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Free resource to prevent central line-associated infections

Free resource to prevent central line-associated infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 30,000 central line-associated bloodstream infections occur in the United States each year and that 1 in 4 patients who get a bloodstream infection from having a central line will die. To help health [Read More]

Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016

Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016

The American Nurses Association is proud to celebrate the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients during National Nurses Week May 6 to 12. The National Nurses Week theme “Culture of safety: It starts with YOU” [Read More]

The IOM renamed

The Institute of Medicine has been renamed: the Health and Medicine Division. The new name builds on the heritage of the IOM’s work in medicine while emphasizing its increased focus on a wider range of health matters. For more information, go to [Read More]

Evidence-based practices vary for aging population

Evidence-based practices vary for aging population

Some aging patients spend nearly one month of the year in contact with the health care system, whether in the hospital, at a provider’s office or at a lab visit, yet depending on where they live, they still might not be receiving health care that reflects evidence-based [Read More]

Spiritual care quality indicators

Spiritual care quality indicators

A distinguished, international panel of experts convened by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network has developed the field’s most comprehensive evidence-based indicators that demonstrate the quality of spiritual care in health care, in a move aimed at advancing optimal spiritual [Read More]

Obese women and health outcomes

Obese women and health outcomes

During the past 50 years, the number of overweight or obese persons in the United States has doubled. And while there are recent indications that Americans are working to reverse this trend, the effect on women’s health has been underemphasized, especially in the areas of [Read More]

Learn more about Zika, resources

Learn more about Zika, resources

To provide nurses with information on the Zika virus relevant to their practice, the American Nurses Association has created a webpage with a list of resources, as well as information on transmission, diagnosis and treatment, and other key considerations. Further, on March [Read More]

Foundation names 2015 grant recipients

Through the the generosity of supporters during the past 60 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded close to $5 million to more than 1,000 beginning and experienced nurse researchers. This year, the Foundation bestowed more than $249,500 to aid nursing research, [Read More]

ANCC announces 2015 National Magnet Nurse of the Year award winners

ANCC announces 2015 National Magnet Nurse of the Year award winners

The American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Nurse of the Year® awards recognize the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses for innovation, consultation, leadership and professional risk-taking. The 2015 award winners were recognized at the ANCC National [Read More]

ANA mourns loss of two exceptional nurse leaders

ANA mourns loss of two exceptional nurse leaders

The American Nurses Association and nursing community lost two extraordinary and accomplished nurses in October: Hattie Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN, and Barbara Thoman Curtis, RN. Both were long-time nurse leaders who made a critical difference to the nursing profession and [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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