Congratulations District 2 Award Winners

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Congratulations to our District 2 Citations of Excellence Award Winners! We couldn’t do the great work we do without you! Norma Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing Dr. Cuellar is a distinguished member of the nursing community at The University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing. She chairs The CCN Committee on Inclusiveness, which strives to make the college a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Cuellar is a …

Call for Nominations: ANA Committees and Boards

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The ANA Committee on Appointments (COA), a Committee of the ANA Board of Directors, has opened its 2018 Call for Nominations for the following positions on ANA Committees and Boards: American Nurses Association – Political Action Committee  Board of Trustees American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board of Directors Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advocacy Board Committee on Bylaws Committee on Honorary Awards Committee on Nursing Practice Standards Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) National Advisory Committee Professional Policy Committee (formerly Reference …

ANA Appoints New CEO

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The ANA Enterprise announced the appointment of Dr. Loressa Cole as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She assumed this role on May 7, 2018. In this role, Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, will provide strategic leadership and have responsibility for the operating activities of the Enterprise including management of staff and implementation of programs for the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American Nurses Foundation. Dr. Cole is an accomplished senior executive who brings …

Why Are Nurses Suing the EPA?

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How is it that our shampoo can contain carcinogens and our floor cleaner reproductive toxicants? For over a decade nurses have been working with a wide range of partners, including other health professionals, environmentalists, and health-affected groups, to up-date the nation’s chemical safety policy. Written in 1976, the Toxic Substance Control Act was an ineffectual safety net for people and the environment from exposures to toxic chemicals in our air, water, food, and products. It did not require companies to …

Mental Health First Aid: Increasing Knowledge and Awareness

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by Commissioner Lynn Beshear, Alabama Department of Mental Health   Prevention and early intervention are essential to changing the way we support those with mental health or substance use disorders. One way to proactively assist those in need is obtaining training in Mental Health First Aid.  Just as CPR helps one learn the skills to save an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid provides the know-how to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. …

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