Welcome to the Officers Corner. My name is Marie Ward and I am your new Education Coordinator for 2005-2007. We just had a stimulating program at the Hilton in Reno, Nevada on March 11 and 12. We enjoyed a great lecture on Incontinence by Marilyn-Lu Webb PhD, CCCN, CNP. We explored the American Indian culture with Marlis Langi RN.MS, APN-c and their ways of relating with health care professionals . Lastly we were inspired by Betty Razor, past president of the PCR, with the opportunities for growth and making a difference in the health care arena.
Please mark your calendars for October 6, 7, and 8, 2005 for the Fall Symposium at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Foster City. Foster City is located only a short distance from San Francisco Airport. The hotel has a shuttle bus to get you to the hotel. We have begun to line up and excellent group of speakers including Courtney Lyder from the University of Virginia a national speaker who addresses Health Economics. We have speakers on legal considerations and wound care, fecal incontinence and much more. So mark your calendars for October 6-8 in Foster City.
I have gotten a few calls from WOCN nurses who are going to recertify by the PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PROGRAM. What this means is that they are not going to be taking the exam in the three areas but rather are going to submit a detailed accounting of the various programs that they have attended over the past 5 years plus many other requirements. PLEASE keep your syllabus and everything that you were given at the PCR programs so you have the name of the topics and speakers and their credentials. It is your responsibility. If you have questions regarding this method of recertifying , contact Kathy Meyer, WOCNED Certification Coordinator at 888- 496-2622 or www.wocncb.org.
We are in the beginning stages of planning the March 2006 meeting for Carmel, Ca. It should be a beautiful venue to have our Spring Meeting. If you haven't ever visited Carmel you are in for a wonderful treat with its charming homes, great shopping and restful atmosphere. So plan ahead to join us and make it part of your vacation for 2006.
Lastly. please let me know what you want to hear, where you want to have your conferences, and I will do my very best for PCR and you!