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April, May, June 2010

ANA\C The Nursing Voice • Page 9

Golden State Nursing Foundation (GSNF)

The following four scholarships/awards are available through the Golden State Nursing Foundation.

Membership Form for the Golden State Nursing Foundation

The Jo Anne Powell Innovation in Nursing Award provides monetary recognition to Registered Nurses who have been creative in their practice.

Yes, I would like to become a Friend of the GSNF and receive emailed and mailed updates as to the foundations projects and events.

The Betty Curtis Career Advancement Award provides funds for Registered Nurses embarking on an activity that will result in significant career advancement within nursing.

The Catherine J. Dodd Health Policy Scholarship provides funds for Registered Nurses enrolled in a graduate level academic program who have demonstrated some experience in government relations or health policy activities and express an intent to pursue health policy issues and activities in the future.

The Tony Leone Scholarship provides funds for Registered Nurses seeking a Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Individual Sponsorship

Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _ _____________________________________________________________________________

Phone:

Email:

_______________________________________

_____________________________________

  • Please accept this one-time donation of _____________________________________________________

  • I would like to make a yearly recurring donation of____________________________________________

Please make checks payable to:

ANCC Nursing Float

Golden State Nursing Foundation 1121 L Street Suite 409 Sacramento, CA 95814

Credit Card #:

Ex. Date:

_______________________________________

_____________________________

Signature of Card Holder:

_____________________________________________________________________

The Tournament of Roses® 120th parade is now a memory of holidays past. We are embarking on a new decade with the completion of the Nurses’ Float just a short four years away.

Bare Root, Inc. has interviewed five float builders, narrowed down the choice to two builders and then made the final decision—Phoenix Decorating Company. The Board of Directors of Bare Root, Inc. were able to view the actual construction of parade floats and as the 2010 parade was nearing a reality, the actual placement of the flowers on the floats. The pride the volunteers took in their jobs was extremely edifying. The Board believes Phoenix will have a conceptual drawing available soon for all to view which will bring the reality of the Nurses’ Float even closer.

Keeping the reality of the project in mind, Bare Root, Inc. is encouraging nurses nationwide to support the project through financial donations and spreading the word about the project.

Bare Root, Inc. would like to introduce you to a nurse working at the grassroots level and what she has been able to accomplish for the Nurses’ Float. She is:

Sylvia S. Estrada, RNCWHCNP, MSN, MSHCM, BSN Breast Research Nurse Coordinator Samuel Oschia Comprehensive Cancer Institute Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Sylvia read an article in Advanced Nurses about the Nurses’ Float and thought what a great way to feature nurses and the profession of nursing to the world. Sylvia chooses to work at the grassroots level and has convinced the three Nursing Associations she belongs to to support the Nurses’ Float project. As a result there has been a three year commitment to fundraise for the Nurses’ Float by:

  • California Nurse Practitioner—Chapter 17 (CANP)

  • Greater Los Angeles Area Oncology Nurses

  • Los Angeles Chapter of Hispanic Nurses

(LA NAHN) Sylvia has succeeded in placing Sally Bixby RN on the agenda for each Association’s meetings to present the project and has obtained exhibit space at the Los Angeles Hispanic Nurses conference. Sylvia’s love of nursing, commitment and zeal toward the Nurses’ Float project is an example of the Bare Root, Inc. dream come true of what a grassroots movement can be—one that keeps growing and giving.

It is with love of our profession and of being a nurse that we invite you to join Bare Root, Inc in making this event a reality in 2013.

Monica Weisbrich, RN, President Bare Root, Inc. Judy Dahle, RN CEO Paul Wafer, RN, Vice President Marketing

Pat Spongeberg, RN.,Secretary Suzanne Ward, RN, Treasurer www.flowers4thefloat.org

I would prefer that my donation be used for

__________________________________________________

Contributions to the Golden State Nursing Foundation, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

ANA

ANA Files Amicus Brief in Support of the City of Oakland

Consistent with ANA’s policy supporting access to health care services without fear of coercion, ANA has signed an amicus brief in support of the City of Oakland. Oakland successfully defended a challenge to an ordinance that forbids unwelcome contact or interaction within 8 feet of someone who is trying to gain entry to a reproductive health clinic. The case is pending before the 9th circuit. The district court found the ordinance to be a lawful restriction that protects patients and does not unconstitutionally infringe on protesters’ rights to express their views. ANA supports the district court’s assessment.

ANA Sponsors Rose Bowl Nursing Float 2013

The American Nurses Association has committed to a $5,000 sponsorship (at the Rose Christian Dior level) of the Flowers 4 the Float (F4TF) initiative at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade.

Appointment Announced

The American Nurses Association (ANA), the largest nursing organization in the U.S., is pleased to announce that ANA member Nancy E. Donaldson, D.N.Sc., RN, has been appointed as one of the seven new members to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and the Director of AHRQ on priorities for a national health services research agenda. Donaldson currently serves as the director for the Center for Research and Innovation in Patient Care, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco.

Nancy has been a long time member of the ANA and ANA\California, formerly serving as a 2 term member of the Board of Directors. In 1995, Nancy spearheaded a collaborative project with ACNL, representing ANA\C that became CALNOC (Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes, formerly known as the California Nursing Outcomes Coalition), the nation’s first nursing quality benchmarking registry, and contributed to the development of the ANA’s NDNQI. Donaldson is founding Co-Principal Investgator of CALNOC, now in its 15th year as a continuing research and development enterprise, CALNOC is one of the foremost databases of nursing indicators in the United States. Donaldson as been funded as a patient safety investigator by HRSA, AHRQ, RWJF and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

As the largest nursing organization in the U.S., ANA is delighted to participate as a financial sponsor of this historic initiative. The Nurses Float is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase and celebrate—on a grand national stage—our noble profession and the millions of talented, dedicated individuals who provide outstanding nursing care for our nation’s citizens every day. Nurses have truly earned this spotlight, and ANA is proud to be a part of this unique event.

As your organization continues to build awareness, momentum, and excitement for this event, we look forward to collaborating with you to help make the F4TF initiative an unqualified success!

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