Jan 05, 2018

Improving Nurses’ Health and Wellness

January 22, 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

This webinar, sponsored by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and ANA, will provide an overview of Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation and examine data from the Healthy Nurse survey. We will discuss ways to connect and engage nurses, other healthcare employees, nursing students, schools of nursing, and partner organizations to take action within five areas:  physical activity, sleep, nutrition, quality of life, and safety. Hear how some Campaign’s state-based Action Coalitions are implementing Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation in their communities and how they relate it to their work of nurses leading a Culture of Health.

Nurses know how to maintain and improve health, yet in many health indicators, their own health lags behind that of the general U.S. population. The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge, an initiative of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is designed to transform the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation’s 3.8 million registered nurses. As the largest sector of health care workers, nurses are ideally situated to be advocates, educators, and role models of health, safety, and wellness, personally and professionally.


  • Jaime Murphy Dawson, MPH, director of program operations for the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge for the American Nurses Association
  • Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN,  senior policy advisor for the American Nurses Association
  • Robin Schaeffer, MSN, RN, CAE, executive director, Arizona Nurses Association
  • Maria MacPherson, RN, MPH, deputy director, Central NY Regional Office, New York State Department of Health

Participants will:

  • Discuss data on the status of nurse health, safety, and wellness through an ongoing health risk appraisal.
  • Examine the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge and specific ways to engage.
  • Learn how Action Coalitions are implementing Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation in their communities.