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Walking the walk to better health

Walking the walk to better health

Employers offer programs to help nurses, other staff get fit A new year is under way, and resolutions to get healthy — or healthier — abound. To keep nurses and other staff on track year-round, health care employers increasingly are offering a range of health and [Read More]

In harm’s way

In harm’s way

Program prepares nurses to provide care in war zones On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, service men and women continued to be deployed overseas. Among them are nurses, who must be highly skilled to provide care on the frontlines. The following is a brief look at one program that [Read More]

The art of engagement

The art of engagement

Nurses, ANA work to address conflict Engage in conflict? Many nurses would rather head for the hills, or at least down the hall. But at Gundersen Lutheran Health System, nurses are being asked to face conflict  head on to create a better workplace and ensure safer patient [Read More]

Complex role in complex times

Complex role in complex times

Programs take aim at helping nurse managers lead Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) member Susan Kristiniak, DHA, MSN, RN, describes her role as being similar, at times, to an air traffic controller. It also, she says, requires innovation and big-picture thinking. [Read More]

Political advocacy, anyone?

Political advocacy, anyone?

Across the country, RNs participate in lobby days and other crucial actions Nurses flex their political muscle at the Virginia Nurses Association’s Legislative Day. Photo courtesy of Virginia Nurses Association. [Read More]

Overcoming stigma

Overcoming stigma

Education and advocacy can make a difference in mental health care and services Many people don’t give a second thought about the state of mental health services in this country until tragedy strikes – or they or a loved one needs treatment. And while recent media [Read More]

"The go-to nurses"Finding ways to keep long-time RNs

"The go-to nurses"Finding ways to keep long-time RNs

Until several weeks ago, Kathryn DeSenze, BSN, RN, worked full time as a staff nurse on a 36-bed telemetry unit. A nurse for 32 years, she often served as the resource (charge) nurse during her shift while carrying a full patient-load. She also helped case managers with [Read More]

Not ‘part of the job’

Not ‘part of the job’

Nurses seek an end to workplace violence When registered nurse Kelly McLean graduated from nursing school last May, she was fortunate to land a job that allowed her to pursue one of her clinical passions: working with psychiatric-mental health patients. But what happened to [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

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New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

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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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