New survey data is showing nurses with CCRN certification play a significant role in translating evidence-based practice to everyday practice.
The nursing world has shifted attention from the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year was going to be the time to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives internationally. Who could have imagined the critical importance of nurses would be brought into focus by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Since the first days of the coronavirus outbreak — which quickly became the coronavirus pandemic — news items and information have come in faster than we can digest them and take the needed actions. Whether you're a staff nurse or nurse leader, all of us are worried about what we’re hearing and what all of it means.
A nurse says she faces harassment and verbal abuse by patients every day. She stated her nurse manager does nothing to stop the nurse abuse and wonders how she can continue working in this facility if she is faced with this treatment on a regular basis.
Good advice can come from many different sources. According to mothers and a sage Greek philosopher, we should listen twice as much as we talk. As a nurse leader, you should do the same. As a nurse leader, you should know what your staff thinks about their jobs and show you're listening.
Over the years, I have discussed the importance of accurate and complete nursing documentation of your patient care. Here's another case that illustrates the power of nursing documentation in getting a case dismissed and keeping your license safe.
In January 2020, the American Cancer Society reported the death rate from cancer in the U.S. fell 29% from 1991 to 2017.That's great news. Oncology nursing, as a result, has evolved into a specialty that not only involves helping to treat these patients but see them into survivorship and beyond.
2020 ushers in a watershed moment in nursing. It is one in which there will be much to celebrate and be proud of. The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife guarantees a year of extra recognition for the women and men who make up more than half of the healthcare professionals worldwide.
A reader completed her baccalaureate program and graduated without any debt. But she's wondering what to do about the nursing student loans she took out for a family nurse practitioner program she did not complete.
In the new year, one aspect of advocacy is sorely needed: your involvement with the legislative process, such as showing support or opposition to a healthcare bill. It is important to know what is happening in Congress, as many bills make their way through the legislative process.