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Professional Growth: I’m Still Drowning

I've been receiving tons of messages from nurses starting the profession (graduate nurses) or nurses transitioning to a new position (for example: from medical-surgical to the intensive care setting) with questions regarding professional growth....

Celebrating nurse wellness at Magnet® Conference

Opportunities abound for engaging in self-care. WHAT HAPPENS when you bring 10,500+ nurses together, mix in some magic from Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme park, add plenty of wellness offerings from ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse,...

Now open: 2020 ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) are now accepting applications for the 2020 ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company), a leading global medical technology...

Ethics, relatively speaking

To: Ethics inbox From: Puzzled nursing instructor Subject: “Putting away” your moral beliefs? Recently, a nursing student wrote this as part of a course assignment: “Ethics can be hard to teach or learn because they may...

ANA elections: Call for nominations

The nomination period ends January 17, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern Time. On December 6, 2019, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Nominations and Elections Committee issued a call for nominations for a slate of candidates to...

Food is medicine

Nurses address social determinants of health on Chicago’s West Side. JENNIFER GRENIER, DNP, RN-BC, CNML, CENP, is director of clinical operations for the cardiac service line at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. When she...

Connected health

Connected health technologies continue to change, and nurses are leading the charge using these tools for innovation in healthcare delivery and most importantly, maintaining professional standards to keep their patients safe. “The telehealth landscape has...

A practical approach to disclosing conscientious objection

How to ensure quality patient care while following your moral compass. Takeaways: A foundational value of nursing is to respect the worth and dignity of all patients. Nurses also are expected to extend the same...

Pragmatic dissemination and implementation hybrid research

Innovative study designs examine implementation and generate new knowledge. Takeaways:  Some organizations struggle to meet Magnet® nurse research requirements.  Many research efforts result in applying evidence or quality improvement efforts but don’t create new knowledge.  ...

Discover, Develop & Master Nursing!

When asked in nursing school what type of nurse I wanted to be, my reply was always the same, "I'm not sure yet." And the person asking said question would invariably give me a...

Trust me. I’m a nurse

Reconciling trust, ethics, and caring. Takeaways: For 17 consecutive years, nurses have received the highest rating in the Gallup honesty and ethics survey. Individual nurse behavior can influence the public’s opinion of nursing. Trust-based nurse-patient...

Rehabilitation and patient injuries

Dear Editor: The elderly population are admitted to rehabilitation facilities after sustaining many different types of injuries and incidents such as falls, fractures, burns, or malnutrition at alarming rates. Many of these patients have often...

A look back—and ahead

Making progress on key priorities. TIME FLIES—especially when you’re engaged in efforts you feel passionate about, working with people who are committed to making a difference, and enjoying yourself along the way. For the past...