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Third Annual DC Bus Trip-June 27, 2013
Join the Delaware Nurses Association as we go on our Third Annual DC Bus Trip to Washington DC! We will be going to Capitol Hill to meet with the American Nurses Association Government Affairs staff and our national legislators. Along the way, network with friends and colleagues and gain some knowledge about legislation, how it affects your nursing practice and what ANA does for you.
Pickup locations in Wilmington and Dover. Includes light breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information and to register.
Nurse Fatigue Professional Issues Panel
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is seeking applications for its Nurse Fatigue Professional Issues Panel during the month of June 2013. This panel will focus on nurse fatigue in order to promote health and safety for both patients and nurses. Time commitment for the Steering Committee includes participation on monthly conference calls for approximately six months along with email dialogue. The Advisory Committee will be consulted via email and possibly conference calls.
ANA is looking for up to 15 Steering Committee members with the following types of experience and interest:
- Experience conducting research related to nurse fatigue and work-related sleep loss
- Expertise related to the science of sleep
- Interest or expertise in health promotion and achieving healthy sleep
- Interest or expertise in safety and risk management
- Individuals who hold leadership or management positions at healthcare facilities
- Registered nurses who have worked nights, rotating shifts, mandatory overtime, or extended work hours
- Registered nurses who work in acute care, long-term care, or home health care
The deadline for applications is Friday, July 5, 2013.
Applicants not selected for the Nurse Fatigue Professional Issues Panel Steering Committee will be included on the Advisory Committee associated with this panel.
E-mail notifications of selection for the Nurse Fatigue Professional Issues Panel Steering Committee and Advisory Committee will be sent by August 2, 2013.
Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Awards
The purpose of the Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Award is to recognize those in the nursing field who consistently promote, excel, and bring a positive approach to their area of practice. The award categories are:
- Clinical Nurse-Critical Care – Hospital-Based
- Clinical Nurse-Inpatient – Hospital-Based
- Outpatient/Ambulatory Care
- Long-Term Care, Hospice Care, Community-Based
- Advanced Practice
- Executive Nurse Leader/Manager
- Nurse Leader
- Academic Nurse Educator
- Nurse Educator/Staff Development
- New Registered Nurse Graduate
Applications are no longer being received. Please remember to nominate your favorite nurse for the
2014 Nurse Excellence Awards.
All categories must have a minimum of 3 nominees to be considered a viable category for consideration of an award. The contact person will be notified for categories receiving less than 3 nominations.
This award is coordinated by the Delaware Nurses Association and Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders.