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Rising threat of environmental toxins, link to chronic diseases

Rising threat of environmental toxins, link to chronic diseases

By Kathy Attar, MPH, and Karen R. Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S In recent years nurses have witnessed increasing numbers of patients being treated for chronic diseases. Obesity rates have skyrocketed in children and adults; in 2010, more than one-third of U.S. adults (36 percent) [Read More]

ANA quality conference provides forum for innovation, networking

ANA quality conference provides forum for innovation, networking

“Why can’t we give quality care to all of the people all of the time?” asked Lucian Leape, MD, a leader of the patient safety movement, during his keynote address at the 2014 American Nurses Association (ANA) Quality Conference, “Advancing Quality Outcomes: [Read More]

Six hospitals recognized for nursing performance and patient outcomes

Six hospitals recognized for nursing performance and patient outcomes

The 2013 NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality® honored six hospitals that made impressive improvements to achieve overall excellence in nursing-sensitive quality measures last year. The award is presented annually to the best-performing hospital in each of six [Read More]

Meet Anna Dermenchyan

Meet Anna Dermenchyan

Becoming a nurse requires mastering hard science, as well as a whole range of other skills — from communication and collaboration to advocacy and innovative thinking.  Being able to use that array of skills and put her knowledge into clinical practice was something that [Read More]

Care Coordination: The Game Changer is perfect for course adoption in graduate-level nursing programs

Care Coordination: The Game Changer is perfect for course adoption in graduate-level nursing programs

Care Coordination: The Game Changer — How Nursing Is Revolutionizing Quality Care offers today’s most comprehensive insights, case studies and strategies to advance nursing’s role in care coordination and health care transformation. Editor Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN [Read More]

Read about preventive care, patient safety and collaboration in new OJIN articles and columns

Read about preventive care, patient safety and collaboration in new OJIN articles and columns

Three new articles and several columns are on the way this spring in OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) fosters a preventive health care model that emphasizes primary care, funds community health initiatives [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]

Become an advocate

Become an advocate

ANA’s Annual Lobby Day June 12 The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Annual Lobby Day provides a unique opportunity for nurses and nursing students to become advocates. Whether on Capitol Hill or from a computer or smartphone, we urge all nurses to participate; as the [Read More]

ENA study: Culture change needed to reduce violence against emergency nurses

A qualitative study on assaults on emergency nurses sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) found a need to change the culture of acceptance prevalent among hospital administrators and law enforcement, as well as a need to better train nurses on signs of [Read More]

2014 candidates for ANA national office

2014 candidates for ANA national office

The ANA Nominations and Elections Committee met on Feb. 11, and again on March 24, following the second Call for Nominations, to prepare the slate of candidates for ANA’s national elections. ANA Board of Directors ANA President (elect one) Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, [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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