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 Louisiana Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses is conducting a workshop on Friday, November 13, 2015,
at the Ramada Inn in Lafayette LA. The purpose is Preparing for your NCLEX Exam. The presentation
will be by representatives of Sylvia Rayfield & Associates of Pensacola. Fees are $35 for PN students
and instructors; $50 for LFLPN members and $60 for non-members. You may register on-line at our web site www.lafederationlpn.org
In March 2016 we will hold our 68th Annual Convention in Alexandria LA. The theme is Where Are LPNs Now?
Attendees will hear examples of the many varied types of work LPNs are doing. Also, we will hear from
others who were LPNs but continued their education and have achieved distinction in new areas. The fees
are the same as for the workshop. We convene at Best Western Inn and Conference Centre on March
17, 18, 19 with the main event on Friday, March 18. You may register on-line starting in December 2015.
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.
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