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House of Delegates Notice and Bylaws Changes
Our House of Delegates will meet on December 9th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm by means of the Utah Education Network. We will be broadcasting from the Salt Lake meeting at the Eccles Broadcast Center at the University of Utah. Receiving conference rooms will be located at Weber State University in Ogden, at Utah State University East in Price, and at Southern Utah University in Cedar City. We are trying this long distance approach to encourage more members to attend and to help cut down the driving time into Salt Lake. We will be very interested in seeing how this does turn out. (This could be a model method for the future.)
I encourage you each to consider attending as a UNA member and therefore as a delegate. Some of you did sign up at our October conference. We hope you can still attend. ALL members are invited and encouraged to attend. I have attached the following information for your use: You must be a member of UNA/ANA or Utah Only.
1. The map for the Eccles Broadcast Center at the University of Utah. Parking will be in the lot NORTH of the center. Please carpool as much as possible.
2. The list of rooms on the outlying campuses.
3. Attached please find an SUU campus map. The SUU Department of Nursing is located in the L.S. & Aline W. Skaggs Center for Molecular Sciences (building 39). I have also attached a parking permit that can be forwarded to attendee's. Please print and place the permit on the dash of the vehicle where it is most visible. This permit does not need to be printed in color. This permit is valid in any red or blue lot on campus.
Directions are as follows:
From I-15: Take Exit 59. Turn East on 200 North. Turn right on 300 West, proceed south two blocks to Southern Utah University. The Department of Nursing is in the LS & Aline W. Skaggs Center for Molecular Sciences (building 39) is at the corner of 300 West and 200 South.
Park in front of the building as available or the parking lot directly across the street.
4. A copy of the bylaws changes which we will be discussing at the meeting.
Please look over the bylaws changes carefully. Many changes are simple wording changes to meet the recent ANA structure changes, but a few are substantive changes which the Board and Nominating Committee support.
I look forward to seeing YOU at this historic, first virtual House of Delegates meeting! Let's do this together!
Ebola Resources Here
The Utah Nurses Association (UNA) is the only statewide
professional association of registered nurses. As a constituent member
of the American Nurses Association (ANA), we join in their mission to advance the nursing profession to improve health for all.
Utah Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Utah State Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC-accredited.
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
RNs and LPNs: Required one of the following:
- 400 hours of licensed practice, or
- 200 hours of licensed practice plus 15 contact hours, or
- 30 contact hours every two year licensing period.
- Must maintain national certification, and
- Must be currently certified in specialty area, or
- Must complete 30 hours of CE (if licensed prior to 7/1/92) and 400 hours of practice each licensing period.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact the Utah State Board of Nursing at 801-530-6628 or http://www.dopl.utah.gov/laws/R156-31b.pdf for more information.
30 Contact Hours to Renew License
Utah Nurses Association offers a module for 30 Contact Hours of continuing education to RN’s and LPN’s to renew their licenses. This 2014 CE Anthology will satisfy the 30 contact hours requirement to renew your license. It offers timely information about health care and is accredited by ANCC. Included in the packet will be a test, a bubble answer sheet and an evaluation sheet. After taking the test and answering the evaluation sheet you will mail them to us for grading. The certificate we provide you will be all you need to renew your license. The cost of the module is $200.00 plus $10.00 for shipping and handling. Please contact us at 801-272-4510 or email email@example.com.
Announcing Utah Nurses Association Awards Recipients
Our 100th anniversary….. The Utah Nurses Association formed in January --- 1914….and we met for the first time October 19, 1914…nearly one hundred years before our Centennial Banquet on October 9, 2014. Our banquet was well-attended with most of our award recipients present. We are honored to name the following outstanding nurses and their accomplishments. Please congratulate them when you see them! Or drop an email!!! Thanks to all who nominated candidates for these awards. (To be nominated was, in itself an award from the nurses who know you best.) The award decisions were difficult. We all should recognize the great nurses we work with where ever we are!
Vickie Baer - Outstanding Nurse Researcher (Clinical)(McKay-Dee Hospital)
Christopher De Haan - Emerging Nurse Leader (LDS Hospital)
Kevin Foy - Outstanding Wasatch Front Clinician (VA Medical Center)
Evelyn Jorgensen - Outstanding Nurse Historian (Retired Brigham Young University)
Sandra Mangum - Outstanding International Nurse Volunteer (Retired Brigham Young University)
Gigi Marshall - Outstanding Nurse Educator (Academic) (Roseman University of Health Sciences)
I. Marlene Summers - Outstanding Nurse Educator (Clinical)(McKay-Dee Hospital)
Susan Thornock - Established Nurse Leader (Weber State University School of Nursing)
Barbara Wilson - Outstanding Nurse Researcher (Academic)(University of Utah College of Nursing)
Nu Nu Chapter of STTI - Nursing Group with Outstanding Community Service (Weber State University)
Paula Julander - Lifetime Nursing Award (Retired citizen of Utah!)