ANNA member Donna Mapes received the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in Nephrology Nursing during the Awards Ceremony at the 2013 Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle on March 9.
ANNA Western Vice President Sheila Doss-McQuitty, BSN, RN, CNN, CCRA, provides insights into home dialysis and its growing popularity as a treatment option in an article appearing in Advance for Nurses. Click here to read the article, “Hemodialysis at Home.”
Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, ANNA Past President and editor of the Nephrology Nursing Journal, was recognized by the American Journal of Nursing with a 2012 Book of the Year Award for her publication entitled Master Precepting: A Nurse's Handbook for Success. The book focuses on the role of nurse preceptors as the essential link between what nurses are taught and what they do. Dr. Ulrich will be speaking on this topic at ANNA's 2013 National Symposium in Las Vegas. Her session, Master Precepting, will be offered on Wednesday morning, April 24. Click here for more information.
- ANNA Immediate Past President Dr. Rowena W. Elliott was among 175 esteemed nurse leaders who were inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) this year. The ceremony was held during the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012, in Washington, DC. Composed of the nation’s top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, educators, and practitioners, the 2012 cohort was the largest class of inductees into the Academy, which is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
- Janie Martinez, BSN, RN, CNN, former ANNA Southeast Vice President and current ANNA volunteer, was featured on KABB Fox 29 in San Antonio, TX, on Friday morning, October 5. Janie demonstrated a patient screening on anchor Monica Taylor. Fox featured the segment to inform the public about the American Kidney Fund's Kidney Action Day, a free event that included kidney screenings, fitness demos, and children's activities on Saturday, October 6, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Click here to view the segment.
Southeast Vice President Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN, was honored with a 2012 B-Metro Excellence in Nursing Award on August 17, 2012, in Birmingham, AL. These awards recognize nurses who have made a significant impact on patient care, gone “Beyond the Call”, demonstrated excellence, and shown commitment to community. Cindy was recognized for her many contributions to enhancing patient care, including writing bilingual pre- and post-transplantation patient education materials, developing a critical path for staff to help guide care for transplant patients, and working with Camp BRIDGES, a camp program for transplant patients and their families. Click here for more information.
ANNA President-Elect Norma Gomez, MSN, MBA, RN, CNN, was named the 2012 Volunteer of the Year by the Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER). This award was announced during the 7th Annual KCER Summit meeting, held May 9, 2012, in National Harbor, MD. Ms. Gomez, ANNA's 2012-2013 President-Elect, was recognized for her significant contributions to KCER over the years, including serving as the Team Leader of the Coordination of Staff and Volunteers Response Team; maintaining ANNA's emergency volunteer database; being the first Response Team Leader to establish and test a team call tree; voluntarily staffing KCER's exhibit booth at regional and national meetings; and disseminating educational information on deployment in disasters.