Innovation

A push to develop early sexual health education in California

In California, schools are required to teach sex education at least once in middle school (usually grade seven) and once in high school (usually grade 9). While individual school districts can teach sex education...

Community highlight – Shining the Light on All the Right: Celebrating the Art of...

American Nurse would like to highlight a new book released by The DAISY Foundation to celebrate its 20th anniversary, as well as the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife initiative. The newly...

Finding Your First Travel Nursing Assignment

So you’ve done the research and decided that you want to give travel nursing a try. Great! The next step is to find your first assignment. This can seem like a daunting task, but...

What works: Equitable nurse-patient assignments using a workload tool

One unit’s experience developing and implementing a process change. Nurses on a 36-bed medical/surgical telemetry unit in a metropolitan hospital expressed frustration with their nursing workload. Many of them felt that the time needed to...

Kicking off the collaborative writing team

Writing doesn’t have to be a solitary activity; in fact, coauthors can make the process easier. I was part of a writing team for my first published article. The lead author had been published...

ANA In Brief: February 2020 Frontline

Nurses declared most honest, ethical for 18 years straight The American Nurses Association (ANA) con-gratulates nurses for maintaining the #1 spot in Gallup’s annual Most Honest and Ethical Professions Poll for the 18th consecutive year....

OJIN rings in year of the nurse

The January 31 topic of OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing celebrates nurses and offers examples of practice changes by individual nurses and nursing organizations. Check out the six new articles in...

ANA enterprise and foundation news: February 2020

We can't do it alone When the ANA Enterprise launched Healthy Nurse, Healthy NationTM (HNHN) with the goal of transforming the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation’s registered nurses, it...

Innovating better patient care

While the idea of innovation can conjure images of high-tech gadgets and artificial intelligence, more often innovation is a result of changes in approach or philosophy that allow nurses to make an even greater...

7 tips for eliminating the ‘no time’ writing excuse

An oft-cited excuse for not writing is, “I don’t have the time.” (I confess to using it myself on more than one occasion.) The reality is that, as a friend once told me, “How...

Interview with Clove shoes – footwear designed for nurses

The American Nurse team is delighted to have had an opportunity to speak with Joe Ammon, the founder and CEO of Clove, a footwear company specializing in shoes for nurses like Tamara, his wife,...

Engaging and advocating

Election year offers opportunities to influence. Nurses make a difference. Those four words succinctly and accurately capture what our profession is all about and what each and every one of us is capable of achieving....

What’s in a name? Everything!

Outdated jargon undermines nurse practitioner role. Nurse practitioners (NPs) expand care delivery to address exploding patient demand, mitigate physician shortages, and enhance the effectiveness of interprofessional teams. However, the words used to describe these healthcare...