Differentiating the unique work of nurses

In 2021, I advocated for the use of unique nurse identifiers to aid tracking nursing licensure across a nurse’s career as they change jobs and locations, and also…

Keys to understanding long COVID

Unlock the mystery to a clinical challenge. Do you know someone with long COVID? I do. As a result, I’m trying to understand it as much as possible,…

Make an impact in 2023 and beyond

If common sense were really common, we wouldn’t have to keep repeating ourselves. This year’s National Nurses Month theme is “You Make a Difference.” Of course, we already…

Pam Cipriano’s lifetime achievement award

Given all the trials and tribulations endured by healthcare professionals during the pandemic, the recognition of frontline nurses and nursing leaders was, for me, incredibly gratifying. Almost every…

Second thoughts about second thoughts

Step back to discover what we’ve learned.  Lillee Gelinas I’ll never forget March 12, 2020. That’s when the pandemic became real for me and my organization. Clinical operations…

True leadership: You know it when you see it

Countless references over the years describe leadership and the many ways it can be demonstrated, viewed, and improved. Daily, nursing leadership manifests in various forms and settings: on…

Wait for the new or consider the old?

So much has been written about the nursing shortage and staffing issues that unraveling it boggles the mind. Healthcare delivery complexity makes focusing on individual problems and finding…
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Walk a mile in a nurse’s shoes

Redefining the physician–nurse relationship.  Traditionally, physician–nurse relationships have been viewed as superior–subordinate. Despite clinical work environment advances that demonstrate teamwork and interprofessional collaboration, power hierarchies still exist. However,…

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