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ANA Announcements: New ANA President, ANA To Embark on Racial Reckoning, Fellowship Awarded

Posted 14 days ago by D'Ann Somerall

American Nurses Association Elects Jennifer Mensik Kennedy As New National President

On Saturday, June 11, The American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly elected Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, of the Oregon Nurses Association as the association's next president to represent the interests of the nation's more than 4.3 million registered nurses. Mensik has more than 25 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings ranging from rural critical access hospitals and home health to hospital administration, and academia. She has served as President of the Arizona Nurses Association and 2nd Vice President and Treasurer of ANA. The term of service for Dr. Mensik and all other newly elected leaders will begin January 1, 2023. Click here to read more.

ANA to Embark on Racial Reckoning Journey

On Saturday, June 11th, the voting representatives of the American Nurses Association's (ANA) Membership Assembly unanimously voted "yes" for the association to embark on a racial reckoning journey to acknowledge its past actions that have caused irreparable harm to nurses of color as well as ethnic-minority nursing organizations, and that persist today.

Later this summer, ANA will launch a multi-phase journey of accountability, healing, and reconciliation with an official racial reckoning statement as a starting point for an overdue journey toward the future. ANA intends to take full accountability for its actions. Click here to read more

ANA Fellowship Awarded

Ayomidamope (Ayo) Adebiyi, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, COHC, CEN, has been selected as the recipient of a fellowship made possible by the Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Fund. The annual $10,000 fellowship has been established by the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) through a gift from the United Health Foundation (UHF) to support emerging nurse leaders to integrate their health expertise into new civic and professional opportunities.  Click here to read more.