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Take time to appreciate the importance of what you do

Lessons learned from 1918 d In 1918, the “Spanish flu” killed most people who were infected. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of researchers across...
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A Nurse’s Guide to Social Media

Social media can be a tricky business, especially for a profession struggling with how and when to use our voices and one that is...

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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Visitor restrictions during COVID-19: ethical considerations

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals across the nation established strict visitor restrictions for all inpatient units, which particularly impacted the pediatric...

A musical approach to coping with psychosocial stress

A powerful tool for nurse well-being Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the May 2021 issue of American...
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COVID-19 vaccine handling: Maximizing doses and public confidence

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is proud of the leading role nurses play at all levels of the coronavirus pandemic that has shaken the...

Raising awareness about health disparities: A call to action

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised consciousness about health disparities, institutional racism, and diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) in the nation. Nurses know these conditions...

Nurses in a children’s classroom: Showcasing nursing as a career choice

We would like to share our experiences as yearly participants in our local Hillsborough County Great American Teach-In (GATI). GATI, an annual November event...
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A Pioneering Spirit: Leaders as Framers in Turbulent Times

Will it always be like this? A critical care nurse leader was recently asked this question by one of her novice nurses in the...
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The Stories That Never Get Told – Compassion

Compassion and caring at the heart of nursing. It was too late. I could never speak to him again. By the time I was notified that...
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Violence should not be part of the job

Universal violence precautions in acute care Takeaways: Workplace violence can surprise and overwhelm nurses, leaving them unable to safely provide patient care. A multi-component intervention...
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Nurse heroes of the Pandemic

Nurses share a common theme: Hope. Be prepared, be strong, and don’t panic Crystal Davis Campbell, BSN, RN Staff nurse, medical ICU, Vidant Medical Center Greenville, North Carolina             Crystal...
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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...