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Join Generations of Nurse Advocates

Create change through legislation, regulation and policy.

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We make nursing leaders visible and nursing voices indispensable.

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We create safe environments that attract and retain BIPOC nursing leadership.

We improve access to nursing education and advancing academic progression.

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We safe all Californian's access to safe, appropriate, and timely care.

Nurses are underrepresented in policy, politics, and media.

Create the future of nursing you want to see tomorrow with ANA\California.

Advocacy Institute

Growing the next generation of nurses advocating for change.

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Legislative Watch

Take action and monitor updates on important nursing legislation.


Nursing Campaigns

Advocate for issues key to the future of nursing.

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We publicize our policy agenda so you know what we stand for.

Quality Care

Quality Experience

Quality Nurses

Quality Profession

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What is a Nurse Advocate and How Do I Create Change?

An introduction to the Advocacy Institute and nursing advocacy in California.

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BJ Bartleson, RN, MS, NEA-BC

VP Nursing and Clinical Services at California Hospital Association

On behalf of the California Hospital Association, it gives me great pleasure to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and thank ANA\California for their unwavering support during these unprecedented times.   Who better than California RN leaders to chart a course through these highly uncertain, ambiguous, volatile times.

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Laura Chechel, MSN, RN, CNS

Nurse Manager at UC San Diego Medical Center

This organization has helped me network with nurse leaders throughout the state and help advocate for nursing professionals and the patients we care for. All nurses should be a part of ANA\California to ensure our collective voice is heard in policy and legislation that affects our daily practice.

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CEO of HealthImpact

ANA\California has been a valued partner in representing professional nursing to statewide nurse leader coalitions.  It has been a pleasure to work with and learn from thoughtful ANA\California leaders in advancing the profession.