Mission Statement

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The American Society of Registered Nurses is dedicated to:

  • Promoting nursing as a science and a profession for the benefit of human welfare
  • Establishing and maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics and conduct of the members of the Society
  • Increasing and diffusing awareness and knowledge to nurses through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, workshops, and professional journals
  • Assisting nurses wherever needed
  • Improving the quality of life for direct care nurses and the patients that they serve in the health care environment



Stop Treating Nurses Like Commodities

What happened to me — and continues to happen to countless others — is needless but likely inevitable in the toxic culture we’ve created and perpetuate. I was party to the culture for more than a decade before I began to recognize the toxicity and call it out. Finally, I feel like the real me again, but now with more experience and confidence. It’s time for all of us to speak up against the notion that nurses are commodities and against the collateral damage of toxic corporate health care. Start sharing your stories about burnout, post-traumatic stress, and the dangers of metrics-based health care. Something’s got to give, and it shouldn’t be the well-being of caregivers.


Allergic To Dogs? It May Only Be The Males

It’s not the hair of the animal that triggers the allergic reaction. It’s proteins in the urine, saliva and dander (or dead skin cells), of the dog or cat that trigger an oversensitive immune system to react. To date, science has identified six specific dog allergens.