WANTED: NURSE ACTIVISTS

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Are You Connected?

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ASNA routinely sends out email alerts regarding legislative and practice issues and continuing education opportunities.  As a licensed nurse in Alabama you should already be receiving our quarterly The Alabama Nurse (if not, let us know), visiting us on Facebook, or receiving our Tweets, but we would love to add you to our email list.  Click here for more information.

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