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    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 12:30 AM (UTC-04:00)
    • 6 Nov 2020
    • 11:30 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • Virtual
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    Nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic are caring for, listening to and supporting their patients, their families and friends daily. "Nurses Together: Connecting through Conversations" provides you the opportunity to take an hour for yourself, allowing you to share thoughts, seek support and virtually connect with your nursing peers. This free resource is brought to you by ENA in partnership with the American Nurses Foundation, ANA, AACN, and APNA. 


    Below you can select "Join a Conversation" to register for an upcoming session, or you can select "Volunteer to Facilitate a Conversation" to help your fellow nurses by leading or co-leading an upcoming session.

    Who should join the conversations?

    Nurses looking to connect in a virtual, judgement-free space to support and talk with one another during these difficult times.

    How does it work?

    • These conversations will be hosted by a facilitator to help guide the conversations to ensure a safe, judgement-free zone is maintained
    • There are dedicated dates and times to select from so you can choose a time that works best for you
    • You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in your session
    • You are welcome to attend as many "Nurses Together" peer discussions as you would like during the length of the program

    Before participating in a conversation, please take a moment to review the Participation Rules linked below. 

    What Nurses are Saying:

    • "This was very helpful to be able to express myself and felt very supported."
    • "Wonderful opportunity to speak with & see colleagues from around the country. Highly recommend."
    • "Excellent idea; broad range of time slots available. I think this is a wonderful avenue for nurses to communicate and share. Looking forward to another."

    Thank you for all that you do, and welcome to this shared conversation space.

    Daily times available!

    Click Here to View Available Dates/Times

    Nurses Together Rules of Participation


    • 12 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register

    2020 Fall School Nurse Supervisor Conference


     Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    (Log on @ 8:45 am)


    Presented by: Stephanie Knutson, Ed.D, RN, Education Consultant, CSDE

    This activity will provide school nurses and school nurse supervisors with information and programs that support students.

    Three (3) Professional Development Contact Hours will be awarded

    Agenda under development

    Agenda items will focus on School Reopening



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

    Cost:         $75 per person (School Nurse Supervisors who attended Spring/Summer event will use a $40 coupon code for a final cost of $35)

    Questions: Please call 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


    The Connecticut State Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons.  The Connecticut State Department of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.  The Connecticut State Department of Education does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.  Inquiries regarding the Connecticut State Department of Education’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Levy Gillespie, Equal Employment Opportunity Director/Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Connecticut State Department of Education, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 607, Hartford, CT 06103, 860-807-2071, Levy.Gillespie@ct.gov.

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register



    Join us for this FREE
    professional development webinar



    Replenish at Work:
    Easy Practices to

    Promote Well-being


    Thursday August 13, 2020

    4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Join Cathy Alvarez and Pam Mulligan as they lead you through a new way to think about your own wellness!

    Components of the 7 Dimensions of Self-Care will be discussed followed by opportunities to practice, ask questions about activities you can use to relieve stress, and promote well-being.

    presented by: 

    Cathy Alvarez, MA, RN, CNM:L, HNB-BC, PCCN

    Cathy Alvarez, MA, RN, CNML, HNB-BC, PCCN, is a holistic nurse and professional development specialist.  After experiencing burnout early in her nursing career Cathy developed a passion for designing programs that educate and promote clinician well-being.  She is the co-founder of Replenish at Work and serves as a Professional Development Specialist at Yale New Haven Hospital, educator for the American Holistic Nurses Association, and faculty advisor for the Birch Tree Center for Healthcare Transformation. 




    Pam Mulligan, BSN, RN, NBC-HWC, RYT 500


    Pam is a critical care nurse who transitioned to Holistic Nursing after experiencing symptoms of burnout. She is the Co-Founder of Replenish Mind Body Spirit with a vision to cultivate health and optimize resilience through an integrative approach to wellness. Pam applies Jean Watson’s Caring Science theory to the Integrative Health and Wellness Coach training she received at Duke University to evoke transformation and facilitate ways to restore clarity, connection and compassion for self and others.  She has successfully implemented mindfulness-based interventions for nurses, physicians and patients at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Yale New Haven Hospital.


    One (1) professional development contact hour will be awarded for this activity

    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

    • 20 Aug 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register


    Join us for this FREE
    professional development webinar



    Your Voice

    Sharing your Ideas to Promote Change

    Thursday August 20th 
    4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Have you ever tried to communicate a concern,

    frustration or new idea and felt unheard?

    Do you listen to nurses' concerns?

    Join us for an interactive opportunity to consider the best way to be  heard by considering how you prepare to deliver your message, considering and choosing the best way to share your idea.  Nurses support positive patient outcomes AND each other's personal and professional growth, by encouraging effective communication!

    Audience: All Nurses

    One (1) Professional Development Contact Hour will be awarded

    Presented by:


    Mary Kate Eanniello RN, DNP, OCN  

    Mary Kate is the Director of Nursing Education and Professional Practice for the HHC Cancer Institute.  She is an ELNEC trainer and has expertise in oncologyand palliative care.  She serves on the GRC for CNA and is a  board member on the Central Connecticut Oncology Nursing Society.  



    Karen Wexell, RN, MSN, HNB-BC, CHC

    Karen Wexell is a passionate holistic nurse leader, educator, and practitioner. She became interested in holistic approaches as a means to introduce the art of nursing back into the high tech healthcare environment. She is a graduate of Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing, received a BSN from Central CT State University and MSN from the University of Harford. She currently is an RN Care Coordinator and Health Coach in the livingwellCARES employee wellness program at Yale New Haven Health System. Karen is the Holistic Nursing Program Consultant for The Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. She an adjunct professor at Post University where she also serves on the RN-BSN Advisory Board. She has held multiple positions in nursing education and clinical practice. Karen has spent several years as an active leader in Connecticut Chapters of the American Holistic Nurses Association.

    Karen is certified as a Holistic Nurse, Health Coach, HeartMath® Practitioner, Pranakriya Yoga Instructor, Holistic Stress Management Instructor, and ‘M” Technique Instructor. Karen’s primary mission involves helping people to empower themselves through approaches that integrate the connection between science, spirituality, and personal transformation. 


    Susanne Yeakel, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNM


    Susanne Yeakel, L currently is the Nurse Director for the Inpatient Rehab Unit at Hartford Healthcare. She facilitated the opening of the 26-bed unit September 2018. Today, this unit sustains out-performances in region and national benchmarks for length of stay, and transitions to both home and skilled nursing facilities.  Susanne is also the Nurse Director for Inpatient Dialysis, General Surgery, and the Wound and Ostomy Program at Hartford Hospital.

    Susanne’s professional nursing career spans over 40 years in multiple roles from staff nurse, clinical leader, educator and nurse manager. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Doris Armstrong Leadership Award. Susanne is published and has given numerous presentations.

    Susanne graduated from Albright College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and completed a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Hartford. She is board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced and is also an AONE Certified Nurse Manager Leader.





    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

    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register

    Join us for this
    FREE professional development webinar


    HAVEN


    Thursday September 17

    4:30 - 5:30 pm


    more INFORMATION to come

    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 Nov 2020
    • (UTC-03:00)
    • Virtual


    CT Nurses Association presents

    tools and strategies to support nurses


    Self Care Resources

    Explore short video clips, check lists, self assessment, articles and more to learn about ways to support your wellness


    Wellness Series Webinars

    On-Demand Events

    Many topics addressing the different areas of wellness

    From topics to support your professional/career development, to mindfulness to inspiration - all direct towards your self care.

    If you missed a webinar, you can still watch and get a continuing education contact hour credit


    Upcoming Events

    Check out the calendar and register for upcoming Wellness Series Webinars!


    • 5 Nov 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register

    Join us for this
    FREE professional development webinar


    Self-Care for Caregivers


    Thursday November 5th
    4:30 - 5:30 pm

    One (1) Professional Development Contact Hour will be awarded

    Presented by:
    Paulette Schwartz


    More information to come


    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

    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register

    Join us for this
    FREE professional development webinar


    Nutrition


    Thursday November 12th

    4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Presented By:
    Denise Reed

    more information to come


    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.


Past events

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
24 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