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#GivingTuesday

Written by: on December 3, 2019 @ 8:25 am

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to consider contributing to your favorite cause.

This year, GCNA will help support:

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cleveland: www.clevekids.org

and

Providence House Crisis Nursery: www.provhouse.org/donate-online

Checks will be accepted for both foundations at tonight’s district meeting.

Help support nursing leadership, advance innovation, drive health care change and keep patients safe by donating to the American Nurses Foundation.

https://www.nursingworld.org/foundation/

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World Aids Day

Written by: on December 1, 2019 @ 11:28 am

Today is World Aids Day, as nurses, it’s great time to acknowledge our crucial role and impact in increasing awareness of HIV.

US Dept of Health and Human Services World Aids Awareness video

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving from GCNA

Written by: on November 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Have a laugh, create a memory and give thanks for what you have.

We wish you and those you love a Happy Thanksgiving.

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Nike Designs Shoe for Nurses

Written by: on November 24, 2019 @ 1:59 pm

Visit the full story at:

https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/nike-designs-shoe-specifically-for-hardworking-nurses-doctors-and-medical-providers

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WHO Confirms 2020 as International Year of Nurse and Midwife

Written by: on November 22, 2019 @ 2:33 pm

Nursing Times

24 May, 2019 By Gemma Mitchell

The first ever international year of the nurse and midwife will be held in 2020, it has been confirmed, providing a “once in a generation opportunity” to showcase the professions.

Nations of the world will unite in celebration of the benefits that nursing and midwifery staff bring to the health of the global population and work to address staff shortages.

“These two health professions are invaluable to the health of people everywhere”

-Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The dedication of next year to the cause was approved by leaders at the World health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said WHO was “proud” to nominate 2020 as the year of the nurse and midwife.

“These two health professions are invaluable to the health of people everywhere,” he said. “Without nurses and midwives, we will not achieve the sustainable development goals or universal health coverage.

“While WHO recognises their crucial role on a daily basis, 2020 will be dedicated to highlighting the enormous sacrifices and contributions of nurses and midwives, and to ensuring that we address the shortage of these vital professions,” he noted

The campaign will support the work the International Council of Nurses (ICN) is carrying out in partnership with WHO through their Nursing Now movement to raise the status and profile and nurses worldwide.

Annette Kennedy, president of the ICN, said: “The 20 million nurses around the world will be thrilled to see their profession recognised in this way.

“I would like to congratulate WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his farsightedness and wisdom in seeing the benefit of highlighting the contribution of nurses to healthcare, and the WHA members for making his vision become a reality.”

She said the designation of 2020 was especially welcome as it coincided with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, one of the founders of modern nursing.

“Florence Nightingale used her lamp to illuminate the places where nurses worked, and I hope the designation of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife will provide us with a new, 20-20 vision of what nursing is in the modern era, and how nurses can light the way to universal health coverage and healthcare for all,” Ms Kennedy added.

“This is a once in a generation opportunity for governments to really show nurses and midwives how much they are valued”

Nigel Crisp

Lord Nigel Crisp, co-chair of the Nursing Now campaign, said: “The WHO has provided a unique opportunity both for countries to demonstrate how much they appreciate their nurses and midwives and to showcase what more nurses and midwives can achieve if given the support to do so.

“Investing in nursing and midwifery will make an enormous contribution to the rapid, cost-effective and high quality scaling up of universal health care,” he added.

“This is a once in a generation opportunity for governments to really show nurses and midwives how much they are valued, not by empty words, but by effective, decisive action to give us the human and physical resources needed to get the job done,” Lord Crisp said.

In addition, Nursing Now has launched the Nightingale Challenge 2020, which calls for every employer of nurses globally to provide leadership and development training for 20 young nurses and midwives next year. The hope is for 20,000 staff to benefit from this next year.

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Ohio Nurses Foundation Scholarships

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  • Accepted until January 15, 2020
  • Awarded at the Nurses Choice Awards and Scholarship Luncheon
  • April 2020, Columbus, OH
Ohio Nurses Foundation Scholarships 2020        
Hague Memorial Scholarship:
For a graduate nursing student who is an aspiring nurse leader.
http://ohionursesfoundation.org/scholarships-and-grants-3/hague-memorial-scholarship_writeable-2-2/
 

Minority Scholarship:
For students who are pursuing their first nursing degree that leads to RN licensure; live in the state of Ohio and are of a minority race.
http://ohionursesfoundation.org/scholarships-and-grants-3/minority-scholarship_writeable-2-2/
 
      
Hayward Memorial Scholarship:
For RNs preparing to teach nursing.
http://ohionursesfoundation.org/scholarships-and-grants-3/hayward-memorial-scholarshp_writeable-2-2/
 

Traditional Nursing Student Scholarship:  For students who do not have breaks longer than 2 years in their formal education (from high school to college) and have not yet obtained a degree
http://ohionursesfoundation.org/scholarships-and-grants-3/traditional-nursg-student-scholarship_writeable-2-2/
 

RNs Majoring in Nursing:
For students that are already RNs who want to advance the profession of nursing in Ohio.
http://ohionursesfoundation.org/scholarships-and-grants-3/rns-majoring-in-nursing-scholrshp_writeable-2-2/
 

Students Returning to School for Nursing Scholarship:
For students who have been out of school more than 2 years and are not an RN.
http://ohionursesfoundation.org/scholarships-and-grants-3/students-returning-to-school-sch_writeable-2-2/
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Upcoming Webinar November 19th

Written by: on November 17, 2019 @ 6:42 am

Upcoming Webinar November 19th – Four Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing Speak on Leadership in the Era of Climate Change

Join the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments’ and the Environment and Public Health Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing for a webinar Four Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing Speak on Leadership in the Era of Climate Change on November 19th 1-2 pm ET. In its 2018 policy brief, the American Academy of Nursing urged action to address climate change to reduce adverse effects on public health, making a series of recommendations that harness the full potential of nurses to minimize climate change consequences. On this webinar, four fellows from the Academy of Nursing will share their perspectives and provide examples of how nurses can lead on climate change and health. Register for the webinar


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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Written by: on November 15, 2019 @ 2:46 pm


In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

At that time, the number of patient diagnosed with Alzheimer’s less than 2 million. Now, the number of folks diagnosed with the disease has grown to more than 5.4 million.

As caregivers, it is important for us to know the warning signs.

If you or someone you know is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, more information can be found at: https://www.alz.org/events/nadam

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Reminder: Next week is our MedWish Volunteer Date

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CLE’s weather forecast for next week looks wet and cold, so you might as well come volunteer indoors!

Thursday, November 21, 2019, from: 9:30 AM – noon

Location: MedWish International: 1625 E. 31st Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Weather: Next Week · 37–46°F Rain Showers


Registration required, please visit: https://medwish.volunteermatrix.com/?Q=MZ2T8

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November Celebrates

Written by: on November 14, 2019 @ 9:19 pm

November is National Family Caregivers Month and National Hospice Palliative Care Month.

A good time to give recognition to all of the hard workers who are caring for those who need it the most.

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Celebrating Nurse Practitioners Week

Written by: on November 13, 2019 @ 9:41 am

Happy NP’s week. November 10–16th.”This special week offers numerous opportunities to bring recognition to the NP role and increase awareness of the exceptional care that Nurse Practitioners provide.”

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Free ANA Webinar

Written by: on November 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


Attendance is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.

Caring for dying patients and their families – or dealing with the aftermath of a patient dying suddenly – can be one of the most difficult experiences during your early years as an RN.

Register by December 5, 2019, to receive FREE, ongoing access to this 

All-new, 90-minute on-demand webinar!

AND, if you register within the next week you will receive a free gift, a special e-book,

“Moral Distress and You.”

Click the button below to register:

A situation heavy with emotion as well as unique ethical and clinical practice requirements, caring for a dying patient can test even seasoned nurses.  This free, on-demand 90-minute webinar will help all early career RNs be better prepared to care for dying patients, the patient’s family and for themselves – regardless of work setting or specialty.

Topics to be covered in this all-new, 90-minute on-demand webinar include:

  • The journey from cure to palliation to EOL (end-of-life) care
  • When your patient is dying:  Physical and emotional changes that many dying patients exhibit and implications for nursing care
  • Applying ethical principles when providing end of life care
  • Caring for yourself and fellow health professionals
    • Effectively using team huddles to identify issues/stressors in real time
    • How to use your organization’s ethics committee and peer resources
    • How to maintain resiliency in the face of caring for those who are dying
    • Using debriefing and other tools to effectively cope with caring for patients at EOL
  • Key communication techniques and tools to more effectively care for your patient and their family 
  • Common contextual issues at EOL and how they impact the care you provide

Who should attend: Early Career RNs

Additional information: Due to unprecedented response, the live webinar is already filled, but register no later than December 5 to have free, ongoing 24/7 access to the recording the day after the live webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants on December 6, so you can view this brand-new, 90-minute on-demand webinar at your convenience. Register by December 5, 2019, to receive FREE access to this on-demand webinar!Please join us for this valuable webinar!  Click here to register. This program is informational only; no contact hours will be awarded. Individual pre-registration is required. Questions or group attendance requests, please email: anamembershipwebinars@ana.org

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Happy Veteran’s Day

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We salute our veterans for their sacrifice and service for our freedom. Today and forever, we are grateful

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Follow us on Twitter!

Written by: on November 10, 2019 @ 12:33 pm

Do you remember when you joined Twitter? We do! We have been tweeting for 6 years! #MyTwitterAnniversary Follow us on Twitter! @GreatClevNurse
https://twitter.com/GreatClevNurse?s=09

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Hats Off! Congratulations are in Order

Written by: on November 8, 2019 @ 4:12 pm

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GCNA December District Meeting

Written by: on November 7, 2019 @ 3:04 pm

https://clevelandnurse.org/event/gcna-distict-meeting/
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MedWish Opportunities

Written by: on October 14, 2019 @ 8:54 pm

Sign up here:
http:// https://medwish.volunteermatrix.com/?Q=MZ2T8

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Check out our Career Board

Written by: on October 9, 2019 @ 9:43 pm

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September 2019 GCNA District Meeting

Written by: on September 23, 2019 @ 8:23 pm

Carol Roe, JD, MSN, RN presented “Professional Influences and Legal Regulation of Nursing at the September 2019 GCNA District Meeting.
 
Colleen Sweeney, PhD; Rebecca Patton, DNP and Notre Dame College senior nursing students from Health Care Policy Class at the September GCNA District Meeting.
Rebecca Patton, DNP sharing some of her stories from her ANA days as president with the Notre Dame College students.

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June 2019 GCNA District Meeting

Written by: on June 18, 2019 @ 10:04 pm

We celebrated the BEST OF THE BEST at the June 2019 GNCA District Meeting. Thank you to everyone in attendance and congratulations to all of our honorees.

Greater Cleveland Nurses Association – June 2019 District Meeting, with 25+ members who were honored at the event.
Congratulations to the recipient of the 2019 Rosemarie Hogan Nursing Student Scholarship;
Kailey Thompson of Notre Dame Senior Nursing student, being honored by the GNCA President; Meghan Ramic.

Also honored, but not pictured: Jacob Kingzett of Cuyahoga Community College and Jordan Rosas of Notre Dame College.

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MedWish Volunteers Needed

Written by: on @ 8:32 pm

Here is a glimpse of the GNCA volunteers assisting MedWish International with their distribution of medical supplies!

If you would like to participate with the GCNA group at the next MedWish GCNA Volunteer Date on:
Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 9:30 AM until noon

  1. Go to https://medwish.volunteermatrix.com/?Q=MZ2T8
  2. Find the GCNA volunteer date and click sign up

For more info on Medwish Volunteering, please visit: https://www.medwish.org/give/volunteer-info/

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MedWish Volunteers Needed on: June 20, 2019

Written by: on May 20, 2019 @ 8:32 pm

Here is a glimpse of the GNCA volunteers assisting MedWish International with their distribution of medical supplies!

If you would like to participate with the GCNA group at the next MedWish GCNA Volunteer Date on:
Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 9:30 AM until noon

1. Go to https://medwish.volunteermatrix.com/?Q=MZ2T8
2. Find the GCNA volunteer date and click sign up

For more info on Medwish Volunteering, please visit: https://www.medwish.org/give/volunteer-info/

https://www.medwish.org/give/volunteer-info/

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