leadership immediately recognized the need for nursing involvement and advocacy in the implementation of the law, and began the association's work with the legislature and regulatory agencies that continues to this day.
Memory 3: One of my most exciting times was when I attended my first AANNT meetings, at that time held in conjunction with ASAIO.
This "partnership" would continue for the next 14 years until 1983 when ANNA (then AANNT) held its first meeting independent of ASAIO in Philadelphia.
1973 AANNT represented by Mary O'Neill and Betty Preston at the
1975-76 AANNT helped sponsor the first summer camp for kids
It was a very exciting time, and I grew a great deal as a professional nurse thanks to ANNA (then AANNT).
By the time I became President of AANNT in 1978, I had come up through the ranks as a Chapter founder and President (1973-1975), national Nominations Committee Chairperson (1975-1976), Western Region Vice-President (1976-1977), and President-Elect 1977-1978.
AANNT nurtured the community of our professional interests.
AANNT soon became the rallying point for the leadership of the emerging specialty of nephrology nursing.
In 1974, AANNT
launched its official journal, then known as the AANNT
Journal and now named the Nephrology Nursing Journal.
Cyclosporine A introduced 1978 1978 AANNT
first represented at
Following the 1978 National Meeting of the American Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (AANNT
) in Chicago, Ms.