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More nurses are at the table

Pilot initiative shows significant growth in board service. During difficult times, the roles nurses play on the frontline of healthcare are at the forefront of the public’s awareness. Their clinical expertise is essential in daily...

What’s new in SPHM

ANA’s revised safe patient handling and mobility standards are coming soon. Much has happened since 2013 when the American Nurses Association (ANA) led a workgroup that developed the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National...

Promoting civility in the workplace

To: Ethics Inbox    From: An ANA member Subject: Bullying and incivility Bullying and incivility are rampant on my nursing unit. My manager doesn’t address the situation, which contributes to an unhealthy work environment. Things escalated recently...

ANA advocates to protect nurses and prevent COVID-19’s spread

Protecting nurses caring for patients and preventing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in healthcare facilities and the community continue to be the top priorities for the American Nurses Association (ANA). At press time,...

Into the community

Beyond being trusted by the public for their roles in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, schools, and other settings, nurses have a long track record of using their expertise and passion to strengthen the health and...

Changing a culture through Pathway to Excellence®

Increased nurse confidence can result in improved patient outcomes. Takeaways: Direct care nurses drive nursing excellence using Pathway standards Empowering nurses to have a voice in their practice leads to improved patient care quality, staff...

Ethics and global health outreach programs

Plan ahead to ensure a successful and respectful experience. Takeaways: Embarking on a global health trip includes both logistical and ethical considerations. Preparation before a global health trip will help ensure you work within your...

One Hospital’s journey to excellence

Follow Houston Methodist The Woodland’s Hospital as it achieves ANCC Pathway to Excellence® designation. Takeaways: A new 187-bed acute care hospital embarks on the Pathway to Excellence® journey. To ensure a successful journey, the hospital...

7 tips nurses should know about safe patient handling

Following this advice can help protect you and your patients. Takeaways: “Safe patient handling and mobility” is the catch phrase all nurses need to know, not only to foster health in the lives of their...

Dispelling common myths about ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence®

Is this program the right fit for your organization? Takeaways: Pathway to Excellence frequently asked questions are answered. Common myths are dispelled. The framework to benefit all healthcare organizations (regardless of size, type, or setting)...
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Reflections on Nightingale in the Year of the Nurse

Nurses continue to build bridges for patients and their families. Takeaways: 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Established by the W.H.O to celebrate nurses’ role in transforming health care throughout the world,...

Revising a clinical ladder program to increase nurse participation

A community hospital recognizes a need and builds a program to meet it. Takeaways: To recruit and retain a strong, competent nursing workforce, healthcare organizations must provide programs that support new nurses, beginning with onboarding...

Nurses Month during a time of crisis

When the ANA Enterprise began planning the Year of the Nurse, including expanding the traditional National Nurses Week to a month-long celebration, we didn’t anticipate the different world we’re living and working in today. As...