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Nurses are being redeployed to unfamiliar units to care for the surge of critically ill patients entering hospitals globally. Learn how virtual orientation can help effectively redeploy your nurses.
Facing COVID-19, new nurses are entering a more stressful and emotionally exhausting environment than ever before. Learn how to best support this critical transition during these unprecedented times.
Guides/Reports
The linkage between nursing care and patient outcomes is widely accepted, yet it is often difficult to achieve an evidence-based allocation of nursing resources that is understood and accepted by all. AONL, ANA and HFMA have teamed up to chart a path forward. This document explores the evolution from conventional, quasi-adversarial nursing/finance relationships to patients-first interprofessional collaboration and sets forth an action plan to improve nursing resource allocation and the value that patients receive.
Guides/Reports
The role of the system chief nurse executive (CNE) is a sub specialty of nursing leadership and requires its own set of competencies. Guided by the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies’ domains: communication and relationship building, knowledge of the healthcare environment, leadership, and professionalism, business skills the following competencies describe the skills, knowledge, and attributes of nurse leaders in the role of the system chief nurse executive. 
[Sponsored] Investing in nurse education and development is critical for hospitals and health systems to successfully transition to value-based care. Nurses are in the position to not only participate in, but lead the transformation of the health care delivery system to one that is focused on team-based, patient-centered care across the continuum. This transformation will require new skills and enhanced knowledge around population health, wellness and data analytics, among other things.
Toolkits/Methodology
?Member Only? The role of the nurse executive in patient safety is to help lead best practices and establish the right culture across multiple disciplines within the organization.
Guides/Reports
This resource will assist nurse leaders and their organizations in implementing the AONL Guiding Principles for the Role of the Nurse Executive in Patient Safety. The role of the nurse executive in patient safety is to help lead best practices and establish the right culture across multiple disciplines within the organization.
Guides/Reports
These guiding principles are intended to inspire discussions among nurses and support service teams in a way that may not have taken place previously.
White Papers
This white paper examines the relationship between nursing and support service functions within a hospital setting.
Guides/Reports
Today's health care environment is complex and creates demands requiring the professional nurse to be an astute critical thinker, confident and competent when caring for patients and families in multiple health care settings. However, since organizations are faced with increasing demands on resource utilization and simultaneous cost reductions, adequate attention to ensuring successful transition for the newly licensed nurse may be not be appropriately designed, managed, supported or evaluated.  
Toolkits/Methodology
?Member Only? This toolkit has been designed with the Nurse Executive in mind and will serve as a valuable resource for all phases of technology acquisition.
Guides/Reports
Executives can use these competencies as a self-assessment tool, useful in the identification of possible areas for growth. Aspiring nurse leaders can use them in planning personal preparation for their careers. Health care organizations may utilize them as a guideline for job descriptions, expectations and evaluations of nurse leaders. Nurse educators can utilize them as a curriculum guideline for the educational preparation of nurses seeking expertise and knowledge in executive practice.
Guides/Reports
According to the AACN-AONL task force that developed these guiding principles, an academic-practice partnership is a mechanism for advancing nursing practice to improve the health of the public. Such intentional and formalized relationships are based on mutual goals, respect, and shared knowledge. An academic-practice partnership is developed between a nursing education program and a care setting. Such relationships are defined broadly and may include partnerships within nursing, and other professions, corporations, government entities, and foundations.
Guides/Reports
The care delivery system of the future will be characterized by vast complexity due to use of sophisticated technology, aging of the population with the associated growth in chronic health issues, as well as diversity of patient populations and practice settings.
Technical Paper
In September 2011, The American Hospital Association (AHA) convened a roundtable of clinical and health systems experts to examine the future primary care workforce needs of patients, as well as the role hospitals and healthcare systems can play in effectively delivering primary care.
Guides/Reports
?Member Only? This guide helps facilitators host a guided conversation between clinical nurses and nurse managers.
White Papers
This white paper contains both important data and insights as well as an assessment tool that will help organizations develop effective WPMs and support excellent patient care and strengthen the U.S. health care system.
Guides/Reports
Learn about the expectations, assumptions, and challenges facing the multi-generational workforce of early-careerist nurse leaders.
Toolkits/Methodology
This Community Health Worker toolkit will cover what Community Health Worker programs are and what is suggested to implement a program on your own as well as the benefits to your organization, your patients and your community.
Other Resources
AONL, with the Tri-Council for Nursing, released a position statement on how to engage the nursing workforce in eradicating the Ebola virus.