A dynamic strategic plan for changing times

ANA Enterprise prioritizes advancement of nursing and professional success of nurses Healthcare and the practice and profession of nursing have changed rapidly in the almost 3 years since…

Caring and advocating for school children

When we think about RN staffing issues, most of us immediately think about these issues in the context of hospitals or long-term care facilities. There is another, less…
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From Your ANA President

HAVING WORKED in an emergency department for more than 20 years, I know what it’s like to have to think fast and move fast to save a life.…

Gig nursing

Has the future of part-time work shifted? The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the healthcare workplace. Stress, burnout, and lack of work–life balance and flexible work hours contributed to…
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Healthy schedules, healthy nurses

Fatigue is common among shift-work nurses, and longer shifts and overtime are associated with increased patient errors and undesirable nurse health outcomes. Consistent with the American Nurses Association’s…

Issues up close

How NDNQI® data are helping top hospitals improve nursing quality

NEJM study finds low RN staffing increases mortality

According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, RN staffing that falls below targeted levels was associated with increased mortality. Read more at

Nurse turnover: Understand it, reduce it

What can employers do to increase nurse retention? Takeaways: Because of the stress involved in nursing, many healthcare organizations have high rates of nurse turnover. The cost of…
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One giant leap

Many of us may be too young to remember the original broadcast of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, but we all know how significant it was for…

Paramedics help alleviate ED staffing issues

As nursing shortages around the United States continue to grow, including in emergency departments (EDs), hospital systems seek innovative solutions. Some systems have resorted to paying high salaries…

Positive RN staffing reduces stroke mortality

The ratio of RNs on the weekends affects mortality outcomes after stroke, according to a study in PLOS Medicine. Patients admitted to a unit with 1.5 nurses/ten beds…
Is nursing a profession or a job?

Progress on nurses working environment made

A study in Critical Care Nurse reports that the health of critical-care nurses’ work environments has improved since 2013, but staffing remains a major concern. (more…)

Safe staffing saves lives

ANA’s “Safe Staffing Saves Lives” campaign fights for safe nurse staffing legislation.
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Supporting novice nurses in a float pool

As the nursing profession strives to advance care delivery, it’s faced with many challenges, including adequately educating nurses and effectively managing staffing and retention issues. We need new,…

Surge planning and a tiered staffing model

Takeaways: Develop proactive surge planning approaches in advance of a crisis. Predictive modeling, such as, anticipating staffing needs, allows for a proactive structure to resource capability and bed…
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Take Note – December 2006

CDC recommends HIV screening for everyone New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for routine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening for all patients…

This week is Healthcare Quality Week!

Healthcare Quality Week (October 20 – 26) is in full swing, and we wish to recognize the importance of this initiative by sharing resources for our visitors to…

What are your shift pain points?

Staffing—it’s complicated. As a frontline nurse, you acutely feel the pain when plans to adequately staff units go awry. As a nurse leader, you are constantly challenged by…

What to expect from correctional nursing

Takeaways: Correctional nursing is a growing specialty that’s evolving to meet the needs of incarcerated populations in a variety of settings. People who are incarcerated need compassionate nurses…
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Workforce management strategies in times of uncertainty

Rely on data, technology, policies and processes, people, and patient-centered staffing. Takeaways: A data-driven workforce strategy can reduce chaos when the unexpected occurs. Five key outcomes—clinical, staff engagement,…

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