Spread the Word! Virtual Health Care Career Day – February 24, 2023

January 30, 2023

Spread the Word! Virtual Health Care Career Day – February 24, 2023

Missouri Hospital Association, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are hosting the 2nd Annual Health Care Career Day on February 24.

This statewide, virtual event will take students inside Missouri hospitals to learn about the hottest careers in health care and engage in real-world learning.




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2023 Nurse Advocacy Day

January 30, 2023

2023 Nurse Advocacy Day – Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

Deadline for registration: February 3, 2023

Missouri Nurse Advocacy Day is intended to increase awareness of the political process for all nurses and nursing students. The event expands participants’ understanding of the legislative process and provides them with effective techniques for advocating for their patients and practice.

This event will focus on why legislative advocacy is important, identifying the Missouri Nurses Association’s key legislative priorities, as well as sharing what is needed from each nurse in the state to be successful at the Capitol. The day includes a trip to the Capitol to observe the legislative process in action and visit with legislators. Joining us this year is Rebecca Patton, DNP, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Lucy Jo Atkinson Professorship in Perioperative Nursing for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and Past-President of the American Nurses Association.

For the 2023 program, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with nursing students, fellow classmates, and other nurses from a variety of practice settings through the educational sessions and during the luncheon;
  • Travel to the Capitol to experience the legislative process firsthand;
  • Network with exhibitors/vendors participating


Registration Fees

  • $45.00: Students
  • $65.00: MONA Members
  • $90.00: Non-Members (faculty register as either Members or Non-Members of MONA)

Registration Process

Two ways to register – 1) as an individual and 2) as a group or school.

The deadline to register is February 3, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Individual Registration

Individuals seeking to participate and register on their own, not with a school or group, may register online.

Group & School Registration

Schools of nursing and specialty groups seeking to participate in the event together as a group (i.e., seating) have two registration options. Groups of 20 people or less may register online. Groups of 20 or more must register using the Group/School Registration List and corresponding Group/School Payment Form below. Online registration is not an option. See instructions below:

Smaller Groups of 20 or less

Smaller groups may register online by clicking the Register Now button, or complete and submit the Group/School Registration List and corresponding Group/School Payment Form (forms below) to our office for processing. Register groups of 20 or less online at: https://cvent.me/W0Z59E

Larger Groups of 20 or more

Please complete the Group/School Registration List and corresponding Group/School Payment Form below. Both forms are required. The Group/School Payment Form will ask you to identify the total number of students versus faculty participating along with payment information, and the Group/School Registration List will ask you to identify each individual in your group by first and last name, address, email address, type of registrant (MONA Member, Non-Member, or Student). Please submit both forms to our office for processing. We will communicate details about registration and the event to the individual identified as the faculty/group liaison on the forms.

Group/School Registration List        Group/School Payment Form

NOTE: It is important that payment be in the form of ONE check (no individual student payments please), money order, or ONE credit card covering all attendees from the group/school.

Student/Faculty/Group Guide – optional activities before, during and after the event to enhance your experience


The Missouri Nurses Association would like to invite you to participate as an exhibitor at our Missouri Nurse Advocacy Day. Missouri Nurse Advocacy Day will provide an excellent opportunity to network with nurses and nursing students and faculty. On behalf of Missouri Nurses, we appreciate your consideration and would be honored to receive your support through participation as a vendor!

Exhibitor Information

  • Exhibit Fees – $500.00

Exhibitor display fees include one, six-foot clothed and skirted table, two chairs and one lunch ticket

Register Online Now   Exhibitor Application    Exhibitor Invitation Letter

The deadline to register is February 1, 2023. Exhibit space is limited, so please notify us of your intent to exhibit as soon as possible so we may reserve a table for you.


Sleeping rooms have been blocked for the Missouri Nurses Association at the Capitol Plaza Hotel for February 28 at a rate of $103.00 plus taxes, lodging fees, and a $10 per night facility fee for single or double occupancy.

Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel at 573-635-1234 or 800-338-8088 identifying yourself with the Missouri Nurses Association, or clicking here to make your room reservation online. Reservations must be made on or before January 30, 2023.


5.0 contact hours will be awarded to those participants who meet the successful completion requirements.

The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Please contact Sara Fry at (573) 636-4623 x102 or sara@midwestnurses.org with any questions.

NRHA Awards Spotlight

January 13, 2023

Nominations are now open for NRHA’s 2023 Rural Health Awards. Each year NRHA honors outstanding individuals and organizations in the field of rural health who have dedicated their time and talents to improving the health and well-being of others. Act by Feb. 20 to submit NRHA Rural Health Award nominations

Previous Rural Health Award recipients have stretched the boundaries of possibility by forging innovative programs and services, making rural life healthier and more compassionate.

Nominate your favorite rural health individual, organization, program, or student for these prestigious awards soon for consideration.

Winners will be honored during a special ceremony during NRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference in San Diego next spring.

For more information click here

NRHA in The News – Maternal, Infant Health in Rural Counties Without OBs

January 13, 2023

NRHA in The News – Maternal, Infant Health in Rural Counties Without OBs

New research by NRHA members at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center offers a comparison of evidence-based supports for maternal and infant health in 133 rural U.S. counties with and without hospital-based OB care. Additionally, Titus Regional Medical Center, an NRHA member in rural Texas, has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the country for maternity care, while women in Deep East Texas drive more than an hour to give birth after the last obstetrics unit in the area closed in 2019. Act by 11:59 p.m. CST today to save hundreds on your chance to advocate in person for the maternity care needs of your community Feb. 7-9 at NRHA’s 34th Rural Health Policy Institute.

NRHA in The News – 2022 was Rough for Hospitals – 2023 Won’t be Much Better

January 13, 2023

NRHA in The News – 2022 was Rough for Hospitals – 2023 Won’t be Much Better

Financial analysts have said that 2022 may have been the worst year for hospital finances in decades. This year looks like it will be yet another year of financial underperformance, with rural providers in especially dire circumstances. Only a handful of rural hospitals closed in 2021 and 2022, but these low totals are due to government relief, according to NRHA COO Brock Slabach, who is expecting an increase in rural hospital closures this year. Recent reports indicate at least 631 hospitals are at risk of closure. Stakeholders cite inflation and shrinking margins as key challenges, which may lead more hospitals to merge with other systems to survive. Act by 11:59 p.m. CST today to save hundreds on your chance to advocate in person for the needs of rural hospitals Feb. 7-9 at NRHA’s 34th Rural Health Policy Institute.

HHS Region 7 Virtual Office Hours

December 13, 2022

HHS Region 7 Virtual Office Hours

HHS Region 7 Virtual Office Hours – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 7 invites you to the HHS Region 7 Virtual Office Hours on Wednesday, January 4, 9:00 am – 9:45am CT. The Virtual Office Hours will provide partners and stakeholders the networking platform to engage with HHS leadership and subject matter experts to get answers to program and resource questions, request technical assistance and training, and share critical surveillance about emergent local, state, and regional healthcare issues/trends. Among the agencies that are scheduled to be in attendance are the Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Community Living, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. They will be providing a few program updates, followed by a Q&A session. Register here.

Health and Human Services Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HHSIEA)

December 6, 2022

Update on monkeypox (mpox) and the Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration

Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Register for the briefing here

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will adopt “mpox” as the term used to refer to monkeypox disease in support of the November 28, 2022 recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) . U.S. leaders have been engaging with stakeholders on a regular basis regarding our shared concerns about this disease’s terminology and the urgent need for a change to a more appropriate name. This change from the WHO will enhance the U.S. response to mpox by using a less stigmatizing term.

Thanks in large part to the support of partners like you, public health efforts have led to a greater than 95% reduction in mpox incidence since the peak of the outbreak and more than one million doses of free vaccine have been administered thus far. Today, Secretary Becerra notified state partners that HHS does not plan to renew the public health emergency (PHE) declaration for mpox when it ends on January 31, 2023 , as long as cases continue to decline. We will continue to focus on supporting jurisdictions and the Department to ensure the expiration of the mpox PHE declaration will not hinder response efforts. The expiration of the mpox PHE declaration would signal we are leaving the emergency phase of the outbreak but remain focused on the urgent work of vaccinating those at-risk and providing treatments and other support to those affected.

The Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs will host a stakeholder briefing on Thursday, December 8 at 2:00pm EST to discuss these important updates, including Q&A with our panel of subject matter experts. Register for the briefing here.

The Administration will remain steadfast and continue fighting this outbreak with a focus on keeping mpox cases low and equitably increasing vaccinations.

National Rural Health Association today

November 10, 2022

Register early to save hundreds on NRHA’s Policy Institute

NRHA’s 34th Rural Health Policy Institute is your chance to guide the future of rural health policy with NRHA leadership and advocate for issues you care about with new and returning members of Congress and the administration Feb. 7-9. You’ll have the chance to develop rapport with your federal elected officials and staff; understand the importance and successes of NRHA’s advocacy; learn the new ways NRHA is advancing the association’s priorities; participate in NRHA’s Rural Health Disparities Summit; and connect with your congressional delegation. Let’s put our ideas in motion and advocate for rural patients, providers, and communities. Interested in advocating on behalf of rural health? Sign up to participate in NRHA’s rural health advocacy campaigns and review NRHA’s updated advocacy 101 guide.

Rural Health Clinical Congress

November 3, 2022

Rural Health Clinical Congress – Conference

November 19th at 9:00 AM EST

This is a FREE, interactive, multi-topic CME/CE conference held in conjunction with NRHD. It is designed for primary care clinicians, registered nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses who care for patients from rural and underserved areas.

Register Now

Virtual CME/CE Event for Clinicians Who Serve Rural & Underserved Areas

November 1, 2022

Virtual CME/CE Event for Clinicians Who Serve Rural & Underserved Areas

Rural Health Clinical Congress Fall 2022, a free virtual live CME/CE conference, is less than a month away! This unique educational event is designed specifically for clinicians serving patients in rural and underserved communities. It will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in conjunction with NOSORH’s National Rural Health Day. Clinicians can earn up to 5.0 complimentary CME/CE credits by participating.

Confirmed Sessions

  • Menopause and Mental Health: Overcoming Barriers & Advancing Health Equity
  • Addressing the Burden of Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps
  • Overcoming Disparities in Women’s Reproductive Health
  • Liver Cancer Screening and Management in Primary Care
  • Optimizing Outcomes in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Register Here