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A matter of life or death

A matter of life or death

Offering competencies to address suicide prevention, management The statistics, punctuated by real-life stories in the media, are sobering. There were 41,149 suicides reported in 2013 in the United States, according to the most recent figures published by the Centers for [Read More]

A cultural experience

A cultural experience

Committed to ensuring healthy outcomes for Native American, Indigenous youth Merriam-Webster defines a circle as “a perfectly round shape.” But when talking with John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, it becomes clear that a circle can be a powerful force — whether it’s shaping [Read More]

Stay healthy

Stay healthy

Get vaccinated against the flu The American Nurses Association urges all RNs to get the seasonal influenza vaccination and to advise their patients to get vaccinated. Flu vaccination coverage rates have steadily increased, particularly over the past five years, according to [Read More]

Take the pledge to engage in infection prevention

Take the pledge to engage in infection prevention

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is encouraging consumers and health care professionals to take a pledge to actively engage in infection prevention. The patients and families infection prevention pledge focuses on ways to be involved, [Read More]

Collaboration is key

Collaboration is key

Nurse experts discuss challenges, pose solutions It really shouldn’t feel like a modern-day contest of man versus machine, but nurses are often frustrated about completing or finding relevant information in patients’ electronic health records, according to some nursing [Read More]

Zero tolerance

Zero tolerance

ANA releases new position statement on workplace violence, bullying The nursing profession “will no longer tolerate violence of any kind from any source,” the American Nurses Association declared in a new position statement on violence in health care workplaces released [Read More]

Follow up: Who is watching whom?

Follow up:  Who is watching whom?

To address the ubiquitous use of smartphones and other technology and its potentially harmful consequences on the privacy of patients, visitors and nurses, an Ohio Nurses Association task force developed guidelines that can be implemented throughout all health care [Read More]

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 released

<I>Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020</I> released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in collaboration with more than 35 federal partners, released Sept. 21 the updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The final Plan represents [Read More]

A change in the air?

A change in the air?

Nurses discuss value of a concept-based approach to education For decades, nurse educators and students have been grappling with a seemingly ever-expanding nursing curriculum in order to keep up with an ever-changing health care landscape. “There are more and more things [Read More]

80 percent by 2020

80 percent by 2020

Supporting rural and other nurses to advance their education Five years ago the Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, set an ambitious goal: increasing the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree from 50 to 80 [Read More]

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Presidental budget prompts praise and pause from the American Nurses Association

Presidental budget prompts praise and pause from the American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) recognizes the many critical investments put forth in today’s budget [Read More]

Foundation names 2015 grant recipients

Through the the generosity of supporters during the past 60 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded close to [Read More]

ANCC announces 2015 National Magnet Nurse of the Year award winners

ANCC announces 2015 National Magnet Nurse of the Year award winners

The American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Nurse of the Year® awards recognize the outstanding [Read More]

ANA mourns loss of two exceptional nurse leaders

ANA mourns loss of two exceptional nurse leaders

The American Nurses Association and nursing community lost two extraordinary and accomplished nurses in October: Hattie [Read More]

Academy inducts 163 nurse leaders as fellows

Academy inducts 163 nurse leaders as fellows

The American Academy of Nursing inducted 163 nurse leaders as Academy fellows during its annual policy conference, [Read More]

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