Region 1 Program: Substance Use Disease: The Danger of Illicit Drug Use

Delaney House 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke, MA

Description: This program will provide an overview of substance use disease and the danger of illicit drug use. The increase in overdose deaths during the pandemic will be discussed. Different drug substances and the effects and treatment modalities will be analyzed. Presenter: Charlene Verga, MSN, RN, CEN, LNC Date: Wednesday, April 24 Time: 5 –... Read more »

From the Bedside to Beacon Hill an MNA Day of Advocacy

Massachusetts State House 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, United States

Join us to celebrate Nurses Week 2024 with an MNA Day of Advocacy at the Massachusetts State House. Bring your insight, your experience, and your voice to Beacon Hill in support of protecting patient safety, improving workplace safety, and protecting healthcare access.  Legislators need to hear directly from you how these issues affect you and... Read more »

Region 2 Program: Addressing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC): A Public Health Issue

The Beechwood Hotel 363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA

Description: CSEC is an ever-changing form of interpersonal violence impacting all communities across the Commonwealth. Nurses are in a unique position to identify and support patients who are experiencing this abuse and provide interventions that can connect survivors to services for a safe exit and healing trajectory. Hear from a survivor of CSEC, turned doctoral-prepared... Read more »

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