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ANA’s 36th president represents a first for men in nursing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANA’s 36th president represents a first for men in nursing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

On Jan. 1, Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, will become the first male president of the American Nurses Association, an organization that has historically been largely female with few men in nursing members.

Although Grant has received nothing but encouragement so far, his two-year presidency will be closely followed by many of the nation’s 4 million nurses.

Grant, who was one of seven candidates running for the position, said this marked the first year in the organization’s history when two men were on the slate for president. Grant believes his victory not only demonstrates the ANA’s desire to reflect the diversity of the patient population nurses serve, but also a gender trend emerging in the workforce.

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ANA Statement in Response to Federal Court Decision in Texas v. Azar – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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ANA Statement in Response to Federal Court Decision in Texas v. Azar – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is deeply disappointed in the ruling of a federal district court in Texas v. Azar, that found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. This ruling puts at risk access to quality, affordable, and accessible health care for the millions of Americans whose lives have improved due to the coverage expansions and consumer protections under the ACA.  This includes the millions of Americans who have a pre-existing condition and some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including low-income children and families.

ANA joins other organizations in urging a stay in this decision and supports an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. ANA remains steadfast in its commitment to advocating for access to high quality, affordable health care for all.

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Flu season is back. Are you ready? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Flu season is back. Are you ready? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Last season, I wrote about plenty of good reasons to get a flu vaccine. Based on Facebook postings and continued conspiracy theory beliefs, it seems like a good candidate for discussion again this year.

If you work in healthcare, you should have gotten your flu vaccine by now. The only exceptions are those who are immune compromised or truly allergic to the ingredients, such as eggs.

If you haven’t gotten your flu shot by now, what are you waiting for? You can walk into your occupational health office and get the shot. You can go to your grocery store in many states and get it from the pharmacist in the pharmacy. You can get it in your provider’s office. You have to go to great lengths to ignore getting it and, at this point, you have no excuses.

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Laura Leigh Ferrio Named to American Nurses Foundation Board of Trustees – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Laura Leigh Ferrio Named to American Nurses Foundation Board of Trustees – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation), the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association, has named Laura Leigh Ferrio, MBA, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC to its Board of Trustees.

“Laura is an accomplished leader who brings valuable experience to our Board,” said Foundation chair Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN, FACCWS. “As a lifelong champion for nurses, she will help the Foundation meet its mission to transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing.”

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Is Your Social Media Activity Hurting Your Nursing Career Path? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Is Your Social Media Activity Hurting Your Nursing Career Path? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Inappropriate use of social media can seriously derail your nursing career path or even destroy your career altogether. Responsible participation in social networking has become an essential part of the nursing profession, especially as a means of self-promotion. However, nursing boards are increasingly taking disciplinary action against nurses for improper use of electronic media, warns American Nurse Today. Posting anything that makes you, the medical facility you work at or the nursing industry look bad could lead to reprimands, job loss or nursing license suspension.

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How do I detect if my patient is a victim of human trafficking? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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How do I detect if my patient is a victim of human trafficking? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Know the signs to help some of your most vulnerable patients.

What you might imagine human trafficking victims to look like can be a completely different picture than the reality of the patient in front of you.

Although human trafficking often brings to mind sex workers, did you know 68% involves the exploitation of forced labor, according to the International Labour Organization?

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Nurse Charting Tips and Tricks to Nailing Patient Charting – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurse Charting Tips and Tricks to Nailing Patient Charting – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Charting in nursing provides a documented medical record of services provided during a patient’s care, including procedures performed, medications administered, diagnostic test results and interactions between the patient and healthcare professionals. Nurses have a tremendous responsibility to accurately complete patient charting, which is vital in preventing medical errors, delivering high-quality patient care and protecting medical staff from liability and malpractice claims.

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How can nurse overcome sleeping on the job accusation? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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How can nurse overcome sleeping on the job accusation? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A home healthcare nurse was allegedly sleeping while caring for a patient and a family member reported him to his employer.

The home care agency fired the nurse and reported the firing to the state board of nursing. When fired, the nurse was told that despite no one being harmed by the sleeping on the job allegation, it is required to report the firing of any employee.

As I have emphasized many times, the state board of nursing’s major responsibility is to protect the public from incompetent and unsafe practice.

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ANA Responds to the Administration’s Report on Reforming America’s Healthcare System – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANA Responds to the Administration’s Report on Reforming America’s Healthcare System – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Departments of the Treasury and Labor, the Federal Trade Commission, and several offices within the White House, has released a report titled Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition. The report is recommendations to improve the health care workforce and labor markets, health care provider markets, health care insurance markets and consumer-driven health care.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased that the report recommends broader scope-of-practice (SOP) statutes for all health care providers, including advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), that allow them to practice to the top of their license and full skill set. ANA is gratified that the report advises eliminating rigid “collaborative practice” and supervision requirements which can impede consumer’s access to care and limit the ability of providers to diagnose and treat a myriad of health care conditions. Removing these barriers to optimal practice is essential for underserved populations and in rural areas where patients rely on APRNs for timely care and lifesaving treatment.

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Nurses, make continuing education part of your routine – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Nurses, make continuing education part of your routine – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Learning, growth and development do not end upon graduation from nursing school.

Continuing education plays a crucial role for nurses, and our digital edition Learn About Trends in Continuing Education offers the latest information to keep you on track.

Find out more about important topics related to continuing education, such as which states require CEs and why interprofessional education matters.

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