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A change in the air?

A change in the air?

Nurses discuss value of a concept-based approach to education For decades, nurse educators and students have been grappling with a seemingly ever-expanding nursing curriculum in order to keep up with an ever-changing health care landscape. “There are more and more things [Read More]

80 percent by 2020

80 percent by 2020

Supporting rural and other nurses to advance their education Five years ago the Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, set an ambitious goal: increasing the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree from 50 to 80 [Read More]

A student of humanity, a leader of the nursing profession

A student of humanity, a leader of the nursing profession

Editor’s note: In this column, we continue our series highlighting the 2014 American Nurses Association National Award recipients. For a list of winners and additional profiles, visit NursingWorld.org or TheAmericanNurse.org. Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, has [Read More]

Demystifying delirium

Demystifying delirium

If you have ever worked in a clinical setting, you have probably cared for a patient who, from a cognitive and behavioral standpoint, seemed absolutely fine on admission and then seemingly out of nowhere developed intermittent or continuous confusion and agitation. In the [Read More]

To eat or not to eat?

To eat or not to eat?

Nurses offer healthy advice to colleagues and their patients Proposed federal dietary guidelines are calling for Americans to limit their consumption of added sugars, like those found in cookies, soft drinks and pastries, to 10 percent of their total daily caloric intake. [Read More]

Medicare payment ‘fix’ includes key provisions for nurses

Medicare payment ‘fix’ includes key provisions for nurses

ANA CEO Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, was one of the esteemed guests at the White House for an April 21 reception celebrating the passage of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. The legislation protects seniors’ and [Read More]

On the front line of quality: The future of health care

On the front line of quality: The future of health care

In a “wake-up call” to improve health care quality, the Institute of Medicine reported 15 years ago that 98,000 patients died annually from medical errors in To Err is Human, a finding that ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, pointed to in her [Read More]

5 considerations for RNs facing ethical challenges on the job

5 considerations for RNs facing ethical challenges on the job

The American Nurses Association has declared 2015 to be the Year of Ethics and in January released a new edition of its Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, so now is the perfect time for RNs to re-examine the essential role ethics plays in the nursing [Read More]

Policymakers, nurses confronted with proposed measures on assisted suicide

Policymakers, nurses confronted with proposed measures on assisted suicide

For a few months last fall, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard was the very public face of the aid-in-dying movement. She posted videos and messages describing the progression of her brain cancer and her decision to move from California to Oregon to take advantage of its “Death [Read More]

Aiming for better care

Aiming for better care

Engaging patients and family members in health decisions, policies In the not too distant past, patients who didn’t follow orders — be it cutting out high-fat foods or skipping doses of an antihypertensive — were often labeled as “non-compliant” by many [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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