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ANA recognizes that educators hold the key to the nursing profession and the healthcare of this nation in your hands.

ANA shows that we believe in you and what you by:

  • Advocating to Congress for nurse educators
  • Requesting nursing workforce development funding
  • Providing free classroom tools
  • Providing instructor modules to make your job easier
  • Providing free review copies for your Course Adoption Program

Tools for Nurse Educators

Faculty Online Community
An online community especially for our members who teach in schools of nursing. This community offers a personalized experience built on networking, sharing and trust. Seek advice and feedback from like-minded colleagues today!

Desk Copies

Complimentary desk copies are available for instructors who adopt an ANA title for course use. One desk copy is available for every 15 copies of each title ordered.

Desk copies are shipped via UPS care of your institution. Desk copies cannot be sent to residences. Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.

Requests for desk copies should be on departmental letterhead or on a standardized university desk copy request form and should include the following information on your school letterhead:

  • title of book
  • instructor's name 
  • title of course
  • semester
  • name of bookstore
  • number of copies ordered and
  • date text order was placed

Fax your desk copy request to 301-628-5342 or mail to:
American Nurses Associations 
c/o Publishing Department 
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400 
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Course Adoption Program
ANA instituted its course adoption program through Nursesbooks.org, the publishing program of ANA, in 2004. Since then hundreds of nationally accredited nursing schools have adopted many of these titles into their coursework.

  • Most popular is the ANA’s Foundation of Nursing Package which contains Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, and Nursing’s Social Policy Statement.
  • Additionally, each of ANA’s specialty Scope & Standards of Practice contained in ANA’s Standard Package are available for review to professors who interested in incorporating these books into their curriculum as supplemental or primary texts.
  • Not all of ANA’s books are available for review under this program. All publications available for review are listed on the review copy request form. There is a limit of four titles per instructor.

Instructor Modules
ANA’s publishing program had developed these products for classroom use:

  • Teaching IOM: Implications of the IOM Reports for Nursing Education Finkelman and Kenner’s (2009) book synthesizes twelve of the Institute of Medicine’s technical reports on quality and health care that have influenced healthcare with regard to improved patient safety, higher quality of care, and reduced errors. Teaching IOM focuses on nursing education strategies, the core competencies derived from these reports, and how to use the reports in the classroom.  A companion Teaching IOM CD-ROM provides additional material for incorporating IOM reports content into curricula and teaching-learning experiences, a sample exam of the critical elements of this content, and an extensive reference and reading list to complement the one in the book.
  • Transformational Eldercare from the Inside Out: Book and Facilitator's Guide James and Linda Henry’s (2006) 160 page easy-to-use facilitator guide is contained on a CD-ROM which can be used with the book. The instructor may adapt any parts of the materials in the guide to make it useful for his or her own training purposes.

Classroom Tools

ANA offers three free products that can be used in the classroom to discuss ANA and the importance of a professional association:

  • Discover Your ANA — This seven-minute member recruitment video explains the tangible and intangible benefits of belonging to ANA through interviews with current members, student nurses, and compelling "on-the-job" footage. 
  • The Importance of Belonging — This brief power point outlines the function of a professional association, the past history and present role of ANA, and the importance of belonging.
  • Educational Materials on Certification and the Magnet Recognition Program® — This page the materials you need to promote certification to student nurses; resources for the professional development of nursing faculty and educators; and Magnet Recognition Program® educational materials.

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