Nursing Leadership

What we can learn about scheduling from the airline and package-delivery industries

Optimization modeling moves decision-making from a “what-if” to a “what’s-best” solution.

One-on-one meetings: The stitch in time that saves nine

Remember the last time you had a loose button? Maybe you thought about stopping to sew it on, but never did. Then the button fell off and you lost it. That’s when the fun...
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Leadership insights

The American Nurses Association (ANA) Leadership Institute is designed to enhance leadership knowledge and professional skills to prepare nurses for career advancement. At ANA, we believe enhancing leadership acumen in the nursing profession will...

The patient engagement imperative

Engaging patients is essential to ensure optimal reimbursement. Here are tips for engagement that leaders can apply in their organizations

Recovery lessons from the Sandy Hook trauma

Children are people with small hearts and big emotions that often come from the people around them, particularly family members. As a pediatric nurse and mother of two girls ages 6 and 4 in...

Scope and standards-of-practice documents: Guiding you to leadership success

Starting a new job in a new specialty can be a daunting experience. I recently transitioned to a new role as a nurse administrator. On my first day, I had two key questions about...

Confronting conflict with higher-ups

Conflict in the workplace is a fact of life, and dealing with it is never easy. Sometimes it seems easier to ignore it and hope it will take care of itself. But in healthcare...

Leading at the bedside and beyond

A typical definition for a leader is one who has the ability to influence. Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King readily come to mind for their ability to inspire others and create...

From our readers: My first code—A retrospective report of a premature promotion and a...

The elevator’s walls were covered in bronze and silver raised metal squares that gave the appearance of a magic eye puzzle and smelled of the stainless steel cleaner that was probably wiped on that...

National Magnet Nurse of the Year® 2013 Award Winners

Learn more about these outstanding award winners.

Nursing leaders hold the key to translating genomics into practice

A survey of attitudes, knowledge and genomic competency

Building a strong shared governance foundation

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery This...

How nurses drive rapid electronic records implementation

Nurses in one large healthcare system are involved at all levels of EHR implementation