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    • June 20, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Riverview Bistro, 946 Ferry Blvd.. Stratford, CT
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    Connecticut Association of Public Health Nurses

    2024 Annual Conference and Meeting



    The Riverview Bistro
    946 Ferry Blvd., Stratford, CT

    Thursday June 20, 2024

    9: 00 am - 3:00 pm
    Exhibitor setup begins at 8:00 am
    Registration starts at 8:30 am


    Parking available onsite

    Continental breakfast and lunch are included

    Welcome to the 2024 CAPHN Annual Conference and Meeting!

    We are looking forward to seeing everyone together to enjoy our wonderful speakers who will help us with our conference theme of "Nurse Heal Thyself”

    "We want to look at ways to heal our profession and learn techniques to keep ourselves in the best state of mind while working through the challenges.”

                       

    • June 30, 2024
    • Connecticut Nurses Association

    Award Nominations are Open!
    Deadline is June 30th


    Connecticut Nurses' Association's Awards Program celebrates accomplishments of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to nursing, health care policy, media presentations of nurses and nursing and to the association.

    CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION 

    To learn more about the Awards click links below.

    1. Diamond Jubilee Awards
      1. Contributions to Nursing Education
      2. Contributions to Nursing Research
      3. Contributions to Nursing Administration
      4. Contributions to Nursing through Political Action
      5. Contributions to Nursing Practice
      6. Contributions and Service to CT Nurses Association
      7. Lifetime Achievement Award
      2. Connecticut Nurses Association Awards

    1. Excellence in the Workplace

    2. President's Award

    3. Media Award

    4. Public Service Award

    Award nominations application include the submission of the following documents. Please be sure to have all documents before you submit the nomination.

    CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION 

    Award Nomination Procedure

    1. Each nomination and its supporting documentation must be submitted by June 30th
    2. Nominations may be made of an individual, group or an organization.
    3. Each nomination must include the following TYPED information:
      • For an individual - a C.V., which includes the candidate’s educational and professional background; professional and community activities; and other pertinent biographical information, must be submitted.
      • In the case of a group of individuals or an organization as nominees, a description of the group or the organization, its history, purpose and function, must be submitted.
      • A narrative statement by the sponsor/nominator outlining the accomplishments of the nominee and how these meet the established criteria for the award.
      • Nominators must supply at least one, but no more than three letters of support for the nomination.
    4. All nominations become the property of the Connecticut Nurses’ Association.
    5. CNA reserves the right to request further information related to a nomination.
    6. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.
    7. Nominators will be notified of the Committee’s decision, and offered opportunity to register for AWARDS event to present the AWARD.
    8. Award does not have to be given every year, but when candidate(s) is identified or recommended for recognition.
    9. More than one award may be given in a calendar year.


    CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATEE




    • June 30, 2024
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • Connecticut Nurses Association

    Become a part of CT Nurses Association leadership
    and SAVE THE DATE!

    CONNECTICUT NURSES' ASSOCIATION
    CALL FOR OPEN BOARD AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS

    Submission deadline is June 30th



    SAVE THE DATE
    CT Nurses Association's Annual Membership Business Meeting
    September 24, 2024


                      CLICK HERE to Submit your Name/ Nomination

    All Connecticut Nurses’ Association members are invited to become more involved by seeking out a volunteer leadership position on one of our  Committees and Boards.

    Serving as a volunteer leader offers great opportunities to build your professional network with other nursing professionals from across the state. In addition, volunteer leadership provides a necessary level of support to Connecticut Nurses Association by participating in the association’s governance.

    Connecticut Nurses Association Board of Directors, has opened its Open Call  for the following positions Committees and Boards:
     Membership Elected Positions

    (click to learn more about positions)

    • CT Nurses Association Board of Directors
      * President-Elect
      * Treasurer
    • Nomination Committee 
    Board Appointed Opportunities

    (click to learn more about opportunities)

    • Government Relations Committee
    • Educational Program Reviewer
    • Finance Committee
    • Governance Committee (Bylaws)

    Current members may nominate themselves and/or others to be considered for Committee or Board positions.  all nomination materials must be received by 5:00 pm ET on June 30, 2024


    To Submit your Name/ Nomination :

    Once all your forms are complete, please upload them by

    CLICK HERE to Submit 

      QUESTIONS:

      membership@ctnurses.org.

      Thank you for considering this opportunity!


       

       

      • August 09, 2024
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell
      Register

      Summer 2024:
      New School Nurse Orientation
       

      In-Person Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell

      Friday August 9, 2024

      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Registration begins at 8:30 am

      Orientation includes access to 4 (four)
      Online Self- Paced Modules

      for New School Nurses


      Continental breakfast and Lunch are included

      This Event will NOT be on Zoom nor be Recorded

      Presented by
      Dr. Stephanie Knutson, RN, School Health Expert
       

      This professional learning opportunity, designed specifically for school nurses, will provide an overview of legal requirements, standards of practice and competencies for school nurses, supervisory issues, and the school nurse’s role in student achievement, special education, and academic success. Participants will learn state laws and regulations regarding school health; medication regulations; state mandates for immunizations, health assessments, and screenings; documentation in school health services; special education; and Section 504.

      Audience

      • School Nurses
      • Early career school nurses
      • School nurse supervisor
      • Lead school nurses
      • Directors of special education/pupil services
      • School medical advisors

                              

      Professional Development Contact Hours will be be awarded upon attendance and completion of evaluation



      Disclosures:

      •To obtain contact hours, participants must:

        => Check in and Pick up your badge 
        => Attend 90% of the workshop 
        => Complete the evaluation

        •There are no relevant financial relationships for any individual in a position to control content for this activity

        Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

        • November 01, 2024
        • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
        • Albertus Magnus College 700 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511

          

        Mastering the ANCC criteria - Fall 2024 update
        IN-PERSON!



        Date TBD

        9:00 am - 3:30 pm 

        Location TBD


        this workshop will provide:

        • Relative Financial Relationship
        • Content integrity standards
        • Commercial support criteria 
        • Updated American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accreditation criteria 
        • Strategies to develop and improve activity design 
        • Approaches to improve provider unit operations


        Who should attend?

        • Hospital educators
        • Nurse planners who provide workshops for other nurses
        • Faculty educators
        • Independent educators
        • Primary Nurse Planners
        • Approved Provider Unit Planners


        What does it included?

        • Continental Breakfast
        • Coffee/Tea station throughout the day
        • Lunch with dessert
        5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours
        will be awarded 

                           


           





        Professional Development contact hours will be awarded

        Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


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