ANA-MAINE supports the practice of nursing in all areas of nursing. We recognize that constant changes in the working environment impacts nursing practice which must evolve and modify in order for nurses to remain competent and skilled. Nursing is a discipline steeped in theory and based on the results of scientific research. It is also a profession of respect, honor and compassion for our patients. Each arena of practice has it's own unique challenges but we all practice under the same rules and regulations established by the State of Maine.
ANA serves its members by offering up-to-date information on many topics concerning professional nursing practices
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The National Council of State Boards of Nursing's (NCSBN) White Paper on Social Media (8/28/2011)
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The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Magnet Recognition Program® and the Pathway to Excellence® Program; and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC’s Institute for Credentialing Innovation® provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs. www.nursecredentialing.org
The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies. Click for Program Overview.
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