MSN, MAS, RN, CWON
Dear MAR Membership,
I hope everyone had a great WOC Nurse Week last week. I have always been proud to be a member of this creative, resourceful, and determined nursing specialty. We will most likely face challenges in this current political arena as the uncertainty with the healthcare coverage continues to be a topic of concern. As how our specialty has done historically, we will continue to forge ahead and fight for the best care, products and resources for our diverse patient populations.
Adaptability is one of our major strengths as a specialty and has been exemplified by Lisa Owen who stepped up to the plate to address the changes in our Treasurer needs for the region. I look forward to increasing our dialogues between our affiliates and members as we move forward and strengthen our skills and practice. I also look forward to seeing an increased participation by all our members across our region to take active roles in their affiliates and the region in moving our specialty forward. We have such talent at all levels across our region and need to more actively celebrate our successes. I encourage members to contact me to see what opportunities are available or to share projects that they are working on.
The WOCN Society 49th Annual National Conference will be held May 19-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah. I look forward to meeting anyone who will be attending. Those of you presenting posters, please consider sharing your abstract on our website.
Thank you for your continued support as Lisa and I navigate through our changing roles. Please feel free to contact Lisa or myself at any time.
Joan Sullivan, MSN, MAS, RN, CWON
April 26, 2017
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