Goshen NeuroCare Center nurses form networking group

October 23, 2018

GOSHEN, Ind. – Neuroscience nurses now have a local network to help them advance professional skills across the spectrum of care.

The Northern Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) provides continuing education, networking and community service opportunities for local neurology inpatient and outpatient nurses. Nurses from NeuroCare Center Goshen Physicians formed the chapter in June 2018.

“Our chapter focuses on AANN goals to set the standard of nursing care in neuroscience,” said Chapter President, Jessica Glassman, MSN, NP. “We offer education and support for area nursing professionals who are interested in neurology and advancing neuroscience healthcare.”

The local chapter welcomes nurses and nurse practitioners who care for patients with neurological conditions to join the organization. Chapter dues are $10 annually.

“This is a great way to be part of a family of nurses who share your passion,” said Glassman. 

Chapter leaders from the NeuroCare Center recognized a need in the medical community to advance professional development opportunities for neuroscience nurses. They are developing programs to share clinically based neurological practices with healthcare providers throughout the region.

“This is another example of the leadership Goshen Health provides to this region,” said Jody Neer, MD, Neurologist and Medical Director of NeuroCare Center Goshen Physicians. “The local AANN chapter will support nurses wishing to raise the standard of care for neurology patients throughout our community.”

The AANN Northern Indiana Chapter will host its first networking event Tuesday, November 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen, 5110 Edison Lakes Parkway in Mishawaka.

Patrick Russell, DO, Neurologist with the NeuroCare Center will discuss will discuss seizure classification at the meeting.

Nurses who attend the presentation may fulfill continuing medical education requirements.

Register for the networking event by emailing ncineuronurses@gmail.com or call the chapter’s Outreach Coordinator, Leah Miller, NP, at (574) 312-3394.

To join the AANN Northern Indiana Chapter, please email ncineuronurses@gmail.com. 

AANN Northern Indiana Networking Event
Tuesday, November 6
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen
5110 Edison Lakes Parkway
Mishawaka, IN
Speaker: Patrick Russell, DO, NeuroCare Center
Topic: Spells – Epileptic or non-epileptic?
Dinner provided by program sponsor: Supernus Pharmaceuticals
Registration: ncineuronurses@gmail.com
Contact: Leah Miller, NP, Northern Indiana Chapter Outreach Coordinator, (574) 312-3394
 

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AANN Northern Indiana Chapter leaders plan for their first networking event. 
Left: Ashley Ganger, RN, Chapter Vice President; Aimee Cox, RN, Chapter Member; Sara Yoder, Chapter Member; Right: Leah Miller, NP, Chapter Outreach Coordinator; Jessica Glassman, NP, Chapter President