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    GAPNA has partnered with a Clinical Care Options to offer an ongoing series of free CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Vaccinations and Healthy Aging: Protecting Your Older Patients From Shingles" is the latest program offered.

    In this live webinar on September 30, 2020  at 3:00 PM, US Eastern, expert faculty expert faculty discuss how important it is to prevent shingles in older patients.

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    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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Great Lakes Student Update

New Position Creates Unique Opportunity  

by Mary Beth Kuebrich

Over the past year, it was my privilege to serve as the first Student Director at Large for the GAPNA Great Lakes Chapter (GLC).

I first became involved with GLC as a student member after attending their NP student mentorship night during the first year of my graduate program. I was inspired by this group’s dedication to the profession and to fostering the success of the next generation of nurse practitioners.

I felt so welcomed by this group of seasoned nurse practitioners that during my final year of school I decided to apply for the Student Director at Large position.

In this unique role, I was invited to participate in Board of Directors meetings via teleconference as well as in person. The board members were accommodating of my scheduling needs as a student and facilitated my participation from a distance when needed. I was also invited to join a committee of my choice. I chose the Education Committee, which focused on planning the Student NP Mentorship Night and the Annual GLC Conference.

Serving in this position is a fantastic networking opportunity for an NP student as it provides the chance to meet many nurse practitioners working in the local area.

The GLC Board and Chapter members embody what being a professional nurse practitioner means: going above and beyond their practice commitments, advocating for the profession, and instilling leadership qualities in the next generation of nurse practitioners.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve in this year-long role and learn from such a wonderful and experienced group of advanced practice nurses.

Mary Beth Kuebrich, MS, AGPCNP-BC

Student Director at Large