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Active nursing professional engagement

Find your voice and trust your instincts.  Takeaways: Actively engaged nurses experience less burnout and contribute to better patient care. Active engagement requires champions with nursing and administration.…

Effective clinical learning for nursing students

The nursing profession continues to experience several challenges—some longstanding and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The shortage of nurses at the bedside and reports of nurses planning to…
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Let international travel transform you

If you want to accelerate your professional development, learn about nurses and patients in other cultures, broaden your world view, and be transformed by your work experience, international…

NCLEX vs Next Generation

Research by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) identified the link between clinical judgment and more than 46% of the tasks performed by entry-level nurses.…

Nursing professional development at night

The Institute of Medicine advocates for well-prepared nurses to manage today’s complex healthcare environment. However, the nursing shortage presents a multifaceted and growing challenge. In an effort to…

Patient care assistant training

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 195,400 RNs will leave the nursing profession from 2021 to 2031. Addressing this predicted nursing shortage will require innovative approaches…
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The giving time

Real nurses nurture their young. By Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN My mother once told me that the first half of your life is all about acquiring things—an…
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Tme magnetic matrix: Building blocks of Magnet™ hospitals

Even during a nursing shortage, building magnetism into a healthcare environment promotes better patient outcomes, lower mortality rates, and higher patient satisfaction. Although Magnet™ hospitals don’t escape the…
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Uplifting clinical nurses through Magnet® exemplar writing

These contributions enhance engagement, empowerment, and professional development. Takeaways: Exemplar writing for the Magnet application requires reflection, evidence gathering, and research. Clinical nurse participation in exemplar writing can…
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Why your nursing networks matter

Networks help you advance your career, provide high-quality care, and support your colleagues. Takeaways: Professional networks are crucially connected to quality patient care. Building a professional network can…

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