The Arkansas Nurses Association persuaded the American Nurses Association to set up a task force by September to investigate establishing a workplace advocacy entity to parallel the national organization's collective bargaining arm, the United American Nurses.
The Arkansas Nurses Association has about 900 registered nurses as members in 13 districts throughout the state.
The Arkansas Nurses Association
isn't buying the union line.
When I was a young nurse," says Joanne DeJanovich, chief executive officer of the Arkansas Nurses Association
, "all you ever did was work in a hospital.
Two of our nurses were named Nurses of the Year in two different categories by the Arkansas Nurses Association
One of the most important things that people forget about nurses is that they are in the profession because they really care about the patients," says JoAnn Dejanovich, executive director of the Arkansas Nurses Association