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Why surveys matter

Tracking nursing trends and salaries provides valuable insights. Thanks to all of you who participated in this year’s American Nurse Journal Nursing Trends and Salary...

Are school nurses OK?

We are certainly in extraordinary times, as exemplified by this “Public Advisory” issued from the Washington Education Association. The message specifically speaks to the...

Care during the COVID-19 pandemic: Recognizing nurses

The article "Care during the Pandemic" in the September 2020 issue discusses about this recent COVID-19 pandemic. The author did a great job by...

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...

Tattooed scars of war

The sounds of helicopters and alarms signaling that we were under attack haunt me to this day.  I completed two tours to Iraq and...

Embracing digital minimalism

Reduce technology use to reduce anxiety and increase productivity. Takeaways: Technology can make us more productive, but it’s also distracting and cause stress and anxiety. ...

The power of self-care: An ENERGY model to combat clinician burnout

It’s more important than ever for nurses to take care of themselves. Takeaways: Clinicians are experiencing alarming rates of burnout. Self-care is essential to maintaining...

ECT: Dispelling the myths and focusing on facts

What nurses should know. For more than 7 decades, psychiatric nurses have been providing care to patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Despite ECT’s waxing and...

My brain is on overload… How about yours?

The antidote to the overworked brain. Lately, I find myself regularly and voluntarily distracted and not because I’m multitask­ing. I’m being “multi-informed” through a bombardment...

American Nurse welcomes Cherissa Jackson, “America’s Combat Nurse”

Live at the Table interview with Navy Veteran, Denetra Hampton Often times women are omitted from board room discussions or asked to be a part...