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A Few Moments of Joy Shared from Kentucky Nurses Association

June 27, 2022

The following video is made available to you by the Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA).  The Thank You Nurses video was commissioned by the national collaboration of Nurses Everywhere. Per KNA's request we are sharing this video with MembershipAssembly attendees, and please feel free to share widely: 

You Didn't Have To (Song for NursesEverywhere) By Brown & Gray




Criminal Charges Against Nurses: What You Should Know and What You Can Do

June 23, 2022

A Free On-Demand Webinar

In February 2019, RaDonda Vaught, RN, was arrested on a criminal indictment and charged with reckless homicide and abuse of an impaired adult after mistakenly administering the wrong medication that killed an elderly patient in 2017. This spring, Nurse Vaught was found guilty and sentenced to three years supervised probation.

Nurses across the United States were shaken by these shocking events. Many are now worried that their mistakes can result in prosecution and possible imprisonment. 

Register now to view the on-demand webinar!

Attendance is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.

A viewing link will be emailed to all registrants on or about July 18, 2022.

Registration closes on September 3, 2022 at 1 pm.

Register now to receive a gift, free access to The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Position Paper: Criminal Prosecution of Health Care Providers for Unintentional Human Error.

Registration is required for individuals and groups.*


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This webinar, presented by Edie Brous, JD, RN, a nationally acclaimed nurse attorney, nurse advocate and speaker, will address those fears and evaluate the Vaught case within the context of other cases in which health care professionals have been criminally charged. 


Join the Emergency Medical Minute for a Pediatric Palliative Event on June 27, 2022!

June 21, 2022

When? June 27, 2022 at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Emergency Medical Minute is proud to partner with the Section of Palliative Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado as we host our upcoming educational event, Pediatric Palliative! This powerful event will explore the world of end-of-life care in children with life-limiting disease or serious illnesses. This event includes the screening of Palliative, the Emmy Nominated short film and winner of the 2019 Denver Film Festival’s best short documentary award. Furthermore, attendees at this event will hear from keynote speaker, Dr. Nadia Tremonti, a pediatric palliative care specialist as well as discussion from an interdisciplinary Q&A panel composed of leading professionals from Colorado’s pediatric palliative care teams. View more information on this event here.


American Nurses Association Elects Jennifer Mensik Kennedy As New National President

June 13, 2022

On Saturday, June 11, The American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly elected Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, of the Oregon Nurses Association as the association's next president to represent the interests of the nation's more than 4.3 million registered nurses. Mensik has more than 25 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings ranging from rural critical access hospitals and home health to hospital administration, and academia. She has served as President of the Arizona Nurses Association and 2nd Vice President and Treasurer of ANA. The term of service for Dr. Mensik and all other newly elected leaders will begin January 1, 2023. Click here to read more.


American Nurses Association Honors Work to Address Racism in Nursing, Seven nurse leaders receive the 2022 President's Award

June 13, 2022

The American Nurses Association (ANA) presented seven extraordinary nurse leaders with the 2022 President's Award at a ceremony on June 9. The ANA President's Award recognizes significant contributions to the contemporary advancement of ANA's strategic activities on behalf of registered nurses and the nursing profession. ANA President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, presented the awards during the ceremony that preceded the association's Membership Assembly meeting June 10-11 in Washington, DC.  Click here to read more.

ANA to Embark on Racial Reckoning Journey

On Saturday, June 11th, the voting representatives of the American Nurses Association's (ANA) Membership Assembly unanimously voted "yes" for the association to embark on a racial reckoning journey to acknowledge its past actions that have caused irreparable harm to nurses of color as well as ethnic-minority nursing organizations, and that persist today.

Later this summer, ANA will launch a multi-phase journey of accountability, healing, and reconciliation with an official racial reckoning statement as a starting point for an overdue journey toward the future. ANA intends to take full accountability for its actions. Click here to read more.

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