What Does ANAC Mean To You?

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Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, ACRN/Assistant Professor Director, HIV Subspecialty and Adult-Gerontology Programs Columbia University School of Nursing Nurse Practioner, Gotham Medical Group New York, NY Chair, Chapters Committee ANAC

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, ACRN
Chair, Chapters Committee ANAC

Why am I #ANACProud? I am proud to part of an organization that SUPPORTS nurses. I am proud to be part of a COMMUNITY of like-minded individuals who share a PASSION for CARING. As a long-time member of ANAC, I think about the friends that I have made along the way – from near and far  – and it is truly amazing to connect and network with a group nurses who understand the passion that drives MY CALLING to be an HIV nurse. We may all have come to join ANAC for different reasons, but I believe I can say with certainty that my ANAC colleagues SHARE A VISION of a society where ALL INDIVIDUALS can receive care unconditionally and care that is provided with COMPASSION. ANAC represents much more than just a “professional organization” – for me, it is a FAMILY, it is a COMMUNITY, and it is a place for me to call HOME. I belong to many different professional organizations, many of them are much larger, and many of them are much more well known. However, I feel closest to ANAC. As one of my mentors, Lucy Bradley-Springer, once said to me, “HIV nurses are a special breed….we are driven by the beat of a special drum.”……let’s join our drums together in celebration of the work we do…together we are ANAC – and I am #ANACProud.

Best regards,

Jeff

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, ACRN/Assistant Professor
Director, HIV Subspecialty and Adult-Gerontology Programs
Columbia University School of Nursing
Nurse Practioner, Gotham Medical Group
New York, NY
Chair, Chapters Committee ANAC

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