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Carolina Mountain Chapter

Officers/Chairpersons

2013-2014
President - Barry Coleman BSN, RN

Vice President - Betty Sain, RN, BC, BC

Secretary - Cathe Burleson RN, CPAN

Treasurer - Michelle Jones, BSN, RN

Program Planning – Betty Sain RN-BC-BC; Bonnie Hartel MSN, RN-BC
Membership, Publicity – Sandy Weeks MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC
CM-NGNA Website – Desiree' Owen BSN, RN

IMPORTANT NOTE:

NOMINATIONS FOR NEW OFFICERS WILL BE TAKEN NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER!!!


November Meeting - We are Doing Something a Little Different!!!

A FREE EVENT SERVING HENDERSON AND BUNCOMBE COUNTIES -

Sponsored by Nurses from your local Carolina Mountain Gerontological Nurses Association

HELP US by Telling your Family, Friends, Neighbors about the event and......

ANYONE Interested in Lending a Hand During this Event We Could Use Your Help                                              

 Please Contact Our Chapter President Barry Coleman at barry.coleman@pardeehospital.org

Program:   VIAL OF LIFE - HEALTH FAIR SERVING OLDER ADULTS
Learn About Topics Like - THE VIAL OF LIFE - How to take control of your health care - How to get the most from your doctor - How to protect yourself in an Emergency - How to free up your joints, lose weight, and get stronger without leaving your chair!

---FREE! FREE! FREE! --- Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening and Snacks for those who come early!!!

Presenters: TALK ONE ON ONE WITH - Nurses, Pharmacists, Diabetes Experts, Dieticians, Physical Fitness Guides, Medicare Experts, County Resource Experts, EMS Specialists

Date/Time: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 1 pm-3 pm --- Special Presentation @ 1:30 pm
 
Location: Emma's Grove Baptist Church - 417 Emma's Grove Road - Fletcher, NC 


Other Important News:

Previous Meeting Presentations - VERY INFORMATIVE MATERIAL...PLEASE REVIEW!

May 2013 - "Helping the Elderly Stay Active in and out of the Acute Care Setting" presented by Barbara Shock, PTA
Click here to download

March 2013 - "Polypharmacy and Medication Related Challenges in the Geriatric Patient" presented by Robyn Bryson, PharmD and Kerri Hagedorn, PharmD, BCPS

January 2013 - "PTSD: Not Just in the Military However..." presented by Joyce Hillman, RN, BSN, CPAN, CPAPA
Click here to download

November 2012 - "Nutritional Care of Older Adults" presented by Laurie Steenwyk, M.Ed., RD, LDN                            Click here to download

CM-NGNA_Member_Survey.doc 

Please tell us what you think and what you look to get from your local chapter...We value your feedback!

 

  • 2013 NGNA National Dues - $110, $95 for seniors and $65 for students.
  • CM-NGNA Chapter dues - $25 (due by April 30) to Michelle Jones - Treasurer or now you can REGISTER ONLINE BELOW VIA PAYPAL
  • *New members may join at $90 when 3 new membership applications are sent together
  • *You must be a member of the National NGNA to be a member of the local chapter
  • CM-NGNA Chapter will be starting a Brag book to highlight the chapters' activities; we will be looking for information on members, pictures, etc.

 

Let's Get Certified - RESOURCES

ANCC Gerontological Nursing Certification Test References
http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Certification/ExamResources/ReferenceLists/TestReferences/GeroNurse-TestRef2012.aspx
Gerontological Nursing Certification Review (Excerpt from Reference Text)
http://www.springerpub.com/samples/9780826101143_chapter.pdf
ANCC Gerontological Nurse Exam Registration Form 2011 (most current version)
http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Documents/Certification/Application/NursingSpecialty/GerontologicalNurse.aspx
 


Membership and Donations

JOIN US

Join the Carolina Mountain NGNA Chapter of the National Gerontological Nursing Association!
Nurses throughout Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, and East Tennessee are invited to join the new Carolina Mountain NGNA chapter of the National Gerontological Nursing Association. Nurses throughout our region care for aging adults and promote healthy aging every day, but many don't belong to the one professional nursing organization which focuses specifically on caring for older adults, the National Gerontological Nursing Association.

In September 2010, we issued a call inviting nurses to join us as members of the National Gerontological Nursing Association and help form a regional chapter of the NGNA. Carolina Mountain NGNA is now chartered as an official chapter of the NGNA. We meet six times a year @ 3:30pm on the 2nd Monday of odd-numbered months at Pardee Hospital, 800 North Justice Street, Hendersonville NC 28791. Parking is free and meetings end by 5:00pm so you can drive home before dark in most months. NGNA membership benefits include the nursing journal Geriatric Nursing. Pardee is an approved provider so nursing CE contact hours are awarded for Carolina Mountain NGNA continuing education programs.

Nurses can join NGNA for $90 if new applications are mailed in groups of three. Contact membership chair Sandy Weeks @ sandy.weeks@pardeehospital.org for an application. Applications sent to Sandy will be bundled and mailed to NGNA in groups of three for the $90 new member rate. Full-time nursing students can join for $50 with a copy of a student ID card. Carolina Mountain NGNA chapter dues are $25 per year.

The Carolina Mountain NGNA chapter is already 60+ strong and adding new members each week. Let us know if you'd like in on the professional collegiality, education, and action in geriatric nursing. We'll make you welcome!

Sandy Weeks, Membership