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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...
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...

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...
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Finding the voice within

For millennial nurses, involvement in community leadership through professional associations such as the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) can be integral to developing...
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Navigating an environment of continuous change

Plan, communicate, and collaborate for success. Brad is an emergency department (ED) director in a hospital that was a COVID-19 hotspot, but as a result...
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Nephrology nurse leaders

Rising to the pandemic’s challenges  As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, healthcare workers worldwide have grappled with the ravaging effects of this novel infectious disease....
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When a patient refuses a nurse assignment

Develop a plan to address the refusal and support staff.  Takeaways: Addressing the issue of patient refusal of a nurse assignment requires understanding three factors:...
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Support nurses with job embeddedness

Use this model to promote nurse retention. Takeaways: The recent pandemic, and potential consequential post-traumatic stress disorder, might affect nurse retention significantly. Strategically planned job...
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Effective advocacy

Katie Boston-Leary wants nurses to shape the future. Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, is director of nursing programs at the American Nurses Association...
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Adverse event reporting and root cause analysis

Increasing nurses’ understanding can reduce errors. Takeaways Maintaining patient safety is pivotal to nursing practice; the complexities of healthcare call for more in-depth attention to...
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Change for the better

ANA liaison to the ACIP has a lifelong commitment to public health.  Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN, associate professor of nursing at Chatham University...
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Face your fears and forge ahead

Cathleen Wheatley steps up to a challenge. Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP, is president of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina,...
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Benefits of feedback for nurse leaders

Viewing feedback as a gift enhances career growth. Takeaways: Without feedback, beginning nurse leaders’ careers can be derailed Constructive feedback can lead to significant performance...

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