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Giving a voice to school nursing in Georgia

Giving a voice to school nursing in Georgia Carmon, Myra President’s Message For my first article as President of GNA, I would like to update you on the history and status of school nursing in Georgia. GNA has a tremendous amount of involvement in this history and efforts to put school nurses in the schools. […]

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Adopted 2005 Action Reports

Adopted 2005 Action Reports Recognizing Domestic Partnerships in the Clinical Setting EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: There is anecdotal evidence of same-sex couples in situations where one partner was hospitalized and the nursing staff enforced the “family only” visiting policy, therefore denying (over the objections of the patient) the patient’s partner the privilege of visitation. On some occasions, […]

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Nurses Stethoscope, The

Nurses Stethoscope, The D.C. “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Healthy Environments: A Nurse’s Role in Assessing and Addressing the Health Risks to Mothers and Babies from Environmental Exposures.” More than 150 nurses and nursing students attended the Health Care Without Harm conference in Washington, D.C. September 17 at The Catholic University of America. There were great […]

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Enduring echoes: Ruby Sherman Jackson, 1915-1994

Enduring echoes: Ruby Sherman Jackson, 1915-1994 Cannon, Rose B Ruby Sherman Jackson 1915-1994 When Ruby Sherman accepted her nursing diploma on the evening of May 13, 1937, she was twenty-two years old. Her education had begun in Eufaula, Alabama, but because of limited educational opportunities there she eventually moved to Atlanta. She remembered when schooling […]

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Nurse Leader Dies

Nurse Leader Dies Watts, Nell The commanding and visionary nurse leader Nell J. Watts died in Indianapolis on Feb. 28, 2005, following a long illness. She had headed the organization now known as the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International for two decades and forged great growth and change, bringing the organization from […]

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GNA, workplace advocacy, and you

GNA, workplace advocacy, and you Moore, Vickie When reflecting on the past decade and its impact on healthcare and our profession, turbulence and transition are apt descriptors. Managed Care, declining reimbursement, internal and external changes within healthcare facilities, as well as the rapidly expanding shortage of all healthcare workers have left many of us feeling […]

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Preventing Neural Tube Birth Defects

Preventing Neural Tube Birth Defects Fassett, Elizabeth Did you know that neural tube defects (NTDs), such as spina bifida and anencephaly, were among the most preventable birth defects? If all women who could become pregnant consumed 400 micrograms (0.4 milligrams) of synthetic folic acid each day before conceiving and throughout the first trimester, CDC estimates […]

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HOD REMARKS

HOD REMARKS Easterly, Linda R It is an Honor to be standing before you today in this wonderful hall. As your President, it is my responsibility to report to the membership the status of our organization. To quote one of my favorite authors, Charles Dickens -“It is the best of times; it is the worst […]

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Adopted Districts Transition To Chapters Plan

Adopted Districts Transition To Chapters Plan I. District Presidents and Regional Coordinators meet at Leadership Retreat (Friday, November 18) to begin discussions on transition from districts to chapters led by Director of Membership Development. II. Resources for assistance in transition: A. Hedgehog Task Force B. Marketing/Communications Director (Staff) C. Regional Coordinators D. Leadership Development Director […]

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ENDURING ECHOES

ENDURING ECHOES Gilead, Maggie Rose Cannon interviewed Florence Beasley on August 12, 1987 in her home in Atlanta, Georgia. The audiotape and transcription of the interview are located in the “Georgia Public Health Oral History Collection” in Special Collections, Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Florence Beasley was the first mental health nurse in Georgia […]