NURSING INTEREST GROUP

Public Health Nursing Legacy Project-here

The primary purposes of the Nursing Section Interest Group are to provide leadership for the nursing profession and to promote high quality health care for consumers through education, advocacy and influencing public health practices in the State of Florida. The link to the Quality and Unity in Nursing (QUIN) Council provides an avenue for FPHA and the Nursing Interest Group to meet with other state nursing organizations and advocate for nursing influence in the diversity, education, leadership, and practice councils.

If you are a nurse or nursing student with a passion for helping the community who wants to network with other healthcare professionals, the Nursing Interest Group is for you.

This interest group aims to promote high quality healthcare for consumers through education (Annual Educational Conference), advocacy (participating in the FPHA Advocacy Committee), and influencing public health practices in Florida through the (QUIN Council and Florida Action Coalition).

Committee Chair

Linda LaComb-Williams,  EdD, RN, MPH
lacombwilliams@aol.com


Call Information

The next call is TBD.
1-571-317-3112

Access Code: 598-774-837

Review of Florida Nurse Education Program Graduate Passage Rates on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination: Calendar Year 2018.  Submitted to the Governor, Senate President and Speaker of the House on June 28, 2019.  


Notes from the FPHA Nursing Section

August 2, 2019

            On March 22nd, 2019, the QUIN Council representatives met at Keiser University for the quarterly meeting. Members received a warm welcome from Dr. John Sites, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Kaiser University in Ft. Lauderdale. Activities to achieve in the strategic plan were discussed including:

  • ·         Promoting equity in compensation for all nurses to reflect market competitiveness regardless of ethnicity, gender, and work setting.
  • ·         Developing a set of statements to articulate the value and contribution of nurses across the healthcare continuum.
  • ·         Advocating for the inclusion of nurses on policy-making entities.
  • ·         Communicating different avenues in reporting unsafe work environments and practitioners.

The nurse’s role in climate change was introduced by Leah Kinnaird-including ideas about algae blooms affecting Florida residents and the effects of climate change on the elderly.  Diversity in different groups was discussed.

            The Florida Action Advisory Council Meeting was held at the Gaylord Palms on May 8th. Regional reports were received. Jan Mauck discussed the development of the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition. project in south west Florida, looking at ways to increase the number of nursing schools in that area. This coalition has been highly successful, reaching out to high schools to spread the word of the need for nurses to have their BSN. Check their website at http://snac4fl.org/ The east central region has been working on piloting a program in which an already-developed Elsevier preceptor training module is used in precepting nurses. The Tallahassee region has been working on nurse led Community Health Workers programs, working with FSU School of Nursing.

            The QUIN Council met on June 7th at the Florida Nurses’ Association office in Orlando. Continued action is being taken on updating the QUIN website, organizations values, and logos from each organization in QUIN. Members who were interested were encouraged to write articles to be published in the Florida Nurse. The next meeting of the QUIN council is September 12, 2019 at 10:00am at Howey in the Hills, and on December 13th at the University of Tampa.

            No recent calls of the nursing section have been scheduled. Please, let me know any topics of interest you would like to discuss. Anyone interested in participating in the nursing section interest group, QUIN Council, and/or the Florida Action Coalition, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Linda LaComb-Williams, RN, EdD, MPH, BSN.

14646 NW 151st Blvd.
Alachua, FL 32615
fpha@srahec.org

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