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Innovation & Evidence

Through investing in the original thinking of nurses to reach the widest possible audience, and encouraging the best standards of care through evidence-based practice, The American Nurses Association (ANA) supports nurses to position themselves at the forefront of health care change.


ANA believes that nurse-focused innovation is vital in addressing the challenges that the health care system faces. By harnessing the creative thinking power of nurses and the expertise learned from frontline experience, we can positively impact nurses and patient outcomes.

Collaborating with key partners, ANA will support nurses to develop innovative approaches to care through technology, analytics, and new models of care.

We are excited to announce the launch of the ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD. Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2018. Learn more here.

More exciting updates will be coming throughout 2018. Please check back regularly.


Evidence-based care is at the cornerstone of ANA’s approach to nursing practice. Only through careful consideration of the most relevant data, a clinician’s own expertise, and the individual patient’s preferences, can a nurse provide the best possible care.

Central to the success of evidence-based care is interprofessional collaboration and the mutual support of health care colleagues across disciplines. This falls under ‘care coordination’, requiring effective communications by all stakeholders to ensure patient safety.

Evidence-based care is at the cornerstone of ANA’s approach to nursing practice.

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