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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...
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...
Ethics

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...
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...

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...
Magnet-Personal Development

Operationalizing Pathway to Excellence® standard for professional development

Strategies for developing a competent, collaborative staff. During this past year, nurses have been celebrated as heroes, receiving the well-deserved spotlight. Although long overdue, this...
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...

Operationalizing Pathway to Excellence® standard for shared decision-making

A principle that guides nursing practice. Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia, has been on a journey to promote a culture of interprofessional decision-making since...
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...
technology

Rapid health technology assessments

Introduction to a process that aids value chain decisions. Takeaways: Rapid health technology assessments (R-HTA) are focused systematic reviews of evidence for using biologicals, drugs,...

Frontline nurses and transformational leadership

A key to quality and safety In 2011, the Institute of Medicine called for nurses in all settings and levels of care to be prepared...
ACP

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...
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...

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