President’s Message

Boozhoo Past and Current NANAINA Members: I hope this email finds you well. I am honored to be the current president of NANAINA and look forward to moving us in a positive direction that will bring our organization back together. The current Board of Directors is planning a NANAINA conference for June 17-19, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. Please mark your calendars and save the date. We will have more details to come as we get closer to 2017. If you have ideas on speakers or topics for the conference please let me know.

I have been asked to forward the following information to you from the American Academy of Nursing. Please take a moment to complete the survey in the link provided.

As part of the national Million Hearts(r) initiative, the Health Behavior Expert Panel’s Million Hearts(r) Committee of the American Academy of Nursing is asking nurses to complete a brief 15-minute anonymous online health survey. This survey will launch during nurses’ week in May and stay open through the end of June, 2016. We are seeking information from the survey on the current health and healthy lifestyle behaviors of nurses in order to gain a perspective of how best to improve their cardiovascular health and wellness. As a thank you for completing the anonymous survey, nurses will be given access to a free online Million Hearts(r) educational module that is focused on improving healthy lifestyle behaviors. The online educational module contains 5 dynamic and evidence-based lectures on improving health plus multiple interactive ways to encourage healthy lifestyle practices. Nurses will be able to access the survey at https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_07cTxoEd0R8Tw0Z

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We also will be presenting a national webinar entitled Healthy Nurses/Healthy Patients: Key Strategies for Self-Care and Promoting Heart Health on May 9, 2016, at 12:00 pm EDT. To participate in this webinar, please RSVP at https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3D9ADt1lKtkhAIl. We will send out direction and the URL for the webinar the week prior.

We are also asking that you renew your membership and invite your friends and co-workers to join NANAINA. We need a strong membership to make us successful again. For your convenience, I have attached the membership form to this email. If you are interested in becoming an active member and would like to participate on a committee please let me know. We would love to have members for our Membership, By laws, Nominating, Finance, Public Relations, Health Policy and Legislation, and conference planning committees.  Please go to the membership page to access our membership form.

Respectfully,

Misty Wilkie-Condiff, PhD, RN

Bemidji State University

Assistant Professor

Department of Nursing

NANAINA President