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American Nurses Association – New York and the Foundation of New York State Nurses, Inc. Announce Official Formal Relationship


Albany, New York — [6/6/2023] — American Nurses Association – New York (ANA-NY) and the Center for Nursing at the Foundation of New York State Nurses, Inc. (FNYSN) are proud to announce the formation of an official organizational relationship. While both organizations have frequently collaborated throughout the past decade, a formal memorandum of understanding codifies the longstanding relationship.

“This formal relationship establishes processes and procedures that enable both ANA-NY and FNYSN to further engage with innovative shared services,” explains ANA-NY Executive Director Jeanine Santelli, Ph.D., RN, AGPCNP-BC, FAAN. “This is a natural progression of the organizations’ ongoing collaboration.”

Along with the official relationship, ANA-NY and FNYSN are excited to announce that members and supporters of both organizations will have access to the CINAHL Database, an authoritative index of nursing and allied health journals designed to support nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, nurse educators, and students in researching their subject areas.

“Access to CINAHL is the first of many opportunities that are available to members thanks to the FNYSN and ANA-NY relationship,” explains FNYSN Executive Director Deborah Elliott, MBA, BSN, RN. “We anticipate many future benefits for both organizations throughout this professional journey.”

ANA-NY and FNYSN look forward to continued collaboration in this official capacity as both organizations work to engage and support nurses across New York State.


About American Nurses Association – New York

The American Nurses Association – New York (ANA-NY) is a professional nurses membership organization working to build a community of empowered registered professional nurses in New York State​. As a state chapter of the national American Nurses Association, the mission of ANA-NY is to foster high standards of nursing and promote the professional and educational advancement of nurses to improve health care for all. You can learn more about ANA-NY by visiting

About Center for Nursing at the Foundation of New York State Nurses, Inc.

The Center for Nursing at the Foundation of NYS Nurses, Inc.  (FNYSN) is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting professional nurses and nursing students through mentoring, educational advancement, and promoting population-focused research and evidence-based practices to improve the knowledge and health care of individuals and communities in New York State.