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ANA on the Frontline

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

ANA 2018 Quality and Innovation Conference
By Susan Trossman, RN

Registered nurses are keen observers, willing to take action when they identify a need or problem, and they have the collaborative skills that can help them turn their ideas into real-world solutions.

“You have the ability to do more . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

The American Nurses Association (ANA) National Nurses Week theme for 2018 “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence” recognizes that RNs provide the highest level of quality care to patients and deserve special recognition for their efforts to inspire, innovate, and influence every day. ANA is proud to celebrate the significant contributions nurses . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

At what age did you first realize you wanted to be a nurse? The American Nurses Foundation’s Honor a Nurse 2017 Nurse of the Year, Linda J. Hassler, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA, said she was only 16 years old.

Hassler was honored by Joanne Alderman, MS-N, APRN . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

For nurses who die in service
By Marsha Fowler, PhD, MDiv, RN, FAAN; Nathalie Laurent, MA, RN; Martha Turner, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Nursing is a risky endeavor. Nurses practice in the midst of natural and humanitarian disasters, including warfare; they may have to stare down death not just for . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Creating opportunities for nurses and giving respect to tradition
By Elizabeth Moore

With the stirring music and sacred smoke of a traditional Native American blessing, the first indigenous nursing research center in the world was dedicated in May 2017 at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Nursing in Tallahassee . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Q: My patient is terminally ill. There may be a treatment, but it isn’t FDA approved. Do patients have a right to try investigational treatments, and what are the ethical implications of administering potentially harmful medications?

A: There are multiple pathways for terminally ill patients to obtain investigational medications . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

By Elizabeth Moore

Traditionally, care coordination has been a central role for nurses, who are key to ensuring patients’ multidimensional needs are being met at the bedside, as they transition from one care setting to the next, and as they live their lives in the community. Opportunities for nurses to . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

By Susan M. Priano, PhD, RN

Nurses employed in U.S. hospitals are at risk for poor health outcomes due to unhealthy lifestyles and their work environment. Ranked by the public as the most trusted professionals and numbering 3.6 million nationwide, RNs have the power to effect behavior change . . .

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