March 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 3

Attaining Magnet status

The authors explain the program that has brought Magnet success to seven hospitals – so far.

Brief overview of ANA political action committee

Why political advocacy? The American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) ability to advance our legislative agenda at the Federal level depends on the successful coordination and implementation of three critical…

Care during crisis

ANA brings nurses, experts together to shape practice policy during disasters

Letters to the Editor – March 2007

Personal experience with “Last breath” I found the article “Last breath: The ethics of pharmacologic paralysis” in the January issue to be very interesting. I used to think…

Making resolutions, making meaningful changes

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, how’s your resolve holding up? According to researchers, after 1 month, 75% of resolutions are being kept. The number…
retail clinic

Retail-based clinics: New option for nurses

Someone who feels ill has two options: He can call his physician’s office and make an appointment—maybe for the same day, maybe not. Then, the patient can drive…
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Take Note – March 2007

Previous hospital-room occupants may spread MRSA and VRE The risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections increases if the prior hospital-room occupant tested…

Taking a seat at ANA’s policy-making table

I am looking forward to 2007 being another banner year for the American Nurses Association (ANA) as we continue our efforts to advance the nursing profession through policy…
commitment service graduate

Why must I make a service commitment?

During my senior year of nursing school, I tried to do everything right to prepare for my first nursing job. I thought I understood the system. I was…

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