you tell me what the ana has done to produce concrete results.
voices from the past, visions of the future a summary of selected benchmarks in the history of the american nurses association
the american nurses association, composed of professional nurses dedicated to the promotion of health and the care of the sick, has served as the forum in which the nation's critical health issues have been discussed throughout the last century.
functioning as a democracy, the ana provided the structure in which views were expressed, ideas were debated and evaluated, and positions and goals were formulated. because it represented the views of administrators, clinical practitioners in institutions and community agencies, educators, and researchers, it has served for 100 years as the public voice for the diversity of america's professional nurses.
this centennial exhibit focuses on the primary reason for all of ana's concern and activities, the fulfillment of nursing's social responsibility to provide health care to people.
the following is a selection of nurses' quotes and summarized narratives that depict ana's involvement with professional nurses and their patients throughout a century of care-giving. the content of "voices from the past, visions of the future" is a summary of selected benchmarks in the history of the american nurses association and is not to be considered an exhaustive study.
"organization is the power of the day.
without it, nothing great is accomplished."
sophia palmer, first and second convention of the american society of superintendents of training schools for nursing, 1897 http://nursingworld.org/centenn/index.htm
check out each decade link at bottom of website. karen
your guide to the benefits of ana membership:
providing information you need
presenting your work to the public: public relations
protecting your patients' rights: ethics, human rights
working for you on capitol hill: lobbying, legislative work
organizing your political voice: politics, grassroots action
guarding your rights and safety in the workplace: labor efforts, workplace safety
working for you behind the scenes: in the federal agencies
representing the u.s. nursing community: international nursing
fighting for quality of care for your patients
guiding your profession: standards of practice
enriching your nursing career: networking, credentialing, certification, continuing education
highlights of 2002 activities:
what has ana done for me lately: