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ANA designates 2017 as Year of the Healthy Nurse

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Do you want to eat healthier, be more active, get better sleep and have more joy? This is your year! ANA is declaring 2017 to be the Year of the Healthy Nurse and will be addressing specific wellness issues every month.

ANA defines a healthy nurse as someone who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal and professional well-being. Nurses are ideally positioned to be the best role models, educators, and advocates for health, safety and wellness. Go to for links to monthly topics and resources and to learn about the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge.


January Worksite Wellness
February Cardiovascular Health
March Nutrition
April Combatting Stress
May Women’s Health
National Fitness and Sports Month
June Men’s Health
Cancer Awareness
Skin Health
July Healthy Sleep
August Happiness
September Recovery
Work-Life Balance

Infection Control
Moral Resilience / Moral Distress
November Mental Health
December Healthy Eating / Healthy Holidays