June 27, 2019

AL-HAC would like to congratulate Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE who was recently elected the 13th President of the National Black Nurses Association!

Dr. Dawson is a professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing and the director for the Nursing Health Systems Leadership Division at UAB. She is a founding leader of AL-HAC. 

May 21, 2019

Make sure you read Dr. Kathleen Ladner's  interview that appeared in May's Nursing Journeyson the Campaign for Action website.

Kathleen Ladner, PhD, RN, FACHE, is a founding co-leader of the Alabama Health Action Coalition (AL-HAC) and retired chief nursing officer and U.S. Navy captain in the Nurse Corps. Dr. Ladner is also an adjunct associate professor of nursing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Nurs...

April 1, 2018

Make sure you read Martha Dawson's Q&A that appeared in February's Minority Nurse

Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE is an assistant professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing and the director for the Nursing Health Systems Leadership Division at UAB. Dr. Dawson also co-chairs AL-HAC's Diversity Committee.

Dr. Dawson discusses the vast roles within nursing and how leadership, influencing change,...

November 3, 2017

The Beryl Institute is “the global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and shared knowledge.” This organization focuses on elevating the importance of experience across all care settings, recognizing the value of the healthcare team, and engaging a broad range of voices and views.

One of the ways The Beryl Institute does this is through their Patient Experience Scholar Progr...

October 8, 2017

Building on conventional teaching styles and methods, there are many new, innovative approaches to teaching health care related college courses. Fostering a productive learning atmosphere for college students can be a daunting task at times. However, by integrating multiple learning opportunities, students can and will be more interested, focused, and produce higher learning outcomes. The following sections of this post emphas...

August 3, 2017

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) would like to offer two free CEs for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Nursing.

The following continuing education courses are available:

Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing – 4.0 contact hours (Free) 

Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder – 3.0 contact hours (Free)

NCSBN’s SUD resources were developed to assure that nurses are armed with knowledg...

July 28, 2017

A NURSE CLINICIAN - NURSE HOME VISITOR position is now available! The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of...

July 25, 2017

Did you know that schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing are now eligible to apply for the Future of Nursing Scholars program? 

This program is part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Advancing Change Leadership team. According to the Future of Nursing Scholar's webpage, the program aims to "ensure that the nation has a diverse, well-trained leadership and workforce to build a Culture of Health across t...

April 20, 2017

We are pleased to announce our 2017 AL-HAC Graduate Nursing Award Program recipients!

The purpose of the Alabama Health Action Coalition (AL-HAC) Award Program is to help Alabama nurses pursue a graduate degree in nursing. AL-HAC promotes academic progression for nurses and works to minimize barriers to nursing education and seamless academic progression at every level of nursing education. For the first time, AL-HAC has had th...

March 10, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Alethea Hill, a member of AL-HAC, for earning The Advocacy Award through the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)!

The award was created to recognize a member of PCNA’s leadership in advocacy at the local, state, or federal level in the areas of cardiovascular disease prevention or advancing the nursing profession. The winner of this award works strategically to bring awareness and suppor...

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