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Patient-centered staffing as the path forward

Nurse leaders say staffing status quo is unsustainable. Frontline nurses and healthcare leaders know the impact staffing and scheduling have on clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, staff engagement, and financial and compliance outcomes. However, as technology,...

CASE STUDY: Patient-centered staffing

American Nurse Today (ANT) interviewed Ann Gantzer, PhD, RN, chief nursing officer (CNO) and vice president of patient services for Swedish American Hospital, about the organization’s successful transition to patient-centered staffing. Swedish American, a...

Is intentional rounding effective?

A recent study from the National Institute for Health Research focuses on intentional rounding in hospitals to understand its efficacy for patients and healthcare providers. Intentional rounding is a “timed, planned intervention” that aims to...

Does simulation training improve safety outcomes?

A new study showcases the potential connection between simulation training for acute care nurses and its role in improving patient safety outcomes. A growing trend in the training of medical-surgical nurses is the use of...

Fragmented physical activity and mortality risk

A new study published in JAMA Network Open reveals new insights into mortality risk in older adult patients. Historically, reduced physical activity in older adults has been seen as one of the greatest risks for...

What are Gen Z nurses seeking?

A new study examines the work values of Generation Z nurses. These nurses, 25 and under, are now entering the workforce, bringing innovative ideas and expectations about what it means to work with them in...

Exploring nurse case manager practice

As healthcare delivery evolves, the case manager role expands. Takeaways: Case management is seen as a solution to lack of access to healthcare and limited resources. Case management is a collaborative process of assessing, planning,...

RN to BSN: Why and how

Prepare yourself to successfully pursue a BSN. Takeaways: Research has shown that baccalaureate-prepared nurses are preferred by nursing administrators and patients. The healthcare environment is evolving and increasing in complexity, so nurses must be prepared...

Supporting patients with end-of-life conversations

To: Ethics inbox From: Widowed nurse Subject: Medical aid in dying I’m an operating room RN who has worked in a hospital environment for over 25 years. Five years ago, my husband died from pancreatic cancer....

Humana and Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation:

Sharing a bold vision for nurses’ well-being Storytelling and providing support to one another have emerged as powerful motivators toward improved health and well-being for nurses at Humana Inc. Mutual support is embedded in the culture...

Academy designates five nurse leaders as Living Legends

The American Academy of Nursing will officially designate five exceptional leaders as Living Legends at the Academy’s Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference in Washington, DC, on October 24. As change agents and champions, these...

Must nurses care for migrants?

Basic human rights apply to everyone. THERE SEEMS to be much controversy about giving healthcare to “undocumented” immigrants—or even “documented” ones. In fact, some people believe that anyone who doesn’t have health insurance has no...

Nurse research and the institutional review board

Learn how the IRB process works to ensure participant safety and quality research. Takeaways: The institutional review board (IRB) process is intended to ensure study participant safety and high-quality research. Work with colleagues familiar with...