Innovation

Standardizing handoff communication

An electronic tool helps ensure care continuity and reduces miscommunication. Takeaways: Using a standardized electronic handoff tool improves nurse-to-nurse communication. It ensures care continuity and...

Our journey along the Pathway to Excellence®

A rural community hospital shares its story of designation and re-designation.  Takeaways: Pathway to Excellence® is an evolving process that roadmaps opportunities to enhance nursing...

An ounce of prevention

Engage in practical training through Project Firstline.  A lifetime of working with patients with serious burn injuries truly ingrained in me the importance of infection...

Enhancing nursing curriculum with an injection of technology

Use online tools to engage and motivate students. Evidence-based research has changed teaching from a traditional teacher-centered approach to a student-centered (constructivist) approach. According to...

Nurses struggling on the frontline of COVID-19

Innovation is important in maintaining an open-minded perspective on the frontline of healthcare, particularly in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a practicing...

Top apps for nurses in 2020

With 2020 coming to an end, the American Nurse Journal team would like to highlight some of the best apps for nurses and nursing...

The innovation cycle and the nursing process— they go together!

The nursing process is tried and true; it is a systematic approach that has served the profession, our patients, and communities well for decades — and...

Making things possible

From time to time, I receive messages from readers of  The Relentless School Nurse blog. I am always touched and inspired when people reach...

The stories that never get told: Belonging

Ruth was admitted to our orthopedic unit with a hip fracture which was repaired uneventfully within a few days. What followed was the epitome...

Give to nursing

The Foundation supports nurses during the pandemic and beyond.   If ever there was a time for us to support each other, it’s now. The pandemic...