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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 of information coming from so many different sources: land line...

State of the world’s nursing

Use this moment to ensure nursing’s future around the world. The State of the World’s Nursing 2020: Investing in Education, Jobs and Leadership, developed in partnership with the International Council of Nurses and Nursing...

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nursing

Insights, instincts, and a few gut feelings. The pandemic has quickly changed our world, our profession, and our vision for the future. While we were celebrating holidays in December 2019, the first reports of a...

Another thought on The Year of the Nurse: Everyday appreciation

Value yourself and your colleagues every day of the year. Year of the Nurse is well under way, but the COVID-19 crisis has swiftly created an even greater recognition of nurses and other healthcare providers...

Being on the front lines: The need for mental health PPE

Nurses are experiencing psychological burdens of care. Daily headlines, community-wide applause, and military flyovers honor the physicians, nurses, and first responders on the front lines of the war on COVID-19. The wonderful stories and...

Blink…and our world changed

How to manage and stay healthy in uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has much of the world in lockdown right now. You go to work and put in the hardest days you’ve ever encountered in your...
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Mentors: Learning from experts and expert teams

Travel your career path with a guide. This month, American Nurse Journal announces the 2020 All-Pro Nursing Team winners. It’s exciting to hear about the attributes, projects, and skills that make a nursing team stand...

March madness

It’s that time again. “March Madness” is an expression that’s been linked to basketball since 1908, but March also has been associated with another kind of madness. Beginning in the mid-1900s, people began using...

What’s in a name? Everything!

Outdated jargon undermines nurse practitioner role. Nurse practitioners (NPs) expand care delivery to address exploding patient demand, mitigate physician shortages, and enhance the effectiveness of interprofessional teams. However, the words used to describe these healthcare...

Year of the Nurse 2020: How will you celebrate?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. You’ll see a lot of programs, social media,...

Joy stealing: Stopping happiness thieves

Learn how to deal with coworkers who take the joy out of work. THE AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION (ANA) and my state organization, the Texas Nurses Association, give me inspiration and practical ideas I use every...

Editorial: Presidential leadership

Lessons and insights for the profession from ANA’s past presidents OVER the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege of interacting with the best and brightest in our profession. The session I moderated at...

Feeling overwhelmed?

Try replacing busyness with critical habits. I DON’T THINK the title of the song “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” is accurate. Your days, like mine, may be hazy and crazy, but certainly not lazy. We...