Elected as National President-Elect

Sharon Longton, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC

Job Position and Professional Responsibilities

Transplant Data Manager / Coordinator. Develop and provide education for patients, living donors, and staff. Coordinate pre-transplant patient care and living donor evaluation and work-up. Involved in transplant data management and development of quality patient initiatives and policies and procedures to meet required guidelines. Respond to clinical practice issues.

Role Qualifications

As a nephrology nurse for over 23 years, I have served ANNA in multiple roles, including: National Secretary, ANNA Resource Corps Advisor, Conferences Planning Committee Chair, Awards & Scholarships Committee Chair, NNCC test question writer, Transplant Specialty Practice Network (SPN) member, and chapter secretary. I exhibit strong organizational, time management, writing, and verbal skills. I maintain fiscal responsibility, a keen eye for detail, and honesty and integrity in everything I do.

My nursing experiences range from staff nurse to education and to management within every area of nephrology. These experiences have provided me with the knowledge and leadership qualities necessary to continue to serve ANNA.

Role in ANNA projects/activities illustrating support of ANNA’s mission, goals, and objectives

Advocacy. Attended the Health Policy Workshop, collaborated in policymaking discussions, and provided representation on the local, national, and political levels. Participated in Congressional visits. Assisted my chapter’s new officers in acclimating to their new positions.

Membership. Speaker at local schools to promote nephrology nursing as a career choice. Actively recruited and provided guidance to new members of ANNA. Mentored individuals within our membership to assume leadership positions.

Professional Development. Presenter at multiple local, regional, and national educational sessions. Contributed to the development and implementation of evidence-based educational materials for ANNA’s membership, work colleagues, and patients for national, SPN Committee, chapter, and local use. Assessed and revised ANNA’s policies and procedures. CNN test question writer for NNCC. Article submitter for the ANNA Update.

Using my knowledge and experiences, it would be a distinct honor to serve ANNA as president.