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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...

Hourly rounding policy

Dear Editor, Over the past ten years, new policies supporting "hourly rounding" were implemented in the inpatient setting and transitioned into nursing homes and rehabilitation...

COVID-19 messaging

Many nurses have now been on the shifting frontlines of the COVID-19 response for five months, following the virus from hotspot to hotspot. I...

Let’s call her Carol

It was my first year as a nurse in a suburban Intensive Care unit. I worked the night shift and had an elderly female...

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