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Winding down another speech, I was certain I had laid out the most comprehensive, easy-to-follow primer for attaining the most sought-after nursing quality in 2018 — personally and professionally rejuvenated, wake-up-tomorrow-totally-different, “I am nurse” nurse empowerment.
That is, until Elizabeth, red-faced and yelling, stood up in the audience and nailed me. “You’ve been talking all evening, and you didn’t tell me how to be an empowered nurse,” she said.
Nov. 9-10, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Newport Beach | Newport Beach, CA
ANA\C Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing
Dr. Maria O'Rourke - Instrumental in rewriting CA Nurse Practice Act; Dr. Rhonda Foster - ANA Consultant and Educator; Dr. Joseph Morris - Executive Officer, CA Board of Registered Nursing
Panel discussions on: Reducing Workplace Violence; Advocacy and Legislation; and Partnering with the CDC on Infection Prevention
- Shake Your Groove Thing — 70s dance party with appetizers and libations
- Exhibit Hall — Featuring nursing schools, potential employers and vendors
- Awards Luncheon -— Honoring leaders in nursing and the community
- RNs share their work through poster sessions — Click here for more information about submitting your abstract
- ANA\C Business Meetings include: Open Board Meeting, Bylaws Hearing and General Assembly and much more!
ANA\C Members — Before Aug. 31: $199 | After Aug. 31: $250
Non-Members — Before Aug. 31: $249 | After Aug. 31: $300
Pre-Licensure RN Students — Before Aug. 31: $75 | After Aug. 31: $95
Click here to learn more and register!
Honor a nursing colleague! Nominate a Registered Nurse for an ANA\C award. Nominees must be ANA\C members. Awards will be presented at the ANA\C Awards Luncheon on Saturday, November 10th. Self-nominations are accepted and require a letter of support for the nomination. Nominations of a single individual for multiple awards are strongly discouraged. ANA\C Board members and Award Task Force members are ineligible for an award.
The following awards are open for nomination:
Only fully completed applications will be accepted.
- ANA\C Public Service Award:
Recognized an individual for dedication to nursing and public service.
- Florence Nightingale Award:
Recognizes the delivery of outstanding direct patient care by a Registered Nurse.
- Ray Cox Award:
Recognizes the lifelong commitment of an individual Registered Nurse in the field of nursing and their impact and dedication to the advancement of Nursing as a profession in the state of California.
- Elizabeth “Betty” Curtis Award:
Awarded to a Registered Nurse who is an advocate on behalf of nursing and health care in the legislature, regulatory boards, or other public policy arenas.
- JoAnne Powell Award:
Presented to an emerging nurse leader who has been in practice as a professional nurse for less than 5 years.
To nominate a colleague for an ANA\C award, complete the 2018 ANA\C Award Nomination Form, include the nurse’s name, contact information, a brief bio or CV, and your rationale for the nomination as it pertains to the award criteria.
Nomination Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018
Click here to download the nomination form.
After years of development, months of planning and weeks of preparation, we are happy to report the initial informal meeting of the ANA\C Board of Directors AND the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) Board of Directors is in the books and we could not be more excited about it! New vision, new partnership, new cooperation, new opportunities... [Nursing] sky is the limit!
We would like to thank our colleagues at ACNL for this productive meeting and we look forward to future possibilities for collaboration & opportunities to advance the profession of #nursing.
Earlier this month, the Trump Administration proposed new regulations for the Federal Title X family planning program that could significantly impact the network of providers currently available to low-income women and restrict what participating providers can discuss with women as part of their family planning care. A new Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief reviews the proposed regulations and their implications for low-income women and the providers who serve them.
A key proposed change would essentially disqualify family planning organizations that also offer abortions, like Planned Parenthood, from receiving Title X support to provide family planning services to low-income women. In addition, the proposed regulations would:
The public can comment on the proposed Title X regulations through July 31, and a final regulation may be published as soon as September of this year.
- Curtail counseling and referrals to abortion services by Title X funded providers;
- Eliminate current requirements that Title X sites offer a broad range of medically approved family planning methods and non-directive pregnancy options counseling that includes information about prenatal care/delivery, adoption, and abortion; and
- Direct new funds to faith-based and other organizations that promote fertility awareness and abstinence as methods of family planning.
Read the issue brief from Kaiser Family Foundation by clicking here.
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Joanne Spetz authored a new paper published in Nursing Outlook that forecasts when the US will attain the National Academy of Medicine’s recommendation that 80% of nurses have a BSN or higher degree. She finds that, based on current patterns of entry-level and RN-to-BSN education, approximately 66% of RNs are projected to have BSN+ education by 2025. In order to attain the 80% goal, increases in the share of new RNs with a BSN and the number of graduates from RN-to-BSN programs will be needed.
New forecasting tools are available as well, to identify strategies at both the national and state levels to accelerate progress. You can download the new tools here.
The BSN Forecasting Tool was created for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
The report provides a unique statewide perspective into the workforce challenges and opportunities of the life science industry, including key job opportunities, corresponding educational backgrounds, as well as technical and “soft” skills sought by employers. It confirms the importance of dual skills, and nursing is not immune. Importance of knowledge in IT and nursing, business and nursing, innovation and nursing, are just a few examples of this educational trend. Read the full report.
Donna Mae Junio
Maria Aileen Que
Yudith Vargas Dominguez
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We know how important it is for nurses to be a key part of the policymaking process. And because of you, Congress knows it now, too.
Just look at these numbers to see how we came together during ANA’s Hill Day and Membership Assembly to amplify nurses’ voices in our nation’s capital:
277 Nurse-advocates on Capitol Hill
We couldn’t have done any of this without you. Thank you for taking the time to speak out at the #BedsideAndBeyond – from Capitol Hill to your hometown, your advocacy is making a real difference.
Some advocates joined us for the first time while others had attended before. But one thing that united our Hill Day advocates was the desire to make an impact on the nursing issues that matter most – from safe staffing to nursing workforce development to fighting the opioid crisis, and more.
45 States and all types of nursing professionals represented
As Representative Paul Tonko (NY) said at our breakfast briefing, “Nurses are the beating heart of our healthcare system.” In office after office, nurses from across the country shared their stories about why they advocate at the #BedsideAndBeyond.
3,731 Letters delivered
We flooded inboxes with thousands of letters supporting an opioid response plan that would include nurses, as well as safe staffing legislation to ensure nurses have a seat at the table on issues that affect us and our patients. Nearly every congressional office heard from an ANA advocate – that’s incredible!
One big legislative win to help the opioid crisis
H.R. 6, a comprehensive opioid response plan that will equip another 170,000 nurses to help fight the opioid epidemic, passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives the day after our nurses stormed Capitol Hill. The legislation now moves to the Senate – stay tuned for more ways to take action!
Every day, in ways big and small, nurses improve, advance, and invent. It could be a new idea to optimize care, a better way to keep patients safe, or a quality improvement initiative that transforms outcomes.
We want to showcase your brilliant work and give you the recognition you deserve!
Introducing the ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD, a global medical technology company. The awards celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and outcomes.
So tell us ... how do you drive innovation in your nursing practice? You could win $25,000 or your team could win $50,000. This award is a game-changer for the winning innovations!
Find out more and apply today!
*Individual award $25,000; Team award $50,000.
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The 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference® in Denver, CO, is shaping up as the biggest and best ever. Join us Oct. 24-26 and be ready for three days of can't-miss general sessions led by such notables as motivational speaker Cy Wakeman, adventurer Aron Ralston, and medical icon Dr. Patch Adams.
Click here to register.
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Eleven percent of nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) said they experienced some form of sexual harassment in the past 3 years, according to Medscape's Sexual Harassment of Nurses, NPs, and PAs: Report 2018. Nurses and NPs said physicians were the harasser 33 percent of the time; fellow nurses were the offendors 19 percent of the time, and PAs (1 percent) and others (48 percent) made up nearly half of the perpetrators of nurses and NPs.
Three-quarters of Americans are falling far short when it comes to exercise, and the South and Midwest bear the dubious distinction of having the most couch potatoes, a new government report shows.
Only about 1 in 4 adults (23 percent) meets minimum federal guidelines for physical activity, according to researchers from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
By Keith Carlson
For healthcare facilities — hospitals, nursing homes, surgical centers, etc. — there are plenty of issues that impact the financial bottom line and an organization’s overall well-being. If you were a healthcare executive with a magic wand, what are the things you would want to pull out of the proverbial magic hat in order to ensure your organization’s survival and success? Here are some ideas to consider.
Higher levels of estrogen may make men more susceptible to migraine, new research from the Netherlands suggests. Non-obese men with migraine had increased estrogen plasma levels, both absolute and relative to free testosterone, and higher scores on the Androgen Deficiency of Aging Men (ADAM) and the Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scales that reflected functional androgen deficiency, researchers reported.
U.S. News & World Report
Tens of thousands more people have potentially died from opioid-related overdoses than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Death certificates that did not specify the drugs involved in fatal overdoses may have masked more than 70,000 opioid-related deaths across the U.S. from 1999 to 2015.
In an update to its 2011 recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in women aged at least 65 years and in postmenopausal, high-risk women younger than 65 years.
People believed to have a penicillin allergy are often prescribed much stronger antibiotics that can raise their risk for dangerous infections, a new study suggests. But testing folks to make sure they really are allergic to penicillin could lower that danger, the researchers added.
By Terry Lynam
While depictions of violence affect many children differently, those with an anxiety disorder are more likely to experience a negative impact. "Children who have a preexisting anxiety disorder are at greater risk for reacting more viscerally to violent or frightening images or stories," said Dr. Victor Fornari, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens, New York City.
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