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ANA enterprise and foundation news: February 2020

We can't do it alone When the ANA Enterprise launched Healthy Nurse, Healthy NationTM (HNHN) with the goal of transforming the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation’s registered nurses, it...

Engaging and advocating

Election year offers opportunities to influence. Nurses make a difference. Those four words succinctly and accurately capture what our profession is all about and what each and every one of us is capable of achieving....
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Academy recognizes nurse leaders for contributions

These nurses have positively influenced healthcare. The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) honored four nurse leaders during the 2019 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference for their outstanding contributions to nursing.   The Academy awarded its inaugural...

Welcome to the Year of the Nurse

A time to recognize and highlight our impact Happy 2020! It’s the start of another year, and maybe you’ve already made a few resolutions. But even if you’ve decided to take a pass on...

Supporting ambitious new goals to end the HIV epidemic

World AIDS Day was first observed on December 1, 1988, to bring greater awareness to the devastating impact of HIV and to show solidarity with those living with or lost to AIDS. The late...

Connected health

Connected health technologies continue to change, and nurses are leading the charge using these tools for innovation in healthcare delivery and most importantly, maintaining professional standards to keep their patients safe. “The telehealth landscape has...

A look back—and ahead

Making progress on key priorities. TIME FLIES—especially when you’re engaged in efforts you feel passionate about, working with people who are committed to making a difference, and enjoying yourself along the way. For the past...

Time to end nurse abuse

Resources and efforts to prevent workplace violence. Virtually every nurse has experienced or witnessed some degree of workplace violence. For Donna Fountain, PhD, RN, the first incident occurred many years ago when she was a...
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What’s new about measles?

Measles has been in the news frequently this year given recent outbreaks of this vaccine-preventable disease. Before the measles vaccine was introduced in 1963, an estimated 3 to 4 million people in the United...
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN President, American Nurses Association

Addressing the opioid epidemic

Funding and access to care are crucial to solving substance use disorders. The word crisis can be defined in several ways. But when looking at the extent of opioid dependency, misuse, and abuse in the...
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Webinar: Benefits of Acuity-based Staffing

CFO/CNO Partnership for Workforce Management Outcomes: Benefits of Acuity-based Staffing Finance and nursing executives face many uncertainties in today’s healthcare environment, but one factor still under their control is the cost of labor. An investment...

ANA 2016 Annual Report: Safety 360

Focusing on a culture of safety A culture of safety is what nurses want and strive for in their practice every day. It’s about being able to provide health care for our patients and our...

Advocacy for all

Patricia Ford-Roegner, MSW, BSN, RN, ACSW, FAAN, now a senior health policy advisor at Amplify Public Affairs LLC and principal of her own practice, PFR Strategic Affairs, recalls a time when she was the...