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Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019, Member Contest Winners and More

Thursday, November 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Petty
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November 6, 2019
U.S. House of Representatives
Passes H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019
We are pleased to inform you the US House of Representatives has passed the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act. The WOCN® Society supports and actively advocated for this legislation.

According to the Congress website, this act would "amend title VIII of the Public Health Service Act to extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical nurse specialist programs, and for other purposes."

Visit, to read more about the H.R.728 - Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019.
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WOCNext is your destination for connections, education and inspiration, all designed to take your practice to the next level. With more than 60 speakers and over 50 sessions to choose from, WOC nurses and other healthcare professionals attend WOCNext to diversify their knowledge, connect with other like-minded healthcare professionals and gain insights and inspiration into how to best identify, care for, and overcome some of the most challenging issues facing their patient populations. 

Why is WOCNext YOUR destination?  Join the conversation by viewing the  WOCNext 2020 preliminary program  and letting us know what you're looking forward to on social media using #MyWOCNext and #WOCNext2020 .
Refer-A-Friend Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of the Refer-a-Member contest, Eric Goodman and Agnes Hudak!

Eric and Agnes will each receive $100 Amazon gift cards and a $15 discount for the Online WOCN Clinical Practice Guidelines Series.

Thank you to all who participated, and welcome to our newest members!

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Join us for two free webinars in November and January, which are the 2nd and 3rd webinars in a 3-part series of WOCNext 2019 Education Rebroadcasts.

Please note: you must register for each webinar individually to participate and receive credit. Contact Hours will only be awarded to those who participate in the live webinar rebroadcast(s) and complete evaluations(s).
This session will introduce the exciting field of the microbiome and will cover the role of the gut microbiota in promoting human health, how gut dysbiosis occurs, and the clinical implications of gut dysbiosis with focus in hospital acquired infections, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.
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If you missed the 1st Education Rebroadcast, "Parastomal Hernias: A Surgeon and WOC Nurse Perspective",  click here to view an archived version. Please note: no Contact Hours will be awarded for archived webinars.

These webinars are supported by an educational grant from Hollister, Incorporated. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.
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In 2014, L. Lewis Wall, MD, DPhil (a speaker at WOCNext 2019) was involved in the founding of an African charity, Dignity Period. Dignity Period works to provide menstrual hygiene education and reusable menstrual pads to Ethiopian schoolgirls.

Dignity Period's Frewini Mebrahtu, the local Ethiopian women who built the factory that makes the sanitary pads, is a finalist for the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year Award.

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New Episode of WOCTalk
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The article Effect of Ostomy Care Team Intervention on Patients With Ileal Conduit discusses  the effect of a nurse-led multicomponent intervention on ostomy-related complications, self-efficacy, and health-related quality of life in patients with an ileal conduit.

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