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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...

Nursing education during a pandemic: Will future nurses be prepared?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing schools across the nation have scrambled to change to remote learning. The rapid change has sparked a concern that...

Septic relationships

In the emergency department, we’re well trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of serious infections—infections that start from an infinitesimally small and undetectable...

Providing ethics consultation in the middle of a pandemic

As a new graduate RN, I was confronted with the case of allowing a natural death for a 6-month old baby girl who survived...

Nursing care plan for outpatients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease

COVID-19 is associated with a plethora of complications for those who suffer from both mild and severe forms of the disease. Although research is...

Attention millennials: Advice for fast-tracking your leadership career

The retirement of the Baby Boomer generation is creating a leadership void and a huge opportunity for millennial healthcare professionals to move up in...

Beasts, gods and FaceTime: The anguish of visitor limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic

For the foreseeable future, efforts to minimize human contact will remain in place as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is...