Nursing Leadership

ANA elections: Call for nominations

The nomination period ends January 17, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern Time. On December 6, 2019, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Nominations and Elections Committee issued a call for nominations for a slate of candidates to...

Food is medicine

Nurses address social determinants of health on Chicago’s West Side. JENNIFER GRENIER, DNP, RN-BC, CNML, CENP, is director of clinical operations for the cardiac service line at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. When she...

Pragmatic dissemination and implementation hybrid research

Innovative study designs examine implementation and generate new knowledge. Takeaways:  Some organizations struggle to meet Magnet® nurse research requirements.  Many research efforts result in applying evidence or quality improvement efforts but don’t create new knowledge.  ...

Discover, Develop & Master Nursing!

When asked in nursing school what type of nurse I wanted to be, my reply was always the same, "I'm not sure yet." And the person asking said question would invariably give me a...

A look back—and ahead

Making progress on key priorities. TIME FLIES—especially when you’re engaged in efforts you feel passionate about, working with people who are committed to making a difference, and enjoying yourself along the way. For the past...

American Nurse welcomes top nursing influencer, Keith Carlson

The power of the nurse citizen As most of us are well aware, nurses have been named year after year in the annual Gallup poll as the most trustworthy and honest professionals in the United...

Virtual reality: A strategy to improve patient-centered care

Technology can help nurses gain empathy and navigate difficult conversations. Takeaways: Extended reality (virtual, mixed, augmented) technology is rapidly expanding and finding a space in healthcare professional education. The positive impact of these technologies are...

The role of adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners

This growing field offers opportunities in a variety of settings. Your perspective of the nurse practitioner (NP) role may be shaped by the NPs you encounter at work. Perhaps you think that adult-gerontology acute care...

Is becoming a nurse practitioner right for me?

This advice will help you make an informed decision. When I ask nurses why they want to be a nurse practitioner (NP), many struggle to find an answer. Before applying to graduate school, do your...

School skills: What successful nursing students do

Mastering these skills can help you reach your educational goals. Congratulations on your decision to return to nursing school. Your continued pursuit of knowledge is important for the future of nursing, healthcare, education, and research....

DNPs: Healthcare change agents

Find the right program to meet your professional goals. After feeding your curiosity about the differences between the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) in nursing and how they complement each...

Ethical Issues in Healthcare

High ethical standards are essential in healthcare. Four fundamental principles lay the foundation for healthcare ethics. Autonomy honors patients’ right to make their own decisions. Beneficence helps patients advance their own good. Nonmaleficence does no harm to...

Nurses meet homeless patients where they live…on the street

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today When you don’t know where your next meal will come from or where you’re going to sleep each night, high blood pressure, diabetes, and minor cuts and...