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Healthy and safe: Facilities take a Pathway to Excellence

Healthy and safe: Facilities take a Pathway to Excellence

What does it take to create a satisfying, healthy work environment for nurses?  According to one national recognition program — Pathway to Excellence® — it is factors such as nurses having a say over their practice, workplace safety initiatives, recognition for a job [Read More]

Stopping the revolving door

Stopping the revolving door

Nurses lead, implement strategies to reduce readmissions Like other health care facilities across the nation, Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI, wanted to reduce the number of patients readmitted to its facility for care shortly after being discharged. And leaders [Read More]

Rotating night shift work can be hazardous to health

Rotating night shift work can be hazardous to health

Night shift work has been consistently associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. In 2007 the World Health Organization classified night shift work as a probable carcinogen due to circadian disruption. Now, in a study in the January issue of [Read More]

Welcoming in the ‘Year of Ethics’

Welcoming in the ‘Year of Ethics’

RNs named most honest for 13 years The American Nurses Association (ANA) is ushering in the new year by promoting 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” This designation coincides with two significant achievements: The public voted nurses as the most honest and ethical [Read More]

Preliminary data released from ANA’s HRA

Preliminary data released from ANA’s HRA

The American Nurses Association (ANA) strongly supports efforts that promote the health, safety and wellness of all RNs. The ANA HealthyNurseTM Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) assists RNs in identifying their professional and personal risks in these areas. The HRA has been open [Read More]

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities asks: What would you do?

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities asks: What would you do?

Disability can happen to anyone at any time through illness, injury or accident, but most people don’t think it will happen to them. The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) promotes equity for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions in [Read More]

The quality question: pearls for practice

The quality question: pearls for practice

It is hard to be in a room with other health care professionals these days and not hear the word quality at least once or twice in any given discussion. So what does it all mean, and what do quality nursing care and quality outcomes mean to you? Background In 2000 the [Read More]

The innovative edge

The innovative edge

Nurses work to reduce readmissions, improve at-home Alzheimer’s care Older adults represent a large percentage of patients admitted to and discharged from acute care hospitals. They also represent a significant portion of those who are readmitted within 30 days — 1 in [Read More]

ANA and nurses come together to move the needle on this critical issue

ANA and nurses come together to move the needle on this critical issue

Innovators and nurse experts at the American Nurses Association (ANA) Staffing Conference shared research proving RNs’ link to quality care, strategies to build the case for optimal staffing and innovative ways to approach this persistent problem and other workplace [Read More]

What the ACA means for nursing a year after open enrollment

What the ACA means for nursing a year after open enrollment

In the first year since open enrollment in federal and state health insurance exchanges began in October 2013 as a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), approximately 9.3 million Americans have gained coverage, according to a Rand Corporation survey in October. That [Read More]

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Call for Nominations: Modern Healthcare 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Call for Nominations: Modern Healthcare 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

The American Nurses Association (ANA) encourages nurses and others who support the profession to nominate nurses [Read More]

2015 National Nurses Week

2015 National Nurses Week

Ethical practice. Quality care. During National Nurses Week, from May 6 to 12, the American Nurses Association [Read More]

2015 ANA Membership Assembly

2015 ANA Membership Assembly

The 2015 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly is fast approaching. The annual meeting of the [Read More]

Working to meet the challenge: More nurses with BSNs

Working to meet the challenge: More nurses with BSNs

The number of nurses with newly earned bachelor’s degrees poised to enter or already in the RN workforce in 2013 [Read More]

IOM report examines strategies for advancing credentialing research

IOM report examines strategies for advancing credentialing research

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) welcomes the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “Future Directions [Read More]

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