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The mission of the Alaska Nurses Association is to advance and support the profession of nursing in Alaska. We are a voice for and represent over 7,000 nurses across the entire state of Alaska.
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Rural Director: Nelly Ayala, MSN, RN

Nelly Ayala, MSN, RN, has 4 years of experience as an RN and currently serves as rural director of the AaNA Board of Directors. Nelly divides her time between Anchorage, Alaska and rural communities in the Bristol Bay area. Nelly works as a Public Health Nurse III for the State of Alaska. Nelly is a member of many nursing organizations, including the Hispanic Nurses Association and the Sigma Theta Tau Society of Nursing Leaders. She is also a member of the Alaska Public Health Association and was a Ronald McNair Scholar. Her previous experiences include working as a research scientist for the University of Washington and as an advocate for heart health at the Refugee Women's Alliance. Nelly is passionate about promoting diversity within the field of nursing in Alaska. 


Elected October 15, 2015


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