Hello, everyone! I am hoping that this newsletter finds everyone well. We are truly starting to see the light at the end of tunnel for this pandemic. Many of us have already received the COVID vaccine and are slowly trying to pick up our lives from where we left off last March. Personally, I feel like I can finally start to “breathe” again. My daughter who is 30 years old and my friends that are considered non-essential workers have begun to receive the vaccine.
My 71 yr old mother, who is fully vaccinated came to visit recently. I haven’t seen her since Thanksgiving ’19, a common situation among many of us. It was a good visit but still with caution. While the future is promising, we aren’t out of the woods yet!
In all, there is a small trickle in a return to normalcy and as an organization we hope to return to in person meetings in the next couple of months. We are reassessing monthly and currently our Fall Conference is planned to be in-person.
We have recently sent out a poll to members for input on their feelings about in-person meetings. If you missed it or if it is buried with a mountain of emails, please see the link below to let us know your thoughts. April 2021 In-Person Events Survey (closes on Wednesday at 12:00 PM CDT): CLICK HERE
Also, with this move forward in the pandemic, I am hoping to re-introduce volunteer opportunities that we can do as a group. It’s a great way to get to know your fellow nurse practitioners and to help out those in need. Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any activities to suggest or have an organization near and dear to your heart. Mine is The Big Feast with Citywide. Together as a group, we can make an impact.
Another exciting item on the horizon is that we have received the nomination for three amazing candidates for President –Elect and two for Secretary. Please keep an eye out for further details on our candidates and most of all…. please don’t forget to vote!! Your vote DOES count!
Last of all if you applied for one of our scholarships (another great benefit of being an HANP member), winners will be contacted before the June meeting. Good luck to everyone who applied!!!
Stay safe… keep paying it forward and I look forward to “seeing” everyone at our next meeting.
Lauren Tezak, MS APRN AGACNP-BC
President Houston Area Nurse Practiitioners
Important: Please remember to register for events in order to get the information for the virtual meeting link and other pertinent information. Meeting links are only sent to those who have registered.
HANP MAY ce virtual meeting
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 7 PM – 8 PM CT
Evaluation and Management of Migraine and Headache
CE: This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to one (1) contact hour of accredited education
Clara Osakwe, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
CE: This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to one (1) contact hour of accredited education. For more information, click here.
Bundled with Conference: Complimentary (those that purchased this, will get a separate email with registration instructions)
Please consider signing up for the May event in support of HANP.
As we start to make small steps to return to normalcy, we hope to return to in-person meetings in the next couple of months. We are reassessing our monthly meeting practices and we need your feedback for future planning.
If you have not had a chance to provide your thoughts about in-person meetings for HANP, please do so now using the link below. The survey closes on Wednesday, 4/28 at 12:00 PM CDT.
April 2021 In-Person Events Survey: CLICK HERE