Community

Age in publishing: What’s in a name?

Elderly, seniors, aged — what’s the right terminology to use when writing about, well, older people? It’s worth considering this in an era of greater sensitivity to the…
forgiveness

Be your own nurse: Forgiveness

COVID-19 has taught us many lessons. Some of those lessons are painful and some are hopeful. In the time of pandemic, focusing on the healing of the self…
environmental wellness

Environmental wellness

Pay attention to your environment—it can affect your body, mind, and spirit. Takeaways:  Increasing awareness of your surroundings can improve overall well-being.  Paying attention to your environment is…

From poster, publication, podium to podcast

Nursing podcasts provide nurses and nursing students with opportunities to learn about trends and issues in the profession, new research, innovation, and more. Many nurses also come to…
ballet shoes

Gifts

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. — Aristotle (more…)

Hourly rounding policy

Dear Editor, Over the past ten years, new policies supporting “hourly rounding” were implemented in the inpatient setting and transitioned into nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. The goal…
influence

Influence in healthcare

Control is ubiquitous in life and is becoming more of an issue in healthcare. Traditionally, the mental health system was based on behavior control but the physical healthcare…

Into the community

Beyond being trusted by the public for their roles in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, schools, and other settings, nurses have a long track record of using their expertise and…
predatory journals

New report on predatory journals

A new international report on predatory journals tells an alarming tale—the organizations behind these journals are becoming more sophisticated, making detection more difficult for authors. In addition, the…
medication titration

Nurses need to take the lead on medication titration

For decades, critical care nurses have practiced and shared their knowledge related to titration of continuous I.V. medications. These lifesaving medications primarily affect cardiac function and blood pressure,…
paragraphs

Powerful paragraphs

Proteins frequently are called the building blocks of life, and paragraphs the building blocks of an article. Thoughtfully crafted paragraphs keep readers’ attention as they navigate through text.…
creating-poster

Powerful posters

Posters are an excellent way to disseminate your work, including research studies and quality improvement and evidence-based practice projects. Presenting a poster at a live or virtual local,…
school nurses

Questioning the nursing stereotype

We have all seen the well-deserved outpouring of public support for frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, and in many instances it’s nurses who are held in the…
telephone triage

Recognizing stroke symptoms via telephone triage

Telephone triage has increased in popularity due to the pandemic. Patients preferred an alternative to visiting an urgent care, physician office or the hospital. The use of telephone…
resolution

Resolve to write!

Make a ‘SMART’ New Year’s resolution. It’s time to ditch the traditional New Year’s resolutions. After all, how many times can you resolve to lose weight or exercise…
Editing

Self-editing: Challenging but essential

As you finish typing those last few words of your manuscript, it’s tempting to breathe a sigh of relief, shut down the computer, call it a day, and…
honor, healthcare, nursing, nursing journal

Sense of honor

Honor encompasses an array of individual characteristics. Some call it character. Words such as dignity and basic decency arise. Honor frequently means simply being kind or generous. It…
spiritual wellness journey wholeness

Spiritual wellness: A journey toward wholeness

Through spirituality, we connect with the world around us. Takeaways: Spirituality involves a sense of connection outside ourselves and includes our values, meaning, and purpose A faith community or…
outline

The awesome outline

How can an outline be awesome? When it helps you write more efficiently and more effectively. Think of an outline as a care plan for your article. You…
new nurse

The face: Reflections from a new nurse

Unlike many, I never had the vision or lifelong desire to go into the nursing profession. It was not something I had ever thought of considering or pictured…
lifelong learning

The wonder of lifelong learning

I’m a nurse educator and educating others (really, being educated by others) is my greatest joy in life. Every time I speak with Miss E.*, I learn. She…
predatory-journal

Three steps to avoid predatory journals

Predatory journals prey on unsuspecting authors, luring them with promises of quick peer review and publication. The catch is that these journals put profit above scientific endeavor by…
reference

What are reference formats?

When I speak to novice writers, one of the topics that frequently comes up is how to format references in the text and at the end of the…
nurse reflections

What Did I Get Myself Into?

Nurse reflections on a hectic start to a career. Hello friends, New grad RN here to chime in and say, what did I get myself into? Allow me…
PhD

Work around: Removing barriers to the PhD

“I’m sorry. We tried. We really did. But there is no way we can adjust your work schedule to accommodate your school schedule.” When the director of the…
emails

Writing effective business emails

Have you ever had someone not respond to your email? Or fail to respond for days on end? Or not answer your question in their response? Have you…

Reader Survey

Please share your feedback! We’re interested to learn more about your experience with American Nurse Journal.

cheryl meeGet your free access to the exclusive newsletter of American Nurse Journal and gain insights for your nursing practice.

NurseLine Newsletter

  • Hidden

*By submitting your e-mail, you are opting in to receiving information from Healthcom Media and Affiliates. The details, including your email address/mobile number, may be used to keep you informed about future products and services.

Test Your Knowledge

Which of the following statements about traumatic hyphema is true?