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How to be a good preceptee

Take advantage of orientation to hone skills and build confidence.  Takeaways: Orientation aids nurses’ personal and professional growth, helps to reduce turnover rate, and improves...

Human touch

Linda Hofler knows how to bring data to life.   After nearly 40 years in nursing, Linda Hofler, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, retired in 2020 as senior...

Interoperability explained

Advocate for data sharing that optimizes patient care and outcomes.  Takeaways: Interoperability occurs when two or more systems exchange health information. Nursing is the vanguard...

Voice and vaccinations

Boldness is a cultural journey. The COVID-19 pandemic places nurses firmly in the public square with compelling professional and public leadership opportunities. The critical need...

Protect and defend

Edie Brous wants nurses to protect their livelihoods.   While working on her master’s degree, Edie Brous, JD, MSN, MPH, RN, took a course on collective...

Nursing’s role in Joint Commission accreditation

Inspiring safety and quality care. Takeaways: Nurses play a key role in the accreditation process and work on the frontline to prevent errors and promote...

Leading with self-empathy

Self-empathy can help leaders find meaning and purpose during difficult times.   Nurse leaders are responsible for bringing out the best in others, and empathy has...

Metric-driven initiative for promoting staff diversity

Plan, do, check, and act can serve as a framework.  Takeaways: Lack of diversity impacts patient care and nurses’ experience in the profession. Nurse leaders...

Inspired healthcare

A nurse-led care transformation model. Takeaways: The nursing profession must take a lead role in the transformation of care delivery. Success can be achieved by...

Nurse leaders and advocacy

Safeguarding nurses’ scope of practice and the profession.   Nursing leadership means different things to different nurses. As executive director of the American Nurses AssociationCalifornia (ANAC),...

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