WEEK FOUR: Community Engagement
Discover tips, tools and resources to encourage community engagement during week four of nurses month, a month long celebration of nurses and the art of nursing.
RNAction – Add Your Voice!
ANA works closely with federal and state leaders to ensure that nurses’ needs are always top of mind when drafting relevant legislation. But we don’t do it alone. Last year, more than 16,000 nurses and nursing advocates joined RNAction, sending over 60,000 letters to Congress. You too can help. Add your voice and impact the future of all nurses! Visit the RNAction Center and YouTube for “Advocacy Quick Takes” – short videos that provide the information you need to act.
Addressing Racism in Nursing
ANA is taking meaningful action for its own past actions that have negatively impacted nurses of color and working with leading nursing organizations to address the issue of racism in nursing. Learn how you can get involved and find resources for change.
Root Out Racism in Nursing – Allyship Webinar
Despite calls to end racism in the nursing profession, many nurses of color continue to encounter barriers from this issue in the workplace. Sign up for this Navigate Nursing webinar – Actionable Allyship to Address Racism in Nursing – and explore ways to overcome resistance and empower yourself and your colleagues to root out racism in the health care setting. Free for ANA members. Register today!
The statistics are staggering: 1 of every 4 nurses is abused in the workplace. It’s time to raise awareness of this underreported epidemic in the community. Join with ANA to educate the public and galvanize action. Lobby to improve federal standards, send an #EndNurseAbuse legislation letter to lawmakers, and share statistics on workplace violence. Find all the resources you need, Together, we can #EndNurse Abuse.
ANA Project Firstline
Created for nurses, by nurses, ANA Project Firstline is a collaboration between ANA and the CDC to provide FREE infection prevention and control (IPC) training to nurses like you. Resources and education opportunities will prepare you to protect yourself, your patients and your community from infection disease threats. Be sure to access IPC training courses and see how you can make an impact in your community while earning CNE.
Partners in Obesity Care
The way we think, talk, and care about obesity and its impact on our communities is changing.
Novo Nordisk is proud to partner with ANA and the Nurses Obesity Network to recommend a variety of free tools and resources that will empower you to better understand, and engage in conversations about, obesity and treatment options.
Support Nurses for the Vital Role They Play
All year long, nurses go above and beyond to care for patients and families. Nurses Month is the perfect time to say “thank you” to nurses for the vital role they play. The American Nurses Foundation funds resources and programs to help nurses stay mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy so they can keep helping patients heal. Donate or text your donation to 20222. Text THANKS to donate $50. Text CARE to donate $25. Text RN to donate $10. Confirm when prompted.
Herzing University is dedicated to nurses and hosting a Pack the Pantry event at all of their campuses from May 1 to May 31, 2023. To help all students “Make A Difference” during this national nurses month. Pack the Pantry in your own community and make a difference with Herzing today! Explore Herzing University’s Programs
The future of healthcare: 5 things that nurses want and need
Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, was one year into his tenure as president of the American Nurses Association (ANA) when the pandemic hit, launching healthcare, and the nursing profession in particular, into a very challenging time. In his last official interview as President of the ANA, Dr. Ernest Grant – the first man to hold this position in the organization’s 126-year history – speaks candidly with Medline, a founding ANA Corporate Advisory Board member, about the top five things nurses really want for the future of healthcare. Watch his interview here.
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