Life at Work

Rural NC school receives grant to fund school nurse

The Summit Charter School in North Carolina recently received a grant from the Highlands-Cashiers Health Foundation to employ a full-time school nurse. This grant will enable the school to provide the students of Summit...

The Power of the Nurse Citizen

As most of us are well aware, nurses have been named year after year in the annual Gallup poll as the most trustworthy and honest professionals in the United States. While Members of Congress...

Video surveillance and nursing workforce safety

This strategy can benefit both nurses and patients. Takeaways: Patient-engaged video surveillance is a reliable method to accurately determine the incidence of patient aggression and violence on the nursing workforce for those under surveillance. Trained...

Top apps for nurses in 2019

As smart phones become more and more integral in our lives, the American Nurse Today team would like to share some of the top apps for nurses in 2019! These apps all have features...

DNPs: Healthcare change agents

Find the right program to meet your professional goals. After feeding your curiosity about the differences between the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) in nursing and how they complement each...

Ethical Issues in Healthcare

High ethical standards are essential in healthcare. Four fundamental principles lay the foundation for healthcare ethics. Autonomy honors patients’ right to make their own decisions. Beneficence helps patients advance their own good. Nonmaleficence does no harm to...

Trusting the process

By Nurse Nacole I've trained many new nurses, ranging in age and nursing experience, and I've seen some individuals have issues with trusting the learning process. As people, we think we know what our strengths...

One vital skill for a nurse: Work-life balance

Nursing is a physically, mentally and emotionally demanding profession. According to a 2012 research reviewOpens in a new window or tab, nursing is one of the most stressful jobs in the modern world. Because of...

Nike has launched a new shoe designed for nurses and other “everyday heroes”

The Nike Air Zoom Pulse may be a new option in a nurse’s toolbelt when it comes to making his or her busy work life easier – or at the very least, a bit...
4 steps to repairing a toxic culture

4 steps to repairing a toxic culture

Psychological safety, shared vision, staff ownership, and success celebration Takeaways: Signs of a toxic culture include: gossip and negativity, high absenteeism and turnover, bullying and incivility, leadership distrust, lack of transparency, unreported errors, lack of teamwork. ...

2019 nursing trends and salary survey results

You might be surprised by what your colleagues are saying about salary, workplace violence, and job satisfaction. American Nurse Today’s third annual Nursing Trends and Salary Survey is providing a lot of fodder for discussion...

Grief management after a nurse’s death

Creating a workplace bereavement plan. Takeaways: When a nurse dies the team grieves. Developing a bereavement team and protocol will support the organization through the grieving process after a colleague dies. Providing adequate support during...

The BON discipline cascade

Understanding that disciplinary action can be complex helps nurses protect themselves. Takeaways: Nurses facing licensure investigation/discipline must be represented by attorneys with expertise in disciplinary defense. Licensure discipline can cause multiple collateral consequences. “It is…highly probable...