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ANCC Announces 2016 Accreditation Premier Program Award Winner

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced today that the American Nurses Association Massachusetts Accredited Approver Unit (ANA MA AU) is the recipient of its 2016 Accreditation Premier Program Award. ANA MA AU was selected as a model of excellence for approving organizations and/or individuals who provide continuing nursing education.

Nursing Coalition Praises Commission on Care Recommendations to Improve Veterans’ Healthcare

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and other registered nurses (RNs) in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) stand ready to be part of the solution to improve veterans' access to timely, quality healthcare by working to their full practice authority as recommended by the Commission on Care in a report to the White House on July 5, said Juan Quintana, DNP, MHS, CRNA, president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).

Nursing Coalition and Veterans Groups Join Forces in Unprecedented Response to VA Proposed Rule to Increase Veterans' Access to Care

At the midpoint of the public comment period, professional nursing and veterans' organizations held a press conference today to demonstrate support and highlight the need for a proposed rule by the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide veterans with direct access to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) practicing to the top of their education and training in VA facilities.

ANA Hails Supreme Court Decision to Protect Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Services

The American Nurses Association (ANA) hailed today's 5-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt case.  At issue were laws passed by the Texas legislature that required physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and forced clinics to meet hospital-like standards of surgical centers. Consequently, more than half of the state's abortion clinics had to close, which unfairly restricted access to reproductive health services.

ANA Hails Decision to Allow Navy Nurse to Resume Full Military Duties

The American Nurses Association (ANA)  applauds recent developments that have allowed a Navy nurse who chose to discontinue force-feeding detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp two years ago, based on well-established professional and ethical obligations, to fully resume his military duties.

American Nurses Association Calls for a Culture of Safety in All Health Care Settings

During National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the American Nurses Association (ANA) is asking nurses to help make their workplaces safer to enhance patient care and nurses' health and well-being.  The emphasis on developing this type of work environment is also reflected in the National Nurses Week theme, "Culture of Safety—It Starts with YOU."

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