of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its 54 constituent state and territorial associations and 16 organizational affiliates.
More than 25 of ANA's constituent member associations serve as collective bargaining agents for nurses.
2006 ANA HOD Actions
Elected Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, President
Passed measures which:
Call for RNs to work closely with government agencies and professional organizations to ensure a more coordinated and effective response to natural disasters, such as hurricanes
Advocate for an adequate supply of influenza vaccine and a well-structured plan to distribute it equitably if an influenza pandemic occurs
Launch an educational campaign to increase the number of consumers, including RNs, who receive seasonal influenza vaccinations each year
Build on ANA's campaign to reduce toxic chemicals in health care and everyday products
by substituting safer alternatives
… an organized, deliberative body which brings together the diverse experiences and perspectives of ANA members. The Congress focuses on establishing nursing’s approach to emerging trends within the socioeconomic, political and practice spheres of the health care industry by identifying issues and recommending policy alternatives to the Board of Directors.