March 2022 Vol. 17 No. 3

A federal agenda for action

A federal agenda for action

Elevating the voice of nurses on the pandemic and beyond. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) federal legislative and regulatory agenda…
Acute hypopituitarism, healthcare, registered nurse, nursing, nursing journal

Acute hypopituitarism

Your recognition of troubling signs and symptoms results in prompt diagnosis and treatment. Takeaways: Hypopituitarism is the deficient secretion of one or more pituitary hormones. The most common…

Advocacy agenda

Collective action reaps rewards in public policy.  Ernest J. Grant Advocacy—the process of influencing public policy—occurs at all levels of government and has real-world consequences; it’s not an…

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the trajectory of care

This case presentation illustrates ALS progression and accompanying care. Takeaways: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis care focuses primarily on palliation. Nurses must know how to identify symptoms, recommend treatment, coordinate…
Enterprise News

ANA Enterprise News, March 2022

Nurses ranked most honest and ethical professionals 20 years in a row. The American Nurses Association (ANA) congratulates nurses for maintaining the number 1 ranking in Gallup’s annual…

Blue light and sleep: What nurses need to know

Strategic interventions can improve alertness and sleep.  Takeaways Sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Bright or blue light exposure before bedtime can disrupt biological sleep…
chaplain, healthcare, registered nurse, nursing, nursing journal

Chaplains as connectors

Promoting spiritual care in the wellness continuum. Takeaways: Many assume that the chaplain’s work is limited to religion. However, their work focuses on being a spiritual caregiver. Chaplains…
Cranial nerve assessment, healthcare, registered nurse, nursing, nursing journal

Cranial nerve assessment: A practical approach

Use mnemonics to aid remembering and identifying abnormal findings.  Takeaways Many nurses find remembering the cranial nerves and their functions to be challenging. Neurologic assessments occur in all…
Enhancing nursing education about LGBTQ+ care

Enhancing nursing education about LGBTQ+ care

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Concerned student Subject: Knowledge about LGBTQ+ patients I’m a nursing student in the last semester of my Bachelor of Science in nursing program.…
Life after retirement, healthcare, registered nurse, nursing, nursing journal

Life after retirement

Planning for what lies ahead. Takeaways: According to the American Nurses Association, 500,000 experienced RNs are projected to retire by 2022. Retirement is a major life transition that…
Professional prioritization

Professional prioritization

Remember all the good we do.   Marla J. Weston Nurses repeatedly confront overwhelming workloads and the need to make extraordinarily complex choices amidst insufficient resources and competing priorities,…
protect and defend

Protect and defend

Edie Brous wants nurses to protect their livelihoods.   Edie Brous While working on her master’s degree, Edie Brous, JD, MSN, MPH, RN, took a course on collective bargaining…
pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism: Surveillance is key

Reduce complications with thorough nursing assessment and close monitoring.   Takeaways Pulmonary embolism risk severity varies. Patients at high risk require close monitoring and an individualized prevention plan. Patient…

Second thoughts about second thoughts

Step back to discover what we’ve learned.  Lillee Gelinas I’ll never forget March 12, 2020. That’s when the pandemic became real for me and my organization. Clinical operations…
ANA Innovation Applications 2023

Sustaining innovation

An update from the 2021 ANA Innovation Award winners. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Innovation Awards—bestowed annually—highlight, recognize, and celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety outcomes. The…
hands holding heart

Vision and values

Kate Judge reflects on 10 years of growth at the American Nurses Foundation. In the 10 years since Kate Judge joined the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) as…

Reader Survey

Please share your feedback! We’re interested to learn more about your experience with American Nurse Journal.

cheryl meeGet your free access to the exclusive newsletter of American Nurse Journal and gain insights for your nursing practice.

NurseLine Newsletter

  • Hidden

*By submitting your e-mail, you are opting in to receiving information from Healthcom Media and Affiliates. The details, including your email address/mobile number, may be used to keep you informed about future products and services.