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Nurses, please don’t withdraw care

When I started practicing as a nurse in an intensive care unit (ICU), everything I saw and heard seemed so unfamiliar. Like on a long immersion in a foreign country, I was unwittingly learning...

The rewards of teamwork and productive leadership in healthcare today

Is the combination of teamwork and leadership important in nursing and healthcare? The answer to that question is “Yes!” Strong leadership skills enable teams to provide high quality, visible, and effective patient care. Successful team...

Rheumatology nursing

A career path that can leave a lasting impression. Takeaways: Nurses have a variety of career options in range of care settings, including rheumatology nursing in ambulatory care. Rheumatology nursing is a rewarding career that...

Reader reaction: Leaders’ role in stopping workplace violence

Dear Editor, After reading the article "Leaders' Role in Stopping Workplace Violence" in the September 2020 issue, I am in agreeance with the author for highlighting the need for a safer working environment and felt...

Compact licensure is a critical response to the pandemic crisis

A nurse who graduated from an accredited nursing school and then passed the national nurse certification exam cannot immediately or seamlessly practice across all 50 US states and territories. Jurisdictional red tape prevents this...

School nurses adapting and innovating in response to COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson has supported school nursing for many years. From 1988 – 2016, they funded the J&J School Health Leadership Program, a prestigious Fellowship that provided leadership training to over 800 school nurses across...

Using audit and feedback to improve compliance with evidence-based practices

Take a strategic approach to prevent lost opportunities for improvement. Takeaways: Audit and feedback strategies are routinely implemented in clinical practice as a way to monitor compliance with various practices; however, they’re not always...

Do you have a BS or a BSN? Does it matter?

Christina is concerned when she learned that she would graduate with a bachelor of science (BS) degree with a major in nursing, not a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Christina lives in New...

A slow push

It’s been nearly 3 years since I began my nursing career, and a lot has happened. I’ve been blessed with amazing coworkers, physicians, and management. They have fostered my growth and helped me become...

Nursing fiction?

Imagine the year is 2030... Casey, a Complex Labor and Delivery nurse, notices that her patient, a young mother, rarely makes eye contact while holding her new infant son. Instead, she spends hours on Facebook...

Leveraging size while remaining nimble with a workforce management strategy. Case Study: Advocate Aurora...

Having a staffing vision promotes optimal response to patient surges. Takeaways: Shared governance and an infrastructure to support collaboration between a system and individual sites paves the way for creating a multidisciplinary group to anticipate...

A workforce management strategy that builds organizational resiliency. Case study: Sanford Health

Technology used wisely can help balance staff and patient needs. Takeaways: Workforce management infrastructure should be built on the foundation of a supportive environment that meets staff needs in normal circumstances and enhances performance during...
new world workforce management

Workforce management strategies in times of uncertainty

Rely on data, technology, policies and processes, people, and patient-centered staffing. Takeaways: A data-driven workforce strategy can reduce chaos when the unexpected occurs. Five key outcomes—clinical, staff engagement, patient experience, compliance, and financial—help measure healthcare...