District news.
Subject: Nursing associations (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Nursing associations (Officials and employees)
Association executives (Appointments, resignations and dismissals)
Pub Date: 06/22/2012
Publication: Name: Tennessee Nurse Publisher: Tennessee Nurses Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 Tennessee Nurses Association ISSN: 1055-3134
Issue: Date: Summer, 2012 Source Volume: 75 Source Issue: 2
Topic: Event Code: 540 Executive changes & profiles
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Tennessee Geographic Code: 1U6TN Tennessee
Accession Number: 293950435
Full Text: District 1

TNA District 1 held its 2nd Annual Nurses Walk for Health at W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett, Tenn., on April 28. Several nurses brought their friends, family, and pets to walk for good health. State TNA President Lena Patterson and her husband attended the walk, as well as several board members in the District. A guest clown came to entertain our group, make balloon toys, and to do face painting. It was a great time and we look forward to growing this event in the future!



District 1 continues to partner with other community associations in nursing to increase the strength of our grassroots efforts. We are also preparing to accept applications for our District Scholarship, and we will have some exciting CEU opportunities coming this fall related to nursing, health care, and ethics.

Brad Harrell, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN

District 1 President

District 4

District 4 has had a busy winter and spring, educationally speaking. February's membership meeting featured a guest speaker who presented information on electronic health records from a nursing perspective. The meeting was attended by nurses from various professional backgrounds, as well as students. The membership meeting for April was hosted by Southern Adventist University (SAU) and the subject matter was stimulation and improving education for nurses. The speakers enlightened the audience on creative ways to improve education for nurses from novice to expert as we move into a more technical future. The SAU faculty presented the information and the student nurses did an excellent job planning and carrying out everything from signage to direct the way on campus, transportation from the parking area, greeting, tours of the facility, and dinner.

Our District celebrated nurses and health as well as the birth of our founder, Florence Nightingale, with a Nurses Walk for Health on May 6. Our next membership meeting will be on August 9. Hope to see you there!


Allyson Neal, DNP, CPNP, PMHNP-BC

District 4 President

District 9

District 9 covers 12 rural counties over a large area between Nashville and Knoxville. Currently the District has 73 members. Towns with the highest membership include Cookeville (Putnam County) with 25 members, Crossville (Cumberland Country) with nine members, and Sparta (White County) with eight members.

Other towns with District 9 members include Baxter, Byrdstown, Gainsboro, Livingston, Celina, Jamestown, Carthage, Pall Mall, Smithville, Hickman, Lafayette, Lebanon, Rock Island, Red Boiling Springs, Rickman, Dickson, Pleasant Shade, Allons, Bradyville, Whitleyville, and Hilam.

Two members now live out of state, one in Fort Davis, Texas and one in Fairfield, California.

Eleven District 9 members are APRNs!

Congratulations to recently elected District 9 officers! Elections took place March 9-April 15. The new slate of officers includes: Angel Brewer (Crossville), President; Chascidy Davenport (Crossville), First Vice President; Linda McQuiston (Cookeville), Second Vice President; Sylvia Pile Cowan (Cookeville), Secretary; Tammy Howard (Cookeville), Treasurer; and, Barbara Lancaster (Sparta), Board Member.

Attention! District 9 Board members are still needed!

President duties are to assume a leadership role in the District, represent the District at the state level by quarterly attendance as a member of the TNA Board of Directors in Nashville, and attend TNA functions to monitor legislation and support nursing practice in Tennessee. First Vice President duties are to assist in organizing District meetings and attend TNA Board of Directors meetings in the absence of the District President. Second Vice President duties are to produce the district newsletter two to four times per year. Secretary duties are to maintain meeting minutes and assist with District communication. Treasurer duties are to keep District funds organized and communicate District financial status to TNA.

Angel Brewer, MSN, RN

District 9 President
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