work environment

All for one, and one for all

Let’s validate and value the contributions of foreign-educated nurses who come to this country seeking opportunities to practice.

Attitude adds to a toxic work environment

Richard Aldington, a well-known British writer, poet, and reviewer, insisted that the best review he ever wrote wasn’t published. He explained, “In the early days of Dada [the…
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Errors, care, and the bottom line

Try a mock survey to ensure patient safety. PRESIDENT Calvin Coolidge once said, “The chief business of the American people is business,” but that was decades ago. Now,…

Leading the way to professional well-being

Report provides a road map for change. Takeaways: A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine estimates that between 35% and 54% of U.S.…

Nursing practice and work environment

In November 2014, ANA released a new position statement that calls for stronger collaboration between registered nurses (RNs) and employers to address nurse fatigue and emphasizes strengthening a…
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…)
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The importance of explaining why

Nadia Rodriquez is a leader on a hospital steering committee that has been working on introducing new practice standards for its obstetric units. The standards are part of…

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