Tuesday July 23rd 2019

‘President’s Perspective’ Archives

Navigating social media pitfalls

Navigating social media pitfalls

The rate of technology change over the past decade is mind-boggling. Despite the fact that I use a smart phone, utilize apps, and access websites on a daily basis in my role as American Nurses Association  president, I am still constantly amazed by the ease with which I [Read More]

Making HIT meaningful for nursing and patients

Making HIT meaningful for nursing and patients

As part of an ambitious program created through the “Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act” (HITECH), part of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” (ARRA), the term “meaningful use” has been coined to define how health [Read More]

Congressional redistricting in 2011

Congressional redistricting in 2011

It’s that time again…the time that only comes around once a decade: redistricting time. Redistricting is the process of drawing congressional electoral district boundaries in response to the results of the decennial census. Changes are made to districts based on [Read More]

Lessons in leadership

Lessons in leadership

There is no question that nurses make a difference everyday in the lives of their patients. I believe – and I am not alone – that much more potential exists for the nursing profession to make a difference. New emphasis has been placed on nursing as an untapped resource [Read More]

Advanced nursing education is better for patients

Advanced nursing education is better for patients

Among the key messages of the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report released last fall is that, “Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.”  Related [Read More]

Nurses’ trusted voice — our patients are counting on us to make a difference

Nurses’ trusted voice —  our patients are counting  on us to make a difference

As we enter a new year and a new Congress convenes, the trusted voices of nurses are needed again to speak out about the importance of the new health care law.  Last November’s elections did not change the fact that our health care system remains broken and in dire need [Read More]

A new health care horizon:nursing care reform

A new health care horizon:nursing care reform

The nursing profession has the opportunity to define for itself a new horizon in the upcoming years.  And the work to define just where that horizon lies must begin now. I am convinced of this based on what I have experienced and heard in recent weeks as ANA president [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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