For information please contact: Kathy VanDusen, 2018 California State Council President: email@example.com
Chapter Report to State Council
Adopted a family of 7 for the holidays including toys, gift basket and food items. -Continuing our partnership with Ventura College nursing school mentoring student nurses. Presented to graduating students on readiness for practice during thier Dec 4 meeting. Mentoring includes resume review and mock interviews. We will continue this throughout the school year as a way to promote ED nursing. -In Dec our area was affected by the fires that devastated the Ventura/Santa Barbara areas. Over 1000 structures were lost including 1 acute psych hospital. Ojai Hospital activated the emergency plan and remained opened despite being surrounded by the firestorm. SB Cottage hospital was threatened with evacuation and was on emergency alert for several days. -The Ventura County Master the Disaster planned in Feb is open to Chapter members through their agencies, reservations are required. Chapter members should contact VC EMS for more information on registration. -Working on 2018 meeting calendar, to meet at least quarterly. Locations will be held central in the chapter, near Ventura/Oxnard. -Through ENA Foundation and SD State Council, i was awarded an academic scholarship that assisted me in completing my MSN this past Dec from the University of Arizona, College of Nursing.