Monday January 21st 2019

‘President’s Perspective’ Archives

Fighting fear

Fighting fear

Last September, we experienced a new kind of terror. A virus that was killing thousands of West Africans, including health care workers, had come to America. It was not new to the world, but it was new to the American people. After claiming the life of Thomas Eric Duncan [Read More]

What we measure, we can improve

What we measure, we can improve

Nurses provide copious documentation increasingly through the use of electronic health records (EHRs), which serve as the vehicle for automating measurement and reporting quality outcomes. But how do we know what is quality care? In 2004, the National Quality Forum endorsed [Read More]

Technology in transition

Technology in transition

Hardly a day goes by when we don’t read about another new smart application or device that will help us live a healthier lifestyle. What is even more exciting is the promise of expanding and new roles for nurses to leverage technology, and interpret the data and [Read More]

Meet ANA’s new president

Meet ANA’s new president

Newly elected American Nurses Association (ANA) President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, recently sat down with The American Nurse to discuss her vision for ANA and how nurses can help transform health care. You’ve shared your perspective through your [Read More]

A grateful leader at this time of transition

A grateful leader at this time of transition

It is bittersweet for me as I collect my thoughts for my last president’s column in The American Nurse. Serving as ANA president has been the greatest privilege of my professional career. I can think of no higher honor and opportunity for me as a nurse, particularly [Read More]

Caring and learning: Interwoven components of leadership

Caring and learning: Interwoven components of leadership

I recently read an editorial written by a person with lung cancer who described the strength and comfort he gained from his caregivers — not just from the confidence and technical expertise of his oncologist — but also from the caring encounters that inspired and [Read More]

Nursing innovation — Beyond the status quo

Nursing innovation — Beyond the status quo

One of the high points of the fall each year for me is the opportunity to attend the National Magnet Conference® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). At this year’s conference, more than 7,100 nurses exuded an infectious sense of energy, pride and [Read More]

Numbers alone are not enough

Numbers alone are not enough

Work environment and optimal staffing together matter for patients Nurse staffing remains one of the most daunting challenges facing health care and has long been a strategic priority for the American Nurses Association (ANA). Recently, more than 600 nurses representing [Read More]

Greater access to health care is here: Let’s do our part to get America covered

Greater access to health care is here: Let’s do our part to get America covered

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has been ahead of the curve on the issue of health care reform. As early as 1991, with the national health care system already in a state of crisis, ANA collaborated with the nursing community to develop Nursing’s Agenda for Health [Read More]

If you were in charge, what would RN practice look like?

If you were in charge, what would RN practice look like?

Since the release of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Future of Nursing report recommendations in 2010, much focus has been placed on advancing full authority for nurse practitioners and other APRNs in their practice as primary care providers. Unquestionably, there will [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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