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In the new position statement The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Medical Aid in Dying, ANA provides guidance for almost 1 million registered nurses in the U.S. impacted by medical aid in dying laws.
ANA’s Membership Assembly came to a close today but not until representatives took action on several compelling and critical issues focused on patient care, public health, nurses in the news, and student nurses. About 360 nurses, observers and other leaders attended the two-day governance meeting in Washington, DC. Eligible representatives also elected national leaders.
The voting representatives of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly elected leaders to serve on the board of directors and nominations and elections committee. All terms of office begin on January 1, 2020.
The representatives of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly acted on several compelling and critical issues focused on patient care and public health.
In his opening remarks, ANA President Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, the first man elected to hold the office, spoke of the important work that takes place when nurses gather at ANA’s Membership Assembly to collaboratively address relevant issues, advance the profession and strengthen ANA.
As part of ANA’s annual Hill Day, nurses, students and other leaders are meeting today with members of Congress and their staff to build support for federal legislation addressing workplace violence, funding for nurse workforce development programs, and APRNs’ ability to order home health care services.
Many nurses attending the ANA and ANCC conferences started their day on April 26 with a pitch – actually five pitches – from nurse innovators competing for monetary prizes at ANA’s live, interactive version of the TV show, “Shark Tank.”
When describing what makes a good leader and excellent – or “platinum” service, opening keynote speaker on April 25, Simon T. Bailey, talked about things like finding one’s spark and purpose at work, and creating an environment of love, kindness and connectedness.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 ANA Innovation Awards powered by BD.
ANA helps launch a national campaign that aims to improve health care globally by raising the profile of nurses.
The American Nurses Association established National Nurses Week in 1993 to celebrate nurses' impact and to thank nurses for enriching our lives and the world we live in. Join the celebration May 6-12.
Comments of Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030
March 20, 2019
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