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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]

All for one and one for all

All for one and one for all

Interprofessional education aims at fostering teamwork, quality care Health care professionals who learn together, work better together. That is the premise behind the growing practice of interprofessional education (IPE) in both schools and clinical settings. “If we [Read More]

The new ‘fine’?

The new ‘fine’?

Nurses look at ways to move closer toward a work-life balance Ask people how they’re doing, and the standard response these days is more likely to be “busy” than “fine.” It is a phenomenon that Suzy Harrington, DNP, RN, MCHES, chief wellness officer at Oklahoma [Read More]

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Vote ANA Leaders to 100 Most Influential List

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For the second  consecutive year, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and ANA Chief Executive [Read More]

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

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