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20 million strong

Nurses and midwives create a healthier world. No matter what continent we call home, the experience is the same—nurses and midwives are on the front lines of promoting…

ACA improves care

The first two enrollment periods under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were associated with significantly improved trends in self-reported coverage, access to primary care and medications, affordability, and…

Advocating for access to safe, quality care

As I write this, the next steps in the GOP’s crusade to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remain unclear. However, together with our nurse advocates…
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ANA pays it forward

I am an organizational junkie with no apologies. As many of you know, I started my political activism in nursing when I served as president of the National…

From Your ANA President

The recently launched Initiative on the Future of Nursing seeks to address the challenges facing the nursing profession and to improve healthcare quality and delivery. It’s time for…

Healthcare needs a swoosh

Does healthcare need its own type of “swoosh” as a daily inspiration for us to do the right thing without hesitation? Our Editor-in-Chief answers that question and explores…

Issues up close

ANA’s House of Delegates recently approved a resolution supporting health care for all. The author examines the social, economic, and political ramifications of undocumented immigrants’ lack of access…

Issues up close

ANA and nursing organizations work to demonstrate RN’s economic value.
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Issues up close

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are increasing in number and in value to the healthcare delivery system. As more people have access to health care, expanded opportunities for…

Issues up close

Partnership for Patients brings together providers, hospitals, patients, and government to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and 30-dayhospital readmissions.
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Issues up close

As the health economist for the American Nurses Association (ANA), I’ve been asked, “What will 2013 bring for RNs? Maybe even beyond 2013?” (more…)

Issues up close

ANA has joined the Partnership for Patients to improve patient safety.

Knowing you can make it

They were the darkest days of World War II. Ships—even those sailing far to the north, above the Arctic Circle—were being sunk with disastrous regularity by German U-boats.…
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Medicare for all? Why not?

If President Trump really wants a healthcare plan that gives him a big win by covering all Americans, reducing insurance costs, and cutting the cost of healthcare, it…
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Nursing’s role in healthcare reform

The 2010 healthcare reform act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA) gives nurses new opportunities to deliver care and play an integral role in leading change.…

Older adults feel burden of healthcare system

Nearly four in ten older adults say that managing their health care needs is difficult for them or their families, that medical appointments or tests get delayed or…

SiCKO – A call to action

In 1991, the American Nurses Association published its Nursing Agenda for Health Care Reform, which gained the support of 76 nursing and healthcare organizations. It called for a…

The new health insurance marketplace

Our editor-in-chief discusses the upcoming insurance requirement related to the Affordable Care Act and emphasizes the need for nurses to be knowledgeable about the requirements so they can…

The new normal

Welcome to fiscal austerity—the new normal.

To make health care better, I would…

To make health care better, I would… …mandate every patient have a primary RN who knows the patient’s past health history, socioeconomic status, health risks, medications, and potential…

What to expect from correctional nursing

Takeaways: Correctional nursing is a growing specialty that’s evolving to meet the needs of incarcerated populations in a variety of settings. People who are incarcerated need compassionate nurses…

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