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February Self-Care Corner

INTRODUCING THE QUARTERLY SELF-CARE CORNER

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

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More Than Just Hair: Improving Hair Care Equity in Healthcare

More Than Just Hair: Improving Hair Care Equity in Healthcare

Instructor: Surlina Asamoa, MSN, MHA, RN, CCM & Laura F. Watson, MSN, RN, CDFT
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 3:00 pm CT
Contact Hour(s): 1.0


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APRN Full Practice Authority

APRN Full Practice Authority

SPN Healthcare Policy and Advocacy Committee
Written by, Heidi McNeely, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC

The term full practice authority is about allowing advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) the ability to use their knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgement to work to the full extent of their education and training (ANA, 2022). Full practice authority allows APRNs to provide critical services to patients in areas where there are shortages of primary care and specialty care providers and gives patients more options in the care they seek. Removing practice barriers helps increase patient’s timely access to care especially in underserved areas.

APRNs are made up of four specific roles: certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners (NCSBN, 2022). There are several organizations who have supported and advocated for removing any barriers for this to occur. These organizations include the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, the National Governors Association, the Federal Trade Commission, the Bipartisan Policy Center, American Nurses Association, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the Brookings Institution, and others.

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January 2023 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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SPN Willingness to Serve Now Open

Leadership Within SPN

Put your skills to use to drive the future of your professional organization! SPN is looking for volunteers interested in serving in the follow positions, and submissions are due February 3, 2022.

Committees, SIGs, & Task Force

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SPN Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the SPN Excellence, Margaret S. Miles Distinguished Service, and Innovation Awards! If you know someone who continually goes above and beyond to serve our pediatric population, show them you recognize the work they are doing by nominating them for one of SPN's awards this year.

Excellence Awards

The SPN Excellence Awards have been used to acknowledge exceptional members of the Society of Pediatric Nurses in the following award categories:

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Discounted SPN Merchandise!

Treat yourself this holiday season with the gift of SPN swag or Pediatric Nursing Certification Review book!

We have reduced the price of SPN vests, zip ups, and lunch boxes in honor of the holidays! These items are in limited quantity so act fast if you are looking to purchase one. Once they're gone, they're gone!

We have also discounted the price of our Pediatric Nursing Certification Review Book for the holidays! You can get 25% off of your review book and start your professional development for 2023 on the right foot!

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December 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

UPDATED MISSION AND VISION

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Coffee Break Discussion: Gun Violence

SAVE THE DATE FOR A COFFEE BREAK WITH SPN

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

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Virtual Workshop: Exploring the topics of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and Vicarious Trauma in Nurses

Virtual Workshop: SANE Nursing and Vicarious Trauma: What Forensic Nursing Really Looks Like and the Effect Traumatized Patients Can Have on the Nurses Who Help Them

February 23, 2023, 1pm CT

Worth 4.0 Contact Hours

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Webinar: QPR- Suicide Prevention for Children

QPR- Suicide Prevention for Children

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Pediatric Nurses Week Webinar: The Joys of Being a Pediatric Nurse

Pediatric Nurses Week Webinar: The Joys of Being a Pediatric Nurse

Day and Time TBD
Contact Hour(s): 1.0

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November 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

PEDIATRIC NURSES WEEK

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SPN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Slate - Now Open

Elections are now open for our Board of Directors and Nominating Committee who will begin their term at the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Conference next April. Below is the slate for nominations this year, and you can submit your choices using the link below until October 31st.

View slate here

SPN Offering Special Discounts to Celebrate PNW!

SPN Offering Special Discounts to Celebrate PNW!

 No, your eyes are not deceiving you. SPN is offering major discounts on all remaining logo items and a variety of publications. SPN vests, quarter zips, and lunch boxes are all discounted for a limited time. In addition, the Quick Reference Guides and Chronic Condition Guides are on sale, just in time to celebrate Pediatric Nurses Week. Plus, the first 50 orders will receive a free SPN gift!

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September 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

BENFITS OF SPN MEMBERSHIP

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Upcoming Webinar - A Grassroots Toolkit for Gender Affirming Care

In April 2022, SPN shared our intent in providing the membership with tools and resources to mobilize the pediatric nurses’ voice on the state level. SPN believes that protecting, advocating for, and ensuring children’s welfare is a priority to SPN and our membership. Policy initiatives that curtail or limit access to healthcare contradicts a core tenant of the healthcare provider mission. It also directly conflicts with pediatric nurses’ mission to advocate for, and protect, their patients’ rights.

 

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August Webinar: Proactive and Supportive Strategies to Promote Emotional Safety

Proactive and Supportive Strategies to Promote Emotional Safety

Registration Fee:

Free: SPN Members
$40: Non-Members (free to view/$40 to claim NCPD/nursing continuing professional development)

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August Coffee Break with SPN

Save the Date for a Coffee Break with SPN

Wednesday, August 10

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

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August 2022 President's Letter

Greetings SPN Members!

REFRESHED SPN WEBSITE

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