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Take the NACNS 2016 Workforce Survey

Take the NACNS 2016 Workforce Survey

Clinical nurse specialists are crucial to implementing evidence-based patient care, ensuring patient safety, reducing health care costs and much more. To best serve the interests of CNSs, as well as our health care system and health care consumers, the National Association [Read More]

Update: Transition to full practice authority for APRNs

Update: Transition to full practice authority for APRNs

In 2014, this column addressed a disturbing trend: legal and regulatory requirements for a transition to practice period before advanced practice registered nurses can practice autonomously. As the American Nurses Association worked to support its constituent and state [Read More]

Recognizing quality care

Recognizing quality care

Two notable reports on safety and quality from the Institute of Medicine — “To Err Is Human” and “Crossing the Quality Chasm” — have made a substantial impact on health care over the past two decades. And while health system reform continues to be debated, there [Read More]

Celebrating a milestone

Celebrating a milestone

As 2015 drew to a close, advanced practice registered nurse stakeholders gathered to celebrate and take stock of a significant accomplishment:  the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation.  The American Nurses Association co-hosted the daylong meeting with the American [Read More]

ANA partners to address a challenging public health problem

ANA partners to address a challenging public health problem

“Opioid abuse is a national issue that has touched families from all demographics. It is a complex problem that is going to require collaborative effort on many levels to address,” said Martha Carter, DHSc, MBA, APRN, CNM, chief executive officer of FamilyCare Health [Read More]

White House report on occupational licensing

White House report on occupational licensing

Nursing, as a health profession that poses a risk of harm to the public if practiced by someone unprepared or incompetent, has long been regulated. It is widely accepted that nurses, along with physicians, attorneys and pilots, should hold a license to practice and that [Read More]

Nurses as leaders of high-performing interprofessional teams

Nurses as leaders of high-performing interprofessional teams

The days of solo practitioners — whether a family physician or private nurse — are long gone. What the Institute of Medicine has called the “geometric rise in complexity in health care” has made the high-performing health care team a modern necessity. The current [Read More]

Who’s smiling now?

Who’s smiling now?

Sometimes the American Nurses Association’s policy and advocacy work on behalf of advanced practice registered nurses is obvious and easily understandable, such as lobbying for a bill to allow APRNs to order home health services or meeting with a government agency to [Read More]

Words matter

Words matter

The goal of effective dialogue, collaboration and interprofessional understanding when discussing APRN practice is sometimes hampered by politically and emotionally charged language. Given the widespread use of terms like independent, collaboration, supervision and [Read More]

So you want to be an APRN? Know your options!

So you want to be an APRN?  Know your options!

This column is for RNs who are considering graduate education and clinical training to become an advanced practice registered nurse. Given that there are four APRN roles, your first decision is: What type of APRN do you want to be? (See table “Types of APRNs.”) To help [Read More]

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American Nurses Association President named to “100 Most Influential People” in Healthcare list

American Nurses Association President named to “100 Most Influential People” in Healthcare list

For the second consecutive year, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named one [Read More]

APIC now accepting applications for 2017 Graduate Student Award for infection prevention

APIC now accepting applications for 2017 Graduate Student Award for infection prevention

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is now accepting applications for the 2017 APIC [Read More]

ANA and ISONG collaborate to update resource for genetics/genomics nursing

ANA and ISONG collaborate to update resource for genetics/genomics nursing

“Genetics/Genomics Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition” focuses on the impact of [Read More]

Strategies to improve health IT for consumers and providers

Strategies to improve health IT for consumers and providers

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, [Read More]

Fast 5 with a Nurse Leader

Fast 5 with a Nurse Leader

Ann O’Sullivan has 45 years of experience in nursing, including as a critical care nurse, clinical nurse specialist, [Read More]

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