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  • Black History Month: Celebrating Three African-American ANA Presidents

    Black History Month: Celebrating Three African-American ANA Presidents

    from the 2/21/19 edition of the ANA Nursing Insider Barbara L. Nichols, ANA President 1978-1982 Born and raised in Maine, Barbara Nichols, DHL, MS, RN, FAAN, was active in children’s theater and initially considered a career in acting. However, there were …READ MORE
  • Nurses Leading on Climate Change and Health Issues

    Nurses Leading on Climate Change and Health Issues

    by Cook, Cara; Schenk, Beth; & Demorest, Shanda L. Nursing is rooted in the principles of health promotion and disease prevention. Nurses help individuals achieve optimal health by educating how to engage in healthy lifestyle choices, ensuring appropriate medication management, and …READ MORE
  • Nurses & Social Media Usage Pitfalls

    Nurses & Social Media Usage Pitfalls

    by Peggy Sellers Benson, RN, MSHA, MSN, NE-BC Executive Officer, Alabama Board of Nursing Recently, I have been asked to discuss the issues the Alabama Board of Nursing sees related to social media usage. Social media complaints against nurses are …READ MORE
  • The Role of Nurses in Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

    The Role of Nurses in Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

    by Shereda Finch, M.Ed. MPA Preventing substance use disorders (SUDs) and associated problems in children, adolescents and young adults should include comprehensive, integrative approaches that involve parents, families, communities and medical professionals, even nurses. The 2016 National Survey on Drug …READ MORE
  • Overdosing in AL: Understanding the Opioid Crisis

    Overdosing in AL: Understanding the Opioid Crisis

    by Shereda Finch, M.Ed. MPA In Alabama, many individuals, families and communities have been impacted by the Opioid Crisis. As evidenced by reports of opioid overdose deaths across the state, it is clear that the Crisis does not discriminate based …READ MORE

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