Professional Development & Upcoming Events

    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Free Zoom Webinar
    Register


    Healthy Homes and Environments:

    Simple Steps to Empower Nurses to be Environmentally Conscious and Toxin Free





    Thursday December 3, 2020
    4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Presented By
    Hacah Goggin, RN, MSN


    The 2020 pandemic has dramatically increased the public profile of environmental health.  As nurses, we already knew some of the basic principles of environmental health, however, it is time to learn about current environmental concerns impacting health from toxic chemical exposures to climate change.  

    Be informed

    Join us for an insightful presentation on

    how we can design environmentally friendly and safe surroundings. 

    Be empowered

    Take simple steps towards making yourself

    and your loved ones safer, healthier, and greener.  

    Be prepared

    Make your life more environmentally friendly.

    You may be surprised to find areas where you can improve your practice.  You will want to share this timely and important information with your family, friends, and colleagues!

    Topics we will cover:
    • Environmental health—toxins and climate change
    • Current research on certain chemicals of concern and their effect on health
    • Identify simple steps towards making our personal care, our homes and our communities, greener and healthier

    Hacah Goggin, RN, MSN

    Hacah has been a nurse for over 20 years, as well as an educator and advocate for environmental health. She has served in many roles within nursing, from bedside care to education and public policy. While obtaining her MSN in community health, Hacah first learned of environmental nursing. It was during this time that she began to understand the personal and population health impacts, and how nurses are particularly positioned to address them. Hacah has worked with both local and national public health groups, including the CT nurse association, the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT, and others. Through public speaking, education, and lobbying for policies on environmental toxin exposure and climate change, she hopes to be a valuable change agent bringing healing to the world.


    One (1) Professional Development Contact Hour will be awarded

    Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


    *Donations to a 501 C 6 are not tax deductible. Please check with you tax advisor

    • 7 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 16 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register


    2020 Fall New School Nurse Orientation

    Orientation CONSISTS OF 3 COMPONENTS

    Real time Interactive Training (will be recorded)
      Online Modules
      Virtual Office Hours


          Interactive Training: 
          9:00 AM - 12 noon (both sessions required and will be recorded)

          *Monday, December 7, 2020 &
          *Monday, December 14, 2020

          Virtual Office hours:  Ask Question/Review Answers

          5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (optional, will not be recorded)

          *Wednesday, December 9, 2020 &
          *Wednesday, December 16, 2020

          ONLINE MODULES: 

          Online modules are 24/7 on demand access to extend your learning.



        Presented by:

        Dr. Stephanie Knutson, Education Consultant

        Description: This professional learning opportunity, designed specifically for NEW school nurses to ensure they have the resources, information and tools to be successful in their role!

        Topics will include: an overview of legal requirements, standards of practice and competencies for school nurses, supervisory issues, and the school nurse’s role in student achievement, special education, and academic success. Participants will learn state laws and regulations regarding school health; medication regulations; state mandates for immunizations, health assessments, and screenings; documentation in school health services; special education; Section 504; and supporting students during COVID-19. This orientation training will include the following learning opportunities:

        Audience: School nurses, school nurse supervisors, directors of special education/pupil services, school medical advisers, and other school staff 

        Cost: $200.00 per person  ($175.00/CNA member) 

        Questions: 203 238 1207 x 1 or email virginia@ctnurses.org


        Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


        • 8 Dec 2020
        • 6:00 PM (EST)
        • Virtual
        Register


        Legislative Boot Camp



        Tuesday December 8, 2020
        6 pm - 8:00 pm

        FREE to CT Nurses' Association/ANA Members

        $25 Non Members


        Ready to use your voice to create change?

        Join us to learn the basics about how the legislative session runs, finding/tracking bills, different advocacy strategies and so much more!

        • Designed for all skill levels, from novice to experts!
        • Topics covered include strategies to find and track bills, contact legislators, identify meetings and hearings of interest, join coalitions, and so much more!

          Audience: All Nurses 


        2 Professional Development Contact Hours will be Awarded

        Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

        • 17 Dec 2020
        • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
        • Free Zoom Webinar
        Register


        Spiritual health:
        First aid for Nurses


        JOIN US FOR THIS
        FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR


        Thursday December 17th
        4:30 - 5:30 pm

        Presented by:
        Cheryl Green
        PhD, DNP, RN, LCSW, CNL, CNE, ACUE, MAC, FAPA


        True spiritual health is a realization that even in imperfection and strife, peace can be maintained.

        It’s time to reduce burnout, stress, and maintain a healthy work-life, spiritual health can offer support to nurses both personally and professionally.

        Join us for an hour of insight and “conversation” as we learn about spiritual health and how it can effectively be applied to our professional practice and personal life. 


        Topics to be covered:

        1. Recognize the value of spiritual health in maintaining physical and emotional self-care.
        2. Identify coping skills that can be utilized by nurses as they provide health care to patients during the coronavirus 2019 pandemic, that can assist them in reducing their own fear and anxiety.
        3. Compare and contrast self-care practices that promote or impede nurses’ own health.

        About Cheryl Green

        Cheryl Green is an Associate Professor at Southern Connecticut State University within the Department of Nursing and an Off-Shift Nurse Leader at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Green has been a registered nurse for over 30 years and a licensed clinical social worker for over 26 years. Areas of research include: Incivility, mental illness, medication error prevention, incivility and discrimination, prayer and spirituality, self-care, distraction, stress and anxiety, health disparities, nursing education, addictions, medical and surgical health issues, simulation, and mindfulness.



        One (1) Professional Development Contact Hour will be awarded





        Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


        *Donations to a 501 C 6 are not tax deductible. Please check with you tax advisor

        • 1 Jan 2021
        • (EST)
        • On-demand Webinars


        ANA's COVID-19
        FREE
        Webinar Series


        Click Here to View Webinars


        Nurses across the U.S. are experiencing hardships due to the pandemic. These webinars are offered FREE to members and non-members.  They were created to help support the mental health and resilience of ALL nurses.

        The first seven webinars in the ANA COVID-19 series cover different aspects of this crisis and provide up-to-date information that can be applied immediately in your care of COVID-19 patients. Each of these approximately 60-minute webinars has been developed and recorded in April, May and June. 


        1 PPE Webinar

        2 Ventilator Webinar

        3  Ethics Webinar

        4  Self-Care Webinar

        5  Racial Disparities Webinar

        6  Non-Acute Care Lessons Learned Webinar

        7  Disease Progression and Nursing Interventions Webinar


        Click Here to View Webinars


        Made possible by the generosity of the American Nurses Foundation.

        American Nurses Foundation logo


        These programs are informational only; no contact hours will be awarded.


        • 17 Mar 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
        • Virtual
        Register


        VIRTUAL
        LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY
        FOR NURSES

        March 17th
        9:00 am -12:00 noon

        Legislative Education and Advocacy for Nurses is an annual event hosted by the Connecticut Nurses' Association. Nursing students and professionals gather to consider the Registered Nurses' role in extending advocacy from the bedside to different areas that impact the health of patients and communities. Hear from National and local health policy advocates!

        Special Guests from American Nurses Association will be joining us to discuss federal issues as well as the presidential elections!

        Get up to date on

        • Current professional issues related to nursing
        • Legislative and policy initiatives impacting nursing and the public health
        • How to take Action - Share your Voice!
        • Gain insight into nursing and health practice and policy issues from various healthcare national and state stakeholders!

                   

        Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

        A0503 - Approver Number


      Past events

      12 Nov 2020 Stress-free Nutrition for Stressful Times
      10 Nov 2020 Environmental Health Nurses Special Interest Group
      9 Nov 2020 CT Nurses 2020 Awards Celebration
      6 Nov 2020 ANCC Nursing Continuing Professional Development Workshop
      5 Nov 2020 Who Takes Care of You? The Importance of Self-Care
      27 Oct 2020 Wellness for Nurses Webinar Series
      26 Oct 2020 Annual Membership Meeting 2020
      19 Oct 2020 Virtual Fall Retired Nurses Group Event 2020
      24 Sep 2020 Healing with the Arts
      17 Sep 2020 PPE for Your Mental Health
      14 Sep 2020 2020 CT Voting Process: Just the Facts
      20 Aug 2020 Finding Your Voice
      13 Aug 2020 Replenish at Work: Easy Practices to Promote Well-Being
      12 Aug 2020 2020 Fall School Nurse Supervisor Conference
      30 Jul 2020 Narrative Medicine
      23 Jul 2020 Nurse Entrepreneurship: No Better Time to Start A Business
      9 Jul 2020 Using Design Thinking to Create Nurse-led Innovations
      25 Jun 2020 Staying Above the Fray
      23 Jun 2020 Nurses together: Join a Support Group - Conversation
      21 Jun 2020 2020 Spring School Nurse Supervisor Conference
      16 Jun 2020 Aromatherapy for Self-Care
      28 May 2020 Raise Your Energy and Joy
      18 May 2020 Submit Award Nominations Extended to July 15th
      15 May 2020 Submit Board & Committee Nominations due July 1
      11 May 2020 Virtual Spring Retired Nurses Event 2020
      11 Apr 2020 Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy => Virtual
      25 Mar 2020 Virtual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day
      14 Mar 2020 Nurses Day at the Capitol!
      14 Mar 2020 Legislative Breakfast & Nurses Day at the Capitol!
      26 Feb 2020 Early Care in Education in Public School Settings - Considering the Role of the School Nurse
      3 Dec 2019 New School Nurse Workshop 2019
      26 Nov 2019 Nurse Specialty Organization Round Table and Legislative Boot Camp
      14 Nov 2019 Men in Nursing
      13 Nov 2019 Providing Successful Continuing Nursing Education
      8 Nov 2019 HAVEN Mandated Reporting of Healthcare Professionals
      30 Oct 2019 Awards Celebration 2019
      30 Oct 2019 Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities Annual Convention ~ Human Trafficking
      30 Oct 2019 Annual Convention ~ Human Trafficking: What every nurse needs to know!
      21 Oct 2019 Fall Retired Nurses Event 2019
      24 Sep 2019 Annual Membership Meeting
      17 Sep 2019 2019 Fall School Nurse Supervisor Conference
      17 Jun 2019 The Health Impacts of Climate Change: What Nurses Need to Know!
      6 Jun 2019 Men in Nursing
      30 May 2019 School Nurses with PreK Programs Training
      14 May 2019 2019 Kickoff Meeting CNC AC!
      13 May 2019 Retired Nurses Event
      10 May 2019 2019 School Nurse Supervisor Annual Spring Conference
      30 Apr 2019 LPN Kick Off Meeting!
      27 Mar 2019 Legislative Education and Advocacy Day @ Goodwin College
      20 Mar 2019 Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Invitation to View Webinar Together
      20 Mar 2019 Legislative Education and Advocacy Day @ Quinnipiac University
      6 Mar 2019 Nurses Day at the Capitol!
      2 Nov 2018 Providing Successful Continuing Nursing Education: Mastering the ANCC Criteria
      15 Oct 2018 Retired Nurses Event
      10 Oct 2018 Awards Celebration
      10 Oct 2018 Annual Membership Meeting
      10 Oct 2018 2018 Convention
      28 Sep 2018 2018 Fall School Nurse Supervisor Conference