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Leading the Way

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...
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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...
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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,...
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Confronting the fear of missing out

This addictive habit can lead to leader burnout. Takeaways: Fear of missing out (FOMO) can lead to extreme stress and an inability to make commitments. FOMO is a type of anxiety disorder experienced when individuals...

The perils of perfectionism in nursing

Don’t let perfectionism derail your leadership career. Takeaways: Perfectionism is a weakness masquerading as a strength. A perfectionist approach can cause even the best and brightest people to feel unmotivated, devalued, dependent, disempowered, frustrated, and...

Year of the Nurse 2020

Advancing professional innovation. The year 2020, designated by the World Health Organization as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, is pivotal for our profession and for engaging nurses to reshape healthcare through their...

Leading the way to professional well-being

Report provides a road map for change. Takeaways: A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine estimates that between 35% and 54% of U.S. nurses and providers, across all clinical disciplines...