ISNA offers online continuing education to members via CE4Nurses. Just choose a course, read at your convenience and pay when you take the post-test. All courses are just $12.00! Certificates are emailed to you right away. Get started now at www.CE4Nurses.org.

Indiana Nurses GPS: Help Plan ISNA’s Journey By participating in Indiana Nurses GPS, you enable ISNA to assess where we are and where we should be going. It’s your chance to let us know who you are and what issues are important to you.

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Protecting the Public While Saving Careers Call For Assistance – (317) 295-9862 or (800) 638-6623  Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program offers consultation, referral and monitoring for nurses whose practice is impaired or potentially impaired, due to the use, abuse or dependency of alcohol and other drugs. Read more

Events

2016 ISNA CONVENTION – A Culture of Safety

Friday, September 16th on the campus of IU Kokomo ISNA Convention Call for Abstracts for Podium Presentations Exhibitor SignUp Save the Date! If you have questions, call ISNA at 317-299-4575.


NSO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING WEBINAR FOR NURSES

Earn CNE Credit* By Attending NSO’s Complimentary Webinar
WHEN: February 25, 2016 TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Registration is required and ends 30 minutes prior to the webinar

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News


ANA & Avalere Collaborate on Staffing White Paper
January 5th, 2016

The American Nurses Association (ANA) collaborated with Avalere to explore the clinical case for using optimal nurse staffing models to achieve improvements in patient outcomes. Avalere conducted a targeted review of recent published literature, government reports, and other publicly available evaluations of nurse staffing and patient outcomes. Avalere also convened a panel of leading nurse researchers, thought leaders, managers, and those in practice from across the country to provide additional context and to help identify best practices in nurse staffing. While this analysis focused on nurse staffing in acute care hospitals, the principles can be applied to other settings such as post-acute care. The analysis concluded appropriate nurse staffing is associated with improved patient outcomes. You can access the white paper here: Optimal Nurse Staffing to Improve Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes


ANA Issues New Position Statements on (1) Immunizations and (2) Incivility, Bullying, & Workplace Violence
August 27th, 2015

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has issued a statement on immunizations to align with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the newly revised Code of Ethics for Nurses. ANA is calling for all individuals, including registered nurses, to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, with the only exemptions being for medical or religious reasons. Here is the full Immunizations Position Statement.

ANA also issued a position statement on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence. It defines each term, identifying four distinct types of workplace violence, discusses the harm they can cause, reviews the responsibilities of RNs and employers, and offers preventative interventions.