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A system’s Pathways to Excellence® journey

Learn how one organization achieved both designation and redesignation. Takeaways: BayCare Health System set a goal of achieving Pathway to Excellence® designation for all 14 of its acute-care hospitals by the end of 2018. Initial...

An upstanding approach to address bullying in nursing

Learn how to become more comfortable with speaking up. Takeaways: The harmful impact of incivility, bullying, and other forms of workplace aggressions on nurse and patient outcomes should serve as a resounding call to action...

Leaders’ role in stopping workplace violence

Develop a sustainable plan that includes support and follow-up. Takeaways: The key to a successful workplace violence prevention program begins at the top with strong policies endorsed by executive leadership. The creation of a multidisciplinary...

Correctional nursing’s new professional resource

ANA’s updated standards will be released in fall 2020. Correctional nurses will have an updated professional resource in October 2020 when Correctional Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition, is published by the American...

When nurses see unsafe practices, we speak out and sometimes we resign

I give credit to GA school nurse Amy Westmoreland, who was so concerned over the lack of public health mitigation strategies in her school, she took a stand and resigned from her position. Listen...

Safety, health, and back-to-school plans in a pandemic with Robin Cogan & A Better...

My heart is full, thank you to @CissyWhite and my friends at @ACEsConnection for inviting me to participate in this important conversation about Health, Safety, and Back-to-School Plans. Parents and students are living with a lot of uncertainty...

It has taken a pandemic to understand the importance of school nurses

After learning about The Woodhull Study Revisited, which revealed the alarming lack of nurses voices as primary sources for health related news stories, I started collecting  news headlines about school nursing.  Unfortunately, they typically included bandaids...

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...

Creating a healthy working environment is every nurse’s responsibility

How clinical faculty and practicing clinicians can collaborate to help students learn professionalism. Takeaways: Professionalism creates the foundation for civil and healthy work environments. According to the American Nurses Association, a healthy work environment is...

Top 5 education apps for nurses

The world needs nurses now more than ever, and nursing students should be as prepared as possible before entering a clinical space. If you are in nursing school, then you know the importance of...

Being prepared and just

ANA calls for reinvesting in public health for all. Every nurse, every person, should care about public health. Yet our society hasn’t treated it as a priority. Public health frequently is one of the...

ANA and Prudential partner to help nurses with financial planning

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is partnering with Prudential Financial, Inc., to offer financial wellness solutions for members. The collaboration enables Prudential to support nurses in navigating their financial lives during the pandemic and beyond...