11/25/02 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association Names Sally Russell Director of Education Services

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November 25, 2002


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American Nephrology Nurses’ Association

Names Sally Russell Director of Education Services

Pitman, NJ – Sally Russell, MN, RN, BC, has been appointed as the Director of Education Services for the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA).

In this role, Sally will help develop, administer, and implement ANNA's educational programs, including ANNA's Annual Symposium, Fall Meeting, audio conferences, distance learning programs, and other programs and projects.

Sally has been serving as ANNA’s Interim Director of Education Services since April 1, 2002. She holds a master’s degree in nursing with a medical-surgical focus and is certified by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center in this specialty.

She has worked in nursing for over 20 years, teaching in a diploma school of nursing while also working on a medical-surgical unit that included the subspecialty of urologic and renal patients. A rich array of volunteer experiences adds to her qualifications, including a 5-year term on the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) Board of Directors. She now serves as a site visitor for ANCC-COA. Sally understands the work of professional associations through first-hand experience, having served as the President of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) in 1994.

We are excited to have Sally join ANNA as Director of Education Services, said ANNA President-Elect Caroline S. Counts. We welcome her vast experience in planning nursing educational activities and in working with specialty nursing organizations and ANCC-COA. Under Sally’s direction, we look forward to continuing ANNA’s record of providing quality educational products and services to our members.


ANNA is a professional nursing association comprised of more than 12,000 nephrology nurses. The association is dedicated to advancing nephrology nursing practice and positively influencing outcomes for patients with kidney or other disease processes requiring replacement therapies through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.