ASNA Award Nominations Now Open

Please read below to see all of the available awards. When you are ready to make your nomination(s), click the button below to download the nomination form. All forms must be emailed to Tyler  by July 15, 2017     Awards Criteria and Procedure Awards are for members unless otherwise stated. Any ASNA member, group, or staff may submit nominations. All ASNA awards must be submitted on the ASNA Nominations Form. Award recipients will be selected by the ASNA Awards …

Legislative Report – May 2017

SUMMARY OF THE 2017 ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE SESSION  First, ASNA welcome’s the Honorable Kay Ivey as Alabama’s 54th Governor. Governor Ivey is the second female and the first Republican female to serve as Governor. This year’s Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature ended on May 19, 2017. The following is a recap of key state issues related to nursing and healthcare: Strengthening healthcare volunteer driver protections for non-profit or faith-based organizations: HB175 passed House but the Session ended before a Senate vote. …

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. …

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