Sunday February 1st 2015

In the spotlight

Get to know ANA President Pam Cipriano

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was elected June 2014 to serve as the 35th president of the American [Read More]

Meet Phillip Bautista

Better health is what Phillip Bautista, BSN, RN, PHN, wants for his family and his community, and he’s taking [Read More]

Driven to improve nurse satisfaction, quality, compassion toward colleagues

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

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Featured Articles

The quality question: pearls for practice

It is hard to be in a room with other health care professionals these days and not hear the word quality at least once or twice in any given discussion. So what does it all mean, and what do quality nursing care and quality outcomes mean to you? Background In 2000 the Institute of Medicine [Read More]

The innovative edge

Nurses work to reduce readmissions, improve at-home Alzheimer’s care Older adults represent a large percentage of patients admitted to and discharged from acute care hospitals. They also represent a significant portion of those who are readmitted within 30 days — 1 in 5, according to federal [Read More]

ANA and nurses come together to move the needle on this critical issue

Innovators and nurse experts at the American Nurses Association (ANA) Staffing Conference shared research proving RNs’ link to quality care, strategies to build the case for optimal staffing and innovative ways to approach this persistent problem and other workplace issues. More than 500 staff [Read More]

What the ACA means for nursing a year after open enrollment

In the first year since open enrollment in federal and state health insurance exchanges began in October 2013 as a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), approximately 9.3 million Americans have gained coverage, according to a Rand Corporation survey in October. That number is expected to grow [Read More]

President’s Perspective

What we measure, we can improve

Nurses provide copious documentation increasingly through the use of electronic health records (EHRs), which serve as the vehicle for automating measurement and reporting quality outcomes. But how do we know what is quality care? In 2004, the National Quality Forum endorsed an initial set of 15 voluntary consensus standards for nurse-sensitive [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

Workplace violence, hearing loss, and moral courage among new OJIN articles

Barriers to Effective Implementation of Programs for the Prevention of Workplace Violence in Hospitals Effective workplace violence prevention programs are essential, yet challenging to implement in health care. In this article, authors James D. [Read More]

APRN Focus

Wave of newly insured individuals escalates the need for services and payment

Significant barriers exist to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) getting paid by private insurers. The problems are varied and include refusal to credential APRNs at all, creating [Read More]