Chapter Events

Chapter Events


Active state chapters hold meetings, round-table discussions, and other events to update AALNA members on the activities of national and information that is pertinent on the state level. Please see below for the state chapter events coming up in your state.

ARIZONA

No news or Chapter Events

NEW JERSEY

SAVE THE DATE:

April 25, 2017

The New Jersey Chapter of AALNA
WILL HOLD OUR CHAPTER MEETING and ELECTION OF OFFICERS
LOCATION- HCANJ HEADQUARTERS
TIME- 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

Agenda

10 A.M. Welcome- Dawn Shourt

BREAKFAST: Provided by COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE- Gwen Novack will present on the differences between Palliative Care and Death Dying.

 Nominations and Election of New Officers- Dawn Shourt

It is time to elect new Chapter officers. If you are interested or know someone who is, please have the office being sought and the candidates’ resumes submitted to Dawn at dshourt@cslal.com no later than April 15, 2017 so we can send the candidate list out to all of our members.

Offices Available:
President/Chairperson
Vice President/Chairperson
Secretary
Treasurer

New Jersey State Updates- Loretta Kaes

TREND TRACKER: Kathy Fiery and Lindsay Schwartz

Lunch: Sponsored by MOBILE PAIN SOLUTIONS- Dr. Manan Patel and Margaret Ahmed, APN-C will present “Pain in the Elderly Patient”. including sources of pain, evaluating pain, treatment of pain- a general overview citing the American Geriatric Society 2009 recommendations as well.

AALNA Conference 2017- Margo Kunze

Hope to see you all there!

We will need RSVPs to order meals sent to: margokunze@gmail.com or call her at 732 267 2160 no later than April 20, 2017.

If you have any questions, please email or call Margo.

FLORIDA

(Florida Chapter Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month).

February’s Chapter Meeting – Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Windsor of Ortega

5939 Roosevelt Blvd. Jacksonville, Florida 32244

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Topic: Congestive Heart Failure

Speaker and lunch provided free of charge from Concierge Home Health Care

Please RSVP by calling 904 353 9500.

TEXAS

American Assisted Living Nurses Association

Texas State Chapter Meeting

You are cordially invited to an Educational and Networking Event

Who: American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA) Texas Chapter members and Non-members

When: April 26th 2017 Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: The Wellington at Arapaho 600 W. Arapaho Road Richardson, Texas 75080 469-330-2800

RSVP by April 21th to Barbara Bierstedt, RN, C-AL AALNA Texas State Chapter Leader at barbara.bierstedt@genesishcc.com

Topics: Overview of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, industry trends, Texas regulatory updates, Genesis Rehab Services will present the following programs: Vitality to You, Balance in Action (Fall Management Program).
The American Assisted Living Nurses Association is the only national non-profit association dedicated exclusively to nursing in assisted living. Operated by nurses, for nurses.
Founded in June 2001 by a group of assisted living nurses, AALNA serves as the voice of assisted living nurses and is operated only by nurses currently practicing in the assisted living profession. Our goal is to promote safe, effective, and dignified nursing practices in assisted living such that nurse as well as residents benefit. To support this goal, we have developed two distinct Scope and Standards of Practice statements for assisted living nurses (one for RNs; one for LPN/LVNs) that draw on principles of gerontological nursing as well as a certification exam with demonstrated validity and reliability. Through this, we have begun the process towards promoting professional growth of assisted living nurses through education, research, and participation in public policy forums.

  • Providing education through the development and maintenance of credentials for an assisted living nursing specialty practices that includes a certification examination and relevant education materials, and a partnership with Care and Compliance Group.
  • Improvement of information dissemination on current state-specific regulatory requirements and cost effective methods for exemplary compliance, as well as, evidence-based best practices and other insights.
  • Support participation in public policy forums by providing access to a nation-wide network of assisted living nurses, and advancing an active interest in the assisted living nursing practice among professionals.