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Get out the vote

Making informed decisions can make a difference. Editor's note: This is an early release article and will appear in the September 2020 issue of American Nurse...

America’s dark secret

Words about equality, friendship, and peace must be accompanied by action. In a country with a history of great oratory, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

ANA responds to Supreme Court rulings

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down three key rulings this summer in cases that the American Nurses Association (ANA) had been monitoring, two that...

How to address racial injustice in the workplace and community

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: I want to make a difference I am a white frontline nurse in a medium-sized, full-service hospital. I...

Is political advocacy ethical for nurses?

To: Ethics Inbox    From: Uneasy RN Subject: Political advocacy I recently saw a political ad featuring a nurse using her name and licensed credentials to support...

Claiming our rights

The pandemic has cast a spotlight on human rights. According to CNN, the night-shift emergency department (ED) nurses at a Detroit hospital reached a tipping...

Trending jobs | Legal nurse consultant

Legal nurse consultants (LNCs) review and analyze facts and information identified in legal cases that involve an injury. They use their nursing and research...

Congress, administration agree on aid package

President Donald Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act on April 24, an “interim” step ahead of the fourth aid...

Starting a nurse practitioner clinic: Legal considerations

Partner with business experts to ensure success. Takeaways: As states continue to roll back barriers for nurse practitioners to practice independently, NPs can play a...

Ethics and personal safety on the frontlines of COVID-19

To: Ethics Inbox    From: Concerned ED nurse Subject: Becoming ill with COVID-19 I’m an emergency department (ED) nurse and worry about becoming critically ill from coronavirus...