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Lean on me

The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing nurses to their limits. The American Nurses Association (ANA) spoke with Tari Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (an ANA premier organizational affiliate),...

Advocating for protections

Self-care also critical during COVID-19 pandemic. We’re living and working in tumultuous times since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) took hold in communities across the nation. As I write this well in advance of publication, nurses...

Developing leaders: A shared responsibility

Take on challenges, seek support. We have the opportunity to speak to new and novice nurses about professional development several times a year. Inevitably, when we ask them their definition of professional development, we get...
nurses month

Nurses Month: You make a difference

As the largest group of healthcare professionals, nurses make vital contributions to individuals, families, and communities around the world. Given nursing’s immeasurable impact, the ANA Enterprise believes it’s time to expand the traditional National...
ethics

A question of conscience

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: Refusal to participate Two nurses on my unit have submitted written notification stating that they would no longer participate in administering and monitoring blood transfusions for patients, even...

Incivility and bullying of new graduates

Together we can bring about change. Bullying and incivility are all too common in nursing and continue to drive new graduates from the profession. Although great strides have been made in providing support to new...
advocacy

Advocacy: A lifetime commitment

Leading nurses through crisis, disaster, and everyday practice. Texas Nurses Association (TNA) CEO Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE, started her nursing career at a small rural hospital in northern Michigan, served as a full-time professor,...
COVID-19

From your ANA President: Healthcare and COVID-19

ANA advocates to protect nurses and the public. Sometimes external forces require us to change course. I initially wrote an entirely different column leading into Nurses Month. I wanted to pay homage to Florence Nightingale...

ANA In Brief – ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights celebrates 30...

The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights has been a leader in healthcare ethics, nursing ethics, bioethics and human rights for 30 years. In collaboration with constituents, the center has tirelessly provided ethical...

Nursing ethics for a gig economy

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Overworked RN Subject: Freelance nursing I’m exhausted. My unit is always short staffed. I’m asked to work longer hours and come in on my day off. I need more control over my...

ANA In Brief – Coronavirus: What you need to know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an ongoing outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China. Cases have been identified in multiple countries, including the United States. The American...

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 Journal and an American Nurses Association (ANA) and Texas Nurses Association member, was recently selected...

Federal legislative agenda

Promoting the critical role nurses play in the health of patients and the nation, as well as guaranteeing a strong nursing workforce into the future, are core components of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s)...