GCNA

Greater Cleveland Nurses Association

In Remembrance of 9/11

Written by: on September 11, 2019 @ 6:17 am

On the anniversary of this historic day in our nation, we honor all that were affected by the tragedies on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost, 18 years ago, today, with a chilling total of 11 of the fatalities being nurses.

Please take a moment of silence, participate in a random act of kindness and hug someone you love in remembrance of this day in history.

#NeverForget

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National Suicide Prevention Week

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National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8 – 14, 2019.

If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, there are ways to help.

Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Nephrology Nurses Week

Written by: on September 9, 2019 @ 10:22 am

High five 🙏🏼 a Nephrology Nurse today!
#NephrologyNursesWeek #HappyNephrologyNursesWeek

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ANA WEBINAR

Written by: on September 7, 2019 @ 9:28 am

Strengthen Your Nursing Leadership Skills: How to Get the Work Done, Speak Up Effectively, and Live to Enjoy Another Exciting Day

Excluisvely for Up & Coming Nursing Leaders!

Register by November 5, 2019, to receive 24/7 access to this webinar! Due to unprecedented response, the live webinar is already filled, but register 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 November 6, so you can view the webinar at your convenience. Registration is free for both ANA members and non-members.Register by September 26, to receive a free gift, the e-zine, “Forging a new career path.”Click the buttom below to register:

You know the challenges of being a nursing leader – especially during the first few years after assuming a leadership position.  Leading can be exhilarating, exhausting, rewarding, and draining.  After mastering some key skills, you will realize that being a nursing leader can be the most satisfying role of your career.

Designed for RNs who want to develop their skills as a nursing leader, content of this real-world, action-oriented 90-minute webinar includes:

  1. Being productive in your personal and professional roles
    • Overcoming procrastination
    • Setting effective goals and managing your time
  2. Promoting yourself as a new leader
    • Getting connected and finding new opportunities
    • Investing in yourself
  3. Learning to communicate effectively – holding crucial conversations as a new nurse leader
    • Addressing problems and having difficult conversations
    • Providing effective feedback
    • Keeping your team on the right path
  4. Overcoming adversity – responding as an effective leader when things don’t go your way
    • Regrouping and staying positive
    • Setting the right example
    • Making lemonade from your lemons

You may have seen Dr. Chunta’s two previous highly-rated webinars designed for up and coming nursing leaders, “Five Critical Actions to Take Now to Position Yourself as an Up & Coming Nursing Leader” and “How to Master Your New Leadership Position and Advance Your Career: Essential Actions and Skills.”  If so, you know that this webinar will be full of useful information and presented by an excellent speaker. Even if you haven’t, you’ll discover all-new content that provides valuable skills as you begin to settle into your new leadership position and strengthen your skills in important areas.

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Who should attend:  Up & Coming Nursing Leaders in all practice settings

Additional information: Additional information:  Register no later than November 5, to receive 24/7 access to this webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants on November 6, so you can view the webinar at your convenience. 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

Please forward this email to interested colleagues.

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Student Spotlight

Written by: on September 4, 2019 @ 9:25 pm

This column will focus on Cuyahoga and Geauga County students who are making a difference on campus and in the community. This inaugural column features a team of leaders at CSU-SNA. Taylor Novak-Freier, President and Miranda Wood, Vice President, met with the GCNA BOD on August 8th to discuss their organizational changes, goals, and how to best interface with GCNA.

Efforts are underway to become a National Student Nurses Association constituent. This year Dean Gaspar pledged 50% support for 10 students from CSU -SNA to become national members. These student nurse leaders project a stronger presence on campus and will continue community involvement. Current volunteer efforts include work at the Cleveland Food Bank, MedWish, and Ronald McDonald House. Monthly, ongoing health fairs and clinics are held at John Glenn Smith Health Center, Project HOPE St. Clair, and Parma Senior Center.

CSU-SNA invites GCNA participation at volunteering and career enrichment events this academic year. GCNA will post a calendar of community events so members can choose how and when to participate.

Is it time to reinvent the mentoring program? YES – especially with student initiation and interest. CSU senior nursing students will be identifying their intensive study clinical rotations and would like to pair with nurses who have similar clinical practice, current or retired. The ultimate goal is to help students become involved, educated nurses and members of our professional organizations.

Call, text or email GCNA if you are interested in being a mentor to a senior nursing student!

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Margaret Wheatley Member Scholarship for First Year in GCNA-ONA-ANA

Written by: on August 28, 2019 @ 2:23 pm

Margaret Wheatley Member Scholarship for First Year in GCNA-ONA-ANA

Margaret Wheatley, PhD, RN was the first African American to serve as ONA President (1993-97) and had a passion for nursing research and education in mental health and aging.  In her memory and namesake, the 5th Annual “Margaret Wheatley New Member Scholarship” will provide full ANA/ONA/ GCNA dues in 2020.  

The scholarship is designed to enhance the first year of membership with opportunities for engagement and involvement. GCNA is looking for a next generation leader with ideas that will have a positive impact on nurses and the healthcare community in Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties.       

Is there a catch? Of course! In addition to being mentored by a GCNA member, the awardee will develop a project that exemplifies the GCNA vision and mission and see it to completion during 2020. Past projects include engaging new members through social networking and social outreach events, educating the nursing community in Greater Cleveland, and representing the interest of nurses in this area through participation in community service events. Do you know a Registered Nurse looking to make a difference in nursing in the Greater Cleveland area? If so, encourage this colleague to submit the application by October 31, 2019.

For information or to apply, contact GCNA at: gcna@clevelandnurse.org or (216) 771-6922.

Let’s see who accepts the challenge to make possibilities real!


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Elizabeth K. Porter Involved Nurse Award

Written by: on August 19, 2019 @ 9:27 pm

Elizabeth K. Porter Involved Nurse Award

It is time to make your nomination for the 2019 Elizabeth K. Porter Involved Nurse Award.

The award is given each year to the GCNA member(s) who:

  • Foster high standards of nursing practice.
  • Promote the professional and educational advancement of nurses.
  • Promote the welfare of nurses to the end that all people may have better nursing care.

This year’s award will be presented at the September 10, 2019 GCNA District meeting.

Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2019. Nomination form:

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GCNA September District Meeting

Written by: on August 27, 2019 @ 10:57 pm

Details:

September 2019 District Meeting


5:00 PM – Social Hour and Dinner
6:00 PM – Business Meeting
6:30 PM – Program
8:00 PM – Adjournment

Cost:
$20.00 – Members and guests
$15.00—Students
$25.00 – Non-members
$10.00 – Meeting Only (Does not included dinner)

Menu:
Chicken entrée
or
Asian Stir-fry with White Rice (VG, GF)

Register by September 5, 2019 by calling or texting (216) 771-6922 or email us at: gcna@clevelandnurse.org

https://clevelandnurse.org

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2019 Faces of Care Gala

Written by: on June 18, 2019 @ 11:24 pm

Thank you to Cleveland Magazine for partnering with us to host the 2019 Faces of Care Gala on June 1, 2019. This event honored local nurses that have made an impact in the nursing community.

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June 2019 GCNA District Meeting

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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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