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It’s Not About the Money. It’s About the Patients.


Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Over the past year you (nurses) continue to remain at the forefront of healthcare. As the largest workforce in healthcare, you continue to show your resilience and strength. You constantly sacrifice your health, your family, and your wellbeing for the sake of those you serve. We, the Alabama State Nurses Association are here for you! We understand that it is NOT about the money. We understand it is about quality care, safe staffing, adequate breaks, just to name a few. ASNA is your nursing voice speaking out for safe staffing, [...]

It’s Not About the Money. It’s About the Patients.2022-01-16T17:37:45+00:00

Nurse Legion of Honor Medal Presented for the First Time at UAB Ceremony to Two Nurse Heroes


November 30, 2022 - UAB School of Nursing AuditoriumThe Nurse Legion of Honor Medal is the highest award presented by the Alabama State Nurses Association in its 109 year history. The criteria mirrors that of the Medal of Honor for the military. Nurses who preform acts of courage with risks beyond those normally associated with the profession are nominated and carefully screened by their peers to qualify for the Medal.Two UAB ER Nurses Receive Legion of HonorTwo UAB ER nurses, India Alford and Sherichia Hardy received medals. Alford and Hardy assisted in the field amputation to save a victim of the 2021 Fultondale, [...]

Nurse Legion of Honor Medal Presented for the First Time at UAB Ceremony to Two Nurse Heroes2022-01-05T20:26:22+00:00

Amy Morris, MPA, BSN, RN-BC


Amy has been a registered nurse at Auburn University at Montgomery, Warhawk Health Services for the past 20 years. She has a BA in History from University of Tennessee, Martin Campus, and my BSN from University of Alabama in Birmingham and my MPA from Auburn University at Montgomery. Amy is certified as a college health professional and has a certificate in travel medicine. Her areas of interest are immunizations and infectious diseases. She has worked with ASNA on continuing education for years as a reviewer.

Amy Morris, MPA, BSN, RN-BC2022-01-21T21:43:28+00:00

April Bishop, MPA, BS, ASIT


April has been with ASNA since December, 2000 and in this capacity assists the executive team with record keeping, database maintenance, membership applications and maintaining the continuing education records. April has an extensive background with customer service, database and project management. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and currently working on her Master's in Public Administration through Purdue University

April Bishop, MPA, BS, ASIT2022-01-21T19:55:40+00:00

Kristina Gentle, BSN, RN


Kristina attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and received her BSN in 2017. During her time at UAH, Kristina served on the UAH Association of Nursing Students board, the Alabama Association of Nursing Students board, and the National Student Nurses Association board. She is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.Kristina is working as a registered nurse in the Medical ICU at Huntsville Hospital. As a recent graduate, I believe that being involved with ASNA can enrich one’s nursing career by offering opportunities for education, networking, and staying informed with [...]

Kristina Gentle, BSN, RN2022-01-21T19:54:15+00:00

Philip Cohn, ADN


Philip Cohn believes there is nothing better than to reduce the suffering of a living being. Nursing gives him the ability to do this in many different ways. There is a lot of variety in what a nurse does, but most of it comes back to helping the patient in whatever way they need. Philip received his ADN from Jefferson State. He also has a BA in Chinese with a minor in biology from the University of Vermont. Philip says ASNA membership is valuable because a lot the health issues addressed in hospitals have roots in societal issues. Therefore, [...]

Philip Cohn, ADN2022-01-21T19:52:26+00:00

Candace Pierce, DNP, RN, CNE, COI


Dr. Pierce began her nursing career working as a cardiac nurse and moved to critical care a year later. She spent 4 years working as an assistant professor at Troy University before moving back to the clinical setting. I found my love for teaching working at the naval hospital in Okinawa, Japan. Candace currently works as the Director of Professional Development at Jackson Hospital, while also continuing to teach online for a BSN and MSN program. She holds a BSN from Arkansas Tech University, MSN in Nursing Education from Liberty University, and a DNP in Nursing Administration with an [...]

Candace Pierce, DNP, RN, CNE, COI2021-10-29T17:17:11+00:00

Katilya Ware, PhD, RN


District 5 Dr. Katilya Ware is an Assistant Professor at Auburn University School of Nursing. She served in the role of District 5 Vice President for the Alabama State Nurses Association prior to her role as president. She also served as the District 5 Secretary from 2017 to 2019. Being a nurse is important to me because it provides me with opportunities to make a difference in healthcare. Dr. Ware began her career in the emergency department after graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Southern Union State Community College. She continued her education and obtained a Bachelor’s [...]

Katilya Ware, PhD, RN2021-10-29T17:15:50+00:00

Adrienne Curry, DNP, RN


District 3 Dr. Curry has been a member of ASNA since she became a nurse in 2004. She is active in numerous leadership roles and was a 2017 participant in the ASNA Leadership Academy. Subsequent to that participation she joined the mentor team and has had one or more mentees every year. She is an active mentor, contributing her presence, her expertise, and her dedication. I became a nurse because I have wanted to choose a career where I could help others. Dr. Curry earned her associate degree from Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, then her Bachelor’s and [...]

Adrienne Curry, DNP, RN2022-01-17T14:56:17+00:00
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