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Award Winning Chapter of ANNA

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Norma HeardOur heart pours out to the family and friends of the loss of our dearest member and Past Chapter President Norma Heard. Norma Heard passed away on Saturday, 9/20/14. She was a very special woman with special talents. She cheerished her one daughter.

She has worked in nephrology nursing over 35years before retiring. She also served as a legal nurse consultant in her spare time and in research. In 2010, she recieved the Excellence in NephrologyNursing Management Awards for her dedication and hardwork as manager of Grady Healthcare Acute Dialysis facility and other small dialysis centers and her mentorship and leadership to others.

She will be greatly missed

 

Our chapter will make special donation in her honor

Monetary gifts are welcomed to help  her daughter Nichelle with arrangements and also to help with her senior year in college.

Nichelle was Norma's proud and joy. 

Send to:
Nichelle Akins
2769 Valley View Drive
East Point, GA 30344
 
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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 annanurse.org 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. 

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 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.
 
 
 
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Our Chapter New Years Celebration
 
January 22, 2015
 
Season 52

90 Perimeter Center West
Dunwoody GA 30346
770-671-0052

 
1.5 CEU
 
Sponsored by Sanofi Pharmaceutical
 
**** Limited Seating***
 
More information to be announce
 
 
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March 21 & 22 2015
 
2015 Nephrology Nurse Knowledge Exchange
 
Emory University Hospital-Midtown
 
Strategies to Improve Quality Care
 
 
 
 
 
We would like to thank all those who attended our 5th Anniversary  in collaboration with Atlanta Access Care. This event has grown since starting in 2009. The first collaboration was started inside Atlanta Access Care facility to the lobby of AAC and last year changed to Courtyard by Marriott in Decatur Georgia. We had over 150 registrants but over 73 in attendance. We would like to thank Ennie Chimedza and her AAC team for their hardwork in making this event a success along with our Dogwood Chapter officers, Dogwood members and attendees. Special Thank You to Dr. Kevin Sullivan for allowing this event to take place & presenting at each event. 
 
 
 
 
 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 annanurse.org
 
 
 Chapter Officers 2014- 2015
 
President
 
*Erma Boykins, RN,MSN,CNN...*
 
Immediate Past President
 
*Lillian Pryor,RN,MSN,CNN*
 
President-Elect
*Joan Wokpara,RN,BSN,CDN*
 
Secretary
*Angela Taylor-Smith,RN,ASD,BSN,CNN
(Past President)
 
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Treasurer
*Theresa Tapley,RN*
 
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Health Policy Rep
*Elizabeth Weires,RN 
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State Health Policy Rep
 
*Marleen Currier, RN,MSN,CNN
  
  
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Elizabeth Wallace, Rep. Rob Woodall, Angela Taylor-Smith & Elizabeth Weires