Alumna Rebecca Huie to serve as Alabama State Nurses Association president
Rebecca Huie, DNP, RN, ACNP, VHA-CM, a three-time graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, is the new president of the Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA).
Huie is director of primary care for the Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC), where she provides oversight to nine community-based outpatient clinics located across north central Alabama.
Seeing daily the challenges nurses face, she has committed to engaging in policy and political issues impacting nursing practice and advocating for fewer encumbrances on nurses’ abilities to deliver quality patient care.
“During my presidency, I hope to encourage all nurses to join ASNA and get involved in patient advocacy, policy making, legislation, professional development, and much more,” she said. “ASNA is the voice for nurses at all levels, and it is important for nurses to be involved.”
With more than 18 years of nursing experience, Huie’s career spans medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, long-term care nursing, and nursing administration. Prior to her service as president of the ASNA, she served as District 3 Secretary, District 3 President-Elect, District 3 President, and State President-Elect. In her new role as president, Huie’s goal is to continue promoting excellence in nursing as the mission of the ASNA.
“In Alabama, there are over 90,000 nurses, but only a few are members of their professional organization. ASNA provides opportunities for nurses to make differences in health care and change legislation that impedes patient care,” she said, encouraging all nurses to join ASNA by visiting the organization’s website at alabamanurses.org.
She earned her BSN degree from the UAB School of Nursing in 2006, her MSN degree in 2011, and her DNP degree in 2012.