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News and Trending Topics in Nursing
Nurses who staff the front lines of the pandemic have experienced first-hand what most have only seen on the news. Explore the links below for timely and trending topics.
Supporting Nurses’ Mental Health: An Open Letter to Nurse Leaders During COVID-19
October 11, 2021 | Margaret Apara, DNP, APRN, NP-C
Find out how one nurse leader has handled the pressures of the pandemic and advice on supporting nurses' mental health.
15 Truths About Holistic Nursing
October 8, 2021 | Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
Have you considered holistic nursing? Here are 15 truths about the practice that demonstrate the importance of integrating care.
How to Avoid Food Guilt in the Holiday Season
October 6, 2021 | Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC
Food guilt is the feeling you get after eating, especially during the holiday season. Want to learn how to overcome it? In this article, experts weigh in on the harms of food guilt, the myths of overindulging, and how to overcome food guilt year round.
Advocating for Patients of Color as a Labor and Delivery Nurse
September 30, 2021 | Joelle Y. Jean, FNP, BC
Women of color are dying at alarming rates in childbirth and even up to a year after. Find out the challenges facing pregnant patients of color and how labor and delivery nurses can help advocate for them.
Meet a Registered Nurse
October 12, 2021 | Gayle Morris, BSN, MSN
Are you considering nursing as a career? Here's how one nurse moved from business to nursing and the path you could take into nursing.
Nurses Respond to Texas Abortion Law SB8
October 13, 2021 | Joelle Y. Jean, RN, FNP-BC
On Sept. 1, the Texas abortion law SB8 went into effect banning abortions at six weeks. Read further for what SB8 means for women's health, which healthcare organizations are speaking out against SB8, and how nurses can help patients affected by the new law.
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