October 2021 Vol. 16 No. 10


Advance care planning across the care continuum

Nurses can play an active role in engaging patients and families in helpful conversations. Takeaways Nurses are in a unique position to promote advanced care planning (ACP) discussions…
shared governance

Advancing shared governance during a pandemic

A collaborative initiative yields positive outcomes despite challenging circumstances. Takeaways: Shared governance is a framework that empowers collaborative decision-making and positively impacts nursing practice. Transforming and strengthening nursing…
Home Equity

Agendas for change

Nursing’s path for growth, diversity, and health equity. Even as nurses worldwide confront one of the gravest crises in modern times, the nursing profession keeps looking forward and…
Enterprise News

ANA Enterprise News, October 2021

New survey data: Nurses recommend COVID-19 vaccines and support mandates and boosters if recommended Data from a new survey of more than 4,500 nurses nationwide conducted by the…

Beyond the pandemic: Looking forward

How a global health crisis has changed nursing. It’s hard to believe we’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for more than 18 months. Nursing practice and nursing…
Practice Matters - Gandhi

Gandhi and the practice of nursing

Professional ethics and daily practice. One man, Mohandas Gandhi, led us back into morality as a practical thing. In my opinion, his greatest contribution to the discussion of…
Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

Year Four Highlights: 2020-2021 Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN), just like all of you, has had quite a year. A banner year, we might add! We welcomed new…
flu vaccine

Influenza prevention

Immunization options offer coverage across the population. Last year, the incidence of influenza worldwide was unprecedentedly low. For example, less than 0.4% of respiratory samples tested positive for…
Micro-credentials and Badges

Micro-credentials and badges in healthcare

An opportunity to highlight your skills and experience.  Healthcare evolves continually, and our knowledge base is always expanding. With each new treatment discovered, intervention pioneered, and virus encountered,…

Myocarditis and COVID-19

Raising awareness can help mitigate negative outcomes. Takeaways: In a COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination world, nurses should raise their clinical suspicion for myocarditis when healthy, young, or athletic…

Nurse responsibility in advancing global health

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Volunteer RN Subject: Global health outreach With the recent earthquake in Haiti and the devastation that country has experienced, I feel compelled to…
Magnet - Nursing Excellence

Pivotal role of the Magnet® program director

Fanning the flames of nursing excellence. Celebrating Magnet® designation is a day like no other. Whether it’s the first, third, or fifth designation, this achievement—which represents quality, excellence,…
Primary Care

Preparing RNs for emerging roles in primary care

Shifts in care delivery require a shift in nurse preparation.   The increase in the aging population, surge of chronic diseases, passage of the Affordable Care Act, and trends…


Early identification results in a positive outcome.     Candance Walker* is a 28-year-old woman who arrives in a wheelchair in the emergency department accompanied by her husband. She’s crying…

Rapid health technology assessments

Rapid health technology assessments (R-HTA) are focused systematic reviews of evidence for using biologicals, drugs, devices, and procedures to assist healthcare decision makers.

Sepsis identification: A race against time

Nursing assessments and recognition of risk factors aid prompt recognition and treatment.  Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to infection causes organ injury.…
diabetes care

Success is not final, failure is not fatal…

It takes courage to keep growing and achieve your vision.  The rich and evolving field of nursing provides a variety of ways to positively impact the people we…
Healthy Nurse - Naps

To nap or not to nap?

How to implement planned naps for hospital nurses.  To nap or not to nap? That’s a question we recommend all hospital nurses and administrators ask and answer, especially…
Transitioning From Peer to Leader

Transitioning from peer to leader

Manage former peers with diplomacy. Kayla was excited about her recent promotion to nurse manager on a pediatric unit. She joined the team 4 years ago as a…
Venous Ulcer Care

Venous ulcer care

Prompt, proper care will help reduce complications and improve quality of life.  Venous ulcers are the most common lower extremity wounds in the United States. Patients experience poor…
Writing For Publication

Writing for publication: Strategies for success

Follow these tips to improve the chances your article will be published.  Editor’s note: Dissemination 101 is a series designed to help nurses share their expertise. To read…

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