Like nurses nationwide, the ANA Enterprise adapted as the COVID-19 pandemic waxed and waned. We advocated relentlessly on behalf of nurses and their work environment challenges—physical safety, optimal staffing, and mental health and well-being support. Along with our constituent and state nurses associations and stakeholder partners, we pushed to remove federal and state barriers to practice, and we offered rich, thought-provoking content to inspire nurses’ design-thinking while staying abreast of evolving practices. We convened world-class subject matter experts to educate nurses on a broad range of contemporary topics. When nurses and the nursing profession were assailed, we advocated for Just Culture in examining patient care errors, and we consistently called for education and resources to support the public’s health.
“I believe that … at the core of nursing is the initial call to serve people, the community, and those around us. So, a nurse leader should and must always be a servant leader, looking earnestly for an opportunity to bring growth and well-being to the people around them and the community to which they belong.”
Samantha raised more than $52,000 on behalf of the Well-Being Initiative “I definitely didn’t go into this marathon my fittest or fastest. But this race just served a different purpose for me, to support and represent nurses and other healthcare workers who have struggled the past 2 years.”
“Just because you’re burned out doesn’t mean you’re broken. You can connect to your true being instead of only doing things for other people.”
“Thank you for knowledge regarding workplace violence. We all need reminders that anyone can be a victim. We all need support.”