Saturday February 24th 2018

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ANA issues revised position statement on therapeutic marijuana

ANA issues revised position statement  on therapeutic marijuana

The American Nurses Association Board of Directors recently adopted a revised position statement on the therapeutic use of marijuana and related cannabinoids. This revision, conducted by the ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights, is part of an ongoing process ANA [Read More]

Supporting APRNs in delivering timely, quality care to veterans

Supporting APRNs in delivering timely, quality care to veterans

This summer, the American Nurses Association and a coalition of nursing and veterans service organizations stepped up their campaign for the approval of a Veterans Administration proposed rule that would empower advanced practice registered nurses and improve the VA’s [Read More]

ANA discusses global health care issues at ICN, WHO meetings

ANA discusses global health care issues at ICN, WHO meetings

Nurse leaders from the American Nurses Association joined with their international colleagues to call for a greater investment in the nursing and midwifery workforce to ensure health care services for all persons around the globe. That call was part of a series of nursing- [Read More]

Cipriano re-elected as ANA president, other election results

Cipriano re-elected as ANA president, other election results

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was re-elected president of the American Nurses Association at the Membership Assembly held June 24 and 25 in Washington, DC. Eligible voting representatives of the Assembly also elected five members to the nine-member board of [Read More]

Join thousands of members who have updated their MyANA profile

Join thousands of members who have updated their MyANA profile

Thank you for being a member of the American Nurses Association! Please update your member profile so we can better understand your nursing role, interests and experience. This will help us deliver more relevant information, so you get more value out of your membership! [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 Graduate Student Award, which supports research that advances infection prevention and evidence-based implementation science. The award will be given to a [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 genetics/genomics influences on patient health. The American Nurses Association teamed up with the International Society of Nurses in Genetics to expand and update the [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, known as ONC, is launching a three-part strategy to spur the development of market-ready, user-friendly software applications (apps) for consumers and health [Read More]

CDC launches hand hygiene campaign

CDC launches hand hygiene campaign

On World Hand Hygiene Day, May 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched its “Clean Hands Count” campaign, urging health care professionals, patients and patients’ loved ones to prevent health care-associated infections by keeping their hands clean. [Read More]

Skipping handwashing in outpatient health care

Skipping handwashing in outpatient health care

Despite having policies in place to prevent infections, staff at outpatient care facilities fail to follow recommendations for hand hygiene 37 percent of the time, and for safe injection practices 33 percent of the time, according to a study published in the American [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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