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Safety huddles: A safety net for nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In March 2020, our 31-bed geriatric medical unit was designated the first COVID-19 unit in a teaching hospital located in a New York City...

When you don’t know what to do: Prompts for new nurses

The months of December and January usher in not just the holidays, but a new batch of registered nurses from accelerated nursing programs across...

8 lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

Clinical nurse specialists share experiences on how the pandemic and social distancing are highlighting the CNS role. The “new normal” resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic...

The stories that never get told: Connection

As soon as he stepped out of the elevator, I froze but my mind raced… “Maybe he has a gun? Why is he here?...

Top apps for nurses in 2020

With 2020 coming to an end, the American Nurse Journal team would like to highlight some of the best apps for nurses and nursing...

The right path

"If you know, you know", a quote that still rings true, to this same girl who idealized the vision of becoming a nurse at...

What it’s like to be a school nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurse Holly Giovi of Deer Park, NY takes Good Morning America into her office to see what it’s like to work on the frontlines as a...

National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety released

The American Nurses Association (ANA) joined with the other members of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)–convened National Steering Committee for Patient Safety to...

Expanding decision-making options

Guide new graduates to broaden their career choices. Takeaways: Many new nurses make career decisions based on what their peers are doing. Expanding decision-making options...

Reader reaction: COVID-19 safety

It was with some surprise I read the column "Practice Matters" from Dr. Grant, our ANA president, in the October edition of American Nurse....