ANA selected the evergreen theme, Nurses Make a Difference to honor the varying roles of nurses and their positive impact on our lives. Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient care and services. Nurses make a difference by influencing and shaping health policy decisions that ensure all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage.
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Every day, nurses experience extraordinary stress and other impacts on their mental health and wellness.
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A Year of Photos, A Lifetime of Stories
No matter the day or circumstance, nurses make a difference in our society. A nurse sharing their experience is empowering and especially powerful with their accounts of inspiration, accomplishments, challenges, and how they continue to thrive through difficult times.
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ANA members have access to unparalleled professional development opportunities, the very latest in nursing news, and support from nurses across the nation.
Together, we have the power to advance the nursing profession and create a health care environment in which nurses can thrive.
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