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On-Demand Continuing Education
Our online on-demand continuing education programming is designed to fit into your busy schedule and priced to fit into your budget! Once you've registered, work through the program at your own pace and complete the online evaluation when you're ready. 

Virginia Nurses Today May 2018 CE Article: HB793 Means More Autonomy for NPs and Increased Access to Care for Patients
Christine K. Daley, MSN, ANP
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

HB 793 will make an impact on the practice of Nurse Practitioners in Virginia and lead to increased access to care for Virginia citizens. This article discusses the process used to successfully pass HB793.
Nursing and the Volunteer Role: Opportunities to Re-charge, Re-connect, and Add Value
Dana S. Woody, DNP, RN
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

Nursing's Social Policy Statement describes characteristics of the nursing profession that support the Registered Nurse to be the ideal volunteer. This program will share with you why nurses are prepared to serve as the ideal volunteer, opportunities for nurses to be involved, and how volunteering can benefit the nurse professionally and personally.
Virginia Nurses Today February 2018 CE Article: Workplace Stress: Name it, Reframe it, Tame it
JoAnn Conroy, DNP, RN and Billinda Tebbenhoff, DNP, RN, APRN-BC
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

According to research done by the American Nurses Association, nurses are at increased risk for stress, which can adversely impact their health. In this Virginia Nurses Today article, learn strategies to help you successfully manage stress to promote your own self-care and improve the workplace.

De-escalating Violence and Increasing Civility in the Workplace 
Leah Curtin, ScD(h), RN, FAAN

1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here$15 Nonmembers

Nurses are three times more likely to experience violence in the workplace than other healthcare professionals, and often must also contend with bullying and incivility. Respect in the workplace combined with knowledge of warning signs can help nurses to de-escalate violence and improve civility. This session will identify the ethical foundations for workplace civility, explore emerging research on the importance of respect in the workplace, and provide warning signs and practical do's and don'ts for violence prevention.


Keeping Myself Safe: A Shift in Thinking for Bedside Providers

John Gilday, BSN, RN, NREMT-P
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

Nurses focus on providing the best care to their patients. This concentration on patient needs can come at a cost - the individual safety of nurses. To mitigate the potential for harm at the bedside, nurses must shift their thinking and develop an approach to patients that de-escalates the potential for violence. This session will provide the basics of prevention, real-life tools and techniques for personal safety and violence deterrence, and strategies for recovering after a violent event occurs.



A Key to Safety: Addressing Incivility and Horizontal Violence in Nursing
Dr. Joy Longo, PhD, RNC-NIC
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

A recognized threat in healthcare to both patient and nurse safety is the existence of inappropriate workplace behaviors such as incivility and horizontal violence. Unchallenged, these behaviors can impact collaboration and communication leading to a deterioration in the quality of care delivery. This session will provide an overview of the behaviors, the impact on individuals and the work environment, and strategies to address the behaviors.
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Responding to a Mass Casualty: Lessons Learned
David Linkous, MSEd, BSN, RN
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

As the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting unfolded, the hospital closest to campus, Montgomery Regional Hospital (now LewisGale Montgomery), received the majority of victims and responded rapidly to a mass casualty situation in real time. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, the response to the tragedy continued as the campus, hospital, and community worked together to heal. This session will provide an in-depth look at a mass casualty situation from the perspective of the responding hospital, lessons learned, and an overview of the recovery process.



Best Practices / Strategies to Prevent Violence in the Workplace
Nancy Doyle, RN, BS, MSN, CNE
Bonnie Price, DNP, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-BC
Martha Harrison, MSN, MAT, RN
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers


Moral Courage: Antidote to Moral Distress for the Practicing Nurse
Vicki Lachman, PhD, APRN, FAAN
1.5 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here $15 Nonmembers

The literature is redundant with the extensive moral distress and compassion fatigue experienced by practicing nurses. But what do clinical nurses need to do to be fulfilled nurses, who experience well-being and professional satisfaction? You need specific skills and an organization that supports moral courage. This Q & A will provide you with an overview of what you need to know and do.


Moral Distress in the Workplace
Carol Taylor, PhD, RN
Nicholas Setliff
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, RN-BC
Barbara Cross-Jones, PhD, APRN-BC, CLNC
Erica Lewis, PhD
Ashley R. Hurst, JD, MDiv, MA 
1.25 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

This presentation will address ethical issues that arise in multiple nursing care environments, including acute, critical, and palliative care, as well as academia, informatics, and leadership. The presenters will share their expertise in healthcare, ethics, and nursing fields from across Virginia. 


Healthcare Ethics in Action
Michael A. Gillette, PhD
1.5 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

This 1.5 hour highly interactive session will utilize a series of case studies to demonstrate practical methods of identifying, analyzing and resolving difficult ethical issues that emerge in a variety of healthcare settings. After discussing the basic process of doing clinical ethics, we will apply that process to some of the most common moral problems that providers throughout the continuum of care. 


Combating Moral Distress: Rethinking Our Duty to Care for Self
Carol Taylor, PhD, RN
.75 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

Ethical dilemmas in healthcare are inevitable, and the moral distress that comes along with these dilemmas is also sometimes unavoidable. One solution is to prepare nurses and give them the right skills to address these difficult issues. This presentation will provide you with effective tools and strategies to prevent moral distress in the face of these potentially distressing ethical dilemmas. 
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