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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

Shenandoah region- General Meeting Minutes February 2019

VCNP-Shenandoah Region

 

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

 

Business Meeting:

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Announcement that Melody Mast, CNM will present a talk on Menopause at Sentara RMH on March 7, 2019.

 

  1. Diana Oddenino, a founder of our local group is offering to take on more responsibility.

 

  1. Sharon Zook announced her retirement at the end of this school year.

 

The meeting was then adjourned.

 

 

 

 

Respectively submitted.

 

 

Maretta Yoder, Secretary

VCNP 45th Anniversary Gala and Awards Reception

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.

Share your VCNP Memories

Share your VCNP stories and pictures! If you are a photographer on the side and are willing to participate by capturing the evening, please let us know!

 

Share your memories and talents! Send to amy.sales@easterassociates.com