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ANA Committee on Appointments has opened its 2018 Call for Nominations

April 19, 2018

The ANA Committee on Appointments (COA), a Committee of the ANA Board of Directors, has opened its 2018 Call for Nominations for the following positions on ANA Committees and Boards:

·         American Nurses Association – Political Action Committee  Board of Trustees

·         American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board of Directors

·         Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advocacy Board

·         Committee on Bylaws

·         Committee on Honorary Awards

·         Committee on Nursing Practice Standards

·         Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) National Advisory Committee

·         Professional Policy Committee (formerly Reference Committee)

All members are invited to become more involved by seeking out a volunteer leadership position with one of ANA’s Committees and Boards. Serving as a volunteer leader offers great opportunities to build your professional network with other nursing professionals from across the nation. In addition, volunteer leadership provides a necessary level of support to ANA by participating in the association’s governance. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to become involved!

Current members may nominate themselves and/or others to be considered for a Committee or Board position. Please refer to the Committee on Appointments page and the Guide to the Appointments Process, online at All nomination materials must be received by 5:00pm ET on Friday, June 29, 2018.


Provider Training, Tools & Resources for Work with Unintended Pregnancy

April 19, 2018 

Contact: Kara Hinkley, MPP Region Director II, Provide 303-895-7789

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018,


Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 919 7th Street, Greeley, CO

Who: Health Care and Social Service

Providers, Advocates, and Community Partners


 Please RSVP:

 Providing Women Who Experience Unintended Pregnancies with High Quality, Non-DirectiveReferrals

  • Free Training
    • Free CEUs
  • Lunch Provided

 Health and social service providers often serve as a critical link to helping women obtain quality, compassionate care for a range of needs, including reproductive healthcare. These same individuals often don’t have the tools or support to assist women facing unintended pregnancy.

Given this gap, Provide trains providers to offer non-judgmental, all options counseling and referrals to their clients.

Training Objectives:

  • Learn a simple model for effectivereferral-making
  • Identify referral behaviors that respect clients’ confidentiality and right to make their own decisions
  • Understand general barriers for women accessing reproductive healthcare
  • Get the necessary tools to work with clients who are experiencing unintended pregnancy

ANA Enterprise Selects New CEO

April 18, 2018


Silver Spring, MD— The ANA Enterprise today announced the appointment of Dr. Loressa Cole as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  She will assume this role on May 72018. 

In this role, Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, will provide strategic leadership and have responsibility for the operating activities of the Enterprise including management of staff and implementation of programs for the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American Nurses Foundation. 

Dr. Cole is an accomplished senior executive who brings more than 30 years of progressively higher leadership and management experience, most recently as Chief Officer and Executive Vice President of ANCC. ANCC promotes excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs, recognizes healthcare organizations that promote quality patient outcomes, and accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. She has been with ANCC since 2016.  

Previously, Dr. Cole held Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer positions within the Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) Capital Division.  While Chief Nursing Officer at LewisGale MontgomeryHospital, she led the hospital to attain ANCC Magnet® recognition.  Among her many accomplishments, she championed year-over-year improvement in employee engagement and reduction in nursing turnover, as well as implemented several specialty and  Service Excellence programs that helped establish the regional health system as a Joint Commission Top Performer and earned Leapfrog “A” rating for hospital safety.

“Dr. Cole is well prepared to lead and strengthen the evolving ANA Enterprise. She was selected from a field of outstanding candidates to fulfill this top leadership role for nursing,” said ANA President Pamela F.  Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. “She brings proven leadership as a seasoned healthcare executive and as the current Executive Vice President of ANCC. She demonstrates the vision, creativity, passion for nursing, and strong business acumen to leverage the strengths of ANA’s entities to enhance and grow the Enterprise.” 


How to Survive Bullies during Your Early Years as an RN April 26, 2018

April 17, 2018 11 am - 12:30 pm MST 

FREE WEBINAR:  April 26, 2018 How to Survive Bullies during Your Early Years as an RN

Register Here

This live, free and interactive webinar is specifically designed for RNs who have been practicing for five or fewer years.  This is a time when you may feel you do not have the skills, experience and power to recognize and effectively deal with bullies in the clinical area. It doesn't have to be that way. 

This webinar will help you to:

  • Recognize the common causes of bullying among nurses
  • Spot the tactics a bully uses – it is not all in your head!
  • Set limits:  Deciding for yourself what is acceptable and what is not
  • Open a dialog with the bully:  How to bring courage and calmness to the situation
  • Confront the bully: The best way to call-out the behavior
  • Know when and how to escalate your concerns to your manager
  • Thrive in spite of a challenging work environment:  Taking care of yourself

Register Here


Get started with the ANA Career Center now!

April 17, 2018

In our fast-moving world, jobs can be filled before you even knew they were available. When you are ready for a new opportunity, you need the most current information at your fingertips. ANA members like you have access to our Career Center, where employers go to recruit qualified, talented nurses working in all areas of health care; you can post your resume and set up alerts to find new openings in your area.
You'll find resources at the Career Center to help you navigate all aspects of the job application process, from creating your resume to following up after an interview. If you have specific questions, you can talk to ANA's career experts and get the edge you need. It's all a part of being an ANA member - we want you to succeed. 
Visit ANA's career center today and find your next nursing job! 

Best regards,


Debbie Dawson Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN

ANA Executive Director/EVP

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