Research and Resources
A multitude of resources are available for COVID-19 education and research. Below are a few key resources ANA relies upon for evidence-based information on COVID-19 education, treatment, and mitigation and future preparedness.
Transforming Together: Implications and Opportunities from the COVID-19 Pandemic for Nursing Education, Practice and Regulation
The Tri-Council for Nursing convened a group of over 120 nursing and healthcare stakeholders across all care settings, functional levels, and sectors, in an interactive virtual summit to identify critical lessons and future opportunities for transforming nursing and health care.
NIH Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines
On April 21, the National Institutes of Health announced the release of COVID-19 treatment guidelines which were developed by an expert panel.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization provides global updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, global campaigns to combat COVID-19, and information on international data, research, and policies to address the pandemic.
APIC webinar: Healthcare preparedness for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) provides evidence based scientific resources and research for infection preventionists and health care professionals. APIC also has COVID-19 pandemic resources on infection control and prevention, you can find their resource portal here.
Free AACN e-learning course: COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS, and Ventilator Resources
The American Association for Critical Care Nurses provides comprehensive resources for the continuing education of nurses within the critical care space. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AACN has generously partnered with ANA for the second installment of our COVID-19 webinar series, Ventilator Care for the Non-ICU nurse. AACN also offers a free four-part e-learning module on Pulmonary, ARDS, and Ventilator Resources available for access through the link in the title above.
Healthcare Emergency Preparedness
ASPR Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) from the US Department of Health and Human Services was created to deliver information and resources for professionals on the frontlines of health care preparedness. This site will link you to a repository of evidence-based resources on emergency preparedness planning and disaster preparedness.
Crisis Standards of Care
A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response: Volume 1: Introduction and CSC Framework (2012) provides a framework for a systems approach to disaster response.
National Academy of Medicine: Crisis Standards of Care
Duty to Plan: Health Care, Crisis Standards of Care, and Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
National Academy of Medicine: Public Health Preparedness and Response
Evidence Based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
National Academy of Medicine: Staffing Considerations
Rapid Expert Consultation on Staffing Considerations for Crisis Standards of Care for the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 28, 2020)
ANCC Testing, Credentialing, Certification, and Licensure COVID-19 Policy FAQs
IMPORTANT NOTICE February 1, 2023: Effective immediately, Live Remote Proctoring (LRP) is no longer offered as scheduling option for any ANCC certification exams. Candidates who are currently scheduled for testing via LRP will not be affected. LRP was made available during the COVID-19 pandemic when testing centers closed and subsequently reopened with limited capacity. All Prometric testing centers are now available with pre-pandemic capacity. To schedule your exam, please visit https://www.prometric.com/ancc.
Explore and access infection prevention and control training and educational resources designed by nurses for nurses to expand your knowledge on IPC guidelines, COVID-19 precautions, and best practices.