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Online resources help nursing faculty

Online resources help nursing faculty

At its recent national forum, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) program unveiled several new learning modules that are part of an online series developed to help nurse faculty teach the knowledge, skills, and attitudes [Read More]

Arizona panel calls for integration of physical, mental health care

A diverse panel of Arizona health leaders, including an Arizona Nurses Association (AzNA) member, issued a strong call for change in physical and mental health care in Arizona to combat the child and teen epidemics of obesity and mental and behavioral illness at a forum in [Read More]

Immunization education needed

Immunization education needed

Most children in the United States are getting regularly scheduled immunizations for infant and childhood diseases. But a new survey published in the June Health Affairs shows that some parents are not persuaded that all vaccines are safe or even necessary. The results of [Read More]

ANA’s efforts to preserve Medicaid

ANA’s efforts to preserve Medicaid

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is working on several fronts to counter attacks on Medicaid funding and to keep nurses informed about the efforts on Capitol Hill impacting this program. ANA member and Illinois Nurses Association Deputy Executive Director Sharon [Read More]

Nurses reduce infections

Nurses on a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at a large academic medical center cut bloodstream infections to zero and saved more than $200,000 during a six-month period. The University of Maryland Medical Center SICU sustained a rate of zero central line-associated [Read More]

Report drug shortages to FDA

Drug shortages have increased over the past few years, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports, causing health care professionals to consider identifying alternative medications to treat their patients, or to delay treatment. The FDA encourages health care [Read More]

Testifying for clean air

Testifying for clean air

The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently joined a group of health care professionals to testify before a Senate panel in support of “The Clean Air Act.” Delaware Nurses Association member Sarah Bucic, MSN, RN, was among the panelists invited to provide remarks to [Read More]

Giving a helping hand, gloves, masks, other donations to Joplin nurses

Giving a helping hand, gloves, masks, other donations to Joplin nurses

Responding to an urgent call for physicians and nurses over the radio, Rita Stiles, RN, got into her car and headed to one of the facilities that needed help following the deadly tornado that hit Joplin, MO, May 22. The streets became impassable, forcing her to walk the [Read More]

MONA co-leads summit on health care

Nearly 200 nurses and nursing stakeholders participated in a June 28 Missouri Teamwork Summit, which marks the beginning of a multi-year plan to change the way health care is delivered in the state and ultimately improve the quality of care patients in Missouri receive. The [Read More]

Navy nurse earns ANA Immunity Award

Navy nurse earns ANA Immunity Award

When U.S. Navy and other military service personnel at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois are deployed overseas, they can thank Immunization Nurse Specialist Stephen W. Dolak, BSN, BSEd, RN, for protecting them against vaccine-preventable diseases that are prevalent [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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