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Are you aware of changes to APRN certifications?

Important changes have occurred in advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) certification programs as implementation of the APRN Consensus Model progresses, establishing national standards for uniform regulation of APRNs in all states. ANCC certification update The [Read More]

At the push of a button

At the push of a button

Patients, nurses use apps to augment health care Nurses around the country are successfully riding the current wave of technology — including smartphone and computer applications (apps) — while anticipating the next big thing that can improve the health of their [Read More]

Marilyn Tavenner’s special message for nurses

Marilyn Tavenner’s special message for nurses

As the Health Insurance Marketplace launches Oct. 1, Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and a registered nurse, recorded a special message for ANA members and nurses across the country that highlights the critical roles [Read More]

Meet Amanda Callahan

Meet Amanda Callahan

For PACU staff nurse Amanda Callahan, MBA, RN, it wasn’t a difficult decision, but an important one. She knew that her involvement could make a difference in her own career and practice, as well as have a positive impact on the professional lives of other nurses. So [Read More]

New articles focus on health care and quality

The five new articles for the Sept. 30, OJIN topic, Healthcare and Quality: Perspectives from Nursing discuss a variety of aspects related to quality in the health care environment. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN): The Key is Systems Thinking By Mary A. [Read More]

Sounding the alarm

Sounding the alarm

Nurses, organizations work to address alarm fatigue Patients and their families often say they can’t wait to get home so they can finally get some rest — in part because of all the beeps and buzzes coming from IV machines, cardiac monitors and other medical equipment. [Read More]

OpenNotes initiative aims to improve patient-clinician communication, care

OpenNotes initiative aims to improve patient-clinician communication, care

Communication should be a two-way street. But that is not always the case in health care — even when clinicians and patients have the best intentions. Enter OpenNotes — an emerging movement in which patients have access to the notes that health care clinicians write [Read More]

Texas hospital approaches technology with eye toward patient safety, nursing practice

Texas hospital approaches technology with eye toward patient safety, nursing practice

Technology — when done right — can help RNs deliver the quality and safe care they want and patients need, particularly given the complexities of health care today. With that in mind, Texas Children’s Hospital administrators and staff are constantly on the lookout for [Read More]

New guide complements ANA national standards on SPHM

New guide complements ANA national standards on SPHM

Addressing a pressing need to improve health care worker safety, the American Nurses Association (ANA) released its groundbreaking Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National Standards in June.  Since the launch,  hospitals and other health care [Read More]

Turn to ANA for CE on key nursing issues

Turn to ANA for CE on key nursing issues

Did you know that the ANA Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development offers a variety of programs to help you advance your career and earn CE? For online learning opportunities, ANA’s Navigate Nursing webinars provide information on the most important [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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