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‘Political Nurse’ Archives

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]

Mark your calendars: ANA’s Lobby Day June 27

Mark your calendars: ANA’s Lobby Day June 27

The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Annual Lobby Day provides a unique opportunity for all nurses to speak with one collective voice on the issues that matter most to the profession. Whether planning to participate in Washington, DC, or across the country, mark this [Read More]

Lobby day: nurses’ expertise valued in policy development

Lobby day: nurses’ expertise valued in policy development

Advocacy is the cornerstone of nursing with descriptions of the nurse’s role depicted in the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) foundational documents: the Code of Ethics for Nurses; Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, and Nursing’s Social Policy [Read More]

Hosting a successful visit by a member of Congress

The beginning of the 113th Congress presents an exciting opportunity for nurses to engage with congressional members about health care policy issues. Research by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) found that members of Congress use visits to local facilities as [Read More]

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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]

Nurse to nurse

Nurse to nurse

Creating ways to ensure better care for military service members, veterans “Joining Forces” is not a campaign in [Read More]

A grateful leader at this time of transition

A grateful leader at this time of transition

It is bittersweet for me as I collect my thoughts for my last president’s column in The American Nurse. Serving as [Read More]

The power to change

The power to change

Nurse Athlete program focuses on energy management for better health Being healthy and fit may be even more of a state [Read More]

The new ‘fine’?

The new ‘fine’?

Nurses look at ways to move closer toward a work-life balance Ask people how they’re doing, and the standard response [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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