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How to be a good preceptee

Take advantage of orientation to hone skills and build confidence.  Takeaways: Orientation aids nurses’ personal and professional growth, helps to reduce turnover rate, and improves...
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Human touch

Linda Hofler knows how to bring data to life.   After nearly 40 years in nursing, Linda Hofler, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, retired in 2020 as senior...
interoperability explained

Interoperability explained

Advocate for data sharing that optimizes patient care and outcomes.  Takeaways: Interoperability occurs when two or more systems exchange health information. Nursing is the vanguard...
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Voice and vaccinations

Boldness is a cultural journey. The COVID-19 pandemic places nurses firmly in the public square with compelling professional and public leadership opportunities. The critical need...
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Protect and defend

Edie Brous wants nurses to protect their livelihoods.   While working on her master’s degree, Edie Brous, JD, MSN, MPH, RN, took a course on collective...
Joint Commission accreditation, healthcare, registered nurse, nursing, nursing journal

Nursing’s role in Joint Commission accreditation

Inspiring safety and quality care. Takeaways: Nurses play a key role in the accreditation process and work on the frontline to prevent errors and promote...
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Inspired healthcare

A nurse-led care transformation model. Takeaways: The nursing profession must take a lead role in the transformation of care delivery. Success can be achieved by...
Leading with self-empathy

Leading with self-empathy

Self-empathy can help leaders find meaning and purpose during difficult times.   Nurse leaders are responsible for bringing out the best in others, and empathy has...
diversity

Metric-driven initiative for promoting staff diversity

Plan, do, check, and act can serve as a framework.  Takeaways: Lack of diversity impacts patient care and nurses’ experience in the profession. Nurse leaders...
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Inspired healthcare

A nurse-led care transformation model. Takeaways: The nursing profession must take a lead role in the transformation of care delivery. Success can be achieved by...
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Nurse leaders and advocacy

Safeguarding nurses’ scope of practice and the profession.   Nursing leadership means different things to different nurses. As executive director of the American Nurses AssociationCalifornia (ANAC),...
interprofessional practice

Interprofessional practice: A blueprint for success

Professional identity and role clarity are essential components. Takeaways: Professional role clarity is integral to successful interprofessional collaborative practice. Role-based collaborative practice by all stakeholders...
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Nursing luminaries honored

ANA President Ernest J. Grant receives the Civitas Award.  The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) honored five distinguished nursing leaders during its 2021 Health Policy...
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A veteran and an entrepreneur

Brian Mohika took setbacks in stride and found success.  United States Air Force veteran Brian Mohika, BSN, RN, has advocated for patient comfort his entire...
Rebuilding Staff Trust

Rebuilding staff trust

A healthy emotional bank account and eight pillars can facilitate the process. Ray* recently accepted the role of director in an emergency department (ED) that’s...
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...
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...
leadership

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...
root-cause-analysis

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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Leading the nursing profession

A roadmap for every nurse leader’s career journey Ongoing challenges related to the pandemic have stretched nurse leaders and their teams in unexpected ways. How...
nurse reflections

Managing new nurse fear and anxiety

Simple strategies can help with transition to practice. Takeaways: Many nurses who graduated in 2020 and 2021 (in the midst of the pandemic) found themselves...
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The power of perspective

Christine Pacini wants nurses’ expertise to drive change. Takeaways: When frontline nurses feel empowered to lead, patient outcomes improve, work flow is safer and more...
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CNO-CFO collaboration for safe nurse staffing

Steps for building a partnership. Takeaways: Collaboration between chief nursing and finance officers builds trust and is essential to address the challenges of balancing the...

Uplifting nurses

Associations respond to member needs in a pandemic. In 2020, what kept me up at night was nurses’ well-being and how they’ve been dealing with...
NurseLeaders_Health policy

Powering policy with nurse expertise

Jeri Milstead is inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame. Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has built her legacy on advocating for nurses’ involvement...

Mitigating the threat of lost knowledge

A looming shortage of expert nurses requires strategies to accelerate knowledge transfer. Takeaways: Healthcare organizations are facing the challenge of retaining expert knowledge as the...
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Change maker

Dori Healey is passionate about patient safety, public service, and volunteering. President-elect for American Nurses Association (ANA)-Idaho, Dori Healey, MSN-RN, MBA-HA, CPPS, takes every opportunity...

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