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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, (HickmanL@jrmc.org) 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.

Spring Conference What a Success


Spring Conference What a Success

The 2013 Spring Conference was held at Baptist Health Medical Center – Little Rock, in the Gilbreath Conference Center on March 1, 2013. This conference theme was “Competency Assessment for the Real World” by Donna Wright. This conference was well attended and the agenda provided a wealth of knowledge for all who attended.

The presentation and presenters included:
Taking the next Step with Intentional Rounds and the Effect on Patient Safety
Presenter: Shawnda Swearengin


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Presenter: Taryn Bailey

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Walking Report
Presenter: Dawn Moore

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall Risk Management
Presenter: Janie Evans

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sharing Our Story Through a Professional Practice Model
Presenter: Patricia Sue Ragsdale

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2013 Publications Committee Announcement

Louise Hickman, RN, BSN, MA, CLNC was appointed to an AONE Publications Committee.
The 2013 AONE Publications Committee appointment is from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.

The initial charge for this group will be to:
• Review publications, manuscripts and other media brought to AONE for endorsement or review
• Solicit and author (as appropriate) manuscripts for AONE publications and publication commitments
• Solicit and author (as appropriate) manuscripts and other publications as requested from other organizations or journals

This group will meet 4-6 times per year by teleconference.
The chair of this committee is Elaine Cohen, EdD, RN, FAAN.
The Co-Chair is Sharon Pappas, RN, PhD, NEA-BC

Speakers Inspire at Summer Conference

The August 24th Summer Conference was an incredible event packed full of exciting speakers and a lot of great networking time.

Dewey Freeman presented a very timely update on Meaningful Use. As nursing leaders, it is imperative that we know and understand the requirements our organizations face and how we can impact the success of EMR implementation.

Sue Ragsdale brought us very practical “how to” tips for creating award winning poster presentations. ArONE has made a pledge to begin bringing poster presentations to the educational meetings. Nursing does incredible work every day that impacts patient care, quality, outcomes, and healthcare improvements across the board. It is imperative that we share that work and the knowledge of how to replicate it throughout the state.

Beth Hennessey presented an incredible message on care transitions throughout the spectrum of health. Nursing has a place at the table of healthcare, it’s not the place on the side line or the end….it is the HEAD of the table. We cannot navigate through the ever changing processes of the health care environment without claiming that seat and taking action. Taking control of the transitions in healthcare improves patient care, outcomes, quality, and financial resource utilization. Accountable Care Organization establishment and function and Value Based Purchasing payment programs are only a few (really big) reasons why nursing needs to get to work making transitions in care better than ever before.

ArONE is an organization dedicated to Advancing Nursing Leadership in Arkansas. If you are a nursing leader in the State of Arkansas, you need to be a part of ArONE. Contact one of the board members at anytime for questions or information ~ together we can do more.

Spring Conference a Success

This year’s spring conference was held at Baptist Health North Little Rock on April 27, 2012 and was well received by all who attended. As you see from the agenda below, it was quite robust and topics timely.

Presenters and presentations included: Decreasing Risk-And Meeting Regulatory Requirements by Phyllis Dorrough, Evidence Based Practice: Understanding It & Applying It to Nursing by Sheila Sullivan, and Healthcare Litigation: What We’re Seeing Now and How Nurses are at Risk by Michelle Ator.  

Summer Business Meeting Minutes

MEMBERS PRESENT:

See the attendance roster at the ArONE conference.

Call to Order – The meeting was called to order by Julie Brandt, President at 12:34 PM.

Minutes – Minutes from April 27, 2012 business meeting were available as distributed.

Introduction of ArONE Board Members– Julie Brandt

The board members present were introduced to the members present at this meeting.

Membership Update- Paulette Tolefree

Members were challenged to get more of their peers to join ArONE and upon return to work to encourage members to join at $50 registration fee.  Highlight the benefits of joining to include the educational sessions, membership to AHA, networking opportunities.  Goal is to have a membership of 244.  Currently there are 122 members.  There are brochures at registration table and on the website

There are two board member vacant positions as of October.  Holly Langster and Stephana Loyd will be rotating off and we are seeking candidates and nominations.  If you are interested in self-nomination, please submit CV and/or resume by September 1, 2012.

Program Committee Update:  Holly Langster

October 4, 2012 is the meeting in conjunction with the AHA annual meeting and usually involves the ASBN speaker.

Logo Contest – winner will be announced at the fall conference and the new logo will be unveiled.  We would like to do poster presentations at future conferences that would highlight best practices occurring around the state.  In the near future, there will be a call for abstracts in March or April in preparation of this for the spring conference.

Webpage Committee Update- Barbara Dyson

October 4, 2012, the new website will be revealed also.  Each member was asked to visit the current website so that a basis of comparison can occur when you see the new one.  If you have any suggestions for website improvements, please let Barbara know.  Some past suggestions include benefits of membership, member blog, posting of AONE national news, etc.

Financial Report A financial report was provided by Julie Brandt, President. As of July 31, 2012, there is a balance of $17,568.61cash and $5504.90 in a CD for total of $23,073.51.  This does not include costs for this conference plus the $1000 donation for ArNA.  We are also in the process of obtaining national speakers for future conference.

ASBN T-shirt Contest – Sandy Priebe

Arkansas State Board of Nursing T-shirt design content flyer was distributed. Sandy indicated the deadline for submission of design is September 7, 2012.

Adjournment- The meeting adjourned at 12:46 PM by Julie Brandt, President.

Respectfully submitted,

Louise Hickman, RN, ArONE Secretary

Spring Business Meeting Minutes – 4/27

MEMBERS PRESENT:

See the attendance roster at the ArONE conference.

Call to Order – The meeting was called to order by Julie Brandt, President at 12:15 PM.

Minutes – Minutes from October 6, 2011 were briefly reviewed.

Introduction of ArONE Board Members– Julie Brandt

The following board members were introduced to the members: Holly Langster, Stephana Loyd, Barbara Dyson, Rick Billingsley, Paulette Tolefree, Louise Hickman.

Membership Update – Paulette Tolefree

Members were emailed and encouraged to renew their membership with ArONE. Currently there are 107 members. Paulette encouraged all to renew/join ArONE and get involved. There are brochures at registration table and on the website

Program Update: Holly Langster

There are usually 3 meetings a year for ArONE (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Suggested topics for the summer conference were meaningful use, ACO’s and care transitions. Any other suggestions should be communicated to Holly Langster. October 4, 2012 is the meeting in conjunction with the AHA annual meeting and usually involves the ASBN speaker. Tentative dates for the summer conference were discussed.

Financial Report – A financial report was provided by Julie Brandt, President. As of March 31, 2012, there is a balance of $19,763.81 cash and $5504.9 in a CD.

Logo Contest

There was a bylaws change last October that included an acronym change for our state organization from AONE to ArONE to not confuse Arkansas Organization of Nurse Executives with American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) acronym. Following the bylaws changes a logo contest was initiated and we received a total of 16 submissions. The Board narrowed the selections to 4. Survey Monkey will be utilized for the voting process via email with the winning logo to be unveiled at the October meeting.

Webpage – Barbara Dyson

The revised webpage will be unveiled in October meeting as well. The members present were asked for suggestion for value/meaningful links to be available on the ArONE website and to send those suggestions to her.

ARNA 100th Anniversary Celebration – Shirlene Harris/Veronica Clark

Information was provided by the representatives about the celebration activities throughout the state that are being sponsored by the ARNA districts. Discussion followed about the final gala event in December. Packets with letters, history, Governors proclamation and informatin about the gala event were distributed to those present.

National AONE update – Barbara Dyson/Louise Hickman

Barbara and Louise attended the national AONE meeting in March in Boston. Both shared with the group some updates from the meeting. Barbara focused on the IOM report on Future of Nursing. She shared some of the ways that the other states are beginning to address these topics and some suggestions on what we could possibly consider. Louise focused on the general and concurrent sessions and shared some samples of what other institutions are doing to address the roles of APN, value based reform, rapid cycle changes and culture of safety, and innovative technology for practices. She also discussed the 63 poster sessions and how awesome some of the posters were. She posed the question to the members present if we should consider future poster session at our conferences.

Adjournment– The meeting adjourned at 12:45 PM by Julie Brandt, President.

Respectfully submitted,
Louise Hickman, RN
ArONE Secretary

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