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Springing into action: How one procedural area kept working during COVID-19

As COVID-19 hit Georgia in early March 2020, Emory University System made the difficult decision to stop all surgeries and procedures unless they were...
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Reader Feedback: March 2019

Supporting veterans with substance use disorder Veterans are considered to be highly affected by the increased amount of pressure put on them…while in combat. One...
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Reader Feedback, January 2019

THIS IS WHERE we share some of the comments, insights, and thoughts we receive from readers. Contact us at myamericannurse.com/send-letter-editor. Nasogastric tube misplacement In the November...
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Reader Feedback, December 2018

THIS IS WHERE we share some of the comments, insights, and thoughts we receive from readers. Contact us at myamericannurse.com/send-letter-editor. Nurse suicide I would like to...
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Reader feedback, November 2018

This is where we share some of the comments, insights, and thoughts we receive from readers. Contact us at myamericannurse.com/send-letter-editor. Nurse suicide I am writing to...

Our Readers Respond — More on preventing medication errors

After reading this article (“Preventing medication errors by empowering patients”), I felt pleased that safety measures have been elevated regarding administering medication to hospital patients. I do agree...

Our Readers Respond — Nurse staffing and the patient experience

I found this article (“Nurse staffing and patient experience outcomes: A close connection”) by Nell Buhlman very interesting and logical. I believe that a...

Our Readers Respond – Human trafficking

The article “Human trafficking: Preparing for a unique patient population” by Cheryl Green in the January 2016 issue of the American Nurse Today was...
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America needs a culture change

My name is Chad Allen and I am a psychiatric nurse who works with the geriatric population. As a psychiatric nurse, I have seen...
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Some thoughts on addiction

By Donna Greenwood, MSN, RN I recently wrote a posting related to nurses caring for patients with addictions in response to a Facebook posting exchange....

Our readers repond

  October 5, 2015 In response to: Understanding the Charge Nurse’s Role in Staffing (September, 2015) Dear Editor: The American Nurses Association (ANA) beautifully outlined principles of how...

Nurse leaders and change

As a graduate nursing student, the article “Releasing our attachments to the past” (September 2015) really inspired me to take a closer look at...

Our Readers Respond

More about moral pitfalls “Conscience, legalism, and the clash of rights” provided an excellent discussion of some of the ethical and moral pitfalls facing nurses...

Our Readers Respond – Nurse managers workshops

In response to “A case study of a managers’ workshop” in the March 2015 issue: I currently work as a staff nurse and for...
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Our Readers Respond – Supporting the next generation of nurse leaders: Graduate Nursing Student...

Nurses are increasingly furthering their education with graduate degrees in research and clinical practice. From 2012 to 2013 alone, there have been momentous increases...

Letter to the Editor – Dedicated education units: An innovative model for clinical education

May 27, 2015 Lillee Smith Gelinas, Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Saver, HealthCom Media American Nurse Today Dear nursing colleagues, This feedback I offer about the article entitled ‘Dedicated education units: An...

Letter to the Editor: A case study of a managers’ workshop

Dear Editor: In response to “A case study of a managers’ workshop” March 2015 issue. I currently work as staff nurse and for the past...

Letter to the Editor – Recognizing Heart Failure Symptoms Can Improve Patient Self-Management

Dear Editor: Authors Sharon Vincent and Karen Mutsch discuss the increased incidence of heart failure in Americans ,and that by improving self management will promote...

Letter to the Editor – What nurses owe one another

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Curtin’s article titled “What nurses owe one another”, published in Volume 10, Issue 3 of the March...

Letter to the Editor – What works: Physician and nurse rounding improve patient satisfaction

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to the article “What works: Physician and nurse rounding improve patient satisfaction” in the December 2014 volume 9,...

Letter to the Editor – How to increase unit-based shared governance participation and empowerment

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an article titled "How to increase unit-based shared governance participation and empowerment", in the January 2015 edition...

Letter to the Editor – Creating high performance interprofessional teams

February 15, 2015 Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, FAAN Editor-In-Chief American Nurse Today myamericannurse.com Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the article entitled “Creating high performance interprofessional teams” by...

Our Readers Respond to “Do you hear what I hear? Combating alarm fatigue”

I wish to provide a different perspective on the article entitled “Do you hear what I hear? Combating alarm fatigue” written by Peggy A....

Our Readers Respond to “Synchronicity: Meeting Mother Teresa”

From Where I Stand in the November 2014 (Vol. 9, Issue 11) by Leah Curtin, “Synchronicity: Meeting Mother Teresa” was so moving. Thank you...

Our Readers Respond

How do we get into morally questionable situations? I love this article. As a current student in the nursing program, I find it incredibly important...

From our readers: Pack your bags: Preparing for a global health nursing experience

A nurse with overseas volunteer experience gives advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps.
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From our readers: The guilt suicide leaves behind

Dedicated to John, who was loved by so many

From our readers: Novice to expert—a nurse educator’s personal journey

Like new nurses, faculty move through various steps to become “experts.” Here is one teacher’s experience.

From our readers: ABC’s of evidence-based practice

A simple mnemonic can serve as a guide for the process of evidence-based practice.

Our Readers Respond

No drugs down the drain In approximately 2008 I wrote my final paper in BSN community health on this environmental issue. I am delighted to...
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From our readers…Value all your skills

Anyone who’s been a nurse for more than 10 years will agree with me: you can make big leaps from specialty to specialty and...
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Readers Respond

Consider a career in clinical research Thank you so much for the Ness, et al. article “Consider a career in clinical research” in the November...
From our readers…Lights, camera, action—and don’t giggle! nurse

From our readers…Lights, camera, action—and don’t giggle!

The author shares the rewards of creating a video about what telephone triage nurses do.

From our readers…Negative effects of shackling pregnant incarcerated women

The author advocates for more respectful treatment of pregnant women who are incarcerated.
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From our readers: The making of a newsletter

When I was working as an ICU nurse on the evening shift, I could tell you what was happening on my unit and with...
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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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