Thursday June 29th 2017

‘Political Nurse’ Archives

ANA Lobby Day participants advocate on Capitol Hill

ANA Lobby Day participants advocate on Capitol Hill

The rainy weather didn’t stop nearly 350 Lobby Day participants from heading to Capitol Hill to meet with federal lawmakers and their staff to discuss major issues, including safe staffing, workforce education funding, expanding access to home health benefits and research [Read More]

The Nursing Community briefs Congressional staff about the profession, roles

The Nursing Community briefs Congressional staff about the profession, roles

Maryland Nurses Association member Patricia Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, addressed the role of nurses in health information technology, nursing clinical documentation burdens and her work around patient admission assessment documentation at a March 15 Nursing Community [Read More]

Sharing political leadership gems ‘across the pond’

Sharing political leadership gems ‘across the pond’

American Nurses Advocacy Institute serves as model program As RNs in the United States and around the globe seek to develop their political leadership skills to better advocate for patients and health policy, the American Nurses Association offers a program that has [Read More]

The making of a presidential endorsement

The making of a presidential endorsement

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump: These are just a few of the candidates hoping to be sworn in as the next president of the United States in 2017. It’s clear that another presidential election is upon us, and as [Read More]

ANA Lobby Day: Let the advocacy begin

ANA Lobby Day: Let the advocacy begin

Some 260 RNs headed to Capitol Hill July 22 for more than 270 scheduled visits with policymakers and their staff to discuss the importance of Title VIII nursing workforce development funding, as well as legislation on safe staffing, home health care and improving [Read More]

Join us for ANA Lobby Day on July 22

Join us for ANA Lobby Day on July 22

ANA’s Annual Lobby Day is a unique opportunity for RNs to speak with a collective voice on issues that matter most to the profession. RNs join forces to put “boots on the ground” in Washington, DC, or catch the attention of legislators virtually across the country. On [Read More]

ANA opposes the Save American Workers Act

ANA opposes the Save American Workers Act

In January, the House of Representatives passed the Save American Workers Act of 2015, H.R. 30, which would change the current definition of full-time work under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), raising it to 40 hours per week from the current definition of 30 hours. The [Read More]

RNs hone their advocacy skills through leadership program

RNs hone their advocacy skills through leadership program

The sixth annual American Nurses Advocacy Institute (ANAI) face-to-face sessions were held Oct. 5-7 in Washington, DC. Twenty-three nurses from 18 states who are interested in honing their political leadership skills kicked off this yearlong mentored program. Longtime [Read More]

When nurses vote, Washington listens

When nurses vote, Washington listens

If today were Election Day, do you have a plan to vote? Or have you already participated in absentee or early voting? November is right around the corner and the midterm elections will decide which political party controls the U.S. Senate and the balance of power in the [Read More]

Time for RNs to get out the vote

Time for RNs to get out the vote

If today were Election Day, do you have a plan to vote? Or have you already participated in absentee or early voting? November is right around the corner and the midterm elections will decide which political party controls the U.S. Senate and the balance of power in the [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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