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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]

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 <I>Code</I>: <BR>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]

More than just tired

More than just tired

Nurses, employers should work together to reduce fatigue, its effects Years ago while driving home after working a 12-hour night shift in a busy emergency department, R. John Repique was pulled over by a Baltimore police officer; he was told he had been swerving. “Getting [Read More]

Urging action, promoting calm

Urging action, promoting calm

ANA and affiliated organizations work to respond effectively to Ebola In late summer of 2014, two infectious diseases have dominated the health care scene: most notably Ebola and to a lesser extent, enterovirus D68. On Oct. 2, the first travel-related case of Ebola in the [Read More]

Back to the future?

Back to the future?

Telehealth services, tele-nursing are on the rise Routinely assessing subtleties in a patient’s condition and offering spot-on interventions from afar may once have seemed more like science fiction than reality. But telehealth — or technology-enabled care — has now [Read More]

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ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, the American Nurses Association asked RNs to help make their workplaces safer to [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 [Read More]

June 25, 2016: Taking action at the Membership Assembly

June 25, 2016: Taking action at the Membership Assembly

Before the Membership Assembly came to a close, representatives took action on measures aimed at improving care to [Read More]

Membership Assembly: Addressing patient engagement, substance use

Membership Assembly: Addressing patient engagement, substance use

The June 24 afternoon session of the Membership Assembly kicked off with a riveting keynote address by Knitasha [Read More]

June 24, 2015: ANA’s Membership Assembly — Shaping the future

June 24, 2015: ANA’s Membership Assembly — Shaping the future

Nearly 300 representatives to the American Nurses Association’s Membership Assembly and observers convened this [Read More]

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