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Nurse Physician Collaboration Program

The American Nurses Association Journal, American Nurse, included an article on a medical resident collaboration program or “Nurse-for-a-Day” program run at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. The program placed a medical resident with a nurse preceptor for an entire 12-hour shift. The incentive behind the program was to foster robust collaboration as interprofessional…

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American Nurse Heroes

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Earlier this year the American Nurses Association, premiered a documentary called “American Nurse Heroes” which investigates the lives of nurses selflessly working during the pandemic. This ground-breaking documentary is called a “captivating love letter to nurses” providing a “unique viewpoint on the struggles and hardships during the pandemic that shook the world” (ANA, 2021). The…

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Correctional Nurse New Resource

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The American Nurses Association (ANA), has released an updated professional resource Correctional Nursing Scope and Standard of Practice, 3rd Edition in October 2020.  “Enhancements include a revised definition of correctional nursing, expanded ethics content related to the 2015 Code of Ethics for Nurses, updated standards and accompanying competencies content, and a proposed framework for correctional…

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Self-Care Support for Nurses

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Nurses experience stress daily in the job caring for others, these stresses have a direct impact on their mental health. Nurses need to engage in self-care and have access to mental health supports to do their job well. The American Nurses Foundation (2020) released the Well Being Initiative in partnership with the Emergency Nurses Association,…

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Nurses: Honesty and Ethics

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From the Gallup’s annual Most Honest and Ethical Professional Poll, 2019, nurses are rated the highest in honesty and ethics.  Americans were asked to rate the honesty and ethics of a wide range of professionals using the scale “very high, high, average, low or very low” and 85% rated nurses as “very high or high.”…

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