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Reduce Bullying: Free Webinar for Nursing Leaders

March 5, 2019

There are actions nursing leaders can take to help lessen occurrences of bullying in the workplace and provide support to RNs who are vulnerable. The free webinar, Start Now to Reduce One of the Most Significant Challenges in Nursing: Bullying in the Workplace, held April 11, 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET, will give you the tools you need to make a difference.

Topics covered include:

  • Small actions you can take right now to address bullying
  • How to get your staff involved in positive, productive ways
  • Ways to support the most vulnerable populations: early career and older RNs
  • How to recognize what is going on and intervene when you are removed from day-to-day bullying situations 
  • Self-inventory and knowing how you are perceived: you can't bully others into being more civil

Register by March 1 to receive a free mini e-book, How to Address Difficult Communications...positively.


 U.S. Measles Outbreak: ANA and CDC Resources

February 8, 2019

In January, 79 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 10 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Measles was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all children get two doses of MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.

In a given year, more measles cases can occur for any of the following reasons: an increase in the number of travelers who get measles abroad and bring it into the U.S., or further spread of measles in U.S. communities with pockets of unvaccinated people.

ANA has a long-standing policy supporting immunizations. ANA believes nurses have a professional and ethical obligation to be immunized -- it protects the health of the nurse, patients, and the community. Nurses work in environments where they are exposed to many communicable diseases and infections, so it's especially important to have the following vaccines:

  • Seasonal influenza 
  • Tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis (Tdap) 
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella

Read ANA's Immunization Position Statement

Additional measles resources from the CDC: 


HRSA Grant Opportunity: Advanced Nurse Practitioner Residency

January 21, 2019

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2019 Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR) funding opportunity. The application cycle closes March 4.  

The purpose of the ANE-NPR program is to prepare and increase the number of new nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary care practice in community-based settings through clinical- and academic-focused 12-month nurse practitioner residency programs. 

Preference will be considered for projects that benefit rural or underserved populations. The HRSA Grant number is HRSA-19-001.

To learn more about the ANE-NPR grant and see complete requirements, visit this page on

ANA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Gun Bill

January 21, 2018

ANA applauds the introduction of the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation expands current background checks processes to ensure that unlicensed dealers and manufacturers do not sell guns to individuals prohibited from owning firearms.

Nurses represent the frontlines of care during every mass shooting, homicide, suicide, accidental shooting, and other acts of violence, providing direct care at the bedside to victims and their families. As such, nurses have long pushed for action to enhance the background check system to prevent potentially dangerous individuals from obtaining firearms. This bipartisan legislation is a step in the right direction.

Call for Public Comment: Nursing Care and Do Not Resuscitate Decisions

January 21, 2019

The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board seeks public comment on the proposed position statement, Nursing Care and Do-Not-Resuscitate Decisions The deadline for comments is  February 20, 2019.

Please use this opportunity to contribute to ANA's focus on transparency and recognition of the important insights of public examination of its products. Please share this announcement with colleagues, students, health care consumers and other stakeholders.

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