Leading the Way

Nursing leaders provide guidance, motivation, and support. Within this ANA exclusive content, you’ll hear from leaders throughout the profession talking about leadership skills, their own mentors, and the work they’re most proud of.

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

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 2017 focus on the healthy nurse, one of the best ways for a workplace to promote nurse health is with its scheduling practices.

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

Embrace the challenge of leaving your comfort zone and reap the rewards.
By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Jackie works in a coronary care unit. Recently, she was approached by senior leadership in her organization about a new position to coordinate the care of chronic heart failure . . .

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Author: Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC; April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC; Michelle Terrell, MSN, CPNP-AC; James W. Pichert, PhD; William O. Cooper, MD, MPH; and Gerald B. Hickson, MD

Consider this scenario: Over the past 12 months, Pat, an RN, has participated in two Awareness conversations with a peer member of the Professionalism Committee, but reports about unsafe and disrespectful behavior continue, including: 1) She refused to assist a team member turn a patient safely. 2) She didn’t . . .

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Sylvain Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP

Nursing practice is at the heart of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program, so nurses must be able to articulate their value contribution. Nursing budgets and daily staffing decisions are integral to hospital VBP because they influence patient outcomes, patient safety, and patient . . .

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Jaime is a nurse manager in a busy emergency department. He’s been in the role for 1 year and was beginning to gain confidence in his leadership abilities. Last week, he received the results of the Gallup Q12® Employee Engagement Survey, which his staff had recently been asked to . . .

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Author: Joyce E. Johnson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Key takeaways

Only after we enter the practice setting do we begin to understand the ever-evolving impact of healthcare finance.
Learning the nuances of healthcare finance becomes critical to the work of nurses in achieving successful patient outcomes.
Financial terms underpin most financial discussions and transactions in the healthcare . . .

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