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ANA: strengthening nursing’s voice at the national level

  • Federal lobbying on issues important to nursing and health care - issues such as safe staffing, nursing workforce development, scope of practice and access to care.
  • State lobbying through ANA-RI (RISNA) and nationwide state legislative agenda on issues vital to your scope of practice.
  • Representing nursing where it matters, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many others, right up to the White House.
  • Speaking for nursing through the media including stories in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, 60 Minutes , NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR to name a few.
  • Speaking for U.S nurses as the only U.S.A member of the International Council of Nurses and attending meetings of the World Health Organization.

RISNA: monitorings the issues in Rhode Island

  • Protecting and safeguarding your Nursing Practice Act – one of the most important roles of ANA-RI (RISNA)
  • Advocating for nurses in Rhode Island
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