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COVID-19 Exacerbated Nursing Shortage, Alabama State Nurses Association President Says

Nurses are leaving the state of Alabama for jobs across state lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, where they will be paid more for the same work. Alabama State Nurses Association President, Dr. Lindsey Harris, speaks on the nursing shortage, pay gaps, and how COVID-19 has impacted hospital workers.

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Dec 23, 2021Dec 23, 2021

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

December 23, 2021|News|

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 [...]

Dec 1, 2021Dec 1, 2021

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

December 1, 2021|News|

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 [...]

Sep 13, 2021Sep 13, 2021

Nurse Pay: ASNA Fighting for Better Pay and Safe Staffing Levels

September 13, 2021|News|

by James Hardin, MSC, BSN, RN, NE-BC, ASNA President-Elect Where Are We? Many nurses would say that they can’t remember a time when they were sufficiently staffed on a consistent basis. In the over 30 years that I have been in healthcare, there has been a “nursing shortage”. The severity of this shortage has been somewhat cyclical, but healthcare organizations in Alabama have been able to ride out the [...]

Sep 11, 2021Sep 11, 2021

You May Know a Deserving Nurse for the Legion of Honor Medal

September 11, 2021|News|

by John C. Ziegler MA. D. MIN, ASNA Executive Director Any nurse may recommend an Alabama nurse for The Legion of Honor Medal. Like the Medal of Honor for the military, The Legion of Honor Medal represents the highest measure of courage and valor in dangerous circumstances. The Nurse Legion of Honor criteria applies that concept to those settings and circumstances in our communities where nurses exhibit extraordinary courage in situations [...]

Aug 10, 2021Aug 10, 2021

Open Education Resources in Nursing Education

August 10, 2021|News|

Open Education Resources in Nursing Education by Julie Savage Jones is licensed under Creative Commons-BY 4.0 I came to the Creative Commons (CC) certificate program for educators upon being awarded an Open Education Resources (OER) training grant. As a community college nursing instructor, I was very interested in learning about potentially free resources for my students. The knowledge that I gained through the course has opened my eyes to so [...]

Jul 20, 2021Jul 20, 2021

COVID Trauma Could Result in PTSD for Nurses

July 20, 2021|News|

By John Ziegler, ASNA Executive Director Originally published July 16, 2021 in Birmingham Medical News  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating, and after the daily stress and trauma of caring for critically ill COVID patients, nurses and healthcare providers need to be aware of that this may affect them. The clinical definition of a trauma includes incidental or prolonged exposure to actual or threatened death, and this has certainly [...]

Jul 14, 2021Jul 14, 2021

The Role of Technology and the Improvement of Compliance with Diabetes Mellitus

July 14, 2021|News|

by Arica Jones BSN, RN (MSN student, Troy University) Technology for Diabetes Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles and studies published within the past five years were examined to determine the current state of technology for diabetes, as well as its effectiveness. The research found that the combination of modern technology and education has a profound effect on glycemic control and is very promising for improving the overall health of patients. Studies have [...]

Jun 22, 2021Jun 22, 2021

ASNA Members Receive UAB School of Nursing Visionary Leader Recognition

June 22, 2021|News|

As part of their 70th anniversary, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing honored 70 alumni considered leaders in nursing, nurse anesthesia and health care. Please congratulate our current and former ASNA members who were included in this honor. Community Award Recipient The Community Impact Award is presented to an individual in the field of nursing who has made a significant and positive impact on a community through [...]

May 25, 2021May 25, 2021

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day: Help Your Patients Quit for Good

May 25, 2021|News|

The Dangers of Smoking Each year, 480,000 people die from smoking, and 41,000 people die from secondhand smoke in the United States. While much of the world understands that smoking is closely related to cancer, many do not know that tobacco is one of the leading causes of heart complications and diseases. To bring attention to this little-known fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) established an annual observance named World [...]

May 19, 2021May 19, 2021

ASNA Senate Resolution Passes Legislative Session

May 19, 2021|News|

  The most recent ASNA Senate Resolution passed on the last day of the legislative session in support of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution recognizes the bravery, commitment, and sacrifices made by nurses and recommends bringing forward legislation to grant a $1,000 Alabama Income Tax Credit to qualifying nurses. ASNA Senate Resolution SR137 PROMOTING THE ENACTMENT OF LEGISLATION IMPLEMENTING A TAX CREDIT FOR NURSES TREATING COVID-19 PATIENTS. WHEREAS, [...]

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