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ANA is keeping the pulse of nursing today.  These videos focus on what nurses have to say, as well as highlighting the work ANA is doing.  Watch the nursing and health videos listed below and stay tuned for more!

ANA Member Voices

Released as part of the 2015 ANA Annual Report, ANA members Michelle Schmerge and Felicia Stokes discuss advocating for nurses and using the revised Code of Ethics in two short videos.

The 2015 ANA Annual Report is a snapshot of some of our achievements and ongoing work to enhance nurses' ability to provide safe, quality care to patients, families and communities, including those that amplified our National Nurses Week theme, "Ethical Practice. Quality Care."

What follows is ANA's story, told in part by nurses who were active in key efforts in 2015.

Why Advocate?

Michelle Schmerge, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, North Carolina Nurses Association

Using the Revised Code of Ethics

Felicia Stokes, JD, RN, Ethics Advisory Board of ANA’s Center for Ethics and Human Rights

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

Creating a culture of safety and utilizing the appropriate technology for all health care workers, including registered nurses, ensures that patients are safe, health and safety is maintained and unnecessary injuries are avoided. This video also contains a call to action and links to Handle with Care and

ANA Presents Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

Protecting Nurses from Injury Nationwide

Protecting Nurses from Injury Nationwide – ANA supports a bill in Congress that would establish a national occupational safety standard eliminating the manual lifting of patients to protect RNs, other health care workers and patients from injury. ANA President Pamela Cipriano urges health care employers to implement standards and educate their staffs on the effective use of technology.

ANA SPHM 90 Final without bill number

Preventing Nurse Injuries

We have the assistive lifting technology and the ability to create a culture of safety to protect nurses and patients from injuries caused by manual patient handling. We must employ these strategies universally to avoid preventable career-threatening injuries to nurses.

Preventing Nurse Injuries

Evaluate Your Health, Wellness and Safety

Take the ANA HealthyNurse Health Risk Appraisal to identify the unique health, wellness and safety risks you encounter in your daily professional and personal lives, and receive a personalized report to compare how you are doing, ANA President Karen Daley encourages.

Evaluate Your Health, Wellness and Safety

Nurses Urge Influenza Vaccination

Nurses urge everyone 6 months and older to get the seasonal influenza vaccination. Immunization is a safe and easy way to prevent illness. The flu can be deadly, especially for people with diseases like asthma and diabetes, but it is preventable. (0:57)

Nurses Urge Influenza Vaccination

Fighting for Nurses Who Speak Up for Patients

The careers and lives of two west Texas nurses were jeopardized when they were prosecuted for reporting a physician at their hospital for unsafe practices. In the end, ethics and justice prevailed, with support from the Texas Nurses Association and ANA. (3:23)

Fighting for Nurses Who Speak Up for Patients

Standing Firm on Health Care Reform

Efforts to repeal or diminish the Affordable Care Act represent a “huge step backwards,” says ANA President Karen Daley, who stands firm on protecting advances in insurance coverage and new emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. (2:38)

Standing Firm on Health Care Reform

Preventing HIV and TB for Health Care Workers

ANA supports efforts to prevent the transmission of communicable disease and provide access to treatment post-exposure. Too many health care workers still are at risk for contracting potentially deadly diseases that are highly preventable, says ANA President Karen Daley. (4:10)

Preventing HIV and TB for Health Care Workers

HOD 2010 - President Obama Speech

President Obama took the stage at ANA’s House of Delegates (HOD) Wednesday June 16 to thank ANA and nurses for their strong commitment to ensuring access to health care and system reform.

HOD 2010 - President Obama Speech,

Part 1

HOD 2010 - President Obama Speech,

Part 2

Nurses on the Frontlines: Ambi Zeller-Hahn Interview

ER nurse Ambi Zeller-Hahn describes patient at risk of stroke who couldn’t afford ER visit or hospital stay.

Nurses on the Frontlines:

Ambi Zeller-Hahn Interview

Nursing Past, Present, Future

Nursing has a rich history, a vibrant present and a compelling future. In this video, ANA Archivist Richard Barry describes the symbols and people that tell nursing’s story.

Nursing Past, Present, Future

ANA CEO Marla J. Weston, Priorities

CEO's vision for ANA's involvement in the healthcare reform debate, addressing the nursing shortage and partnering with the constituent and state nurses associations...

ANA CEO Marla J. Weston,


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