2021 Fall GAPNA Newsletter Volume 40 Number 3

New Chapter Name and a Fresh Perspective

By Heidi Mari Loewe

Hello from the GAPNA Wisconsin Chapter!

It’s a new year, new name, and a fresh perspective! The SEW (South East Wisconsin) GNP name changed to Wisconsin GAPNA Chapter.

The new name is a better representation of the chapter with the goal of expanding our footprint to reach more advanced practice nurses statewide. Small changes will make a big impact!

After a COVID limited year in 2020, the Wisconsin Chapter is shaping up to have a great year. We are offering hybrid educational presentations both in-person and via electronic platforms and using social media to spread the word.

  • New Wisconsin GAPNA Facebook site and email reflecting our changes
  • Encouraging membership involvement and spotlight GAPNA at both the local and national levels
  • Encouraging member use of the GAPNA Exchange and awareness of benefits of membership at their fingertips on the GAPNA website.
  • The Annual Chapter Meeting held on June 15 was a success with both virtual and in-person attendance! Contact hours were provided through GAPNA. Door prizes and incentives for those attending (think GAPNA swag) were furnished. Uber Eats gift card was offered for those attending virtually.

Up and Coming Events/Works in Progress

Continuing Education/Programming: Pursuing continuing education credits through national organization, Pharmacology Update - Aduhelmä (pending for August), first Annual WI GAPNA Educational Conference (Coming 2022).

Member Recruitment: WI GAPNA booth at the Annual Great Lakes Palliative Care conference and/or Fall AMDA Conference to boost visibility, membership; Fall Student Networking Event (November); 2-3 universities – NP programs around the state; NP panel question/answer; student membership incentives.

Student scholarships and a Alzheimer’s Walk in the fall are also planned.

Heidi Mari Loewe, APNP