District 3 includes the Alabama counties of Blount, Calhoun, Cleburne, Cherokee, Clay, Coosa, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, St.Clair, Talladega, and Walker. View the map.
If you live or work in our district and are considering becoming an ASNA member, make sure to visit our member page to learn about all the benefits of membership. Current members can find meeting and district info below.

District Officers

Our district officers are working to make East Alabama a better place for nurses to work and live. Make sure to connect with them at the next district meeting. Upcoming District 3 meeting details are posted below the officer listings.

Ellen Buckner, PHD, RN, CNE, AE-C


Adrienne Curry, DNP, RN


Frankie Wallis, DNP, NP-C

Vice President 

Debbie Litton, DNP, RN, MBA

Past President 

Lucy Phillips, BSN, RN


Yvette Spencer, BS, BSN, RN, MPPM


Current Meetings & Events

Click a button below to access the latest information for District 3 meetings and events. If you have any questions, please contact the district president listed above. You can also scroll down to the Resources section for audio and video recordings of past meetings and presentations.

ASNA District 3 Meeting

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

4:30–6:30pm at Golden Corral, 3117 Lorna Rd in Hoover
If you'd like to help us with our Summer Service Project to fill backpacks for students, please bring a $20 donation per backpack or supplies from the supply list.
Make checks payable to Yvette Spencer and add“For: ASNA District 3 Backpacks”
Backpack Supply List
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Rulers
  • Pens
  • Calculator
  • Erasers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • White Out
  • Tissues
  • Computer paper
  • Glue (bottled and stick form)
  • Backpacks (must be clear or netted)

District 3 Resources

District 3 Newsletters

Spring 2019  |  Winter 2019


Recordings of Previous Meetings

April 2019: Our New Normal at JSU Nursing - Hope and Recovery

January 2019: Alabama Hospital Staff Nurse Study with Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN


Citation for Excellence

Peers or supervisors are encouraged to nominate a nurse who has demonstrated excellence in nursing for The ASNA Citation of Excellence Award. Nominees may be recommended at any time during the year. The nominator or nominee does NOT have to be an ASNA member.

Nominate Someone!




Alabama State Nurses Association - ASNA District 3
Alabama State Nurses Association - ASNA District 3 shared a post.Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at 1:34am
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Alabama State Nurses Association - ASNA District 3
Alabama State Nurses Association - ASNA District 3 shared a post.Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 6:42am
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Alabama State Nurses Association - ASNA District 3
Alabama State Nurses Association - ASNA District 3 shared a post.Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 3:53am
Too frequently, nurses consider physical violence a symptom of the patient’s illness—even if they sustain injuries—so they don’t submit incident reports, and their injuries aren’t treated. Ultimately, physical and psychological insults result in distraction, which contributes to a higher incidence of medication errors and negative patient outcomes. Other damaging consequences include moral distress, burnout, and job dissatisfaction, which can lead to increased turnover. However, when organizations encourage nurses to report violence and provide education about de-escalation and prevention, they’re able to alleviate stress.