Monday April 27th 2015

In the spotlight

ANA celebrates Medicare fix at the White House

ANA CEO Marla Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, was one of the esteemed guests at the White House for an April 21 reception [Read More]

New video message from ANA President Pam Cipriano

In this new video from ANA President Pam Cipriano, learn about the Year of Ethics, ANA’s Professional Issues [Read More]

ANA praises retiring U.S. Rep. Capps for advocacy for RNs, public health

U.S. Rep. Lois Capps of California, one of five registered nurses in Congress and a champion of nursing and health [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

Ethical practice environments, empowered nurses

Almost every nurse practicing today entered the profession after the first Code for Professional Nurses had been adopted by ANA. For 65 years, the Code, renamed in 1976 to its current title, the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, has guided ethical practice and decision-making by establishing the goals, values and obligations [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

So you want to be an APRN? Know your options!

This column is for RNs who are considering graduate education and clinical training to become an advanced practice registered nurse. Given that there are four APRN roles, your first decision is: What [Read More]