• Building Support: Innovative Initiatives to Retain Nurse Managers

    March 21 2019|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    One of the most challenging roles for nurse leaders is the nurse manager position. Nurse managers work on the front line and interact daily with patients, families, their staff, staff of varied disciplines that are involved with the patient’s care and many others.

  • From the Top: Voices of Nurse CEOs

    January 17 2019|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    To explore the journey and viewpoint of nurse leaders who became chief executives, AONE members interviewed three such executives. Jacqueline Herd interviewed Candice L. Saunders, FACHE, president and CEO of Georgia’s WellStar Health System, who joined the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees in 2018.

  • CNLs: Linchpins in Building a Model of Care Management

    November 16 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    An important provision of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 involved a transformational shift from reimbursed care at the individual level to managed care at the population level. Due to changes in payment models, hospital systems are required to manage and improve care outcomes for patients not only during the inpatient period, but also for 30 days after discharge (HRSA, 2013).

  • Budget Process Shows Increases for Nursing Workforce Development Programs

    September 01 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    The nursing workforce development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) are the cornerstone educational programs of the nursing profession. The passage of the Nurse Training Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, legitimized the critical importance of nursing to the health of the nation.

  • Forever Changed: Coping With an Active Shooter Experience

    September 01 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    This article describes the series of events during a shooting incident in a rural academic medical center. What follows is a brief description of the incident as well as the response of the organization divided into three phases: early, mid - term and long - term. Each phase had a particular focus; detailed below is some of the work undertaken to first cope with and later to learn from this tragedy.

  • Nurse Leaders Play Key Role in Battling Human Trafficking

    September 01 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Every day, an estimated 30 million women, children and men are victims of human trafficking all over the world, including every state in the United States. Traffickers use force, fraud and/or coercion to exploit individuals or groups into performing forced labor, sexual acts, domestic servitude or organ donation. The National Human Trafficking Hotline reported 7,500 tips of human trafficking in 2016, an increase from approximately 5,500 the previous year (National Hotline, 2017). The number is likely much higher as many instances of human trafficking go unreported. The U.S. Department of Defense calls human trafficking the world’s fastest-growing crime.

  • Preparing Staff for Demanding Environments: Using Resiliency Competencies

    September 01 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    It comes with the job for many nurses to perform in demanding work environments—ones with predictable and unpredictable pressures. They routinely face fatigue, fears of medical errors and exposure to pathogens. Increasingly, one unpredictable fear is the threat of violence.

  • Creating New Opportunities for Nursing Students: Flexibility Adds Capacity

    July 06 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Like many health care organizations, Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital (ROPH) works to keep positions fully staffed and part of that effort includes partnerships with local colleges of nursing. In the past, the hospital had requests from numerous colleges of nursing for clinical rotations of varying types. However, limitations on when and where the clinical rotations could take place restrained the number of clinical rotations that ROPH would accommodate.

  • AONE and AONE Foundation Honor 2018 Award Recipients

    May 04 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    AONE and the AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education honored recipients of several recognition awards at AONE 2018, the organization’s annual meeting and exposition in Indianapolis. These awards highlight AONE members, supporters and affiliates who demonstrated significant achievements in nursing leadership practice and whose work sets an example for every nurse leader.

  • Balancing Job Satisfaction and Care Quality: Implementing Scheduling Guidelines to Mitigate Fatigue

    May 04 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    The hours worked by nurses have become a hot topic with the recognition that quality and safety of patient care is dependent on the nurse’s job performance, which in turn can be influenced by fatigue. Literature and research reviews clearly show job performance is dependent upon one’s stress level, attitude and fatigue.

  • Evidenced-Based Practice, Research and Quality Improvement: Using Three Initiatives to Foster High-Quality Care

    May 04 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Evidenced-based practice (EBP) is the translation of evidence and applying it to clinical decision-making. Evidenced-based nursing care dates to the 1800s, when Florence Nightingale wrote Notes on Nursing. In the 1970s, Scottish physician Archie Cochrane conveyed a need for appropriately testing the effectiveness of health care strategies, emphasizing that randomized control trials could provide evidence for medical practice (A Brief History, 2013).

  • One Approach Does Not Fit All: Methods for Translating Evidence into Practice

    May 04 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    The most frequently cited definition of evidence-based clinical practice is derived from evidence-based medicine, which is attributed to David Sackett and his colleagues (1996) as the “conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of evidence” when caring for patients.

  • Successfully Managing Multiple Quality Initiatives at OhioHealth: Q and A with CNO Gossett

    May 04 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Lisa Gossett, MSN, RN, CENP, vice president of patient care and CNO at OhioHealth Dublin Methodist and Grady Memorial Hospitals, talked with AONE about how the system manages concurrent quality initiatives.

  • Voice of the President May 2018

    May 04 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    We had a wonderful time at the AONE Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, where we had the opportunity to learn new things, connect with friends and make new connections.

  • Up the Mountain: Efforts Show Progress on the IOM Report Goals

    March 07 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Seven years after the Institute of Medicine (IOM, now the National Academy of Medicine) published its seminal report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, initiatives across the country to implement its recommendations to strengthen nursing continue in full swing.

  • Voice of the President March 2018

    March 05 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    We are about six weeks away from the AONE 2018 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. This is a great opportunity to discover exceptional education, obtain fresh perspectives, hear from world-class speakers, connect with old friends and make a few new ones. Make plans to be there . . . and bring someone with you. It’ll be fun!

  • Built to Last: HRET Primer Helps Hospitals Build and Sustain Community Partnerships

    February 12 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Last year, the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) released a 55-page guide to help hospitals build partnerships with community organizations to achieve a culture of health.

  • Maintaining Abilities for as Long as Possible: NPs Fostering Health in Long-Term Care

    February 12 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Advanced practice registered nurses, including nurse practitioners (NPs), are among the fastest growing medical profession. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, in 2017 about 234,000 NPs practiced NPs in the U.S. This number was up from 171,000 in 2014 and is expected to grow to 244,000 by 2025.

  • Using Technology to Foster Wellness, Patient Engagement

    February 12 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    In our roles as leaders in health care — along with our roles as caregivers to our own family members — we are always looking to find interactions that result in a meaningful and effective experience for the patient. Technology is a supportive tool to enhance patient engagement and guide practice to promote best outcomes.

  • Voice of the President January 2018

    February 12 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    It’s the beginning of a new year and we have all started on our resolutions to be healthier and better nurse leaders—and this month’s Voice of Nursing Leadership focus on fostering a culture of health comes at an opportune time.

  • Wellness on All Shifts: Efforts to Help Nurses Thrive at Childrenโ€™s Mercy

    February 12 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Employee wellness programs are plentiful. And n ot all of them look alike. A single definition of “wellness program” does not exist — most are tailored and individualized to the company and its employees (Kohil, 2016).

  • AONE 2017 year in review look ahead

    January 05 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership|Related Topics: AONE, AONE 50th Anniversary

    2017 brought us the AONE 50th anniversary, a record attendance for AONE 2017 and increased presence across digital platforms for #nurseleaders. Take a look back at the year's biggest moments and what we're looking forward to in 2018.

  • National Nurses Week Celebrated in Many Ways at Midland Memorial

    May 02 2017|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as National Nurses Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, nurses at Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) are honored with a tribute to Florence Nightingale.

  • Staffing in Ambulatory Care: Facets of the Continuing Challenge

    September 26 2016|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Today’s complex health care environment provides frequent staffing challenges in all patient care settings, including ambulatory and other post-acute care venues. Traditional approaches to staffing are not always effective in today’s environment.

  • Staying Open to Opportunity: Career Insights From AONE CEO Pam Thompson

    July 06 2016|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership|Related Topics: AONE

    This month, AONE CEO and American Hospital Association (AHA) Senior Vice President, Nursing/CNO Pam Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN, will step down from her roles at both organizations. She has helmed AONE for 16 years, during which membership grew from 3,000 to 10,000. During her tenure, AONE initiated its AONE Foundation Nurse Manager and Nurse Director Fellowship Programs and the Center for Care Innovation and Transformation (CCIT), each with dozens of graduates. She discussed her career with Terese Hudson Thrall, managing editor of Voice of Nursing Leadership.

  • A Note from Pam Thompson - AONE 2016 Annual Meeting

    July 01 2016|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    The 2016 Annual Meeting in Fort Worth set a record for attendance, with 3,435 leaders celebrating the work we are all doing to transform our delivery system. For me, personally, it will always be a very special memory. It was my last AONE Annual Meeting as your CEO. I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to you all. I was overwhelmed with the many ways you honored my service to AONE and the AONE Foundation.

  • May 2016 Focus on Serving the Underserved-Voice of the President

    May 02 2016|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership|Related Topics: AONE

    Growing up in New England, May was always one of my favorite months. It was a time when I could safely say goodbye to winter and finally feel the warmth of the sun on my face.

    Many years later May remains one of my favorites; as a nurse, May ushers in National Nurses Week, a time for reflection and celebration for the profession to which I have chosen to dedicate my life. One way I like to reflect during Nurses Week is to pick up either Notes on Nursing by Florence Nightingale or The Florence Prescription: From Accountability to Ownership by Joe Tye and Dick Schwab. Reading stories about Florence Nightingale keeps me grounded and reminds me of two very important things. As nurse leaders our work is never done; and secondly, we need to take time to celebrate ourselves. So as you begin to read this month’s issue, please take a moment and celebrate yourself and the leadership path you have chosen. You are the most courageous, passionate and dedicated nurses, whom I am so very proud to call my colleagues.

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