Accomplishments

 Some of our National ELPNA accomplishments include:

        ● Church Wide Assembly Comfort Stations where convention attendees can rest, receive minor first aide, blood pressure screenings, bring prayer concerns. and receive triage for medical issues. We were present at the 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 assemblies.

● Well developed and newly re-organized format elpna.org web site that is updated regularly.

● Local Synod Gathering Comfort Stations, modeled after Church Wide Assembly and staffed by local parish nurses.

         ● Westberg Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee in April, 2015 and Chicago in 2016, attended by
            parish nurses of all Faith backgrounds, 
where we held a meeting for Lutheran  Nurses.

  • We now have respresntatives on the Board of Directors from 8 of the 9 ELCA Regions.
  • We continue to  promote parish/faith community nursing in the synods, Region 3 has provided grant funds for start-up costs in Lutheran churches, and other Regions are working on a grant process.
  • March 18, 2016 the updated National By Laws were approved, making the National By Laws now separate from the Rgion 3 By Laws.  This was needed because the Region 3 developed the first By Laws . Now each Region may have it's own By Laws as other regions grow and develop.  Region 3 By Laws were updated in October 2016.
  • We will be present at the 2017 WELCA meeting in Minneapolis, MN.