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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...
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Building a legacy of leadership

HPNA is creating specialized resources to develop future leaders. FOR National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November, the American Nurses Association (ANA) interviewed two nurse leaders from our organizational affiliate, the Hospice and Palliative...

Reiki: Hand in hand with nursing

Caring for your patients and yourself. Takeaways: Reiki is grounded in the transmission of energy through a practitioners’ hands to restore the body’s homeostasis. Nurses can learn to be Reiki practitioners by receiving training from...

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,...

Transport teams and patient handoff reports

Patient safety requires complete communication. Takeaways: To protect patients, referring organizations, and transport professionals, a patient care report suitable to the scope of practice of the transport professional is required. Little information on patient reports...

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...

Radiology nursing: A growing specialty

Find out if you have what it takes to pursue this fast-paced career path. Takeaways:  Radiology nursing is a little-known specialty that’s not always an obvious career option for nurses.  They influence care in a...

Becoming a nurse investigator

As a board of nursing investigator, you protect patients and the public. Takeaways:  Careers in nursing regulation are a meaningful way to contribute to the protection of the public.  Nursing investigations require critical thinking and...
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Near-peer mentoring for nursing research education

This collaborative approach instills confidence in novice researchers, prepares more experienced nurses for future leadership, and expands the reach of established experts. Takeaways: To develop confidence among novice nurses in nursing research and evidence-based practice,...
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Forensic nursing: Overview of a growing profession

Combine your nursing skills with forensic science to help victims of violence and trauma Takeaways: Forensic nursing is a specialized nursing field focused on providing nursing care to patient populations affected by violence and trauma. ...
Nursing salaries and benefits: How do you compare?

Nursing salaries and benefits: How do you compare?

Here are some results from American Nurse Today’s 2018 Nursing Trends and Salary Survey; 4,396 nurses from across the country responded. Salary Here’s the breakdown in reported salary: < $40k (5.36%) $40-$59k (24.63%) $60-$79k...