NACN-USA was a proud sponsor of the celebration at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The nursing program titled, "Celebrating 60 years of Nursing Education Excellence" highlighted the care and compassion of the educators whose founders are Felician Sisters and their student graduates. Members of NACN-USA in attendance included Zachary McAllister, Madonna University staff member, CeeLee Pavlak, President, Kalamazoo Diocese Local Council, Janet Munday, Regional Director and Diana Ruzicka, CICIAMS General Secretary. During an open mic portion of the evening, Diana Ruzicka spoke about the special [...]
The following positions and candidates are presented for the 2023 annual election. The LAST DAY TO CAST YOUR VOTE IS JUNE 28, 2023 Treasurer (Term July 2023 thru June 2025) Candidate: Dr. Anne T. Reeser, DNP, MSN, APRN-BC Anne was awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D. C. and continues to work at CUA teaching in their online DNP program. She earned a Nurse Practitioner (NP) degree, an MSN, and a BSN from Florida International University (FIU) in [...]
OSV Interview of President Patricia Sayers, DNP, RN for National Nurses Week 2023
We are excited to announce our yearly nursing scholarship for student members is now open. Our thanks to the Sforza family who established this special gift in honor of Eula Sforza. EULA SFORZA SCHOLARSHIP $1000 NACN-USA Scholarship Award Deadline to receive complete applications is July 31, 2023. Submit the letter of intent and read about the required supporting documents HERE! Kathryn "Katie" Grauerholz, MSN, ANP-BC, Awards & Scholarship Committee Chair
Why Patients Declared Brain Dead are Really Brain Injured Join us in this special presentation by Mr. Michael Arthur Vacca, JD who will present why patients declared brain dead are really brain injured. Mr. Vacca is a Catholic Lawyer, Certified Catholic Bioethicist and Spiritual Director, Chairman of Healthcare Civil Rights Task Force at Christ Medicus Foundation. He will present on: The history of “brain death” and why it was invented by doctors at Harvard The medical, philosophical, and theological reasons why “brain death” is not the actual death of the [...]
The NACN-USA Board of Directors agreed to co-sign on a Parental Rights letter dated March 21,2023. Read the entire letter here. The letter was addressed to the Honorable Virginia Foxx Chairwoman House of Representatives Committee on Education & the Workforce where it identified concerns of protecting Parental Rights towards the health and well being of all children. The House of Representatives agreed to create a "Parents Bill of Rights" acknowledging the rights of parents to view school curriculums including topics on health education, fundamental right of parents to direct their [...]
Catholic Nurses are fighting to protect religious freedom and conscience rights in providing care with a recent co-authored statement to the Biden Administration's Health and Human Services. Public Comment Opposed to Some of the Provisions in “Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes" [RIN 0945-AA18]1 Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals must be free to practice their professions in accordance with their professional judgment and ethical beliefs. Without religious freedom and conscience protections such as were provided for in the 2019 Final Rule, healthcare professionals throughout the [...]
February 8, 2023 marks the memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of victims of human trafficking. Join Pope Francis in celebrating the Ninth International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, on the theme “Journeying in Dignity”. Read the Pope's message.
Bonnie Blachly MSN, RN, Certified End of Life Doula, Catholic Nurse and Regional Director for Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands & American Samoa was interviewed on Dan Kennedy's Life Talk NW on Sacred Heart Radio. Bonnie shares her end-of-life class, Birthing Your Soul into Eternal Life, which she co-developed to train lay persons, parishioners, and healthcare professionals on preparation for death, dying, grief, mourning and bereavement. The class is just a portion of the ministry, Momento Mori which Bonnie also presented at the CICIAMS World Congress [...]
Limited Time - Act now! Beginning January 1, 2023 our merchandise store will be open for a limited time. Act now to order screen printed and embroidered items for yourself and as gifts for other Catholic Nurses in your life. Ordering closes at midnight on January 15, 2023. No exceptions. Questions? Use our Contact Us page. Items will be shipped after February 6th.