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Application Period DNP Degrees Extended

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Resources | 0 comments

The application period for the CON Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees for the Nurse Executive Organizational Leadership (NEOL) and Clinical Concentrations 2017 summer cohorts has been extended to February 1st, 2017. Please visit our website at, contact Jeri Belsher, Senior AcademicAdvisor, Dr. P.J. Woods, DNP NEOL Program Director, or Dr. Joanne Haeffele, DNP Clinical Program Director for further information. Apply...

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Flyer: TCAB 8th Annual Nursing Conference

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Transforming Care at the Bedside 8th Annual Nursing Conference November 4th, 2016 Download Flyer PDF! View Brochure!...

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New Mexico Hospital Association 71st Annual Meeting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello NMONL members, Below is the link to this year’s New Mexico Hospital Association Meeting.  Attached you will also find the Meeting at a Glance PDF with the agenda for the two day meeting.  There are a number of nursing specific presentations that will be given and we also have time slotted for our annual meeting and a presentation on nurse recruitment and retention.  I look forward to seeing you all there so please register with the link below. Register! Meeting at a glance! Warm regards, Rosa Matonti, DNP, RN, NE-BC New Mexico Organization of Nurse...

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Nursing Team Plays Key Role in Patient Success

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Nursing Team Plays Key Role in Patient Success for Cardiogenic Shock This article was originally posted at: Teamwork, technology and a can-do attitude come together at a rural community hospital in the Southwest, where an Impella program for cardiogenic shock patients has saved many lives in past years.  While many facilities operate successful revascularization programs assisted by Abiomed’s family of Impella left-sided heart pumps, San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M., stands out because of how the nurses manage post-procedure patients. The team at San Juan Regional are confident trailblazers, relying on evidence first as well as well-tooled protocols and staged orientation and training. The success of cardiogenic shock patients here is worth a closer look. Hear more from the team at San Juan, watch the webinar, Nursing Best Practices: Enabling Success in Protected PCI Patients in Cardiogenic Shock.   The heart team at this 194-bed hospital has been perfecting its work in implanting and managing patients with Impella devices since 2011, says Barbara Charles, BSN, RN, CCCC, the cardiology service line director and a nurse at the facility since 2002. San Juan Regional Medical Center launched its dedicated cardiac care unit in 2006, starting with six rooms and adding 10 more when the hospital opened a new wing in 2010.  The plan now is to grow to 24 rooms, as the site has two cath labs, one each shared with electrophysiology and peripheral vascular. They have been a primary PCI hospital and STEMI receiving center since 2010.  In 2015, they treated 66 STEMIs and placed 29 Impellas—24 of which were for cardiogenic shock, four were for protected PCI and one for acute myocarditis resulting in a 67% six month survival rate in the cardiogenic shock patient. This spring, the FDA expanded the options for patients when it approved Abiomed’s family of Impella left-sided heart pumps for treating acute MI patients with cardiogenic shock—which adds up to10 to 12 percent of MI patients who present in-hospital or come through the ER. “We’re very geographically isolated, and cardiogenic shock patients don’t do well if you have to transport them on a balloon pump,” says Chief of Cardiology Charles Wilkins, MD, who took the reins in 2008 at the launch of the primary PCI and STEMI programs.  “Our definition of shock is systolic pressure below 90, not responding to fluid challenge or pressors quickly, and they just look bad…we all know it right away. You have to place [Impella] before the intervention, not after the intervention. Recovery is much better.” While most facilities maintain a 1:1 nurse to patient ratio of Impella patients through discharge, San Juan Regional has rewritten the rules with a 3:1 ratio.  Outcomes are excellent. Patients are cared for in the cardiology unit, rather than the ICU, unless he or she is intubated or has other complications. The secret sauce here is healthy doses of training, mentoring, simulations, well-orchestrated teamwork, and instilling confidence one RN at a time. Training is regimented, organic and utilizes Abiomed’s 24/7 resources. Wilkins sees it this way: “[N]ursing training is probably the most important part [of the Impella program],” he says. “The device is easy to put in.  The physicians are the minor players.  It’s really the cath lab staff, the nursing staff on the floor, the positioning, the maintenance and...

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We are currently updating our website!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At NMONL, we strive to provide our members the highest quality resources and information we possibly can. Part of this means continuously improving our website. This month we are specifically focused on the portal. This is the members only section of our website that details: organization fiancials, meeting minutes, member exclusives and more. Login! If you have any input about updating the portal, please drop us a...

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Vision Grant Awards!

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Mexico Organization of Nurse Leaders Vision Grant Awards It is the vision of the New Mexico Organization of Nurse Leaders (NMONL) to “shape the future of healthcare through innovative nursing leadership” by sponsoring grants that advance nursing knowledge and support the NMONL strategic plan. Vision Grants are intended to support the mission, to “represent nurse leaders who improve healthcare through collaboration and innovation”, by: Ensuring workforce supply and competency Providing direction and expertise for the design of future patient care delivery systems Creating positive and healthy work environments Positioning nurse leaders as valued healthcare executives and managers Developing a culture in which patient safety and quality are paramount Creating an engaged membership Strengthening nursing leadership Proposals from all healthcare delivery systems that address these strategic areas will be considered. Proposals may be part of an individual’s academic course of study or a research study or quality project undertaken by a nursing unit or department of nursing. Vision Grant Award: The number of awards and the award amount will vary. Awards are one-time grants; applications for the same project will not be considered for consecutive year funding. A typical grant award ranges from $500-$1000. Application Requirements: The completed application form: Letter of Proposal (not to exceed 5 pages) Must reflect the NMONL strategic goals Must include specific, measurable outcomes and how they will be evaluated The project must be sponsored by an NMONL member (if applicant is not a member) Term of project must not exceed one year Ability to present findings at the NMONL Annual Meeting if funded Application Deadline: March 1st, 2016, with funds awarded by April 15, 2016. Submit Applications to: NMONL PO Box 4491 Albuquerque, NM 87196 Download &...

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