Nursing Leadership

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)...

Another thought on The Year of the Nurse: Everyday appreciation

Value yourself and your colleagues every day of the year. Year of the Nurse is well under way, but the COVID-19 crisis has swiftly created an even greater recognition of nurses and other healthcare providers...

The eyes of the world are on nurses

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Nurses Association and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast the retirement of more than half a million registered nurses by 2022. They make up just a small...
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Nursing professionalism begins with you

All nurses are responsible for maintaining the public’s trust. The public consistently ranks nursing as the most trusted profession. Maintaining that trust requires that nurses engage in professional behaviors of attitude, education, certification, mentoring, and...

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:...