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Cipriano makes prestigious list

Cipriano makes prestigious list

Modern Healthcare has selected ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, as one of its “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.” The prestigious biennial program honors highly accomplished female health care executives who are making a positive difference. ANA Chief [Read More]

Federal legislation to protect patients, nurses

Federal legislation to protect patients, nurses

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and U.S. Reps. Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced on April 29 federal legislation that would require Medicare-participating hospitals to establish RN staffing plans using a committee, comprised of a majority of direct care [Read More]

Nurses on Boards Coalition reports on progress

Nurses on Boards Coalition reports on progress

The percentage of hospital and health system board members who were nurses dropped to 5 percent in 2014 — down from just 6 percent in 2011, according to the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance. The Nurses on Boards Coalition seeks to reverse [Read More]

Navy decision recognizes professional ethics

Navy decision recognizes professional ethics

In May, the American Nurses Association applauded the decision taken by the United States Navy not to pursue further action against the Navy nurse who — based on well-established professional, ethical obligations — chose to discontinue force-feeding detainees at the [Read More]

2015 candidates for ANA national office

2015 candidates for ANA national office

The American Nurses Association’s Nominations and Elections Committee met on March 13 and again on April 6 following the second Call for Nominations to prepare the slate of candidates for ANA’s national elections. The slate of candidates will be presented at the ANA [Read More]

ANA praises retiring U.S. Rep. Capps for advocacy for RNs, public health

ANA praises retiring U.S. Rep. Capps for advocacy for RNs, public health

U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), one of five RNs in Congress and a champion of nursing and health care issues since her election to replace her late husband in 1998, has announced she will retire after her current term expires in 2016. Capps was the inaugural recipient of [Read More]

2015 call for nominations

The ANA Committee on Appointments, a committee of the ANA Board of Directors, is currently accepting nominations for appointive positions on the following committees and boards until July 31: Committee on Bylaws Committee on Nursing Practice Standards Committee on Honorary [Read More]

Transgender people pass on health care to avoid social stigma

Discussing one’s sexual history with a health care provider, or anyone for that matter, can be an uncomfortable experience. But for many transgender people, the conversation never takes place because they aren’t seeking health care, according to Adrian Juarez, PhD, RN, [Read More]

Resources to quit smoking; call to stop selling tobacco products

Resources to quit smoking; call to stop selling tobacco products

The American Nurses Association is encouraging RNs to live tobacco-free lifestyles with the assistance of new resources designed to help them serve as health and wellness role models for patients, families and communities. “Nurses provide high quality health care to [Read More]

Aiming to reduce, prevent worker exposure to chemical hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed its alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication to reduce and prevent worker exposure to chemical hazards. The alliance also intends to increase awareness of the requirements of the Globally [Read More]

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July 25, 2015: Membership Assembly — Members elect ANA officials, take action

July 25, 2015: Membership Assembly — Members elect ANA officials, take action

Before the Membership Assembly came to a close today, nurse leaders took action on key issues centering on fostering an [Read More]

July 24, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses tackle three pressing issues at dialogue forums

July 24, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses tackle three pressing issues at dialogue forums

Infection prevention and control; measuring and publicly reporting nurses’ essential contributions to quality patient [Read More]

July 23, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses honored, ethics in practice explored

July 23, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses honored, ethics in practice explored

Advocacy and ethical practice were front and center at this morning’s events held in conjunction with ANA’s [Read More]

July 22, 2015: ANA Lobby Day — Let the advocacy begin

July 22, 2015: ANA Lobby Day — Let the advocacy begin

Some 240 RNs from around the country headed to Capitol Hill today to meet with policymakers and their staff to discuss [Read More]

2015 ANA Membership Assembly

2015 ANA Membership Assembly

The 2015 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, the annual meeting of the association’s highest [Read More]

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