Heather Anderson, BSN, RN, Director of the Medical Surgical Unit at Adventist Health St. Helena in northern California, received an unexpected call soon after she arrived home from work on August 19. Heather Anderson, RN Anderson, a member of the facility’s disaster preparedness team, needed to return to the hospital immediately because winds
Nurses are not only experiencing COVID-19 stress and trauma from patients dying, but from feelings of isolation and fear of infecting their families.
Racism and its effects on the health and well-being of the American people has now elicited a direct response from nursing organizations.
The State of the World’s Nursing report projects a shortfall of 5.7 million nurses in the nursing workforce unless nations educate and employ more nurses.
A return to nursing can be isn't necessarily easy, but when you have the right motivation obstacles don't seem as intimidating.
As efforts to address the opioid epidemic have intensified in recent years, a nurse and her research team started noticing an unprecedented trend — an increasing number of people needed emergency services after receiving naloxone (Narcan), an opioid antagonist used for complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose.
When Sophia Thomas, DNP, FNP, PNP, FAANP, saw a 16-year-old patient suffering from a chronic cough, she immediately considered the possibility that vaping could be the source of the problem. Thomas was right. And statistics are showing the need for increased education on vaping health risks.
This summer, nursing leadership throughout the country gathered in Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle to chart the course of the profession for the next decade. Our nurse leaders believe nurses will play a pivotal role in reducing health disparities.
While nurses can inform patients about statistics and evidence-based reasons to get vaccinations, research shows people are more receptive to a combination of facts and stories when it comes to vaccine education.
Twenty-two states now allow nurse practitioners full practice authority, and 10 states have removed restrictions on NPs in the past 10 years. Find out how nurses recently influenced legislation in a few key states to allow more independent practice.