Successfully Advancing the Nursing Profession in Key Areas

SILVER SPRING, MD— Today, the ANA Enterprise– comprised of the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) – released its 2023 Annual Impact Report. It highlights the standout accomplishments from ANA Enterprise’s body of work that align with its overall 2023-2025 strategic plan to elevate the profession of nursing, evolve the practice of nursing to improve health care, and ensure the professional success of nurses to realize its vision of creating a healthy world through the power of nursing.

“I am extremely proud of all the incredible work accomplished and milestones achieved by the ANA Enterprise to uplift our nursing community. Our family of organizations are collaborating together harmoniously on behalf of nurses to support them, enrich their lives both professionally and personally, and to elevate the profession on a global scale,” said ANA Acting CEO/CNO Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN. “It’s a tremendous honor to serve the nation’s more than 5 million nurses – the heartbeat of our health care system – for all the work they do and for all they have to endure. Through our advocacy, we look forward to delivering a brighter future to our nurses within an equitable, more diverse, and technologically advanced health care system.”

American Nurses Association
ANA made considerable strides in 2023 to improve nurses’ practice environments through legislative and regulatory advocacy, such as supporting landmark nurse staffing federal legislation to establish safe staffing standards that protect both nurses and their patients. ANA also adopted a position statement empowering nurses with tools to dismantle systemic racism wherever they practice and replace it with a just and equitable culture.

The American Nurses Foundation
In 2023, The Foundation invested substantially in the ingenuity and power of nurses. Acting on the results from its Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses Survey Series, the Foundation developed a three-year Stress and Burnout Prevention Program to test tools and resources created by nurses for nurses to remove the stigma associated with seeking mental health care. In 2023, the Reimagining Nursing Initiative continued to invest the $14 million grant toward innovative nurse-led projects to improve health access, care, and outcomes for all.

TheAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center
In 2023, ANCC continued to support nurses both professionally and personally through educational webinars, resources, and accreditation and credentialing programs that have credentialed more than 300,000 nurses and more than 800 organizations world-wide, according to the latest standards and practices.

Visit Nursing World to watch ANA Enterprise’s By the Numbers Video and to view the complete 2023 Annual Impact report.