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The launch of Nursing Now

Raising the profile of nursing to improve health and healthcare here and globally BY NOW I’m sure many in the nursing community know that for the...

Teach-back: An underutilized tool

Making the evidence-based method a standard of care builds nurse confidence and improves patient education  Takeaways:  The teach-back method is an evidence-based intervention, but it’s...

Workplace violence: Don’t risk it, de-escalate it

Know the warning signs and stay calm.   WHETHER you’re a certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or nurse practitioner, you’ll likely deal with...

The compassion balance

Try these techniques to help maintain satisfaction in work and life. COMPASSION FATIGUE can cause us to disengage from our patients, families, and peers. Addressing...

Welcome to the profession

ANA is here to support all nurses every step of the way.   THIS MONTH, many of us have enjoyed spending extra time with our colleagues...

4 million reasons

Let’s celebrate and promote workforce diversity. AS WE COUNT DOWN to the start of National Nurses Week (NNW) on May 6, I’d like to share...

A kinder, gentler workplace

Others may not notice your courtesy, but they will notice your rudeness.   EVERYTHING has changed over the years. Technology, populations, human behavior, even bacteria and...

ANA and HIMSS join forces to advance nurse-led innovation

Highlights from the inaugural NursePitchTM event in Orlando. THIS JANUARY, the American Nurses Association (ANA) announced a new partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to...

Mentoring for success: Neurosurgery new hire RN mentorship program

This program enhances confidence. Takeaways:  The Neurosurgery Mentorship Program at New York Presbyterian–Columbia University Irving Medical Center pairs novice nurses with experienced nurses to improve...

Perspective: Mental illness and the right to bear arms

Nurses have a role to play in assessing, educating, intervening, and advocating. Takeaways:  Whether a history of mental illness caused a specific shooting or that...
unique device identifier nursing

The unique device identifier and nursing

What you need to know for reporting and patient safety TO PROMOTE patient health and safety, nurses need to learn about and incorporate activities related...
compassionate connections

Compassionate Connections

Improve outcomes, promote trust, and keep patients safe. Takeaways: Creating meaningful, compassionate connections with patients can improve outcomes, promote trust, and help patients feel safe...
we are innovators

We are innovators

ANA helps advance nurses’ ideas. THE OLD PROVERB “Necessity is the mother of invention” resonates with many of us. Nurses are resourceful on a daily...