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Vital and invaluable

Recognizing nurses’ service during Nurses Month. May marks Nurses Month, a time to offer RNs nationwide well-deserved thanks and recognition for all they do and...
Invisible injuries, invisible patients

Invisible injuries, invisible patients

Are we asking the right questions?  In this month’s issue of American Nurse Journal, Andrea Kossoudji and Julie Scott introduce us to an important issue—the...

Second thoughts about second thoughts

Step back to discover what we’ve learned.  I’ll never forget March 12, 2020. That’s when the pandemic became real for me and my organization. Clinical...
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Walk a mile in a nurse’s shoes

Redefining the physician–nurse relationship.  Traditionally, physician–nurse relationships have been viewed as superior–subordinate. Despite clinical work environment advances that demonstrate teamwork and interprofessional collaboration, power hierarchies...

Shortage solutions

ANA, partners develop detailed road map for better staffing.  News headlines about the nurse staffing shortage portray an extreme event placing enormous stress on nurses...
COVID-19 care innovations worth keeping

Bright spots for the new year

COVID-19 care innovations worth keeping. We’ve lived through three waves of COVID-19 and learned from each one. New ways to care grew out of necessity,...
Beyond Pandemic Virtual Roundtable

Looking beyond the pandemic: A virtual roundtable

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but many are starting to ponder its lasting effects on nursing. The editorial team at American Nurse...
Evidence Based practice

Stop the slide

Drifting back to old practices endangers the profession.  Before COVID-19, healthcare and nursing performance were moving in the right direction. Turnover was slowing, healthy work...
Gratitude

A new sense of gratitude

In 2021, giving thanks is different.  In November, Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to stop and reflect on the people and events that have made...
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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...
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Special and unique: You

Using a unique nurse identifier recognizes your contributions to quality patient care. Intelligent systems surround us. They include automated robotic vacuums to clean floors, facial...
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Genomics and precision health

Looking into the future At the June 2021 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, we discussed an important topic that many of us know little...
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Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report

Good for you, good for the profession The recently released National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, The Future of Nursing 2020–2030: Charting a...
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New nursing school graduates: Let the real learning begin

Education continues on the job. Welcome to the 2021 class of nursing school graduates joining our most remarkable profession. You enter the workforce at an...
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Nurses Month: A time for celebration

Inspire and be inspired. Nurses Month shines a spotlight on nurses—those who devote their lives to caring for others. This year, it couldn’t come at...

When COVID-19 strikes home

My personal story The pandemic’s impact on frontline caregivers has captured headlines and hearts for months. I read as many as I can to understand...

Patient safety awareness

How do we create a mindset focused on safety? Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 14-20. Its importance can’t be emphasized enough. In addition to...

Nurses rise to the challenge

Lessons learned and shared The past 12 months have challenged the nursing profession like never before. Appropriately deemed the Year of the Nurse by the...
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A better normal

Emerging trends are defining nursing’s future. It’s hard to imagine that just a year ago the world was in a very different place. Now in...
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Our future through my review mirror

Turn the troubling events of 2020 into opportunities in 2021. 2020 is finally over! It was a meaningful year because we had the opportunity to...
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Mentoring for cultural awareness

Make a commitment to self-awareness. According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) definition, mentoring is a one-to-one, long-term relationship between a novice and an experienced...

My brain is on overload… How about yours?

The antidote to the overworked brain. Lately, I find myself regularly and voluntarily distracted and not because I’m multitask­ing. I’m being “multi-informed” through a bombardment...

Blink…and our world changed

How to manage and stay healthy in uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has much of the world in lockdown right now. You go to work and...

Joy stealing: Stopping happiness thieves

Learn how to deal with coworkers who take the joy out of work. THE AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION (ANA) and my state organization, the Texas Nurses...

Editorial: Presidential leadership

Lessons and insights for the profession from ANA’s past presidents OVER the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege of interacting with the best...

Feeling overwhelmed?

Try replacing busyness with critical habits. I DON’T THINK the title of the song “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” is accurate. Your days, like mine,...

Advanced practice nurses: Show your spirit

Declare the importance of your independence. WE CELEBRATE American Independence Day on July 4 every year. Fireworks, parades, carnivals, concerts, and baseball games are just...

Asleep on the job

A professional wake-up call NURSES dedicate their lives to helping others. Most of us say the profession is rewarding and fulfilling, with many sources of...

Infection prevention reality

We know what to do, but we don’t always do it.   WITH the launch of American Nurse Today’s new monthly section on infection prevention, I...
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Promoting clinician well-being

Staying emotionally healthy is important to personal and patient safety. Takeaways:  Burnout affects more than half of nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers.  To reduce...
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How dirty is your cellphone?

You wash your hands…maybe you should clean your phone PATIENT SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK is March 10-16, 2019. Are you aware of these facts? Preventable medical...
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Nursing care: The quest to eliminate preventable harm

Defining the value of nursing AS PART OF OUR NURSING PRACTICE, we engage in critical thinking, prioritize patient needs, communicate with other members of the...
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Ringing in the new year

New look for American Nurse Today, new ANA leadership ANOTHER YEAR has gone by, and new excitement is afoot. From new section titles in American Nurse...
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What does an RN look like?

What nurses can learn from the uniforms and ceremonies of other healthcare professions. “WHAT DOES AN RN LOOK LIKE?”When I was asked that question by...
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A season of thanks

Expressing gratitude is good for you. AS I REFLECT on the Thanksgiving season, I think about how thankful I am for my many nursing...
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Listening as a caring competency

Effective listening can make you a better nurse. WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be fully present when listening to someone or trying to observe his...

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Women are 2 to 3 times more likely than men to have migraines.  Decades ago, these were attributed to women’s inability to cope with...