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MEMBERSHIP REFERENCE AREA: IMPORTANT!! PLEASE KEEP FOR YOUR FUTURE INFORMATIONAL NEEDS!

PURPOSE OF SNAP: In our By-Laws, Article I, Sec.2 states:
The Society of Nurses in Advanced Practice is organized to participate in activities that are: (1) charitable, scientific and educational in nature; (2) to promote professional growth; (3) and provide support for the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). I included this part of our By-Laws because we have had requests for undergraduate support and others. While it is exciting to see people interested in Nursing, we are committed to the APNs.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The board shall have up to 10, but not fewer than 6 members.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: Dues are due either at the Annual Pharmacology CE event or by June 30th and are valid until July 1st of the following year.   The fee is $30 for APNs and $20 for student members.  If you are not certain if your dues are current, please contact the SNAP Treasurer.

SNAP ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

BYLAWS

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING:

The annual business meeting is held in conjunction with the annual pharmacology symposium in the Spring. Elections are staggered for the Officers. Even Years: President and Secretary; Odd Years: Vice-President and Treasurer. The SNAP Board consists of 10 members. Terms begin in July; every elected person serves two years. Nominating Ballots are sent out in in February; Voting Ballots are sent out in March. Ballots are due April 1st. The ballots are kept sealed until the annual meeting, whereby two-three members volunteer to open the envelopes and tally the votes.

NEW!! 2017 SNAP Board of Directors Nomination Ballot

SNAP Professional Biographies for 2017 Candidates

  1. Lynn Clapman
  2. Gloria Dillman
  3. Martha Drake
  4. Renee Fife
  5. Suzanne Ruiz


Scholarship Information

SNAP offers two $750 scholarships for continuing education to active members on an annual basis. Nominees can be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague who recognizes the member's commitment to community-based services, communication skills, and participation in multidisciplinary collaboration. Nominations are due by February 28th each year. Nominations must be submitted in the form of a typed, double-spaced, no more than one page letter stating your nominee’s qualifications for the award.

Nominees are reviewed by 3 members, independent of the board, for award of scholarships. Recipients are announced at the annual Pharmacology Conference. Scholarship funds are payable after completion of the continuing education activity; receipt(s) must be forwarded to the SNAP treasurer. Contact the Board Of Director Secretary for any further information.


Programs


AstraZeneca Diabetes Portfolio: Two Treatment Options to Help Address the Multiple Defects of Type 2 Diabetes

Speaker: Manish Puri
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Asparagus
7876 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
219-794-0000


IBS-D: Understanding the Patient, the Diagnosis, and a Treatment Option

Presented by: Alan Auerbach, MD
Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Asparagus
7876 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
219-794-0000

Please RSVP to Michelle Wimberly at 773-485-1946 by July 8, 2017


SNAP Dinner Program Donation Calendar


2017 Community Spring Symposium Dates


Job Postings


Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse, Crown Point, IN and Chicago, IL

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL and the Adam Benjamin Jr. Community Based Outpatient Clinic Crown Point, Indiana, have two (2) Nurse Practitioner positions available for the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic for the Mental Health Service Line. The incumbent for will work with the collaborating physician in an active practice to deliver mental health services to Jesse Brown VA Medical Center/ Adam Benjamin Jr., Community Based Outpatient Clinic patients.

This may include, but is not limited to: diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic mental health problems; ordering, interpreting and performing laboratory and radiology tests; treatment planning, prescribing medications to include psychotropic meds and controlled substances to the extent delegated and permissible by law; and performing other therapeutic or corrective measures as indicated.  Recent NP psychiatric clinical assessment experience to include prescribing psychotropic medication is vital in order to safely manage the care of mental health patients in an independent setting. 

Specific Duties include but are not limited to: diagnosis and treatment of adult mild, moderate and serious psychiatric disorders; competency evaluations; diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with alcoholism and drug use disorders; individual psychotherapy including long-term psychotherapy; family therapy; group therapy; education groups, and behavior modification.

Required qualifications:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate state-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN formerly called NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).   
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a registered nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.
  • A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a Master’s degree from a program accredited by the ACEN or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.  The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.

Preferred qualifications:

  • National certification related to assigned area
  • BLS/ACLS certified
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health NP certification
  • 3 years recent Psychiatric Mental Health Experience
  • Ability to function professionally in a high stress environment
  • Ability to handle and manage complex, unstable patients and make appropriate assessment and interventions to provide safe care
  • Works well with interdisciplinary team
  • Evidence of strong communication skills verbally and in writing
  • Skill in use of computer programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Questions may be directed to Lenne Robles, Nurse Recruiter, at 312-569-8176 or Lori Riley at 312-563-8428

Interested applicants may send cover letter and resume, denoting either Crown Point, IN, or Chicago, IL, to Lori Riley: Lori.Riley@va.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs
820 South Damen, Routing Code 118
Chicago, IL 60612

Equal Opportunity Employer

All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

Posted 06/16/2017