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Award Winning Chapter of ANNA

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Thank you to those who participated in our online elections.

Welcome Alicia Carson as our new 2015 Chapter Health Policy Rep.

Thank you Penny Pursley for volunteering for this position. She will continue on the planning committee.


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 45th Anniversary of ANNA  

in Anaheim,California


Back row: Lillian Pryor, Theresa Tapley, Elizabeth Weires, Loretta Jackson Brown, Rowena Elliott, Gail Wick, Front row: Erma Boykins, Joan Wokpara, & Angela Taylor-Smith attended the ANNA National Conference with other members of the Dogwood Chapter.  Loretta, Rowena, and Gail presented at the the Volunteer Leadership Training Workshop and or National Symposium. Lillian Pryor servered as on the Leadership Development for Nephrology Nurses Week. Please get involve. ANNA has specialty groups, tasks force committees, and more.  Every members need to redo their profile page and sign up for what you are interested in doing with ANNA. Chapter officers positions are up for running for 2015- Chapter Secretary and Chapter Health Policy Rep.




Congratulations to Dr. Loretta J. Brown for recieving her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing





  Congratulations Angela Adams on successfully passing the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) examination and obtaining her certification and publication of her manuscript

 "Utilizing the Health Belief Model to AssessVaccine Acceptance of Patients on Hemodialysis".



                                             Congratulations Elizabeth Weires for obtaining her Master Degree in Nursing





Certification Review Course & Celebration of Nephrology Nurses Week



Special Thank you to our sponsors for the Certification Review Course and Celebration of Nephrology Nurses Week on Sept. 14.  Emory University Hospital-Midtown, Amgen, & our chapter. Thank you for the excellent speakers: Gail Wick, Loretta Jackson Brown, Dr. Ajay Srivastava, Ted Walton, Matt Arduino, Marleen Currier, Amgen, Juanita Connor,  & Marina Villano. Special Thanks to Rebecca McKee Waddle and EUH- Audio-Visual engineer and our Chapter Officers for also making this event a success.  The participants recieved 9.0 contact hours , ANNA Lunch Bag and Key chain- Wow.   We had 3 winners for the Dogwood giveaways. 



 Elizabeth Weires , Chapter Health Policy Rep.  from Mercer University & Eilzabeth Wallace  Chapter member from St. Joseph Hospital attended the Health Policy Workshop in Washington D.C.

March 20 & 21 2015
2015 Nephrology Nurse Knowledge Exchange
Emory University Hospital-Midtown
Strategies to Improve Quality Care
 Welcome to the Award Winning Dogwood Chapter
Our mission is to follow ANNA's Mission :
"... to promote excellence by advancing nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for individuals with kidney disease"
 Congratulations to  our award winners at the 2014 Nephrology Nurse Recognition Dinner in Anaheim, California
Dr. Loretta J. Brown
Marleen Currier
Dr. Rowena Elliott
Joan Wokpara
Lillian Pryor
Please start nominating someone for awards and scholarships, or apply for career mobility scholarship or research grant at
 Chapter Officers 2014- April 2015
*Erma Boykins, RN,MSN,CNN...*
Immediate Past President
*Lillian Pryor,RN,MSN,CNN*
*Joan Wokpara,RN,BSN,CDN*
*Angela Taylor-Smith,RN,ASD,BSN,CNN
(Past President)
*Theresa Tapley,RN*
Health Policy Rep
*Elizabeth Weires,RN 
State Health Policy Rep
*Marleen Currier, RN,MSN,CNN
ANNA Dogwood***
Elizabeth Wallace, Rep. Rob Woodall, Angela Taylor-Smith & Elizabeth Weires