Self-Care

Resiliency rising!

Ten just-in-time self-care strategies. Takeaways Experiencing stress and anxiety during the pandemic is a normal response to an abnormal situation. The combination of work, family, and life pressures—intensified by pandemic-related stressors—collide to create fertile ground...

Join a national conversation on bereavement

The "silent storm" of grief could be the next epidemic that spreads throughout our country. How could it not be, when almost 250,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Every day more than 130,000 new...

Shift work and sleep disruption: Implications for nurses’ health

Take steps to protect nurses and ensure patient safety. Takeaways Shift work is common among nurses and can lead to significant health, social, and family disturbances. Individual nurses and healthcare organizations must work in tandem...

Navigating loss induced by COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted virtually every facet of society, infecting millions of people and instilling lingering fear about what is yet to come. Lockdown procedures and guidelines have prevented families from being...

Supporting nurses: Coping with emotional stress

I want to thank you for printing the article that supports nurses and our emotional health. I have been a nurse for 35 years. I remember working during the scary HIV/AIDS outbreak. I wish...

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 Survey. Your responses help us all better understand career paths,...

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 well-being of the state’s school nurses. Are school nurses ok?...

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 showing nurse caring attitudes during COVID-19, and how they had...

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 infected nearly 500 million people, killing 50 million globally. She...

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. Changing your relationship with digital devices requires a mindset change...

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 a healthy relationship with oneself and others. The ENERGY model...

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 of information coming from so many different sources: land line...

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 of major discussions. Women Veterans even more so have this...