Thursday March 5th 2015

In the spotlight

2015 ANA Membership Assembly

The 2015 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly is fast approaching. The annual meeting of the [Read More]

Influenza cases build across country

By mid-January, 44 states were reporting widespread influenza activity, according to the Centers for Disease [Read More]

Barbara Zittel: A strong believer in education and collaboration

Editor’s note: In this column, we continue our series highlighting the 2014 American Nurses Association National [Read More]

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Featured Articles

Healthy and safe: Facilities take a Pathway to Excellence

What does it take to create a satisfying, healthy work environment for nurses?  According to one national recognition program — Pathway to Excellence® — it is factors such as nurses having a say over their practice, workplace safety initiatives, recognition for a job well done and a culture [Read More]

Stopping the revolving door

Nurses lead, implement strategies to reduce readmissions Like other health care facilities across the nation, Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI, wanted to reduce the number of patients readmitted to its facility for care shortly after being discharged. And leaders there understood that [Read More]

Rotating night shift work can be hazardous to health

Night shift work has been consistently associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. In 2007 the World Health Organization classified night shift work as a probable carcinogen due to circadian disruption. Now, in a study in the January issue of the American Journal of [Read More]

Welcoming in the ‘Year of Ethics’

RNs named most honest for 13 years The American Nurses Association (ANA) is ushering in the new year by promoting 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” This designation coincides with two significant achievements: The public voted nurses as the most honest and ethical profession in America in an annual [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Fighting fear

Last September, we experienced a new kind of terror. A virus that was killing thousands of West Africans, including health care workers, had come to America. It was not new to the world, but it was new to the American people. After claiming the life of Thomas Eric Duncan from Liberia, it threatened the lives [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

New topic on emotional health provides strategies for nurses

The five new articles in the January 2015 OJIN topic, Emotional Health: Strategies for Nurses, discuss a variety of aspects related to psychiatric and mental health concerns. The 2014 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of [Read More]

APRN Focus

Interprofessional task force tackles barriers to clinical training

Whether you are a practicing advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), an educator or an administrator, you are likely aware that one of the most significant challenges to increasing the number of [Read More]