• Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:46 PM | Anonymous

    University Hospitals Advanced Practice Conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Corporate College 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights.

     Conference Brochure and Registration Form Below

    Topics and Breakout Sessions include:

    Health Care Market Changes 2016                                   Thomas Zenty, III  CEO

    Non-pharmacologic interventions for Dementia                 
    Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH

    Update on House Bill 216                                                  
    Kathy Thompson, CNP

    Breast Cancer: Update on Treatment                                
    Marla Sustin, 

    Heroin Epidemic                                                             
    Nicole Klonaris, CNP

    Breaking Bad News:  A Double Edged Sword                    
    Hilary Applequist, CNP

    Challenges in Ethics Consultations                                   
    Mark Aulisio, PhD

    Sepsis:  Early Recognition and Therapies                      
        Hiloni Bhavsar, MD

    Determining Capacity for Decision Making                        
    Jeanne Lackamp, MD

    Case Studies in Trauma: Injury to Recovery                  
        Vanessa Ho, MD, MPH

    Update on Direct Oral Anticoagulation Therapies               
    Teresa Carman, MD

    Update on Diabetes                                                          Laure Sayyed-Kassem, MD

    Anticipated 7.0 contact hours with up to 5.0 APN Pharmacology credits if chosen.

    Registration and brochure here

  • Friday, February 19, 2016 8:45 AM | Anonymous

    Attendees at the Winter Program: Speed Book Sharing donated 59 books to the Cleveland Public Library's Little Free Library. 

  • Monday, January 04, 2016 5:19 PM | Anonymous

    Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses is holding a Town Hall meeting to discuss House Bill 216, what it means to you, your practice, profession, patients, and healthcare costs. The meeting is Monday January 11th from 6p-7:30p at Metrohealth Medical Center & Free parking is available directly in front of the Towers building. Registration is not required.

    We hope to see many CNSs in attendance!

    Flyer: OAPPN HB 216 Meeting.pdf

  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015 7:30 AM | Anonymous

    On December 1, 2015, NACNS announced our most recent survey of state law and regulations.  This information was released to the general media and highlighted at the December 1 APRN Consensus Model meeting 10-year anniversary meeting.  The details, including the maps referenced in the press release are posted on the NACNS website –

     Also, NACNS is pleased to announce the availability of the newly revised CNS brochure.  This brochure is available for free on the NACNS website (  until March 2016.  At this time it will be moved to the NACNS members-only section of the website.  Please note, this brochure is copyright protected.  You may download the PDF for your personal use.  Download Brochure

    100 North 20th Street, Suite 400
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Monday, November 30, 2015 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    Weekly Nursing News Update | Vol. 18, No. 44 -- November 19, 2015

    Latest Stories:

    1.     Call for Public Comment from International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

    2.     Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

    3.     Navigate Nursing Webinar - On the Frontline: Helping Human Trafficking Victims

    4.     Final Days of Early Bird Rates for 2016 American Nurses Association Conference

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    1. Call for Public Comment from International Association of Clinical Research Nurses
    The International Association of Clinical Research Nurses seeks public comment on the draft Scope and Standards of Practice for Clinical Research Nursing. The closing date to submit pubic comments is Nov. 30.

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    2. Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
    ANA is an organizational partner of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is an annual one-week observance (Nov. 16-22) to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.

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    3. Navigate Nursing Webinar - On the Frontline: Helping Human Trafficking Victims
    Join the webinar, "On the Frontline: Helping Human Trafficking Victims," on Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. ET to learn how identify subtle and nonverbal cues that will help you create a care plan for any immediate needs, including assessments, diagnoses and treatments for victims of trafficking.

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    4. Final Days of Early Bird Rates for 2016 American Nurses Association Conference
    Join ANA for the 2016 American Nurses Association Conference, which is taking place Mar. 9 - 11, 2016, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This year's theme, "Connecting Quality, Safety and Staffing to Improve Outcomes," highlights the need to take a holistic view of the care environment. Quality care starts with optimal staffing. To deliver a high level of care, nurses must be informed and engaged, and work in a safe environment. The 2016 ANA Conference focuses on how these core aspects of care - quality, safety and staffing - are the drivers of improved outcomes. Early bird rates are available through Nov. 20.

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  • Friday, November 20, 2015 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    NEOCNS Member, Dr. Nancy Albert, is the editor of a newly published nursing research book. The book entitled, Building and Sustaining a Hospital-Based Nursing Research Program, has been published by Springer Publishing Company.  The book demonstrates, step-by-step, how leaders and staff can integrate nursing research into the workflow of complex health care environments. It provides a framework for developing horizontal and vertical structures that promote the creation of new knowledge and for enhancing the scientific foundation of nursing evidence. With a focus on practical applications, the book addresses the structures, systems, processes, and resources required for creating and maintaining a research program along with methods for its evaluation.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:00 AM | Anonymous

    NEOCNS Member, Myra Cook, was selected by the  March of Dimes of Ohio as the Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year. The March of Dimes Ohio Chapter paid tribute to the Nursing Profession at the Third Annual Nurse of the Year Awards on November 14, 2015.. The Nurse of the Year selection committee reviewed 280 nurse finalist submissions from 85 different Ohio health care facilities across 16 defined categories ranging from Advanced Practice to Surgical Services. Myra is a CNS in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

  • Monday, November 02, 2015 10:33 PM | Anonymous

    22nd Annual Nursing Research Day

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    “Nursing Inquiry: Steering Practice, Education, Research and Policy”

    University Hospitals Portage Medical Center

    6847 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, Ohio 44266

    Download Announcement here:

  • Monday, November 02, 2015 10:29 AM | Anonymous
    November 2015 Newsletter posted here:

    Newsletter - Thrive

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Dear NACNS members and affiliates,

     We are excited to announce that NACNS, in collaboration with Indiana University School of Nursing, is developing a member requested continuing education course for supporting CNS preceptors.  This online course  will be available to CNSs interested in becoming CNS student preceptors as well as experienced CNSs looking for new ideas and academic programs seeking options for preparing CNS preceptors. The course is slated to debut in Spring, 2016!

    Here’s how you can help!  The planning team is seeking stories illustrating  “in the field” perspectives – examples providing insight for future preceptors.  Below is a list of suggested topical areas where exemplars/stories are requested.

     If you have a story to share, please click the link below for further information and submission instructions.  There is no monetary compensation for volunteering your story, but we know that CNS preceptors would benefit from hearing about the experiences of others!

     Areas were exemplar stories are needed:

    • Negotiating a clinical experience with a student – Getting started on the right foot!
    • Orienting a student to the unit(s)/agency – Avoiding deer-in-the-headlight
    • Communicating with faculty – Who, what, when where, how.
    • Providing feedback to students – What and how often! 
    • Learning activities –Helping students achieve practice competencies. 
    • Evaluating competency achievement – Beginners, over achievers and everything in-between
    • Debriefing – Why it’s important for the student to know what’s in your head
    • Dealing with challenging situations – If only everything went as planned!
    • Fostering collegiality – Easing students into a larger professional community
    • Precepting as  professional development – Achieving Win-Win!

     Thank you for considering this opportunity for sharing!

     Peggy Barksdale, MSN, RN, OCNS-C, CNS-BC


     Direct Questions to:

    Lisa Wagnes, MSN, RN |Assistant Dean
    Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
    Indiana University School of Nursing
    1111 Middle Drive, NU 223
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    (317) 274-8027 tel
    (317) 274-0012 fax

    Preceptor Course Planning Committee:

    Sharron Coffie, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, Manager, Heart and Vascular Service Line, Froedert Health, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Julie Darmody, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, DNP Program Director, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

    Janet Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Coordinator of CNS Programs, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN

    Jennifer Kitchens, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNS Acuity Adaptable, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, 2014 NACNS Preceptor of the Year

    Francesca Levitt, MSN, ACNS-BS, Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 2012 NACNS Preceptor of the Year

    Deb Sipes-Fears, MSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN

    Lisa Wagnes, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean, Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN

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