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ANA welcomes U.S. Supreme Court decision on women’s health

ANA welcomes U.S. Supreme Court decision on women’s health

The American Nurses Association hailed the 5-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court June 27 in the Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt case. At issue were laws passed by the Texas legislature that required physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges [Read More]

Tackling nation’s opioid epidemic

Tackling nation’s opioid epidemic

In what is being hailed as the most sweeping drug addiction legislation in years, Congress mustered a bipartisan effort on July 14 to pass a comprehensive bill to help tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic. President Obama then signed the bill into law July 22. The [Read More]

Federal legislation to protect patients, nurses

Federal legislation to protect patients, nurses

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and U.S. Reps. Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced on April 29 federal legislation that would require Medicare-participating hospitals to establish RN staffing plans using a committee, comprised of a majority of direct care [Read More]

Medicare payment ‘fix’ includes key provisions for nurses

Medicare payment ‘fix’ includes key provisions for nurses

ANA CEO Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, was one of the esteemed guests at the White House for an April 21 reception celebrating the passage of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. The legislation protects seniors’ and [Read More]

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]

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]

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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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