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Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Celebrating nurses

January 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States hard, marked the start of the World Health Organization’s International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. A year to celebrate the work of nurses...

ANA names 2020 National Awards Recipients

13 honorees recognized for their exceptional leadership in healthcare. The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced its 2020 National Awards recipients in May. ANA’s National Awards honor outstanding nurses and champions whose dedication and achievements have...

Year of the Nurse

The world recognizes our crucial role. We’re now 7 months into the Year of the Nurse, the worldwide initiative designed to honor and recognize the significant contributions nurses make every day. And although most “celebratory”...

Another thought on The Year of the Nurse: Everyday appreciation

Value yourself and your colleagues every day of the year. Year of the Nurse is well under way, but the COVID-19 crisis has swiftly created an even greater recognition of nurses and other healthcare providers...

The eyes of the world are on nurses

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Nurses Association and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast the retirement of more than half a million registered nurses by 2022. They make up just a small...

The Radical Nurses Collective storytelling circle on nursing solidarity

What an honor, to join with nursing colleagues from across the country and contribute to the first Nursing Solidarity Story Circle on 6/11/2020! The Radical Nurses Collective joined forces with Dr. Jason Magabo Perez...

COVID and racism: Tipping points for change in 2020

We’re halfway through the year, and 2020 has become one that no one will forget. For months now, we’ve had to bear witness to global suffering and death as a result of COVID-19. Individuals,...

Finally getting to the table?

Nurses have won the hearts and minds of the American public for their acts of true heroism, unbounded compassion, and expert skill during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 18th year in a row, nurses...
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Reflections on Nightingale in the Year of the Nurse

Nurses continue to build bridges for patients and their families. Takeaways: 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Established by the W.H.O to celebrate nurses’ role in transforming health care throughout the world,...

Nurses Month during a time of crisis

When the ANA Enterprise began planning the Year of the Nurse, including expanding the traditional National Nurses Week to a month-long celebration, we didn’t anticipate the different world we’re living and working in today. As...

Shout out and murmurs in the Year of the Nurse

“This morning I forage into the Purveyor’s Store… no mops, no plates, no wooden trays, no slippers, … no basins, no towelling, no chloride of lime.” — Florence Nightingale, 1854 (Letter to the Secretary...
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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...
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American Nurse Journal 2020 All Pro Nursing Team Award Winners

Celebrating team excellence. The world is celebrating nurses this year. In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, declared 2020 the...