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The power to change

The power to change

Nurse Athlete program focuses on energy management for better health Being healthy and fit may be even more of a state of mind than one thinks. David Hrabe, PhD, RN, recalled a conversation he had with a trainer at the beginning of the year about the number of people [Read More]

Staking our claim

Staking our claim

ANA promotes nurses’ unique contributions to care coordination RNs in all practice settings carry out essential care coordination activities every day, working to ensure patients get the right care, at the right time, by the right person. Whether it’s educating patients [Read More]

The war on superbugs

The war on superbugs

Addressing the issue of antibiotic resistance With his discovery of penicillin, Alexander Fleming helped pave the way for the golden era of antibiotics, which began full force in the 1950s as more of these bacteria-fighting drugs were developed and prescribed. Many in the [Read More]

Nurses explore trends, take action & celebrate

Nurses explore trends, take action & celebrate

Representatives attending the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) inaugural Membership Assembly had opportunities to brainstorm about nursing’s future, take actions to continue ANA’s transformation, and discuss licensure issues related to cross-border nursing [Read More]

A study in de-stressing

A study in de-stressing

Helping nursing students to better cope and manage their overall health Nursing students repeatedly put aside their own health and wellness to get through the rigors of challenging courses and clinical rotations. But some students and practicing nurses are working to [Read More]

The state of mental health care revisited

The state of mental health care revisited

ANA, nursing organizations call for improving access to care, better funding Once again it has taken a tragedy, this time at an elementary school, to restart a national dialogue about the need for better access to mental health services, including early assessment and [Read More]

An issue of weight

An issue of weight

Calling all nurses to get healthy and reverse a trend A troubling trend is continuing: More Americans are on a path toward becoming overweight and obese. And that translates to more patients and nurses weighing in at higher, less healthy numbers. Like many Americans with [Read More]

Flooding and fury

Flooding and fury

Nurses respond to needs during hurricane, suffer losses Despite gale-force winds, flooding, and at times, no electricity or heat, RNs throughout the area affected first by Hurricane Sandy and then a blizzard-carrying nor’easter continued to focus on their patients and [Read More]

Behind the technology

Behind the technology

Nurses develop and use e-systems to make patient care, RNs’ working life better Health information technology can be a great asset to direct care RNs and a strong safety benefit to patients. That’s particularly true when nurses who specialize in making the electronic [Read More]

Nurses address staffing and other professional issues at ANA’s national meeting

Nurses address staffing and other professional issues at ANA’s national meeting

Appropriate staffing continues to be a crucial issue for RNs working in acute care and other settings, inducing nurses participating in the American Nurses Association House of Delegates (HOD) to approve a strong, comprehensive resolution on this ongoing practice, [Read More]

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Photo story: Nurses in Action

Photo story: Nurses in Action

Check out scenes from the 2014 ANA Membership Assembly as reported by Susan Trossman for The American Nurse at [Read More]

Nurse to nurse

Nurse to nurse

Creating ways to ensure better care for military service members, veterans “Joining Forces” is not a campaign in [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 [Read More]

The power to change

The power to change

Nurse Athlete program focuses on energy management for better health Being healthy and fit may be even more of a state [Read More]

The new ‘fine’?

The new ‘fine’?

Nurses look at ways to move closer toward a work-life balance Ask people how they’re doing, and the standard response [Read More]

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