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ANA Enterprise Releases 2022 Annual Impact Report

Shannon McClendon, 

SILVER SPRING, MD – The ANA Enterprise – the family of organizations comprised of the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) – has released its 2022 Annual Impact Report. The report tells the story of urgent work and visionary programs that advance the nursing profession and champion the nation’s more than 4 million registered nurses. 

“I speak on behalf of ANA, ANCC and the Foundation when I say that it is the ultimate privilege and honor to work on behalf of nurses,” said ANA Enterprise CEO Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. “Even as COVID-19 retreats, we will remain in lockstep with all nurses to ensure that they have continuous access to training and education, safe and just work environments, and full practice authority to meet the daily demands of providing safe and quality patient care.” 

In 2022, the ANA Enterprise worked together with nurses in solving big challenges and ensuring their professional success.

  • American Nurses Assocaition: While launching a journey of racial reconciliation for the association’s past harms against nurses of color, ANA also identified 150 actionable, real-time strategies for nurse staffing challenges and called on Congress to pass critical legislation to support the nursing workforce.
  • American Nurses Foundation: The Foundation surveyed thousands of nurses on the frontlines of COVID-19 and received millions in funding from generous donors to support grants for nurse-led programs.
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center: ANCC reached hundreds of thousands of nurses and organizations globally through designations, accreditations, and certifications, all aimed at achieving the highest standards of nursing practice.

As a collective, the ANA Enterprise supported the vast and ongoing efforts to end COVID-19. We urged all eligible children and adults to get vaccinated and boosted to reduce the risk of further infections and to relieve overwhelmed health care systems and exhausted nurses. 

We will never forget the heavy toll of COVID-19 on the nursing profession, and we will continue to call on all levels of government to establish an infrastructure that is always prepared for public health emergencies,” said Dr. Cole. “The world is seeing in real-time the countless ways that nurses contribute to society, education, public health, science, and the health of all communities. Our work as a collective Enterprise counts more than ever before to ensure that the nursing workforce of today and the future is prepared, supported, and celebrated. For their undeniable contributions to health care, nurses deserve nothing less.” 

To learn more and join us in supporting the nursing profession, please read the full 2022 ANA Enterprise Annual Impact Report.  


About the ANA Enterprise 

The ANA Enterprise is the organizing platform of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation. The ANA Enterprise leverages the combined strength of each to drive excellence in practice and ensure nurses’ voice and vision are recognized by policy leaders, industry influencers and employers. From professional development and advocacy, credentialing and grants, and products and services, the ANA Enterprise is the leading resource for nurses to arm themselves with the tools, information, and network they need to excel in their individual practices. In helping individual nurses succeed—across all practices and specialties, and at each stage of their careers—the ANA Enterprise is lighting the way for the entire profession to succeed. 

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