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  1. ISAPN ILLINOIS SOCIETY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING The organization for APNS in Illinois

  2. The purpose of ISAPN members reaching out to students Introduce you to the only organization in Illinois that will help to mentor you in your transition from a Registered Nurse to an Advance Practice Nurse. Invite you to join the organization that Professional APNs make a point of not only belonging to, but being actively involved in.

  3. Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)American Nurses Association (ANA) defines APN as a registered nurse with masters or doctoral preparation that manifests a high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of actual or potential health problems. Currently, the state of Illinois recognizes four advanced practice nursing categories: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) ISAPN represents all four APN categories

  4. PRACTICE EDUCATION AWARENESS RESEARCH LEGISLATION ISAPN will provide you with many a P.E.A.R.L. ISAPN

  5. PRACTICE • Promote and encourage evidence based practice * Opportunities at Region meetings * Midwest Conference * Partnering with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners to provide CEUs

  6. Educate Develop, participate, and sponsor continuing education opportunities for APNs. Eg. Moon Pies, French Fries and Thunder thighs presented by Barb Bancroft in 2011 EKGs – Interpretation of the 12 lead EKG How to actively engage your patients in Smoking Cessation Offers APNs opportunities to present information to their peers. At Region meetings, Boot camp, and the Midwest Conference

  7. Awareness Increase public awareness of APN profession and utilization of APNs in Healthcare APNs are worth a mint to healthcare in Illinois

  8. Research Encourage and promote excellence in APN practice through research and publication • Opportunities to give input into research being done by our members e.g. Job Satisfaction amongst NPs APN awareness of sleep apnea

  9. Legislation Initiate, facilitate, support and protect the role of the APN through legislation and regulation. Helps APNs to understand how legislation and regulation affect practice.

  10. ISAPN is a statewide organization with membership divided by regions.

  11. Region Meetings….Take place at least quarterly, often more frequently. Some meetings are pharmaceutical or other healthcare industry sponsored events. Other meetings are held in someone’s home or an educational or professional institution. CEUs are offered at some meetings. Meetings offer: opportunities to network a chance to ask questions a place to voice concerns a link to the larger ISAPN community education information opportunities to get involved.

  12. ISAPN has a very informative website for members www.isapn.org

  13. The website provides you with a wealth of information about APN practice. One of the outstanding PEARLs is PIRT = Practice Information Response Team.

  14. PIRT Question of the Month • Question: I am an APN, ACNP and work in a Cardiology Practice. Three Cardiologists have delegated me prescriptive authority. One of the Cardiologists will be leaving the group and moving out of State. Is there a form I send to the State of IL? • Answer: Yes, there is a form that will need to be submitted to: Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ATTN: Division of Professional Regulation 320 West Washington, 3rd Floor Springfield, Illinois 62786 The form is titled the “Notice of Termination of Delegated Prescriptive Authority for Controlled Substances.” The form can be downloaded from the www.idfpr.com website. The form must be signed by the collaborating physician that will be terminating the agreement. http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/apply/forms/f1883apn.pdf Submitted by Cristin Rassi APN, CNS On behalf of the PIRT committee P.I.R.T. Answers your practice questions.

  15. ISAPN is THE ONLY organization in Illinois that monitors actions of the legislature that can affect your practice. Professional APNs are aware of the potential threats to our practice act and are proactive by being a part of the only organization that has a full time lobbyist that works to further the impact of APNs in Illinois and helps to eliminate barriers to practice. Legislative Advocacy and Political Influence

  16. Mark your calendar! 2011 APN Midwest Conference October 20-22, 2011 Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference CenterEast Peoria, Illinois Educational Opportunities

  17. Keep membership apprised of legislation affecting practice • Educate/mentor members to be involved in legislation • Raise funds for PAC= Political Action Committee • Networking with other agencies to further the practice of APNs/remove barriers to practice Government Relations

  18. ISAPN Boot camp a day long series of presentations geared towards: APN students APN new grads APNnovice Transition Tips from RN to APN Interviewing Skills Contract Formation and Negotiation Reimbursement Issues Malpractice Issues Opportunities for Networking The Nurse Practice Act ISAPN BOOT CAMP ISAPN

  19. UPCOMING BOOT CAMP DATES Saturday, March 12, 2011 - Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Advocate Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn Boot camps for 2012 TBA

  20. What topics are covered?Transitioning from RN to APN - learn about the challenges of being a new APN, common misunderstandings about APNs and the "Queen Bee Syndrome".  Also, learn a few strategies to make the transition easier.Interviewing Skills - know what to expect when interviewing for an APN position, some typical questions and 6 common mistakes to avoid.  Be prepared and know what you want before the interview.Contract Formation and Negotiation - uncover 4 common myths about negotiation and how to respond to tactics like "good guy/bad guy".  Know what preparation is needed to negotiate your best deal and what's in a good contact, especially for APNs.Malpractice Issues - Learn about "proving the standard of care" in malpractice cases, compensable damages, policies to avoid the charge of "failure to communicate findings" and when negligent referral is applicable.Reimbursement 101 - Know why APNs must be personally involved with their reimbursement policies, the need for equitable reimbursement policies and how to address them.  Learn a few differences between Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurances with APN reimbursement - and why you should bill under your own license/number!The Nurse Practice Act - Do you have a 2-minute explanation of what an APN does?  Get one here!  Also learn what the Nurse Practice Act says about scope of practice and step-by-step discussion of licensure requirements. What topics are covered?Transitioning from RN to APN - learn about the challenges of being a new APN, common misunderstandings about APNs and the "Queen Bee Syndrome".  Also, learn a few strategies to make the transition easier.Interviewing Skills - know what to expect when interviewing for an APN position, some typical questions and 6 common mistakes to avoid.  Be prepared and know what you want before the interview.Contract Formation and Negotiation - uncover 4 common myths about negotiation and how to respond to tactics like "good guy/bad guy".  Know what preparation is needed to negotiate your best deal and what's in a good contact, especially for APNs..

  21. Covered Topics ContinuedMalpractice Issues - Learn about "proving the standard of care" in malpractice cases, compensable damages, policies to avoid the charge of "failure to communicate findings" and when negligent referral is applicable.Reimbursement 101 - Know why APNs must be personally involved with their reimbursement policies, the need for equitable reimbursement policies and how to address them.  Learn a few differences between Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurances with APN reimbursement - and why you should bill under your own license/number!The Nurse Practice Act - Do you have a 2-minute explanation of what an APN does?  Get one here!  Also learn what the Nurse Practice Act says about scope of practice and step-by-step discussion of licensure requirements.

  22. ISAPN Structure Executive committee: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and the Executive Director and/or designees. Additionally there are elected members from each branch of the APN role: CNM representative, CNS representative, CRNA representative, and CNP representative. Each of these groups of APNs has unique issues and needs and ISAPN listens and acts on those needs. There are several committee chairs: Government Relations, Membership, Marketing, Program and Reimbursement. These committees have members that facilitate the goals of ISAPN. Region Chairs: Facilitate the goals of ISAPN in each of the regions ALL ISAPN Board members are volunteers. The only paid positions are those ISAPN hires through a company called Consulting4Biz

  23. Regions Are there opportunities to get involved in my Region? How do I contact the Region Chair? How do I know what region I am in? Can I go to meetings in other regions?

  24. http://www.isapn.org www.facebook.com / ISAPN ISAPN ISAPN

  25. ISAPN is the organization for PROFESSIONAL APNS. NO other organization provides you with PEARL. You will find opportunities with many other professional organizations for education, mentoring, collegiality, etc. BUT no other organization assures that your license is protected in the state of Illinois. ISAPN is the voice of APNs in Illinois!!