ANA defines a healthy nurse as one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal and professional wellbeing. A healthy nurse lives life to the fullest capacity, across the wellness/illness continuum, as they become stronger role models, advocates, and educators, personally, for their families, their communities and work environments, and ultimately for their patients.
Nurses at 3.6 million strong and the most trusted profession, have the power to make a difference! By choosing nutritious foods and an active lifestyle, managing stress, living tobacco-free, getting preventive immunizations and screenings, and choosing protective measures such as wearing sunscreen and bicycle helmets, nurses can set an example on how to BE healthy.
Accessible to all registered nurses and RN students, ANA is providing a comprehensive health risk appraisal (HRA) in collaboration with Pfizer Inc, free of charge. This HIPAA-compliant HRA gives nurses real-time data on their health, safety, and wellness, personally and professionally. Nurses can compare their results to national averages and ideal standards. Upon completion of the HRA, nurses can access a web wellness portal. The HRA builds nursing data, inclusive of all ages and both sexes. Although the HRA is still open, preliminary results are now available through a new Executive Summary.
Just think, if all 3.6 million registered nurses increase their personal wellness and that of just some of their family, community, co-workers and patients, what a healthier world we would live in!
ANA has demonstrated its commitment to "Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™" and safe and healthy work environments through our Nursing Practice and Work Environment department. We are here to assist you on your wellness journey, increasing safe and healthy personal and professional practices.
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