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2017 Webinar Sessions

WEBINAR 1 "NOVA Scholarships Program"

January 18, 2017 - 2pm - 3pm EST

Presenter: Nancy Claflin, DNP, MS, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FNAHQ, NOVA Past President and Nurse Emeritus.

Objectives: After this presentation, the participant will be be able to describe NOVA's Scholarship Program, identify the requirements for applying for a NOVA scholarship, identify the required steps to complete a NOVA scholarship application, and identify the key features of the VA's NNEI, EISP, and VANEEP scholarship programs.

To watch this webinar, please click here.

WEBINAR 2 "Get Involved in Your Local Chapter: Growth and Development"

February 8, 2017 - 2pm - 3pm EST

Presenters: Beverly Ross, PMHCNS-BC, RN
                     Kelly Skinner, MSN, RN, CRRN, CFCN, WCC, NP-C, GNP-BC
                     Taryn-Janae Wilcox-Olson, MHS, RN

Objectives: Participants will identify approaches for creating and re-energizing new and existing NOVA chapters, identify activities that will boost membership engagement, and determine membership recruitment activities.

To watch this webinar, please click here. 

WEBINAR 3 "Special Advancement for Achievement (SAA) & Special Advancement for Performance (SAP)"

February 22, 2017 - 2pm - 3pm EST

Presenter: Connie Perry Simon, MSN, RN, NOVA Nurse Emeritus

Objectives: After this presentation, the participant will be be able to describe the criteria for Special Advancement (SAA) and Special Advancement for Performance (SAP) and identify whether SAA or SAP criteria are met when presented with hypothetical examples.

To watch this webinar, please click here.

WEBINAR 4 "Passion for Rounds / Point of Care Rounding: Because I.C.A.R.E."

March 22, 2017 - 2pm - 3pm EST

Presenter: Valerie Wright, MSN, RN, VHA-CM

Objectives: By incorporating visual cues for staff to see the consistency of hourly rounding, staff and patients can maintain safety and meet patient and family needs. Participants will be able to incorporate visual cues to help prompt staff toward sustained, purposeful rounding outcomes.

To watch this webinar, please click here.

WEBINAR 5 "Providing Meaningful Input for your Proficiency for Nurse I Level 3 & Nurse II"

April 12, 2017 - 2pm - 3pm EST

Presenter: Connie Perry-Simon, MSN, RN-BC, NOVA Nurse Emeritus

Objectives: Participants will gain the ability to compare and contrast the critical distinctions in levels of practice for Nurse I Level 3 and Nurse II, and select one of the elements in the Dimensions of Nursing Practice to develop one specific example of how the dimension is met at the next grade. Prior to the presentation, it is recommended that the attendee review a copy of his/her functional statement, career path, and dimensions of practice for the grade sought.

To watch this webinar, please click here.

WEBINAR 6 "Nurse Case Management and CHF Self-Management by the Veteran"

April 26, 2017 - 2pm - 3pm EST

Presenter: Miriam Rogers Holy

Objectives:  Learn how to implement self-management of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), empowering the veteran in the management of their plan of care. Areas of self-empowerment by the veteran will be identified, such as fluid balance, nutrition, and medication adherence.

To watch this webinar, please click here.


The Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. There are no conflicts of interest with these webinars for the faculty members, nurse planners, or planning committee members. There is no commercial sponsorship.To successfully complete these webinars, you must participate in the webinar on the assigned date, as well as complete an evaluation and send it to lzorich@vanurse.org.

Each webinar stands alone -- you need not take one to move to the next session. Each participant receives one CE per 60 minute class session.

Questions? Please contact Luke Zorich, Director of Education & Meetings, at lzorich@vanurse.org or call 703-444-5587.