offered to purchase the contents and put the basket together. Erin Morris or Andrea Knopp will take the basket to the conference.
- Announcement of new officers and future request for committee members. Erin Morris, President currently receives emails from all committees and feels inundated with the massive amount of information, and therefore feels unable to adequately disseminate. She feels this is not doing justice to our members and does not give our local NP’s the benefit of involvement. Erin Morris will send out an email to local members with more information.
- Autonomous practice and GR update. Several members have applied for and received independent practice. There are still barriers such as payment which led into discussion of new HB that was postponed per anthem’s request. (or else they would recommend it for “study” which would extends its release for 2 years). Barriers also from facility by-laws in which autonomous practice not recognized.
- Announcement that Melody Mast, CNM will present a talk on Menopause at Sentara RMH on March 7, 2019.
- Diana Oddenino, a founder of our local group is offering to take on more responsibility.
- Sharon Zook announced her retirement at the end of this school year.
The meeting was then adjourned.
Maretta Yoder, Secretary
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
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
The positive progress continues!
We are pleased to inform you that our reimbursement bills – House Bill 1640 and Senate Bill 1178 – have once again been warmly received by committees in both chambers of the Virginia Legislature!
In light of the February 5th “crossover,” all bills passed on the House side during the first half of the General Assembly session are now being considered in the Senate, and vice versa.
On Monday, February 11, 2019, HB 1640 was reported from the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee with a vote of 13-0, while SB 1178 passed out of the House Commerce & Labor Committee with another unanimously positive vote of 22-0 on Tuesday, February 12th.
Since the two bills were reported without opposition, we anticipate that they will be added to the Uncontested Calendar in the House and the Senate. Ultimately, should this legislation become law, it will go into effect on October 1, 2019.
On January 31st, our reimbursement bills – HB 1640 and SB 1178 – were heard in the Virginia House and Senate Commerce & Labor Committees.
SB 1178, sponsored by Sen. Glen Sturtevant, faced no opposition and was passed unanimously by the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee by a vote of 15-0. Similarly, during the House Commerce & Labor Committee meeting this afternoon, the companion bill HB 1640, sponsored by Del. Margaret Ransone, was reported by the Committee 19-0.
In both committees, the bill was amended so that the legislation does NOT require a study by the Health Insurance Reform Commission (HIRC) – thereby moving our legislation forward to the House and Senate floors!
We are delighted by these positive developments. Since the bills were reported without opposition, we anticipate that they will be added to the Uncontested Calendar in both the House and the Senate. Ultimately, should this legislation become law, it will go into effect on October 1, 2019.
As of January 7th, HB 793 regulations are in effect! Nurse practitioners with five or more years (that is, 9,000 hours or more) of clinical experience are now able to submit their applications for autonomous practice. You may find the attestation form and instructions for applying on the Virginia Board of Nursing website.
We will soon be debuting a special FAQ, as well as a “Roadmap to Autonomous Practice” that will outline the application process in an easy-to-read format. Further, don’t forget to register for one of our informative Town Hall webinars! Though the January 10th session is now full, space is still available on January 15 and January 30.
You are Invited!
Celebrate with your fellow NPs at the 45th Anniversary Gala during the 2019 VCNP Annual Conference.
Join us for an evening of recognition and celebration of accomplishments Nurse Practitioners have achieved. VCNP will recognize members and present association awards. Special prizes will be presented to participants, and the regional baskets will be given away.
2019 VCNP Annual Conference registration is open! Register now for the conference and be part of this special event. Registration is not required to attend.
For more information, or to register for the 2019 VCNP Annual Conference, click here.
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