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GAPP Meeting Cancelled March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

Due to inclement weather GAPP meeting is cancelled for March 13, 2019.


Share Your Comments on ANA's Proposed Position Statement on Aid in Dying

March 7, 2019

The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board seeks public comment on the proposed position statement, The Nurse's Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying. The deadline for comments is April 8. 

Please use this opportunity to contribute to ANA's focus on transparency and recognition of the important insights of public examination of its products. Please share this announcement with colleagues, students, health care consumers, and other stakeholders.


New Legislation Would Forbid License Suspension Due to Student Loan Default

March 7, 2019

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced the Protecting JOBs Act (S. 609) on Feb. 28. Under the bill, any state that receives federal funding through the Higher Education Act would be barred from denying, suspending, or revoking an occupational license or a driver's license solely because a borrower defaulted on their federal student loans.

Although several states have rescinded laws that call for seizing or suspending licenses, barriers remain for some license holders. As of 2018, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) reports at least eight states—Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Texas—maintain laws requiring all occupational boards to revoke licenses for defaulting on any type of federal or state education loan. An additional five states—Arkansas, California, Mississippi, Minnesota, and Florida—revoke only the licenses of health care professionals for defaulting on education loans. In Arkansas and Mississippi, the laws apply only to state health care education loans and scholarship agreements.

Read more on ANA's Capitol Beat blog


Requests to observe the 2019 ANA Membership Assembly - Due by May 17

March 7, 2019

Requests to observe the 2019 Membership Assembly, for both ANA members and non-members, are now being accepted!  Requests must be submitted by Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00pm Eastern Time

To submit a request, click on the link: Membership Assembly Observer Request Form.  NOTE: The following information will be needed to submit a request:

  • Full name
  • ANA membership number (if applicable)
  • Affiliation (e.g., C/SNA, IMD, other organization)
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • E-mail address

 A request to observe should be submitted only if you expect the individual to attend; the meeting room will accommodate approximately 100 observers.  ANA will confirm that the request has been received by sending a link to the online registration site to the e-mail address provided with the request, beginning on March 27.  Individuals should not proceed with plans to observe until they have received the link to the registration site.  The registration fee for observers is $400.00.

 Please refer to the FAQs.  If you have questions about observing the Membership Assembly meeting, email [email protected].

 In closing, thanks to those C/SNAs who submitted the information requested for your Membership Assembly Representatives, Alternate Representatives, and Chief Staff Officers.  Receipt of this information will ensure that these individuals receive the link to the online registration site, which will open on March 27, as well as the Membership Assembly Insider, a biweekly e-bulletin, that contains information to support participants in preparing for the meeting.  

 Thank you.



Thank you to all who participated in Lobby Day and Legislative Dinner!

Take a look at some photos from our day. 



Request for Photos

If you have any photos from these events please send them to us! Email them to [email protected]. We will use the photos at our membership assembly and add them to our Facebook page.

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