In 1896 a group of nursing alumnae formed an organization that was incorporated as The Nurses Associated Alumnae in 1901. In 1911, the name was changed to the American Nurses Association (ANA). This professional organization offers services to nurses in such areas as continuing education, professional standards, conferences, governmental relations, economic and general welfare, and research, and provides services to its constituent nurses' associations in each State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. ANA publications serve those in the profession as a forum for research and a voice among peers.
The publications office offers numerous titles of interest to nurses and persons interested in the field. Serial publication: The American Nurse (newspaper), 6 times a year--news of interest to nurses, and The American Journal of Nursing, the official journal of the ANA, published monthly.
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