Leading the Way

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Living Legends make their mark on nursing

Accomplishments positively impact health and healthcare FOR SOME NURSES, their work stands the test of time. Such is the case with seven nurse leaders who received the American Academy of Nursing’s highly acclaimed designation of...
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Three Good Things: Build resilience and improve well-being

This simple tool can help staff change their outlook and improve care. Takeaways: As nursing leaders, we must recognize the importance of building staff resilience and improving the well-being of our caregivers. Three Good Things...
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Interprofessional education

Nurse leader aims to improve patient care.  SHANNON COLE, DNP, APRN-BC, from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, is an avid proponent of interprofessional education. She sees it as a crucial way to ensure better care...
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Inspire others through transformational leadership

 Be an exemplary leader.  Takeaways: You can cultivate a transformational leadership style no matter your role, position, or experience. Transformational leadership characteristics can contribute to inspiring your teams, encouraging initiative and innovation, and improving care. TRANSFORMATIONAL...
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Forensic files

Bringing nursing expertise to the fight against violence. NANCY CABELUS, DNP, APRN, AFN-BC, a Connecticut Nurses Association member, has been a state trooper, a major crimes detective, a forensic nurse, and a U.S. diplomat. She’s traveled...
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Nurses lead progress in Choosing Wisely® Campaign

Call for implementation and evaluation of evidence-based recommendations. NURSES are masters at guiding wise choices and an obvious partner when the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation expanded its national Choosing Wisely campaign about...
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Promote nurse manager job satisfaction and retention

With support, education, and work-life balance, we can develop a new generation of nurse managers. Takeaways: Nurse managers are experiencing significant changes to their roles with expanded scope of responsibilities. Rapid expansion of responsibilities with...
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The imperative for an electronic nurse scheduling system

Prioritize the need and make a positive impact Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Best Practices for Workforce Management: A Toolkit for CNOs. Access the full Special Report at myamericannurse.com/getoolkit. By Kathy Baker, PhD,...
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Building your resiliency

With perspective and a few tools, turn failure to your benefit. Takeaways:  Failure to achieve a goal can lead to doubts about our skills and abilities.  Adopting an attitude of gratitude, focusing on past successes,...
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Emerging trends in nursing

RNs embrace roles beyond the bedside. Seun Ross, DNP, MSN, CRNP-F, NP-C, NEA-BC, is the director of Nursing Practice and Work Environment at the American Nurses Association (ANA). She’s published and lectured on numerous topics, including evidence-based...
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Innovation needs nurses

Make the business case for high-tech patient care. Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, is senior director of innovation and leadership for Kaiser Permanente’s national nursing leadership and strategy team and a core team member for technology...
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Meet the new ANA Enterprise CEO

Loressa Cole: Lifelong commitment to making a difference Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, celebrated National Nurses Week as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the ANA Enterprise, which is composed of the...
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Discovering your true north

Rediscover your authentic self and regain your moral compass. By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Tanya M. Cohn, PhD, MEd, RN Takeaways: Your moral compass keeps you on a track that’s congruent with your...