Utah Nurses Association
CDC issues Zika related Health Advisory for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida
The Florida Department of Health (FL DOH) has identified an area with local, active mosquito-born Zika virus transmission in Miami, The first confirmed transmission by local mosquito within the US or DC. Based on the earliest time of symptom onset and maximal two-week incubation period for Zika virus, the CDC has issued a travel advisory and guidance particularly as it applies to women of reproductive age and their partners who live in or travel to this area after June 15, 2016.
For more information consult the CDC Health Advisory and CDC Guidance.
Please see the UNA conference tab on the left hand side of the page for information about applying to speak or present at our conference on October 28th, or our Advocacy day on October 27th. There is also information regarding how to become a sponsor or exhibitor. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Honors in Nursing
On May 9, nurses from across the state were honored at the annual Honors in Nursing evening. This event has been held every year since 1994, in coordination with National Nurses Week, in honor of Florence Nightingale's birthday. It is hosted by the University of Utah College of Nursing Alumni Association, to honor nurses throughout the state. Kathleen Kauffman was honored by members of the UNA for her lifelong dedication to patients and her fellow nurses. The Dare to Care award was given to Ann Hutton, PhD, APRN for her contributions to psychiatric and metal health services. Congratulations to all honorees!
Honors for Nursing Website
Op-Ed: Nurses have been on front lines of patient advocacy since Nightingale
Kathleen Kauffman, the co-chair of our Government Relations Committee and former president of the UNA was recently published in the Salt Lake Tribune. Click the link to read her fantastic article! SL Tribune Article