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Healthy Nurse

A Healthy nurse is a nurse who takes care of his or her personal health, safety, and wellness and lives life to their fullest capacity. A HealthyNurse™ is a better role model, educator, and advocate – personally, for the family, for the community, for the work environment, and for the patient.

However, nurses are not healthy overall. Stress, work shift demands, poor nutrition, and poor exercise practices have contributed to a growing and serious issue for the profession, nurses themselves – and even their patients.

The Foundation has prioritized helping nurses be healthier.

Get our simple tip-sheet for being a healthier you. Download it for yourself and share it with your colleagues, friends, and family!

Watch for upcoming tools and webinars. Sign up to be the first to know when new HealthyNurse information is posted.

You Can Help Nurses Be Healthy by supporting the HealthyNurse Fund.

Learn more about ANA's Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation program.


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