Celebrating Nephrology Nurses Week

On episode 385 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Dr. Angela Kurosaka, DNP, RN, CCN, CCM, NEA-BC, the President of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA). In the course of this episode, Keith and Dr. Kurosaka discuss the importance of nephrology nursing, the celebration of Nephrology Nurses Week, advocacy in nephrology nursing, and the overall impact of the current nursing shortage.

Dr. Angela Kurosaka is a nurse executive nurse with a 30+ year track record of accomplishments in determining operational necessity, establishing community presence, building and leading teams, initiating quality improvements, and analyzing financial savings achieved through system-wide operating targets. Her experience encompasses serving as VP Healthcare Services in a multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 Health Plan serving Medicaid members, President of the American Nephrology Nursing Association (ANNA), SVP of Population Health, Specialized Markets at a Fortune 50 Company in various health plans, improving operations of Population Health, and part of the Executive team that had P&L responsibility for over $1 Billion in Revenues for Sunflower Health Plan. As VP of Operations for DaVita, Inc. managed 18 direct reports, 900+ FTEs, and 42 physician groups in a three-state division (Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana).

The American Nephrology Nurses Association improves members’ lives through education, advocacy, networking, and science. Since it was established as a nonprofit organization in 1969, ANNA has been serving members who span the nephrology nursing spectrum. ANNA has a membership of over 8,000 registered nurses and other health care professionals at all levels of practice. Members work in areas such as conservative management, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, transplantation, industry, and government/regulatory agencies.

ANNA is committed to advancing the nephrology nursing specialty and nurturing every ANNA member. We achieve these goals by providing the highest quality educational products, programs, and services. Our members are leaders who advocate for patients, mentor each other, and lobby legislators, all to inspire excellence.


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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at NurseKeith.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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