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Nurse innovators welcome here

Have you ever imagined how nursing or healthcare could be improved? Do you have a concept in the works that you need support to launch? If so, consider applying for the 2021 ANA Innovation...

Using audit and feedback to improve compliance with evidence-based practices

Take a strategic approach to prevent lost opportunities for improvement. Takeaways: Audit and feedback strategies are routinely implemented in clinical practice as a way to monitor compliance with various practices; however, they’re not always...

ANA partners with organizations to honor American Nurse Heroes

The American Nurses Association (ANA), Al Roker Entertainment, and HealthCom Media, publisher of American Nurse Journal, have joined forces to produce a network television and multi-channel event to celebrate the heroic work of nurses...

Nurses focus on pandemic challenges while looking to the future

The current and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism dominated discussions at the 2020 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, which was held virtually for the first time. More than 400 representatives...

Nurse turnover: Understand it, reduce it

What can employers do to increase nurse retention? Takeaways: Because of the stress involved in nursing, many healthcare organizations have high rates of nurse turnover. The cost of nurse turnover can have a huge impact...

Nurse Heroes– Nurses lead during the pandemic

We at American Nurse Journal are privileged to highlight the amazing job nurses are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At what is too often high personal sacrifice, they are caring for patients,...

Nurses at the table for healthcare reform after COVID-19

COVID-19 is shining a light on nursing care and the extraordinary efforts of nurses in emergency departments and critical care units, frequently without the resources they need to be safe. The American Nurses Association (ANA)...

Elevating nurses’ voices concerning the pandemic

To ensure nurses’ voices are included in vital conversations about the pandemic, ANA continues proactive outreach to highlight nurses in the national media and via its social media channels. Here are highlights from recent...

Nurse leader’s role in supporting frontline clinical nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

I am a nurse leader and manage acute care hospital units. The 103 staff members who directly report to me and I are living through the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. We are on the front...

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...

Developing leaders: A shared responsibility

Take on challenges, seek support. We have the opportunity to speak to new and novice nurses about professional development several times a year. Inevitably, when we ask them their definition of professional development, we get...

5 steps to interim manager success

Turn a challenge into an opportunity. Takeaways: The interim nurse manager role can be extremely complex and challenging but is crucial for department stability, leadership continuity, patient safety, and quality care. Transitioning from peer to...
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American Nurse Journal 2020 All Pro Nursing Team Award Winners

Celebrating team excellence. The world is celebrating nurses this year. In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, declared 2020 the...