Nursing Leadership

Should you say “yes” to the job?

Three steps to finding your dream job. Whether you’re a new or an experienced nurse, you may not know where you’ll end your career or even what your next step will be. But with a...

The Radical Nurses Collective storytelling circle on nursing solidarity

What an honor, to join with nursing colleagues from across the country and contribute to the first Nursing Solidarity Story Circle on 6/11/2020! The Radical Nurses Collective joined forces with Dr. Jason Magabo Perez...

COVID and racism: Tipping points for change in 2020

We’re halfway through the year, and 2020 has become one that no one will forget. For months now, we’ve had to bear witness to global suffering and death as a result of COVID-19. Individuals,...

Dialing down drama at work

Model the behavior you want to see in your staff. Takeaways: The average staff member spends 2.5 hours a day distracted by dramatic coworkers. Workplace drama erodes trust and contributes to a lack of psychological...

ANA Enterprise works to support the mental health, well-being, and resilience of nurses

With each passing day of the global pandemic, it’s apparent that nurses caring for patients with COVID-19, along with those providing daily care under strained circumstances, need as much mental health and well-being support...

Introduction to qualitative nursing research

This type of research can reveal important information that quantitative research can’t. Takeaways: Qualitative research is valuable because it approaches a phenomenon, such as a clinical problem, about which little is known by trying to...

Own your moment – Heal our nation

Every time you speak your truth and stay in your own power you help to create a society where others can do the same.   You are a nurse, and as a nurse, you care deeply...

Deliberate leadership during COVID-19

Three strategies nurse leaders can use Fear, resilience, unprecedented, unknown. These are just a few words now circling our vocabulary with the onset of COVID-19. In a short time, we’ve implemented national social distancing, started...

Some call it the next step: My first year as manager

Yes! That was my answer when I was offered the position. I was motivated, applied for it, interviewed, negotiated, and then received a formal offer. This was the next step I was looking for:...

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...

No More “Just a Nurse”

In the time of COVID-19, nurses and nursing are getting much more media attention than is typical. I see this as a very good thing. When I began a career as a nurse-writer I...
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Excelling, leading, and innovating

Nurses share efforts on COVID-19 planning and response In addition to providing direct care to patients, nurses around the country are using their professional expertise to lead, support, and innovate around the response of healthcare...