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Stopping the pain: The role of nurse leaders in providing organizational resources to reduce...

As articles ranging from those in American Nurse Today ("Civility starts with you") to The New York Times ("When the Nurse is a Bully")...

Introverts can be nurse leaders, too

Natalie Sanchez recently was promoted to a nurse manager position. So far, she thinks, things are going well. She is starting to feel comfortable...

Informal leaders and cultural change

Informal leaders are crucial to the success of a change involving the nursing team, yet they are often overlooked. A literature search of nursing...

Dealing with difficult people

Jackie Jacobs is a charge nurse in a busy intensive care unit. She prides herself on being able to get along well with almost...

Thoughtful feedback loop: A nurse’s approach to personal and organizational improvement

As a nurse, your partnership with another in the Thoughtful Feedback Loop gives you the power to exponentially increase the rate at which you...

Imposter syndrome: When you feel like you’re faking it

Colleen Jackson recently was promoted to a clinical manager position on her unit. At first, she was thrilled with the opportunity to advance her...
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From our readers: How mentorship affects retention rates of new nurses

You likely vividly remember the day you learned you were officially a licensed professional registered nurse. You were excited to be able to apply...

Building a sense of community on nursing units

Jeff Rawson, a new nurse graduate, works on a behavioral health unit. His manager believes his transition is going well—until Jeff asks to transfer...
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From our readers: Nurses leading from the middle

Nurse leaders are needed at all levels of the organization, especially in "the middle," which is commonly used to describe mid-level management positions. Middle...

Thinking it through: The path to reflective leadership

Reflective leadership is a way of approaching the work of being a leader by leading one’s life with presence and personal mastery. Learning to...

Too young to be a nurse leader?

Marla Johnson began her career on an oncology unit after graduating from a BSN program 4 years ago. She achieved certification and regularly takes...
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Talent-management strategies: Bridging the multigenerational gap in nursing

In today’s dynamic nursing environment, we are seeing four generations, creating a remarkable "cross-pollination" of RNs from across the Traditionalist (Veteran), Baby Boomer, Generation...

The business of caring: What every nurse should know about cutting costs

Learn how you can help make a difference in your unit budget.