National Nurses Week wraps up with celebrations and reflections on nursing today. A deeper look is taken at the nursing shortage as conflicting reports indicate a surplus may now be possible. An Illinois Chief Nursing Officer shares her views on why nurses are champions of change. And the American Nurses Association continues to focus on ethical practice and quality care during its recognition of National Nurses Week. READ MORE

Positive stories top nursing news for the end of April. Although seen as an uphill climb, more organizations are recognizing the need to shift to value-based care when treating patients. ADVANCE for nurses has announced the winners of its Best Nursing Teams of 2015. And male nurses continue to enter the profession. READ MORE

Exciting news for nurses puts the focus on care and informatics. A new national initiative to help improve healthcare quality and lower costs has been announced. A study finds the benefits of keen observation by nurses for their patients. And tips for getting the most out of informatics, as well as embarking on a career in the nursing specialty, are shared as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) wraps its annual conference. READ MORE

April showers bring exciting news for nurses. A new tool has been developed which can provide nurses more information at the bedside when assessing patients. A study shows that nurse-physician collaboration can lead to lower HAI infection rates. And dedicated education units offer nurses the chance to continue learning on the job in a structured way. READ MORE

The first full week of April brings exciting news for nurses. Nurse practitioners in Nebraska have received full practice authority, continuing the trend among states enacting such laws. Nursing schools are looking for qualified and passionate teachers to help educate the next generation of nurses. And nursing homes are poised for a step-change in culture and care, a change which directly affects care providers. READ MORE

The start of April brings with it exciting news for nurses. A new role has emerged at many high profile healthcare organizations, one which puts the patient experience at the forefront of care. Research offers insight into the benefits of increased emotional intelligence for nurses. And technology continues to play a bigger role in patient education, empowering patients to be more involved in their own care. READ MORE

Spring is in the air, and familiar topics are still making headlines in nursing news. The Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for nurses by the year 2020 get a status checkup, the primary care shortage is addressed by nurse practitioners and physicians alike and the link between compassionate care and patient satisfaction continues to grow from new research. READ MORE

The second week of March brings not only the promise of spring, but also positive news for current and prospective nurses. The Institute of Medicine’s 2010 recommendations are examined for progress halfway to 2020. Healthcare organizations everywhere are preparing to celebrate certified nurses across the globe. ADVANCE for Nurses offers their 2015 Focus on Education guide. Drafters of the recently updated American Nurses Association code of ethics weigh in on their decisions. And the American Association of Colleges of Nursing report an enrollment surge in nurses seeking advanced degrees. READ MORE

As February comes to a close, some familiar topics are trending in nursing news. A focus on compassionate care highlights ways nurses can better connect with patients and deliver patient-centric care. One nurse’s experience with volunteering shows the career benefits for nurses. And the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that three new states are now part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program. READ MORE

Ethics, teamwork and diversity are making headlines midway through February during this week’s Nursing News Trending Now. A recent summit on ethics in nursing opens up a bigger discussion in four key areas of clinical practice. The struggle towards becoming a true team is shared in one unit’s story of camaraderie. And recognition of changing demographics puts the spotlight on diversity within nations and among nurses. READ MORE