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The Alaska Nurses Association is proudly hosting a meet and greet with Alaska Senator Mark Begich at the AaNA office on Wednesday, July 3 at 5 p.m. Join us as we speak with Senator Begich about the issues that are important to you and all Alaska nurses. Refreshments will be provided. Please join us and bring a nurse or nursing student friend or colleague. For more information on this event, please contact Andrea Nutty at andrea@aknurse.org.

Posted in News.    

On July 9th at 7pm, the Anchorage Bucs take on the Anchorage Glacier Pilots for Solidarity Night! Come pick up your free family pass from the AaNA office or call 274-0827 or email andrea@aknurse.org to reserve your pass today. 

Earn contact hours during a FREE event on Psychiatric Nursing Essentials by North Star Behavioral Health on June 18th and June 20th. 
Peter Alward, Psychiatric ANP and Jill Abrams MD will present on the following topics: How to Adminster AIMS Test, How to Complete a Comprehensive Health Assessment, and Basic Principles of Psychotropic Medications. 

To find out more about this great event and for registration instructions, please view the flyer

Alaska Nurses Foundation Seeks Proposals for 2013 Grants

AaNF's General Fund is sustained by tax-deductible donations from nurses, businesses and other individuals, as well as bequeaths, and grant resources. AaNF seeks grant proposals yearly to issue awards, of up to $500, from the General Fund for clinical projects, continuing education, publications and research, which promotes the profession of nursing in Alaska or the health of Alaskans.

AaNF also has a Public Health Nursing Fund, which awards grants to Public Health Nurses for research, continuing education, publications and community based projects. The award can be made to an individual or a group, and can be up to $5,000.

Proposal applications can be accessed here. More information about the Foundation can be accessed here.

Posted in News.    

Ballots for this year’s Alaska Nurses Association Labor Council election were counted on June 6th, 2013 at 4:30 PM at the Association office. Congratulations to the five Labor Council members who were elected by AaNA members. Elected to the AaNA Labor Council:

Jane Erickson
Jana Shockman
Donna Phillips
Janet Pasternak
Lila Elliott

Posted in News.    

Ballots for this year’s Alaska Nurses Association Providence Registered Nurses (PRN) election were counted on June 6th, 2013 at 4:30 PM at the Association office. Congratulations to the five PRN members who have been elected to leadership:

President - Terra Colegrove
Treasurer - Donna Phillips
Grievance Officers - Joe Peacott, Jennifer Hazen, Julie Eib 

Posted in News.    

Save the Date: June 11th, 9am-3pm

The Alaska Nursing Action Coalition invites you to the Center of Nursing Excellence Summit Meeting on June 11th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the BP Energy Center. 
Attendance is limited to 40 persons and teleconference is available for those unable to attend in person. 
Please contact Theresa Brisky: theresa@marlowmanor.com for more information. 

Vision Statement:
To create a self-sustaining "Center of Nursing Excellence" for Alaska that serves as a catalyst of growth and excellence in the profession of nursing. 

Please view the event flyer. 

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The official publication of the Alaska Nurses Association is The Alaska Nurse.  This year we are switching from an out-of-state publisher to an Alaskan publisher: AT Publishing & Printing, Inc.  We are also changing our format from newsprint to a color glossy magazine format and from a 4 times a year publication to a 6 times a year publication. We are very excited about this change because it allows us to work with a publisher familiar with Alaska, and allows us to produce a more timely publication.  [Read More... ]


THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION (MDA) in Alaska is actively recruiting Volunteer Nurses (RN or LPN), to serve as medical staff for our 2013 MDA Summer Camp held at Birchwood Camp in Chugiak, Alaska, July 28-August 2nd.

The Alaska MDA is also recruiting volunteers to serve as camp counselors!


MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where children with neuromuscular disease can participate in a wide range of activities specially designed for young people who have limited mobility or use wheelchairs.  Our campers range in age from 6-17 years, and each camper is matched with a volunteer counselor who will receive training from MDA staff prior to camp to prepare them for their important role as a volunteer counselor- one who provides the care, close supervision, and attention that a child with a neuromuscular disease needs.  Volunteer medical staff (RN and LPN) are needed on site as well, and must be prepared to stay at camp the entire week, attending to the medical needs of our campers.  We will have a physician on-call for more serious emergencies.  Our volunteer staff will sleep in comfortable cabins in a scenic area, surrounded by people dedicated to making MDA Summer Camp a safe and memorable week for children with neuromuscular diseases. 


If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity to serve children with disabilities and make their summer special, please call Kathy Archey, Health Care Service Coordinator at MDA Alaska @276-2131, or Email:   karchey@mdausa.org.


The key to success for MDA Summer Camp is a great volunteer team!  Space is limited, therefore applications will be reviewed on a "first come, first serve" basis.


All applications are due in the MDA office by Friday, June 28th!  Please call the office for an application packet:  276-2131.


For more information on MDA Summer Camp go to:



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Election Ballots in the mail. Check here for biographical data of candidates. Please have ballots returned to AaNA office by Monday, June 3rd, 2013.  [Read More... ]

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