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The NorMet Region of NYSAC is comprised of seven counties:
Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester.
Regional Initiatives, Committees and Membership
BSN 80-20 Committee
The focus of this committee is IOM Recommendation #4: to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree by 2020. In this effort, this committee has developed the Aspiring Protégé Toolkit to enhance retention of RN to BSN students. This program has gained much momentum with its unique approach to mentoring through its self-learning format and adaptability for use for both protégés and mentors. For more information about the Aspiring Protégé Toolkit or to schedule an information session, please contact Lisa Summers-Gibson (email@example.com).
Click here to download the Aspiring Protégé Toolkit.
NorMet Ambassador Team
NorMet Ambassadors focus their efforts on outreach through education of the IOM initiatives and NYSAC mission. They participate in networking opportunities and increase membership involvement or participation at regional nursing or community events. The team is in the process of developing a comprehensive NorMet Ambassador Program and Toolkit to enhance education efforts for nurses and regional stakeholders regarding the IOM and regional initiatives. For more information or to become a NorMet Region Ambassador, please contact Deb Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Roxy Raffa (email@example.com), Co-Chairs.
The emphasis of the Leadership Committee is on IOM Recommendation #7: to prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health. The committee in currently focused on the development of an introductory education program to prepare nurses to serve on boards. More information to follow as this program continues to evolve! For more information or to join in this effort, please contact Carol Wanyo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Karin Pantel (email@example.com), Co-Chairs.
Building Bridges and Collaborative Partnerships
The NorMet Region is comprised of a diverse membership of nurses and community members who span regional nursing, education, healthcare and other professional organizations that have joined together in support of the Future of Nursing and its efforts to improve heathcare. For more information or to join, please contact Deb Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kathleen Flaherty (email@example.com) or Paula Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org), Co-Leads of the NorMet Region.
News and Updates
The next Future of Nursing NYS Action Coalition (NYSAC) Northern Metropolitan Region biannual meeting will be held on Friday, November 17th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Mercy College, Main Hall, Room 205. Good News…Susan Apold, Co-Lead of NYSAC will be in attendance to share updates and new initiatives.
- An article pertaining to the need for RN to BN programs in the Hudson Valley was featured in the Daily Freeman. Kathy Nokes, on behalf of the NorMet Leadership Committee, provided a response to the editor, which was also published. To view the response and article, click here.
Roxanna (Roxy) Raffa