Download the Nursing Research Grant:
The MGFA Nurses Advisory Board (NAB) comprises nurses concerned with the care of MG patients and nurses who specialize in neuromuscular diseases like MG. The NAB actively educates and recruits nurses through its continuing education programs and various professional organizations throughout the United States and Canada. The NAB is also active in writing and reviewing MGFA literature for distribution to patients and families. MGFA offers nursing research grants for those who qualify.
These grants are awarded annually to nurses or nursing students interested in studying problems encountered by patients with MG or related neuromuscular conditions. Annual deadline for applications is May 1.
The Nurses Advisory Board will be kicking off the 2014 National Conference in Philadelphia with a continuing education dinner on April 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Nurses will be able to receive a 1 hour CE credit. This event is not only open to nurses but patients and caregivers as well. For more information, click here.
The Nurses Advisory Board (NAB) is delighted to offer a detailed, step by step, set of directions on "How to Plan a Continuing Education Offering on Myasthenia Gravis for Nurses."
Please review the documents below for additional information.
How to Plan a Continuing Education Offering for Nurses (pdf)
Program Directions (pdf)
Sample Brochure (pdf)
The Nurses Advisory Board is offering 2 contact hours to Nurses that successfully complete this online CE program. Please download the documents below to begin. Instructions are included.
MG Online Final
The AANN webcast recording from the "Care of the Patient with Myasthenia Gravis" is now available. Please click here to listen.
Click here to download CPG. To take a brief survery regarding the CPG click here.
If you would like to become a member of the Nurses Advisory Board, please download the application here.
Wilma is a nurse practitioner in an acute care London, Ontario hospital providing medical services to both hospitalized and ambulatory care individuals and families with neuromuscular diseases, since 1981. A Myasthenia Gravis Clinic has been established and patients are assessed on a regular basis. Wilma has collaborated on multiple research studies in MG including swallowing problems, fatigue and sleep apnea. She has authored many articles on neuroscience nursing including MS, GBS, and MG. She is co-author of the nursing chapter of the MGFA Health Professionals manual. Wilma lectures extensively on neuromuscular diseases locally, nationally and internationally. Her affiliations include Canadian, American and world associations/federations of neuroscience nursing (CANN, AANN, and WFNN). Certification in Neuroscience Nursing and as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (RN (EC) have been awarded. She is also an assistant professor in Health Sciences Faculty at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. As an advocate for patients and families with neuromuscular diseases and particularly MG, she is the current chair of the MGFA's Nurses Advisory Board. She also serves on the Board Development/Nominating Committee and the special Committee of Outreach/Programs.
Myasthenia Gravis: A Manual for the Health Care Provider (PDF)
Medications and Myasthenia Gravis (A Reference for Health Care Professionals) (PDF)