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AVANA Spring 2015 Newsletter
AANA Mid-Year Assembly
Washington, DC
April 18-22nd, 2015

Contact Sherry Swearngin if you will be attending
Donations for AVANA Silent Auction to be held at the AVANA Annual Conference San Diego April 30 - May 2nd, 2015.

Donations will benefit the AVANA ALPS/Scholarship Committee

Donate in one of the following ways:
*PayPal on the ALPS/Scholarship webpage
*Send your cash donations to Melanie Clemens, information on the ALPS/Scholarship webpage
*Send items to AVANA at 8247 Calle Morelos
San Diego, CA 92126

Donations are not tax deductible but will benefit SRNA's opportunities.

Any questions regarding the Silent Auction can be directed to Rebecca Steinhardt at
ACES (Attendance and Cost Estimation System) is now available for you to put in your request for the 2015 AVANA Meeting in San Diego. If you haven't used ACES yet, contact your facility education department for assistance or contact Garrett Peterson at

April 2015 AVAVA Education mtg at Kona Kai Resort

Garrett Peterson and Sherry Swearngin in DC

Congratulations to AVANA Executive Director for being named "Teacher of the Year" at the College of Health Professionals, Medical University of South Carolina.

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AVANA Members and VA CRNA's celebrated the 40th Anniversary of AVANA at the 2013 AANA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas
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VA CRNA's: Support the VHA in working to modernize its Nursing Handbook to recognize Full Practice Authority (FPA) of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs)

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Now is the time to be heard!

Thanks to all of you who have written your letters.