ANA News Update

  1. From ANA:

    Global AIDS Action Quilt - Consider Getting Involved
    Health Action AIDS, a project of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and Partners in Health, is organizing an AIDS advocacy quilt to create a symbolic visual display of health professionals' call to action in support of measures to fight HIV/AIDS. Across the United States, representatives from medical, nursing, and public health schools and associations are creating quilt panels to help raise health professionals' awareness about the devastation caused by the pandemic and to increase health professionals' involvement in the fight against global AIDS. The final product will be displayed nationally on April 7 during the DC Day of Advocacy and Education in Washington, DC. Find out how you can get involved by visiting

    PNP and GNP Exams Scheduled in January 2003
    The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification exams are currently undergoing revision and will not be available for testing until January 2003. Candidates may still submit applications and be deemed eligible to sit for the exams, but will not be able to test until January. Make sure that you are kept up-to-date on important changes regarding certification and/or recertification - Subscribe to The NursingInsider e-mail list.

    ANA Co-sponsors Health Action Conference
    ANA has partnered with the health advocacy group Families USA, as a co-sponsor of Health Action 2003. This annual meeting of grassroots advocates will be held in Washington DC, January 23-25th. The conference will focus on health care reform in areas such as Medicaid, prescription drug benefit in Medicare and high-quality, affordable, quality health care for all patients. The conference brochure is available online on the Families USA web site at
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