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Staffing and Patient Outcomes

The nation’s largest database assessing nursing care quality has expanded its measures of nurse staffing to the entire clinical practice … Read more

ANA Nurses Week Webinar

Health care is constantly changing and evolving. Today, more than ever, nurses are stepping out of their comfort zones and … Read more

ICN Call for Abstracts

The online submission of abstracts for the International Council of Nurses Conference opens today at https://b-com.mci-group.com/AbstractSubmission/ICN2015.aspx. ICN invites nurses … Read more

ANA President’s Spring Message

We invite you to take a moment to watch President Daley provide an overview of ANA’s continuing efforts to grow and … Read more

Star Leadership Institute

On April 9, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) recognized 25 graduating members of the PSNA Star Leadership Institute … Read more

Standing with Nurses Awards

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) awarded its “Standing With Nurses” white lab coats to Senator Joseph Scarnati (R-25) and … Read more

PSNA Hires Director of Professional Development

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) announced that Aislynn Moyer, MSN/Ed, RN has been named Director of Professional Development. Moyer … Read more

PSNA Journal Now Online

Pennsylvania Nurse is now online! This issue includes: Nurse Residency Programs; a highlight of Dr. Leni Resick; Creating a Just Culture; … Read more

PSNA Supports Medicaid Waiver

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, thanks Governor Corbett for bringing nurses … Read more

PSNA Endorses Ward

Registered nurses from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association – Political Action Committee (PSNA-PAC) have endorsed Judy Ward, RN, for the … Read more

Volunteers for Beta Testing

PSNA is looking for volunteers to be beta testers for the PSNA Accredited Provider Unit. PSNA’s Accredited Provider Unit has Read more

State of the Union Address

The American Nurses Association (ANA) agrees with President Obama that the Affordable Care Act is making a positive difference in Read more

Medical Marijuana Legislation

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, supports Senate Bill 1182 “Medical Marijuana” … Read more

Advisory: H5N1 Virus

On January 8, 2014, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported the first confirmed case of human infection with avian … Read more

Defending Nurses on the House Floor

The state needs to do a better job including nurses on state appointed healthcare-related advisory boards when legislation creates such Read more

ANCC Call for Nominations

The Nominating Committee of the ANCC Board of Directors currently seeks nominations for appointments to the Commission on Accreditation, Commission … Read more

NURSES REMAIN MOST ETHICAL

The public continues to rate nurses as the most trusted profession, according to this year’s Gallup survey that ranks professions … Read more

$55.5 Million to Strengthen Health Care Workforce

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $55.5 million in funding awarded in FY 2013 to strengthen … Read more

ANA 2014 Elections

The ANA Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking nominees for a slate of candidates to be presented to the ANA … Read more

Need to Know: Safe Staffing

Nurses across the State have expressed concerns about unsafe staffing levels and overtime. PSNA currently has Safe Staffing legislation, HB … Read more

Comment: Home Health Nursing

ANA’s Home Health Nursing Scope and Standards Revision Workgroup seeks public comment on the draft document Home Health Nursing: Read more

Anesthesia Care Compromised

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, opposes House Bill 1603, “Administration of Anesthesia.” … Read more

A Gift for Veterans

This Veteran’s Day, the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) is giving veterans something very special: The Lee and … Read more

Grants for e-Health

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is releasing $500,000 in grant funding to electronic Health Information Exchanges (eHIEs) in Pennsylvania to … Read more

Mandatory Overtime Overview

In July 2009, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry was scheduled to begin enforcing Act 102 for all health … Read more

Distractions and Patient Safety

High levels of distraction in health care settings pose a constant threat to patient safety. PSNA, co-provided with the Pennsylvania … Read more

PSNA Awards

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, recognized four award recipients during the … Read more

Governor Unveils Healthy PA

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, thanks Governor Corbett for bringing nurses … Read more

CDC Health Advisory

Recently, a number of previously healthy individuals developed acute hepatitis and sudden liver failure of unknown cause after using a … Read more

Marketplace Coverage

Some of your patients and many of your neighbors, family and friends may be asking you  - the registered nurse … Read more

Summit on Environmental Health and Nursing

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 211,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, and the PSNA Environmental Health Committee … Read more

110-Year Celebration

This is a night to celebrate! We’ve saved your seat at our 110-Year Anniversary Celebration. For over a century, nurses … Read more

Nursing Congress Discusses Medicare Changes

The Fall  meeting of the Pennsylvania Nursing Congress on Practice, Education and Policy to be held at Central Penn College … Read more

Position on Medical Marijuana

PSNA has now posted its Position Statement titled “Patients’ Safe Access to Therapeutic Marijuana.” History has documented the use of marijuana … Read more

PSNA Mourns Passing of Rep. Hess

It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Representative Dick Hess. Rep. Hess was the epitome of … Read more

PSNA Stands with Governor

On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett held a ceremonial bill signing for SB 5, Community-Based Health Care … Read more

Safe Staffing Video Update

Representative Mauree Gingrich (R-101) has introduced non-ratio safe staffing legislation, House Bill 1631. Watch our video update for details on … Read more

Community-Based Health

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Health Planning announces the release of Community-Based Health Program RFA 67-26. Applications and Information can … Read more

ANA: Include APRNs

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has recommended to a federal agency that health insurers seeking to offer plans on state … Read more

Call for Abstracts: Due Aug 16

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) and the PSNA Environmental Health Committee have issued a Call for Abstracts for the … Read more

ANA and Manual Patient Handling

The American Nurses Association (ANA) applauds the introduction of federal legislation to protect registered nurses (RNs) and other health care … Read more

ANA Holds Inaugural Event

The American Nurses Association (ANA) held its inaugural Membership Assembly Friday, June 28 through Saturday, June 29 in Crystal City, … Read more

Alert: Heparin Vial Labeling

In November 2012, the National Alert Network (NAN) reported that the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) updated labeling standards for Heparin Read more

ANA Hails Iowa Court

The American Nurses Association (ANA) hailed today’s  Iowa Supreme Court decision affirming Advanced  Registered Nurse Practitioners’ (ARNPs) ability to supervise … Read more

Survey Closes Soon: What Keeps You Engaged at Work

We invite you to share your thoughts to support the research of Penn State University PhD Candidate Catherine Baumgardner. The … Read more

Program Expands Access to Nurse-Managed Care

Senator Ted Erickson’s (R-26) Senate Bill 5, Community-Based Health Care Clinics, was signed into law by Governor Corbett on May … Read more

Thank You

The PSNA Board of Directors and staff would like to thank our attendees from this week’s Nursing Awards and Summit. … Read more

RN Safe Staffing Bill

The American Nurses Association (ANA) applauds the introduction of federal legislation that empowers registered nurses (RNs) to drive staffing decisions … Read more

Tavenner to Lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and PSNA applauded today’s vote by the Senate to confirm Marilyn Tavenner, MHA, BSN, RN, as … Read more

Nurse Bullying Summit

PSNA will hold its annual Summit, “Bullying: Are You the Aggressor, the Bystander or the Target,” on Tuesday, May 21, … Read more

New Continuing Education: Excellence in Nursing

PSNA has added a new continuing education offering titled, “Factors Influencing Excellence in Nursing.” As nurses around the globe confront … Read more

Nurses for a Green Keystone

Click here to access the latest issue of “Nurses for a Green Keystone”, presented by the PSNA Environmental Health Committee.… Read more

Grant to Transform Health Care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that Pennsylvania will be one of only 20 states to be part of

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Star Leadership Closes Aug 15

Health care needs interactive and collaborative leaders prepared for today’s dynamic environment – from the bedside to the boardroom. The … Read more

NCLEX REVIEW FOR GRADUATING NURSES

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), the professional association representing 211,000 professional nurses in Pennsylvania, and the PSNA New to … Read more

NURSES CALL FOR ACTION ON SAFE STAFFING

Members of the association representing more than 211,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania made the case for major legislative changes in … Read more

Summit Presents Innovative PTSD Treatment

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) today announced that it has added a speaker to its Annual Summit on Tuesday, … Read more

Your Future as a Nurse

The Pennsylvania Nursing Congress on Practice, Education, & Policy will meet on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Central Penn College. … Read more

Action Alert: White House Petition

A White House petition was generated February 21, 2013 to “remove barriers that prevent advanced practice registered nurses from practicing … Read more

Vote: 100 Most Influential in Health Care

The American Nurses Association (ANA) encourages nurses and others who support the profession to nominate nurses for Modern Healthcare’s “100 Read more

Scholarships Available

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), a supporting organization of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), is pleased to announce … Read more

Nurse Survey

Nurses are invited to take a short online survey that will influence PSNA’s member benefits, guide our strategic plan and focus … Read more

ANA Responds to Sequester

PSNA joined the American Nurses Association (ANA) today in issuing the following statement attributable to ANA President Karen A. Daley, … Read more

Millersville Town Hall

PSNA and PSNA District 16 will host a Town Hall meeting on April 18, 2013 at Millersville University. Join us … Read more

ANA SUPPORTS NOMINATION FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES

The American Nurses Association (ANA) commends the White House for its decision to nominate Marilyn Tavenner, MHA, BSN, RN, to … Read more

Record-breaking Recoveries Related to Health Care Fraud

Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released a new report showing that … Read more

NEW DIRECTORS JOIN PSNA

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), the voice for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, recently elected five new members to serve … Read more

Obama Directs CDC on Research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be free to do research on the impact of guns on health, … Read more

ANA Chief Weighs-In on Gun Laws

It’s hard to fathom that the devastating massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, was a  month ago. On one … Read more

PSNA Position: Influenza Vaccinations

As we continue to see an increase in flu cases, PSNA would like to share our position on voluntary influenza vaccination of … Read more

Vote to Raise Passing Standard for NCLEX-RN Exam

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) voted on Dec. 17, 2012, to raise the passing standard for … Read more

Apply Today!

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is seeking applications for its Care Coordination Quality Measures professional issues panel to be convened … Read more

2012 Year in Review

We invite you to take a moment to review our 2012 accomplishments. It has been a pleasure serving you!

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Role of NPs in Meeting Demand for Primary Care

Congressional Quarterly reported on the release of a National Governors’ Association’s report “The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Meeting Increasing … Read more

Patients Limited by Health Care Rejection

Harrisburg, PA, December 13, 2012 – The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is profoundly troubled by Gov. Tom Corbett’s decision … Read more

Nurses for a Green Keystone 4(4)

Click to access the latest issue of Nurses for a Green Keystone, compliments of the PSNA Environmental Health Committee. … Read more

A Call to Action from the Nation’s Nurses in the Wake of Newtown

Like the rest of the nation, America’s nurses are heartbroken as we grieve the unthinkable loss and profound tragedy that … Read more

Fiscal Cliff: What It Means for Health Care

While election season may be behind us, political bickering is far from over. In the coming weeks Congress is delegated … Read more

NCSBN Launches Nursys e-Notify

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) announces the launch of Nursys e-Notify, the national nurse licensure notification … Read more

Nurses Rank Highest

The public continues to rate registered nurses (RNs) as the most trusted profession according to this year’s Gallup survey that … Read more

“Front Line” News

Front Line is PSNA’s complimentary e-newsletter. This is your all-access pass to Association legislative updates, member highlights and a calendar … Read more

Advocating for RN Inclusion

State health insurance exchanges being developed over the next year as part of the Affordable Care Act could determine whether … Read more

PSNA Issues New CE Manual

PSNA has issued a new continuing education manual, effective by no later than January 1, 2013. The forms included with … Read more

Public Health Funding in Jeopardy

Health Care Law Moves Forward

The Obama administration moved forward today to implement provisions in the health care law that would make it illegal for … Read more

Medicare Provisions Pay For Nursing Services

In a major advancement for RNs, a new Medicare rule calls for paying RNs for services intended to effectively manage … Read more

Safe Patient Handling

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has released draft Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards to a broad array of … Read more

Trust Nurses on Safe Staffing

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), the professional organization representing Pennsylvania’s 209,000 registered nurses, has engaged legislators and hospital administrators … Read more

“Front Line” News

Front Line is PSNA’s complimentary e-newsletter. This is your all-access pass to Association legislative updates, member highlights and a calendar … Read more

PSNA Partners with Nurse Future

PSNA and the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP) announce their partnership with NurseFuture.com. NurseFuture.com is an innovative resource for news, … Read more

Nurses for a Green Keystone

Click to access the latest issue of Nurses for a Green Keystone, compliments of the PSNA Environmental Health Committee. … Read more

Report: 37,000 Jobs May Be Lost

A new report found up to 37,382 health care jobs could be lost in Pennsylvania by 2021 as a result … Read more

Scholarships Awarded by Nursing Foundation

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), which administers a scholarship fund on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), … Read more

PSNA Launches Learning Network

PSNA, the voice for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce a partnership with Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (TSX-V: … Read more

PSNA Earns Reaccreditation

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is pleased to announce it achieved reaccreditation by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as … Read more

Action Coalition Appoints Executive Director

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and AARP, today announced that Frances Ward, … Read more

Nurses Promote Healthier Energy Choices

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) submitted a health care and public policy proposal, Nurses Role in Recognizing, Educating and Read more

Compassion Award Open to All Nurses in PA

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) applauds excellence in nursing with its 2012 Courage, Commitment and Compassion Award.  Many registered … Read more

Participants Wanted for Survey on e-Health Records

Participants are needed for a dissertation survey on “Examining the Relationship Between Electronic Health Record Interoperability and Quality Management.”

Purpose: Read more

ANA and PSNA Laud Health Care Reform Law

The American Nurses Association (ANA) lauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including … Read more

Awards Close August 1

“Compassion for the underrepresented and underserved population in the elderly is a research area that begs for an advocate. That Read more

Latest Issue of “Nurses for a Green Keystone”

Click to access the latest issue of Nurses for a Green Keystone, compliments of the PSNA Environmental Health Committee. This … Read more

PA Action Coalition Conference Makes Headlines

“Partnering to Transform Healthcare in Pennsylvania” was held on June 7, 2012 in Philadelphia to discuss an action-oriented blueprint for the … Read more

Raising Awareness for Veterans: The Chad F. Cope Memorial Fund

After serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Chad filled the government relations post for the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA). His … Read more

Annual 5-County Dinner, Oct 4

Join PSNA Districts 25, 1, 23, 22 and 7 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Plymouth Meeting for our annual 5-County Dinner. … Read more

Governor Signs Bill Protecting Title Nurse

On May 8, 2012 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed HB 469 and 470 into law making them Act 34 and 35 … Read more

PSNA Joins First Lady in Support of Veterans and Military Families

On April 11, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced a commitment from nurses across the country … Read more

Title Protection Nears the Governor’s Desk!

Nurse Title Protection HB 469 and 470 were passed on April 2! PSNA will keep you updated at this legislation … Read more

Draft Annex of Continuing Education Regulation

Please review the proposed changes to the Continuing Education regulations from Section 21.131-21.134. Summarized regulations are as follow: (1) Require … Read more

Safe Staffing Survey

PSNA is conducting a comprehensive review of staffing practices in Pennsylvania hospitals. This survey was created in an effort to obtain … Read more

Deadline Today: Call for Poster Abstracts

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) has issued a call for poster abstracts for the 2012 Annual Summit to be … Read more

PSNA Endorses Senator Argall for Senate District 29

Registered nurses from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association – Political Action Committee (PSNA-PAC) have endorsed State Senator David Argall, a … Read more

Legislative Day 2012

PSNA will be holding our 2012 Legislative Day on Tuesday, May 8.  Join your colleagues and meet your legislators, discuss … Read more

Scholarship Information

The deadline for Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania’s Pauline Thompson Scholarship Awards has been extended to May 30, 2012.  If you have … Read more

Pennsylvania Action Coalition Seeks Executive Director

Executive Director: A multi-organization health care coalition seeks an experienced program manager/executive director to coordinate statewide efforts to implement transformative … Read more

PA Nurses Respond to EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Have you ever had to struggle for a full breath of air or witnessed or experienced an asthma attack?  With … Read more

New CE Offering Available

PSNA  is announcing a new Continuing Education offering that is coprovided with the Patient Safety Authority in Pennsylvania.  This article … Read more

HB 469 and 470

Nurse Title Protection (HB 469 and 470) has passed the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives by a vote of 193-0. … Read more

PSNA Town Hall Meetings

PSNA has held several Town Hall meetings this Fall including Chester County Hospital and HACC-Gettysburg. Both had wonderful turnouts—with standing-room … Read more

Congratulations to the 2011 PSNA award recipients!

Congratulations to the 2011 PSNA award recipients. They include: Leadership Excellence Award, Patrick Kenny, DeSales University; PSNA District Excellence Award, … Read more

Summit Registration Open: Keynote Dr. Peter Buerhaus, RN

Dr. Peter Buerhaus Selected To Be Keynote Speaker At Annual Nursing Summit

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) … Read more

Healthlines: PA Named Future of Nursing Action Coalition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 30, 2011

Contact: Jennifer Neidig, 717-798-8942, jenniferneidig@panurses.org

Pennsylvania Named Future of Nursing Action Coalition to … Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A bright pink fountain will flow throughout October at the Pennsylvania State Capitol to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month. The … Read more

Psna Town Hall Meeting: Chester County Hospital

Town Hall Meeting

Sponsored by Pennsylvania State Nurses Association | Co-sponsored by PSNA District 22

October 20, 2011

Chester County … Read more

PA’s Air Quality Sixth Worst

A new air quality study by a Pennsylvania environmental advocacy group found the commonwealth has the sixth-most smog-ridden air in … Read more

ANA President Publishes Op-Ed on Preventable Sharps Injuries

In the op-ed, “Complacency Erodes Sharps Safety Gains,” published in the August 2011 issue of Hospital Employee Health, ANA … Read more

Attn PSNA Members: Online Voting Update

This year’s elections are open. We ask that you please check your spam filter if you have not yet received … Read more

A New Resource on the History of Nursing

Announcing the launch of an exciting new website, Nursing, History and Health Care (NHHC). This unique website provides a lens … Read more

ANA Releases New Social Networking Principles

Given the pervasiveness of social media, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has released its Principles for Social Networking and the … Read more

Does Your Voice Matter?

PSNA is holding a Town Hall meeting at HACC – Gettysburg on September 29 from 6-8 pm. We are pleased … Read more

Summit 2011

PSNA is pleased to host Keynote Speaker Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Peter Buerhaus, a nurse and healthcare economist, … Read more

PSNA’s Star Leadership Institute Recognized in ANA Article

Programs take aim at helping nurse managers lead Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) member Susan Kristiniak, DHA, MSN, RN, describes … Read more

Join Nurses at Wilkes University in October

Nurses will Gather to Discuss Health Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling

HARRISBURG – The PA State Nurses Association’s (PSNA) Environmental … Read more

Save the Date: September Symposium on Nursing Education

To meet nurse leaders needs — an Educational Advancement of Nursing Symposium has been added! Registration opens soon for the … Read more

Submit Today! Environmental Health Call for Posters

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) has issued a call for poster abstracts for the 2011 Environmental Health Conference, October … Read more

CDC Health Advisory

Notice to Health Care Providers — Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli O104 (STEC O104:H4) Infections in U.S. Travelers Returning from Germany.… Read more

SERVPA Volunteer Announcement

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will soon begin verifying medical credentials (if applicable) and conducting criminal history record checks on … Read more

PA Nurses Unveil

HARRISBURG | The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) unveiled its “Long White Line Campaign” in a live, State Capitol roll … Read more

A Pittsburgh-Area Summit on Nursing Education