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Remember the 5 W’s – For now, it’s all we have

We have to ask ourselves, is it safe for school buildings to open this fall? We don’t have a clear answer.  Nevertheless, schools appear to be fearfully moving forward to welcome students back for...

Communication and transformational leadership during a crisis

Leaders are called on to set an example and influence staff. Under normal circumstances this can be challenging. Imagine arriving at work one morning to learn patients suspected to have a novel virus no...

Finding a job can be challenging for newly graduated nurses

Most people in the United States interested in the nursing field have heard of the nursing shortage, with much emphasis placed on predictions of a severe shortage in the near future. For many newly...

I’m just going to say it: It feels like we’re playing Russian roulette with...

Apoorva Mandavilli, a journalist from the New York Times, graciously interviewed me about what reopening of schools looks like in the midst of a pandemic. The conversation happened in the context of this past week...

Keeping prelicensure BSN students abreast of COVID-19 disease management

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the delivery of nursing classes and changed the clinical requirements that boards of nursing set for each state. These changes can have an impact on patient safety and clinical...

Leadership challenge: Learning to let go

Holding on to the past can sabotage your future. Takeaways: Learning to let go of our expectations and the demands we place on ourselves can be challenging, but it’s frequently essential to moving forward. Letting...

Nurse preceptors and new graduate success

Use these strategies to enhance new nurse clinical reasoning skills. Takeaways: The stress associated with the transition from nursing school to clinical practice can lead many new graduates to leave the profession. A hospital transition-to-practice...

Healthy conflict management starts at the top

Nurse leaders must model standards of behavior. When Ann O’Sullivan, MSN, RN, CNE, NE-BC, ANEF, provides conflict management training for nurses, she discovers that even the most educated nurses can have trouble with effective communication....

What works: Assessing and addressing care management education and competency

Onboarding program designed to reduce turnover, increase morale, and improve care. Takeaways: Challenges faced within care management at Beaumont Health’s eight acute-care campuses included navigating within the complexities of the payer and healthcare systems and...

New microscopy technique can be used to study the progression of wound healing

A new microscope developed by researchers at the DSK Center for Optical Molecular Imaging has the ability to track collagen that helps in wound healing and can visualize blood vessel distribution around the wound. The...

New study focuses on wound healing mechanisms

A new study recently published in Nature Communications focuses on the “biomechanical properties of skin wounds.” The researchers examined the body’s “repair program” and how it works to repair an injured area. Ultimately, the researchers...

Let’s hear it for the boys

To say that 2020 has been noteworthy so far would be an understatement. Globally, COVID-19 has rewritten what it means for humans to interact socially with one another safely. As a result, nursing school...

An open letter to my school nursing students

Teaching school nursing during COVID-19 has created challenges that forced me to pivot my course and take a 5-day intensive retreat-style experience and make it remote learning. It is a bit like being a...