The American Nurses Association ( Ana )

1272 Words Nov 21st, 2015 6 Pages
1. Go to the ANA Policy Link. What are the priorities for this organization? Compare them to the AMA(www.ama-assn.org). What is the same? What is different? What surprises you?
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the professional organization that represent almost 3.4 million registered nurses of the United States. The mission of the ANA is “Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all” (American Nurses association [ANA], 2015). It acts as a voice of nurses and involve in advancing and protecting the profession of nursing. The ANA is focus in developing standards for nursing practice, and advocating for rights of nurses in the workplace. Apart from its involvement in enhancing the position of nurses, it also plays significant role in serving the public and the profession of nursing. In addition, the ANA is actively involved in the establishment of various health policies and practices that not only affects the public but also nurses. The health care policies and practices are generally implemented at state or national level. These policies and practices are often build on the foundation of nursing knowledge. The ANA has played a pivotal role in health care reforms such as Medicare reform, patients’ rights, nursing staffing ratio, safe needle practices, whistleblower protections for the health care workers, reimbursement for health care services and access to health (ANA, 2015). At present, the ANA is an avid supporter of the initiation of policy regarding…
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