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 …

Miles Apart Yet Close to Heart: Long Distance Caregiving

by Dr.Terry Ann Sturm, DNP, GNP-C, CRNP & Dr. Joyce Varner, DNP, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-C, GCNS Key Words: Informal caregivers, long-distance caregivers, distance care giving, care giving costs, aging parents, frail older person, burden of care There are no conflicts of interest for either author Employer University of South Alabama. Abstract The prevalence of long-distance care givers is growing. As America ages and the cost of healthcare increases, there will be a larger role played by the distant provider. Family bonds …

Writing an Abstract for a Poster or Oral Presentation

One of the goals of The Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA) is to encourage nurses to be leaders in nurse specialty/practice setting of their choice. ASNA believes that every nurse can be a leader. What better way to be a leader than to share your experiences and knowledge? ASNA offers two great opportunities each year for Poster Presentations: the Elizabeth Morris Clinical Education Session – FACES in the spring and the annual ASNA Convention in the fall. The association often …

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