December 6, 2013 - The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced today that the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) has joined ANA as an organizational affiliate.
“Excellence in nursing education is crucial to the future of the nursing profession, so we are thrilled to partner with an organization that represents the voice of associate degree nursing, where a large number of nurses receive their initial preparation to practice,” said ANA President Karen A. Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN. “This affiliation strengthens the influence of all nurses as ANA works with a broad range of partners to achieve mutual goals on behalf of nurses and patients.”
N-OADN promotes associate degree nursing through collaboration, advocacy and education to ensure excellence in the future of health care and professional nursing practice. N-OADN President Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, said, “We’re confident that the affiliation will help unify the nursing profession in the midst of health care changes. It is only through nursing educators and practitioners working together that we will be able to advance the profession of nursing at this very critical time of health care transformation.”
Through affiliation with ANA, nursing-related organizations such as N-OADN continue advocating independently on issues specific to their expertise while also benefiting from a larger, united presence that is committed to strengthening the nursing profession as a whole and improving patient outcomes, safety and satisfaction in all care settings. More than 30 specialty nursing organizations currently connect to ANA as affiliates, representing roughly 400,000 registered nurses.
Source: American Nurses Association.