The Nurses’ Professional group (NPG) was created to cultivate the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s goals within the practice of professional nursing. The NPG is committed to excellence in patient care, research, and the advancement of reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) nursing. The NPG offers continuing education programs, such as the Nurse Certificate Course and eLearn opportunities; and has also begun NEW Nursing Grand Rounds webinars with an educational grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Inc.
The members of the NPG Executive Board and committees work together to provide educational opportunities for nurses in the REI field. This is the time for REI nurses to get involved in the NPG and become part of this amazing group. The NPG welcomes your ideas to improve NPG benefits to our members.
The Nurse Certificate Course provides nurses with valuable information; and we continue to have fertility centers across North America earning the Nursing Center of Excellence emblem. Remember, nurses play an important role in patient education and ultimately patient satisfaction. The Center of Excellence emblem may assist a patient in choosing a fertility center. I encourage you to visit the NPG website, http:// npg-asrm.org/. Here, you will find everything NPG. Is your center a Center of Nursing Excellence? If not, find out how your center can earn this recognition.
This year, at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo, in Salt Lake City, Utah, we will be having a joint reception with the Mental Health Professional Group, the Legal Professional Group, and the Association of Reproductive Managers on October 17th, 2016 at 7 PM. Please join us during this reception to network with other professions in our unique field.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Salt Lake!
JoRene Bigler-Vollman, R.N., M.S.N.
2015-2016 NPG Chair