Central Washington Region Nurses Association (CWRNA):

This represents the terrain of Central Washington

CWRNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit registered with the state of Washington. CWRNA is also a region of Washington State Nurses Association, encompassing Yakima and Kittitas counties. CWRNA supports members through social and educational activities; Creating leadership opportunities for members; Creating opportunities to discuss practice and career issues; Supporting members in community service roles.

January 20, 2022:

The results from the November 2021 CWRNA officer ballots are: Judi Lyons, RN, President; Janna Hagarty, RN, Vice-President; Kay Greenwood, RN, Secretary-Treasurer; Jenn Crane, RN, and Beth Olson, RN, were write in candidates for Volunteer Advisors Members-at-large. Also, the CWRNA bylaws were approved, as was the $3.75 per month dues for all CWRNA members. We appreciate your involvement!

Current CE Opportunities:

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Transgender Toolbox: Basic Tools to Provide Optimal Care

Saturday, January 29, 2022 9:00am – 11:30am via Zoom

Description:

Research indicates that transgender people, especially people with disabilities and people of color, are at risk for lower mental and physical health outcomes when compared with the general population.

Healthcare professionals work as a team to support diverse patient populations.  It is essential to educate each member of the team in areas of treatment and cultural differences that impact care.  However, studies show that most healthcare providers receive little to no training on transgender health issues.

This presentation will lay a foundation of knowledge, enabling clinicians to leave the session with tools that can be implemented directly into care across the continuum. By achieving a greater competency in transgender health topics, participants will be empowered to advocate for the unique needs of transgender patients that may impact their health outcomes.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

· Explain basic terminology relating to transgender people.·      Identify medical and social issues that may impact healthcare for transgender patients.·      Identify and implement at least 3 strategies to create a safe and therapeutic space for transgender patients.

Who Should Participate: Registered Nurses

Cost:· WSNA Members: No charge. This event has been organized and sponsored by CWRNA and the other WSNA Regions.·      Nonmembers: $45

Registration Deadline: January 24, 2022

After Registration: Participants will receive a Zoom link invitation to the event.

https://kcnurses.org/index.php?mact=KcnEvents,cntnt01,default,0&cntnt01cmd=details&cntnt01eid=108&cntnt01returnid=27

·      Upon evaluation submission, participants will receive a certificate of completion for 2.5 hours that meets the continuing competency requirement for license renewal in Washington State

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Ongoing VIRTUAL: How nurses can use data to Improve Quality of Care

Click on the following link for more info: https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/webinars/how-nurses-can-use-data-to-improve-quality-of-care-631fc6c4/

“This pre-recorded webinar, presented by one of the leaders in the hospital informatics field, will walk nurses through the process so they can confidently understand how to utilize data in their day-to-day decisions.”

As a member of WSNA, you are automatically a member of ANA. The member price is $30, but if you show proof of completion, CWRNA will reimburse you $10. Please email the_team@cwrna.org or contact the office for tuition reimbursement.

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Ongoing VIRTUAL: ANA COVID-19 Webinar Series (FREE) https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/ana-covid-19-webinar-series-free/

“You need information on COVID-19 from PPE to ethical dilemmas. ANA’s Membership Team initiated this Webinar Series in March 2020 as an immediate response to the global pandemic. This product provides you access to the series in one location with the opportunity to earn CNE credit.” Free for ANA members.

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In 2022: We will focus on financial Assistance for future nurses and current members:

  • Scholarships
  • Certifications
  • Continuing Education
  • Member Projects

Our scholarship Fund

  • In 2022 we will set up a process to award tuition assistance to some deserving nursing student.

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