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CNAs Need Training, Support for Learning

The September 2020 American Nurse Journal article “Implementation of evidence-based practice in long-term care” addresses high turnover and job dissatisfaction. First, seeing this need for...

Rewards of neuro nursing

I am a nurse at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, on the Neuro Intensive Care Unit. I work with some of the most...

The right path

"If you know, you know", a quote that still rings true, to this same girl who idealized the vision of becoming a nurse at...

Supporting nurses: Coping with emotional stress

I want to thank you for printing the article that supports nurses and our emotional health. I have been a nurse for 35 years....

Reader reaction: COVID-19 safety

It was with some surprise I read the column "Practice Matters" from Dr. Grant, our ANA president, in the October edition of American Nurse....

Reader reaction: Leaders’ role in stopping workplace violence

Dear Editor, After reading the article "Leaders' Role in Stopping Workplace Violence" in the September 2020 issue, I am in agreeance with the author for...

Elephant in the room

When there is an elephant in the room, introduce it… Those who watch the news, particularly CNN, have seen the COVID-19 ticker that often appears...

Care during the COVID-19 pandemic: Recognizing nurses

The article "Care during the Pandemic" in the September 2020 issue discusses about this recent COVID-19 pandemic. The author did a great job by...

Compact licensure is a critical response to the pandemic crisis

A nurse who graduated from an accredited nursing school and then passed the national nurse certification exam cannot immediately or seamlessly practice across all...

It’s time to put a nurse in the White House

The U.S. nursing workforce is nearly 4 mm strong, considered the front line trusted face consumers see in in a complicated system when at...