Have They Been Forgotten?: A Look at Uniontown, Alabama

By Azita Amiri PhD, RN, Chair, Environmental Task Force  |  Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville Citizens in Uniontown, Alabama, a small town in Perry County surrounded by rural areas, have been suffering physically, mentally, and emotionally for more than two decades. Uniontown has had a failed “waste treatment” spray field for many years. In this city, sewage water is sprayed out on the fields where it is supposedly absorbed by the soil. The soil in that area, however, percolates water …

What is AANS and Why Does It Matter?

The Alabama Association of Nursing Students (AANS) is a constituent of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). NSNA is a non-profit organization for students enrolled in pre-nursing, associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. The organization has more than 60,0000 members. NSNA and AANS are dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students. The mission of the Alabama Association of Nursing Students is to foster nursing education, facilitate unity among our future colleagues, and to optimize the nursing …

WANTED: NURSE ACTIVISTS

This past year, widespread American activism has awakened from a period of “relative slumber” to a loud roar. We are a polarized nation and no matter where you fit across the spectrum of far left, left, centralist, right or far right you are probably more aware than ever that you DO FIT somewhere. Over matters ranging from national security to budget allocation subsidies for hog farmers, crowds are marching, using social media, supporting and/or objecting to issues important to them. …

ANF Awards Scholarships to Alabama Nursing Students

The Alabama Nursing Foundation (ANF) awarded seven scholarships at FACES ’17 on April 18, 2017 at Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Academic scholarships were available to any Alabama resident enrolled in education leading to a nursing degree. This year’s awardees hailed from all over the state and included both nursing students and nurses who returned to school to further their education. 2017 Academic Scholarship Awardees Alexis Strickland, Troy University “My professional goal is to help as many people as …

Legislative Report – April 2017

Bills are on http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/default.aspx.      The following is an update on bills and issues of concern to ASNA: Bill/Issue Description Status HB105 Ala Board of Nursing (ABN) Sunset Review SG HB175 Volunteer Driver Protections (transporting people with disabilities or chronic illness) POC HB254, HB255, HB256 Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN function improvements) POC HB315, HB316 Certified Professional Midwife (board, licensure and practice scope) POC SB131, SB132, SB133 Senate version of ABN function improvements (HB254, 255, 256) IC SB134 APRN …

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