COVID-19 Journal of Nursing

Nurse Burnout: A Profession in Crisis

Nurse Burnout: A Profession in Crisis

Tags: burnout COVID-19 nursing shortage Pandemic

The COVID pandemic created the perfect storm with nurses retiring early and even quitting due to the overwhelming stress caused by the pandemic. A Nurse Manager, two staff nurses and a new nursing graduate working in the acute care hospital setting shared their view of why they think nurses are deciding to leave their current nursing jobs. Sadly most nurses reading this article, will likely relate to the stories that have contributed to nurse burnout and why nurses are leaving the profession and why we as a profession find ourselves in a critical crisis.

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A common link in the modifiable risk factors for severe COVID-19

A common link in the modifiable risk factors for severe COVID-19

Tags: coronavirus COVID-19

Certain comorbidities, such as hypertension and diabetes, are often diagnosed once a patient has been hospitalized with COVID. Current thought suggests that these people had the medical condition, but it was not diagnosed until they were hospitalized. In this article I offer a reason as to why that may be. Based on this perspective, I further stress the importance of health maintenance in disease prevention.

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A Reflection on Authentic Leadership

A Reflection on Authentic Leadership

Tags: Authentic leadership COVID-19 leadership leadership in nursing leadership skills

Leadership reputations are made or lost during times of crisis (Chhaya, 2020). The Covid crisis has been one of the most difficult times for healthcare professionals. Leading during a tumultuous time can reveal character and strength but can also uncover leadership opportunities. In the following, we will review insights from this course, leadership purpose, and strategies to become an authentic healthcare leader.

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A Deadly Virus Provides Lessons to Learn

A Deadly Virus Provides Lessons to Learn

Tags: coronavirus COVID-19 Lessons Learned

Like most of us, the COVID-19 virus has forever changed our lives. The virus is a wakeup call to reexamine life as we knew it; it is a chance for each of us to ask important questions such as, what makes us truly happy, what brings joy and peace in our lives and how can we make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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Who Will Be Left to Care for You?

Who Will Be Left to Care for You?

Tags: acute care care coronavirus COVID-19 healthcare workers nurse workload nursing Pandemic

It is sadly too late to help many our front line healthcare workers who have contracted the deadly COVID-19 virus. We need to find a way to help the rest NOW in order to save their lives and in turn they can save your life.

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Crisis Management: Utilization of New Registered Nurses to Meet Healthcare Demands During COVID-19 Outbreak

Crisis Management: Utilization of New Registered Nurses to Meet Healthcare Demands During COVID-19 Outbreak

Tags: coronavirus COVID-19 healthcare system

During the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare institutions are forced to enter into crisis management mode as demands on our healthcare system increase. While there are many nurses and healthcare professionals on the frontlines of this pandemic, the growing needs of the public may soon overwhelm our healthcare system. Could the best way to ease the current burden be new graduate registered nurses? 

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