Saturday February 24th 2018

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Faculty Pak available for teaching the Code

Faculty Pak available for teaching the Code

The American Nurses Association’s Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses: Development, Application, and Interpretation Faculty Pak introduces the concept of ethics and the nurse’s responsibility to use ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (the [Read More]

ANA Minority Fellowship Program updates

ANA Minority Fellowship Program updates

The Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association grew as a response to the lack of mental health and substance abuse nurse professionals who could provide culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse population with ever-expanding needs for mental [Read More]

Standards to create healthy work environments

Standards to create healthy work environments

A growing body of evidence confirms the link between health care work environments and patient safety, clinical outcomes, staff retention and other measures related to the quality of care. Yet workplace studies continue to find an abundance of unhealthy work environments. [Read More]

Access health literacy toolkit

Access health literacy toolkit

Only 12 percent of adults in the United States have the health literacy skills needed to manage the demands of the nation’s complex health care system, and even their ability to absorb and use health information can be compromised by stress or illness. Like blood safety, [Read More]

ICN Congress 2017: Website and call for abstracts launched

ICN Congress 2017: Website and call for abstracts launched

The International Council of Nurses recently released its call for abstracts and launched the website for its 2017 Congress and meeting of the Council of National Nursing Association Representatives. Themed “Nurses at the forefront transforming care,” the Congress will [Read More]

Taking aim at cardiovascular disease, stroke

Taking aim at cardiovascular disease, stroke

Nurses have a new resource to help them in their efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke worldwide. The Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum, an initiative of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, recently launched a global patient [Read More]

Asperger syndrome, maternal health care practices

Asperger syndrome, maternal health care practices

During the last two decades, an increasing number of young women have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome due to heightened awareness about the condition and advances in diagnosis.  With many of these women soon entering the childbearing and parenting phase of their [Read More]

Accommodations for nursing mothers

Accommodations for nursing mothers

A new policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines federal and state laws concerning workplace and public accommodations for nursing mothers in the United States. Because of breastfeeding’s proven health benefits to infants, the [Read More]

Sleepless in America

Sleepless in America

More than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to a new study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This is the first study to document estimates of self-reported healthy [Read More]

Negative interactions on the street, online

Negative interactions on the street, online

A novel study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing shows that there is an alarming connection between the negative social interactions disadvantaged youth experience in both the neighborhoods they live in and on social media. The study, led by Robin [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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