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In recognition of Nurses Leading the Way

In recognition of Nurses Leading the Way

During this year’s National Nurses Week, May 6-12, RNs nationwide took a strong message to the public.  Nurses are leaders in developing strategies to improve patient outcomes and innovative solutions to vexing health care problems — in addition to their more broadly [Read More]

NDNQI expands staffing measures

The nation’s largest database assessing nursing care quality has expanded its measures of nurse staffing to the entire clinical practice area of hospitals by adding several new patient care unit types. By measuring staffing in emergency departments, perioperative services [Read More]

Welcome new specialty affiliates

Two health care organizations, one focusing on worker safety and the other on caring for patients with cardiovascular disease, have joined the American Nurses Association (ANA) as organizational affiliates. The new affiliates, which bring the total number of ANA partner [Read More]

Staffing bill introduced in U.S. Senate

A federal lawmaker introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate on May 16 that empowers RNs to drive staffing decisions in hospitals, protect patients and improve the quality of care. Crafted with input from the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Registered Nurse Safe [Read More]

ENA study: Culture change needed to reduce violence against emergency nurses

A qualitative study on assaults on emergency nurses sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) found a need to change the culture of acceptance prevalent among hospital administrators and law enforcement, as well as a need to better train nurses on signs of [Read More]

2014 candidates for ANA national office

2014 candidates for ANA national office

The ANA Nominations and Elections Committee met on Feb. 11, and again on March 24, following the second Call for Nominations, to prepare the slate of candidates for ANA’s national elections. ANA Board of Directors ANA President (elect one) Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, [Read More]

ANA, CMS officials meet to discuss health care reform, nurses’ roles

ANA, CMS officials meet to discuss health care reform, nurses’ roles

Staffing, care coordination and barriers to practice were among the issues discussed when American Nurses Association (ANA) leaders met with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, MHA, BSN, RN, and other top officials. At the Jan. [Read More]

Nurses need to lead and promote health care reform

Nurses need to lead and promote health care reform

Almost four years after being signed into law, the most highly anticipated portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has come to fruition. On Oct. 1, 2013, state and federal health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges, began to accept health coverage applications during the [Read More]

ANF expands ‘Honor a Nurse’

ANF expands ‘Honor a Nurse’

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) announced that Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and point-of-care solutions for health care, has agreed to help broaden exposure for Honor a Nurse through a major corporate donation and sponsorship agreement. [Read More]

Nurse practitioners, RNs rank in top 6 of U.S. News’ 100 Best Jobs

Nurse practitioners, RNs rank in top 6 of U.S. News’ 100 Best Jobs

U.S. News & World Report ranked nurse practitioner fourth and RN sixth in its list of the 100 Best Jobs of 2014 released Feb. 19. The online publication noted nurse practitioners’ broad range of capabilities and their independent practice authority in many areas [Read More]

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ANA CEO named to 100 Most Influential in Health Care list

ANA CEO named to 100 Most Influential in Health Care list

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to announce that ANA Chief Executive Officer Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, [Read More]

ANA backs efforts to ensure patient-provider relationship in Florida

A recent court ruling over gun safety counseling in Florida may jeopardize the patient-health care provider [Read More]

Projected job growth in states by 2022

Projected job growth in states by 2022

Demand for services, retirements drive need for 1.1 million more nurses The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) [Read More]

ANA, federal agency collaborate to promote health information technology and improved patient outcomes

ANA, federal agency collaborate to promote health information technology and improved patient outcomes

Promoting the greater use of health information technology to support quality care – and nursing’s critical role in [Read More]

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]

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Takeaways from 2014 ANA Membership Assembly | Off the Charts had this to say

And the membership assembly elected a new president, Pamela Cipriano, who will serve a two-year term. You can see video Read the post

Working Together, Transforming ANA And Recognizing Nurse Leaders | Colorado Nurses Association had this to say

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June 13, 2014: ANA Membership Assembly | The American Nurse had this to say

and the remarkable achievements of 10 of their colleagues. Five nurses were inducted into ANA’s prestigious Hall of Read the post

Everyday Heroes | The American Nurse had this to say

Boston is my home. I have lived in this area my entire life. I have always felt a special sense of pride and good Read the post

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Let me first express my elation for you in reaching this major milestone. This accomplishment has only laid the Read the post

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