I’d like to start off by introducing myself.  My name is Mary Tess-Barber, LPN.  I am the new Vice President of the great organization, Wisconsin Association of LPN’s (WALPN).  I am a full-time LPN working at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.  I work the night shift in the Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Division. 

I have been a member of not only the WALPN, but also the National Association of LPN’s (NALPN).  I would to take a little time to share my experiences of both these fine organizations.  I have attended three national and three state conferences .  I have attended the national conferences in Biloxi, Mississippi; Orlando, Florida and San Antonio, Texas.  I have met LPNs from all over the country and the Bahamas.  It is amazing to hear about all the different practices my fellow nurses are in.  I have made lifelong friends and look forward to seeing them at conferences.   One of the wonderful benefits of attending a NALPN conference is the education/certifications/CEU’s they offer.  I am certified in Mental Health First Aid, have a certificate in End of Life Care and a certification in Gerontology.  The certification in Gerontology raised my pay grade by 2 steps (it’s a VA thing) and I received a nice raise.  Both these organizations offer wonderful teaching, speakers and camaraderie. 

Our WALPN Annual Conference will be held Sunday, April 28th & Monday, April 29th, 2019 at the Wintergreen Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.  I would encourage you to join and attend this event.  Look forward to meeting and seeing you at the conference.

Sincerely,

Mary Tess-Barber, LPN
WALPN
Vice PresidentI

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The 70th Annual WALPN Conference has been postponed to April 2021.  Details will be announced when a decision has been made.  Click Here for details.

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Wisconsin Association of Licensed Practical Nurses has been a life changing experience, helping me to grow within my field and providing me with lifelong friendships and networking opportunities year round.  I am so happy to be a part of this organization that provides support and opportunity for the much needed field of Licensed Practical Nurses!

- JoAnn, Manitowoc WI

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