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‘Political Nurse’ Archives

Nurses advocate on Capitol Hill

Nurses advocate on Capitol Hill

On June 12, the American Nurses Association (ANA) held its Annual Lobby Day, when more than 160 nurses gathered to attend 255 different congressional meetings in Washington, DC. Lobby Day began as Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) addressed attendees during a breakfast briefing at [Read More]

Making waves

Making waves

Nurse champions take their cause to the capitol The American Nurses Association (ANA) and state nurses associations (SNAs) have a long, rich history in advocating for causes and policy change affecting nurses and patients. Thousands of bills are under consideration each [Read More]

Become an advocate

Become an advocate

ANA’s Annual Lobby Day June 12 The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Annual Lobby Day provides a unique opportunity for nurses and nursing students to become advocates. Whether on Capitol Hill or from a computer or smartphone, we urge all nurses to participate; as the [Read More]

Congress at the half-way mark

Congress at the half-way mark

Debt ceiling talks, sequestration and ultimately a government shutdown made 2013 one of the more tumultuous years on record for Congress. Fortunately, its members were friendlier to nursing issues than to each other. With the beginning of 2014, the American Nurses [Read More]

Congress at the half-way mark

Despite turmoil, ANA’s legislative agenda moves forward Debt ceiling talks, sequestration and ultimately a government shutdown made 2013 one of the more tumultuous years on record for Congress. Fortunately, its members were friendlier to nursing issues than to each other. [Read More]

Shaping nurse leaders in policy and advocacy

Shaping nurse leaders in policy and advocacy

The fifth annual American Nurses Advocacy Institute (ANAI) kicked off Sept. 29 as 21 nurses from 15 states joined together in Washington, DC. The ANAI is a unique opportunity for nurses interested in honing their political leadership skills to take advantage of seasoned [Read More]

ANA joins White House to tackle mental health

ANA joins White House to tackle mental health

Continuing the dialog on mental health care begun at a national conference led by President Obama in June, the White House invited key leaders to attend an August briefing regarding the intersection of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and mental health. ANA Director of [Read More]

RN advocates take to the Hill

RN advocates take to the Hill

ANA’s Annual Lobby Day provided RNs with an opportunity to come together and speak with one collective voice on issues vital to the nursing profession and patient care. On June 27, Capitol Hill was inundated with more than 200 nurses in Washington, DC, and more than 1,000 [Read More]

Mark your calendars: ANA’s Lobby Day June 27

Mark your calendars: ANA’s Lobby Day June 27

The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Annual Lobby Day provides a unique opportunity for all nurses to speak with one collective voice on the issues that matter most to the profession. Whether planning to participate in Washington, DC, or across the country, mark this [Read More]

Lobby day: nurses’ expertise valued in policy development

Lobby day: nurses’ expertise valued in policy development

Advocacy is the cornerstone of nursing with descriptions of the nurse’s role depicted in the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) foundational documents: the Code of Ethics for Nurses; Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, and Nursing’s Social Policy [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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