Disaster nursing response teams go to areas where people have asked for help, where the infrastructure has been overwhelmed, the medical system has been overwhelmed or if the medical facility has been destroyed, said Kathi Harvey, DNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, APRN, a certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional.
When a longtime RN began her career in wound care, she never imagined educating clinicians would take her to American Samoa, an unincorporated U.S. territory in the South Pacific Ocean located 2,200 miles southwest of Hawaii. Learn more about her global wound care education impact.
An oncology nurse and nurse practitioner said she loved the meaningful work she did, but wasn't prepared for the compassion fatigue and burnout she experienced. As a result, she founded the nonprofit Songs for the Soul to help combat compassion fatigue in nursing.
At 92, Barbara Jury, RN, MS, isn’t practicing her profession on the floors of the California Hospital Medical Center anymore. But she’s still involved through volunteering and is happy to share her stories of nursing’s past as a nursing pioneer.
Five nurses competed for monetary prizes at a conference event called NursePitch the ANA compares to the TV show “Shark Tank.” Each contestant gave a 5-minute pitch about their innovation in nursing and answered judges’ questions. Find out who won.
Amanda Abdala, RN, BSN, who works at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., opened her Etsy shop in 2009, the same year she graduated from nursing school. She’s always loved crafting and found a way to merge her two passions.
We introduced The DAISY Team Award in 2013, and it has been a great addition to our statement of gratitude to nurses. The award celebrates teams, led by nurses, doing extraordinary things for patients and their families. Do you know a great team that deserves an award?
It makes sense to arm nurses with the tools they need to step in and address the unmet public health crisis of diseases of despair in the 21st century. Find out why.
Established more than 40 years ago, National Nurses Week is now a well-known national, annual healthcare event in America. Learn about the top historical highlights that led to the designation of this special week.
A wide variety of programs take place during National Nurses Week beginning May 6 with National Nurses Day and ending May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This special week honors nurses in all 50 states. Celebrate with us!