Friday April 29th 2016

In the spotlight

Teamwork: Caring for ourselves and our patients

“How well do you work on a team?” the nurse manager asked in my job interview. “Oh, very well,” I said [Read More]

ANA Conference March 11: For nurses safety is the ultimate goal

In order to provide optimal conditions for patient safety, nurses must first understand how safety relies on [Read More]

ANA Conference March 10: Nurses have made gains but more needs to be done

Nurses have been instrumental in the significant gains made in improving quality and safety of health care in the [Read More]

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Featured Articles

Respirator or procedure mask?

Resources available to help nurses, patients stay safe Seasonal influenza — and the emergence of infectious diseases like Ebola in the United States — may temporarily heighten awareness for effective protection from droplets and airborne particles. However, experts maintain that nurses should [Read More]

A matter of life or death

Offering competencies to address suicide prevention, management The statistics, punctuated by real-life stories in the media, are sobering. There were 41,149 suicides reported in 2013 in the United States, according to the most recent figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and [Read More]

A cultural experience

Committed to ensuring healthy outcomes for Native American, Indigenous youth Merriam-Webster defines a circle as “a perfectly round shape.” But when talking with John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, it becomes clear that a circle can be a powerful force — whether it’s shaping a research career or [Read More]

Stay healthy

Get vaccinated against the flu The American Nurses Association urges all RNs to get the seasonal influenza vaccination and to advise their patients to get vaccinated. Flu vaccination coverage rates have steadily increased, particularly over the past five years, according to the Centers for Disease [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Nurses unite with pride (and stethoscopes)

The original “shot heard round the world” commemorated the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775. But another shot heard round the world came on Sept. 14, 2015, when the hosts of the television show “The View” offended nurses by mocking Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson, an RN who chose to deliver a monologue demonstrating her [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

New articles: Open-access journals, end-of-life spiritual care, and future nurse leaders

Three articles and two Cochrane Review Brief columns are publishing this fall in OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Nurse scholars and clinicians seek to publish research and scholarly findings to strengthen both nursing science and [Read More]

APRN Focus

ANA partners to address a challenging public health problem

“Opioid abuse is a national issue that has touched families from all demographics. It is a complex problem that is going to require collaborative effort on many levels to address,” said Martha [Read More]