VNA to Hold 27th Annual Nurses Day at the General Assembly February 8, 2012
The Virginia Nurses Association will hold its annual Nurses Day at the General Assembly on Wednesday, February 8. Mark your calendars now to attend this event and make your voice heard on important nursing and heath care issues facing the Commonwealth. Sponsorship packages and exhibit tables are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
VNA's legislative committee will begin meeting in December after the Governor releases the budget. If you would like to particle on the committee and our weekly conference calls, please let me know by emailing email@example.com
. If you participated last year and wish to remain on the committee there is no need to contact us as you will automatically be on the distribution list for updates on future calls.
Nancy Langston Receives Nancy Vance Award
At the fourth annual Virginia Nurses Foundation gala honoring nursing excellence, Nancy Langston, Ph.D., RN, dean of the VCU School of Nursing, received the Nancy Vance Award presented to her by Corinne Dorsey, 2005 recipient, on behalf of the Virginia Nurses Association.
Created in 1948, the award is meant to inspire nurses to the same selfless service that Miss Vance practiced so successfully throughout her life. As a leader in nursing in Virginia during the early twentieth century, Miss Vance created the five point program for health for Virginia school children, which resulted in improved health for thousands of Virginia's children. In addition, her personal commitments were to maternal child health and to improving the care of people with cancer. The award, the five point star, is a constant reminder of nursing excellence.
Dr. Langston has served as a faculty member and in administrative positions at several different nursing schools prior to joining VCU in July 1991. She was honored for her visionary leadership and trailblazing community outreach.
View the photo gallery of the event online at www.virginianurses.com.
|Call for Applications: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing is a scholarship program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program will provide scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master's nursing programs. Apply online at www.rwjf.org.