About the American Nurses Association

Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all

The American Nurses Association is an influential and effective network of registered nurses. ANA works on the issues that matter to nursing and the healthcare of the nation.

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The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. Founded in 1896, and with members in all 50 states and U.S. territories, ANA is the strongest voice for the profession.

ANA exists to advance the nursing profession by:

Fostering high standards of nursing practice

Promoting a safe and ethical work environment

Bolstering the health and wellness of nurses

Advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public