January 2023 Vol. 18 No. 1

2022 nursing trends and salary survey results

Over 4,380 nurse clinicians and managers from across the United States shared their thoughts about their jobs, including salary, satisfaction, and workplace violence. Takeaways: Over 4,380 nurses completed…

A dynamic strategic plan for changing times

ANA Enterprise prioritizes advancement of nursing and professional success of nurses Healthcare and the practice and profession of nursing have changed rapidly in the almost 3 years since…

Alligators, swamps, and medication safety

Resolved: Stay focused on safe patient care Five years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its third global patient safety challenge, which aimed to improve medical safety.…

ANA Enterprise News, January 2023

ANA opposes restrictions on transgender healthcare and criminalizing gender-affirming care The American Nurses Association (ANA) strongly opposes any legislation or policy action that places restrictions on transgender healthcare…

Consider the role of committee chair

You find yourself wanting to dip your toe into the waters of leadership, but you’re unsure how to start. Various types of leadership styles exist, but what’s yours?…

Ectopic pregnancy

Courtney Thomas*, a 30-year-old patient, is 6 weeks pregnant with occasional mild lower abdominal pain and vaginal spotting. While in the outpatient lab, she experiences a diaphoretic episode…

Free career-building webinars from ANA

The American Nurses Association (ANA) offers webinars designed to help nurses advance in their careers, make informed decisions, and handle significant workplace challenges. These webinars are free and…

Journey of a novice Magnet® program director

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the highest recognition of nursing excellence. The designation puts nurses at the forefront of influencing improved patient…

Magnet® and the charge nurse role

Many organizations lack role-specific competency-based orientation, leaving nurses to learn on the job. Traditionally, nurses learn the charge nurse role over time as they progress from novice to…

Make 2023 the year of you

American Nurses Association (ANA) member benefits are designed with nurses’ needs in mind. Members can take advantage of these benefits to pursue higher education, career advancement, and wellness.…

Partnering for nursing advancement

Magnet4Europe represents the largest international implementation science initiative designed to leverage the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® model for improving work environments and clinician well-being in Europe. Partnerships…

Podium presentation tips

Your professional organization has accepted your abstract for an oral presentation. Now what? How do you prepare? The following tips will help ensure an organized presentation that engages…

Powering policy

Darlene Curley wants more nurse leaders in office. Darlene J. Curley, EdD, RN, FAAN, is an advisor and assistant professor at the Center for Health Policy at Columbia…

Progress and potential

Nurses hold the keys to the nation’s health. An exciting new phase of my career began on January 1 with the start of my 2-year term as American…

Rising to the challenge of self-care

I’ve worked in a hospital as a nurse for the past couple of years during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trying to balance my family and work demands during this…

The nurse’s role in medication safety

Patients have long associated trust and respect with nursing. However, recent incidents of nurses delivering inappropriate medications (wrong drug, wrong dose) have led to catastrophic consequences. Most notoriously,…

Time is brain

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 795,000 Americans experience a stroke each year, and first-time strokes account for over three-quarters of them. An acute stroke,…

Toward a more inclusive nursing profession

National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing reaches 2-year mark. It’s been a momentous 2 years since the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing (the Commission) formed…

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