ANA Awards Given, Daley Re-elected President

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At a special event at ANA’s House of Delegates (HOD) meeting, nurses, friends and family attended a ceremony and luncheon in which six nurses were inducted into ANA’s Hall of Fame and 12 others received ANA national awards for their exceptional contributions to nursing practice and other important arenas.

Nurses who have strongly supported the ongoing work of the American Nurses Foundation also were recognized for their commitment to their RN colleagues and the profession at the June 16 luncheon.

During the HOD meeting, delegates took action by passing resolutions that called for ANA’s championing of optimal nurse staffing, ensuring the health and well-being of nurses who handle hazardous drugs, preventing workplace violence, and educating nurses about and promoting the benefits of energy conservation and renewable energy sources.

In her closing remarks, Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, who was re-elected president, thanked nurse delegates for their hard work. “Our challenge for nurses and our organization is to be mindful to care for one another and create a future for those who follow us,” she said.