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 »

General Program: The Complexities of Nurse Licensure Compact: What Nurses Need to Know

MNA Headquarters 340 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA, United States

Description: One of the greatest factors that can affect a nurse’s experience — with everything from nurse-practice standards and continuing education to patient safety and work satisfaction — is the state in which he/she is licensed. Yet, forty-one states have joined the “Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact” (NLC), which allows nurses who are licensed in one... Read more »

Region 5 Program: Multi-Generational Nursing Workforce:Challenges and Opportunities

MNA Headquarters 340 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA, United States

Description: The nursing workforce today includes members of five different generations. Generational differences can create new challenges for achieving a harmonious workplace because of the merging of generations, including diverse work attitudes, beliefs, and values in the workplace. Presenter: Donna M. White, RN, PhD, CARN, CADC II, LADC 1 Date: Thursday, May 23 Time: 5:30... Read more »

Region 4 Program: Addictions (Substance Use Disorder) and Health-Related Issues

Danversport Yacht Club 161 Elliot Street, Danvers, MA

Description: Drug addiction is a brain disease. Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drugs of abuse have been shown to alter gene expression and brain circuitry, which in turn affects human behavior. Once addiction develops, these brain changes interfere with an individual’s ability to make voluntary decisions, leading to compulsive drug craving, seeking, and... Read more »

General Program: Best Practices in Protecting Your License Against a Board of Nursing Complaint

MNA Headquarters 340 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA, United States

Description: The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) is one of several regulatory agencies with influence on nursing practice in the Commonwealth. It exists to govern nursing practice and protect the public. This program will help to clarify the role of the BORN, as well as the process when a complaint is filed against... Read more »

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