ANA President Dr. Pamela Cipriano on the Record

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ANA President Dr. Pamela Cipriano on the Record

Recent Articles and Commentaries

2016: 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Dr. Cipriano was named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" for the second year in a row. —Modern Healthcare

2015: The Top 25 Women in Health Care
From a pool of nearly 200 nominations submitted by readers, senior editors at Modern Healthcaremagazine selected the top 25 women in health care in its sixth biennial ranking. —Modern Healthcare

Culture Change on the Agenda
Health care practitioners must be "safety zealots," says Dr. Cipriano —National Patient Safety Foundation, Sept. 2016

We Must Work Together To End Gun Violence
Now is the time to pass meaningful gun control legislation at the state and federal levels to protect society. —Huffington Post, July 2016

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America's Nurses Are Committed To Addressing the Opioid Crisis
More than three million strong, nurses are ready to lead on the front lines of beating this epidemic. —Huffington Post, July 2016

The VA Rule On APRNs Should Not Be Doctors vs. Nurses
"To imply that advanced practice registered nurses are unqualified or that their care puts the health of veterans at risk is at best willfully ignorant, and at worst, dishonest." —Huffington Post, June 2016

For Many Women, Adequate Pensions Are Still a Far Reach
"Most nurses are on their own when it comes to saving for retirement." —The New York Times, June 2016

Helping Nurses Reduce Workplace Injuries
"We must take care of our nurses so they can take the best care of our patients." —CDC Blog, May 2016

4 Myths About Nurses
Dr. Cipriano debunks common myths about the largest group of health care workers in the nation. —Huffington Post, May 2016

Leveraging the Expertise of America's Most Trusted Profession
While the U.S. health care system struggles to retain the public's confidence, The evidence is clear that nurses have the respect of Americans. —Huffington Post, Dec. 2015

Workplace Violence a Growing Problem for Health Care Workers
When health care workers fear the threat of personal harm from attack and injury, their focus on the patient is undermined—and so is the U.S. health care system. —Huffington Post, Sept. 2015

In Value-Based Care, Nurses are Ready to Lead
As the health care industry begins to shift to value-based care, Pam Cipriano is utterly convinced that nurses are prepared to lead that transformation in many ways. —, July 2015

Nurse Staffing and Patient Safety
Appropriate nurse staffing is a sound investment that will help cut the overall costs of care, improve patient outcomes and keep nurses at the bedside. —Letter to the editor, New York Times,June 2015

Committee for the Evaluation of the Impact of the IOM Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
Dr. Cipriano presented the perspective of ANA and its constituent and state nurses associations in a panel discussion about the progress that has been made over the past five years in implementing the recommendations of The Future of Nursingreport, as well as the barriers to moving the recommendations to reality. —National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine),May 2015, Video - begins at 10 minutes, 30 seconds

Let Nurses do the Ethical Thing
Health-care providers in the military often face the most difficult of challenges — the conflict of dual loyalties, one to the military code of conduct and the other to their professional code of ethics. —Washington Post,May 2015

National Action Conference: Policies and Payment Systems to Improve End-of-Life Care
Dr. Cipriano presented nursing's perspective on improving end-of-life care in accordance with the Institute of Medicine report, Dying in America, as well as the vital importance of hospice and palliative nursing care —National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), March 2015, Video

Nurses Seek to Reduce Long Hours and Fatigue
The American Nurses Association seeks to reduce medical errors related to nurse fatigue with a new set of recommendations spelling out the dangers of nurse fatigue and ways employers can reduce it. —USA Today,Feb. 2015

In Her Own Words

Editorials in The American Nurse

Editorials in American Nurse Today