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Humana and Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation:

Sharing a bold vision for nurses’ well-being Storytelling and providing support to one another have emerged as powerful motivators toward improved health and well-being for nurses at Humana Inc. Mutual support is embedded in the culture...

Academy designates five nurse leaders as Living Legends

The American Academy of Nursing will officially designate five exceptional leaders as Living Legends at the Academy’s Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference in Washington, DC, on October 24. As change agents and champions, these...

Time to end nurse abuse

Resources and efforts to prevent workplace violence. Virtually every nurse has experienced or witnessed some degree of workplace violence. For Donna Fountain, PhD, RN, the first incident occurred many years ago when she was a...

Does a professional code of ethics matter?

To: Ethics inbox From: Concerned RN Subject: Applying the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements I’ve been a nurse for a few years and I’m having a difficult time understanding if the Code of...
Child with measles

What’s new about measles?

Measles has been in the news frequently this year given recent outbreaks of this vaccine-preventable disease. Before the measles vaccine was introduced in 1963, an estimated 3 to 4 million people in the United...

Appropriate staffing = safe, quality care

ANA, nurses work on range of efforts to address this nursing priority. When asked why appropriate staffing was so important, Tracy Viers, MSN, RN, CCRN, didn’t hesitate for a second. “The bottom line is it’s all...

Nurses focus on public health and other timely issues

Stopping outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, providing guidance to nurses on medical aid-in-dying issues, and comprehensively addressing the public health crisis of human trafficking are the aims of three significant actions taken by representatives to...

ANA on the Frontline, September 2019

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: Appropriate staffing Measles update Code of ethics Maternal...

Oh, the drama! Misconceptions about nurses on TV

To: Ethics inbox From: BSN, RN from Rochester, New York Subject: Portrayal of nurses on television I am writing as a concerned RN. I recently viewed a new TV show and am deeply disturbed at the portrayal...

SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA celebrates 45 years

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) at the American Nurses Association (ANA) kicked off its 45th year of preparing minority nurses for leadership roles in psychiatric mental...

ANA Mentorship Program: Class of 2018-2019

New and experienced nurses double up to broaden their horizons. Alexandria Jones-Patten, MSN, MBA, RN, has had great mentors during her nursing career—but only one of them told her when she needed a break. That...

ANA on the Frontline, July 2019

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: ANA-ANCC conferences New mentorship program National awards Ethics...

ANA on the Frontline: Sparks fly at ANA-ANCC conferences

Nurses come together to improve practice, work environments, and healthcare. While one speaker encouraged nurses to find their “inner spark,” the energy among nurses was already palpable as they came together to learn, share, network,...