TONE Monthly
July 2018
TONE News & Updates
By Cynthia Plonien, D.N.P., R.N., C.E.N.P.

If you believe that every adverse experience offers a lesson to be learned, then you are well on your way to resilience as a leader. As leaders of nursing, there are joys experienced through the work with patients, staff and colleagues. Just as often, however, a day includes let-downs and failed attempts at success. Nurse leaders face adversity hour by hour. Today's work may include managing poor performance, turnover, dissatisfied patients, or angry physicians. Tomorrow the work may include organizational restructure with budget cuts and layoffs. Next week, adversity may take the form of a disaster due to medical error, weather, an active shooter, or a cyberattack. Managing conflict while facing adversity is the nature of business for a nurse leader.

TONE is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 TONE Board of Directors election.

President-Elect – Jane McCurley

Secretary – Valerie Kiper

District 2 – Brandon “Kit” G. Bredimus

District 4 – Nancy M. Crider

District 6 – Susan Greenwood

District 8 – Morgan W. Talley

At Large Director #2 – Sobha Fuller

At Large Director #4 – Elizabeth Sjoberg

TONE would like to thank everyone who was a candidate during this election. The commitment of TONE members is critical to the success of our organization, and TONE appreciates all of the volunteers who work together to make TONE a vibrant organization.  

TONE members Lucy Norris and Elizabeth Sjoberg were honored by the Texas Nurses Association as members of the 2018 Leaders and Legends of Texas Nursing on April 13 in Arlington, Texas. In the photo (from left): Lucy Norris, NSN R.N., C.E.N.P.; Carolyn Gunning, Ph.D., R.N.; and Elizabeth Sjoberg, J.D., R.H.

Career Progression, Advocacy, and Developing Your Portfolio

DATE & TIME: July 25 at noon

SPEAKER: Linda Roussel of Texas Woman’s University School of Nursing

Naylor Association Solutions
Intercom Inc.
Nursing Leadership
HealthLeaders Media
Nurse leaders should recognize and respond to factors that contribute to nurse suicide. Here are three actions you can take to prevent it.
Leaders with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) announced the formation of a new national strategy designed to strengthen alignment between practice and academia with the goal of advancing innovative solutions to meeting the demands of the current and future healthcare system.
Becker’s Hospital Review
Nurses are crucial to all health care environments and take pride in the care they provide. But nurses also face many challenges in today's complex health care environment. Here are five big issues facing nurses.
The importance of supporting nursing innovation is gaining momentum nationally and was part of this year’s theme for National Nurses Week in May. The American Nurses Association is calling nurses to inspire, innovate, and influence.
Practice and Patient Care
Community Impact Newspaper
Facing a growing, aging population, reports from state agencies show that Central Texas is expected to face nursing shortages across multiple vocations and in several categories of health care.
Minority Nurse
The Patient Self-Determination Act, passed by Congress in 1991, requires hospitals, nursing homes, and other health facilities to provide information about advance directives to patients and to keep a record of any completed documents. Here are three tips to help you integrate them into your daily practice.
Chicago Tribune
A group that represents Illinois hospitals is pushing back against a bill that would require hospitals to have specially trained medical providers available to treat rape and sexual assault victims.
Discover the New - Consulting, Speaking, Executive Coaching
Advancing Holistic Health
Today, healthcare is in a critical position to utilize The Resilience Paradigm. Current methods focus on short lived coping techniques for stress, which creates more workload. The Resilience Paradigm uncovers the cause. Our goal is to bring a breath of fresh air to the nursing profession and healthcare. We are best represented by something spacious, with room to breathe. ARE YOU AND YOUR STAFF READY TO: Reduce rumination? Rebound from adversity? Decrease reactivity? Reduce burn-out?
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Education and Events
Who drives innovation? Hospital leaders with the skills, network, and experience to drive change. Build all three by joining the next class of fellows.
On Oct. 25-26 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, UT Systems is joining with IT’S TIME TEXAS to bring you the second annual Healthier Texas Summit. The Summit is a two-day event for Texas’ thought leaders and health champions to share best practices, discuss current trends and innovations in population and community health, and make connections that will catalyze their work.
Employ the power of online professional networking! Nurses Lounge is all about bringing nursing professionals together in a way that advances our profession. Join TONE’s Lounge today! The cost is free, but the value is PRICELESS!
Your destination for exciting Nurse Executive job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the Nurse Executive Industry. Visit the TONE Career Center today!
Public Policy
Healthcare Finance News
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that the rate of Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders without health insurance dropped 9 percent following the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
Members in the News
TONE member Sheila Fata, chief nursing executive of St. David’s HealthCare, commented on the importance of professional nurses "to be able to interpret signs that might show that a patient or a family member might be at risk to have a violent episode."
Healthcare Industry
Fast Company
Your physical and even mental health is a growing focus for Fitbit as it tries to fill the revenue gap left by a stalled business in fitness trackers.