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A measure of last resort: Homemade respirator masks in a pandemic

Nurses design and test masks to advance innovation during a time of need. Editor’s note: Commercially manufactured single-use respirator masks are standard of care. Homemade...

A slow push

It’s been nearly 3 years since I began my nursing career, and a lot has happened. I’ve been blessed with amazing coworkers, physicians, and...

Leveraging size while remaining nimble with a workforce management strategy. Case Study: Advocate Aurora Health

Having a staffing vision promotes optimal response to patient surges. Takeaways: Shared governance and an infrastructure to support collaboration between a system and individual sites...

A workforce management strategy that builds organizational resiliency. Case study: Sanford Health

Technology used wisely can help balance staff and patient needs. Takeaways: Workforce management infrastructure should be built on the foundation of a supportive environment that...

Workforce management strategies in times of uncertainty

Rely on data, technology, policies and processes, people, and patient-centered staffing. Takeaways: A data-driven workforce strategy can reduce chaos when the unexpected occurs. Five key...

Operationalizing structural empowerment in a Magnet® organization

One hospital’s strategy for success. Takeaways: Building a strong organizational infrastructure to support and empower nurses in their practice environments is essential to successfully meet...

ANA partners with organizations to honor American Nurse Heroes

The American Nurses Association (ANA), Al Roker Entertainment, and HealthCom Media, publisher of American Nurse Journal, have joined forces to produce a network television...

Nurses focus on pandemic challenges while looking to the future

The current and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism dominated discussions at the 2020 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, which...

Nurse turnover: Understand it, reduce it

What can employers do to increase nurse retention? Takeaways: Because of the stress involved in nursing, many healthcare organizations have high rates of nurse turnover. ...

Creating a healthy working environment is every nurse’s responsibility

How clinical faculty and practicing clinicians can collaborate to help students learn professionalism. Takeaways: Professionalism creates the foundation for civil and healthy work environments. According...