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Nurse Keith’s Corner: Overcoming 21st Century Angst

When the 21st century dawned several decades ago, the next one hundred years — and the new millennium — were seen as a new beginning, a...
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What do nurses want?

Twenty-two percent: That’s how many frontline RNs in the United States said, in a response to a recent McKinsey survey, that they may leave...
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Self-management = a balanced life

Follow this formula for success. Takeaways: • Self-management coupled with a wellness approach can mitigate the stress associated with nursing and improve individual nurse health. • Procrastination...
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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...

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...

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...
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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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Caring during COVID-19

Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the April 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal. At the bottom of...
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Joint Commission releases Sentinel Event Alert in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare workers struggling, expressing fears Earlier this week, The Joint Commission released a Sentinel Event Alert addressing the fears of healthcare workers and outlining five...

A critical Pathway to Excellence® standard

Initiatives promote nurses’ well-being during the pandemic.  Ensuring nurses’ well-being isn’t just a concept for healthcare systems and organizations that have—or want to gain—the Pathway...

Uplifting nurses

Associations respond to member needs in a pandemic. In 2020, what kept me up at night was nurses’ well-being and how they’ve been dealing with...
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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...