MHA Today | May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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State Board Of Nursing Recognizes Air Force Program As P.N. Program
MHA Solicits Trustee Of The Year Nominations

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State Board Of Nursing Recognizes Air Force Program As P.N. Program

Staff Contact: Jill Williams

The Missouri State Board of Nursing unanimously voted to approve the Air Force BMTCP 4N051 Program as a practical nurse program. Applications now are being accepted to allow service members to become licensed in Missouri. As a result of the board’s action, Missouri is the first state to approve the Air Force’s program. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s 2016 analysis of military health care programs recognized the program as comparable to any standard licensed practical nurse program approved by licensing boards. The American Hospital Association’s “Hospital Careers: An Opportunity to Hire Veterans” resource is a helpful tool for hospitals and health systems.

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MHA Solicits Trustee Of The Year Nominations

Staff Contact: Dana Dahl

MHA is accepting nominations for the 2017 Trustee of the Year Award. The award recognizes and honors a trustee from one urban and one rural Missouri hospital. In May, the nomination form and instructions were sent to all hospital CEOs, their assistants and public relations contacts. The nomination deadline is Friday, June 30. The awards will be presented at the installation and recognition banquet at MHA’s annual convention on Thursday, Nov. 2. Recipients must be currently serving on a Missouri hospital or health system governing board.

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Consider This ...

Missouri's 153,000 hospital employees are among the 5.7 million Americans who work in hospitals.

Source: American Hospital Association