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More meaningful meetings

Preparation and follow-up can keep meetings productive and on track. Takeaways: Careful preparation can contribute to effective meetings. Consider group processes and use leadership approaches when conducting meetings. As nurses move into formal and informal leadership...

Mentors: Learning from experts and expert teams

Travel your career path with a guide. This month, American Nurse Journal announces the 2020 All-Pro Nursing Team winners. It’s exciting to hear about the attributes, projects, and skills that make a nursing team stand...

Creating a positive workplace

Countless research studies show that having a positive attitude leads to good health, happiness, and feelings of wellbeing and self-worth. Research also tells us that positivity in the workplace helps everyone feel better about...

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...

The nurse as their own worst critic

Even though nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and serve as the veritable backbone of the industry, there are many ways in which nurses themselves deny the efficacious and crucial nature...

Nurses and the public’s trust

Speaking out against racism, discrimination, and prejudice. We’re extremely fortunate to be members of a profession that the public considers the most honest and ethical for the 18th year in a row, according to...

Mentoring in the age of new nursing

My first job in nursing was on a medical oncology floor where there was a lot of bullying. I was a new nurse so I didn’t know that bullying among nurses is common. I...

High physician suicide rates: Nursing interventions

How can physicians give patients the care and compassion they don’t receive themselves?  Every year 300-400 physicians commit suicide. In her poignant TEDMED talk Dr. Pamela Wible discusses her book, “Physician Suicide Letters Answered”...

Caring counts

Preventing suicide among nurses. Deaths by suicide affect people of every profession but are especially relevant for nurses, who frequently take care of others at the risk of their own physical and mental health. In...

Nurse suicide: Prevention and grief management

Addressing suicide when it occurs and assessing for risk are key to prevention. Takeaways Nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. Grief after the death of a colleague by suicide can...

Workplace violence prevention legislation passes in U.S. Houseadvisors

The American Nurses Association (ANA) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) in November 2019. This legislation will require...
nurse mentorships two way street

Mentorship and collegiality

With all the recent conversations about ethics, mentorship has gained more prominence as the way professionals ought to interact with one another—and that includes all levels of the profession, from those with an associate...

2020: The Year of the Nurse lifts off

When the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 2020 would be designated The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, enthusiasm rippled throughout the global nursing community. Coinciding with the 200th birth anniversary of...