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Indiana Nurses GPS: Help Plan ISNA’s Journey By participating in Indiana Nurses GPS, you enable ISNA to assess where we are and where we should be going. It’s your chance to let us know who you are and what issues are important to you.
Protecting the Public While Saving Careers Call For Assistance – (317) 295-9862 or (800) 638-6623 Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program offers consultation, referral and monitoring for nurses whose practice is impaired or potentially impaired, due to the use, abuse or dependency of alcohol and other drugs. Read more
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has issued a statement on immunizations to align with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the newly revised Code of Ethics for Nurses. ANA is calling for all individuals, including registered nurses, to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, with the only exemptions being for medical or religious reasons. Here is the full Immunizations Position Statement.
ANA also issued a position statement on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence. It defines each term, identifying four distinct types of workplace violence, discusses the harm they can cause, reviews the responsibilities of RNs and employers, and offers preventative interventions.
Congratulations to Gingy Harshy-Meade, MSN, RN, CAE, NEA-BC, and CEO of the Indiana State Nurses Association, who was re-elected by the voting representatives of ANA’s Membership Assembly to the nine-member board of directors.
Congratulations to Jennifer Embree, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCNS, Indiana State Nurses Association, elected to serve on the Nominations and Elections Committee.
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The IU Northwest School of Nursing is sad to announce the passing of Dean Emeritus Doris Blaney. Dr. Blaney served as Director and then Dean of the School of Nursing for approximately 30 years, having first been appointed Director of the Associate of Arts in Nursing Program in 1967. She oversaw the development of the (at that time revolutionary) one year certificate Family Health Practitioner Program (later changed to Family Nurse Practitioner), which continued until 1985. During her tenure, she also oversaw the development of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program that graduated its first class in 1983. Dr. Blaney served as President of the Indiana State Nurses Association from 1987-1989, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She was widely published, well respected by her colleagues, and an unparalleled advocate for nursing. Dr. Blaney will be greatly missed.
The Health Workforce Studies Program within the Department of Family Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine has completed the data report compiling responses to the survey questions from the 2013 RN license renewal process. The report was completed with the assistance of an advisory committee of representatives from the Indiana State Nurses Association, Indiana Center for Nursing, Council of Indiana Deans and Directors of Nursing Education, and Indiana State Department of Health.