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 …

An Open Letter on HB316-Certified Professional Midwives

Certified Professional Midwife (nursing degree not required) bill passed out of committee Wednesday to the Alabama House for consideration. (See HB316 on Ala House website). For many successive years advocates for home birth via midwife services have tried to push legislation in Alabama. ASNA’s Position Each year, ASNA has opposed this along with other nursing and healthcare organizations. Our concerns centered around patient safety, public confusion over the large variation in educational requirements for non-nurse vs certified nurse midwife credentials …

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Nurses Save Lives. Now, Nurses Can Save Money Too.

Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA) is proud to announce the new Nurse Platinum Visa Card from Servis1st Bank. Without reducing cardholder benefits, the card helps ASNA support the nursing profession and is available ASNA members and non-members alike.   “Finally, a special credit card honoring nurses,” said Dr. John Ziegler, ASNA Executive Director. “When one has a nurse card, they participate in promoting the nursing profession as a whole.”   The Personal Platinum Visa® Card lets applicants choose between a …

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