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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...