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Page 2 • ANA\C The Nursing Voice

Presidents Perspective


Membership and Communication

3, 11

Nurses in the News


Nursing Education


Nursing Practice

6, 7

Professional Advocacy


Golden State Nursing Foundation






Inside this issue:

ANA\C Wants To See You…. IN THE NEWS

Have you or one of your colleagues been recognized for an accomplishment, elected to office, won an award, received a grant or scholarship, launched a new venture? Tell us about it! Send name, address, phone number, and accomplishment—

E-mail to: Mail to:

TheNursingVoice@yahoo.com ANA\California IN THE NEWS

1121 L Street, Suite 409 Sacramento, CA 95814

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Concorde Career College is a nationally recognized, for-profit education company that provides career training in the field of allied health. We’re looking for people who want to make an impact at one of the best post-secondary career training institutions in the country. Experience the fulfillment of contributing to a nursing program that provides quality education and training to future generations of healthcare professionals.

Nursing instructors needed for full and part-time positions at

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Article Submittal to ‘The Nursing Voice’

ANA\California accepts and encourages manuscripts and editorials be submitted for publication in the association’s quarterly newsletter, The Nursing Voice. We will determine which letters and articles are printed by the availability of publication space and appropriateness of the material. When there is space available, ANA\C members will be given first consideration for publication. We welcome signed letters of 300 words or less, typed and double spaced and articles of 1,500 words or less. Articles printed in The Nursing Voice do not necessarily reflect the views of ANA\C, its membership, the board of directors or its staff.

ANA\California’s official publication, ‘The Nursing Voice’ editorial guidelines and due dates for article submittal is as follows.

Next Article Submission Deadline: August 17, 2009 for the September 2009 Edition

  • 1.

    Manuscripts should be word processed and double-spaced on one side of 8 ½ x 11 inch white paper. Manuscripts should be emailed to Editor at TheNursingVoice@yahoo.com

    • a.

      Manuscripts should include a cover page with the author’s name, credentials, present position, address and telephone number. In case of multiple authors, list the names in order in which they should appear.

  • b.

    The Nursing Voice reserves one-time publication rights. Articles for reprint will be accepted if accompanied with written permission.

  • c.

    The Nursing Voice reserves the right to edit manuscripts to meet style and space limitations.

  • d.

    Manuscripts may be reviewed by the Editorial Staff.

  • e.

    Articles submitted by members’ of ANA\C will be given first consideration when there is an availability of space in the newsletter.

  • 2.

    Photographs should be of clear quality. Write the correct name(s) on the back of each photo. Photographs will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mail photographs to: Samantha Hunter, Editor, The Nursing Voice c/o ANA\California, 1121 L Street Suite 409, Sacramento CA 95814. Or email photographs in jpeg format to thenursingvoice@yahoo.com

  • 3.

    E-mail all narrative to TheNursingVoice@yahoo.com

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April, May, June 2010

American Nurses Association/California is an Affiliate Chapter Member of the American Nurses Association.

The Nursing Voice is the official publication of the American Nurses’ Association\California. ANA\C is located at 1121 L. Street, Suite 409 Sacramento, CA 95814, Office 916-447-0225 - Fax 916-442-4394 Association E-mail anac@anacalifornia.org The Nursing Voice Editor E-mail thenursingvoice@anacalifornia.org

ANA\C BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers: Elissa Brown, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, President; Elizabeth “Liz” Dietz, EdD, RN, CS-HP, Vice President; Nicole Marcy, BPH, BSN, RN, Secretary; Cathy Melter, RN, MSN, CWOCN, Treasurer. Directors; Monica Weisbrich, BSN, RN, Legislative and Professional; Donna Dolinar, RN, BSN, MPA(c), Practice; Dianne Moore, PhD, RN, CNM, MN, MPH, Education; Arlene R. Hady, BSN, RN, PHN, Membership and Communication.

ANA\California Executive Director:

Hon. Tricia Hunter, MN, RN

ANA\C Associate Director:

Myrna Allen MSN, RN

ANA\California Lobbying Firm:

Government Relations Group, Inc.

ANA\C Director of Member Services

Samantha Hunter

ANA\C Merchandise Development & Sales

Michele Townsend

Editorial Committee: Chairperson Staff

Louise F. Timmer, EdD, RN Hon. Tricia Hunter, MN, RN Samantha Hunter

The official publication of the ANA\C shall be The Nursing Voice. The purpose of this publication shall be to support the mission of ANA\C through the communication of nursing issues, continuing education and significant events of interest. The statements and opinions expressed herein are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the opinion or views of ANA\C, it’s staff, the Board of Directors, our Affiliates or the publications editors. Likewise, the appearance of advertisers, and/or their views and opinions, do not constitute an endorsement of products or services featured in this, past or subsequent issues of this publication. Copyright by the American Nurses Association\California.

The Nursing Voice is published quarterly and is complimentary to ANA\C members, schools of nursing and their nursing students, affiliates of the association and their memberships. If you would like to submit an article for publication, please see ‘Article Submission for The Nursing Voice’ in this issue for deadlines and submission details.

If you would like to receive this publication or you would like to stop receiving this publication please write or call the ANA\C at (916) 447-0225 or fax to (916) 442-4394. Please leave your full name, complete address or address correction and a phone number should we need to contact you. Or, fill out and mail in the Update Request Form found in this newsletter.

Reprints and Submissions: ANA\C allows reprinting of newsletter material. Permission requests should be directed to the ANA\C home office in Sacramento. (916) 447-0225

Advertising: Advertising Rates Contact—Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. 517 Washington St., PO Box 216, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, 800-626-4081, sales@aldpub.com. ANA\C and the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. reserve the right to reject any advertisement. Responsibility for errors in advertising is limited to corrections in the next issue or refund of price of advertisement. Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement or approval by ANA\C of products advertised, the advertisers, or the claims made. Rejection of an advertisement does not imply a product offered for advertising is without merit, or that the manufacturer lacks integrity, or that this association disapproves of the product or its use. ANA\C and the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. shall not be held liable for any consequences resulting from purchase or use of an advertiser’s product.

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