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2015 ANA Membership Assembly

2015 ANA Membership Assembly

The 2015 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, the annual meeting of the association’s highest governing body, is taking place July 23 through July 25, at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel. Stay tuned for on-site news coverage via The [Read More]

Working to meet the challenge: More nurses with BSNs

Working to meet the challenge: More nurses with BSNs

The number of nurses with newly earned bachelor’s degrees poised to enter or already in the RN workforce in 2013 surpassed the number of those ready to enter the workforce with either associate degrees or diplomas, according to a new analysis. A major factor behind that [Read More]

IOM report examines strategies for advancing credentialing research

IOM report examines strategies for advancing credentialing research

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) welcomes the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “Future Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing,” published Jan. 7, which offers ideas for expanding research on credentialing and patient care. The “Future [Read More]

American Nurses Foundation receives $150,000 grant to increase nurses’ representation on boards of directors

American Nurses Foundation receives $150,000 grant to increase nurses’ representation on boards of directors

The American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), announced that the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation (Hillman Foundation) has made a $150,000 grant to fund the Foundation’s work to increase the number of nurses serving on [Read More]

Troubling stat from study on hospital alarm fatigue

Troubling stat from study on hospital alarm fatigue

A new study revealed more than 2.5 million alarms were triggered on bedside monitors in a single month – the first figure ever reported from a real-world hospital setting. Alarm fatigue occurs when nurses and other clinicians are exposed to a high number of physiological [Read More]

Toolkit for CNSs to safely manage alarms

Toolkit for CNSs to safely manage alarms

In some hospital units, nurses and other health professionals hear hundreds of medical device alarms go off each day. While many of those alarms don’t require action, the sheer number can be overwhelming and can lead to health professionals becoming desensitized and [Read More]

ANA decries unequal treatment for pregnant workers

ANA decries unequal treatment for pregnant workers

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is closely watching the outcome of Young vs. United Parcel Service (UPS), a case recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court that highlights the challenges many pregnant women still face in trying to balance work responsibilities and [Read More]

Influenza cases build across country

Influenza cases build across country

By mid-January, 44 states were reporting widespread influenza activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And while some of the viruses spreading this season are different from those in the vaccine, the CDC continues to recommend that [Read More]

A look at Physician Compare

A look at Physician Compare

A new policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  (RWJF) looks at the evolution and current development plans for Physician Compare, a website mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A simple version of the site first launched in 2010. [Read More]

Preventing obstetric deaths

Preventing obstetric deaths

Maternal mortality, or the death of a woman during pregnancy, at birth or soon after birth, has been on the rise in the United States since the 1990s. Data suggest that more than 50 percent of these deaths are preventable. One prevention strategy is the development and [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

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