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A Message from ANA President

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ANA has declared 2018 as the ‘Year of Advocacy.’ Throughout the year, we will feature examples of ANA members advocating for patients and the profession in various roles and settings, hosted on the RNAction website and distributed through various ANA digital and social media channels using the hashtag #BedsideAndBeyond. Quarterly themes will build from local to more global examples of advocacy.

Quarter 1 Theme (January - March): Nurses advocating locally
Highlighting efforts at the bedside or in the community both for individual and / or groups of patients and / or nurses. Some examples: patient-focused practice changes / process improvements; workplace safety policies addressing issues such as staffing, workplace violence, safe patient handling and mobility; and representing the interests of patients, consumers and / or the profession while serving on a committee, council or board.

More Information, click here.








Voices of Safe Staffing - Nurses Know What Patients Need!
The subject of safe staffing continues to be a hot topic for nurses across the Commonwealth.  Nurses across the state are sharing their experiences and demanding staffing that ensures the safety of patients and nurses.

As the professional organization that represents nurses across the Commonwealth, independent of role, education, or union affiliation, we want you to know that we are advocating on behalf of you! The following resources are designed to provide you with more information about the issue of safe staffing and the implementation of the law:
  • Please click here to read the final Health Policy Commission Safe Staffing Regulation. 
  • Please click here. to read the testimony that our organization provided on this subject to the state’s Health Policy Commission.
  • Please click here to view video excerpts of ANA Massachusetts leaders and members speaking about the topic of safe staffing.
  • Please click here to go to the ANA Safe Staffing Saves Lives website for additional information.
  • Click here to view ANA Massachsetts position on Staffing ratios as a ballot question.
  • Click here to view chart outlining the ANA position difference from the MNA ballot language.
  • Click here to view ANA’s Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act re: balanced approach to legislation. 
  • Click here to view the ANA White Paper on Safe Nurse Staffing.

ANA Massachusetts Lobby Day 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 *Massachusetts State House

The American Nurses Association has designated 2018 as the Year of Advocacy. In concert with this initiative, ANA Massachusetts invites you to participate in our own Lobby Day, also known as Advocacy Day. Massachusetts nurses from all disciplines will meet to learn about important issues for nurses and the patients and families we serve, as well as give nurses the opportunity to meet their own state lawmakers to garner support for important healthcare.legislation

Lobby Day Flyer, click here.

Register TODAY, click here.

ANA MA Political Advocacy Program:

How Nurses Can Influence Policy

Program Flyer, click here.

There are many legislative issues that affect YOUR nursing practice.
Come learn about what they are and how YOU can make a difference


Thursday, March 1, 2018* Chicopee, MA

Register Today, click here.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 * Bourne, MA
Register Today,
click here.



   ANA Massachusetts Celebration of Nursing
           Awards Dinner and Spring Conference            

Join your nursing colleagues at our 17th Anniversary Spring Convention as we learn from the experts at the Annual Spring Conference and celebrate the best of the best in nursing at the

Annual Awards Dinner.
Friday, April 6, 2018 * Dedham Hilton Hotel, Dedham, MA

Register TODAY, click here.

Conference (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Running a Clinical Marathon; Keeping Up with the Rapid Changes in Clinical Practice
Join us as we hear from Nursing experts in presenting the latest innovations and evidence-based findings related to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and practice implications in Stroke, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Psychiatric Response in the Medically Ill Patient and Oncologic Implications in Acute and Chronic Illness

ANA Massachusetts Annual Business Meeting (4:30 p.m.)

           ANA Massachusetts Annual Awards Dinner
(cocktail reception begins at 6:00 p.m.)

Celebrate the Past, Present and Future of Nursing in Massachusetts!

Award Recipients, click here.

Spring Conference/Awards Dinner Flyer, click here.

Register TODAY, click here.

Conference Early Bird before February 28th!

Group Hotel Room rate available through March 5th, 2018

   ANA Massachusetts Spring Conference Call for Poster Abstracts

Deadline: Friday, March 7, 2018
NOTE: First Author receives a discounted conference registration rate.
Poster Abstract Submission Form,
click here.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

More Information, click here.

Register today, click here. 

2018 MaSNA Career Forum

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, @ Worcester State University

Keynote: Donna Glynn, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
ANA MA President-Elect

More Information, click here

ANA MA Approver Unit Programs

March Educational Programs
Friday, March 30, 2018
MassBay Community College * Framingham, MA 01702

Approaching Nursing CE Design Using the Nursing Process

Transforming Live Educational Programs into an Enduring Programs
Program Flyer, click here.

Register Today, Click here.

ANA Massachusetts Accredited Approver Unit

Annual Spring Symposium
Friday, June 1, 2018 * Milton, MA
The Nuances of Evaluation


ANCC Program Director Jennifer Graebe,


 ANA MA Nurse Peer Review Leader Judy Sheehan, MSN, RN-BC

  Understanding a multi-level evaluative approach to planning nursing continuing education to meet ANCC criteria.

Register Today, click here.

Symposium Flyer, click here.            

Mark your Calendars...

October 19, 2018 * Sturbridge, MA 

ANA Massachusetts Fall Program/Networking         

Click here for up to date event information!  


Nursing Resources:

New Ambassador Program
(Ambassadors offer peer-to-peer health care planning discussions to improve healthy living!)
Fall Workshops!

Blog, click here.

More Information, click here.

NEW Fall Workshops, click here.
Honoring Choices Webcast for Care Providers and the accompanying Who's Your Agent? Tool Kits. Webcast Link:
Who's Your Agent? Took Kits are free & downloadable at

Opioid dependence and associated drug-related overdose and deaths are serious public health problems facing the nation. Keep abreast through ANA's Opioid Epidemic website




ANA Massachusetts Store
Featured Item: 
Clio's Corner
By: Mary Ellen Doona, RN, EdD

More Information,  click here. 


ANA MA Approver Unit was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, through 2019.

We are pleased to announce that the ANA MA Approver Unit is the recipient of the 2016 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Accreditation Program’s Premier Award

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