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American Nurses Association

 (ANA)
the national organization and official spokesperson for registered nurses. It was founded in 1896 and exists for the purposes of improving the standards of nursing and promoting the general welfare of professional nurses. The association is a federation of local organizations in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The local organizations serve to implement the goals and carry out the functions of the national organization. The official publication of the ANA is the American Nurse. Offices of the organization are located at 600 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 100 West, Washington, DC 20024. Information on ANA programs and services can be obtained by calling (800) 274– 4ANA.

American Nurses Association (ANA)

the national professional association of registered nurses in the United States. It was founded in 1896 to improve standards of health and the availability of health care. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. The ANA is made up of 54 constituent associations, from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, and the Federal Nurses Association (FedNA), representing more than 900 district associations. National conventions are held biennially in even-numbered years. Members may join one or more of the five divisions of nursing practice: These divisions are coordinated by the Congress for Nursing Practice. The Congress evaluates changes in the scope of practice, monitors scientific and educational developments, encourages research, and develops statements that describe ANA policies regarding legislation affecting nursing practice. In addition, the ANA is politically active on the federal level in all issues relevant to nursing and the public. Statistical services enable the association to fulfill its role as the most authoritative source of data on nursing in the United States. ANA publications include American Nurse, Publications List, American Nurse Today, and Online Journal of Nursing.

A·mer·i·can Nurs·es As·so·ci·a·tion

(ANA) (ă-mer'i-kăn nŭrs'ĕz ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn)
A full-service professional organization representing the U.S.'s 2.7 million registered nurses through its 54 constituent state associations. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the U.S. Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

American Nurses Association,

n.pr professional organization of registered nurses created to encourage high standards in nursing care, pro-mote nursing as a profession, and lobby Congress for issues of concern to nurses.
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Our hearts are with the victims and their families, and we are honored to help through enabling the Nepalese American Nursing Association to deliver medical assistance, supplies and comfort to those who need it the most," said Zach Silverzweig, Co-founder of CipherHealth.
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