CNA's 106th Annual Convention was a huge success!
Connecticut Nurses' Association held it's 106th Annual Convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, CT on October 18th. Over 200 RNs and student nurses turned out to hear Chief Lynn Malerba of the Mohegan Tribe speak. Lynn spoke about her experience as a nurse and how she brings her education and history to the Mohegan Tribe to better their future.
Those in attendance were also able to experienc two panel sessions: Evloving Roles of Nursing and RNs Influence AS LEADERS in the changing health care environment. The panels were made up of 5 highly educated and motivated professionals from different aspects of the nursing profession. Glenn Goulet, PhD, MSN, BS, is academically disciplined in health care administration coupled with over 24 years of diversified experience in sophisticated health environments. Karolyn Donaldson, RN, is a nurse family partnership visitor with the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern CT. She gave her perspective on the beginning clinical nursing experience. Patricia McDowell, RN, BSN, MHA, of Western Connecticut Healthcare Network was able to bring her numerous years to the conversation. Siobhan Meyer, RN, MSN, BSN, also from Western Connecticut Healthcare Network, touched upon the importance, challenges, and ever changing role as a multi-specialist nurse. Mary Lenzini, BSN, MA, CHCE, of Visiting Nurses Association of Southeasterm Connecticut, brought her extensive knowledge of designing the original VNASC Family Care Program and authored the application for the Nurse Family Partnership.
A big THANK YOU goes out to all of CNA's speakers for sharing their knoweldge and experience with all at the convention.
|by Michelle Caramanello | October 26, 2012|