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These past 15 months brought nurses’ exceptionalism to the forefront of the nation’s collective conscience—not just the qualities of compassion, dedication, and self-sacrifice, but...

New nursing school graduates: Let the real learning begin

Education continues on the job. Welcome to the 2021 class of nursing school graduates joining our most remarkable profession. You enter the workforce at an...

Creating a compelling poster

Use poster presentations to spread the word about your study or project.  Takeaways: Effective posters convey key information and provide presenters with an opportunity to...

C.A.R.E. to prevent medical device related pressure injuries

A facility’s innovative program effectively reduced patient injury.  Takeaways: Learn how a nurse-led interprofessional innovation was designed at an organization that’s received Magnet® designation. Gain...

Evidence-based strategies to prevent enteral nutrition complications

 Follow these tips to keep your patients safe.  Takeaways Enteral nutrition (tube feeding) can be administered safely but is not without risks. Optimal nursing care can...

Is the Code of Ethics for Nurses a legal document?

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: Unethical practice error   What if I make an inadvertent, unethical practice error? Is the Code of Ethics...

Face your fears and forge ahead

Cathleen Wheatley steps up to a challenge. Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP, is president of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina,...

ANA Enterprise News May 2021

Honoring nurses in May For Nurses Month 2021, the American Nurses Association (ANA) honors the nation’s nurses  whose vital contributions during a pandemic profoundly impact...

Patient and family tele-education

Remote education is an effective teaching tool. Takeaways: Tele-education can serve as an alternative to in-person subcutaneous injection training for patients and families. Patients and...

Spirituality and nursing care

The bond between caregivers and the dying Spiritual care in nursing is an important part of overall healthcare, but in the second half of the...