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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... ]


Nursing Economic$ Foundation Scholarships
Available to Graduate Students in a Nursing Program

Up to four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to registered nurses in a Masters or Doctoral nursing program with an emphasis on administration or management for the upcoming school year. Requirements for candidates are listed below.

The Trustees of the Nursing Economic$ Foundation are pleased to support graduate level nursing education by awarding this scholarship.

For more information about the scholarship, contact nefound@ajj.com.

The Candidate:

  1. must be matriculated or matriculating into an accredited, degree-granting, Masters or Doctoral nursing program with an emphasis on administration or management for the 2013-2014 school year at a School of Nursing in the United States.
  2. must plan to continue in the field of nursing with a career interest in nursing administration, management, leadership, or education upon completion of degree program.
  3. must be a Registered Nurse (RN) and a United States citizen.
  4. must complete the Nursing Economic$ Foundation Scholarship award application and submit to the Foundation office prior to the deadline of June 15, 2013.
  5. may not have previously been awarded a Nursing Economic$ Foundation Scholarship while enrolled in the same degree program for which this application is being made.
  6. understands that this scholarship is not exclusive. It may be received by the student in addition to any other scholarships or grants that have been awarded.
  7. grants the Nursing Economic$ Foundation and the Nursing Economic$ journal the right to publish a picture and biography or other application-related information if awarded a Foundation scholarship.
  8. agrees that any scholarship awards will be used to defer the cost of tuition and other school-related fees (excluding: room, board, social, health insurance or athletic fees) in the degree-granting program and further understands that the Nursing Economic$ Foundation will pay the awarded scholarship jointly to the individual and the indicated school.
  9. cannot be a member of the Nursing Economic$ Foundation Board of Trustees; a member of the Nursing Economic$ Editorial Board; an employee of theNursing Economic$ Foundation; an employee of Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.; or a family member of any of the above.

    To apply for this scholarship, please visit Nursing Economic$

The Arctic FASD Regional Training Center at the UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services is hosting a 2 ½ day conference on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders May 22-24 in Anchorage at the Hilton Hotel. This conference will feature local and national experts and cover FASD assessment and diagnosis, interventions and treatment, transition to adulthood, advocacy, and ethical and legal issues. For more information and to register for this CE opportunity, please visit http://www.akfasd2013.org/  [Read More... ]

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Alaska Nurses Association is excited to announce that we are putting on TWO Nurses Week Banquets this year!
All are welcome to attend the District 1 Banquet in Anchorage or the Kenai Peninsula Banquet in Kenai. 

“Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care” 
The District 1 Banquet will be held Monday, May 6th at 5:30 pm at the Kincaid Park Outdoor Center 
The Kenai Peninsula Banquet will be held Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 pm at the Kenai Senior Center

Both events will feature legendary nurse-humorist, Patty Wooten


Patty Wooten is a nurse-humorist and an industry icon whose laughter, wit and wisdom heal the hearts of audiences around the world. As the matriarch of the modern therapeutic humor movement, Ms. Wooten is a founding member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, a member of the professional advisory board for the World Laughter Tour, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the field of therapeutic humor.

Please click here for more information and to purchase your ticket - limited seats are available, so please act fast!

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Nutty - andrea@aknurse.org or (907) 274-0827  [Read More... ]

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Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership presents Telephone Triage, April 17th in Anchorage and April 18th in Fairbanks.
Check out our CE Opportunities for more information and to register for this great event. 


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The STD Update, presented by the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center will be held in Anchorage on May 22 & 23 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. This STD Update course provides participants with training the most recent advancements in the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of viral and baterial STDs and has an optional clinical practicum. 13.5 contact hours will be awarded. Please see the attached flyer or visit www.seattlestdhivptc.org for more information and to register for this event!  [Read More... ]

This is notification of a new Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) loan repayment & direct incentive opportunity for selected healthcare practitioners in state fiscal year 2013 and onward. This notice regards Alaska’s SHARP program, now in its third year of operation by the State of Alaska, the purpose of which is to recruit and retain healthcare professionals to serve in DHSS-designated healthcare service shortage areas in exchange for the repayment of qualifying education loans &/or payment of direct incentive, pursuant to a signed SHARP memorandum of agreement with the State of Alaska.   [Read More... ]

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FYI, attached is an announcement from the Office of Civil Rights and the Department of Health Human Services regarding the interface between HIPPA privacy rules and reporting someone who is a danger to themselves and others.

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Join us for the February 7, 2013 OEM Grand Rounds!

  Chromosome 5 and 7 Abnormalities in Oncology Personnel Handling Anti-cancer Drugs
Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT

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