December 2022 Vol. 17 No. 12

A nurse for everyone who leaves the hospital

Nurses Jasmine Bhatti, PhD(c), MS, RN, and Ayan Said, MSN, RN, only knew each other 
in passing. They worked on the same floor at Mayo Clinic in Arizona,…

ANA Enterprise News, December 2022

OJIN reveals new look, enhanced navigation The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to debut a new and improved web 
experience for OJIN: The Online Journal of 
Issues…

Celebrating nursing excellence

The American Nurses Credentialing Center 
(ANCC) presented its annual awards in October at the co-located 2022 ANCC National Magnet Conference® and the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® in…

Coffee and conversation gets new staff up and running

Endoscopy nurse leaders take a unique training approach. Takeaways: Coffee and Conversation, a novel approach to in-service education, serves as an efficient and effective method for providing specialty-specific…

Conference confidence

ANCC event delivers substantive content, enriching celebrations Philadelphia was the venue for the co-located 2022 ANCC National Magnet Conference® and the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference®, where more…

Do you have a mentor?

5 factors to consider when choosing a mentor Lillee Gelinas Editor’s note: Occasionally, something from the past speaks to the present (and the future). This April 2020 column…

Medication adherence in underserved populations

Bridging the gap requires nurse intervention. Individuals within underserved populations face many hurdles to healthcare. They lack access, experience disparities in health literacy, and must consider how they…
Jennifer-Mensik-Kennedy

Meet Jennifer Mensik Kennedy

ANA’s 38th president starts her term on January 1, 2023. Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, starts her 2-year term as 38th president of the American…

Metformin-associated lactic acidosis

Early recognition prevents negative outcome. Takeaways: Metformin-associated lactic acidosis is associated with a high mortality rate when treatment is delayed or the patient takes an unintentional overdose. Patients…

Nurses and preventive foot care

Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to reflect accurate information regarding certified foot care nurse qualifications, which include a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field; a…

Power of positivity

An intervention to enhance nurse leader engagement and coping ability Takeaways: Positive thinking skills training may present an innovative opportunity to combat stress and improve coping. Nurse leaders…

Preventing workplace violence

Analyze, report, and educate to ensure staff and patient safety The stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated violence in our society. In January 2022,…

Reflecting, anticipating

Nursing’s bright future beckons In this, my last column as American Nurses Association (ANA) president, my thoughts, though reflecting about the past, rest firmly on the future of…

The impact of restrictive laws on patient care

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: A patient advocate Subject: Navigating a new world Many states have recently enacted restrictive laws involving women’s health and gender-
affirming care. How do…

The role of nursing in hospital-at-home programs

Home and inpatient skills combine to provide hospital-level care at home. Takeaways Hospitals aren’t always the best environment for care, especially among older frail adults at risk for…

The role of palliative care in heart failure

Prevent exacerbation and hospitalization. Takeaways: The rising incidence of heart failure in the United States carries a significant disease burden, has a high economic impact, and increases healthcare…

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