Message From the President
Many times gifts come to us in packages that we do not expect or recognize. I consider this appointment to serve as President one of those gifts.
In January of 2010 I moved to Texas from Wisconsin and was hopeful that in the future I would join the local affiliate. I had been a member of the Greater Milwaukee Nurses of Staff Development (GMNSDO) and a member of the National Nurses of Staff Development Organization for years. I mentioned to a colleague that I wanted to get involved with the local affiliate and before I could blink, I was at my first meeting, presenting an education topic and paying my dues all in a one shop stop!
The gift is the professional energy, collegiality and collaboration from my peers across the city that fills my cup every month. No matter what the subject or issue, someone has experienced it, is a content expert, resource or has a solution. It is simply amazing. I always look forward to the meetings and find everyone so interesting and invigorating. It fuels my passion for development and education.
The Texas Gulf Coast Affiliate Nurses of Staff Development Organization is a great opportunity to network with professionals from all over the city and surrounding area. The members represent many organizations and healthcare venues; our commonality is the passion we have for education and development. It is refreshing to collaborate, coordinate and share the latest, greatest and best practices in our field. I have made friends and established relationships with others who are guided by the Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development and apply them to their work every day.
This year we have a robust education calendar that is a part of our monthly meetings. We provide scholarship opportunities and raise funds for a community projects. Our greatest asset is the professional colleagues, network and development opportunities. I welcome all you to check us out and see if we can share the gift and fuel your passion for education and development.
Lowine Sarbacker MSN, RN-BC