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Message from the President
November 2020

As 2020 nears an end, it’s time to renew your AAHN membership. This year has been challenging for all, and AAHN is no exception. After careful consideration, and in the interest of a balanced budget, the board has elected to make minor increases to the AAHN dues – please see the following. Some members may recall the AAHN dues have remained the same since 2015 when a small increase was assessed, however, no significant increase in dues has been made in over 10 years.

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We have previously discussed our ongoing financial challenges at past general membership meetings and via the President’s message. We have no financial liquidity since the bulk of our funds are restricted to research and award funding. Dues, donations and any profit from our annual conference sustain the day to day activities of AAHN. In fact, this year despite more than $10,000 in generous donations from members, we were barely in the black. This dues change will allow us to have the general funds we need to run the organization for the foreseeable future. If these changes present a financial challenge to you, please let us know by contacting [email protected] .

Membership benefits this coming year will include

  • Talking History 2021, which includes five topically grouped historical presentations lasting 1-2 hours, (one per month) given by our accepted speakers for the 2020 conference, which we could not hold in person. CEUs will be given for attendance.  
  • Full subscription to Nursing History Review
  • Discounted subscription rates to the American Journal of Nursing
  • Eligibility to apply for AAHN historical research grants and awards
  • Frequent website updates on current events and news of interest to the nursing and health care history community.
  • Connection and networking opportunities with AAHN members who value nursing and health care history!

Be well – please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.



Melissa M. Sherrod, PhD, APRN, AGCNS-BC
[email protected]

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History provides current nurses with the same intellectual and political tools that determined nursing pioneers applied to shape nursing values and beliefs to the social context of their times. Nursing history is not an ornament to be displayed on anniversary days, nor does it consist of only happy stories to be recalled and retold on special occasions. Nursing history is a vivid testimony, meant to incite, instruct and inspire today's nurses as they bravely tread the winding path of a reinvented health care system.
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