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ANA v. Torlakson
will be argued on
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- Health Workforce Initiative Offers Free Online CEU Courses:
Grant-funded Free Online CEU Nursing Courses will be offered until June 30, 2013. This is a program through the CA Community College Chancellor's Office and its Economic and Workforce Development Program. The initiative will provide education and training programs to meet the emerging demands for health care delivery. For more information visit www.ca-hwl.org.
- Federal Staffing Legislation Proposed:
The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013 (H.R. 1821) was introduced in Congress by David Joyce (R-OH) and Lois Capps (D-CA).
You can read the content of the bill.
- Translating Veterans' Medical Skills into Nursing Careers:
At the White House HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
announced a new program to help military veterans with health care experience or training, such as medics, pursue nursing careers. The program is designed to help veterans get bachelor's degrees in nursing by building on their unique skills and abilities. For more information visit www.grants.gov
- ALERT-Shortage of TB Skin Test Antigens:
There is a shortage nationwide until at least the end of May 2013 of Tubersol which is one of the 2 purified-protein derivative (PPD) tuberculin products that are licensed by the FDA.
Read about the recommendations from the CDC on how to manage this critical situation.
- ANA-PAC Board of Trustees Election:
The application for the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees is due by May 31st. The term of office runs from July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015. The ANA-PAC Board of Trustees consists of 11 eleven members who are selected from ANA members. ANA-PAC is dedicated to the promotion of improvement in health care by raising funds from members and contributing to the support of worthy candidates for federal office who believe and have demonstrated their beliefs in the legislative objectives of the ANA. If you are an ANA member and are interested in applying for election to the PAC visit www.nursingworld.org for an application and job description. Applications are due by May 31st.
- Sharp Memorial Hospital Now Magnet:
On March 27 the official notification that Sharp has received the designation as Magnet Hospital. Congratulations to all at Sharp.
- ANA\C Member Appointed to Commission on Magnet Recognition Program:
Mary Dee Hacker, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, CNO Vice-President Patient Care Services Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been appointed to this prestigious position to fill the American Academy of Nursing representative position. Congratulations Mary Dee.
- IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BRN FOR NEW AND RENEWING LICENSE APPLICANTS:
Please complete your application prior to April 24, 2013 in order to avoid delays. The Department of Consumer Affairs is replacing current online licensing systems with the new BreEZe licensing and enforcement system. The transition could cause delays, possibly beginning in May.
Renewing licensees: If you are going to pay with a credit card, please renew as soon as possible.
Graduating students: Don't wait until the end of the school year to submit your application even if your application will not be complete. Submit your application for the licensure exam now!
Please visit www.rn.ca.gov for more information.
- ACNL Mentoring Pilot Program To Launch:
Because ACNL and the CA Action Coalition are committed to developing nurse leaders, we have joined forces to launch a pilot Mentoring program. If you can answer the following questions "Who do you know who would make a difference as a Mentor?" "Who do you know whose future as a nurse leader would benefit from being mentored?" We want to know them! Please respond ASAP.
Print an informational sheet and visit www.acnlmentoring.org to participate.
- Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus:
The WHO (World Health Organization) has reported a number of human infections of the H7N9 viruses in China. This is the first time this virus has been detected in humans. It results in severe respiratory illness and in some cases death. The CDC is following this evolving situation closely. General information can be found at www.cdc.gov. You can also check out the WHO web site as well.
- IOM & Future of Nursing & California Action Coalition (CA AC) Information:
New information is posted on a regular basis. Stay informed about this important initiative. Bookmark the page to make it easy for you to access this key information.