The Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA) has chosen Lindsey Harris, DNP, FNP-BC to be the organization's president, making her the first person of color to hold the position since ASNA formed 107 year ago.
"This is an honor," Harris said. "Nurses are the largest workforce in healthcare and the 'Most Trusted Profession' as noted by Gallup Polls for the past 18 years in a row. Nurse professionals should be at the policy discussion table. ASNA, which represents all the nurses in Alabama, gives nurses that voice and I am proud to serve in an organization that makes a difference."
After graduating from Samford University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a minor in business, Harris began her nursing career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. She had the opportunity to work in the RN internship program as a staff nurse where she gained experience working in various parts of the hospital, including women's health, psychiatry, and general medicine.
She completed her Master of Science in Nursing at UAB with a concentration in family practice, and went on to receive her Doctor of Nursing Practice there in 2016. She is currently working as an Inpatient glycemic control nurse practitioner on the inpatient glycemic management team within UAB Hospital.
Harris was elected President-elect in 2018 and worked closely with the outgoing president, Sarah Wilkinson-Buchmann, DNP, RN during that two-year term. ASNA is affiliated with the American Nurses Association and Harris has served as a Delegate at the ANA Assembly in Washington for the past two years. She will continue as a Delegate in her role as ASNA President.