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Modern nursing is a long way from the stereotype. Forget about the white apron and hat. Today, nurses practice more and more complex medicine in a changing health system that needs their help. In many communities, when you get sick, you're as likely these days to see a nurse as you are a doctor.
Ernest Grant, President of the American Nurses Association; and Pamela Cipriano, First Vice President of the International Council of Nurses, joined NPR to talk about it.
RN 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!
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Critical care nurses who believe their patients have access to palliative care tend to feel less moral distress than nurses who don’t believe that type of resource is available, according to a survey.
The survey, published in the October issue of Critical Care Nurse, discussed how palliative care focuses on enhancing the lives of seriously ill patients and their families. Moral distress is common among nurses in many settings and can lead to nurses’ burning out — leaving their jobs and careers.
One of the age groups most likely to be sidelined by the flu this season is also the least likely to get flu shots: millennials.
That's one of the findings from a survey conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The survey asked 1,000 adults across the country about flu myths and misconceptions.
More than half — 55 percent — of people in their 20s and 30s said they did not get the flu vaccine this year. Their reasoning, usually, was that they didn't have time or simply forgot.
But the poll also uncovered another potential reason for forgoing the flu shot: 61 percent of millennials familiar with the anti-vaccination movement said they agreed with at least some of those beliefs.
University of Pennsylvania via Medical Xpress
As the drug epidemic began to unfold in the United States, deaths classified as drug-related for 15- to 64-year-olds hit nine percent in 2016, up from about four percent seven years prior. But new research published in PLOS ONE from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University suggests that drug-associated mortality in this country is actually more than double that.
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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By Lynn Hetzler
In December, the Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of the first Ebola vaccine for use in the United States. Made by Merck, Ervebo (pronounced er-VEE-boh) is for the prevention of disease caused by infection with Zaire ebolavirus in people 18 years of age and older. The single-dose, live-attenuated vaccine does not protect against other species of Ebolavirus or Marburgvirus. The duration of protection conferred is unknown, as is the effectiveness of the vaccine when administered concurrently with blood or plasma transfusions, immune globulin (IG), and/or antiviral medications.
One-sixth of patients who developed lung injuries after vaping marijuana obtained the product from legal dispensaries, a new federal report says, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said reinforced its current recommendations to not use THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
A medical condition that often escapes public notice may be involved in 20 percent of deaths worldwide, according to a new study.
The disease is sepsis — sometimes called blood poisoning. It arises when the body overreacts to an infection. Blood vessels throughout the body become leaky, triggering multiple-organ failure.
It is surprisingly common in the United States: One prominent study estimates 1.7 million cases a year and 270,000 deaths.
The discovery that a novel, SARS-like coronavirus explains a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, now allows public health officials worldwide to identify infected people and contain the spread. But the virus, which closely resembles four bat coronaviruses that can infect human cells, has left researchers scrambling to answer many questions.
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 Lynn Hetzler
More than 113,000 Americans are on the waitlist for organs; about 20 die each day. The federal government recently proposed new rules to increase the availability of organs for those waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. The new rules focus on increasing use of organs donated after cardiac death (DCD) and on making it easier for the living to donate. The proposed rule change would also increase the number of kidney donations and revamp kidney care.
More than one in seven adults across all U.S. states and territories are physically inactive, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.
The findings were compiled from 2015-2018 data collected as part of the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a telephone-based survey of people’s health activities, chronic conditions, and use of preventive health services.
Recover from dengue once, and you’re not necessarily free and clear. The mosquito-borne disease marked by fever, rash, and debilitating pain results from any of four genetically distinct versions of the dengue virus. Previously infected people who get hit with a second of these “serotypes” can face more severe, even life-threatening symptoms. Now, by endowing a line of mosquitoes with an antibody against the virus, researchers have for the first time made insects that—at least in lab tests—appear unable to spread any form of the disease. In theory, these mosquitoes could be released into the wild to suppress the circulation of the virus.
New research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels, both large and small arteries, age at a faster rate than men's.
The findings, published in JAMA Cardiology, challenge the long-held belief that vascular disease and cardiovascular risk in women lags behind men by up to 20 years, concluding that certain vascular changes in women actually develop earlier and progress faster in women compared to men.
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