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Viewpoint: Industry, influence, and nursing

Use your critical-thinking skills to assess industry-funded research.  Kelly* has worked as a staff nurse in the progressive care unit (PCU) of her facility for 5 years. She recently accepted...

Problem of psychiatric patient ED boarding

Leaders can advocate for changes to reduce ED boarding and crowding. IN SEPTEMBER 2012, in Update 2 to the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, The Joint...

Incivility and bullying

Let’s all work together to solve this workplace hazard. FOR DECADES, many nurses did not speak openly about incivility and bullying in healthcare. If we...

Killing for profit

Reinforcing hospice’s valuable services after disturbing court case   IN 2018, Jessica Love, a nursing supervisor for one of the largest hospice providers in North Texas, pleaded guilty...

Restoration rooms

A safe place for nurses to recharge SOMETIMES, 10 to 15 minutes of quiet time in a comfortable space is all it takes to recharge....

The launch of Nursing Now

Raising the profile of nursing to improve health and healthcare here and globally BY NOW I’m sure many in the nursing community know that for the...

Teach-back: An underutilized tool

Making the evidence-based method a standard of care builds nurse confidence and improves patient education  Takeaways:  The teach-back method is an evidence-based intervention, but it’s...

Workplace violence: Don’t risk it, de-escalate it

Know the warning signs and stay calm.   WHETHER you’re a certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or nurse practitioner, you’ll likely deal with...

The compassion balance

Try these techniques to help maintain satisfaction in work and life. COMPASSION FATIGUE can cause us to disengage from our patients, families, and peers. Addressing...

Welcome to the profession

ANA is here to support all nurses every step of the way.   THIS MONTH, many of us have enjoyed spending extra time with our colleagues...

4 million reasons

Let’s celebrate and promote workforce diversity. AS WE COUNT DOWN to the start of National Nurses Week (NNW) on May 6, I’d like to share...

A kinder, gentler workplace

Others may not notice your courtesy, but they will notice your rudeness.   EVERYTHING has changed over the years. Technology, populations, human behavior, even bacteria and...

ANA and HIMSS join forces to advance nurse-led innovation

Highlights from the inaugural NursePitchTM event in Orlando. THIS JANUARY, the American Nurses Association (ANA) announced a new partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to...