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Expected response to an unexpected year

When American Nurse Journal launched All Pro Nursing Teams in 2018, we never anticipated a year like 2020—a year in which a global pandemic...

How artificial intelligence is transforming the future of nursing

Thinking about care in a new light. Takeaways: Artificial intelligence (AI) is an umbrella term for several different technologies and methodologies that contribute to...

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,...

Ready to change specialties?

Make sure you know yourself and what you really want.   By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN Deciding to change your nursing specialty can require as...

Maintaining clinical competency is your responsibility

Healthcare consumers expect competency from the nurses who care for them—and registered nurses (RNs) have an ethical and legal responsibility to maintain their competency. The scope of the professional nurse evolves...

Your path to becoming an administrative supervisor

Naomi, a novice staff nurse, calls her administrative supervisor, Madelyn, for assistance with Selma Rice, an 84-year-old patient  who has pulled out her I.V. line and wants to...

Smoothing your transition from RN to NP

Transitioning to the nurse practitioner (NP) role is exciting—but it can also be stressful. Fortunately, taking certain steps can make it smoother. I’m a family NP (FNP), board certified by...

Nurse staffing and patient experience outcomes: A close connection

As healthcare providers set and refine their strategies for staying competitive in a value-based delivery and payment system, a sharper understanding of the interplay between...

On the road to zero CAUTIs: Reducing urinary catheter device days

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are common healthcare-associated infections that can prolong lengths of stay and increase morbidity and mortality. Despite their best efforts, many...

Choosing the right restraint

Nurses at the bedside are experts in driving the safest, most effective patient care. In some cases, nursing assessment and clinical judgment suggest the...

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