Announcements

Announcements

  • Tonisha J. Melvin, Director-at-Large of ANA is Among Top African American Healthcare Leaders

    The best healthcare delivery requires leadership from diverse backgrounds and experiences. This list highlights African Americans who have taken on leadership roles across the country at hospitals and health systems as well as in national organizations. Both established and emerging leaders are featured on this list. These individuals influence how their organizations approach healthcare delivery, develop healthcare policy and advocate for the next generation of leaders.
  • Defining Hope Film Wins Sharecare Award

    Defining Hope, a film made by Carolyn Jones with support from the American Nurses Foundation, won the Sharecare Award for excellence in health and wellness programming in the Caregiving/End of Life category. The Sharecare Awards, in association with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter, seeks to inspire and honor the creators and supporters of broadcast and digital media health productions and programs that demonstrate sharing care.

    Defining Hope follows patients with life-threatening illness as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for, and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. 

    If you'd like to watch Defining Hope, find ways to access the film here.
  • ANA CEO Comments to Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030

    Good afternoon, and congratulations on the formation and your selection to this important committee. Thank you for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the ANA Enterprise. I am Dr. Loressa Cole, Chief Executive Officer of the American Nurses Association Enterprise whose vision centers around building a healthier world through the power of nursing.

    The Enterprise is comprised of parent company ANA and its subsidiary organizations the American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Nurses Foundation. Representing ALL nurses, ANA engages in practice, policy and advocacy work dedicated to improving health and wellness by advancing the nursing profession. ANCC is dedicated to promoting excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing. American Nurses Foundation – seeks to transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing via philanthropy. The entire ANA enterprise, along with our state nurses’ associations, stand ready to engage with the committee in a robust dialogue on the future of nursing.
  • AAN Announces NAM Scholar-in-Residence

    Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been selected as the National Academy of Medicine Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence for the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Study.

    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence, supported for nearly 30 years by the American Academy of Nursing (Academy), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the American Nurses Foundation (Foundation), is a year-long opportunity for a fellow of the Academy to engage with nurse leaders and other scholars at NAM while helping to develop health policy at the federal level.
  • Support and Share: Time’s Up Healthcare Goals

    In healthcare, we know that lives are saved by outstanding clinical teams that are diverse, inclusive, respectful, and equitable. That's why ANA is one of the FIRST organizations to step up, partner with Time's Up Healthcare and have past ANA President Pam Cipriano serve on the Advisory Council.

    Together, we can create safe, fair and dignified work environments. #EndNurseAbuse
  • ANA Responds to Vanderbilt Nurse Incident

    A former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow for reckless homicide and impaired adult abuse charges after mistakenly administering the wrong medication that killed an elderly patient in 2017.  The American Nurses Association (ANA) extends its sincerest condolences to the family of the patient who died and to all those who are suffering because of this event.

    ANA supports a full and confidential peer review process in which medical errors can be examined and system improvements and corrective action plans can be established to ensure that errors such as this do not occur in the future. Swift and appropriate action should and must always be taken when medical errors occur.
  • Call for Public Comment: Nurses Role in Requests for Aid in Dying

    The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board seeks public comment on the proposed position statement, The Nurse's Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying.  The deadline for comments is  April 8, 2019.

    Please use this opportunity to contribute to ANA's focus on transparency and recognition of the important insights of public examination of its products. Please share this announcement with colleagues, students, health care consumers and other stakeholders.
  • Measles and Immunization Talking Points and Resources

    In January alone, there were 79 confirmed cases of measles, a disease declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. As nurses, it is our responsibility to educate patients on recommended vaccines. Immunization promotes optimal health and protects the public from various preventable diseases. Here are a few talking points and resources for your members and the press.
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Appoints Rebecca Graystone New Vice President

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which promotes excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs, announced the appointment of Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC, as the new vice president of the Magnet Recognition® and Pathway to Excellence® Programs. In this role, Graystone will be responsible for the vision, governance and operations of all current and future credentialing programs recognizing nursing excellence at the organization, department or unit level.

    Graystone has over 26 years of acute care nursing practice and leadership experience and has been with ANCC since 2012. During her tenure, she has managed the day-to-day operations of the Magnet Recognition Program and provided content expertise and analysis to applicants, commissioners, appraisers, Magnet organizations, Magnet Program and ANCC office staff. She has also presented extensively on Magnet and nursing excellence topics and teaches numerous program guidance courses sponsored by the program.
  • SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENT: Nursing Care and Do-Not-Resuscitate Decisions

    The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board seeks public comment on the proposed position statement, Nursing Care and Do-Not-Resuscitate Decisions.  The deadline for comments is  February 20, 2019.

    Please use this opportunity to contribute to ANA's focus on transparency and recognition of the important insights of public examination of its products. Please share this announcement with colleagues, students, health care consumers and other stakeholders.
  • Free upcoming webinar

    Early Career Nurses:  Please sign up for this upcoming free webinar:  How to Survive Bullies during Your Early Years as an RN, Part 2.  It doesn’t matter if you were able to attend part one in the Spring of 2018 – the all-new content will help you with the persistent problem of bullying in the workplace. It is being held on December 7, 2018 between 1 - 2:30 pm ET.

     
    Please register here:  https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1851711/A357ED7420F3C17682FE41BE3C67058D
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  • Free upcoming webinar

    Early Career Nurses:  Please sign up for this upcoming free webinar:  How to Survive Bullies during Your Early Years as an RN, Part 2.  It doesn’t matter if you were able to attend part on in the Spring of 2018 – the all-new content will help you with the persistent problem of bulling in the workplace. It is being held on December 7, 2018 between 1 - 2:30 pm ET.

     
    Please register here:  https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1851711/A357ED7420F3C17682FE41BE3C67058D
  • ANA is pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved Mentorship Program!

    The ANA Mentorship Program is the latest addition to an expanding line-up of our services to support ANA members' professional development needs.

    This structured program has specific criteria and guidelines to help ensure a positive and productive experience. Members enroll online as mentors or mentees. ANA staff will match members and communicate these matches and appropriate next steps.  The ANA Mentorship Program is an exclusive ANA member benefit with no cost associated with it.

    The Class of 2018-2019 Mentoring Program will launch on September 26, 2018 and continue through March 29, 2019.

    Don't miss this opportunity!

    Enroll as a mentor or mentee by September 7, 2018.

    You will be asked to complete a series of demographic questions so that we can make just the right match. You can also take a look at the Mentoring Program FAQs here.

    After you enroll, The ANA Mentoring Program Team will match you to a mentor or mentee and notify you by email of the match and next steps to take.

    If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to us at mentoring@ana.org.