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Don’t forget the apple juice

Don’t forget the apple juice

My night was off to a busy start: a new antibiotic for patient A, “STAT.” While en route to the medication room, a loud “Hey, nurse!” from patient A stopped me. “I need apple juice and ice. And don’t bring me any of the orange-pineapple stuff!” Intent on [Read More]

2016 candidates for ANA national office

The American Nurses Association Nominations and Elections Committee has prepared the slate of candidates for ANA’s national elections. The slate of candidates will be presented at the 2016 ANA Membership Assembly June 24-25. The slate of candidates for the 2016 ANA [Read More]

ANA endorses Hillary Clinton for President

ANA endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The American Nurses Association has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. “Hillary Clinton has been a nurse champion and health care advocate throughout her career and believes empowering nurses is good for patients and good for the country,” said [Read More]

Collaboration, connection key to culture of safety in mental health care

Collaboration, connection key to culture of safety in mental health care

Safely and effectively addressing the needs of patients with mental health and behavioral disorders is an important part of nursing practice. RNs caring for the mentally ill can draw on a variety of effective methods and resources to promote a culture of safety in their [Read More]

Cultivating mindfulness

Cultivating mindfulness

Mindfulness is a powerful approach to self-care. It’s purposefully paying attention in the present moment with a sense of acceptance and nonjudgment. Not being mindful or aware of the present moment due to immense pressure as a part of the job can cause unmanaged stress. [Read More]

Panel assembles to examine issues in palliative and hospice nursing

Panel assembles to examine issues in palliative and hospice nursing

The American Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association have embarked on an innovative partnership in jointly convening the 2016 Palliative and Hospice Nursing Professional Issues Panel. More than 250 nurses, both RN and APRN participants, applied [Read More]

Practical tools for handling information overload

Practical tools for handling information overload

The American Nurses Association’s book, “Information Overload: Framework, Tips and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments,” examines the many factors that influence nurses’ interpretations of the vast amount of information they have to process each day [Read More]

The American Nurses Association unveils the ANA Enterprise

The American Nurses Association unveils the ANA Enterprise

In March, the American Nurses Association announced the launch of the ANA Enterprise — the overarching organization for ANA, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Nurses Foundation. In addition to the new ANA Enterprise, the nation’s leading [Read More]

Calling RNs to ‘Leap into Leadership’

Calling RNs to ‘Leap into Leadership’

Are you currently serving on a board of directors or ready to take this next step in your professional growth? If so, the American Nurses Foundation and the American Nurses Association are asking you to join the national effort to “Leap into Leadership,” which kicked [Read More]

Nurses have made gains but more needs to be done

Nurses have made gains but more needs to be done

RNs have been instrumental in making significant progress toward improving the quality and safety of health care in the United States over the past decade. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital-acquired conditions declined 17 percent between [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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