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Enhance your care coordination and patient engagement skills

Enhance your care coordination and patient engagement skills

Nurses face many challenges in today’s fast-paced care delivery environment. Sharpen your knowledge and quality of care by participating in American Nurses Association (ANA) CE. The following CE modules on pressing issues offer relevant and current information to assist [Read More]

Turn to ANA for CE on key nursing issues

Turn to ANA for CE on key nursing issues

Did you know that the ANA Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development offers a variety of programs to help you advance your career and earn CE? For online learning opportunities, ANA’s Navigate Nursing webinars provide information on the most important [Read More]

Meet the challenges of safe staffing through ANA nursing CE, books and conference

Is staffing a hot topic at your facility? Are you challenged to meet your day-to-day responsibilities in your work environment? The ANA Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development offers nursing continuing education about nurse staffing and provides [Read More]

Navigating new frontiers: nursing’s role in care coordination

Care coordination is a complex concept which encompasses many aspects of care delivery, organization and quality. Care must be coordinated not only within the practice setting, but among practice and community settings, labs, specialists and hospitals. Nursing’s holistic [Read More]

Managing acute decompensated heart failure

Approximately five million Americans have heart failure and at least 550,000 more are newly diagnosed each year. Heart failure is the most common Medicare diagnosis-related group. In 2006, direct costs associated with the condition reached nearly $30 billion. Purpose: To [Read More]

Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice

Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice

Nurses need to be familiar with ANA’s Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice because they are held accountable to these standards by regulatory and legal bodies. Practicing within one’s scope and adhering to standards also improves patient care. Purpose/Goal: To help [Read More]

Become a healthy role model

Nurses face the same health and wellness issues as the general public, such as sedentary lifestyle, obesity and nicotine use.  Nurses also face unique stressors, such as compassion fatigue, shift work, long hours, workplace violence, infectious disease, hazardous chemical [Read More]

Data sanity — Introduction to good, BASIC measurement skills

Data sanity — Introduction to good, BASIC measurement skills

Nurses are often engaged in gathering data for patient care quality measures or participating in analysis of data.  This activity provides an opportunity for nurses to identity how “process-oriented” thinking can drive organizational improvement, look at new ways to [Read More]

Managing end-of-life symptoms

Nurses frequently care for patients at end of life. One of the challenges is managing end-of-life symptoms, such as dyspnea and pain. For patients nearing death, relieving distressing symptoms is perhaps the most valuable contribution nurses can make. This article is [Read More]

Navigating diversity in nursing practice

What is diversity and how do we handle it?  From race and ethnicity to obesity and mental disorders, patients present themselves with a wide range of characteristics. As nurses, we must be aware of these diversities and reflect competency in these cultural differences, but [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

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