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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...

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...

Three Red Cross Women Who Persevered: African American History Month

The American Red Cross has served our country for more than 135 years. In honor of African-American History Month, we wanted to spotlight three extraordinary women – Frances Elliott Davis, Aileen Cole and Charity...
Nursing Career Facts

The facts about your Nursing Career

Nursing is the nation's largest health care profession with more 3.1 - 3.6 million registered nurses practicing nationwide. Despite its large size, many more nurses are needed into the foreseeable future to meet the...
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Gen Y to Take Over. Prepare

In a previous blog post, we wrote about nurse managers being caught in the middle of a tug-of-war, trying to balance competing priorities: the need to improve care quality and patient satisfaction on one hand...

No time like the present to get healthy

This month, ANA rolls out a new yearlong initiative focused on helping every nurse be a healthy nurse. Why? Good health is good for you and helps you to be at your best when...