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Introducing new ANA member benefits

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is offering these new member benefits as a part of its personal benefits program. ANA has carefully screened partners...

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...

Safety huddles: A safety net for nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In March 2020, our 31-bed geriatric medical unit was designated the first COVID-19 unit in a teaching hospital located in a New York City...

When you don’t know what to do: Prompts for new nurses

The months of December and January usher in not just the holidays, but a new batch of registered nurses from accelerated nursing programs across...

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...

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...

National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety released

The American Nurses Association (ANA) joined with the other members of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)–convened National Steering Committee for Patient Safety to...

Block the pain: A nursing perspective on an opioid-sparing approach

Understanding types of regional anesthesia helps ensure optimal patient outcomes. Takeaways Regional nerve blocks limit the use of opioids in patients after surgery and are...

Compact licensure is a critical response to the pandemic crisis

A nurse who graduated from an accredited nursing school and then passed the national nurse certification exam cannot immediately or seamlessly practice across all...

Do you have a BS or a BSN? Does it matter?

Christina is concerned when she learned that she would graduate with a bachelor of science (BS) degree with a major in nursing, not a...