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Welcome to the State of Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge! 

This Lounge provides a place for nursing news and info from around the state.

As a follower of the Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge please feel free to post news and events and/or ask and give an answer to questions.

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) is a statewide coalition of nursing and non-nursing stakeholders endorsed by the Campaign for Action: Future of Nursing (a joint-initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and A...

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Welcome to the State of Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge! 

This Lounge provides a place for nursing news and info from around the state.

As a follower of the Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge please feel free to post news and events and/or ask and give an answer to questions.

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) is a statewide coalition of nursing and non-nursing stakeholders endorsed by the Campaign for Action: Future of Nursing (a joint-initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP).

PA-AC works to promote a healthy Pennsylvania through improvements in the quality, accessibility, and safety of nursing. These advances are the result of implementation of recommendations presented by the Institute of Medicine's (IOM)Future of Nursing report and through strategic partnerships throughout the state.

The coalition is comprised of a diverse group of local, regional, and state-level stakeholders. These include individuals and organizations from healthcare facilities, academic institutions, nursing leadership organizations, for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations, and those generally interested in advancing nursing education and practice in the state of Pennsylvania.

CONTACT
PENNSYLVANIA ACTION COALITION CENTRE SQUARE EAST 1500 MARKET ST
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.731.7148
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  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program Technical Assistance Webinar this WEDNESDAY!

    Posted Sep 19, 2016 by PA Action Coalition

    NURSE FACULTY LOAN PROGRAM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WEBINAR
    Wednesday, September 21st, 1-3 PM EST

    Dear Colleagues,

    Join the HRSA Health Workforce Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) for a Technical Assistance Webinar on Wednesday, September 21st, from 1-3 PM EST.

    Link to webinar: Adobe Connect Login
    Call-in: 800-779-1324
    Passcode: 3062656

    HRSA-17-066 is NOW OPEN on G...

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    NURSE FACULTY LOAN PROGRAM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WEBINAR
    Wednesday, September 21st, 1-3 PM EST

    Dear Colleagues,

    Join the HRSA Health Workforce Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) for a Technical Assistance Webinar on Wednesday, September 21st, from 1-3 PM EST.

    Link to webinar: Adobe Connect Login
    Call-in: 800-779-1324
    Passcode: 3062656

    HRSA-17-066 is NOW OPEN on Grants.gov!
    Apply for the HRSA-17-066 NFLP- Accepting applications through November 14, 2016.

    The purpose of NFLP is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty to facilitate education of the nurses needed to address the nursing workforce shortage. The NFLP seeks to achieve this purpose by providing funding to schools of nursing to support the establishment and operation of a NFLP loan fund.

    Participating schools of nursing make loans from the fund to assist registered nurses in completing their graduate education to become qualified nurse faculty. The program offers partial loan forgiveness for borrowers that graduate and serve as full-time nursing faculty for the prescribed period of time. The loan recipients may cancel 85 percent of the loan over four years in return for serving full time as faculty in any accredited school of nursing.

    Eligible entities are accredited collegiate schools of nursing and other qualified academic programs offering eligible advanced master's and/or doctoral degree nursing education programs that will prepare students to teach. NFLP funds are awarded to institutions.

    Best,

    Sarah Hexem
    Director
    Pennsylvania Action Coalition
    shexem@nncc.us
    (215) 731-7148

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  • Quality and Safety of Nurse Practitioner Care: The Case for Full Practice Authority in Pennsylvania

    Posted Sep 16, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    CHOPR NP Policy Brief - September 2016

  • Don't miss out on Early Bird Registration for our Mosaic Conference!

    Posted Sep 14, 2016 by PA Action Coalition

    REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 20TH to get the Early Bird Registration rate for the "Pennsylvania's Healthcare Mosaic Conference"!

    We are now offering group discounts with a savings of up to $200.00:

    Early Bird Rates:
    $99.00 for an individual registration
    $400.00 for up to five registrations
    $800.00 for up to ten registrations

    Regular Rates:
    $129.00 for an individual re...

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    REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 20TH to get the Early Bird Registration rate for the "Pennsylvania's Healthcare Mosaic Conference"!

    We are now offering group discounts with a savings of up to $200.00:

    Early Bird Rates:
    $99.00 for an individual registration
    $400.00 for up to five registrations
    $800.00 for up to ten registrations

    Regular Rates:
    $129.00 for an individual registration
    $600.00 for up to five registrations
    $1000.00 for up to ten registrations

    If you are interested in hotel accommodations, please see the information provided below and MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH!
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    Pennsylvania's Healthcare Mosaic: Building a Culture of Health Equity
    October 20, 2016
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Registration and Breakfast: 7:00 AM-8:30 AM
    Robert Morris University
    6001 University Blvd
    Moon, PA 15108


    The conference will explore the concept of health equity and the relevance of cultural competence within healthcare. Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

    1. Discuss the concept of health equity and its relationship to health disparities.
    2. Explain the relevance of cultural competence to the delivery of health care to vulnerable populations in the state of PA.
    3. Apply evidence based culturally competent strategies within one's health care practice.
    4. Disseminate the tools to incorporate evidence based culturally competent strategies in one's practice setting.

    Featuring keynote speakers:

    Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s Physician General
    Candi Castleberry Singleton, Founder and CEO of Dignity & Respect, Inc.
    Dr. Rita Adeniran, President & CEO of Innovative and Inclusive Global Solutions
    Dr. Lisa Lewis, AD for Diversity & Inclusivity, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel at a rate of $118.00 + taxes per night. Please call (412) 262-2400 to make your reservation and reference “Mosaic Conference.”

    Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
    1160 Thorn Run Rd.
    Coraopolis, PA 15108

    Please make your reservations BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH.

    Reach out to PaAction@nncc.us with any questions and please share to your networks!

    Thank you for your support.

    Best,

    Sarah Hexem
    Director
    Pennsylvania Action Coalition
    shexem@nncc.us
    215-731-7148

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  • 2016 Shirley Novosel Award Presentation

    Posted Aug 25, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    2016 Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award

    Join the College of Nursing Alumni Society in presenting the 2016 Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award to Carolyn Castor Garver '86, RN, CRNP, M.S.N.

    A breakfast buffet will be provided free of charge. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and honor this year's Novosel Award recipient. RSVP to...

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    2016 Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award

    Join the College of Nursing Alumni Society in presenting the 2016 Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award to Carolyn Castor Garver '86, RN, CRNP, M.S.N.

    A breakfast buffet will be provided free of charge. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and honor this year's Novosel Award recipient. RSVP to conalumni@psu.edu or 814-863-4039 with your (1) name at graduation and (2) graduation year.

    We hope to see you there!
    September 24, 2016
    9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
    Days Inn Penn State
    240 S. Pugh St.
    State College, PA 16801
    RSVP by September 14

    The Novosel Award was established in 1996 in memory of Shirley Novosel, a past president of the Penn State Nursing Alumni APG (Affiliate Program Group), now the Nursing Alumni Society. It is presented annually to an alumnus or alumna who exemplifies the spirit of nursing and the College of Nursing's ideals and philosophy; is currently active in the nursing profession; and demonstrates a caring, professional style and a commitment to the profession.

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  • Tenth Annual HPNA Clinical Practice Forum

    Posted Aug 22, 2016 by Harry Crytzer

    Less than two weeks remain until the early registration deadline of August 31, 2016 for this year's HPNA Clinical Practice Forum, September 30 - October 1, 2016 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Two days of clinical practice training specifically created for nurses, with up to 13 continuing nursing education (CNE) credit hours available. For more informati...

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    Less than two weeks remain until the early registration deadline of August 31, 2016 for this year's HPNA Clinical Practice Forum, September 30 - October 1, 2016 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Two days of clinical practice training specifically created for nurses, with up to 13 continuing nursing education (CNE) credit hours available. For more information and to register, visit http://hpna.advancingexpertcare.org...

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  • Final Call for Abstracts for Nurse Diversity Council Conference

    Posted Aug 10, 2016 by PA Action Coalition

    The deadline to submit an abstract for the Nurse Diversity Council Conference in October is fast approaching. If you plan to submit abstracts for a poster presentation at the conference, do so by this Monday, August 15th at 5:00pm! Please find below the Conference Objectives and Abstract Requirements.

    Registration is now live! Please send around to your networks.

    We...

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    The deadline to submit an abstract for the Nurse Diversity Council Conference in October is fast approaching. If you plan to submit abstracts for a poster presentation at the conference, do so by this Monday, August 15th at 5:00pm! Please find below the Conference Objectives and Abstract Requirements.

    Registration is now live! Please send around to your networks.

    We look forward to showcasing your initiatives that address health inequities and improve cultural competencies in the field. Please email paaction@nncc.us with any questions.

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  • PA Action Coalition Call for Abstracts Deadline Extension to 8/15

    Posted Jul 29, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    Dear Colleagues,

    Our Nurse Diversity Council Conference in October is around the corner! Please note that we have extended the deadline to submit abstracts for the poster presentation to August 15th at 5:00 PM.

    We look forward to showcasing your initiatives that address health inequities and improve cultural competencies in the field. Please email paaction@nncc.us...

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    Dear Colleagues,

    Our Nurse Diversity Council Conference in October is around the corner! Please note that we have extended the deadline to submit abstracts for the poster presentation to August 15th at 5:00 PM.

    We look forward to showcasing your initiatives that address health inequities and improve cultural competencies in the field. Please email paaction@nncc.us with any questions.

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  • Select Medical Recruitment Events

    Posted Jul 26, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • Open House for Transfer, Adult & Graduate Students

    Posted Jul 25, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • MD Magazine Strategic Alliance Partners

    Posted Jun 21, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    MD Magazine(R), the leading online and print source of physician news, conference coverage and peer-to-peer discussion, has added the Duquesne University School of Nursing to its Strategic Alliance Partners (SAP) program.

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