Staffing

Developing leaders: A shared responsibility

Take on challenges, seek support. We have the opportunity to speak to new and novice nurses about professional development several times a year. Inevitably, when we ask them their definition of professional development, we get...

5 steps to interim manager success

Turn a challenge into an opportunity. Takeaways: The interim nurse manager role can be extremely complex and challenging but is crucial for department stability, leadership continuity, patient safety, and quality care. Transitioning from peer to...
COVID-19 cell

American Nurse Journal welcomes Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean and Professor of Nursing, Johns Hopkins...

The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife during COVID-19 We are in a time none of us could have expected. At the beginning of 2020, I had high hopes for celebrating the Year of...
nurse teamwork at work

Strategies for improving the nurse work environment during the COVID-19 pandemic

I will never forget the first time I called a code blue for a patient under my direct care as a critical care nurse in an adult medical-surgical ICU over a decade ago. I remember...
nursing teamwork

Promoting patient safety in interprofessional teams

Across the United States and around the world, interprofessional healthcare teams with nurses at their center have stepped up and banded together to tackle one of the biggest crises modern society has ever faced—the...
mental health nurse

Too much work and not enough time: Suggestions for the harried professional

Nurses are typically busy people, and the COVID-19 pandemic has added to our burdens. In many cases, we are home schooling children, and our significant others may be laid off from work, which creates...
COVID-19 mental health

Easing the psychological impact of COVID-19 for nurses

Nurses are at the forefront of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, providing life-saving care for affected patients. Psychological distress can be significant for nurses and other healthcare workers who provide direct care for...
PPE

Our safety is your safety

When I texted my daughter’s best friend (who is like a daughter to me), I discovered that she was given only two masks for an entire week as an emergency department nurse. “Don’t worry,”...

Incivility and bullying of new graduates

Together we can bring about change. Bullying and incivility are all too common in nursing and continue to drive new graduates from the profession. Although great strides have been made in providing support to new...

Highlighting the CNO’s role: An interview with Linda Stoverock

The American Nurse team is delighted to have had an opportunity to speak with Linda Stoverock, a nurse who is retiring after a 43-year long career in the nursing field, 20 of which has been as...

Build resilient teams to tackle nursing burnout

Use purpose, priorities, perspective, and personal responsibility to create culture-changing teams. Takeaways: Burnout has been identified as a public health crisis, negatively affecting individuals, organizations, patients, and communities. Enhanced personal resilience should be simultaneously combined...

The perils of perfectionism in nursing

Don’t let perfectionism derail your leadership career. Takeaways: Perfectionism is a weakness masquerading as a strength. A perfectionist approach can cause even the best and brightest people to feel unmotivated, devalued, dependent, disempowered, frustrated, and...

Rapid Response: Supraventricular tachycardia

A quick response ensures good outcome. Takeaways: Supraventricular tachycardia is a broad term describing a fast regular rhythm originating above the atrioventricular (AV) node. A narrow complex and regular rhythm would suggest AV nodal reentrant...