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28th Annual UNA Conference
Inspire, Innovate, Influence

Advocacy Day
Thursday, September 27, 2018

7:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Education Day
Friday, September 28, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

 Salt Lake Community College, Miller Conference Center
9750 South 300 West, Sandy UT 84070


Annual Conference

Advocacy Day

As an established part of the Annual UNA Conference, the Utah Nurses Association presents the 3rd Annual Advocacy Day focused on inspiring, innovating and influencing advocacy from the bedside to the community (boardrooms and government included!) reflecting on pain management in the opioid crisis era.  Examples of successful nurse advocacy in Utah will provide a glimpse into the effectiveness of strategic engagement.  Nurses and other interested health care professionals will participate in advocacy training sessions according to expressed interest at the time of registration.(6.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours)

Education Day

The 28th Annual UNA Conference Education Day promotes education and research centered on inspiring, innovating and influencing service on health care and community boards, self-care, safe and quality patient care, positive and secure nursing work environments, and emerging nurse roles in the community.  With three simultaneous sessions featuring 12 podium and six poster presentations, this Education Day provides something for everyone!  (6.5 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours)


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UNA/ANA Member Alex Wubbels Receives National Honor


UNA/ANA member Alex Wubbels, BSN, RN, was one of ten registered nurses in the nation who received American Nurses Association (ANA) 2018 Honorary Awards recognizing outstanding nurses whose dedication and achievements have contributed significantly to the nursing profession.  Alex accepted The Staff Nurse Patient Advocacy Award that “recognizes staff nurse advocates— the heroines and heroes on the front lines— for providing direct patient care in all practice settings and who have advocated for their patients.” In her gracious acceptance speech, she thanked UNA for ongoing support in her public efforts to raise awareness of and help prevent nurse abuse.


Medicaid Expansion on the November 2018 Ballot 


On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Utah Lieutenant Governor's office officially declared that the Utah Decides Healthcare Medicaid expansion initiative will be on the ballot in November.   Signature requirements for the initiative to be included on the ballot were surpassed with more than 147,000 total verified signatures and sufficient validated signatures in 26 out of 29 senate districts.


UNA has advocated for the full expansion of Medicaid in Utah and supported the ongoing leadership of Utah Decides Healthcare and the Utah Health Policy Project over the last five years to achieve this significant milestone.  Hearty congratulations to our esteemed colleagues for giving all Utahns the opportunity to weigh in on this crucial healthcare issue. 


Make sure your voice is heard – vote in November to help improve healthcare access for our friends, neighbors and patients.



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