Thursday February 23rd 2017

In the spotlight

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch [Read More]

Recognizing the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees

In this column, the American Nurses Association is pleased to highlight two recipients of the 2016 Hall of Fame [Read More]

Partnering to promote safety in the nursing profession

More than ever, RNs are providing care for patients with complex needs, delivering high-risk treatments, and [Read More]

Featured Articles

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus on the “Rs” — as in right patient, right dose, right route and so on — when administering medications.  But there’s another factor surrounding medications and [Read More]

Beyond folding washcloths: An innovation for diversional activity

Finding ways to keep patients safe in today’s complex hospital settings is an ongoing challenge. RNs experience a multitude of daily pressures arising from regulations, standards and hospital initiatives. It is particularly challenging when nurses are faced with balancing the care of complex and [Read More]

Preventing tragedies

New Mexico nurses lead initiative on shaken baby syndrome An initiative — developed and driven by RNs to prevent shaken baby syndrome — is gaining momentum in New Mexico.  And it’s a prime example of nurses who, seeing a need, take action to make an important difference in the lives of an [Read More]

Gaining momentum: Collaboration for academic progression

The path to obtaining a Bachelor of Science in nursing can be strewn with challenges. Helping clear the way, the American Nurses Association and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing joined forces in July 2015 to release the joint statement, “Academic Progression to Meet the Needs of the [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Safe nurses, safe patients

Primum non nocere, translated as “first, do no harm,” is an axiom familiar to every health care provider. Keeping patients free from harm is embodied in the Nightingale pledge, “… I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug.” While it would be difficult to [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

Summer reading

A new column and three articles on previously published OJIN topics are on the way this summer in OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. OJIN welcomes Ramona Nelson, PhD, BC-RN, ANEF, FAAN, as the new editor of the OJIN Informatics Column. [Read More]

APRN Focus

Heading down the path to becoming an APRN

The past several years have seen significant evolution in the education of advanced practice registered nurses. And with an important target date of 2015 behind us, it is a good time to focus on the [Read More]