Innovation

Advancing education with FOAM

Access learning online. EDITOR’S NOTE: This article will appear in an upcoming issue of American Nurse Journal. The internet and social media, which have revolutionized every aspect of our lives, have become especially important since the...

More nurses are at the table

Pilot initiative shows significant growth in board service. During difficult times, the roles nurses play on the frontline of healthcare are at the forefront of the public’s awareness. Their clinical expertise is essential in daily...

Into the community

Beyond being trusted by the public for their roles in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, schools, and other settings, nurses have a long track record of using their expertise and passion to strengthen the health and...

Dispelling common myths about ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence®

Is this program the right fit for your organization? Takeaways: Pathway to Excellence frequently asked questions are answered. Common myths are dispelled. The framework to benefit all healthcare organizations (regardless of size, type, or setting)...

Top mental health apps for nurses

Whether you personally struggle with mental health concerns, or your patients are, your phone can be a valuable tool in the efforts to work through anxiety and stress. To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month...

Revising a clinical ladder program to increase nurse participation

A community hospital recognizes a need and builds a program to meet it. Takeaways: To recruit and retain a strong, competent nursing workforce, healthcare organizations must provide programs that support new nurses, beginning with onboarding...

Nurses Month during a time of crisis

When the ANA Enterprise began planning the Year of the Nurse, including expanding the traditional National Nurses Week to a month-long celebration, we didn’t anticipate the different world we’re living and working in today. As...

Shout out and murmurs in the Year of the Nurse

“This morning I forage into the Purveyor’s Store… no mops, no plates, no wooden trays, no slippers, … no basins, no towelling, no chloride of lime.” — Florence Nightingale, 1854 (Letter to the Secretary...
COVID-19 cell

American Nurse Journal welcomes Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean and Professor of Nursing, Johns Hopkins...

The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife during COVID-19 We are in a time none of us could have expected. At the beginning of 2020, I had high hopes for celebrating the Year of...
nurses month

Nurses Month: You make a difference

As the largest group of healthcare professionals, nurses make vital contributions to individuals, families, and communities around the world. Given nursing’s immeasurable impact, the ANA Enterprise believes it’s time to expand the traditional National...
I am a school nurse

The Virtual Health Offices of NJ Certified School Nurses are Open

New Jersey certified school nurses are working throughout the state to keep our students safe, healthy and ready to learn from our virtual health offices. Our buildings may be closed, but we are actively...
florence nightingale

Transformational leadership: Florence Nightingale’s legacy

The details of Florence Nightingale’s work that earned her global veneration are well known. Her pioneering work in the Crimea War catapulted her to a demigod status. The most often heard eulogy is how...
advocacy

Advocacy: A lifetime commitment

Leading nurses through crisis, disaster, and everyday practice. Texas Nurses Association (TNA) CEO Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE, started her nursing career at a small rural hospital in northern Michigan, served as a full-time professor,...