Committees & Specialty Practice Networks

Committees

ANNA Chapter Support Team (ACST)

Purpose

  • Serves as liaison and mentor for assigned chapters.
  • Monitors official records generated by the National Office related to chapter recharter status for assigned chapters.
  • Reports and publicizes chapter events and achievements in national and chapter communications.
  • Collaborates with other ACST leaders to problem solve for chapters at risk.
  • May be asked to participate in chapter officer orientation at the LEAD Workshop.

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Awards and Scholarships

Purpose

  • Coordinates the preparation, recommendation, approval, and awarding of the annual ANNA and corporate awards, scholarships, and grants program.
  • Promotes the process for awards, scholarships, and grants.

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Conferences

Purpose

  • Promote the professional and clinical role development of nephrology nurses through organized educational meetings that enhance learning, networking, and socialization for the purpose of improving patient outcomes.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate continuing education activities provided via conferences, including the National Symposium, Fall Meeting, and Webinars.
  • Ensure the content of all committee products are congruent with the Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.

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Leadership

Purpose

  • Advances leadership development of elected and appointed members serving at the chapter and national levels to operationalize the mission and philosophy of ANNA.
  • Assists with leadership activities including Nephrology Nurse Week as requested by the National President-Elect.
  • Initiates and coordinates the solicitation, review, and presentation of candidates for national office.
  • Assists in identification and development of potential leaders within ANNA membership.
  • Coordinates and updates the volunteer feedback process using Survey Monkey and other tools as available and applicable.
  • Oversees the online Leadership Library to ensure current, relevant information on leadership topics is available to ANNA members.
  • Provides assistance as requested by the ANNA Chapter Support Team (ACST) and Director of Education Services for Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) activities.

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Research

Goals

  • Promotes the development of research-based nephrology nursing practice congruent with the Nephrology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, including educational programming that unites practice, education, and research, promoting the completion and publication of research, working toward an evidence-based practice, including facilitating use of research findings in practice.
  • Coordinates the solicitation of applicants and nominees and selection of recipients of research-related awards and grants.
  • Provides guidance and mentoring for the novice researcher.
  • Addresses issues that affect nephrology nursing research by developing position statements or guidelines for ANNA concerning such issues as directed by the Board of Directors (BOD).
  • Represents ANNA and serves as a resource to other professional and health policy groups when issues related to nephrology nursing research are concerned, as directed by the National President or BOD.

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Specialty Practice Networks (SPNs)

Acute Care

Resources

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Administration

Resources

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Advanced Practice

Chronic Kidney Disease

Resources

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Educator

Resources

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Health Policy

Resources

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Hemodialysis

Resources

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Home Therapies

Resources

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Pediatrics

Transplant

Resources

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