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September MONL Meeting and Presentation
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When: 09/28/2017
From 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, Maryland  21042
United States

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The Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders
Our Next Education Session

Registration deadline has been extended until September 25th


Topic: Our Time is Now! Advocating for the Value of Nurses and Nursing

Health care is the top “hot plate” issue in the United States today that is playing out lengthily in the political arena. The American Nurses Association has strongly pushed the position of health care being a right, the fact that nurses play a pivotal role in the health care landscape and that nurses deserve a seat at the table. This presentation and discussion serves to educate, encourage and empower our Nurse Leaders about the implications of current pending legislature from a budgetary standpoint and opportunities for political presence in terms of the future of U.S. Health Care.  Our speaker, Jo Ann Webb, MHA BSN as the American Organization of Nurse Executives' Vice President of Legislative Affairs is perfectly poised to set the burning platform, light the path for advocacy opportunities and to educate nurses about the role that they can play to revolutionize and improve the delivery of health and wellness locally in our communities and on the political stage as change agents.  

Jo Ann K. Webb, RN, MHA, FAAN

Speaker Bio:
Ms. Webb is the Vice President of Federal Relations and Policy for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association.  She is the chief lobbyist and federal policy expert for the over 9700 registered professional nurses in executive practice who are members of AONE.  Ms. Webb served as an Army Nurse and holds a BSN degree from Penn State University and a Master’s in Health Administration from George Washington University.  She has also done post-masters work at George Mason University.

Ms. Webb has held senior executive positions in the legislative and executive branches of government including three Senate confirmed presidential appointments as the Director of the National Cemetery Administration, the assistant secretary for Policy and Planning at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Veterans Business Development Corporation. She has also served as the subcommittee staff director in the US House of Representatives for the Veterans Affairs Committee and as a legislative director in the US Senate. Ms. Webb has been published in JONA, the Nursing Administration Quarterly and the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. For the past 10 years she has written a column on federal relations for AONE’s Voice of Nursing Leadership.    

Ms. Webb is an Alumni Fellow of Penn State University and one of the founders of the Penn State Women’s Leadership Initiative, a program to provide mentorship and professional development opportunities to university women. She serves on the Penn State Nursing External Advisory Board and is an associate professor at the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.  She was awarded the Exceptional Service Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.  Ms. Webb is a trustee with the Society of Ships Sponsors of the United States Navy and is the sponsor of the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier home ported in Everett, WA.   

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify opportunities for advocating for their patients and communities.
  2. Understand importance of being more participative in legislative branches of government   
  3. Describe the impact of current legislature proposals on nursing practice and nursing resources

Lunch: 12:00 Noon
Business Meeting: 1:00 PM
Presentation with Q & A: 1:30-4:00 PM

Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City 21042

Please join us for our quarterly meeting located at Turf Valley, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each gathering may include:

  • a buffet lunch or snacks and refreshments
  • an education session, and;
  • a business meeting.

A nominal charge ($50 for members) for each meeting helps to offset the cost of the meeting space, food and CEU's.

We encourage non-members to attend the educational session for $100. Also, non-members may stay for the business meeting, but may not vote. All nursing and administration students are welcome to attend our meetings and are charged a reduced fee of $30 to help offset the cost of the meeting space, food and any other related costs.

Advance Registration Fee:
*Maryland and DC Members - $50
Non-Chapter Members - $100
Students - $30

Registration fee after deadline and at the door:
*Maryland and DC Members - $75
Non-Chapter Members - $125
Students - $40

*Not yet a member? Click here to become a MONL member

Additional questions may be directed to Stacy Moyers at

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