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The American Nurses Association (ANA) condemns the Trump administration’s proposal to change how Title X family planning funds are allocated. The proposal, to be filed by the Department of Health and Human Services, would impose a “domestic gag rule” for providers that receive Title X family planning funding.
The Nominating Committee of the ANCC Board of Directors currently seeks nominations for appointments to the Commission on Accreditation (COA), Commission on Magnet® Recognition (COM), and Commission on Pathway to Excellence® (COPE), which serve as the governing bodies for their respective ANCC programs.
National Nurses Week is observed each year from May 6 through May 12 and recognizes the significant contributions nurses make to improve the health of the nation.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded Pentec Health the 2018 ANCC Pathway Award™, sponsored by Cerner.
This year’s 12 honorees include two registered nurses who will be inducted into ANA’s Hall of Fame, and ten registered nurses who will receive Honorary Awards. A ceremony to honor the 12 award recipients will be held on Friday, June 22, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., during ANA’s Membership Assembly.
ANA is pleased that The Joint Commission has issued a Sentinel Event Alert on physical and verbal violence against health care workers. They reinforce the urgency to halt the cycle of harm and prevent, handle, and heal from incidents of violence in the workplace. In particular, we welcome its recommendations to employers to help reduce the incidence of violence across all health care settings and roles.
The ANA Enterprise today announced the appointment of Dr. Loressa Cole as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She will assume this role on May 7, 2018.
We are pleased that Congress provided additional resources to fight the crisis and also recognized the importance of having a workforce that is ready to meet the challenges of our care health care environment, providing an additional $20 million for nurse workforce development programs.
Enthusiasm, persistence, passion, determination – those are just some of the qualities that can help nurses who want to bring their innovative ideas to fruition, according to panelists at a morning session on the last day of the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference in Orlando. The panelists also shared their personal journeys in innovation, their work, and some practical and inspiring strategies with conference attendees.
Participants are gathering in Orlando, FL, through March 23 to learn about and share successful strategies and real-world innovations around quality, safety, and staffing that they can bring back to their own facilities.
ANA applauds the introduction of The Safe Staffing for Nurse and Patient Safety Act of 2018 in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The legislation requires Medicare-participating hospitals to form committees, comprised of at least 55 percent direct care nurses, to create and implement unit specific nurse-to-patient ratio staffing plans. This staffing approach will benefit patients, registered nurses (RNs) and hospitals by decreasing adverse health events, nurse turnover, and costly hospital readmissions.
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