American Nurses Association Formally Recognizes Cannabis Nursing Specialty

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The American Nurses Association — which represents the more than 4 million registered nurses in the U.S. — this week announced its formal recognition of cannabis nursing as a nursing specialty.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) on Thursday announced it is formally recognizing cannabis nursing as a specialty. The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) identifies cannabis nursing as a practice focused on the care of healthcare consumers seeking education and guidance in the therapeutic use of cannabis.

ANA is the sole reviewing body of specialty nursing scope of practice and standards of practice, requests for specialty recognition, and affirmation of focused practice competencies.

In a statement, ANA President Jennifer Mensik Kennedy said the recognition “highlights the essential role and special contribution of cannabis nurses to the health care system and promotes enhanced integration of cannabis therapies for health care consumers across diverse health care settings.”

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