Wednesday September 28th 2016

In the spotlight

Join thousands of members who have updated their MyANA profile

Thank you for being a member of the American Nurses Association! Please update your member profile so we can [Read More]

Valuable tools for faculty in schools of nursing

As a faculty member in a school of nursing, fall is a busy time acclimating new students, offering new courses and [Read More]

How to be present, despite a never-ending to-do list

Despite my plan to “lay low” when I first got to the unit, I quickly developed a reputation that I hadn’t [Read More]

Featured Articles

ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, the American Nurses Association asked RNs to help make their workplaces safer to enhance patient care and nurses’ health and well-being. The emphasis on developing this type of work environment was reflected in the National Nurses Week theme, “Culture of [Read More]

Collaboration, connection key to culture of safety in mental health care

Safely and effectively addressing the needs of patients with mental health and behavioral disorders is an important part of nursing practice. RNs caring for the mentally ill can draw on a variety of effective methods and resources to promote a culture of safety in their work environment, a goal [Read More]

Cultivating mindfulness

Mindfulness is a powerful approach to self-care. It’s purposefully paying attention in the present moment with a sense of acceptance and nonjudgment. Not being mindful or aware of the present moment due to immense pressure as a part of the job can cause unmanaged stress. Unmanaged stress can have [Read More]

Panel assembles to examine issues in palliative and hospice nursing

The American Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association have embarked on an innovative partnership in jointly convening the 2016 Palliative and Hospice Nursing Professional Issues Panel. More than 250 nurses, both RN and APRN participants, applied to the widely [Read More]

President’s Perspective

EHRs and the glide path to value

Ask any health care professional about pain points in current care settings and at the top of most lists is “the EHR.” We have a love-hate relationship with electronic health records, yet very few would concede paper was better. The vision of a connected world, however, has fallen far short of expectations. Like most other [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

Discrimination, board leadership and full practice authority among new content

New articles and a Legislative Column are on the way this spring in OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. More than a decade before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as an African-American teenager from Baltimore, MD, Esther McCready challenged [Read More]

APRN Focus

Take the NACNS 2016 Workforce Survey

Clinical nurse specialists are crucial to implementing evidence-based patient care, ensuring patient safety, reducing health care costs and much more. To best serve the interests of CNSs, as well as [Read More]