A Message from Lauren Earnshaw, Chair Population and Global Health Committee
Greetings NSNA members and faculty!
I am so thrilled to have a group of great nursing leaders here. The mentoring and guidance that you have provided to those who will be following in their footsteps is invaluable.
On a more personal note, this past year has absolutely flown by and it has been a pleasure and an honor to serve our organization. I feel that we were just getting introduced in beautiful Orlando, Florida moments ago, and now here we are in Dallas, Texas. I strongly encourage each and every one of you to take advantage of the numerous opportunities at Convention from networking to learning in depth about different topics and issues affecting nursing. Explore the exhibit booth and visit the many vendors that have traveled from all over the country and learn about what they have to offer us students. This year's theme is "Think Big, Nursing on a Global Scale," which encourages you to use explore beyond our boundaries to grasp nursing policy, education, and community involvement in the global arena. Throughout the past year, I have served as your Community Health and Disaster Preparedness Chair. It was a privilege to work with Jennifer and Raya, who served as fellow committee members. The three of us enjoyed a rewarding experience as we shared in our creativity and enthusiasm for NSNA as we met goals and helped the members of NSNA carry out programs within their own local and state communities. The committee theme this year was “Community: Getting to Know your Neighbor’s Needs.”
Over the past year, the committee featured community health based topics in Imprint, promoted useful links and articles through our Facebook page and our page on the NSNA’s website, we encouraged state and local chapters to participate in National Preparedness Month and NSNA’s National Week of Service. We challenged NSNA members to stay involved by obtaining NIMS certification, attending the American Red Cross Disaster Certification program, and participating in bone marrow drives at MidYear. There is still time to register for the American Red Cross Disaster Certification Program and participate in the bone marrow drives here in Dallas, so please join us and for more information check out the Guidebook app.
This was a very successful year and I can’t wait to see the organization continue to flourish. Serving as the Community Health and Disaster Preparedness Chair and on the NSNA Board of Directors has been an invaluable and rewarding experience. As a result I have grown professionally and personally, thanks to the wonderful and overwhelming support of NSNA membership and the staff. Read More...
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