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Promoting staff interaction to encourage inclusion

Years ago, when I was working at a community hospital, we decided to host a job fair because we were struggling with high vacancy...

The Conversation Project

Have you ever needed to have a difficult conversation with someone about something very important but avoided it because of the delicate nature of...

Food for thought: Heal well

As nurses, we often say to our patients, “Good luck at home” or “Take care and good luck.” Luck—it’s a funny word. If our...

Out of the comfort zone: A baby delivery in a retirement community ED

Baby deliveries in the emergency department (ED) always create quite a stir. But what if the ED stands in the middle of Florida’s largest...

What do nurses want?

Twenty-two percent: That’s how many frontline RNs in the United States said, in a response to a recent McKinsey survey, that they may leave...

Florence Nightingale: An acronym of tribute

Florence Nightingale is usually the first name that comes to mind when nursing is discussed anywhere in the world. This great and inspirational woman...

The COVID-19 Journey: one nurse’s story

My name is Samantha and I’m 22-year-old ICU nurse. Many people tell me how accomplished I am for my age—how amazing it is that...

COVID-19 vaccine handling: Maximizing doses and public confidence

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is proud of the leading role nurses play at all levels of the coronavirus pandemic that has shaken the...

Raising awareness about health disparities: A call to action

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised consciousness about health disparities, institutional racism, and diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) in the nation. Nurses know these conditions...

Nurses in a children’s classroom: Showcasing nursing as a career choice

We would like to share our experiences as yearly participants in our local Hillsborough County Great American Teach-In (GATI). GATI, an annual November event...