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Developing international nurse leaders

Developing international nurse leaders

Each September, nurse leaders from around the world arrive in Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute. Established in 2009 to provide a leadership program for nurses in senior and executive level positions, the GNLI is sponsored by [Read More]

World AIDS Day: On the road to zero

World AIDS Day: On the road to zero

Dec. 1, 2015, marks the 27th anniversary of World AIDS Day. We have made remarkable progress, as evidenced by the theme “Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” Today, effective and well-tolerated antiretroviral therapy [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]

Barbara Thoman Curtis: The quintessential nurse activist and change agent

Barbara Thoman Curtis: The quintessential nurse activist and change agent

Editor’s note: In this column, we conclude 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. Barbara Thoman Curtis, RN, a Florida Nurses [Read More]

ANA recommends RNs be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases

ANA recommends RNs be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases

The American Nurses Association is calling for all persons, including RNs, to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, with the only exemptions being for medical or religious reasons. ANA’s new position on immunization aligns with recommendations from the [Read More]

Ebola revisited: ANA, CDC address ongoing efforts

Ebola revisited: ANA, CDC address ongoing efforts

Last summer, Ebola crept into the consciousness of at least some health care workers when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out an advisory on its health alert network with guidelines for the evaluation of U.S. patients suspected of having the disease. That [Read More]

Lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola epidemic

Lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola epidemic

The 2014 Ebola epidemic was the largest in history and affected several countries in West Africa. The human toll was significant; laboratory confirmed cases exceeded 12,000, and a total of 6,482 people lost their lives to the disease, as reported by the Centers for Disease [Read More]

Members take action to reduce effects of climate change

Members take action to reduce effects of climate change

Everyone deserves a healthy life. Unfortunately many people, especially our most vulnerable populations — pediatric, geriatric and lower socio-economic — are already suffering ill effects from air pollution and climate change. As temperatures rise, we see prolonged [Read More]

ANA supports efforts to address prescription drug abuse

ANA supports efforts to address prescription drug abuse

The American Nurses Association joined the Obama Administration and a number of public and private sector partners to announce new efforts to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic. President Obama highlighted these efforts at an event in Charleston, West [Read More]

Nurse participants address workplace and health care issues, ANA governance

Nurse participants address workplace and health care issues, ANA governance

Nurse leaders from around the nation and numerous specialty organizations gathered at the American Nurses Association’s Membership Assembly to share information, strategize and take action on several important issues, including fostering an ethical environment, infection [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

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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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