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RNS Chapters
Rheumatology Nurses Society - Be the Resource They Need.
RNS Chapters

RNS Chapters

JOIN A CHAPTER
Are you interested in joining a Chapter of the Rheumatology Nurses Society? We would love to connect with you and discuss our RNS Chapters and how they benefit you! Our Chapter Development Team would love to connect with you through a virtual meeting and answer any questions you have.

START A CHAPTER
Are you looking to start a new RNS Chapter? Our Chapter Development Team would love to help you begin the process in your local area.

To schedule a call, use the link below to find a time that works best for you and book that slot. Then you will receive a confirmation email with directions and a link for your specific call. Our team member will be on video during the call but you are not required to turn your video on. We look forward to connecting with you and getting you connected to the RNS.

If none of the available slots work for you please chapters@rnsnurse.org and we will help find a time.

Rheumatology Nurses Society - Be the Resource They Need.

Become a Member

Are you interested in joining the Rheumatology Nurses Society? We would love to connect with you and discuss which of our membership opportunities would be right for you! Our Membership Development Team would love to connect with you through a virtual meeting and answer any questions you have.

To schedule a call, use the link below to find a time that works best for you and book that slot. Then you will receive a confirmation email with directions and a link for your specific call. Our team member will be on video during the call but you are not required to turn your video on. We look forward to connecting with you and getting you connected to the RNS.

If none of the available slots work for you please email members@rnsnurse.org and we will help find a time.

Meet the RNS Board

Cathy Patty-Resk, MSN, RN-BC, CPNP-PC

Cathy Patty-Resk, MSN, RN-BC, CPNP-PC

President

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Carrie Beach, BSN, RN-BC

Carrie Beach, BSN, RN-BC

President-Elect

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Carolyn Zic, MSN, FNP-BC

Carolyn Zic, MSN, FNP-BC

Member at Large – Pediatrics

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Barbara Kienzle, BSN, RN

Barbara Kienzle, BSN, RN

Member at large – Pediatrics

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Nancy Eisenberger, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nancy Eisenberger, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Member at Large

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Joni Fontenot, RN

Joni Fontenot, RN

Member at Large

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April Johnson, MSN, APRN, CNP

April Johnson, MSN, APRN, CNP

Member at Large

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Laura P. Kimble, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CNE, FAHA, FAAN

Laura P. Kimble, PhD, RN, FNP-C, CNE, FAHA, FAAN

Research Chair

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Nick Manwaring, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nick Manwaring, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Member at large

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Karen McKerihan, MSN, NP-C

Karen McKerihan, MSN, NP-C

Member at Large

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Teri Puhalsky, BSN, RN, CRNI

Teri Puhalsky, RN, CRNI

Member at Large

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RNS Live Virtual Events

Giveaway Rules, Terms & Conditions

Live Attendee Prizes
Throughout our live event, the RNS will be raffling off a variety of prizes. You must be present during the live event when the raffle is occuring to claim a prize. In addition to our raffles, the RNS will be giving away a select number of grand prizes. Raffles are chosen at random while grand prizes will be given away to those who qualify in the following areas: Highest Engagement Overall, Most Educational Questions Asked, and the “Find Elvis” Raffle. Grand prize winners will be announced during the Farewell Reception at the end of the event. Winners must be present during the reception to claim a prize. Additional details on how to play and qualify will be provided during the live event broadcast. See also, Terms & Conditions listed below.

Referral Contest
In order for the entry to count, your referral must (a) include your first and last name in the referral field on their registration form, and (b) complete the evaluation at the end of the event or OnDemand portion of the event. Winner will be contacted via email by May 30, 2021.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must be 18 years or older to claim a prize.
  • You must be registered and attend the event to win (NOTE: OnDemand participants who did not attend the live event are still eligible to win the referral contest).
  • Winners must verify their shipping address by contacting events@rnsnurse.org before prizes will be distributed

Session Description

Transitioning your Lupus Patient from Pediatric to Adult Care

Transfer of care from pediatrics to adults can be difficult for patients, especially for patients diagnosed with lupus, a disease with a high rate of comorbidity. In this session, we will address comorbid manifestations in lupus, and how to best prepare our patients for their transition to adult providers.

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Pregnancy and Women’s Health in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

In this session you will learn about how Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) impacts your pregnant patients and the latest American College of Rheumatology guidelines.

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Treating Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) in Sarcoidosis

Interstitial lung disease (ILD), sarcoidosis is lesser known in the specialty of rheumatology and requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This session will provide the pathophysiology and disease process in interstitial lung disease, as well as treatment and support considerations in interstitial lung disease patients with sarcoidosis.

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An Integrative and Alternative Approach to Rheumatology Patient Care

In this session, we will take a look at an integrative approach to patient care, combining complementary and alternative treatments in addition to medical therapies commonly applied in rheumatology.

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An Overview of Vasculitis for the Nurse and Advanced Practice Provider

Vasculitis can range from mild to life threatening symptoms, so it is important as providers to know where your patient falls on the spectrum. This session will cover a global overarching review of the disease, including detection, manifestations, and treatments.

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What Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) Looks Like in the Rheumatology Patient

In this session, we will be walking through diagnosis to care for our patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We will be discussing pathophysiology, immunology, differential diagnosis, clinical presentation, and treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome.

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A Deeper Dive into Spondylitis with You and Your Patient

Though patients may not pay attention to codes that their healthcare providers jot down, nurses and advanced practice providers know just how important that clerical detail can be. In this session, we will break down what the recent ICD-10 classification of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) means for you as a provider and the future treatment of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis.

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Updates on Guidelines in Treating Your Gout Patients

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis seen in rheumatology patients, and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released in 2020 new Guidelines for the Management of Gout. In this learning session we will be exploring the these updated treatment guidelines as well as recent and pipeline treatments so we can best serve our patients with the most current research released.

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Where Are We Now? A Look Back Through COVID-19 as of Fall 2020

It’s been nearly one year since COVID-19 was first identified as an infectious disease. Through the evolution and spread of the disease, we have learned a lot about what works and what we should avoid. In this session, we will talk about the most recent updates to treatment options for patients, particularly those with rheumatic diseases.

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Differentiating Between Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Other Hypermobility Syndromes

Take an assiduous look at the complexities between Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and other hypermobility syndrome (HMS) as we discuss clinical manifestations, the diagnostic workup, and what long term outcomes are for the hypermobility syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes patient.

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How Genetics Will Impact the Future of Rheumatology

In this session, we will introduce translational genetics and genomics through the lenses of rheumatic diseases, such as Behcet’s Disease, Stills Disease, and Systemic Onset Juvenial Idiopathic Arthritis (SoJIA).

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Immunology in Rheumatoid Arthritis

In this session, we will discuss the application of the fundamentals of immunology in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Understanding Thyroid Eye Disease and How it Relates to Rheumatology

Thyroid eye disease is often linked with other comorbidities, including many autoimmune diseases. In this session, learn how thyroid eye disease presents itself in patients with other rheumatic conditions.

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Of Mice and Men: DMOAD Therapy for the Osteoarthritic Knee

This session will focus on the common findings, challenges, and targets of therapy including the use of disease modifying osteoarthrits drugs (DMOADS) in patients with osteoarthritic knees.

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An Overview of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Ehler's Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

A rapid fire approach to understanding Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR).

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An Overview of Vasculitis for the Nurse and Advanced Practice Provider

Vasculitis can range from mild to life threatening symptoms, so it is important as providers to know where your patient falls on the spectrum. This session will cover a global overarching review of the disease, including detection, manifestations, and treatments.

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The Role and Impact of Infusible Therapies on Your Practice

In this session, learners will develop an understanding of the role and impact of infusion therapies and it’s impact in clinical rheumatology practice.

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The Progression of Lupus and Research

In this session, we will explore the history and progression of lupus and research in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis (LN).

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Pregnancy and Women's Health in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presents differently throughout a woman’s journey into motherhood. From disease activity improvements to flare ups, learn what rheumatoid arthritis looks like from conception to post-partum, and how best to support mothers throughout the process.

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Rheumatic Diseases

In this panel presentation, you will hear from multiple specialities regarding the best practices on treating rheumatic diseases.

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Navigating the COVID-19 Vaccines with Your Patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare providers to learn and adapt in an unprecedented environment, including accommodating our patients with the new vaccines on the market. In this session, we will discuss what the vaccine means for our practices, and how it could affect those with rheumatologic and other autoimmune diseases.

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Clinical Perspectives of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Through the Eyes of Dermatology and Rheumatology

Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is one of the most common rheumatologic diseases we see in patients, and dermatologists are in a unique position to recognize early signs of PsA. In this co-presentation, we will hear from both a rheumatology and dermatology provider in recognizing these signs, and how the two practices can work together to provide the best patient care.