Message from the President of AFLPN:
"I would like to encourage all LPNs to get involved in your professional organization,
so that we can keep representatives on the Board of Nursing to ensure our issues
are addressed and we have input in decisions that are made about our practice."
Illinois members, please take the time to review the most recent changes to the NFLPN Bylaws from our October 2012 Annual Business meetings in which changes to state association dues payments took place. Bylaws are posted on our website on the About NFLPN page.
The breakdown: NO state association should be receiving membership dues directly. ALL annual membership dues should be paid in full to NFLPN upon new or renewed membership. No quarterly dues payments or partial payments accepted. This directly affects the Illinois membership who have their membership dues paid through unions or employers to the Illinois LPN Association and we just want to make sure all of our membership is aware of this change.
If your membership dues are employer paid or sponsored, please have your employer contact the national office for future payment processing arrangements.
The 66th Annual Convention
of the Louisiana Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
will be held at the Best Western Inn & Suites and Conference Center
2720 MacArthur Drive in Alexandria LA on
MARCH 28, 2014
THEME: Breathe Easy ~ A day devoted to exploring the best care for our pulmonary patients
Valuable information on the latest equipment & procedures that will enhance your professional competence.
Fees: Students and Instructors $35 each; Member LPN $50; Non-Members $60 Groups over 50, $30 each
Send in your registration and money early. Limited seating. Registration will be halted if the capacity of the meeting space is reserved before March 10 deadline.
ABSOLUTE Deadline for registration is March 10, 2014, no exceptions, even if capacity is not reached.
Please mail names and check to LFLPN Treasurer Gwen Dunn at P O Box 30, Loreauville LA 70552
Registration at 7:30 – 8:45 AM. Every student & instructor must sign in to get credit for a clinical day
Lunch at noon is included in fee Adjournment at 3 PM
Please bring a jacket if you tend to get cold from institutional air conditioning.
The MLPNA Executive Board is working on our May Conference
Date: May 17, 2013
Place: Anne Arundel Medical Center
Main Hospital Pavilion
2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401-3019
We are planning training in Cardiology, Tracheotomy Care, Wound Care, Stethoscope and Glucometer skills training as well as our annual business meeting. There will also be a Palliative Care workshop. Practical Nursing Students are welcome to attend!!!
More details to come soon. Please call Patsy Fischer, President for questions 410-793-5120.
The Mississippi LPN Association is having their annual convention April 10-12, 2013 in Biloxi, MS at the IP Casino. The these is “LPNs the Treasures of Healthcare”. For convention and registration details go to their website at www.mslpn.org/convention.
The NYSLPNA is in need of board members to carry on the mission of the state constituency and the goals and needs of LPNs in the state of New York. If you are an Active member in NY and want to be involved and support your professional organization and help maintain the well-being of your profession, Contact NFLPN main office for assistance at NFLPN@caphill.com. We need volunteers and nominations for board positions and help to hold a meeting either in person or via conference call to help you move forward.
The NC state association is presently working on planning of their next meeting. Please stay tuned for upcoming meeting date and location so you can attend and be involved in your state level association. Members wishing to be more involved are much needed to help further the support of the local association.
The Ohio Federation of LPNs is in need of members willing to volunteer their time to support the state level association. If you would like to be involved, please contact Gladys Ray, the state level president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-668-5611.
The South Carolina LPN Association is in need of members to volunteer in leadership roles to build back the local representation of LPNs and address their needs in SC. If you are a LPN in SC, let our home office know you are interested in volunterring your time and efforts. Email our office at NFLPN@caphill.com.
The Wisconsin LPN Association is holding their 63rd Annual Convention this April 24-26, 2013 at the Holiday Inn in Eau Claire, WI. The theme for this year's event is "LPNs Let YOUR Voice Be Heard" and will offer continuing education during the event. They have a Student Day planned and will have speakers discussing the WI Board of Nursing, WI Center for Nursing, and much more. For more information click in the links below for the convention details and registration.
At Large members are NFLPN members that reside in states without a state level association. We receive many inquiries about developing state level associations under NFLPN but rarely find a group of LPNs that are able to follow through with the task of beginning a chapter.
Several LPNs/LVNs have expressed interest in their states and need members in those states to step forward and volunteeer in leadership positions and take part in meetings. Please contact the following individuals if you are interested in getting involved:
We need volunteers to bring a group together, establish board members, and create the state chapter bylaws and charter. Additionally, volunteers are needed to support and lift up the organization and recruit new members as well as provide support to existing members.
If you are that special volunteer, please contact us at NFLPN@caphill.com; we will guide you through the procedures of establishing your state association.
We work hard to support LPN/LVNs across the nation but our association is only as strong and as our membership and our collective efforts!
Betty Christian * Individual Member Representative
6228 N 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141