Thursday July 28th 2016

In the spotlight

June 25, 2016: Taking action at the Membership Assembly

Before the Membership Assembly came to a close, representatives took action on measures aimed at improving care to [Read More]

Membership Assembly: Addressing patient engagement, substance use

The June 24 afternoon session of the Membership Assembly kicked off with a riveting keynote address by Knitasha [Read More]

June 24, 2015: ANA’s Membership Assembly — Shaping the future

Nearly 300 representatives to the American Nurses Association’s Membership Assembly and observers convened this [Read More]

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Featured Articles

ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, the American Nurses Association asked RNs to help make their workplaces safer to enhance patient care and nurses’ health and well-being. The emphasis on developing this type of work environment was reflected in the National Nurses Week theme, “Culture of [Read More]

Collaboration, connection key to culture of safety in mental health care

Safely and effectively addressing the needs of patients with mental health and behavioral disorders is an important part of nursing practice. RNs caring for the mentally ill can draw on a variety of effective methods and resources to promote a culture of safety in their work environment, a goal [Read More]

Cultivating mindfulness

Mindfulness is a powerful approach to self-care. It’s purposefully paying attention in the present moment with a sense of acceptance and nonjudgment. Not being mindful or aware of the present moment due to immense pressure as a part of the job can cause unmanaged stress. Unmanaged stress can have [Read More]

Panel assembles to examine issues in palliative and hospice nursing

The American Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association have embarked on an innovative partnership in jointly convening the 2016 Palliative and Hospice Nursing Professional Issues Panel. More than 250 nurses, both RN and APRN participants, applied to the widely [Read More]

President’s Perspective

EHRs and the glide path to value

Ask any health care professional about pain points in current care settings and at the top of most lists is “the EHR.” We have a love-hate relationship with electronic health records, yet very few would concede paper was better. The vision of a connected world, however, has fallen far short of expectations. Like most other [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

Discrimination, board leadership and full practice authority among new content

New articles and a Legislative Column are on the way this spring in OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. More than a decade before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as an African-American teenager from Baltimore, MD, Esther McCready challenged [Read More]

APRN Focus

Recognizing quality care

Two notable reports on safety and quality from the Institute of Medicine — “To Err Is Human” and “Crossing the Quality Chasm” — have made a substantial impact on health care over the past [Read More]