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Reducing stress to promote clinician well-being

When the stakes are high, as they generally are in health care, it follows that the stress levels of RNs and other clinicians also are high....

New, curated resource of RN workforce data: ANA Nurses by the Numbers

The 2016 edition of ANA’s Nurses by the Numbers™ is the first of a new series from the American Nurses Association (ANA) that pulls...

Contribute to building nursing research and enhancing safe, quality practice

This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise embarked on a 12-month campaign dedicated to providing registered nurses (RNs) with information and resources to...

Call for action: Nurses lead and transform palliative care

America’s demographics are changing, as is the healthcare system that supports every person, family, community, and population. Across the nation, calls for healthcare reform focus on...

From the ethics inbox: Reporting a sentinel event

Note from the editor: This new recurring department presents selected emails that ANA has received from nurses, along with responses from the ANA Center...

Nurses lead in fighting opioid crisis

Nowhere in the nation are we immune to the ravages of the opioid epidemic. The crisis has struck our cities, suburbs, and rural communities. Across party...

Immunizations: A nursing tradition

The fall and winter seasons are filled with traditions associated with Back to School, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and other holidays. Immunizations, for influenza...

Partnerships bring infection prevention practices to nurses

Spurred by the 2014 Ebola crisis and such emerging threats as Zika virus and antibiotic resistance, ANA is partnering with leading public health organizations to give registered nurses...

Developing a leadership legacy

Leadership means different things to different people. For example, it might be a position of authority or perceived power. It might be a role on a team or...

Political advocacy: A passion for shaping health care and our practice

We are engaged in a high-stakes profession—serving on the frontlines as essential players throughout our patients’ healthcare journeys, and invariably the first and last lines of defense for...

The critical role of nurses in promoting immunization for adults

Children aren’t the only ones who need vaccines. Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are particularly at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet immunization coverage levels for...
career options for nurse educators

Incorporating the consumer voice to advance health policy

“Even in an age of hype, calling something ‘the blockbuster drug of the century’ grabs our attention. In this case, the ‘drug’ is actually...

Medical alert: Delirium do’s and don’ts

Delirium is a state of confusion and altered level of consciousness that comes on suddenly and lasts for hours or even weeks before resolving. A serious and often...