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Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association

NAPNA Monthly Musings

Posted 10 months ago by Cindy Pitlock

Greetings esteemed colleagues! I hope April finds you well and full of hope for Spring and the new beginnings and opportunities it holds! Spring finds NAPNA very well and full of hope for the future with superb events planned.

Danielle Barisone has worked hard on the NAPNA Facebook page! This is a great way to network and be notified of events. Please “like” us and follow!

NAPNA recently had a CEU event at Orvis School of Nursing which was so successful we were able to dedicate a $2,000 scholarship for APRN/DNP students. NAPNA prides itself in the education of the APRN community and the contribution to the success of our student colleagues. Thank you to all who attended and supported this event.

We have a CEU event planned in the South on 4/28 at the VA Hospital auditorium. Come and earn CEU’s, receive an update from the Nevada State Board of Nursing, meet NAPNA’s lobbyist, and network with your colleagues. The South planning committee has worked very hard on this event. Please register!

We will be sponsoring a webinar on the legalities and intricacies of the Legal 2000. As soon as the date is secured you will be notified. This is super information for all RN’s and APRN’s as mental health patients appear in all specialties. NAPNA will provide a CEU for participation.

We will be presenting a Human Trafficking Symposium on 8/11 at Renown Medical Center in the Mack Auditorium with CEU opportunity for both RN’s and APRN’s. Nevada is a very active location for these victims. Studies reveal the majority of them interfaced with a medical provider within the preceding 30-45 days. This means we are seeing them and they are going unrecognized.

We have secured 10/20 for a Mental Health Symposium at Orvis School of Nursing. Depending on availability of speakers, topics may include issues such as pediatrics, geriatrics, neuro-psych, suboxone, suicide, seclusion/restraints, tele-psych, atypical antipsychotics, hospice/palliative care, workplace violence, management of aggression, the ER/urgent care assessment, de-escalation, debriefing, etc. We will have breakout sessions for the participant to choose between topics of interest. If you would like to be a speaker, please contact me. We will be doing a similar event in the South and I will announce the date as soon as a location is secured.

The Community Partners Circle will be up and running by the end of the month on the NAPNA site. Listed will be entities that NAPNA has partnered with that share the same health care vision of improving access and quality of care. Check it out!

The most recent legislative session left APRN’s with CEU requirements for opioid prescribing and suicide prevention. Please visit the NAPNA site for opportunity to meet these requirements.

Membership – If you are not a member you are really missing out. We have monthly dinners in both the North and South, extend CEU opportunities, award scholarship money and are supported in full scope practice by our full-time lobbyist. We represent you at health care committee meetings and at meeting swith other stakeholders. Some of the events above will be free to members. Membership numbers matter in the health care arena. NAPNA has worked tirelessly to support your practice. Please renew your membership and if you are not a member, the nominal fee is well worth it!

Have a super month!

Cindy Pitlock DNP, CNM, APRN


Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association