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Carter Elected AAOHN President

Pamela Carter

Current University of Iowa Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student Pamela Carter was recently elected President of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), the nation’s first and largest professional association for occupational and environmental health nurses.

“I am both honored and humbled to serve as president of this 6,000 member professional association dedicated to advancing the health, safety, and productivity of domestic and global workforces,” said Carter, who graduates from UI’s College of Nursing in December 2013.

“When I think of the work that my colleagues are performing around promotion and restoration of health, prevention of illness and injury, and protection from work-related and environmental hazards, I feel an overwhelming sense of pride.”

Carter officially took the helm at the Association’s annual conference, which was held in Las Vegas last month.

As the primary association for the largest group of health care professionals serving the workforce, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is committed to healthy and safe work and community environments.

“This is a great national honor, and reflects well on our program” noted Sandra Ramey PhD, RN, assistant professor at UI’s College of Nursing.

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About AAOHN
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is the first and largest professional association for occupational and environmental health nurses. In 1942, 300 nurses from 16 states founded the American Association of Industrial Nurses (AAIN), the predecessor to AAOHN. Today, with 119 chapters and more than 5,000 members, AAOHN is dedicated to advancing the health, safety and productivity of domestic and global workforces by providing education, research, public policy and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses. More information is available at
www.aaohn.org.

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May 23rd, 2013