June 2018
Member Spotlight

Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
We are pleased to announce three ANAC members were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing for 2018. The Academy currently comprises more than 2,500 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans and renowned scientific researchers.  Congratulations!

    Gwendolyn D. Childs, PhD, RN -- University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Rebecca Schnall, PhD, MPH, RN-BC -- Columbia University

    Allison R. Webel, PhD, RN -- Case Western Reserve University
ANAC National Conference

Early bird registration ends July 15. Don't miss out on reduced rates!
Register today for ANAC2018 in Denver, Nov. 8-10. Learn more and register.

Pre-conference sessions announced
We are offering several exciting options to extend your learning and professional development opportunities at ANAC2018. Pre-conference activities will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7. There is no additional charge to attend these optional sessions, but you must be registered to attend ANAC2018.  Registration is now open for pre-conference sessions.

  • ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, full day
  • Sexual Health and Harm Reduction in Denver, 9-11 a.m.
  • TeleHealth: Building a Rural TelePrEP Network, 9-11 a.m.
  • Research Workshop: Secondary Data Analysis, 2-6 p.m.


American Nurses Association (ANA) membership assembly
ANAC President Jeff Kwong and Executive Director Carole Treston attended the ANA membership assembly June 22 and 23 in Washington, DC. ANAC is a voting organizational affiliate member of ANA at the assembly. One of the key responsibilities of the ANA membership assembly is to determine policy and positions for the ANA. Topics included:

  • Nurses' roles in the opioid crisis and APRN prescribing of MAT
  • Aid in dying legislation
  • Support for Title VIII legislation (nursing education)
  • Safe staffing legislation
ANAC joined with the state nursing organization and organizational affiliates in a unanimous endorsement of the ANA statement on the current administration's practice of separating children from families at the United States border. 

World Health Assembly, May 22-26 in Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). This was the first annual assembly held since the appointment of  Elizabeth Iro as the first WHO Chief Nursing Officer. Topics included:TB, health and climate change, global vaccines and the global health workforce, which the vast majority of is nurses. ANAC member Dr. Nancy Reynolds, associate dean of global affairs at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing presents a  short video overview. The  full agenda and supporting documents  are available. 

ANAC hires education program director
We are pleased to announce Sheila Fitzgibbons, ACRN, BSN, MPA has joined the ANAC staff as education program director. She has served as director of nursing at the University of California Irvine AETC and has worked on PrEP provider scale-up and practice transformation projects. Her role at ANAC includes developing educational programming and services for members and other partnerships. One of her first efforts has been the clinical updates newsletter, sent to members on June 27. Please join us in welcoming Sheila. She can be reached at  Sheila@anacnet.org.
Job Openings

HIV Case Manager RN, Oakland, CA
In this role, you will coordinate with physicians, staff and non-Kaiser Permanente providers and facilities regarding patient care. In conjunction with physicians, you will develop treatment plans, monitor all clinical activities, make recommendations for alternative levels of care, identify cost-effective protocols and develop guidelines for care.
For more information and to apply. Reference job number 707217.

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