Life at Work

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...

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,...

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...

Time to end nurse abuse

Resources and efforts to prevent workplace violence. Virtually every nurse has experienced or witnessed some degree of workplace violence. For Donna Fountain, PhD, RN, the first incident occurred many years ago when she was a...

How to avoid gender bias in nursing education

A simple game can teach valuable lessons. Takeaways: Many men who enter nursing face bias based on preconceived notions about who can be a nurse. Nurse educators have a responsibility to ensure their biases don’t...

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,...

Leadership challenge: The role of timing in work and life

How to create the conditions for career success when life throws you a curve ball Takeaways: Timing plays a more significant role in work and life than we sometimes acknowledge. Life sometimes throws us curveballs...

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...

Your brain on optimism

Positive nursing role models know how to train their brain to be more optimistic. SPENDING TIME around positive nurses is contagious and heartwarming. The more you encounter them, the more you want of their time....