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‘Political Nurse’ Archives

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]

RN advocates take to the Hill

RN advocates take to the Hill

ANA’s Annual Lobby Day provided RNs with an opportunity to come together and speak with one collective voice on issues vital to the nursing profession and patient care. On June 27, Capitol Hill was inundated with more than 200 nurses in Washington, DC, and more than 1,000 [Read More]

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Urging action, promoting calm

Urging action, promoting calm

ANA and affiliated organizations work to respond effectively to Ebola Since late summer, two infectious diseases have [Read More]

Roll up your sleeves, wash your hands and other precautionary advice

Roll up your sleeves, wash your hands and other precautionary advice

To protect themselves, their patients and the community, nurses gear up to model and promote standard infection control [Read More]

Celebrating 50 years of workforce funding

Celebrating 50 years of workforce funding

On Sept. 8, ANA and the Nursing Community, a coalition of 61 nursing organizations of which ANA is a member, joined [Read More]

RNs will gather to focus on the front line of care

RNs will gather to focus on the front line of care

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2015 American Nurses Association (ANA) Quality Conference, taking place Feb. [Read More]

Free Health Risk Appraisal addresses RN and student nurse risks

Free Health Risk Appraisal addresses RN and student nurse risks

More than 4,200 RNs and nursing students have taken ANA’s HealthyNurse™ Health Risk Appraisal (HRA). Have you? This [Read More]

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