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Immunization, human trafficking, ethics among top issues at ANA Membership Assembly

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.

New BOD Members 2019

American Nurses Association Elects 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. 

ANA President Ernest Grant, ANA Enterprise CNO Debbie Hatmaker, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), ANA Enterprise CEO Loressa Cole on Hill Day

Nurses and other stakeholders head to the Hill to advocate

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.

Lisa Ousley (right) accepts her 1st place award at the NursePitch event from ANA’s Bonnie Clipper.

Pitching, innovating and motivating at ANA and ANCC conferences

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.”

Audience at ANA and ANCC conferences

ANA and ANCC conferences spark innovation and excellence

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.

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