Growing generations of nurse advocates.

We fight for issues that frustrate you by being a platform that empowers you.

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ADVOCACY INSTITUTE

Tiered advocacy programs designed by nurses, for nurses.

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LEGISLATION

Timely updates, talking points, and advocacy made easy, all in one place.

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CAMPAIGNS

Tools and discussions for nursing's most important, non-legislative issues.

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MEDIA

Press releases, events, continuing education, and media opportunities.

HOW WE ADVOCATE

Developing nurses' advocacy skills

We help build your confidence in communicating with decision-makers both inside and outside of your workplace.

+ PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCATE

+ MEDIA-TRAINED

+ SCHOOL BOARD REP.

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Communicating trust and transparency

We use a common language to help you and your legislators understand policy implications.

This guidance tilts towards economic needs as opposed to the health needs of nurses...

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Gun violence is a public health threat. Look at what happened just last week...

Dear Governor Newsom,
Last year’s recommendations from the Health Workforce Commission...

We identify and remove barriers impeding your ability to care for yourself and your patients.

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Removing restrictive policies

"Health equity and social justice are our common goals, and we are proudly disrupting the current status quo through meaningful and sustainable policy change in nursing practice." 

-Dr. Marketa Houskova, DNP, MAIA, BA, RN
Executive Director of ANA\California.

Amplifying nurses' voices

We create and share media opportunities to highlight the issues that matter the most.

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Make'da Traynum MSN, RN
Nov. 11, 2021 - 4 min.

WHAT NURSES NEED TO CREATE A SHARED FUTURE OF NURSING AGENDA

The underlying faults within our nation’s healthcare system have been magnified during the COVID pandemic. The significant constrainment of nursing practice, as well as the lack of diversity within healthcare, are...

"ANA\California helps me network with decision makers throughout the state, to advocate for nurses' interests and for the patients I 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."

LAURA CHECHEL, MSN, RN, CNS
MEMBER SINCE 2017

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Our
Mission

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

At ANA\California, we optimize nursing’s contribution to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.

As nurses, this primary commitment to society guides and shapes our efforts to foster nursing practice standards, promote professional and leadership development, influence public policy and enhance professional practice environments.

Join nurses advocating for future generations.