Wednesday April 16th 2014

In the spotlight

Time to Cast Your Ballot for Nurses!

Modern Healthcare’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” ranking salutes transformative [Read More]

ANF expands ‘Honor a Nurse’

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) announced that Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and [Read More]

ACA progress report

Nurses need to lead and promote health care reform By Alice Benjamin, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, PCCN-CMC Almost four years [Read More]

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Featured Articles

On less familiar ground

Strategies aim to reduce random floating, improve the experience Having to float can fill even the most highly experienced nurse with a sense of dread. And despite its link to nurse dissatisfaction, floating continues to be a staffing practice in health care facilities throughout the land. There [Read More]

Grants to support state action coalitions

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced that 10 additional states will be part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program. The program is helping states prepare the nursing profession to address the nation’s most pressing health care challenges: access, quality and [Read More]

The war on superbugs

Addressing the issue of antibiotic resistance With his discovery of penicillin, Alexander Fleming helped pave the way for the golden era of antibiotics, which began full force in the 1950s as more of these bacteria-fighting drugs were developed and prescribed. Many in the public and within health [Read More]

Creating a practice environment that supports multigenerational workforce collaboration

By Marie-Elena Barry, MSN, RN The current economic climate has led nurses preparing to retire and those who have already retired back to the bedside. As a result, generational diversity in today’s health care environment consists of nurses who were born in the 1930s to those born in the 1990s. [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Nursing innovation — Beyond the status quo

One of the high points of the fall each year for me is the opportunity to attend the National Magnet Conference® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). At this year’s conference, more than 7,100 nurses exuded an infectious sense of energy, pride and positivity in what had been accomplished within their respective facilities related [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

Societal Violence: What is Our Response?

The four new articles in the Jan. 31 OJIN topic, Societal Violence: What is Our Response? discuss a variety of aspects related to violence in our society. Violence, including child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence and sexual [Read More]

APRN Focus

Leading the way for APRN practice in the VHA

When the Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Health, Advancing Change was released in 2010, nurse leaders in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) took notice. In its 2011 [Read More]