ANA 2018 Quality and Innovation Conference
By Susan Trossman, RN
Registered nurses are keen observers, willing to take action when they identify a need or problem, and they have the collaborative skills that can help them turn their ideas into real-world solutions.
“You have the ability to do more . . .
The American Nurses Association (ANA) National Nurses Week theme for 2018 “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence” recognizes that RNs provide the highest level of quality care to patients and deserve special recognition for their efforts to inspire, innovate, and influence every day. ANA is proud to celebrate the significant contributions nurses . . .
At what age did you first realize you wanted to be a nurse? The American Nurses Foundation’s Honor a Nurse 2017 Nurse of the Year, Linda J. Hassler, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA, said she was only 16 years old.
Hassler was honored by Joanne Alderman, MS-N, APRN . . .
For nurses who die in service
By Marsha Fowler, PhD, MDiv, RN, FAAN; Nathalie Laurent, MA, RN; Martha Turner, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Nursing is a risky endeavor. Nurses practice in the midst of natural and humanitarian disasters, including warfare; they may have to stare down death not just for . . .
Creating opportunities for nurses and giving respect to tradition
By Elizabeth Moore
With the stirring music and sacred smoke of a traditional Native American blessing, the first indigenous nursing research center in the world was dedicated in May 2017 at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Nursing in Tallahassee . . .
Q: My patient is terminally ill. There may be a treatment, but it isn’t FDA approved. Do patients have a right to try investigational treatments, and what are the ethical implications of administering potentially harmful medications?
A: There are multiple pathways for terminally ill patients to obtain investigational medications . . .
By Elizabeth Moore
Traditionally, care coordination has been a central role for nurses, who are key to ensuring patients’ multidimensional needs are being met at the bedside, as they transition from one care setting to the next, and as they live their lives in the community. Opportunities for nurses to . . .
By Susan M. Priano, PhD, RN
Nurses employed in U.S. hospitals are at risk for poor health outcomes due to unhealthy lifestyles and their work environment. Ranked by the public as the most trusted professionals and numbering 3.6 million nationwide, RNs have the power to effect behavior change . . .