government health policy

2008 state legislative wrap-up

Legislatively, 2008 was a good year for nursing. In many states, safe nurse staffing laws, mandatory overtime restrictions, and safe patient-handling legislation got the thumbs-up.

ANA works to remove legal barriers to APRN practice

While advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) have been increasing in number and expanding their impact on the healthcare system, federal law continues to contain many barriers to full…

Headlines from the Hill

ANA CEO “stars” with actress Jessica Alba in the fight against toxic chemicals.

Headlines from the Hill

ANA recently cohosted a Senate Nursing Caucus briefing to present final results from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, and participated in a healthcare reform conference…

Headlines from the Hill

ANA’s Lobby Day gave nurses the chance to meet congressional representatives and lobby in support of issues important to nursing.

Headlines from the Hill

By meeting in-person with their congressional representatives, nurses can garner support for the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act, which would allow advanced practice nurses to order home…

Headlines from the Hill

ANA supports two Congressional bills that would improve patient safety and protect RNs from debilitating injuries caused by manual patient lifting/
roe vs. wade

Secrets, lies, and cover-ups

The impact of the new healthcare bill can’t be hidden forever. By Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN As Newton observed, for every action in nature there’s an equal…

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…

Taking it to the top

ANA and state associations promote health system reform The importance of health system reform can seem like a distant memory when gas prices are going through the roof…

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