ANA Massachusetts (formerly MARN) Mission, Vision and Functions
ANA Massachusetts is committed to the advancement of the profession of nursing and of quality patient care across the Commonwealth.
As a constituent member of the American Nurses Association, ANA Massachusetts is recognized as the voice of registered nursing in Massachusetts through advocacy, education, leadership and practice.
The functions of this association shall be to:
•Develop collaborative relationships with nursing and other health care related groups to explore common interests;
•Initiate, influence and advocate for legislation and public policy consistent with the mission of the Association;
•Provide for quality in nursing practice and nursing education by promoting the ANA Code of Ethics and the ANA Standards;
•Promote and provide for the continuing education of nurses through the implementation of ANA’s Standards for Continuing Education in Nursing;
•Encourage development of nursing knowledge through research and evidence based practices;
•Develop and advocate for initiatives that support the continuing education and professional development of nurses.