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Reminder: Call for Bylaw Amendments and Reference Proposals

August 30, 2019


            The CNA Membership Assembly will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Bylaws Amendment Proposals must be in the hands of the Secretary prior to the meeting.

Please send your suggestions for amendments to me ASAP.  Do not worry about wording--just let me know what it is you would like to propose, and I will put it into appropriate bylaws language and format.

Reference Proposals

            Reference Proposals are also welcomed for discussion at the Membership Assembly. These proposals can be on any topic of concern to nurses that you seek CNA endorsement of. They should be submitted by ASAP.

Here is the suggested format for a reference proposal: 

Format for Proposals for Action for CNA Membership Assembly 

Subject:           Title of Report

                        Action Report  or Informational Report  (Informational reports do not make recommendations or require action, do not include suggested activities, do not include fiscal impact estimates and do not have suggested champions).

Introduced by:



Suggested Implementation:

Estimated Fiscal Impact:


 Suggested Champion:

A sample proposal is available upon request.  Please contact Carol O’Meara, Bylaws Committee Chair, at [email protected] for any questions.  

Thanks in advance for your proposals!


 Legislative Update from ANA's Capitol Beat

August 29, 2019

Read this post on ANA's Capitol Beat blog to learn how nurses are advocating for change on the Hill. This summer we've seen action on workplace violence and nursing workforce development and are working toward World War II nurse cadet recognition and more. 


Read more


Webinar: State of the World's Nursing Report

August 29, 2019

The World Health Organization's (WHO) State of the World's Nursing Report will launch on World Health Day, April 7, 2020. The report aims to provide evidence to make a stronger case for governments to invest in nursing. 

To learn more about the report and see how you can contribute to its development and launch, join the State of the World's Nursing Report webinar on Sept. 10 at 8:00 GMT or 14:00 GMT (find time conversions here). Speakers from WHO, the International Council of NursesNursing Now, and Jhpiego will present during the one-hour webinar. Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the webinar and in advance via email to [email protected]

Register for the 8:00 GMT webinar here.  
Register for the 14:00 GMT webinar here




CNA 2019 Elections

Deadline To Vote Is Sept. 19!

Online voting for the CNA 2019 elections is now open! Deadline to vote is Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. (Please note that there will be no on-site voting during the CNA Annual Conference & Membership Assembly.)

Only current CNA members are eligible to vote.

The CNA Nominating Committee presents the following slate of candidates for the 2019 ballot:

  • Secretary
    Nan Morgan
  • Region 1 (DNA 8, 9)
    No candidate - write in only
  • Region 2 (DNA 3, 12, 16, 20, 23)
    Shawn Elliott
    Carol O'Meara
  • Region 3 (DNA 4)
    Melvin Vinney
  • Region 4 (DNA 6)
    No candidate - write in only
  • Region 5 (DNA 7)
    Nora Flucke
  • Region 6 (DNA 5)
    Ann Cox
  • Recent Graduate Director At Large
    Dylan Chodos
  • At Large SIG Directors (vote for 2)
    Karen Lyda
    V. Sean Mitchell
  • Nominations Committee
    Elizabeth Welch-Carre
  • Membership Assembly Representative (vote for 2)
    Mary Ciambelli
    Jennifer Chrisman
    Carol O'Meara

MEMBERS, here's how to vote:

CLICK HERE to access the Ballot and candidate profiles.
You'll be required to log in using the following:


Select your candidates and click "submit".
(Members were sent the first email announcement for the elections on August 20. This email had the member's last name (as per their ANA profile), and their ANA ID# for easy reference)

Questions? Please contact the association office at [email protected]


ANA President Grant Urges Action on Gun Violence

August 12, 2019

The American Nurses Association (ANA) on Aug. 7 released a statement from President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, regarding the recent mass shootings in the United States. The statement read, in part:  

As a nation, we are yet again grappling with senseless gun violence in the wake of the horrific mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.  

Our hearts are heavy, and we offer our deepest condolences to the families that have lost loved ones to such hateful acts of violence. We are inspired by the unwavering courage of the nurses, first responders, administrators, EMTs, police officers, and all others who saved countless lives.  

Nurses are on the frontlines of care and witness first-hand the unimaginable devastation, heartbreak, and finality of these and other acts of violence. ANA has for decades called on lawmakers to pass common sense policies at the state and federal level that will stem gun violence. 

Please join me in urging your senators to support bipartisan, common sense gun violence prevention.  

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