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Controversies Surrounding ANA

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fostercatmom has 27 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in ER and case management.

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Are there any controversies surrounding the ANA. I would think that there is something. I can't find any from Nurse Google. Anyone know of any? Maybe I'm just tired and having a brain cramp, thanks for any help!!!

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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LOL, just their general lack of support for actual nurses, NBD...

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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What's the actual homework assignment you are trying to complete?   That might help people focus the conversation where you want it to go.

As an organization that takes political positions and lobbies for causes, of course you will have some members disagree with any position they take.   No matter what position they take on an issue, there are always going to be some people who disagree.

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peacepilgrim66 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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Haha. I thought ANA was Against Nurses Advice! Don't know much about the American Nurses Association. 

 

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fostercatmom has 27 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in ER and case management.

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6 hours ago, llg said:

What's the actual homework assignment you are trying to complete?  

That's the assignment. What are some of the controversies surrounding the ANA itself. ? I'm trying to help a friend in an ethics class. I'm usually pretty good at googling, not this time. I never had time to be politically active in nursing (always wanted to) and now I'm  sick. So not really aware of why some would have an issue with them. 

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Allnurses members have expressed their concerns re ANA in multiple threads here that one can use as a springboard for ethic discussion:

The ANA supports physician funding over safe patient ratios!

The ANA is worthless, looks down on floor nurses, don't join!

CEO Says More Nurses Won't Improve Care

What one law would most improve nursing?

Nurses are self governed

Fight for Mandated Nurse - Patient Ratios Heats up - Pennsylvania

 

I've been an active ANA/PSNA (state) member since 1982, as I view it an important part of my professional responsibilities to have MY VOICE heard in shaping our profession. 

Conversations with AN members who oppose ANA center around

1. Safe staffing -- ANA does not support mandated ratios, instead supporting adding  bedside Registered Nurses (RNs) to unit staffing committees.`

2. Politics- " ANA  PAC supports mostly Democrats, don't want my ANA monies going to them." (ANA membership dues are not part of PAC monies). " I don't like ANA's political stance on issues, too liberal".

3. "ANA dues too expensive"--- my dues ~ 28.00/month = 2 pizza's.

4. ANA only cares about APRN's, not bedside nurses.

ANA has posted issues/position statements available here: ANA - issues

Check out ANA's  The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OIJN) Ethics Column  for ideas.

 

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fostercatmom has 27 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in ER and case management.

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4 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

Allnurses members have expressed their concerns re ANA in multiple threads here that one can use as a springboard for ethic discussion:

The ANA supports physician funding over safe patient ratios!

The ANA is worthless, looks down on floor nurses, don't join!

CEO Says More Nurses Won't Improve Care

What one law would most improve nursing?

Nurses are self governed

Fight for Mandated Nurse - Patient Ratios Heats up - Pennsylvania

 

I've been an active ANA/PSNA (state) member since 1982, as I view it an important part of my professional responsibilities to have MY VOICE heard in shaping our profession. 

Conversations with AN members who oppose ANA center around

1. Safe staffing -- ANA does not support mandated ratios, instead supporting adding  bedside Registered Nurses (RNs) to unit staffing committees.`

2. Politics- " ANA  PAC supports mostly Democrats, don't want my ANA monies going to them." (ANA membership dues are not part of PAC monies). " I don't like ANA's political stance on issues, too liberal".

3. "ANA dues too expensive"--- my dues ~ 28.00/month = 2 pizza's.

4. ANA only cares about APRN's, not bedside nurses.

ANA has posted issues/position statements available here: ANA - issues

Check out ANA's  The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OIJN) Ethics Column  for ideas.

 

Thank you! I tried searching here, guess I wasn't using the right search terms. Thank you so much for your help! I didn't know about these.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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I've been here forever, moderate nursing activism forum so know our "hot topics".   

Glad to have helped.   🙂  

 

 

 

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the Student Assist forum 

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