Domestic Violence: There Is No “Typical Victim”

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This is part 2 of a 4-part series: Read Part 1: Domestic Violence: A Growing Problem Read Part 3: Domestic Violence: What Nurses Can Do Read Part 4: Domestic Violence: 10 Tips on Cell Phone Safety & Privacy   Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. There is NO “typical victim.” Victims of domestic violence comes from all walks of life, varying age groups, all backgrounds, all communities, all education levels, all economic levels, all cultures, all ethnicities, all …

Domestic Violence: A Growing Concern

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Bobbie Holt-Ragler, DNP, MSN, M.Ed., RNC  |  Community Health Advocate  |  District 4 This is part 2 of a 4-part series: Read Part 2: Domestic Violence: There’s No “Typical Victim” Read Part 3: Domestic Violence: What Nurses Can Do Read Part 4: Domestic Violence: 10 Tips on Cell Phone Safety & Privacy The problem of domestic violence is a growing concern. It is often overlooked, excused or denied and unreported.  Many victims of domestic violence remain silent out of fear. In …

Fighting For Nurses’ Rights In Alabama

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From the desk of John Ziegler, ASNA Executive Director During a Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, ASNA issues Alerts and Legislative Reports regarding proposed legislation that may impact patients AND/OR nursing. These items will come to you via email or social media. They will also be posted on the ASNA website at alabamanurses.org. Think of ASNA as a microphone to amplify YOUR VOICE to policy makers and people who ultimately craft the rules you abide by every day. Through membership in ASNA you CAN “SHOUT” instead …

ANF Awards Scholarships to Alabama Nursing Students

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The Helen Wilson Leadership Scholarship is available to any current Alabama Association Nursing Student (AANS) member who has completed at least 12 nursing credit hours. Applicants must be enrolled in a RN Nursing program. It is awarded to an AANS member who has evidence of leadership and/or community involvement. The 2017 award winners are all enrolled at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The following were awarded their scholarships in August, 2017. Kristina Faw Ms. Faw has been an active …

A Look Into the National Nursing Market

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by Courtney Haun, MPH, AL-HAC, Program Assistant Introduction According to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report, the United States (U.S.) ranks 26th of 35 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries for life expectancy (“Comparison With Other Nations | 2016 Annual Report | AHR,” 2016). The rank is a result of a comprehensive set of data to allow a holistic view of the health of each individual state and the entire nation at large. Based on the nation’s health ranking …

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