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ANA: Tackling nurse fatigue together

ANA: Tackling nurse fatigue together

The American Nurses Association (ANA) calls for stronger collaboration between RNs and their employers to reduce the risks of nurse fatigue associated with shift work and long hours, and emphasizes strengthening a culture of safety in the work environment in a new position [Read More]

ANA advocates for Navy nurse to honor ethical obligations

ANA advocates for Navy nurse to honor ethical obligations

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has been advocating for the right of a Navy nurse to refuse to participate in the force-feeding of detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba who have been engaging in a hunger strike.  In a statement, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, [Read More]

National coalition launches effort to place 10,000 nurses on governing boards by 2020

The American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Academy of Nursing, and the American Nurses Foundation, the charitable and philanthropic arm of ANA, have helped found the Nurses on Boards Coalition, a group of national nursing organizations working together to increase [Read More]

Eliminating the overuse of labor induction

Eliminating the overuse of labor induction

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon health care providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is medically necessary. AWHONN is an organizational affiliate of the [Read More]

Nurse-led initiatives improve patient outcomes

Nurse-led initiatives improve patient outcomes

Recent nurse-led initiatives addressing some of critical care’s most pressing challenges resulted in shorter average lengths of stay and other positive patient and fiscal outcomes in seven Philadelphia area hospitals, according to the American Association of Critical-Care [Read More]

Spurring conversations between health care professionals and patients

Spurring conversations between health care professionals and patients

Dedicated to advancing health policy and practice, the American Academy of Nursing released on Oct. 16 a list of common health care practices that are not always necessary or in the best interests of patient health. The list’s release occurs in conjunction with the [Read More]

NYU: Scholarships support underrepresented nursing students

The New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) recently was selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN) to increase diversity in the nursing workforce. During the 2014-2015 academic year, [Read More]

The quality question: pearls for practice

The quality question: pearls for practice

It is hard to be in a room with other health care professionals these days and not hear the word quality at least once or twice in any given discussion. So what does it all mean, and what do quality nursing care and quality outcomes mean to you? Background In 2000 the [Read More]

The innovative edge

The innovative edge

Nurses work to reduce readmissions, improve at-home Alzheimer’s care Older adults represent a large percentage of patients admitted to and discharged from acute care hospitals. They also represent a significant portion of those who are readmitted within 30 days — 1 in [Read More]

Urging action, promoting calm

Urging action, promoting calm

ANA and affiliated organizations work to respond effectively to Ebola In late summer of 2014, two infectious diseases have dominated the health care scene: most notably Ebola and to a lesser extent, enterovirus D68. On Oct. 2, the first travel-related case of Ebola in 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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