NEW YORK NURSE: November 2010
Now, when you read The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, you can obtain nursing continuing education credits with each issue. This scholarly journal is published biannually and is free to NYSNA members. The Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Journal is available now.
The benefit debuted in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue, with each article accompanied by a continuing education activity that provides for continuing nursing education related to the reading. Following the articles, participants are guided on how to obtain credit by completing a short, multiple choice test and an evaluation. Completed answer sheets and evaluations are necessary to receive credits and may be mailed or faxed to NYSNA. Currently, the fee for applying for credit per activity is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
NYSNA’s Education, Practice and Research (EPR) program is always searching for new, time-conscious ways to keep nurses up to date. “Nurses are lifelong learners,” said EPR Director Renee Gecsedi. “Offering continuing nursing education activities through Journal allows registered nurses who are already reading the publication to receive credit for doing so.”
Journal is a peer-reviewed publication that represents a cross-section of nursing specialties. The publication is currently seeking papers for the Spring/Summer 2011 issue.
Authors are invited to submit scholarly papers, research studies, brief reports on clinical or educational innovations, and articles of opinion on subjects important to registered nurses. Of particular interest are papers addressing direct care issues. New authors and student authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts for publication. For author’s guidelines and submission deadlines, go to the “Publications” area of www.nysna.org or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help promote nursing research by joining the editorial board of Journal. Members of the editorial board are appointed by the NYSNA Board of Directors and serve one 6-year term. They are responsible for guiding the overall direction of Journal and assuring that the published manuscripts meet appropriate standards through blind peer review.
Prospective editorial board members should be previously published and hold an advanced nursing degree; candidates must also be current members of NYSNA. For more information and to request a nomination form, write to email@example.com.
NYSNA President Karen A. Ballard, MA, RN, FAAN, has been appointed to Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo’s Committee on Health and Education, a transition team that will recommend top-level advisors to guide the state’s healthcare initiatives. “As the state’s largest professional association for nurses, we appreciate the opportunity to provide input regarding patient care in New York state,” Ballard said. “Nurses represent an important constituency in the fight for healthcare reform. We look forward to working with the incoming administration to further goals that include quality, affordable healthcare for everyone.”
The election periods for two elections in which NYSNA members who are represented for collective bargaining are voting are currently underway – the election for delegates to the National Federation of Nurses (NFN) National Federation Assembly (NFA) and the election of representatives to NYSNA’s Delegate Assembly. To maintain fairness for all candidates, candidates will not be featured in NY Nurse, other NYSNA publications, or on the NYSNA website for the duration of the election periods.