As you know, the IOMSN is dedicated to sustaining and expanding the sub-specialty of MS nursing. Based on this mission, a new and exciting program was held in May 2017. An accredited mini-fellowship of nursing professionals took place on May 15th -18th under the leadership of our colleague, Patricia Melville, NP and her colleague, Dr. Patricia Coyle. Six nursing professionals traveled to Stony Brook, New York for an information-filled four days. Immediate feedback and evaluations of the program were positive although we plan to survey participants once again this fall. We hope to determine the impact of this experience on the nurses’ professional practice in MS.
The IOMSN is pleased to announce that Biogen has awarded the IOMSN, in partnership with Nurse Practitioner Alternatives and Neurology Associates at Stony Brook, an educational grant to support a second mini-fellowship in 2017.
Once applications have been received, the IOMSN Mentorship Committee will select a limited number of nursing professionals from the United States and from Canada to participate in our accredited Fall Mini-Fellowship Program.
Completed applications are due by the close of business (5:00 pm EDT) on Friday, September 8, 2017. Successful candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than September 20, 2017 so they may plan their work and travel schedule.
IOMSN will cover: air travel | ground transfers | related travel expenses | three nights hotel stay | meals | learning materials
This Educational Design Activity is jointly provided by the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN) and Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA).
NPA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Successful candidates will earn 17.5 continuing education credits (3.0 of these credits are in the area of pharmacology) from our educational partner, Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA).
The IOMSN anticipates that this program will be an ongoing opportunity for the MS nursing community and will encompass MS nursing worldwide in the near future.
♦ A licensed nursing professional with a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS)
♦ Practicing in the UNITED STATES or CANADA
♦ Personal Statement (2 page maximum)
◊ Describe your interest and/or experience in MS
◊ State your career objectives
◊ Explain how participation in this program will help you achieve your career objectives.
If your specialty is NOT MS, explain your motivation for applying to this program.
♦ Copy of Your Current CV or Brief Biography
Please submit the fellowship application via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org