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ANA partners to address a challenging public health problem

ANA partners to address a challenging public health problem

“Opioid abuse is a national issue that has touched families from all demographics. It is a complex problem that is going to require collaborative effort on many levels to address,” said Martha Carter, DHSc, MBA, APRN, CNM, chief executive officer of FamilyCare Health [Read More]

White House report on occupational licensing

White House report on occupational licensing

Nursing, as a health profession that poses a risk of harm to the public if practiced by someone unprepared or incompetent, has long been regulated. It is widely accepted that nurses, along with physicians, attorneys and pilots, should hold a license to practice and that [Read More]

Nurses as leaders of high-performing interprofessional teams

Nurses as leaders of high-performing interprofessional teams

The days of solo practitioners — whether a family physician or private nurse — are long gone. What the Institute of Medicine has called the “geometric rise in complexity in health care” has made the high-performing health care team a modern necessity. The current [Read More]

Who’s smiling now?

Who’s smiling now?

Sometimes the American Nurses Association’s policy and advocacy work on behalf of advanced practice registered nurses is obvious and easily understandable, such as lobbying for a bill to allow APRNs to order home health services or meeting with a government agency to [Read More]

Words matter

Words matter

The goal of effective dialogue, collaboration and interprofessional understanding when discussing APRN practice is sometimes hampered by politically and emotionally charged language. Given the widespread use of terms like independent, collaboration, supervision and [Read More]

So you want to be an APRN? Know your options!

So you want to be an APRN?  Know your options!

This column is for RNs who are considering graduate education and clinical training to become an advanced practice registered nurse. Given that there are four APRN roles, your first decision is: What type of APRN do you want to be? (See table “Types of APRNs.”) To help [Read More]

Interprofessional task force tackles barriers to clinical training

Interprofessional task force tackles barriers to clinical training

Whether you are a practicing advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), an educator or an administrator, you are likely aware that one of the most significant challenges to increasing the number of APRNs is clinical experience. While the changing health care environment [Read More]

Wave of newly insured individuals escalates the need for services and payment

Wave of newly insured individuals escalates the need  for services and payment

Significant barriers exist to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) getting paid by private insurers. The problems are varied and include refusal to credential APRNs at all, creating requirements for supervision that exceed state requirements, and inequitable [Read More]

Despite the name, ‘Physician Compare’ is not for physicians only

Despite the name, ‘Physician Compare’ is not for physicians only

You may be familiar with “Hospital Compare,” part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. For more than a decade, Hospital Compare has publicly reported hospital quality-of-care information. “Physician Compare” was [Read More]

Transition to full practice authority for APRNs

Transition to full practice authority for APRNs

The American Nurses Association (ANA) supports its constituent and state nurses associations (C/SNAs) as they seek removal of legislative and regulatory barriers to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) services. The ANA staff participates in weekly “SWAT” [Read More]

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Vote ANA Leaders to 100 Most Influential List

Vote ANA Leaders to 100 Most Influential List

For the second  consecutive year, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and ANA Chief Executive [Read More]

Fast 5 with a Nurse Leader

Fast 5 with a Nurse Leader

Robert Williamson, BSN, RN, CSPHP, CWCP, is a strong advocate for employee safety, not only for workers within his own [Read More]

National Women’s Health Week: A time for every woman

National Women’s Health Week: A time for every woman

National Women’s Health Week — it’s for every woman, no matter your age or stage in life. It’s about being the [Read More]

Learn more about Zika, resources

Learn more about Zika, resources

To provide nurses with information on the Zika virus relevant to their practice, the American Nurses Association has [Read More]

Teamwork: Caring for ourselves and our patients

Teamwork: Caring for ourselves and our patients

“How well do you work on a team?” the nurse manager asked in my job interview. “Oh, very well,” I said quickly. [Read More]

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