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Stepping into a culture of safety

Stepping into a culture of safety

Onboarding programs help retain nurses, strengthen patient care Retaining newly hired, competent nurses — whether new graduates or experienced RNs — is good is for everyone: employers, staff, patients and the new employees, themselves. What are vital to their tenure, [Read More]

Higher education

Higher education

Learning what it means to provide spiritual care Providing spiritual care may seem as ethereal as the term implies. It doesn’t truly lend itself to a checklist and can even be difficult for some nurses to define. But addressing patients’ spiritual needs is a critical [Read More]

A challenging road

A challenging road

Nurses discuss complexities, ways to address rural health care Registered nurse Sharon Webster, manager of the Hannibal Free Clinic located roughly 100 miles from St. Louis, MO, describes practicing in a rural area this way: “We’re neighbors helping neighbors.” [Read More]

Without a home

Without a home

Nurses offer care, hope to those in need Tent cities — generally unsanctioned encampments for homeless individuals and families — continue to crop up under freeway passes and bridges and in parks and vacant lots across America, from Los Angeles to Boise, ID, to [Read More]

Optimal Staffing

Optimal Staffing

New resource aims to help RNs implement evidence-based staffing plans When it comes to achieving quality care, better patient outcomes and financial stability, optimal staffing should be viewed as a necessity and not a nice, but impossible, dream — particularly as health [Read More]

Optimal staffing

Optimal staffing

New resource aims to help RNs implement evidence-based staffing plans When it comes to achieving quality care, better patient outcomes and financial stability, optimal staffing should be viewed as a necessity and not a nice, but impossible, dream — particularly as health [Read More]

Preparing for the boomer effect

Preparing for the boomer effect

Less experienced nurses may step into nurse manager role sooner In many ways, the role of a nurse manager requires being a “Jack of all trades.” And as far as the second half of that saying goes — “a master of none” — forget about it. Positive patient outcomes [Read More]

Smoother transitions into practice

Smoother transitions into practice

ANCC program sets gold standard Michelle Brown, MSN, CNP, RN, describes her discovery of a cardiology nurse practitioner fellowship program as a “fortunate accident.” She had just finished a family nurse practitioner program and was looking for jobs in outpatient [Read More]

It can make nurses sick

It can make nurses sick

Aiming to prevent incivility, bullying, violence During her career as a nurse working both in multigenerational and pediatric emergency departments, Deena Brecher has been on the receiving end of some frightening and violent behavior. She can recall taking care of an [Read More]

Teaching ethics and the Code: Nurse educators weigh in

Teaching ethics and the Code: Nurse educators weigh in

A wide range of ethical questions emerge in the bioethics class that Connie Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, an associate professor of bioethics and nursing at the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Nursing and Medicine, teaches to second-degree nursing students. Questions like: [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

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 of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

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