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InsideTHE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE LOUISIANA STATE NURSES ASSOCIATIONCirculation 69,000 to all Registered & Licensed Practical Nurses in LouisianaVol. 69 No. 1March 2013LSNA President’s MessageBaton Rouge District NursesAssociation 2013 OfficersPage 12By Jacqueline J. Hill, PhD, RNColleagues, this is myfinal message to you aspresident of LSNA. Itseems it was just a fewyears ago when I began myterm as President of LSNA.I’ve enjoyed the experienceand thank you for allowingme the opportunity to Jacqueline J. Hillserve. Now, it’s time topass the baton to Dr. Carol Tingle, your nextpresident. Thanks to the LSNA board of directorswho were instrumental in helping me in my roleas president. You are a group of hardworkingvolunteers! Thanks to Rita Finn who stepped inthe big shoes of the immediate past ExecutiveDirector Joe Ann Clark, who retired, but hasnot stop working. Rita you are doing a great job!Much thanks to the invaluable LSNA staff, CarolCairo and Jenny Newman.During my tenure, much has happened. Themembership has grown, ANA has gone through aradical transformation and LSNA is on the brinkof transforming. Currently, the board is workingdiligently to develop our new strategic plan.We are blessed to have an excellent facilitatorto guide us through this arduous task. ColettaBarrett, the Mission Leader at Our Lady of theLake Regional Medical Center volunteered toLouisiana RN License PlatesPage 5Inside this issue . . . .President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1LSNA Executive Director’s Message. . . . . . . . . . . 2ANA Moving Forward—Mission Possible. . . . . . . 3Future of Nursing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Nursing Intuition and Practice Convergewith Advocacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Continuing Nursing Education Corner. . . . . . . . . . 6Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8LSNA House of Delegates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10District News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Retired Nurses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14ANA News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Presort StandardUS PostagePAIDcurrent resident orPermit #14Princeton, MN55371help us navigate through the process. She isnationally known for her work with the AmericanHeart Association.One of the changes that resulted from ANA’stransformation is the multi-state division modelwhereby states align to share resources to reduceexpenses. LSNA is participating in a 2-year pilotstudy with Oklahoma and Arkansas. LSNA isalso planning for the Link to the Legislature andthe House of Delegates. Hope to see you there.As we welcome our new president, pleasecontinue to work with her in making LSNA aneven better association. I’m excited about thefuture of the association and the profession ofnursing. The best is truly yet to come. Accordingto Health Leaders Media, the top five nursingissues for 2013 are:1. The ever-expanding role of APRNs2. The rise of care coordination and the“medical extensivist”3. Extending the culture of safety to nurses4. Continuing to advance nurse education5. Quality, quality, qualityHere’s to the future of LSNA. Remember,LSNA needs YOU, so please join and make apositive difference.Your president (2011-2013),Jackie HillSave the DateNurse DayHouse of DelegatesFriday, April 26, 2013Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 2013Mariott Hotel, Baton Rouge LA(Details inside or www.lsna.org under Important News!)

Page 2 Pelican NewsMarch, April, May 2013LSNA Executive Director’s MessageRita J. Finn, RN, MSN, Executive DirectorHappy New Year! It seemswe just finished singing AuldLang Syne and now it’s alreadyMarch. By the time you read thiswe will have already celebratedthe Nightingale Awards andmoving quickly toward NurseDay and LSNA House ofDelegates scheduled for April26th and 27th. Still, it is nottoo late to consider runningRita J. Finnfor a LSNA board position,and certainly never too late toconsider joining one of the LSNA committees, as there ismuch work to be done.The ground-breaking work of LSNA which startedin 2012 continues to set the pace as we move headlonginto 2013. The strategic planning committee is on trackto complete the LSNA Strategic Plan by April. The plan,based on the ANA Race for Relevance, was developedRegistered Nurses (RN) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)Advanced Practice RN (APRN)State Board of NursingDISCIPLINARY ACTIONorALLEGED NURSING VIOLATIONOffering Statewide Assistance to ALL Nurses(225) 769-4715Robert S. Patriquin, RN, JDNurse/Attorney Baton Rouge, LA email: [email protected] the four pillars identified by members as having thehighest priority to Louisiana nurses. The ANA Race forRelevance PowerPoint is available for viewing on theLSNA website and discusses the eight pillars establishedby the ANA Strategic Plan.LSNA has signed a “Letter of Intent” with theOklahoma and Arkansas State Nurses Associationsto explore the potential of a collaborative businessarrangement. While still in its infancy the arrangementwould link these three states into a South Central MultiState Division (SCMSD). The formation, of the SCMSD,would allow each of the state associations to sharegeneric services and programs, thus reducing the costsand overhead created by duplicating services. The goalof the SCMSD is to fiscally strengthen each of the statesand improve member satisfaction through specializationof services while maintaining each state’s unique andindividual “brand.” All the decisions regarding becomingpart of a Multi-State Division (MSD) will be carefullyand conscientiously weighed by the LSNA board ofdirectors before entering into a contractual businessagreement. At present, more than half of the ANA statenurses associations are partnered regionally to formMSD’s. All of the states involved are in different phasesof development. Future updates on the SCMSD will beforthcoming on the LSNA website.Finally, this will be Jacqueline Hill’s last “President’sMessage” in the Pelican. Jackie completes her termas LSNA president in April. During her tenure, Jackiehas been a progressive leader, guiding LSNA throughsome of the greatest challenges in our association’s longhistory. She has lead with thoughtfulness, intelligence,and diplomacy never losing sight of LSNA’s mission tothe nurses of Louisiana and its vision for the professionof nursing. It has been an honor and a privilege to serveunder the direction of Dr. Hill.5713 Superior Drive, Suite A-6Baton Rouge, LA 70816P: 225-201-0993   F: 225-201-0971Toll Free: 800-457-6378www.lsna.orgBoard of DirectorsPresident. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JACQUELINE HILLPresident-Elect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAROL TINGLEVice President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DIANE WEBBSecretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PATRICIA LaBROSSETreasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DEBRA SHELTONChairs of Committees and CouncilsResolutions and Bylaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . norLyn hydeHealth Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LISA DEATONContinuing Education. . . . . DEBRA SHELTON/NANCY DARLANDMembership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . victoria johnsonWorkplace Advocacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DEBORAH FORDClinical Practice Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LESLIE NORMANEducation Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CYNTHIA PRESTHOLDTLeadership/Management Council. . . . . . . . . . melissa stewartResearch/Informatics Council. . . . . . . . SUSAN STEELE-MOSESImmediate Past President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DENISE DANNAStudent Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEONARD D. JONESDistrict Presidents01 Alexandria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STACY MAYEUX02 Baton Rouge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STACI ANDERSON03 Northshore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIZ MCHUGH04 Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AFRICA BLACK-DAUPHINEY05 Lake Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANETHA CRAFT06 Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . emily doughty07 New Orleans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARIE ADORNO08 Ruston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAROL OWENS09 Winnfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VACANT10 Shreveport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RENEE SOWELL11 Tangipahoa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHARLES DYKES12 Bayou. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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March, April, May 2013Pelican News Page 3ANA Moving Foward—Mission PossibleWhen embarking on a journey, it’s beneficial to beginwith the end in mind. What does success look like? Andthen, what are the steps needed to get there?To answer these questions and chart the course, theANA Board of Directors recently finalized its new 2-yearstrategic plan. The strategic plan clearly defines goalsand objectives to continue the momentum that beganin late 2011. It was then that constituent and state nursesassociation leaders asked the ANA Board of Directors todevelop a plan to transform the organization to be moreresponsive and more relevant to the needs of nurses.Bold strides“Since we set our sights on the goal of responsivenessand relevance, ANA has made bold strides forward,” saidANA President Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN.“We moved throughan aggressive timeline“Nurses advancing to implement longoverdue changes to ourour profession togovernance. As a result,improve health for we actually transformedhow we work together.all.”Now we are eager to stayon the ‘express’ route toreach our destination.”As 2013 begins, ANA’s transformation continues witha laser focus on meeting members’ needs as the driver andgoal of its work.“This mirrors important changes that are occurring inhealth care as the implementation of reforms continues,”Daley explained. “We are seeing an important distinctionemerge with the emphasis of care delivery evolving from‘person-focused’ to ‘person-centered.’“In healthcare delivery, that means the person andfamily become active members of the team. For ANA, itmeans we are stepping up efforts to engage, listen, andrespond to members.”ANA’s strategic plan identifies five important themes:simplify the governance structure; strengthen theconstituent and state nurses associations and ANA; createand implement a high-growth membership organization;develop a focused menu of programs, products, andANA mission:services; and develop an integrated business andtechnology platform.This year, programs for emerging and advanced leadersare planned.Programmatic pillarsFrom a member standpoint, the most significant workis around honing the focus of programs, products, andservices.ANA has developed a programmatic pillars frameworkwith an eye toward identifying and prioritizing work inareas with the highest relevance and potential to meetthe needs of nurses and the profession, as well as todifferentiate ANA from other organizations. The pillarsare built on a foundation of advocacy and professionaldevelopment, core strategies, and capabilities of thenational and state organizations.ANA has made steady progress, launching a numberof innovative products in 2012. In this new year, theassociation will continue to identify and roll out nursecentric programs, products, and services, to includeeducational resources, courses, webinars, conferences, andseminars. Below is a brief description and overview of thetype of work included in each pillar.Cornerstone documentsANA’s cornerstone documents include the Code ofEthics for Nurses and Nursing: Scope and Standards ofPractice. These documents articulate the views of ANAon ethical, professional, and policy issues that impactcontemporary nursing practice and nursing’s uniquecontributions to patients, health care, and society. ANAwill develop resources that help educate nurses about thiswork, which is the cornerstone of the profession.LeadershipIn this pillar, programs will prepare and support nursesto advocate and lead in a full range of practice and policysettings. ANA launched its Leadership Institute focusedon meeting the needs of developing leaders in fall 2012.Scope of practiceANA will continue to develop strategies to promoteand support the ability of registered nurses (RNs) andadvanced practice RNs to practice to the full extent oftheir knowledge and professional scope. 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Page 4 Pelican NewsFuture of NursingMarch, April, May 2013An Update from the Louisiana Center for NursingA Division of the Louisiana State Board of NursingSubmitted by Cynthia Bienemy, RN, PhDDirector, Louisiana Center for NursingThe Louisiana Action CoalitionRobert Wood Johnson Foundation StateImplementation Program Grant forAction Coalition StatesThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)released a request for proposal (RFP) on July 2, 2012 tofund up to 30 state action coalitions (ACs) implementingup to two priority recommendations from the Instituteof Medicine Report The Future of Nursing: LeadingChange, Advancing Health. The Robert Wood JohnsonFoundation (RWJF) State Implementation Program (SIP)will provide grants of up to 150,000 each over twoyears and will require ACs to secure matching funds, tosustain efforts over the long term. The Louisiana ActionCoalition (LAC) submitted a proposal for the RWJFSIP grant on August 24, 2012. The LAC Strategic Planframes the priorities established in the proposal for IOMrecommendation 1: Remove Scope of Practice Barriers;and, IOM recommendation 8: Build an infrastructure forthe collection and analysis of inter-professional healthcare workforce data. The connection between thesetwo recommendations, the LAC Strategic Plan, and theLAC infrastructure is unquestionable. Two objectives areproposed to support the LAC, L