Friday August 1st 2014

‘President’s Perspective’ Archives

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 ANA president has been the greatest privilege of my professional career. I can think of no higher honor and opportunity for me as a nurse, particularly [Read More]

Meet ANA’s new president

Meet ANA’s new president

Newly elected American Nurses Association (ANA) President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, recently sat down with The American Nurse to discuss her vision for ANA and how nurses can help transform health care. You’ve shared your perspective through your columns [Read More]

Caring and learning: Interwoven components of leadership

Caring and learning: Interwoven components of leadership

I recently read an editorial written by a person with lung cancer who described the strength and comfort he gained from his caregivers — not just from the confidence and technical expertise of his oncologist — but also from the caring encounters that inspired and [Read More]

Nursing innovation — Beyond the status quo

Nursing innovation — Beyond the status quo

One of the high points of the fall each year for me is the opportunity to attend the National Magnet Conference® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). At this year’s conference, more than 7,100 nurses exuded an infectious sense of energy, pride and [Read More]

Numbers alone are not enough

Numbers alone are not enough

Work environment and optimal staffing together matter for patients Nurse staffing remains one of the most daunting challenges facing health care and has long been a strategic priority for the American Nurses Association (ANA). Recently, more than 600 nurses representing [Read More]

Greater access to health care is here: Let’s do our part to get America covered

Greater access to health care is here: Let’s do our part to get America covered

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has been ahead of the curve on the issue of health care reform. As early as 1991, with the national health care system already in a state of crisis, ANA collaborated with the nursing community to develop Nursing’s Agenda for Health [Read More]

If you were in charge, what would RN practice look like?

If you were in charge, what would RN practice look like?

Since the release of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Future of Nursing report recommendations in 2010, much focus has been placed on advancing full authority for nurse practitioners and other APRNs in their practice as primary care providers. Unquestionably, there will [Read More]

Everyday heroes

Everyday heroes

In the aftermath of the tragic day when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the city has returned to a semblance of normalcy. However, the images and the experience of the bombings, the carnage they caused and the massive manhunt for the [Read More]

Ensuring resources exist so nurses can ask the right questions

Ensuring resources exist so nurses can ask the right questions

This issue of The American Nurse is largely devoted to the topic of nursing research, and I am using my column to share some related thoughts. Nursing research co-evolved along with evidence-based clinical practice and became an established academic discipline in the 20th [Read More]

What keeps me up at night?

What keeps me up at night?

On one of my recent monthly calls with the leadership of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, the AAN president, asked that we describe something that is keeping us up at night. I spoke about an upcoming summit that I was attending that week [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

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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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