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Into the community

Beyond being trusted by the public for their roles in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, schools, and other settings, nurses have a long track record of using their expertise and passion to strengthen the health and...

Nurses Month during a time of crisis

When the ANA Enterprise began planning the Year of the Nurse, including expanding the traditional National Nurses Week to a month-long celebration, we didn’t anticipate the different world we’re living and working in today. As...
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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...
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A growing population

As the number of people over 65 years old continues to grow in the United States, so too is a movement to provide better age-specific care and truly focus on what older adults say...

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...

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...

ANA In Brief: February 2020 Frontline

Nurses declared most honest, ethical for 18 years straight The American Nurses Association (ANA) con-gratulates nurses for maintaining the #1 spot in Gallup’s annual Most Honest and Ethical Professions Poll for the 18th consecutive year....

Nurses and the relative-value scale

The cost of healthcare in the United States re-mains a top priority for all Americans. One way the American Nurses Association (ANA) helps determine resource expenditure and provider reimbursement—including reimbursement for advanced practice registered...

The HealthyNurse® Leader

Nursing leaders—including managers, directors, and executives—are dedicated to advancing nursing excellence and inspiring and empowering teams. They must analyze nursing knowledge and practice environments, and strategize to ensure that safe, evidence-based nursing care is...

Should a nurse’s full name be on an ID badge?

To: Ethics inbox From: ED nurse manager Subject: Identification badges At a recent staff meeting, nurses requested to have only their first names printed on their identification badges (IDs). The nurses were concerned about being stalked or...

Nurses transforming health through research

Congratulations to the 2019 nursing research grant recipients. The American Nurses Foundation is proud to have awarded 22 grants to nurse researchers across the country. The research projects focus on a variety of nursing...