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ANA membership gives you free access to a variety of tools such as CINAHL and other essential nursing resources to help your professional needs.

Please note that all of the tools and resources listed require member login.


ANA Mentorship Program

ANA Mentorship Program

Our Mentorship Program reflects our commitment to your professional development. This unique online networking and career development tool helps you find and connect with others. Your Mentor or Mentee can be right down the street or on the other side of the world. To learn more about the program and enrollment, visit


CINAHL® provides indexing for more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2.6 million records dating back to 1981. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

In addition, this database offers bibliographic entries for nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals are also included.

The only way that members can access is through ANA or another subscribing institution. CINAHL is not available to individual subscribers.


Global Disease Alert Map

This is a new service for ANA members…access to HealthMap (the Global Disease Alert Map), which is a collaborative and unique information service developed by Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology and the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program. It provides information on the global state of infectious diseases and aggregates news sources from a variety of news organizations and official alerts. Users of Google Maps will recognize the application that allows the user to focus on specific locations for disease outbreaks, alerts and news. It should be a useful tool for all health practitioners as well as travelers here and abroad.

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Medication Safety Tools and Resources

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) offers a wide range of resources and information to help healthcare practitioners in a variety of healthcare settings prevent errors and ensure that medications are used safely. All of the ISMP tools listed below are free, downloadable, and easy to use.

In addition, ISMP offers teleconferences on timely topics in medication safety, educational symposia at leading healthcare meetings, and knowledgeable and articulate speakers from varied health disciplines who can provide expert advice and education on patient safety issues.

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Essential Nursing Resources

The 25th Edition of the Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing (ICIRN) Essential Nursing Resources list is presented as a resource for locating nursing information and for collection development. The list includes print, multimedia, and electronic sources to support nursing practice, education, administration, and research activities. These resources are available to ANA Members. 

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