ANA on the Frontline

A critical Pathway to Excellence® standard

Initiatives promote nurses’ well-being during the pandemic.  Ensuring nurses’ well-being isn’t just a concept for healthcare systems and organizations that…
A federal agenda for action

A federal agenda for action

Elevating the voice of nurses on the pandemic and beyond. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, the American…
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A growing need

School of nursing leaders take multi-pronged approach to support caregivers By Susan Trossman, RN Someone who must carry out a…
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A growing population

As the number of people over 65 years old continues to grow in the United States, so too is a…
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A guide for the times

Updated scope and standards of nursing practice. Each edition of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) Nursing: Scope and Standards of…
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A journey of healing

Statement acknowledges harms to nurses of color, outlines actions for change. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an…

A Magnetic conference

Thousands of nurses learn and share strategies to improve care and work environments (more…)

A need to feed the pipeline

Looking at challenges and solutions to increasing nursing faculty. How does the United States educate more nurses if there aren’t…
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A renewed focus on preventing sharps injuries in the operating room

In July, the American Nurses Association (ANA) hosted its first in-person Sharps Injury (SI) Prevention Stakeholder meeting. Experts, advocates, specialists, and frontline nurses from varied backgrounds with global renown convened to discuss the state of sharps injuries and needlesticks in U.S. health care. With hepatitis C infections and associated comorbidities, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and coinfection with hepatitis B, HIV or multidrug resistant organisms, at an all-time high, especially among baby boomers, renewing focus and making concerted efforts to reduce sharps injuries and bloodborne and infectious disease exposures is time critical.

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Advocacy at the bedside and beyond

By Janet Haebler, MSN, RN, and Matthew Fitting, MPS Advocacy means leveraging one’s position to support, protect, or speak out…

Advocacy meets opportunity

Easing scope of practice barriers during COVID-19 Changes included in federal legislation passed into law and regulation reflect Medicare recognition…
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ANA calls for action in wake of police abuse of registered nurse

The American Nurses Association (ANA) expressed outrage that a registered nurse (RN) was handcuffed and arrested by a police officer for following her hospital’s policy and the law, and immediately called for the Salt Lake City Police Department to conduct a full investigation, make amends to the nurse, and take action to prevent future abuses.

ANA Enterprise News

ANA recognized for role in reducing patient harm Six years ago, ANA joined the Partnership for Patients, a coalition of…
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ANA Enterprise News

Year of the Nurse extended to 2021 The ANA Enterprise joins with the World Health Organization and global colleagues in…
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ANA Enterprise News – July 2021

ANA Enterprise brings APRN resources to the fore The ANA Enterprise offers a rich menu of content for the nation’s…
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ANA Enterprise News – June 2021

ANA responds to verdict in Chauvin trial  In April, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on…
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ANA Enterprise News | August 2021

Virtual Hill Day spotlights three key issues More than 300 enthusiastic and informed nurses attended nearly 325 virtual Congressional meetings…
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ANA Enterprise News April 2021

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is working with other national organizations to build the public’s confidence in and acceptance of…
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ANA Enterprise News May 2021

Honoring nurses in May For Nurses Month 2021, the American Nurses Association (ANA) honors the nation’s nurses  whose vital contributions…
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ANA Enterprise News, April 2022

Recognizing nurse-led innovation. The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) announced the winners of the…
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ANA Enterprise News, August 2022

Bipartisan Safer Communities Act signed into law The American Nurses Association (ANA) applauded passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,…
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ANA Enterprise News, December 2021

ANA elections: Call for nominations Nomination period ends January 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET On December 7, 2021, the…
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ANA Enterprise News, February 2022

SPHM: New standards reflect latest research and survey seeks better understanding of nurses’ experiences Tee American Nurses Association (ANA) has…
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ANA Enterprise News, January 2022

Policy brief addresses nurses spreading COVID-19 misinformation The American Nurses Association (ANA) joined the National Council of State Boards of…
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ANA Enterprise News, July 2022

ANA reacts to sentencing of nurse RaDonda Vaught In response to the May 13 sentencing of former Vanderbilt University Medical…
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ANA Enterprise News, June 2022

New member benefit tackles burnout Burnout in nursing is real, especially given the stresses and strains of providing care for…
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ANA Enterprise News, March 2022

Nurses ranked most honest and ethical professionals 20 years in a row. The American Nurses Association (ANA) congratulates nurses for…
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ANA Enterprise News, May 2022

Live virtual event caps Nurses Month recognitions The informative, inspirational, and healing stories of nurses will feature prominently in the…
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ANA Enterprise News, November 2021

ANA urges HHS to declare nurse staffing shortage a national crisis. The American Nurses Association (ANA) urged the U.S. Department…

ANA Enterprise News, November 2022

ANA applauds introduction of ICAN Act The American Nurses Association (ANA) has joined with the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology,…
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ANA Enterprise News, October 2021

New survey data: Nurses recommend COVID-19 vaccines and support mandates and boosters if recommended Data from a new survey of…

ANA Enterprise News, October 2022

New educational opportunities on infection prevention Project Firstline, a partnership between the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for…
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ANA Enterprise News, September 2021

Accelerating nursing, transforming healthcare: New research from J&J, ANA, and AONL Nurses should leverage the leadership positions they moved into…
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ANA Enterprise News, September 2022

MFP Summer Institute focuses on leadership and advocacy More than 70 nurses convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss health equity…
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ANA names 2022 National Award recipients

The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced the recipients of its 2022 National Awards in May. ANA’s National Awards recognize outstanding…

ANA News

Powerful habits to manage change effectively How well do you cope with stress and change? RNs today are immersed in…

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ANA elects board, committee members Eligible voting members at ANA’s Membership Assembly elected four members to the nine-member board of…
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ANA News

Center for Ethics and Human Rights recognized with prestigious Cornerstone Award The American Nurses Association (ANA) Center for Ethics and…
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ANA News, February 2019

The power of two Join thousands of your fellow nurses, be inspired, and elevate your career by attending the ANCC…
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ANA News: January 2019

Pathway Conference + Quality and Innovation Two exceptional nursing conferences—American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence Conference® and American…

ANA on the Frontline

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing…

ANA on the Frontline, September 2017

NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION Early recognition and response New Zika guidance for pregnant women from CDC Recover energy,…

August ANA on the Frontline

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing…
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Better readying students for practice

To: Ethics Advisory Board     From: Concerned nurse educator Subject: Academic and professional readiness I’m a nurse educator struggling with undergraduate…
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Call for nominations

On December 8, 2017, the ANA Nominations and Elections Committee issued a call for nominations for a slate of candidates to be presented to the Membership Assembly in 2018. The following positions will be elected in 2018.

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Celebrate National Nurses Week 2018

The American Nurses Association (ANA) National Nurses Week theme for 2018 “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence” recognizes that RNs provide the…
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Considering the COVID-19 syndemic

To: Ethics Advisory Board     From: An alarmed nurse Subject: Nursing’s responses to pandemic-fueled inequities I’m troubled that the COVID-19 pandemic…
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COVID-19 Update

8 things you need to know about COVID-19 booster doses In November, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the…
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COVID-19 Update – June 2021

Supporting COVID-19 vaccination for millions of Americans The American Nurses Association (ANA), which supports the development, distribution, and administration of…
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Early recognition and response

Nurses work to prevent potentially fatal complication of childbirth By Susan Trossman, RN Although the United States can be credited…
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Educate, innovate, celebrate

Return of in-person event features robust educational content, celebrations of excellence. The ANCC National Magnet Conference® and ANCC Pathway to…
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Ethics and crisis standards of care

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Contingently confused Subject: Conventional, contingency, and crisis standards of care Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I…

Federal legislative agenda

Promoting the critical role nurses play in the health of patients and the nation, as well as guaranteeing a strong…
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Finding belonging to beat burnout

Specialty-focused education model aims to better prepare nurses for practice Nurses are exhausted and have been ringing the alarm long…
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From the Ethics Inbox: Identifying and advocating for human trafficking victims

I am an RN in a small community hospital. Last month, I admitted a young woman who had suffered a head injury resulting from an assault. The patient only spoke Spanish and her male companion insisted on interpreting for her. The young woman had no family present, and her companion offered to consent to her treatment, although he was not related.

Gratitude for nurses

Gratitude for nurses

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the public’s recognition of and gratitude for nurses was on constant display—from…

Headlines from the Hill

ANA shares health-system principles with President-Elect and team ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, sent a letter…

Headlines from the Hill

ANA intensifies efforts to address vital concerns for nurses Issues continue to move quickly in Washington, DC, many of which…
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Health IT for nursing: What now?

The American Nurses Association (ANA) defines the nursing process as “the common thread uniting different types of nurses who work…
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Help hurricane victims

In any tragedy, a nurse’s first question is, “How can I help?” An overwhelming number of nurses acted in response…
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Helping nurses recover from disaster

The power of nursing was truly felt this fall, when nurses everywhere worked tirelessly to care for patients in response to multiple natural disasters, often while being affected by the events personally. Nurses supported each other in many ways, by volunteering their time and expertise and donating funds and goods to help organizations respond.

In Brief

CDC reports on ‘winnable battles’ to improve Americans’ health The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the…

In Brief

ANA releases new position statement opposing capital punishment ANA announced its opposition to capital punishment and nurses’ participation in capital…

In Brief

Now open: 2017 call for nominations for appointed positions The ANA Committee on Appointments, a committee of the ANA Board…

In Brief

ANCC awards first National Healthcare Disaster Certifcation™ The new American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Healthcare Disaster Certification™ is the…
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In Brief June 2021

ICN Annual Report looks back on an extraordinary year  The 2020 International Council of Nurses (ICN) Annual Report covers a…
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Informed consent for nursing care

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Nurse from Milan, Italy  Subject: Professional responsibilities with informed consent   I recently was asked…
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Innovating for the future

Forum highlights nurses’ role in reimagining healthcare and nursing practice. Nurses excel at adapting to changing circumstances on the frontlines…

Into the community

Beyond being trusted by the public for their roles in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, schools, and other settings, nurses have a…

Introducing new ANA member benefits

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is offering these new member benefits as a part of its personal benefits program. ANA…

Investing in nurse innovators

“Nurses are one of the great un-tapped resources in health-care,” said Ahrin Mishan, executive director of the Rita and Alex…

July ANA on the Frontline

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing…
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Leading through service

“The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead…
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Making nurses’ voices count

Last year when world health officials declared a global pandemic, the American Nurses Foundation committed to addressing the impact of…
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Managing through a pandemic

Approaches to support nurse managers’ success. The COVID-19 crisis has brought extraordinary challenges to all nurses and intensified the demands…

March 2020: ANA News

ANA representative named to CMS patient safety panel Lillee Smith Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN, editor-in-chief of the American Nurse…
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Mentoring minority nurses

African Americans accounted for just 3.4% of nursing leadership positions, according to a 2013 national survey by the American Organization…

Mentorship: The value in vulnerability

Shortly after being selected as the inaugural recipient of the American Nurses Foundation Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Award in June…
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Not on our watch

Nurses have the power to turn the tide on Black maternal health. The numbers are staggering. The United States, which…
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Nurses and medical aid in dying

New surveys report a range of opinions, need for further education. Nurses have strong feelings about medical aid in dying…

Nurses rise to disaster challenges

While working the night shift in the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of her New Jersey hospital, Teresa Weisneck, BSN, RN, could not help but be moved by the heartbreaking images she saw flashing on the TV screen in her patient’s room. Hurricane Harvey was wreaking havoc in Houston and the surrounding communities.

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Nurses, get out the vote!

On Election Day, the old saying couldn’t be more apt: “Decisions are made by those who show up.” With healthcare…
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Nurses, mood, and the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Nurses Foundation created the Well-Being Initiative to support the mental health and…

On unsafe ground

A call for real change and policies to prevent violence against nurses By Susan Trossman, RN Healthcare facilities are a…
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Pain management: An ethical approach

ANA’s new position statement on pain management offers guidance When a federal law permanently expanded medication-assisted treatment (MAT) prescribing authority…
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Preventing harm

Reporting, recognition, and just culture can make a difference Editor’s note: This article is the second in a two-part series…
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Promoting advance care planning

INBOX To: Ethics inbox From: An ANA member Subject: End-of-life decision making After my husband died from cancer, I vowed…
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Protecting privacy while supporting nurses

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned emergency department clinical manager Subject: Patient/family privacy and nurses’ well-being   A patient was…
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Protesting and accountability

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Confused protestor Subject: Sanctioned for expressing my moral point of view   I participated in…
Racism in Nursing: Commission Report

Reporting on racism in nursing

National Commission finds nurses of color harmed by practices, policies, individual behaviors across key aspects of the profession In a…

Saying yes to yoga

The physical and mental health benefits of practicing yoga are well-documented. One recent study focused on the benefits of yoga…

Skin health: Protecting your largest organ

Nurses’ skin is under assault. Continuous handwashing; irritation from personal protective equipment (PPE); and exposure to disinfectants, sterilants, and other…
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Solutions to the nurse staffing challenge

Think Tank offers detailed strategies with short-term implementation timelines Nurse staffing challenges remain one of the defining issues of the…
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Supporting patients’ care goals

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Nurse seeking clarification Subject: Nurses’ role in goals of care discussions At the organization where…

Systems thinking and nursing innovation

ANA Innovation is changing the way nurses look at systems through its Innovation Advisory Board and Committees. Systems thinking represents…

Take the pledge to #EndNurseAbuse

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has launched the #EndNurseAbuse initiative to increase awareness of the serious problem of physical and…

The HealthyNurse® Leader

Nursing leaders—including managers, directors, and executives—are dedicated to advancing nursing excellence and inspiring and empowering teams. They must analyze nursing…
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THE LONELINESS EPIDEMIC

Nurses offer interventions for global problem By Susan Trossman, RN “City life is millions of people being lonesome together,” the…
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Transformational ideas are everywhere

Transforming U.S. healthcare to be more person-centric, forward-looking, and technology-enabled is a formidable objective and will require innovation across education,…

Translating quality into practice

More than 1,100 nurses and other professionals gathered at ANA’s 2017 Conference in Tampa, Florida, March 8-10, to learn about…
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Unconscious bias and the EHR

To: Ethics inbox From: Concerned RN Subject: Frequent flyers I am a new RN working in an inner-city emergency department.…
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Vision and values

Kate Judge reflects on 10 years of growth at the American Nurses Foundation. In the 10 years since Kate Judge…

Welcome to ANA on the Frontline

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to introduce an enhanced communications program for…
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What to do when a colleague is impaired

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Medical-surgical staff nurse Subject: Substance use disorder Recently I discovered a colleague on my unit…

When #NursesVote, policy changes

In recognition of National Voter Registration Day in September and in advance of next year’s presidential election, the American Nurses…

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