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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...

Nurses focus on pandemic challenges while looking to the future

The current and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism dominated discussions at the 2020 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, which was held virtually for the first time. More than 400 representatives...

Keeping well during COVID-19 pandemic

One nurse’s story. When Sarah Oerther, MSN, MEd, RN, FRSPH, was selected for ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) #healthy­nurse spotlight in late 2019, she had no idea how her wellness would be tested...

Engaging in ANA virtual event to support public health

As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of our nation, nearly 4,000 nurses, students, and other advocates participating in the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) Virtual Day of Advocacy used every available strategy to send...

Honoring the nurse victims of COVID-19

We at American Nurse Journal want to acknowledge the nurses and other healthcare workers who have given their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses, physicians, and first responders tend to garner the most media...

Paying it forward

As a nurse leader in the federal government, LT MeShondra Collins, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC, manages a 50+ staff nursing team in her civilian role at Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, part of the...

Nurse Heroes– Nurses lead during the pandemic

We at American Nurse Journal are privileged to highlight the amazing job nurses are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At what is too often high personal sacrifice, they are caring for patients,...

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...

A practical guide for managing a specimen point of collection site for COVID-19

During this unprecedented time in history, nurses are taking on new roles and responsibilities. One role that nurses in outpatient settings are taking on is working at specimen point of collection (SPOC) sites. These...

On being human during crisis

When we show vulnerability it does not mean we lack resilience – it means we are human. Typically, leaders in nursing pride themselves for being strong, ever knowing, and above all, crisis experts. But...

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nursing

Insights, instincts, and a few gut feelings. The pandemic has quickly changed our world, our profession, and our vision for the future. While we were celebrating holidays in December 2019, the first reports of a...

Willie Manzano: From NYC’s COVID-19 response to a brighter future

The first patient with the new coronavirus arrived at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in March, the earliest in a wave of people suffering from the confounding, world-changing virus. As New York emerged as an epicenter of the...

Remember the 5 W’s – For now, it’s all we have

We have to ask ourselves, is it safe for school buildings to open this fall? We don’t have a clear answer.  Nevertheless, schools appear to be fearfully moving forward to welcome students back for...