Wednesday November 25th 2015

In the spotlight

ANA mourns loss of two exceptional nurse leaders

The American Nurses Association and nursing community lost two extraordinary and accomplished nurses in October: [Read More]

Barbara Thoman Curtis: The quintessential nurse activist and change agent

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

ANA recommends RNs be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases

The American Nurses Association is calling for all persons, including RNs, to be immunized against [Read More]

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Featured Articles

Collaboration is key

Nurse experts discuss challenges, pose solutions It really shouldn’t feel like a modern-day contest of man versus machine, but nurses are often frustrated about completing or finding relevant information in patients’ electronic health records, according to some nursing informatics experts. But [Read More]

Zero tolerance

ANA releases new position statement on workplace violence, bullying The nursing profession “will no longer tolerate violence of any kind from any source,” the American Nurses Association declared in a new position statement on violence in health care workplaces released Aug. 31. “Taking this [Read More]

Follow up: Who is watching whom?

To address the ubiquitous use of smartphones and other technology and its potentially harmful consequences on the privacy of patients, visitors and nurses, an Ohio Nurses Association task force developed guidelines that can be implemented throughout all health care settings. Suggested steps [Read More]

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in collaboration with more than 35 federal partners, released Sept. 21 the updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The final Plan represents the collective strategy [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Nurses at the table: in the United States and around the world

A few words to the wise—if you are having a discussion about health care, look to your left and to your right. If one (or more) of those individuals is not an RN, there is a serious and inexcusable gap in the conversation. Any conversation about health care without the voice of a nurse is [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

New topic focuses on trends, challenges in care coordination

The five new articles in the September OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing topic, Care Coordination: Benefits of Interprofessional Collaboration discuss a variety of aspects related to a team approach for care transitions. Older adults [Read More]

APRN Focus

White House report on occupational licensing

Nursing, as a health profession that poses a risk of harm to the public if practiced by someone unprepared or incompetent, has long been regulated. It is widely accepted that nurses, along with [Read More]