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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...

Caregiver Resources

Nearly 44 million unpaid caregivers form the backbone of the US chronic and long-term care system. These hard working family members provide care to...

Empowering nurses to transform health care globally: A United States-Haiti nursing partnership

Since the Magnet® Vision was published in 2008, it has inspired actions by nurses at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH), a Magnet-recognized academic community hospital...

Implementing purposeful daily leadership rounding: A broader approach to measuring quality

Patient satisfaction has long been one way that hospitals measured quality, albeit indirectly. The surgical services division of Rush University Medical Center, an academic...
Nursing careers and education

Collaboration: The key to healthcare transformation

Transforming health care is a complex challenge that can best be met through a coordinated response from academia and clinical practice. Working together, chief nursing officers (CNOs) and...
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Safeguarding patients: The courageous communication solution

Preventable medical errors account for 440,000 deaths each year and are the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to The Joint Commission,...
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Ten tips for transitioning from home care nurse to nurse manager

Sarah made the transition from inpatient hospital nurse to home care (HC) nurse 6 years ago. She enjoys her practice and likes helping the...
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Collective genius as a tool for engagement and improvement

When bedside caregivers are engaged in their work, patient outcomes are improved, the patient experience is enhanced, and staff satisfaction is high. Most nursing...

Creating high-performance interprofessional teams

Kate Summer, a nurse case manager on a telemetry unit, is leading an initiative to reduce the 30-day readmission rate of older patients with...

Lead to succeed through generational differences

Chelsea enters the unit chewing gum and texting on her new smart phone. Deb stands there, waiting to get report. Minutes pass as Chelsea...

Building a strong shared governance foundation

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them...
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From our readers…What bedside nurses can teach nursing leaders

Five years ago, while working in leadership I had a pivotal conversation with my superior regarding the need to "stop thinking like a bedside...
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Motivational interviewing: A collaborative path to change

Michael had diabetes and a history of elevated blood glucose levels. A long-time drinker, he seemed to have no interest in giving up the...