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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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%)...

Central vascular access device complications:

The nurse’s role at each point of care Takeaways: Central vascular access devices (CVADs) can be essential to accomplishing patient therapeutic regimens. Nurses must be able to recognize signs and symptoms of CVAD-related complications at...

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...

The pressure is on: Why you should get your BSN

Have you been thinking about going back to school to get your bachelor of science in nursing (BSN)? The good news is that nurses with BSNs or higher degrees are in greater demand than...

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.”...

Should you pursue leadership? 10 questions to help you decide

I FREQUENTLY ASK clinical nurses if they’re interested in leadership positions. They usually say no, but when I press them, many reveal that they’d like to take on a leadership role but they don’t...