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Professional governance and staff engagement

A new medical unit establishes an engaged nursing workforce.  Takeaways: A culture grounded in teamwork, shared governance, and accountability is needed for staff engagement and...

Mitigating the threat of lost knowledge

A looming shortage of expert nurses requires strategies to accelerate knowledge transfer. Takeaways: Healthcare organizations are facing the challenge of retaining expert knowledge as the...

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...

The stories that never get told: Relationships

“I can lend you a dress for the Christmas party,” Judy offered. “I don’t fit into them anyway right now.” I was surprised at the...

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...

Develop millennial leaders with generation collaboration

Takeaways: Generation collaboration is essential for the future growth of the nursing profession. Millennials are interested in pursuing leadership roles and believe that nurses...

Springing into action: How one procedural area kept working during COVID-19

As COVID-19 hit Georgia in early March 2020, Emory University System made the difficult decision to stop all surgeries and procedures unless they were...

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...