On January 9, 2020, the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) announced the recipients of the 2020 Medal of Excellence Awards. These awards recognize health care professionals who are at the forefront of advancements in kidney care and patient empowerment.
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The results of the national ANNA election have been finalized. David Walz, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN, FACHE, of Sauk Rapids, MN, was elected to serve as ANNA President-Elect, and Tanya Scott, BSN, RN, CNN, of Houston, TX, was elected as Secretary. Nancy Colobong Smith, MN, ARNP, CNN, of Seattle, WA, and Lucy Todd, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNN, of Asheville, NC, were elected to serve as Directors. The newly elected candidates will serve on the 2020-2022 ANNA Board of Directors.
ANNA Executive Director Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, FAAN, was recently profiled in OR Today about her nephrology nursing career. Whether she is leading the ANNA community or advocating for patients, Dr. Kear has been inspiring nurses for decades.
On October 26, 2019, three ANNA members were inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Pictured from left are:
The ANNA Online Library offers continuing nursing education (CNE) bundles designed for nurses seeking education in nephrology specialty areas. Each bundle features an assortment of educational content from ANNA national conferences and the Nephrology Nursing Journal and offers over 6.0 contact hours. Many bundles also include pharmacology credit. Specialty CNE bundles are available in the following content areas: