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From trauma to post traumatic growth

My 94-year old grandfather told me a story of a mentor from his church. She was a nurse during the 1918 influenza pandemic that infected nearly 500 million people, killing 50 million globally. She...

Nurse innovators welcome here

Have you ever imagined how nursing or healthcare could be improved? Do you have a concept in the works that you need support to launch? If so, consider applying for the 2021 ANA Innovation...

November elections: Empowering nurses for political advocacy

American nurses were among those who marched and led the fight for women to gain the right to vote 100 years ago. This year, as we celebrate passage of the 19th Amendment, signed into...

ANA survey finds PPE shortages persist, reuse practices rise

The American Nurses Association (ANA) released new findings from a nationwide COVID-19 survey that indicate personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages persist and reuse practices for single-use PPE are on the rise, despite a lack...

Changing with the times

Specialty nurses adapt and deliver care during the pandemic. As the world has shifted during the pandemic, so have specialty nursing practices—from rethinking how care is delivered to personal protective equipment (PPE) use. Additionally, nurses...

Mentorship: The value in vulnerability

Shortly after being selected as the inaugural recipient of the American Nurses Foundation Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Award in June 2019, my life began to change. I graduated with my master’s in business administration...

Tragedy from a vaccine-preventable disease

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Conflicted in (Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Michigan … all states with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions) Subject: Immunizations I’m an RN in a large pediatric practice that’s currently...

Half of frontline nurses emotionally overwhelmed by COVID-19

As the United States experiences surges in COVID-19 cases across the country, half of nurses on the frontlines providing patient care and responding to the pandemic feel emotionally overwhelmed. That’s just one finding from...

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...

Care for family caregivers

Taking care of a loved one in today’s healthcare environment is a generous act of love. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that 65.7 million unpaid family caregivers provide care to someone who’s...

Care during the pandemic

Nurses share their experiences on the frontline. Nurses who are providing care to COVID-19 patients have found themselves increasingly drawing on their skills, emotional strength, and adaptability in the face of many challenges and uncertainties....

A legacy of service

Tim Porter-O’Grady is inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame. Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS, a highly regarded nurse leader, educator, practitioner, and author, has been recognized with the prestigious American Nurses...

ANA partners with organizations to honor American Nurse Heroes

The American Nurses Association (ANA), Al Roker Entertainment, and HealthCom Media, publisher of American Nurse Journal, have joined forces to produce a network television and multi-channel event to celebrate the heroic work of nurses...