Immune/Lymphatic System

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...

COVID-19 pronouncement team

Villa Marie Claire is an inpatient residential hospice facility that is part of Holy Name Medical Center. The Villa is located in northern New Jersey, and our highly trained staff provides care for patients...

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...

Should nurses receive hazard pay?

That was the question I posted online and in only two hours 3,900 nurses from all over the country responded.*  A reporter had asked for my opinion, and I was seeking their input. Of...

Why wear face masks? Explaining COVID-19 to children

Elementary school nurse, Anne Young, created a series of videos for her students and parents to help reduce the stress and disruption of COVID-19. Nurse Young’s Corner is a delightful collection of informative videos...

Your eyes

I can only see your eyes. You can only see my eyes. I try to hear your voice over the hum of the makeshift respiratory isolation room you are in. You try to hear...

Nurses need to heal: Addressing COVID-19 related burnout

From inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to caring for sicker patients, the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the United States healthcare system in an unprecedented way. Under normal circumstances, nursing and physician burnout affects up...

You are witnessing the death of expertise

Planning for school reopening seems insurmountable, yet, those who are involved in the details continue efforts to keep our students and staff safe. It feels like we are writing plans in the sand, with...

Enhancing the obstetrical patient’s experience during COVID-19

In a busy New York City hospital obstetrical unit, I felt I was standing at the shoreline awaiting the COVID-19 tidal wave to come crashing down, grabbing our healthcare team by the ankles, pulling...

How might COVID-19 impact the future of nursing?

The world is facing a challenging 2020, topped by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses and other healthcare team members have been given the daily task of learning how to cope with the unknown. We...

Sharing messages of thanks to nurses

In only 2 months, the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses has done much to support our colleagues by providing: • more than $2 million in direct financial assistance to nurses through a...

COVID-19 resilience and recovery

Resilience takes collaboration and alignment. Undoubtedly, we’re navigating in unprecedented times. At a rapid pace, we’ve borne witness to a virus that’s overtaken every aspect of our lives on a global scale. Amid mass shutdowns,...

Year of the Nurse

The world recognizes our crucial role. We’re now 7 months into the Year of the Nurse, the worldwide initiative designed to honor and recognize the significant contributions nurses make every day. And although most “celebratory”...