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Purpose of the Consortium

The purpose of the Southern Excellence in Nursing Consortium (SENC) is to establish a collaborative network of nursing clinicians, educators and administrators with the intent of sharing innovations, evidence-based practices, and quality improvement processes to promote nursing excellence and further enhance nursing as a profession. The consortium may also provide collaborative research opportunities as they become available. Members have agreed for the consortium to be a safe place and trusting environment to discuss pressing nursing issues.

Current Goals

  1. Conduct quarterly conference calls
  2. Hold an annual summit meeting
  3. Invite hospital and education partners in AL, MS, LA, TX and FL
  4. Develop a Speakers Bureau
  5. Identify and formally acknowledge membership
  6. Connect members for networking, mentoring and sharing
  7. Design ways to participate in multi-center projects


Membership is free at this time. Hospitals and Schools of Nursing from East Texas to Florida are invited to join. Nursing clinicians, faculty and administrative nurses who are interested.

Current Topics of Interest to the Membership

  1. Regulatory Trends/Value Based Purchasing
  2. Quality Improvement
  3. Professional Practice/Healthy Work Environment
  4. Reducing Finances/Waste Reduction

For more information about SENC, contact Lana Schiro at or 504-842-0572.

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