Wellness

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....

We must #EndNurseAbuse

RNs are vulnerable during COVID-19.   The stress of a pandemic can put nurses at higher risk of becoming targets of workplace violence. Now more than...

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...

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...

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...

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...

My preparation ritual includes Sara Bareilles, tears & tissues

It took about 2 hours for my heart rate to return to normal after my interview with Lisa Ling. When I am preparing to...