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A Message from the President

Arlene W. Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN

A Message from the President
May 2019

Happy Spring! It has finally arrived—at least here in the Commonwealth of Virginia we are seeing the first blossoms!  With these bursts of color comes a spirit of optimism, and today I am feeling optimistic about the future of AAHN!  In that spirit I write to share what our Board accomplished during the March strategic planning session in Charlottesville. The process, led by our consultants, Rich Keeling and Angela Harris of Keeling and Associates, was both exciting and exhausting. Overall, however, it was also productive and rewarding.

During the planning session we revised our vision statement, clarifying what AAHN sees as its purpose. (It only took 8 hours and a box of chocolates to get there!) Using feedback from our members as well as the results of the Diversity and Inclusion survey, we also crafted a mission statement and identified three major goals with specific objectives for each. The next steps will be to identify strategies to accomplish our objectives.

As you can see, the plan is packed with ideas for what the AAHN Board would like to accomplish in the next three years.  I am looking forward to working with all members to achieve these goals. Join us in Dallas in September for further discussion and a chance to volunteer to help!

All my best,

Arlene W. Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN


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We look forward to the 2019 Conference in Dallas, TX! 
September 19-21, 2019 at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas.  

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            BREAKING NEWS             

The American Association for the History of Nursing is proud to support The U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Recognition Act in honor of the thousands of Cadet Nurses who studied and served under the U.S. Cadet Corps program in World War II.

About Friends of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps World War II

This group was formed to pass the 2018 bipartisan legislation, "U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act." It was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives as HR7258 and in the U.S. Senate as Senate Bill 3729.  There is no financial or VA benefits. These women of the Greatest Generation only request to be honored as Veterans of WWII with an American flag and a gravesite plaque forever marking their proud service to our country during wartime in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps.  

Action Needed:  Be a  "Friend" of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps WWII.  
How:  Simply let your U.S. Senators and House Representatives know that passing this new bill is important to you by going to their website and clicking on the button.