Northshore District Nurses Association
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  2019 PROGRAM CALENDAR       
(Please register for programs via website messaging so we can plan seating)
     
Jan 1 -  CE: The Diabetic Foot: Recognition and Amputation Prevention” - Dorain Woods - 1 cont. hr.   
Business Meeting at 6PM, Induction of Officers
Feb. 19 - BOD Planning Mtg.
March 16 - Nightingale Gala
March 19 - CE:  Alcohol Use Disorder – Christine Brennen - 1 cont. hr.                                            
Business meeting starts at 6PM
April 8 - 10;  LSNA Membership Assembly/LINK to the Legislature
April 16 - DON LUNCHEON - Private meeting to network, share information and develop strategies for enhancing the professional nursing community; provide state and national information.
May 21 - CE SEMINAR: Creating a Healthy Work Environment
Georgia Johnson, Ecoee Rooney (5 ANCC Contact Hours) Members-$30, Non-members-$60 (Join and save $30)
Fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon refreshments, 5 CE credits, program materials. Must Register in advance for seating, meal count, printed materials. Join us for a fun day of self-care.
June 18 - BOD Mid-year Mtg.
July 16 - Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in La. RNs  – Anne Troy -1 contact hr. 
Business mtg starts at 6PM
Sept. 10 - BOD Award Program Planning
Sept. 17 - Recognition Program @ STPH
Nov TBA - Alzheimer’s Walk
Nov 19 - CE:  Coping with Holiday Blues -Sue Delaune- 1 contact hr.
Business mtg starts at 6PM
Dec. 10 - Christmas Social – food, fun and fellowship. Bring a dirty Santa gift under $20.
  

      * Held at Bosco's Restaurant,  2040 Hwy 59, Mandeville.  - Students must pre-register via this website messaging

Description of Events

EDUCATION

 INFORMATION

     PUBLICITY

We strive to offer a program of interest at each business meeting. Topics range from personal enrichment to research findings. The topics are informative and presented by qualified, dynamic speakers.  We send out an annual CE needs assessment to our membership in an effort to identify topics of interest. We will again offer ANCC accredited CE hrs. These programs are offered free of charge or a nominal fee to cover costs.
The agenda at each business meeting includes the latest information from ANA, LSNA,, LNF, LSBN, LAC and other sources of healthcare information. The meeting also includes the latest information from local facilities.  Inaddition, there is a monthly NDNA Newsletter and alerts are sent to members when pertinent information is identified.
NDNA seeks opportunities to publicize the work of Registered Nurses.  Our district is covered in each of the quarterly issues of the Pelican News distributed by LSNA to all RNs in Louisiana. We seek newspaper coverage for events that NDNA sponsors or attends.

 STUDENT NURSES

  NURSING AS A CAREER

         RECOGNITION

It is projected that Nursing will be facing a massive nursing shortage in the next decade due to the average age of today's RN being 44 years of age combined with the expanded need for healthcare related to the Affordable Care Act and the increased need for nursing service with our aging population.

NDNA participates in Career Day events to promote nursing.  
     
                     BECOME A RN
                           


NDNA has a Director of Student Transition and a committee that focus on student nurses. We encourage students to attend our programs and participate in our business meetings.  We have received a good response.

Inaddition, NDNA provides a nominal Nursing grant to students enrolled in baccalaureate, graduate or doctoral programs.  There are selection criteria and an application is required.


For further information on the grant
​contact:
willa.stewart@selu.edu
Annually, the NDNA recognizes outstanding nurses residing or working in Washington-St. Tanmmany Parishes., including nonmembers. 

Additionally, NDNA makes an effort to submit member nominations to the Annual Nightingale Awards sponsored by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation and the LSNA "Leading the Way Awards"
We have had great success with Nursing leadership from NDNA :
2012 - Liz McHugh received Outstanding Community Service/LN F
2013 - Marilyn Sullivan was inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame/LNF
2015 - Georgia Johnson, elected as LSNA Secretary
2017 - Georgia Johnson, elected as
LSNA President
2017 - NDNA received Outstanding Community Project Award from LSNA
2017 - Georgia Johnson, inducted as
LSNA Fellow
2019 - NDNA received Highest Membership Growth Award from LSNA
2019 - Sue DeLaune, inducted as a LSNA Fellow



COMMUNITY SERVICE

NDNA beleives in volunteerism and promotes community service. On an annual basis, NDNA selects at least one community project to support. Have a suggestion?;
let us know.