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If you would like to see an announcement posted, please email welsnurses@wels.net.  Upon approval, your notice will be posted for two months.  To see some of our previous listings, click here.
    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 (cammcontact@charter.net)
    Wisconsin Lutheran College Parish Nurse Online Course (posted 3/20/17)
  • The new WLC summer 2017 Parish Nursing Online Course information is here!  Click here to access it.  Click Here to access a letter you can use to give to your Pastor requesting the partial funding of the course fee. Remember...registration closes May 25th!
    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/
    2017 Medical/Humanitarian Missions with Christians Forward-Southeast Asia (posted 12/16)
  • Dear Friends,
     
    CFSA has exciting ministry opportunities for you in 2017. Please pray about joining one of our teams. Right now, we have 2 ministry trips scheduled and we are taking volunteers for both on a first come, first served basis. 
     
    I am sending a few details of each trip in this email. Please contact me for further details, and don't delay. Space is limited and teams fill up fast!
     
    TRIP #1
    APRIL 19 - MAY 03, 2017
    THAILAND...LOCATION TBD
    NEEDED: THREE Medical Staff;  DRs, PAs, NPs, RNs, EMTs, LPNs
                  THREE Assistants; Jacks and Janes of all trades.
    COST: $2500/person. Includes r/t airfare; inter-Thai airfare; hotel (rooms/beds shared); ground transportation; one meal/day
     
    TRIP #2
    AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 06, 2017
    ROMANIA...Oradea, Beznea
    NEEDED: EIGHT - TEN hard workers to do any and all kinds of work, i.e., painting, gardening, construction, remodeling.
    COST: $2500/person. Includes r/t airfare; ground transportation; hotel (rooms/beds shared); one meal/day
     
    All volunteers must be physically fit, able to work long hours under jet-lag conditions and Thai and Romanian conditions, must have extremely flexible attitudes, must be willing to take direction, and must have hearts full of love, compassion and that are focused only on the Lord.
     
    Call or email me for more details! 
     
    Kind Regards,
    Anne L. Press, Executive Director
    Christians Forward - Southeast Asia
    14583 W. Watson Ln
    Surprise, AZ 85379
    623-261-1934
     
    WLC faculty recruitment for 2016-2017 school year!
  • Click Here to view the 2016-2017 WLC Faculty Recruitment Flyer.
     
    Christian Family Solutions is posting for a full time Psych nurse! (posted 6/16)
  • Christian Family Solutions is expanding their services and looking for a full-time psychiatric nurse with experience in child and adolescent mental health to work in our intensive outpatient program located in Milwaukee. Duties include assessments, documentation, advocacy, treatment planning, and treatment, helping clients achieve and maintain maximum physical, emotional, or social functions. Minimum of LPN license within the State of Wisconsin. RN preferred. If interested please submit resume and cover letter with wage requirements to Careers@wlcfs.org.
     
    2016 WELSNA Goals!
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    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 sheryl.scott@wlc.edu 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.
     
     
                         “Nurses Working Together as Servants of Christ”    www.welsnurses.net      welsnurses@wels.net                                                                                                                             
     
    WELS Nursing Today newsletter - 2016 fall edition!
  • The new Fall 2016 issue of WELS Nursing Today newsletter is downloadable from the home page. Read "Why Does He Do That?" an article about domestic abuse, timely this month as it is Domestice Abuse Awareness Month. It is also available under Church/School newsletter articles for you to use in your own newsletter!  Check it out!

    Subscribe to the WELS Nursing Today newsletter sent directly to your email by clicking here.
    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)
    • Nursing major
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Full-time junior
    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 linnea.koeppel@wlc.edu 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.

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