August 2017 The Year of the Healthy Nurse

The theme for this month is happiness! 
Spread the Joy! Put on your happy face! We are in the eighth month of ANA’s Year of the Healthy Nurse, and our theme for August is happiness. We encourage nurses to seek happiness both at work and at home. 
On our dedicated webpage for August, you’ll find helpful tips, articles, webinars and resources to assist you in your pursuit of happiness, featuring content from ANA, our constituent and state nurses associations, affiliated nursing organizations, and related providers. 
Because being happy and healthy go hand-in-hand, join the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge, and see how much better you feel! 
Participate in National Immunizations Awareness Month in August.  Stay happy and healthy with disease prevention.
Visit the webpage for more information and to register for webinars. 
ANA Navigate Nursing Webinar
Therapeutic Laughter: Creating a Mirthful Environment (free for ANA members)
Wednesday, August 16
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT (log on at 12:30 p.m.)
Get the latest evidence on the connection between therapeutic laughter and physiology. Gain tangible tools to increase laughter, build resilience, and change your perspective with a mirthful environment.  
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Texas Nurses Association
The Texas Nurses Association is the professional association of licensed nurses in Texas.
Practice Tip of the Week: Happiness  Courtesy of the Texas Nurses Association
ANA Collaborative Partners
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is a specialty nursing organization committed to the practice of psychiatric mental health nursing and the care of persons with mental disorders.
Self Care Tip Sheet – Whole health includes happiness “Hug someone. Physical contact can reduce stress and release a hormone that boosts happiness. 
The best part of my day is when I get home and hug my dog.”
American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) 
American Holistic Nurses Association is a specialty nursing association that supports nursing practice focused on caring for the whole person, their mind, body, and spirit, to lead them to a healthier state of being.  Emotional Health & Well-Being by Carol E. Gutierrez, RN, MS, LMT, June 2017 Beginnings magazine.  Article includes 1.1 CNE contact hours.
Related Resource
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Well-Being Concepts
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