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A viral collision

Reinforce vital practices to keep each other safe. The COVID-19 pandemic is on a collision course with the cold and flu season. This means nurses everywhere must take every opportunity to promote the preventive, evidence-based...

ANA president testifies on PPE shortage

American Nurses Association (ANA) President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance regarding the strain on the U.S. medical supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic and the...
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Get out the vote

Making informed decisions can make a difference. Editor's note: This is an early release article and will appear in the September 2020 issue of American Nurse Journal. COVID-19. Social injustice and inequities. Safe staffing. Effectively addressing any...

Being prepared and just

ANA calls for reinvesting in public health for all. Every nurse, every person, should care about public health. Yet our society hasn’t treated it as a priority. Public health frequently is one of the...

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...
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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...
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...

Reducing stress to promote clinician well-being

When the stakes are high, as they generally are in health care, it follows that the stress levels of RNs and other clinicians also are high. So it’s not surprising to learn that practicing and student...

Political advocacy: A passion for shaping health care and our practice

We are engaged in a high-stakes profession—serving on the frontlines as essential players throughout our patients’ healthcare journeys, and invariably the first and last lines of defense for them and their families. However, the stakes can be equally high...