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Nurses need to heal: Addressing COVID-19 related burnout

From inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to caring for sicker patients, the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the United States healthcare system in an unprecedented...

To celebrate the launch of the Year of the Nurse, American Nurse Journal launched its My Nurse Influencer program to feature some of the greatest online nurse influencers! These influencers bring a fresh perspective to our journal and offer our readers more diverse topic matter. We are also thrilled to offer these influencers a platform to share their voices.

Should nurses receive hazard pay?

That was the question I posted online and in only two hours 3,900 nurses from all over the country responded.*  A reporter had asked...

Why wear face masks? Explaining COVID-19 to children

Elementary school nurse, Anne Young, created a series of videos for her students and parents to help reduce the stress and disruption of COVID-19....

You are witnessing the death of expertise

Planning for school reopening seems insurmountable, yet, those who are involved in the details continue efforts to keep our students and staff safe. It...

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Leadership challenge: Learning to let go

Holding on to the past can sabotage your future. Takeaways: Learning to let go of our expectations and the demands we place on ourselves can...

Why exercise is so important during menopause

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s National Nursing Workforce Study, about 91% of RNs are women, and their average age...

Nurse preceptors and new graduate success

Use these strategies to enhance new nurse clinical reasoning skills. Takeaways: The stress associated with the transition from nursing school to clinical practice can lead...

ANA names 2020 National Awards Recipients

13 honorees recognized for their exceptional leadership in healthcare. The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced its 2020 National Awards recipients in May. ANA’s National Awards...

Healthy conflict management starts at the top

Nurse leaders must model standards of behavior. When Ann O’Sullivan, MSN, RN, CNE, NE-BC, ANEF, provides conflict management training for nurses, she discovers that even...

Is political advocacy ethical for nurses?

To: Ethics Inbox    From: Uneasy RN Subject: Political advocacy I recently saw a political ad featuring a nurse using her name and licensed credentials to support...

Frequently asked questions about palliative care

Nurses can serve as leaders as they help patients and families through a difficult time. Takeaways: All nurses must be competent in providing palliative and...

Sharing messages of thanks to nurses

In only 2 months, the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses has done much to support our colleagues by providing: • more than...

What’s new in SPHM

ANA’s revised safe patient handling and mobility standards are coming soon. Much has happened since 2013 when the American Nurses Association (ANA) led a workgroup...

Nurses at the table for healthcare reform after COVID-19

COVID-19 is shining a light on nursing care and the extraordinary efforts of nurses in emergency departments and critical care units, frequently without the resources...

Changing a culture through Pathway to Excellence®

Increased nurse confidence can result in improved patient outcomes. Takeaways: Direct care nurses drive nursing excellence using Pathway standards Empowering nurses to have a voice...

Another thought on The Year of the Nurse: Everyday appreciation

Value yourself and your colleagues every day of the year. Year of the Nurse is well under way, but the COVID-19 crisis has swiftly created...

Education and Career Guide

Education can be the key to professional success. Whether you’re a new or experienced nurse, returning to school to get your BSN or an advanced degree can make the difference between thriving and stagnating in your career. Tap into the articles presented in this year’s education guide for tips and thoughtful advice on nursing education.

The American Nurse Education and Career Guide, provides you with facts, figures, other nurses’ experiences, and tons of other resources to help you in your journey.

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