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2018 Spring Conference - Save the date
The 2018 Spring Conference will be held in New Ulm, MN at Martin Luther Collge on Saturday, April 21st. Our theme is "Christ Centered Nursing Care Across the Spectrum of Life". Looking for something to do on Friday evening before the conference? We will be taking a roadtrip to nearby Mankato to visit the recently started nursing program at Bethany Lutheran College. Watch for more details to be posted soon. We hope to see you there.
Stateside CAMM Committee is searching for an RN to serve as a nurse coordinator!
Have an interest in serving in a Mission field but not able to leave your job and family? The Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM) has a vacancy on our stateside committee for an RN as a nurse coordinator. Our committee consists of a chairwoman, secretary, treasurer, nurse coordinator, nurse advisor, contact woman coordinator, public relations, medical advisor and pastoral advisor. All positions are volunteers. Experience with CAMM is not necessary. The committee meets bimonthly (odd numbered months) usually 9-3 at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School. Attendance at all meetings is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. For more information regarding this position, please contact Linda Liesener (email@example.com)
Wisconsin Lutheran College announces new "3plus3" pharmacy agreement! (5/13/17)
Wisconsin Lutheran College and Wisconsin Medical College announced their new collaborative pharmacy program! Below is a link for more information. http://www.wlc.edu/2016-09-MCW-Pharmacy-Agreement/
2016 WELSNA Goals!
2016 WELSNA Goals
The future of the WELS Nurses Association holds many opportunities, and we pray the Lord will bless our efforts going forward, as he has in the past.
We remain committed to supporting a scholarship fund for WELS / Wisconsin Lutheran College nursing students and at the Spring Conference in March we will award the second annual scholarship to a deserving student! Please join us in helping to prepare the next generation of compassionate and capable Christian nurses! Any gift, small or large will make a difference. Contact Dr. Sheryl Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to donate!
An online, college level parish nurse course was offered at Wisconsin Lutheran College in the 2015 fall semester with 14 nurses from around the country participating. With the help of the WLC Nursing Program we would like to be able to offer another online parish nurse course in 2016/2017.
We would like to develop some software for our parish nurses to use as they practice within the congregation.
We have decided to offer one conference per year in the SE Wisconsin area and one in another part of the country (Appleton/New Ulm?) to encourage participation and growth from nurses who live a distance from SE Wisconsin.
A grant has been written/applied for from the Seibert Foundation by the WELS Kingdom Workers/Lutheran Health Alliance to obtain funding which would provide an online training program for facilitating Diabetes Wellness Circles within our WELS congregations. The actual focus of the Wellness Circles will be on supporting people in a "5 & 150" program. Five servings of fruits/vegetables daily and 150 minutes of exercise per week. It will be a motivational program providing emotional and social support. The Lutheran Health Alliance has asked that we partner with them as an opportunity to facilitate a Wellness Circle to our nurses as they serve in our congregations!
WELSNA continues to grow and develop into an organization that can have an impact on our peers and those we wish to serve.
WELSNA Scholarship @ Wisconsin Lutheran College (posted 12/05/16)
The second annual 2016 WELSNA/WLC Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to next years' junior WLC nursing student, Stephanie Jo Voight from Brillion, Wisconsin for the 2016 -2017 school year! Please keep her and the other students in your prayers! Congratulations Stephanie!
"I think the thing that most clearly distinguishes our program and our students is the focus on Christ-centered nursing care. We instruct, mentor, and encourage our students to approach their coursework, their clinicals, and their future profession from a Christian perspective."
Dr. Rebekah Carey, retired instructor, school of nursing
Because the nursing program at WLC is grounded in Christian motivation and ethics with an emphasis on ministry and service, we are asking you to partner with us in any way in which you are able, to help prepare the next generation of compassionate and capable nurses. Confident in God's present and future blessings, we have established two types of scholarship funds:
one annually funded scholarship that will help support the studies of a WELS nursing student through a $1,000 non-renewable award granted yearly. As of March 2016, there is a balance of $2093 in the annual (restricted) account.
an endowed scholarship fund that will, once fully funded, result in a $1,000 annual disbursement from the fund earnings. As of March 2016, $3193 has been gifted to the WELSNA Endowed Scholarship. In order to fully endow this scholarship fund, it needs to be at the $25,000 level. Once it reaches that level and remains in the endowment for one year, it will generate a $1000 scholarship annunally, forever!
Criteria for award*:
WELS member (or member of a church body within WELS fellowship)
Scholarship recipients will be determined by the WLC financial aid office in collaboration with nursing faculty as necessary and appropriate.
Some funding ideas...
You can direct your Thrivent "Choice dollars" to the WELSNA Scholarship at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Please contact the Development Office at WLC if you would like to speak to someone about including the WELSNA Scholarship in your estate plans. Call Linnea Booher@ 414.443.8925 or by email at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Your gifts today will be a blessing to our WELS/WLC student nurses tomorrow!
New WELSNA Meet & Greet Toolkit"
The WELSNA Council has developed a "Meet & Greet Toolkit" for our nurses far and wide! The WELSNA database includes nurses from all over the country who, because of distance, can't physically participate in WELSNA conferences and gatherings. And yet we wonder if you mightt also enjoy time spent with other WELS nurses from your area to learn, network, fellowship and grow in faith! Click here to see the toolkit and let us know if we can help in any way.