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A Magnetic conference

Thousands of nurses learn and share strategies to improve care and work environments Positive human connections are vital to quality healthcare and work environments, according to speaker Charles Kunkle, MSN, CEN, CCRN, BC-NA, a nursing...

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...

A team approach to STEMI treatment protocols

A community hospital’s initiative improves patient outcomes. Takeaways: Few practice guidelines focus on in-hospital ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMIs). Challenges related to inpatient STEMIs include delays in several areas—including recognition, electrocardiogram interpretation, STEMI team or rapid...

Power up your education with innovative technology

Tools for organizing, studying, and learning. Whether you’re a traditional student or returning to school to further your education, finding the best online tools and apps can help make studying and life easier and more...

The role of adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners

This growing field offers opportunities in a variety of settings. Your perspective of the nurse practitioner (NP) role may be shaped by the NPs you encounter at work. Perhaps you think that adult-gerontology acute care...

Is becoming a nurse practitioner right for me?

This advice will help you make an informed decision. When I ask nurses why they want to be a nurse practitioner (NP), many struggle to find an answer. Before applying to graduate school, do your...

School skills: What successful nursing students do

Mastering these skills can help you reach your educational goals. Congratulations on your decision to return to nursing school. Your continued pursuit of knowledge is important for the future of nursing, healthcare, education, and research....

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...

Going back to school: How to make the leap successful

Debra A. Wolff, DNS, PCNP, RN, author of Advancing Your Nursing Degree: The Experienced Nurse’s Guide to Returning to School, is president and CEO of Nurses Ready for the Next Step and adjunct faculty...

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...

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...

A need to feed the pipeline

Looking at challenges and solutions to increasing nursing faculty. How does the United States educate more nurses if there aren’t enough nurse educators? It may seem like a catch-22—an inescapable situation—especially as retirements throughout the...
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Improving patient outcomes and organizational financial health

The safe patient handling and mobility connection. AS A NURSE, you play a pivotal leadership role in promoting a culture of safety for your patients and your coworkers. Patient harm events—such as pressure injuries (PIs)...