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Ready for what’s next?

Find the job you don’t have yet.  As healthcare evolves, so do nursing roles. In many ways, the pandemic intensified the focus on addressing already...

Tide of change

Report calls on nursing to confront and eradicate racism.  Racism: “Assaults on the human spirit in the form of biases, prejudices, and an ideology of...

Climate change and health

We’re not the only species being impacted.  My husband and I have been involved in Sea Turtle Patrol for decades. We walk assigned beaches of...

Vital and invaluable

Recognizing nurses’ service during Nurses Month. May marks Nurses Month, a time to offer RNs nationwide well-deserved thanks and recognition for all they do and...

Invisible injuries, invisible patients

Are we asking the right questions?  In this month’s issue of American Nurse Journal, Andrea Kossoudji and Julie Scott introduce us to an important issue—the...

Second thoughts about second thoughts

Step back to discover what we’ve learned.  I’ll never forget March 12, 2020. That’s when the pandemic became real for me and my organization. Clinical...

Walk a mile in a nurse’s shoes

Redefining the physician–nurse relationship.  Traditionally, physician–nurse relationships have been viewed as superior–subordinate. Despite clinical work environment advances that demonstrate teamwork and interprofessional collaboration, power hierarchies...

Shortage solutions

ANA, partners develop detailed road map for better staffing.  News headlines about the nurse staffing shortage portray an extreme event placing enormous stress on nurses...

Bright spots for the new year

COVID-19 care innovations worth keeping. We’ve lived through three waves of COVID-19 and learned from each one. New ways to care grew out of necessity,...

Looking beyond the pandemic: A virtual roundtable

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but many are starting to ponder its lasting effects on nursing. The editorial team at American Nurse...

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