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ArONE Welcomes Stephanie Schmittou to the Board of Directors

Stephanie Schmittou is the Chief Nursing Officer at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Magnolia, AR. She obtained her Associates degree in nursing in 2000 from Southern Arkansas University and has worked many roles as a nurse but her favorite is working in the emergency nurse role. She is a strong advocate of nurses pursuing higher education and has done so by completing her BSN in 2006 at Southern Arkansas University and her MSN in 2017 at Walden University.

Mentoring and leading others has always been a passion. Stephanie has served as adjunct nursing faculty at Southern Arkansas University and continues to assist with teaching others today within her facility.

In 2017, she was named as the CNO of her hometown hospital. She has learned that nursing management is fundamental to providing quality care and building strong nurse teams. Nurses must trust their leadership and leaders must work alongside their team members to achieve the best outcomes. Healthcare changes requires Stephanie to keep an open mind and choose creative ways to ensure staff and patients are cared for at all times. Stephanie has found that establishing a nursing leadership team at her facility provides strength and wisdom for her directors and herself during staff shortages and high census needs.

Stephanie is a wife and mother of two children. She is the “fur momma” to five cats and two dogs. Many tease her that she should have been a vet instead of a nurse, for she loves every stray animal!  She enjoys camping and working in the flower beds.  She spends a lot of time being a dance mom to her 11year old daughter who travels the states competing in seven genres of dance.  Many would say she is the smile in the room and can always be counted on for a good laugh.

Baxter Regional Medical Center is doing great work on their journey to become a Magnet designated hospital. See their abstract from a recent Replication Study here.

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ArOne Announces 2 Board Member Openings

ArONE has 2 Board positions open. If you work well in a team environment and you are committed to the advancement of the Nursing Executive profession then ArONE needs you.

Directors serve for a term of two years and take office at the close of the annual meeting immediately following their election. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms on the Board of Directors.

ArONE’s Board Members have the authority to:

  1. Make policy decisions for ArONE.
  2. Carry on the business of ArONE.
  3. Establish rules and procedures for the Board of Directors and ArONE.
  4. Approve or disapprove reports, resolutions, or actions of officers and Committees.
  5. Approve an annual budget.
  6. Perform such other duties as may be necessary to coordinate and advance ArONE’s Objectives.

 If you are interested in being a Board Member submit a resume to Louise Hickman, ArONE Secretary, ( 30 days in advance of the Annual Meeting in Little Rock held on October 9th in conjunction with the AHA meeting. Your name would be on the slate with other candidates and you will be asked to present yourself with a short bio. After each candidate has presented their bios, there will be an election and the new Board members selected.

2014 Summer Conference

ArONE 2014 Summer Conference
Relationship Based Care
Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN
Gilbreath Conference Center
Baptist Health Medical Center – Little Rock
August 1, 2014
2014 Summer Conference

Save The Date! 2013 Summer Conference

Healing Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility & Creating Healthy Relationships

August 23, 2013

Gilbreath Conference Center, Baptist Health Medical Center – Little Rock

Speaker: Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN

This conference will discover the essentials we need to recognize and openly discuss a healing process and creating a healthy relationship among our nursing professionals. Only by understanding the origin and reasons for our behaviors can we begin to create the healing environment that is so desperately needed in nursing for ourselves.

We hope to see you at he Summer Conference 2013!

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