Our last week of nurses month has resources for you to engage with your community on a micro and macro level — from tools to support and amplify the care you give your patients to becoming a voice in the fight to pass legislation that impacts the nursing profession. At ANA, we are proud to serve the four million plus registered nurses who impact the lives of their patients in profound ways. Thank you for celebrating Nurses Month 2021 with us.
LEAD BY EXAMPLE
#ThisIsOurShot to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Watch this inspirational video sharing the message of hope expressed by nurses everywhere and highlighting nurses in our communities who have received their Covid-19 vaccine. Then do your part to help lead by example. Share your own photo and message on social media using #ThisIsOurShot.
CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU
Your voice is vital to what we can accomplish in our nation’s capital and in your state legislature. Last year, more than 437,000 messages were sent to Congress and the White House by RN Action advocates, pushing for action on key issues impacting the nursing profession — the largest number of new supporters we have ever received! Join us in our fight to advocate for nurses on the most pressing issues in health care by signing up to be an RN Action advocate.
HELP YOUR PATIENTS LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES
Novo Nordisk is proud to partner with the American Nurses Association to recommend a variety of free tools and resources that will empower you to better understand, and engage in conversations about, obesity and treatment options. The way we think, talk and care about obesity and its impact on our communities is changing. Check it out today.
Take part in Project Firstline, a partnership between ANA and the CDC to provide infection prevention and control training to nurses like you. Resources and training opportunities will prepare you to protect yourself, your patients and your community from infectious disease threats. And if you practice in a rural or underserved community, be sure to visit the Project Echo Hub where you can become part of the movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify local capacity to provide the best care to all people.
MAKE AN IMPACT ON NURSING
A donation to the American Nurses Foundation means supporting nurses across the nation by allowing the Foundation to provide resources such as direct assistance to nurses facing financial hardship; supporting nurses’ mental health – today and in the future; ensuring that nurses have access to the latest science-based information to protect themselves, prevent infection, and care for those in need; and so much more. Many of the programs funded by donations to the Foundation have been highlighted on our Nurses Month weekly pages. Your support helps nurses in every area of their lives and work. Please donate generously.
SUPPORTING WELL-BEING AND BUILDING A CULTURE OF GRATITUDE IN NURSING
Practicing gratitude is a skill that we can cultivate over time to enhance our own health and well-being. The more we do it, the more we build a culture of gratitude around us, spreading benefits to those with whom we interact. See what research-based gratitude practices can do for you, and then share these experiences with your colleagues and community.
SEE DC-AREA NURSES SHINE BRIGHT
ANA and The Washington Post are working in collaboration to proudly present Star Nurses for its second year. Star Nurses recognizes and celebrates registered nurses practicing in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, who are nominated by patients, patient family members, peers, or members of the community, for demonstrating nursing excellence. Join us to celebrate our 2021 winners!
FREE NURSES MONTH SWAG BAG FROM MOXIE SCRUBS!
Celebrate Nurses Month by claiming your FREE Moxie Scrubs Nurses Month Swag Bag full of deluxe items to keep you hydrated, healthy, happy, and to help you advance in your career. Claim your gifts and Moxie Scrubs will email you your unique code to redeem! Just pay S&H or ships free when added to any order over $100+. Quantities are limited so reserve your bag soon.
WORKPLACE VIOLENCE TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER MUST END
With long hours, emotionally charged situations, and lives on the line, the last thing a nurse should have to worry about is their own physical and emotional safety. Unfortunately, workplace violence in nursing is nothing new, and a culture of “nurses eating their young” has too long been the norm. It is our hope that with awareness and conversations, we can change the culture and improve the daily lives of so many of us. In our blog Worker on Worker Violence in the Workplace we explore this issue. Change starts with us — take the pledge to help end workplace violence by texting PLEDGE to 52886, then visit our #endnurseabuse landing page for more information.
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