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Advancing nursing to improve health care for all

We’re here to improve patient care through supporting both individuals and organizations to advance the nursing profession. From advocating in the halls of Congress, to setting the bar for credentialing worldwide, the ANA Enterprise exists to give every nurse the best chance of success.

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Practice and policy

Explore the foundations of what makes nursing the most trusted profession in the U.S., with information from nursing practice and policy, to nursing positions on ethics and innovation.

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Certification

Are you interested in AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, Family NP, Med-Surg, or other nursing certifications?

Certification validates that you have the skills needed to succeed in this ever-changing profession and ANCC has many certification options. Earn credentials as an expert in your specialty, and become the nurse you want to be.

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Membership

Joining the American Nurses Association (ANA) is the best thing you can do for your career – and adds value to nursing as a whole. By uniting with the best nurses in the U.S., you’ll access development opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else and show pride in your profession.

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Education & events

Realize your ambitions and expand your nursing knowledge, with tools to suit your learning style. From e-learning to online courses, it’s never been easier to fit more learning into your busy life.

Plus, don’t miss out on industry-leading conferences from ANA and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to learn from the best nurses in the world.

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Get involved

Make a difference, and play your part in improving health care for everyone.

By working together, we can improve the lives of nurses – and assure the very best patient outcomes.

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FAQs

Get the information you need, with responses to our most commonly asked questions.

From credentialing to funding queries, get the answers here.

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The ANA Enterprise

Together, we are stronger. The ANA Enterprise combines the unique strengths of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation to empower the nation’s 3.6 million registered nurses.

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ANA

ANA has been championing the interests of registered nurses for more than  100 years – and we’re going to do much more.

From advocacy to supporting nurses at all career stages, see how we’re looking to the future.

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ANCC

Don’t settle for less than the gold standard in nurse credentialing.

Breathe new life into your career or organization, with the prestige of ANCC credentialing.

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American Nurses Foundation

We are the only philanthropic organization to support all U.S. nurse interests.

Together we can transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing.

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News

It has always been important for nurses to keep up-to-speed on the very latest developments in nursing and health care. Now, all these vital updates are in one place. See the very latest news from ANA Enterprise, ANA, ANCC and the Foundation.

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Resources

Discover books, tools, and courses to help nurses and organizations thrive.

From scholarships to periodicals, see what we can do for you.

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