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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...

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: 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,...

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)...

2019 ANA Innovation Award winners update

Nurse-led innovation continues to unfold. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Innovation Awards, powered by support from BD, highlight, recognize, and celebrate exemplary nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and outcomes. Here’s an update from the...

Nurses and the public’s trust

Speaking out against racism, discrimination, and prejudice. We’re extremely fortunate to be members of a profession that the public considers the most honest and ethical for the 18th year in a row, according to...

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...