The Capital Area Community Nursing Network (CACNN) collaborates with community, academia, home, and health based agencies to identify solutions through community based initiatives for challenges facing nursing. While creating sustainable partnerships to ensure safe and quality healthcare for Capital Area residents, the committee provides a unique perspective on current nursing topics such as clinical nursing education, scope of practice issues, and workforce shortages.
The Committee membership reflects the community and includes representatives from local health systems, the Schools of Nursing and other nursing professionals throughout the Capital Area as well as workforce representatives. CACNN is committed to the mission of the Capital Area Health Alliance to work together as nurses to empower our community to achieve better health.
Current active members of the committee include: Baker College, General Motors, Grace Hospice, Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, Ingham County Health Department, Ingham Health Plan Corporation, Lansing Community College, McLaren Greater Lansing, Michigan Nurses Association, MSU College of Nursing, NexCare Health Systems, Sparrow Health System
The Capital Area Community Nursing Network (CACNN) collaborates with community, academia, home, and health based agencies to identify solutions through community based initiatives for challenges facing nursing.
Strategic Goals & Activities Planned for 2017
Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.
Create sustainable partnerships with other health professions and community organizations to ensure a safe and quality healthcare for residents of the capital area.
Use workforce data to promote workforce planning and effective policy making.
Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.
Encourage Nurse representation on all local committees and other state and community boards.
Host the annual Nurses Week Celebration on May 10, 2017, at the Hannah Center in East Lansing.
Recent News and Events
Nurses Week Celebration 2017
May 10, 2017
Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road, East Lansing
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Event for all nurses. Food, door prizes and a Continuing Nursing Education Presentation - Care Giver Strategies for Chronic Pain Management by Roxane Chan PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Outcome: Nurses will experience integrative modalities for chronic pain, realizing their application and value to address underlying physiological, emotional and cognitive dis-regulationfor use inpatient care and self-management. 1.0 CNE contact hour will be awarded.
CACNN meets on a bi-monthly basis in the Health & Human Services (HHS) Building, Conference Room 104, on Lansing Community College's Main Campus. (For directions and parking instructions, click HERE.) If you are interested in becoming involved with CACNNand attending a meeting, please contact the Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CACNNhosted its annual Nurses Week Celebration on May 12, 2016. The region-wide celebration was open to the public and offered a continuing education program, networking, dinner and recognition of the work of nurses in the Capital Area. Guest speaker Leslie E. Simons, DNP, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, Health Programs in the College of Nursing at Michigan State University spoke on Pain Management in Elders with Chronic Nonmalignant Pain. Participants who attended this session and completed an evaluation received a certificate for 1.00 hour of continuing education credits.
Nursing Honor Guard
CACNNhas voted to join the Nurses of McLaren Greater Lansing in the creation of a Nursing Honor Guard to recognize and honor men and women who have dedicated their lives to the nursing profession. The Nursing Honor Guard pays tribute to individuals at the time of their death who dedicated their lives to helping others.
Active and retired nurses volunteer their time to travel the area and honor fellow nurses as part of the Nursing Honor Guard. It is a privilege for the members of the Honor Guard to recognize nurses and help bring peace to mourners during their time of loss.
The Nursing Honor Guard can:
Attend all services wearing the traditional white uniforms.
Stand guard at the nurse's casket or simply provide a presence at the visitation.
Recite "A Nurse's Prayer" at the funeral or during a special service.
Present the Florence Nightingale nursing lamp to the family.
Place a white rose on the nurse's casket at the end of the service, which signifies the nurse's devotion to his or her profession.
Photo courtesy of McLaren Greater Lansing.
WHO CAN SERVE: Our volunteers would be honored to serve any Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) whose funeral service is within 50 miles of McLaren Greater Lansing (401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Lansing, MI).
ARRANGEMENTS: To request the presence of the Honor Guard at a nurse's funeral or service, please contact McLaren Greater Lansing Patient Care Services at (517) 975-6256 or (517) 975-6255.
The purpose of this summit is to equip nurses with a broader lens and widen their view of current events in Michigan that are changing the landscape of healthcare now and into the future. Topics will include: chronic pain management, human trafficking, civility in nursing, board leadership, the culture of health and primary care, complementary medicine, and relationship based care. Learn more at michigancenterfornursing.org/summit-2017 or register online at mcn.eventbrite.com.
Nurses Week Celebration 2016
May 12, 2016, Hannah Community Center (819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI). Guest speaker Leslie E. Simons, DNP, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, Health Programs in the College of Nursing at Michigan State University spoke on Pain Management in Elders with Chronic Nonmalignant Pain.
Nurses Week Celebration 2015
May 12, 2015, Hannah Community Center (819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI). The annual region-wide celebration was open to the public and offered a continuing education program, networking, dinner and recognition of the work of nurses in the Capital Area.
Nurses Week Celebration 2014
May 7, 2014, Hannah Community Center (819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI). The annual celebration drew 110 participants who attended a Pain Management workshop and obtained Continuing Education credits and enjoyed an evening of networking, refreshments, and prizes, in recognition of the contributions that nurses and nursing make to our community.