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2014 PRN Election and Consent to Serve

Are you interested in serving the Alaska Nurses Association Providence Registered Nurses (PRN) Bargaining Unit? Elections are quickly approaching! PRN is in need of individuals to fill five seats: Vice President, Secretary, Grievance Officer, Health & Safety Officer, and PRN Representative to the AaNA Labor Council. Please download the Consent to Serve form below and return to Andrea Nutty - andrea@aknurse.org - by November 5th, 2014. 

PRN Positions

Vice President


Grievance Officer

Health & Safety Officer

PRN Representative to the AaNA Labor Council

Click here to download the election flier

Download the Consent to Serve form here

Please return Consent to Serve form to Andrea Nutty by November 5, 2014

Please contact Andrea Nutty - andrea@aknurse.org - with any questions. 

Review the proposed changes to the AaNA bylaws

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Comparison document for 2014 proposed bylaws changes


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Child's Play ... Or Not

A FREE webinar and in-person continuing education offering

provided by the Alaska Nurses Association


FROM 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

A workshop introducing an evidence-based tool for practice

FREE nursing contact hours

FREE lunch


FREE tool for practice improvement!

2.0 nursing contact hours are being provided by the Alaska Nurses Association. The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Comission on Accreditation.


This post is for informational purposes only. If you are aware of a political event that nurses may be interested in attending, please email Arlene Briscoe

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Volunteers Needed! Join a team of medical, nursing, and dental professionals in providing care to the Tibetan people living in the Tsum Valley of Nepal in fall of 2014. 

The Tsum Valley is home to 3000 Tibetan Buddhists who have received very little medical care due to the remoteness of their location.  Modernity has not yet made inroads into the daily lives of the people here because the region has only recently been opened to the West for trekking.

The two villages where we will provide professional care lie at 5,000 and 10,000 feet elevation in the Himalayan border with Tibet. Volunteers will experience the spectacular beauty of the region which lies in full view of Manaslu, “mountain of the soul” in Sanskrit, one of the world’s fourteen 8000 meter peaks, and immersion in the Tibetan Buddhist culture. The Tsumbas, as they call themselves, are described by Westerners as gracious and grateful, a reflection of  their Buddhist way of living.


For more information contact:  Rachel Frazin APRN - rachelfrazin01@gmail.com.


For details on the trip visit: volunteersfornepal.blogspot.com

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The Alaska Nurses Association mourns the loss of a longtime leader in the AaNA

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I let you know that our former AaNA, Providence Registered Nurses (PRN) President, Kathleen Gettys passed away last Sunday, May 18th. 

Kathleen served the Alaska Nurses Association in multiple leadership positions. She will always be known for her advocacy for the professional interests of the bedside nurse. Through her positions at the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA) she had opportunities to also work with national nursing organizations that advocated for nurses and patients across the country. 

Kathleen was instrumental in the passage of the No Mandatory Overtime for Nurses bill that took 6 years to pass the Alaska Legislature. This legislation finally passed the Senate on the last day of the Session of the 26th Legislature (2009-2010). She spent countless hours educating lawmakers on the dangers of mandatory overtime and the tragic errors that can occur if nurses work over their normal 12-hour shift and mandatory overtime. 

Kathleen dedicated her professional nursing career to helping nurses who needed a union representative and making sure they had an empathetic advocate in their corner. She assisted countless nurses with workplace issues and contract negotiations with administration at Providence Alaska Medical Center. 

She made so many friends in the community of nurses. Kathleen will be missed from New York to Hawaii and by all her Alaskan nurses she worked so hard for. 

Kathleen began her career as a social worker for blind rehabilitation and then transitioned into the profession of nursing. She worked from 1994-2011 at Providence Alaska Medical Center on the Progressive Care Unit. She served the Providence Registered Nurses Union of the AaNA as a Grievance Officer, President, and on multiple negotiating teams. 

Please keep Kathleen's husband Blake and her family in your prayers. Kathleen's family will need strength to be able to move forward from this terrible loss. Kathleen so loved her family. 

If you would like to send Blake and family a card, please feel free to send them to:

C/O Alaska Nurses Association
3701 E. Tudor Road, Suite 208
Anchorage, AK 99507

I will let our members know when there will be a service for Kathleen in Alaska. 

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Join your Alaska labor community for the 2014 Summer Solidarity Picnic on June 8th at the Anchorage Park Strip!  [Read More... ]

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