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…

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…
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…
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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…

Influence in healthcare

Control is ubiquitous in life and is becoming more of an issue in healthcare. Traditionally, the mental health system was…

Into the community

Beyond being trusted by the public for their roles in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, schools, and other settings, nurses have a…
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…

Powerful paragraphs

Proteins frequently are called the building blocks of life, and paragraphs the building blocks of an article. Thoughtfully crafted paragraphs…

Powerful posters

Posters are an excellent way to disseminate your work, including research studies and quality improvement and evidence-based practice projects. Presenting…
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…

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…
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Sense of honor

Honor encompasses an array of individual characteristics. Some call it character. Words such as dignity and basic decency arise. Honor…

The awesome outline

How can an outline be awesome? When it helps you write more efficiently and more effectively. Think of an outline…
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…

What are reference formats?

When I speak to novice writers, one of the topics that frequently comes up is how to format references in…
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,…

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