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So you want to be an APRN? Know your options!

So you want to be an APRN?  Know your options!

This column is for RNs who are considering graduate education and clinical training to become an advanced practice registered nurse. Given that there are four APRN roles, your first decision is: What type of APRN do you want to be? (See table “Types of APRNs.”) To help [Read More]

Nursing innovation — Beyond the status quo

Nursing innovation — Beyond the status quo

One of the high points of the fall each year for me is the opportunity to attend the National Magnet Conference® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). At this year’s conference, more than 7,100 nurses exuded an infectious sense of energy, pride and [Read More]

A growing population

A growing population

Nurses must gain more expertise to meet mental health needs of older adults Mr. Jones, I noticed that you don’t seem to be very hungry today and you didn’t want to talk with your son. I’m wondering what you’re feeling? That’s one approach that Merrie Kaas, PhD, [Read More]

Getting the word out on GINA

Getting the word out on GINA

Discrimination based on any factor, real or perceived, is unacceptable in our society. As the Human Genome Project began in the early 1990s, I recognized that sequencing and characterizing the genome would further our understanding of human health and disease, but it could [Read More]

Nurses, leaders need to enhance genomics knowledge

Nurses, leaders need to enhance genomics knowledge

First, I commend Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) for recognizing the need for federal protection against genetic discrimination and diligently supporting the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Furthermore, I appreciate her recognition that nurses, as the most [Read More]

ANA 2014 elections

Nomination period: Dec. 2, 2013 – Feb. 7, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET The ANA Nominations and Elections Committee has issued a call for nominations for a slate of candidates to be presented to the Membership Assembly at its June 13-14, 2014, meeting at the Washington Hilton in [Read More]

The state of pain

The state of pain

Better management needed There seems to be renewed media interest and governmental scrutiny around the use — and abuse — of opioids, and rightly so, say nurse experts in pain management. However, they also believe that there are many people in this country whose pain is [Read More]

ANA’s staffing conference sparks connections, new directions

ANA’s staffing conference sparks connections, new directions

“Chance favors the connected mind,” said Barbara Blakeney, MS, RN, FNAP, quoting Steven Johnson at the American Nurses Association (ANA) Staffing Conference, “Fostering Innovative Staffing Solutions,” Nov. 8-9 in Washington, DC. Blakeney, a past ANA president, said [Read More]

Social media: Proceed with caution

Social media: Proceed with caution

Social media has opened up entirely new methods of communication among RNs, their friends and colleagues. It is possible to post messages instantly via camera phones, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Google+, wikis, discussion boards, e-mail, forums, Skype and YouTube, among [Read More]

Applauding the 2013 ANF Scholars

Applauding the 2013 ANF Scholars

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) applauds the 2013 Nursing Research Grants (NRG) recipients. This year, ANF awarded more than $185,300 to these nurse researchers whose work to transform the nation’s health is at the heart of ANF’s mission. ANF is grateful for the [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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