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Elevating nurses’ voices concerning the pandemic

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To ensure nurses’ voices are included in vital conversations about the pandemic, ANA continues proactive outreach to highlight nurses in the national media and via its social media channels. Here are highlights from recent coverage.

ANA President Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, penned an op-ed carried by nurse.org on April 15 calling nurses “Warriors Without Armor” and that it “is both a moral and strategic imperative for our nation’s leaders to do everything possible to arm and protect nurses and other critical responders.” Grant also coauthored a letter with the American Hospital Association and American Medical Association urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address disparities in the federal response to COVID-19.

ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights Director Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN, appeared on NPR’s 1A program on April 14 to discuss ethical challenges nurses face and mental health risks associated with prolonged stress. ANA Senior Policy Advisor Kendra McMillan, MPH, RN, is a regular guest on the national Russ Parr Morning Show to answer COVID-19 questions. And ANA has been mentioned in national news outlets such as CNBC, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek, NBC News, and USA Today, among others. Visit youtube.com/user/nursesmatter to see clips of television appearances. On social media, ANA has experienced unprecedented engagement, adding 30,000 followers in a 6-week period.

Visit nursingworld.org/coronavirus and follow ANA on social media to stay up to date.

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