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.
On April 21, the National Institutes of Health announced the release of COVID-19 treatment guidelines which were developed by an expert panel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response: Volume 1: Introduction and CSC Framework (2012) provides a framework for a systems approach to disaster response.
Duty to Plan: Health Care, Crisis Standards of Care, and Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
Evidence Based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
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.