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From trauma to post traumatic growth

My 94-year old grandfather told me a story of a mentor from his church. She was a nurse during the 1918 influenza pandemic that infected nearly 500 million people, killing 50 million globally. She...

November elections: Empowering nurses for political advocacy

American nurses were among those who marched and led the fight for women to gain the right to vote 100 years ago. This year, as we celebrate passage of the 19th Amendment, signed into...

ANA survey finds PPE shortages persist, reuse practices rise

The American Nurses Association (ANA) released new findings from a nationwide COVID-19 survey that indicate personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages persist and reuse practices for single-use PPE are on the rise, despite a lack...

Health disparities and end of life

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: Creating change  I’m a community health nurse and have personally witnessed how health disparities manifest in advance care planning and end-of-life discussions in Black communities. Is it within...

A viral collision

Reinforce vital practices to keep each other safe. The COVID-19 pandemic is on a collision course with the cold and flu season. This means nurses everywhere must take every opportunity to promote the preventive, evidence-based...

Tragedy from a vaccine-preventable disease

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Conflicted in (Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Michigan … all states with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions) Subject: Immunizations I’m an RN in a large pediatric practice that’s currently...

Half of frontline nurses emotionally overwhelmed by COVID-19

As the United States experiences surges in COVID-19 cases across the country, half of nurses on the frontlines providing patient care and responding to the pandemic feel emotionally overwhelmed. That’s just one finding from...

ANA president testifies on PPE shortage

American Nurses Association (ANA) President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance regarding the strain on the U.S. medical supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic and the...

A legacy of service

Tim Porter-O’Grady is inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame. Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS, a highly regarded nurse leader, educator, practitioner, and author, has been recognized with the prestigious American Nurses...
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Get out the vote

Making informed decisions can make a difference. Editor's note: This is an early release article and will appear in the September 2020 issue of American Nurse Journal. COVID-19. Social injustice and inequities. Safe staffing. Effectively addressing any...

Nurses focus on pandemic challenges while looking to the future

The current and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism dominated discussions at the 2020 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, which was held virtually for the first time. More than 400 representatives...

Nurse turnover: Understand it, reduce it

What can employers do to increase nurse retention? Takeaways: Because of the stress involved in nursing, many healthcare organizations have high rates of nurse turnover. The cost of nurse turnover can have a huge impact...

ANA re-elects Ernest Grant as national president

Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been re-elected to a second term as the American Nurses Association (ANA) national president. The voting representatives of ANA’s Membership Assembly also elected four members to the...