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Above and beyond bed bath

The first time I heard “It’s not in my job description” invoked was during an interaction with a colleague in my very early days...
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Accused of workplace bullying: What happens next?

If an informal resolution can’t be achieved, follow your organization’s investigation protocol. Takeaways: Workplace bullying is abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, or intimidating and interferes...
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ANA advocates for nurses’ health and safety

Collaborating in the new year to address pandemic challenges together As nurses contend with the pandemic and its multi-layered effects into 2021, the American Nurses...
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Beyond the Pandemic: Be your own nurse

Relieve stress with a self-care plan. Editor’s note: To read other articles in the Beyond the Pandemic series, click here. Takeaways: Lack of resources and...
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Blue light and sleep: What nurses need to know

Strategic interventions can improve alertness and sleep.  Takeaways Sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Bright or blue light exposure before bedtime can...

Build resilient teams to tackle nursing burnout

Use purpose, priorities, perspective, and personal responsibility to create culture-changing teams. Takeaways: Burnout has been identified as a public health crisis, negatively affecting individuals, organizations,...

Building personal resilience

Develop skills to overcome daily challenges and prepare for the future. Takeaways  Burnout has been identified as a public health crisis, negatively affecting individuals, organizations,...
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Eliminating your nursing school debt

Without the burden of student loans, you can fully invest time and energy into your career.  Takeaways: Calculating your debt-to-income ratio is the first step...
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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

Year Four Highlights: 2020-2021 Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN), just like all of you, has had quite a year. A banner year, we might add!...

How to avoid gender bias in nursing education

A simple game can teach valuable lessons. Takeaways: Many men who enter nursing face bias based on preconceived notions about who can be a nurse. ...

How to be an online nurse influencer

Tips for building followers and expanding your healthcare impact Takeaways:  Nurses can be influencers well beyond their immediate circle of patients, clients, and colleagues.  Social...
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Making New Year’s resolutions? Try these tips from Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

Many people are eager to turn the page and begin the new year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And, given the added stress on...
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Management of aggressive patient situations

Program development, implementation, and evaluation. Takeaways Workplace violence is a growing threat in healthcare worldwide and rates of verbal and physical assault correlate with patient...

National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience

A solution-focused strategy is designed to curtail the burnout epidemic. Takeaways:  Burnout affects more than half of nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers.  To reduce...
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Navigating authority gradients

Four approaches can help promote effective communication and positive outcomes. Takeaways: Authority gradients occur when individuals perceive differences in status that make them feel uncomfortable. ...
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Navigating the loss and grief of a nurse suicide

With employer support, nurses can help each other after a colleague’s death. Takeaways: The bonds created among nurses make the loss of a colleague difficult...
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Night nurses and exercise

How regular activity can increase sleep quality and quantity. Takeaways: Working at night disrupts nurses’ circadian rhythms and impacts their physical and mental health. Nurses...

Nurse fatigue: Short on sleep, short on safety

Shift work, organizational barriers, and nurse preferences continue to challenge nurse wellness. Takeaways: Shift work—including long shifts, rotating shifts, double shifts, evening and night shifts—has...
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Nurse fatigue: The silent epidemic

Mitigating this serious threat to health and safety Are you getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period? According to...
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Nurse suicide prevention starts with crisis intervention

Make a plan to protect yourself and your colleagues. Takeaways: An organization-wide anonymous encrypted screening program to detect nurses at risk for suicide is an...

Nurses rising

Recognizing, elevating, and caring for RNs during a pandemic As we celebrated the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman...
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Obstetric complications: Debrief the grief

Nurses’ physical and mental health require support after a traumatic event. Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the...
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Preventing identity theft

Don’t let thieves damage your credit or disrupt your life. Takeaways: Someone becomes a victim of identity theft every 2 seconds. In addition to interfering...

Promoting nurse mental health

An urgent call to shift from crisis intervention to long-term prevention Takeaways: Nurses are experiencing an unprecedented amount of burnout, depression, and anxiety. Stressful work...

Reiki: Hand in hand with nursing

Caring for your patients and yourself. Takeaways: Reiki is grounded in the transmission of energy through a practitioners’ hands to restore the body’s homeostasis. Nurses...
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Self-care during a single shift

Learn how to incorporate intentional moments of calm into your workday.  Takeaways: Reducing burnout, a work-based phenomenon, requires self-care practiced in the work setting. Brief...

Summer HEAT nursing camp: First-year experiences in program development

The authors describe a fun way to help students explore career options.  Takeaways: · Nursing faculty facilitate an interactive career exploration camp for high school students...
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Support nurse health with a structured walking program

Identify barriers and create structure to aid participation.  Takeaways: Supporting nurses to embrace a healthy lifestyle can have a positive outcome on their well-being. A...
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The extraordinary impact of endings

Why wrapping up well is essential for nurses and beneficial to patients. Takeaways: Encounter endings hold extraordinary impact when recalled. Nurses should equip themselves to...
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To nap or not to nap?

How to implement planned naps for hospital nurses.  To nap or not to nap? That’s a question we recommend all hospital nurses and administrators ask...

Trust me. I’m a nurse

Reconciling trust, ethics, and caring. Takeaways: For 17 consecutive years, nurses have received the highest rating in the Gallup honesty and ethics survey. Individual nurse...
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Verbal de-escalation for clinical practice safety

 The right tools—and support from your organization—will protect you and your patients. Takeaways: Nurses and other healthcare workers are harmed by violent patients and family...

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A research team out of Poland recently undertook a comprehensive examination of published data to determine the role that vitamins and diet might play...