You can network, obtain info & get more involved by attending convention & seeing the association at work. You just wont be able to vote this time..... but you can get all the info you need plus CEU's and it besides, it looks like a very exciting event!
MICHIGAN NURSES ASSOCIATION
Preliminary Convention Information
October 3-6, 2001
What Drives Our Lives: Practice, Policy, Politics, People
Goal - 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
5:00-8:00 p.m. Conference Registration
Concurrent Lectures - your choice:
6:00-9 p.m. Practical Strategies for Merging NANDA, NIC & NOC in Academic Nursing Education-- Gail Keenan RN, PhD & Mary Killeen PhD, RN -- 3.0 contact hours
6:00-8 p.m. Establishing the Rules of the Road: Dealing with Ward Rage - Judy Rizzo RN, MSN -- 2.0 contact hours
6:00-9 p.m. When Patients Can't Tell You About their Pain: The Mechanics of Assessment - Sandra Merkel RN, MSN, Janice Locke RN, MSN -- 3.0 contact hours
6:00-9p.m. Nurse Practitioner Evaluation and Management Documentation and Coding-Carol Olthoff RN, Family Nurse Practitioner -- 3.3 contact hours
6:00-9 p.m. "Improving Your Workplace Through Unionization" - John Karebian, Terri Peaphon, RN, Alyson Wolvin, RN
Thursday, October 4, 2001
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Conference 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. Box Lunch in Exhibit Areas
2:00-3:30 p.m. A Call to the Profession: Nursing's Agenda for Change - ANA CEO Linda Stierle RN, MSN, CNAA -- 1.8 contact hours
3:30-5:30 p.m. E&GW Meeting (collective bargaining branch)
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Reference Committee Hearing
7:00 p.m. MNA-PAC Event (Michigan Political Action Committee)
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. "Introduction to MEMO - Mobilizing and Educating Members for Organizing/Unionizing" - Terri Peaphon, RN
Friday, October 5, 2001
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Conference Registration
7:30-8:30 a.m. Congress on Public Policy
7:30-8:30 a.m. Congress on Nursing Practice
7:30-8:30 a.m. Congress on Nursing & HC Economics
8:30-11:30 a.m. From Silence to Voice - Suzanne Gordon -- 2.0 contact hours
12:30-1:30 p.m. New Delegate Orientation - Jody Berney
11:30-1:30 p.m. Box Lunch in Exhibit Area
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 (for upcoming delegate elections)
7:30-9:00 p.m. Reference Committee Hearing
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. "Introduction to MEMO - Mobilizing and Educating Members for Organizing" - Terri Peaphon, RN
Saturday, October 6, 2001
7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. MNA Delegate Voting (only delegates vote)
ANA Delegate Voting (all MNA members may vote)
9 a.m.-?? House of Delegates
After House: Board of Directors Meeting
Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Associate Dean for Research, Professor and Valere Potter Distinguished Chair at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Buerhaus has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters, and various papers on a variety of topics concerned with the nurse labor market and the health care system. Prior to his appointment at Vanderbilt, Buerhaus was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation faculty fellow in health care finance at The Johns Hopkins University and for eight years the director of the Harvard Nursing Research Institute.
Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN, CNAA, a nurse leader with more than 30 years diverse management experience in health care operations, is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the American Nurses Association. Stierle retired as a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps. She began her military career in 1970 as a staff nurse in intensive care. Stierle earned a master's of science in nursing from the Uinversity of California, San Francisco.
Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author who writes about health care, nursing, and women's issues. She is the author of five books and numerous articles. Her latest book, written with Bernice Buresh, From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public, was published in the summer of 2000. She is Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing of McGill University.
Cynthia Barnes Boyd, RN, PhD, FAAN, is Assistant Dean for Community Initiatives and Director of Great Cities Neighborhood Initiatives for the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her responsibilities include developing, directing and monitoring community initiatives and partnerships on behalf of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr Boyd's research has included studies addressing social and cultural contributors to infant mortality, service utilization barriers, cultural alienation and health problems of importance to racioethnic groups.
Continuing education credit has been given special priority at the 2001 convention. Contact hours will be awarded by educational session. Requirements for successful completion include attendance at the entire session and completion of the evaluation form for the session. MNA is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.
MNA Convention Exhibits
MNA convention exhibits include the latest in technical, scientific, educational, and recruitment products and services. Don't miss them! A box lunch is served in the exhibit hall on Thursday and Friday. Convention exhibit displays do not constitute endorsement of the products by the Michigan Nurses Association.
Keeping You in the Workplace
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.
The Somerset Inn in Troy, Michigan, is the site for this year's convention. The hotel is holding a block of rooms for convention participants at a special rate. Call them at 248/642-7800 to reserve your room. Please identify yourself as attending the Michigan Nurses Association convention to receive the special rate.
The Somerset Inn is conveniently located just off I-75 on Big Beaver Road at Coolidge in the center of Troy's business district and next to the magnificent Somerset Collection.