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Voices of Safe Staffing - Nurses Know What Patients Need!

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!

  • ANA MA position on proposed MA staffing ballot initiative, click here.
  • Donna Glynn, ANA MA President, Lobby Day video excerpt, click here.
  • The Coalition to Protect Patient Safety website, click here.
  • Click here to view video excerpts of ANA Massachusetts leaders and members speaking about the topic of safe staffing.
  • Click here to view the ANA White Paper on Safe Nurse Staffing.  
  • Click here to go to the ANA Safe Staffing Saves Lives website for additional information.
  • Click here to view one page outline of the ANA staffing legislation.
  • Click here to view ANA’s Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act re: balanced approach to legislation.
  • Click here to Take Action on ANA Safe Staffing Bill.

  • Donna Glynn, ANA Massachusetts President, testifying in opposition to strict staffing ratios.
    ANA has a more reasonable model.


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 2 Theme (April - June):
Nurses influencing elected officials and other key decision makers
Highlighting efforts to impact change with key decision makers that are local, state or federal. Could be employer specific, immediate community / county, state legislative / regulatory, or federal. Individual influence as well as participation in a coalition.

More Information, click here. 

Mark your Calendars...            

October 19, 2018 * Sturbridge, MA 

ANA Massachusetts Fall Program/Networking

Update to required training for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention   (March 9, 2018)

To: Massachusetts Nursing and Professional Healthcare Organizations 

From: Board of Registration in Nursing

 The Board of Registration in Nursing (Board) continues to receive many calls regarding the issue of complying with the law that requires training for health care providers on the issue of domestic and sexual violence as a condition of licensure (M.G.L. c. 112, § 264).  Essentially, there is no update to report and the information below has not changed.

DPH’s Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services continues its work developing an e-Learning tool that will be housed on its DPH’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Integration Initiatives web page.  Once the e-learning tool is completed, the Board will issue a new update and post information regarding it on the Board’s website.   

The Board will not hold a nurse responsible for the required training until it is available.

After the training information is posted on the Board’s website, nurses who have not yet renewed in 2018 will have an additional six months to complete the training.  Nurses who have renewed prior to the posting must complete the training prior to their next renewal.

A nurse participating in a currently approved in-person training program will be considered to have met the requirement and does not need to take the online course by DPH.  Refer to DPH’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Integration Initiatives for training approval update Update to required training for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention  

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Nursing Resources:

Ambassador Program
(Ambassadors offer peer-to-peer health care planning discussions to improve healthy living!)
Spring Events and Workshops

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April 2018 is Healthcare Decisions Month
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




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Clio's Corner
By: Mary Ellen Doona, RN, EdD

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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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