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We need young writers

April 10 is National Encourage a Young Writer Day. While it might not generate the excitement of National Chocolate Day (October 28, or everyday in my house) or the professional satisfaction of National Nurses...

Advocacy: A lifetime commitment

Leading nurses through crisis, disaster, and everyday practice. Texas Nurses Association (TNA) CEO Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE, started her nursing career at a small rural hospital in northern Michigan, served as a full-time professor,...

More meaningful meetings

Preparation and follow-up can keep meetings productive and on track. Takeaways: Careful preparation can contribute to effective meetings. Consider group processes and use leadership approaches when conducting meetings. As nurses move into formal and informal leadership...

Seven values that ensure a good life

According to Spanish philosopher Sergio Munoz “… In every religion, in every country, in every region at every time, there are some basic principles. We all know what good is, what correct is, what...

Mentors: Learning from experts and expert teams

Travel your career path with a guide. This month, American Nurse Journal announces the 2020 All-Pro Nursing Team winners. It’s exciting to hear about the attributes, projects, and skills that make a nursing team stand...

The nearness of you: Cheerleading nurses from a distance

I want to let you know I am thinking of you. My bedside nursing years are past. But I shall do my bit by cheering you and all healthcare workers on for all the...

Influence in healthcare

Control is ubiquitous in life and is becoming more of an issue in healthcare. Traditionally, the mental health system was based on behavior control but the physical healthcare system was less so. Today the...

Self-editing: Challenging but essential

As you finish typing those last few words of your manuscript, it’s tempting to breathe a sigh of relief, shut down the computer, call it a day, and plan to submit the article to...

Creating a positive workplace

Countless research studies show that having a positive attitude leads to good health, happiness, and feelings of wellbeing and self-worth. Research also tells us that positivity in the workplace helps everyone feel better about...

The power of parallelism

Writers might not have superpowers like Superman, Wonder Woman, and others in the DC Universe, but we can use powers (tools) to improve the effectiveness of our writing. One of the most powerful tools—and...

Highlighting the CNO’s role: An interview with Linda Stoverock

The American Nurse team is delighted to have had an opportunity to speak with Linda Stoverock, a nurse who is retiring after a 43-year long career in the nursing field, 20 of which has been as...
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Gifts

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. — Aristotle I (Faia) have been a ballet dancer since I was 4 years old and have always had the...

The nurse as their own worst critic

Even though nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and serve as the veritable backbone of the industry, there are many ways in which nurses themselves deny the efficacious and crucial nature...