Tuesday October 6th 2015

In the spotlight

Lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola epidemic: The importance of infection prevention and control

The 2014 Ebola epidemic was the largest in history and affected several countries in West Africa. The human toll [Read More]

Nurse participants address workplace and health care issues, ANA governance

Nurse leaders from around the nation and numerous specialty organizations gathered at the American Nurses [Read More]

ANA events serve as an arena for innovative thinking, interaction, recognition

A number of events were held along with the Membership Assembly — giving nurses even greater opportunities to [Read More]

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Featured Articles

A change in the air?

Nurses discuss value of a concept-based approach to education For decades, nurse educators and students have been grappling with a seemingly ever-expanding nursing curriculum in order to keep up with an ever-changing health care landscape. “There are more and more things new nurses need to know [Read More]

80 percent by 2020

Supporting rural and other nurses to advance their education Five years ago the Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, set an ambitious goal: increasing the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree from 50 to 80 percent by 2020. That goal [Read More]

A student of humanity, a leader of the nursing profession

Editor’s note: In this column, we continue our series highlighting the 2014 American Nurses Association National Award recipients. For a list of winners and additional profiles, visit NursingWorld.org or TheAmericanNurse.org. Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, has been committed to the [Read More]

Demystifying delirium

If you have ever worked in a clinical setting, you have probably cared for a patient who, from a cognitive and behavioral standpoint, seemed absolutely fine on admission and then seemingly out of nowhere developed intermittent or continuous confusion and agitation. In the intensive care unit, these [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Ethics: Integrity, courage and leadership

Words are powerful. They reflect our thoughts and feelings, and can ignite passion, advocacy and action. Such was the case at the American Nurses Association’s Ethics Symposium in June. From staff nurses to scholars, powerful, evocative words shaped discussions about the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements and how it guides [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

New articles: Discrimination, professional relationships, and nursing wisdom

Five articles and several columns arrived this summer in OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. The consequences of discrimination against internationally educated nurses can affect physical and psychological well-being, and the quality and cost [Read More]

APRN Focus

Nurses as leaders of high-performing interprofessional teams

The days of solo practitioners — whether a family physician or private nurse — are long gone. What the Institute of Medicine has called the “geometric rise in complexity in health care” has [Read More]