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‘Political Nurse’ Archives

RNs hone their advocacy skills through leadership program

RNs hone their advocacy skills through leadership program

The sixth annual American Nurses Advocacy Institute (ANAI) face-to-face sessions were held Oct. 5-7 in Washington, DC. Twenty-three nurses from 18 states who are interested in honing their political leadership skills kicked off this yearlong mentored program. Longtime [Read More]

When nurses vote, Washington listens

When nurses vote, Washington listens

If today were Election Day, do you have a plan to vote? Or have you already participated in absentee or early voting? November is right around the corner and the midterm elections will decide which political party controls the U.S. Senate and the balance of power in the [Read More]

Time for RNs to get out the vote

Time for RNs to get out the vote

If today were Election Day, do you have a plan to vote? Or have you already participated in absentee or early voting? November is right around the corner and the midterm elections will decide which political party controls the U.S. Senate and the balance of power in the [Read More]

Nurses advocate on Capitol Hill

Nurses advocate on Capitol Hill

On June 12, the American Nurses Association (ANA) held its Annual Lobby Day, when more than 160 nurses gathered to attend 255 different congressional meetings in Washington, DC. Lobby Day began as Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) addressed attendees during a breakfast briefing at [Read More]

Making waves

Making waves

Nurse champions take their cause to the capitol The American Nurses Association (ANA) and state nurses associations (SNAs) have a long, rich history in advocating for causes and policy change affecting nurses and patients. Thousands of bills are under consideration each [Read More]

Become an advocate

Become an advocate

ANA’s Annual Lobby Day June 12 The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Annual Lobby Day provides a unique opportunity for nurses and nursing students to become advocates. Whether on Capitol Hill or from a computer or smartphone, we urge all nurses to participate; as the [Read More]

Congress at the half-way mark

Congress at the half-way mark

Debt ceiling talks, sequestration and ultimately a government shutdown made 2013 one of the more tumultuous years on record for Congress. Fortunately, its members were friendlier to nursing issues than to each other. With the beginning of 2014, the American Nurses [Read More]

Congress at the half-way mark

Despite turmoil, ANA’s legislative agenda moves forward Debt ceiling talks, sequestration and ultimately a government shutdown made 2013 one of the more tumultuous years on record for Congress. Fortunately, its members were friendlier to nursing issues than to each other. [Read More]

Shaping nurse leaders in policy and advocacy

Shaping nurse leaders in policy and advocacy

The fifth annual American Nurses Advocacy Institute (ANAI) kicked off Sept. 29 as 21 nurses from 15 states joined together in Washington, DC. The ANAI is a unique opportunity for nurses interested in honing their political leadership skills to take advantage of seasoned [Read More]

ANA joins White House to tackle mental health

ANA joins White House to tackle mental health

Continuing the dialog on mental health care begun at a national conference led by President Obama in June, the White House invited key leaders to attend an August briefing regarding the intersection of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and mental health. ANA Director of [Read More]

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Teamwork translates to better performance and results

Teamwork translates to better performance and results

Feb. 6: ANA Quality Conference The relationship between good teamwork on a health care unit and performance is clear, [Read More]

Decision-making tool to help nurses reduce CAUTI

Decision-making tool to help nurses reduce CAUTI

Nurses influence many factors that keep patients safer and healthier. One of the most important yet difficult to [Read More]

Feb 5: 2015 ANA Quality Conference

Feb 5: 2015 ANA Quality Conference

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald: Nurses are partners in creating change Registered nurses will be full [Read More]

Feb. 4, 2015: ANA Quality Conference

Feb. 4, 2015: ANA Quality Conference

Linking quality to a healthy work environment and culture of safety Numerous studies and regulatory and legislative [Read More]

U.S. multi-state measles outbreak

U.S. multi-state measles outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating a multi-state [Read More]

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