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* In her post "Strong Nursing Management Empowers the Why," pediatric intensive care nurse Hui-Wen (Alina) Sato discusses the ideal traits of a nurse manager (


* "Most nurses know the stages of grief by heart: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance[horizontal ellipsis]. But I'm not aware of anyone discussing the invisible, insulating environment grief surrounds its survivors within," writes oncology nurse navigator Julianna Paradisi in her post "The Invisible Nature of Grief" (


* In "Patient Safety: The Basis for Nursing," AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy highlights several of AJN's recent articles on keeping patients safe, covering topics such as fall prevention, driving safety, and more (



"When I went through school, our instructor was with us all the time and we did all the meds, etc., and made sure the assigned RN knew. Now, you can't even find the instructor. I enjoy precepting more-one-on-one with a student and all of my patients are their patients." "As a hospice nurse in Washington and Oregon, I have cared for many patients who took legal, lethal medication to end their lives, who also remained fiercely independent until the end." "A thoughtful faculty realizes that clinical isn't all about patient care, not by a long shot. It's exposure to the world of work. We teach students how to be there and be there on time, wear professional clothing, give and take report, be accountable, and many other activities involved in being a team member."




* Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the June issue.


* Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with


* Erika R. Vucko, author of "Understanding the Nurse's Role in Managing Gaucher Disease."


* Edie Brous, author of "Legal Issues in Dismissing Unvaccinated Patients."