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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...

Why infant mental health is even more critical now

No matter what role we play in caring for patients and families, as nurses, we know that the relationship children have with their caregivers is critical for their healthy development. In addition, we know...

What it’s like to be a school nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurse Holly Giovi of Deer Park, NY takes Good Morning America into her office to see what it’s like to work on the frontlines as a school nurse. You might know Holly from the School Nursing Facebook page!...

New Project Firstline provides infection prevention training

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to announce the launch of Project Firstline, a new collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focused on infection prevention and control (IPC) training...

‘Race to 200M’ urges flu vaccinations among vulnerable Americans

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and actress Rita Wilson are urging Americans to get their flu vaccination this season, especially the approximately 200 million Americans at most risk for flu complications. The Race to 200M,...

Think thank

Every fourth Thursday of November, millions of Americans gather for dinner to commemorate the celebratory meal that took place in 1621 between the Pilgrims and members of the Wampanoag people in Plymouth, Massachusetts. For...

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...

Reader reaction: COVID-19 safety

It was with some surprise I read the column "Practice Matters" from Dr. Grant, our ANA president, in the October edition of American Nurse. He wrote about reinforcing safe practices with COVID. For someone...

The health professional’s imperative to correct misinformation on social media

Scrolling through Facebook during the interminable COVID-19 pandemic can be a herculean task for the healthcare professional confronted with posts spouting medical jargon and perceived healthcare knowledge not supported by rationale or evidence. This...

From surge plans to a culture of readiness

Translating scarce resource management into outcomes with impact. Takeaways: The more resource options available for day-to-day surge events, the more effectively hospital operations can withstand imbalances in supply and demand. Proactively addressing the financial impact...

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,...

NPs on the ethics committee: What is your decision?

The Ethical Case to Consider: A mother reports that her youngest child is 18-years-old and she has two adult children who are 23- and 28-years-old. The adolescent and two young adults are healthy and inform...

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?...