Interview with local paper - page 2

Hello Nurses. A few weeks ago I wrote a letter to my local paper the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette briefly describing the working conditions and mandatory overtime at the facility where I work. They... Read More

  1. by   NRSKarenRN
    More info re the PSNA Nsg Shortage Forum:

    PSNA Brings Nurse Leaders Together to Address State Nursing Shortage

    On Thursday, August 23, 2001 PSNA hosted a Nursing Shortage Leadership Forum in Hershey to bring leaders in the nursing profession in the state together to dialog about the shortage and discuss possible solutions. Nearly 60 nursing professionals from
    around the state attended the event. Those in attendance were invited to the forum by the association and consisted of nurse educators, administrators, leaders in various nursing and healthcare organizations, staff nurses, and PSNA leadership.

    Speakers and their topics included:

    Margarete Zalon, PhD, RN, CS, Welcome and ANA Overview
    President Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

    The Nursing Shortage a State Legislative Perspective
    Representative Pat Vance

    Nursing Shortage and Academia
    Janet Sipple, EdD, MSN, BSN, RN, NP
    Dean, St Luke's School of Nursing
    Professor/Chairperson, St Luke's Hospital School of Nursing at Moravian College

    The Nursing Shortage an Administrative Perspective
    Denise Lucas, MSN, RN, CNAA,
    VP Patient Services/Chief Nursing Officer DuBois Regional Medical Center.
    President PA Organization of Nurse Leaders

    The Impact Of Staffing and the Organization of Nurses on the Quality of Patient Care in Hospital Settings
    Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN
    Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing,
    Pennsylvania State University, School of Nursing

    PSNA staff and leadership have deemed the forum a huge success. Many great ideas were generated from forum participants and the speakers presented a wealth of information on the shortage and current initiatives. The forum also garnered some need
    publicity for the association and the profession. All four central PA television stations covered the event, as did the PA Cable Network, the Associated Press, PA Public Radio, and WHP Talk Radio. Newsmagazines, Advance for Nursing and Nursing Spectrum
    will also be publishing follow up articles in their next issues.

    Information exchanged at the forum will be reviewed by the PSNA cabinets and will be reported on at the PSNA Annual Summit taking place September 28-29.