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Nurse Keith’s Corner: Doubling down on nursing

As the American nursing profession turns a corner into the next chapter of the COVID-19 pandemic, many nurses may be considering their next steps...

Nurse Keith’s Corner: Overcoming 21st Century Angst

When the 21st century dawned several decades ago, the next one hundred years — and the new millennium — were seen as a new beginning, a...

Out-of-the-Box Nurses Setting the Pace

If you ask the average American on the street what a nurse does, the answer will most likely involve hospital-based patient care. While that...

The COVID-19 pandemic: Rethinking your nursing career

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world on every level imaginable, and nurses’ lives and careers are not immune. Nurses may find themselves on...

Midcareer nursing advancement

Reflect, be objective, and tap into your network. Many career advancement tools and techniques are available, but they need to be used with conscious intention,...

COVID-19 and The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

In 2019, with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth pending in May of the following year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the...

The nurse as their own worst critic

Even though nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and serve as the veritable backbone of the industry, there are many ways...

Nurses and emotional Teflon

Nurses work hard, and the nature of their labor exposes them to many emotionally-charged situations, strong feelings, moral and ethical dilemmas, and the slings...

2020: The Year of the Nurse lifts off

When the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 2020 would be designated The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, enthusiasm rippled throughout the...

American Nurse welcomes top nursing influencer, Keith Carlson

The power of the nurse citizen As most of us are well aware, nurses have been named year after year in the annual Gallup poll...