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Chapter Highlights: Chapter 226

Posted By Ashley Lovelace, Wednesday, March 18, 2020

NOVA Chapter 226: VA Boston Healthcare System
Kelly D. Skinner, DNP, APRN, NP-C, GNP-BC, CRRN, WCC, CFCN

Healthy Leg Day

NOVA Chapter 226 hosted Healthy Leg Day on February 25th at the West Roxbury Campus and February 26th at the Jamaica Plain Campus. It was an opportunity to educate staff about prevention of varicose veins and venous disorders. The majority of staff were eligible for compression products due to it being a benefit of their health insurance. Their measurements were obtained right there onsite. What a great turnout!

NOVA Trip to D.C.

Several of our NOVA Chapter 226 Members: Ceci McVey, Grace Conley, Theresa Presley, Vanessa Coronel, Carol McTavish, Sherry Clement, and Kelly Skinner attended NOVA on the Hill Day on March 5th and NOVA’s Annual Legislative Roundtable on March 6th in Washington, D.C. NOVA is the voice of VA Nurses on Capitol Hill, and meeting face-to-face with our representatives in Congress and representatives from professional nursing organizations as well as Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) is always such a rewarding experience. Coincidentally, we saw Michael Negrete, President of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, on Capitol Hill as we were leaving the Dirksen Senate Building. That means the representatives were hearing legislative priority goals from not only the NOVA nurses, but also the Veterans receiving VA care. We believe we made our voices heard and appreciate the opportunity to share concerns and provide updates to our elected officials and their staff.

National Certified Nurses Day

March 19th is National Certified Nurses Day! Our chapter would like to recognize the nurses at the VA Boston Healthcare System who have obtained a VA-approved certification within the past year. National Certified Nurses Day is the perfect time to honor certified nurses for their significant professional accomplishment, but also an opportunity to extend an invitation to all nurses to advance their practice by becoming certified in their specialty area.

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NOVA Chapter 226: VA Boston Healthcare System

Posted By Ashley Lovelace, Thursday, February 13, 2020

NOVA Chapter 226

VA Boston Healthcare System

Kelly D. Skinner, DNP, APRN, NP-C, GNP-BC, CRRN, WCC, CFCN

Get Together

Some of our NOVA Chapter 226 Board Members met after work on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Joe’s American Bar & Grill in Dedham, MA. Since several board members were recently elected, we took this opportunity to discuss the role and expectations of the board members over dinner. We also started planning future events. Our chapter just purchased a popcorn maker and will be having several popcorn socials in the near future. Stay tuned!



Congratulations to Maytilda (May) Park! She just recently obtained the Wound Care Certified  (WCC) Certification from The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy. May is a NOVA member who works as a registered nurse on the long-term care spinal cord injury unit at the VA Boston Healthcare System.



Red Sox Nurse Night

NOVA Boston Nurses are going to Red Sox Nurse Night on May 20th at Fenway Park. The Red Sox are playing the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10pm. We are already looking forward to a fun-filled evening at the ballpark. ROOT! ROOT! ROOT! for Nurses!


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