News from ANA

The American Nurses Foundation is conducting a series of national surveys to gather nurses’ insights and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This first survey focuses on the impact on mental health and well-being.

News from LSNA

LSNA Nurse Memorial Ceremony

This year, the LSNA will remember nurses who lost their lives between 2019-2020. We ask you to share the names of Louisiana nurses we have lost. At the end of the collector form, there is also information about sending in a photograph, if you wish. 


Nurses will be remembered during a memorial ceremony during Membership Assembly on April 23rd and in the third quarter edition of Pelican News.

Click HERE to reach the LSNA form for nurse name submissions.

On-Demand Webcasts to help nurses deal the the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

ANA Corona Virus Response Fund - Helping Nurses on the Front Lines. Nurses are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. We have created a Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses to enable the public to support and thank nurses. The national fund will address the identified, emerging needs of nurses

ANA Enterprise Gears Up

for Global ‘Year of The Nurse’ in 2020

Front page on the July Pelican News:

Crisis During a Pandemic:

Through our collective voices, Louisiana Nurses force the removal of HB 320, which would have allowed the Louisiana Hospital Association to influence the membership of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN).

2020 Legislative Session

The Louisiana Legislative session starts next week. LSNA and LANPAC met with our lobbyist to discuss the upcoming session. We are following 17 bills. This is a fluid number as bills may be added or removed.


The broad areas covered are: LSBN composition, APRN scope of practice, and nurse education passage required by the LSBN. Brief summary of impactful bills:


SB 405 - Adds restrictions on APRNs to be subject to collaborative agreements' approval from LSBN, Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, & Louisiana State Board of Dentistry.


HB 237 & HB 242 - Provides relative to the student passage rate required by LSBN.