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Join us for ANA’s Lobby Day on July 22

Join us for ANA’s Lobby Day on July 22

ANA’s Annual Lobby Day is a unique opportunity for RNs to speak with a collective voice on issues that matter most to the profession. RNs join forces to put “boots on the ground” in Washington, DC, or catch the attention of legislators virtually across the country. On [Read More]

ANA opposes the Save American Workers Act

ANA opposes the Save American Workers Act

In January, the House of Representatives passed the Save American Workers Act of 2015, H.R. 30, which would change the current definition of full-time work under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), raising it to 40 hours per week from the current definition of 30 hours. The [Read More]

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]

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ANA meets with global colleagues at ICN conference

ANA meets with global colleagues at ICN conference

American Nurses Association leaders joined more than 7,000 of their colleagues from around the world to explore the [Read More]

U.S. Supreme Court upholds ACA subsidies

U.S. Supreme Court upholds ACA subsidies

A long-time advocate for improving the public’s access to health care, the American Nurses Association lauded the [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 [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 [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 [Read More]

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