James Hardin earned his ASN from Troy State University, BSN from Jacksonville State University, and MSc International Management of Health Systems from the University of Liverpool.

Nursing allows you to put the needs of others before your own. In a world that has become so self involved, nurses put the health of those that they care for before their own. Not to get rich or for fame, but because it's the right thing to do.

He currently serves as the District Nurse Administrator of Home Care for the Alabama Department of Public Health. Over the last 25 years as a RN, he has worked in many healthcare settings in a clinical, educational, or administrative role.

ASNA is a platform for nurses to be heard and the catalyst for meaningful change. Where most organizations have a mixed agenda, ASNA has only one: nurses.