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The MCNP Regional Laision attends quarterly

conference calls with the NCBON and the NP council regarding state practice issues for North Carolinian Nurses.


Current practice issues are listed below. Please do not hesitate to contact your local representative in support of NC Nurses.



1.      Senate Bills SB 819 Update/Modernize Midwifery Practice Act  - For the second year in a row, proponents of a plan to change the physician supervision rules for Certified Nurse Midwives are pushing a bill in the North Carolina General Assembly. The bill has been referred to Health Committee in both chambers and will be considered for a possible hearing this session.



2.      NC Board of Nursing Proposes Rule Change for Clinical Nurse Specialists The NCBoard of Nursing has proposed changes that are intended to better define the role of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Currently, CNSs are not regulated in North Carolina except for voluntary recognition. A public hearing was held on May 30 at the NC Board of Nursing in Raleigh, during which NCNA President Megan Williams presented a statement in support of the changes.



3.      Budget cuts to school nurses – NCNA is asking members to contact their representatives! The State Senate's proposed budget would cut 70 school nursing positions and move the remaining state-funded positions to the most rural school districts. We feel this is a bad plan for the health and well-being of students across the state.Scholarships• 



Regional Liaison Updates

MCNP is now going paperless! 
Please see our online membership registration forms.
We are currently accepting new and renewal registrations for 2014.

 Now there are two options to pay your membership dues-by credit card via  Paypal or you may still mail your payment.

 



 

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 MCNP will be collecting can goods to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.  This local organization provides regional distrubution and supplies food to charitable agencies that assist people in need. Approximately 15.7% of their service area population livess in poverty including 185,000 children and seniors.


Contributions such as the following items are preferred donations.

Canned tuna    Canned ravioli

Canned chix    honey graham crackers

peanut butter  mac and cheese

canned vegtables  fruit cocktail

 

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Fall Mini Conference 

Save the Date

 

Clinical Guideline Updates
Mercy Auditorium

Saturday Sept 20, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Registration begins soon!


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Monthly Dinner Meeting Highlights




MCNP IS GOING SOCIAL !


SOON MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO FOLLOW MCNP THROUGH SEVERAL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS




MEMBERSHIP

  • The June Dinner meeting was sponsored by Tekeda Pharmaceuticals. The discussion topic was depression in the outpatient setting and new drug therapies. Please see their website for further information.  

  • Dinner meetings have been scheduled throughout the rest of 2014 excluding November as this is when MCNP celebrates NP Week. Membership will continue to be notified via email blasts.  Please remember to RSVP as most meetings have a waiting list.

  • Membership continues to grow with new members joining each month in addition to rolling renewals. MCNP currently has approximately 100 members.


FISCAL

  • MCNP welcomes our new treasurer Martha Brinsko.  She has brings previous MCNP board experience to our executive board and is looking forward to her return to MCNP board of directors. Fiscal updates will be forthcoming.


MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • MCNP is also excited to have Kristen Harkey join our executive board as Secretary. She will continue to assist with our media needs as MCNP moves into the world of social media. 

  • MCNP is now on FACEBOOK!.  Please follow us for organizational updates and to stay connected with other members.

  • Membership registration forms now available on our website. Pay pal has also been enabled for online payments. Paper membership applications are still available upon request.


SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Canned goods and non perishables have been collected at the May and June dinner meetings.  They will be given to Second Harvest Food Bank which serves the greater Charlotte Mecklenburg area families in need. 


EDUCATION

  • The MCNP Board of Directors will award the Jane Link Spring Scholarship for 2014. Application and instructions will soon follow. Please continue to check the website for more details in the next few weeks.

  • Save the Date.  MCNP has confirmed the date for the Fall Mini Conference. It is to take place on September 20, 2014 from 8 am to 11 am at  Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

  • NP Week is November 9th-14th and MCNP board of directors is  currently planning our annual celebration. More news to come. 




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