ASNA COVID-19 Response Recap

The Alabama State Nurses Association and The American Nurses Association have been with you, our nurses, every step of the way during the COVID-19 crisis. Nurses put their patients first and ASNA/ANA put our nurses first! As someone rightly said, “If our providers are not healthy (protected) then who is going to keep patients healthy? The following are examples of how ASNA/ANA has worked to help nurses stay safe and save lives: Information In January, ASNA Executive Director, John Ziegler …

Nurses Code of Ethics is Antithetical to Racism, Brutality and Senseless Violence

ASNA President, Sarah Wilkinson-Buchmann Concurs with ANA President, Ernest Grant’s Statement that the Nurses Code of Ethics is Antithetical to Racism, Brutality and Senseless Violence Statement by Sarah Wilkinson-Buchmann, DNP, RN, President of the Alabama State Nurses Association: As President of the Alabama State Nurses Association, I wholeheartedly concur with the statement issued by the American Nurses Association President, Ernest Grant. During COVID-19 and other periods of national distress, nurses have consistently demonstrated their commitment to high ethical standards of …

ASNA COVID-19 Response to AL Legislators

The Alabama State Nurses Association is continuing our response to the COVID-19 pandemic by sending signed letters to every Alabama legislator to fight for the rights of Alabama nurses. In part, the ASNA president is saying the following to Alabama legislators: I am the President of the Alabama State Nurses Association. We are the professional nursing organization that has represented the interest of Alabama nurses of all specialties for over 107 years. On behalf of thousands of Alabama nurses, I …

ANA Launches Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses

April 1, 2020 Today, the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation), the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), announces the launch of the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses. Johnson & Johnson and the TYLENOL brand made a $1.5M commitment to the launch of this fund. Through this initiative, members of the public can demonstrate their appreciation and support for nurses who are on the frontline caring for patients during this pandemic, despite significant risk to their well-being and safety. Through this national …

ASNA Position Statement: Full Practice Authority for APRNs

March 26, 2020 For many years, The Alabama State Nurses Association has advocated for the removal of barriers and restrictions placed on advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) in our state. The COVID-19 crisis has reinforced the previous arguments that APRNs are educated and have the experience to provide a myriad of essential primary care needs and that restrictions on their practice hinders vital access to care for Alabama citizens. Even before the present health crisis, Alabama had a critical shortage …

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