• ANA Website Explains Choice of Obama Biden Ticket

    The American Nurses Association has endorsed the Obama Biden ticket for President and VP in the 2008 election. To find out more about why the ANA believes Obama and Biden will be a better choice to help nurses, see the new website they have created to help voters make an informed choice. Information and materials are available from this site for nurses to educate others.

  • ANA Endorses Obama

    The American Nurses Association has has announced its endorsement of Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) for President in the 2008 election. The ANA has endorsed presidential candidates since 1984. The process includes inviting candidates to submit a questionnaire on nursing and health care issues and having a personal interview. ANA also considers the results of its online survey of members. Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) addressed the ANA House of Delegates in June, 2008 and spoke about the need for real change to the U.S. health care system. ANA President Rebecca M. Patton MSN, RN, CNOR, is urging nurses, who represent the largest faction of health care workers in the…

  • ANA Endorses Senator Clinton for President

    The American Nurses Association which represents the interests of the 2.9 million nurses in the U.S. has been endorsing presidential candidates since 1984. Last week, the ANA endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY). According to the press release, ANA President Rebecca M. Patton MSN, RN, CNOR, stated, “Too many Americans must do without high quality health care, and this country deserves a president that will make health system reform a priority.” Last week, Patton criticized President Bush for giving so little focus to health care in his State of the Union Address. Nurses have repeatedly said that health reform is one issue, but it will not succeed unless we have the…

  • Virtual Voting Booth Open at ANA

    Members of ANA can cast a vote for their presidential candidate in the Virtual Voting Booth until January 17. This vote will help ANA decide which candidates nurses feel will be the strongest advocates for nurses. Also on the ANA site, public comment is being sought for Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Administration. Here is your chance to speak out and voice your opinion! Be sure to do so before the public comment ends Feb. 20, 2008.