Innovation

This week is National Nurse Practitioner’s Week!

This week is a special week for American Nurse Today, and we’re excited to highlight the importance of all nurse practitioners (NPs) during National Nurse Practitioner’s Week. One goal at American Nurse Today is to...

Investing in nurse innovators

“Nurses are one of the great un-tapped resources in health-care,” said Ahrin Mishan, executive director of the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. That conviction, central to the foundation’s grantmaking, is rooted in the legacy...
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Building a legacy of leadership

HPNA is creating specialized resources to develop future leaders. FOR National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November, the American Nurses Association (ANA) interviewed two nurse leaders from our organizational affiliate, the Hospice and Palliative...

Reiki: Hand in hand with nursing

Caring for your patients and yourself. Takeaways: Reiki is grounded in the transmission of energy through a practitioners’ hands to restore the body’s homeostasis. Nurses can learn to be Reiki practitioners by receiving training from...

What nurses need to practice effectively

A study from Sigma examines what nurses need to practice more effectively in a hospital environment. The study’s goal was to understand what nurses report as their most critical needs to practice efficiently in acute...

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...

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...

Whole-person care

Meeting the mental health needs of all is critical. THE WORLD IS HURTING in ways that are visible and, so often, invisible. According to 2017 federal data, an estimated 46.6 million U.S. adults (nearly 19%)...

Creating the future through bold decision-making

ONS leaders employ an innovative approach to strategic planning. DEVELOPING and articulating a clear vision that drives action for an organization are key leadership competencies for executive leaders in every sector of healthcare. Our systems,...

Social media in healthcare: A 360-degree view

What to do when patients record you working. Takeaways: Misuse of social media occurs when users (patients or nurses) post information that isn’t their own, is derogatory, or invades another’s privacy. When patients post information...

Transitioning from nurse clinician to nurse educator

The future of nursing and healthcare requires more nurse educators. Takeaways: The nursing profession needs more nurse educators to train enough nurses to care for the U.S. population. Nurse clinicians can transition to an educator...

Nursing informatics: The EHR and beyond

The American Nurses Association (ANA) defines informatics nursing as the integration of “nursing science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice.”...

Leadership styles that promote innovation

Supporting innovation requires commitment and thoughtful actions. Takeaways:  The healthcare systems operate between past models and the need to evolve.  Innovation leadership skills are about adaptive problem solving, building a culture of improvement, facilitating a...