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‘President’s Perspective’ Archives

Ethical practice environments, empowered nurses

Ethical practice environments, empowered nurses

Almost every nurse practicing today entered the profession after the first Code for Professional Nurses had been adopted by ANA. For 65 years, the Code, renamed in 1976 to its current title, the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, has guided ethical [Read More]

Fighting fear

Fighting fear

Last September, we experienced a new kind of terror. A virus that was killing thousands of West Africans, including health care workers, had come to America. It was not new to the world, but it was new to the American people. After claiming the life of Thomas Eric Duncan [Read More]

What we measure, we can improve

What we measure, we can improve

Nurses provide copious documentation increasingly through the use of electronic health records (EHRs), which serve as the vehicle for automating measurement and reporting quality outcomes. But how do we know what is quality care? In 2004, the National Quality Forum endorsed [Read More]

Technology in transition

Technology in transition

Hardly a day goes by when we don’t read about another new smart application or device that will help us live a healthier lifestyle. What is even more exciting is the promise of expanding and new roles for nurses to leverage technology, and interpret the data and [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 [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 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]

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]

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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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