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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...

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,...

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...

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%)...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Using leadership power wisely

Learn how to use power in the service of others. Takeaways:  Leaders are entrusted with power and are expected to use it wisely. Sources of power include coercive, legitimate, reward, expert, and relationship. When using...

Editorial: Presidential leadership

Lessons and insights for the profession from ANA’s past presidents OVER the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege of interacting with the best and brightest in our profession. The session I moderated at...