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Anniversary Information

Our 20th Anniversary celebration is coming to an end. It has been a wonderful year full of celebrations, recognitions, campaigns, growth, and new beginnings.


Additionally, the 4th Annual Leadership Weekend was held July 21Y23, 2006 in Pittsburgh, PA for chartered chapter leadership, District Leaders, and provisional groups close to applying for charter status. Forty attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the requirements of our integrated chapter requirements, network, and problem solve with others in local leadership roles. They also had time to interact with the HPNA Board of Directors and the HPNA National Office Staff. Special recognition was paid to four chapters celebrating their 10th anniversary this year: FortWorth Region, North Coast Ohio, Washington, DC Area, and West Central Florida. Thanks to our District Leaders for planning a well-received learning-filled weekend of activities. For more information about our local groups visit the HPNA website or contact Deena Butcher at the National Office.


The HPNF awarded two chapter educational grants to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter and the Central Ohio Chapter. These grants provide funding for chapter education and growth.


HPNA expanded the Leadership Development focus of the Leadership Weekend to include invitations to the Standing Association Chairpersons to observe the July HPNA Board of Director Meeting. These six individuals found the experience very beneficial and enlightening to better understand the work of the organization.


Another new direction that the HPNA Board of Directors took was to meet for a full day with the Master Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist Education Program Directors from across the United States. Attended by eight of the nine programs, the leaders shared details about their programs, and the presidents of HPNA and NBCHPN(R) shared details about each organization. All who attended found the information exchange to be very beneficial and have committed to repeating the process annually.


It has been a busy but productive and energized year. We extend our thanks and gratitude to Bridget Montana as she ends her year as president and welcome Janet Snapp as the 2007 HPNA President.


Election Results for 2007

The Board of Directors of HPNA is pleased to announce the results of recent elections. Elected to her first 3-year term is Susan Cox, RN, MSN, CHPN. Her term begins January 1, 2007 and runs through December 31, 2009.


NBCHPN(R) Announces its First Annual Employer of the Year Award

NBCHPN(R) takes great pleasure in announcing Columbus Hospice in Columbus, GA as the recipient of the first Employer of the Year Award. The award will be presented each year to a hospice that is currently part of the NBCHPN(R) Employer Supporter Program and has demonstrated consistent and exemplary support of certification. Columbus Hospice recognizes certification for nurses and nursing assistants through several financial, formal, and professional development activities. Columbus Hospice has confirmed that their organization is indeed deserving of this special recognition. Representatives of NBCHPN(R) presented the prestigious award onsite in early November during a celebratory event at Columbus Hospice.


2007 NBCHPN(R) Certification Recognition Event

NBCHPNR ) will host its 6th Annual Certification Recognition Event during the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2007 from 12:45 pm-2:00 pm at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Seating is limited to the first 250 registrants. Registration details are available through the Web site at or by calling the National Office at 412-787-1057.

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