May 2019
Member Highlight

Congratulations, Carol!
Carol Dawson-Rose, PhD, RN, FAAN, Community Health Systems Chair at UCSF School of Nursing was appointed to the Livingston Chair in Nursing Excellence at the school. Her focus on vulnerable and underrepresented communities embodies the goals of this endowed chair. Her work centers on identifying, reducing and preventing use of alcohol and illicit drugs. She is acutely aware that nursing's role in clinical care is to go beyond medical diagnoses, to know each patient as an individual and understand the broader context of that person's life.
Chapter Highlight

Nominate your chapter for the 2019 chapter recognition award
Chapter recognition award nominations are now open! All chapters are eligible if they have submitted required 2018 annual paperwork to the national office. The deadline to submit your application is June 21. 

Please view the criteria and application instructions.  If you have any questions please contact Erin Myers at

ANAC member published in Newsweek
Jesse Milan, Jr., AIDS United CEO and the recipient of the 2016 ANAC Public Service award, had an o p-ed published in Newsweek  noting the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the passing of Robert Rayford (the first American known to die from HIV). He writes about the moral imperative to address the needs of LGBT people of color in order to end the HIV epidemic in this country.

Save the date for a webinar on June 25
The ANAC policy committee will host a webinar June 25 from 1-2 p.m. (ET), titled Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Presented by Laura Cheever, MD, ScM and Heather Hauck, MSW, LICSW, leaders of the HIV/AIDS Bureau and Ryan White programs at HRSA, they will discuss the new, 10-year initiative to diagnose, treat and prevent HIV in the United States.

New ANAC member platform
In May, we launched our new membership platform, improving the way you can manage your membership, update your information, retrieve CNE and ACRN/AACRN information, access JANAC, see your donation history, and register for conference and other events. These features - and much more - are now available in one, seamless on-line site. To access the new site, you will need to set up a new username and password.
  1. Go to the ANAC homepage and click Login in the upper right hand corner
  2. Click "Forgot Password"
  3. Enter your email address and submit
  4. An email will be sent to you with a link allowing you to set up your account
Early-bird registration now open!
Take advantage of discounted registration for ANAC2019. 

Keynote speaker, Shannon Weber, MSW, will focus on strategies for engaging and creating narratives that support a thriving personal identity and help shape your future. 


Nominations are open for HANCB board positions
Please consider nominating yourself or an ACRN/AACRN colleague for the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board. Through active participation on the board, the nominee will be influential in shaping the practice of HIV/AIDS nursing across the nation and around the world. Deadline for nominations is  July 31. 

Global resource for healthcare professionals
LeaderNet is a global community of health professionals working to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries. LeaderNet affords health professionals the opportunity to strengthen their skills and exchange information and ideas with peers from around the world through web-based resources including a free e-newsletter. For more information or to register for a free account, visit

CNE available
Each month in JANAC, one article is eligible for CNE provided by the publisher, Wolters Kluwer. This month, it is PrEP-RN: Clinical Considerations and Protocols for Nurse-Led PrEP , by Patrick O'Byrne RN-EC, PhD, et al. You can access this through the new members-only site, where ANAC members receive a 50% discount on the Wolters Kluwer CNE fee. Login to the new members' portal and use the drop down menu on the right to access members-only info. 
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