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    Start your journey toward a great time of sharing and networking. People to meet along the way:
    Would you like to be part of a study to explore working conditions and how this influences the aging workforce? At convention, you will have an opportunity to be interviewed. The interview is unstructured and allows you to respond to what workplace conditions (physical/ergonomic, social, organizational) would KEEP you in the workplace. If you are interested but do not wish to be interviewed, there will also be an opportunity to give written feedback at Convention.

    What Drives Our Lives: Practice, Policy, Politics, People
    The goal of the convention is to enable nurses to map critical issues and practical strategies that will put them in the driver's seat.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2001 -
    5:00-8 p.m. Convention Registration

    free to members, discounted rate for non-members -
    With Concurrent Sessions there's something for everyone - choose your preference -

    6:00-9 p.m. Practical Strategies for Merging NANDA, NIC & NOC in Academic Nursing Education
    Gail Keenan, PhD, RN; Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Nursing
    Mary Killeen, PhD, RNC, CNAA; Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Michigan - Flint - 3.0 contact hours

    6:00-8 p.m. Establishing the Rules of the Road: Dealing with Ward Rage
    Judy Rizzo, RN, MS, CS; Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Michigan Medical Center, Psychiatric "Emergency Services, Department of Psychiatry - 2.0 contact hours

    6:00-8 p.m. When Patients Can't Tell You About their Pain: The Mechanics of Assessment
    Janice Locke, RN, MS, CS; Gerontological Nurse Practitioner; St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Sandra Merkel, RNC, MS; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Pain Service, University of Michigan Medical Center - 2.0 contact hours

    6:00-9 p.m 4. Nurse Practitioner Evaluation and Management Documentation and Coding
    Carol Olthoff, RN, MS, FNP; Family Nurse Practitioner, Campustowne Professions, Allendale - 3.3 contact hours

    6:00-9 p.m. Improving Your Workplace Through Unionization
    (This preconvention session is FREE to ALL )
    John Karebian; Chief Labor Officer, Michigan Nurses Association
    Theresa (Terri) Peaphon, RN; Labor Organizer, Michigan Nurses Association
    Alyson Wolvin, RN; Labor Organizer, Michigan Nurses Association

    Thursday, October 4, 2001
    7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Convention Registration
    7:30-8:30 a.m. Carver Model Orientation
    8:30-8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony

    8:45-10:15 a.m. Nurse Staffing and Quality in Hospitals: What We Know and What We Need to Know - Mapping Critical Strategies
    Peter Buerhaus RN, PhD, FAAN - 1.8 contact hours

    10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30-noon Actions for Today About Nurse Staffing Issues: Putting Nurses in the Driver's Seat
    Peter Buerhaus, RN, PhD, FAAN - 1.8 contact hours

    Noon-2 p.m. Exhibits Open - Box Lunch in Exhibit Areas

    2:00-3:30 p.m. A Call to the Profession: Nursing's Agenda for Change
    Linda Stierle RN, MSN, CNAA - 1.8 contact hours

    3:30-5:30 p.m. E&GW Annual labor Business Meeting

    5:30-6:30 p.m. Reference Committee Hearing

    7:00 p.m. MNA-PAC Celebration
    Featuring "Rearview Mirror" with Karlene Belyea on vocals and keyboards

    7:00-8:00 p.m. Introduction to MEMO - Mobilizing and Educating Members for Organizing
    Terri Peaphon, RN

    Friday, October 5, 2001
    7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Convention Registration

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Business Meetings: Congress on Public Policy; Congress on Nursing Practice; Congress on Nursing & Health Care Economics

    8:30-11:30 a.m. From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public
    Suzanne Gordon - 2.0 contact hours

    12:30-1:30 p.m. New Delegate Orientation
    Jody Berney, RN

    11:30-1:30 p.m. Exhibits Open - Box Lunch in Exhibit Areas

    1:30-3:00 p.m. Mentorship: A Critical Factor in the Map for Success
    Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, RN, PhD, FAAN - 1.8 contact hours

    3:15-5:00 p.m. House of Delegates & Award Presentations

    5:00-5:30 p.m. Meet the Candidates
    7:30-9:00 p.m. Reference Committee Hearing

    7:30-8:30 p.m. Introduction to MEMO - Mobilizing and Educating Members for Organizing
    Terri Peaphon, RN

    Saturday, October 6, 2001
    7:30-9:00 a.m. Convention Registration
    8:00-9:00 a.m. Voting - (delegate voting and MNA member voting for ANA delegates)
    9 a.m. House of Delegates
    After-House Board of Directors Meeting

    Sponsor a student
    Help a full-time generic nursing student attend the convention by donating $15 to cover their registration fee. Just enclose a donation with your registration fee, and MNA will do the rest.

    Early bird registration:
    must be accompanied by payment and received by September 28. After that date, plan to register on-site.

    Crank up the volume with MNA-PAC
    There's nothing better for a road trip than an "oldies" rock and roll radio station, so what could be better for the MNA convention than an actual live band with MNA's own Karlene Belyea on vocals and keyboards? The 2001 MNA-PAC event features hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and a rocking good time with "Rear View Mirror." Dancing will be encouraged, and your donations support the work of MNA-PAC. Your support is essential to ensure the voices of Michigan's registered nurses are heard in the state capital. So, break out your dancing shoes and get ready to 'twist and shout!"

    Together, we're creating public policy to impact our profession and our patients!

    Network with Michigan nurses at Convention at The Somerset Inn in Troy, Michigan
    more details at http://www.minurses.org/index.shtml
    Michigan Nurses Association
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