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|January 14, 2020 ||
For the 18th year in a row, Americans rate the honesty and ethics of nurses highest among a list of professions that Gallup asks U.S. adults to assess annually. Currently, 85 percent of Americans say nurses' honesty and ethical standards are "very high" or "high," essentially unchanged from the 84 percent who said the same in 2018.
Lobby Day will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 and the Conference on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. ANA\C Board of Directors invites ANA\C members and all interested CA nurses to attend our joint event to learn and empower nurses on how to increase our voices in policy development and politics.
Early Bird Registration is now available. Click here.
- Networking Reception for Conference Attendees on Monday, April 20, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Keynote: Janet Haebler, MSN, RN- ANA Senior Associate Director, Policy & State Government Affairs
- Panel discussions
- Exhibit Hall - Featuring nursing schools, potential employers and vendors
- Awards Luncheon - Honoring leaders in nursing and the community
- Poster Abstracts
- ANA\C Business Meetings include: Open Board Meeting, Bylaws Hearing and General Assembly, and much more!
Submit an Abstract for the Conference Poster Session
Interested in submitting an abstract?
Submit your abstract today and share your knowledge and best practices. Abstract submission deadline: February 13, 2020.
Click here to submit an abstract.
Nominate a Colleague for an ANA\C Award
Honor a nursing colleague! Nominate a Registered Nurse for an ANA\C award. Award Nomination deadline: February 21, 2020.
Click here to submit a nomination.
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
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The ANA\C Advocacy Institute is an 8-month program for members in good standing, who demonstrate a passion for policy development and advocacy and understanding of the state legislative processes with a specific focus on advancing the profession of nursing through policy, legislation, and regulations.
Deadline for Application: January 31, 2020
CEU: 20 HOURS
Registration Fee: $599
Includes lodging for three nights, two breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner plus wine and cheese at networking reception.
Click here for more information and to apply now.
Join us in Fresno on February 22, 2020 for ANA\C's regional board meeting for an opportunity to network and hear updates from all Officers, Directors and Executive Director about their work and plans for the future, as well as an update from ANA\C's lobbyist. Light refreshments will be provided.
Register to attend for free.
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You've done it again! For 18 years straight, nursing has been named the most honest and ethical profession!
The ANA Nominations and Elections Committee has issued a Call for Nominations for Board of Directors and Directors-at-Large positions:
ANA Board of Directors:
Nomination Period: December 6, 2019 - January 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
- (2) Directors-at-Large
- (1) Director-at-Large, Staff Nurse
Click here: https://ana.submit.com/
You instinctively advocate for your patients, but what about advocating for yourself?
Now’s your chance! Help grow more nurse leaders, elevate nurses’ influence on boards, and foster the next generation of nurses. 2020 is The Year of the Nurse and ANA is planning a year-long celebration to promote nursing excellence, infuse nursing leadership across the health care spectrum, and inspire nursing innovation.
Unlock the official Year of the Nurse logo today! As bonus, learn how you can win a $50 Amazon gift card.
Get started today!
Win Up to $50,000 for What Nurses Do Best!
Every day, nurses improve, advance and innovate. They come up with new ideas to optimize care, better ways to keep patients safe, and quality improvement initiatives that transform outcomes.
Here's a great way showcase their excellent work and give them the recognition they deserve!
We're inviting you to participate in our 2nd Annual ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD™, a global medical technology company. This prestigious award celebrates nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and outcomes.
Individual nurses can win $25,000 and nurse-led teams $50,000. No idea is too small!
Learn more & apply here.
For Shanna Jackson, the best part of the WCU online program is the flexibility. She has two little boys and works full-time, so being able to attend her kids' baseball games, work and go to school at the same time gave her the flexibility needed to earn her MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner degree.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
Creativity in Nursing – America’s Best Kept Secret
Creating a Culture of Innovation: Design Thinking & Why it Matters to Nurses
Both online courses are now only $125 — $112.50 for ANA Members.
As someone who’s interested in innovation, especially since it represents quality for tomorrow, you recognize that innovation solves health challenges and transforms care delivery.
To further the culture of innovation in your workplace, we've put together two of our highly popular nursing innovation programs in one package.
With these two courses, you'll learn how to highlight creativity in nursing, gaining valuable insights that will build creative capacity. The bundle covers design thinking, with new mindsets, skills and behaviors that create champion problem-solvers.
It's critical baseline knowledge that offers advancement and success for you and your nurses and enhanced focus on innovation for your team.
Click here to register.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 • Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Join the free webinar via WebEx.
Click here to register.
Register before February 7 to get the Early-Bird Special!
The ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® will be taking place May 13-15, in beautiful West Palm Beach, FL. It’s already shaping up to be a great program with an exciting variety of events.
Click here to register.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
There are a number of issues that, if solved, could allow a greater number of nurses to enter the field each year, provide more nurse faculty to expand nursing programs and introduce better pay for nurses.
But the field could also use an experience upgrade. Nurses cite increased stress, burnout and lack of a healthy work-life balance as the reasons they leave the profession. That's where technology comes in. Mobile apps, scheduling technology and blockchain credentialing can improve the nursing experience, and this, in turn, can help reduce turnover, improve retention and perhaps even lessen the impact of the nursing shortage.
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A 29 percent drop in U.S. cancer deaths between 1991 and 2017 was driven by declines in deaths from four major cancers — lung, colon, breast and prostate, according to the latest American Cancer Society annual report.
Cancer deaths in the United States fell 2.2 percent between 2016 and 2017, the largest-ever single-year decrease.
An MSN in Adult-Gerontology provides you with employment opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Find out why the University of Cincinnati Online Grad Nursing programs are ranked #10 by U.S. News & World Report.
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Diabetes mellitus may be an independent risk factor for the development of heart failure, a new population-based study suggests. "The current study shows that diabetic patients have a significantly increased risk of developing heart failure, compared with nondiabetic patients," lead author Michael Klajda, MD, an internal medicine resident at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, told theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology.
By Amanda Ghosh
Intermittent fasting is trending in the health and fitness industry. As a style of eating, it involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting. But should healthcare professionals use it as a way to manage their weight? For shift workers, it may have some appeal. At its most basic level, IF involves periods of eating and fasting. However, there are several ways to schedule periods of eating and fasting.
Tumor DNA sequencing to identify appropriate targeted therapies is revolutionizing treatment of a variety of cancers, and pancreatic cancer — a notoriously deadly disease — is no exception.
Based on this capability and improved outcomes observed with such an approach, National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines issued last year recommend clinicians consider germline testing for all patients with pancreatic cancer and molecular tumor analysis for patients with metastatic disease.
There are obvious differences between smoking and vaping, but the more we learn about e-cigarettes, the more we realize that vapers may not have dodged all of smoking’s long-term woes. Smoking and vaping might share emotional consequences that are as bleak as they are mysterious.
Interesting Engineering reports the average human body temperature has fallen gradually over time. Using hundreds of thousands of reported temperatures from the last 150 years, scientists made a linear plot that shows our temperature has dropped 1/20th of a degree Fahrenheit per decade. The 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit standard was established in 1851, and scientists from Stanford are saying now that it’s out of date and inaccurate for people in 2020.
Whether you’re seeking advanced clinical roles or a new position as an educator or researcher, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis prepares you to embrace new opportunities. Our dedicated faculty partner with you and invest in your success. Learn more at nursing.ucdavis.edu/AdvanceYourCareer.
At NorthBay Healthcare, we are devoted to creating an environment that nurtures and nourishes a commitment to compassionate care, and just as importantly, allows you to flourish. So join us, and be part of an incredible community of dedicated professionals who share the same passion to provide exceptional patient care.
By Lisa Mulcahy
As a hospital administrator, proper infection control is an incredibly important task. Nosocomial infections — the viral and bacterial illnesses that your patients may contract while at the hospital after being admitted for another reason — are a constant and vexing concern at most facilities. Yet, taking a fresh overview of your ventilation system, making easy and effective changes, and sharpening your staff's germ control awareness can pay big dividends. This piece will incorporate the latest research to inform you of the latest technology and strategies.
A new study finds that the number of alcohol-related deaths per year among people ages 16 and older doubled from 35,914 to 72,558 between 1999 and 2017.
Researchers analyzed U.S. mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics to find almost one million alcohol-related deaths were recorded between 1999 and 2017.
The study was published Jan. 7 in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
A deadly fungal pathogen developed the ability to resist all existing antifungal drugs on three separate occasions in the United States, according to a new report.
The fungus, Candida auris, was already classified as an "urgent threat" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the emergence of so-called "pan-resistant" strains raises additional concern, according to the report's authors, who are infectious disease specialists at the CDC and the New York State Department of Health. They published their findings Jan. 9 in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is one of medicine’s most vexing mysteries. Now doctors at the National Institutes of Health are using volunteers like Zach Ault for a unique study that pushes their limits in search of what’s stealing all their energy.
“I’ve tried to exercise my way out of this multiple times and I’ve put myself in deeper pits every time,” said Ault, 36, of Paducah, Kentucky, as he began a nearly two-week stint at the research-only hospital outside the nation’s capital.
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