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Men in Nursing: A Diversity Solution
November 10, 2014 10:04 AM by Guest Blogger
By Sam Osei, RN In my opinion, I do not think the body of nursing has done enough to acknowledge the presence of males in the nursing profession in this 21st century. Low interest in nursing for men contributes to the lack of gender diversity in the profession. Read More...
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Why Are New Nurses Leaving?
September 29, 2014 10:47 AM by Pam Tarapchak
One in five. That's how many new nurses choose to change their job within their first year of nursing. One in three leave within two years. Given that new grads often struggle to find their first positions, one study shines a light on this interesting Read More...
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ANA Lauds Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Bill Introduced In Senate
May 19, 2014 10:36 AM by Guest Blogger
The American Nurses Association (ANA) collectively applauds the introduction of federal legislation in the U.S. Senate that empowers registered nurses (RNs) to drive staffing decisions in hospitals, protect patients and improve the quality of care. The Read More...
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Get Some Sleep! Advice for the Ages
March 5, 2014 12:40 AM by Chuck Holt
Japan’s Misao Okawa turns 116 years old today, making her the world’s oldest living person . [ http://tinyurl.com/ljhatk8 ] Among Okawa’s tips for a long life include eating sushi at least once a month and most importantly getting plenty of sleep. “You Read More...
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Saluting Our Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
May 6, 2013 9:16 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN In a world where Nurses' Week has become a big deal, with contests, gifts, and a celebration of all things "nursing," I would like to send a great big shout out to one of the hardest working and most valuable Read More...
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The Lost Art of Mentoring
April 8, 2013 10:46 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN I was born knowing I would become a nurse. Perhaps I knew my destiny in utero as well. My mother, who was vehemently "expecting" a boy, had selected the name David, and declined the need for selecting female counterparts. Read More...
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Fighting Fatigue
March 26, 2013 10:20 AM by Pam Tarapchak
There's no doubt nurses work long hours doing challenging work. And based on a recent survey, this scheduling is starting to take its toll on nurses, patients and the healthcare system. A new survey titled "Nurse Staffing Strategy," commissioned by Kronos Read More...
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In Print or Online? It's Up to You.
January 14, 2013 9:07 AM by Chuck Holt
Editor's note: This blog was written by Elizabeth Rosto Sitko, managing editor of ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management. Last week, Newsweek published its final print issue . As a magazine enthusiast (I subscribe to many, I've studied them, and I work Read More...
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Nurses Can't Seem to Escape Being Honest & Trustworthy
October 9, 2012 2:19 PM by Chuck Holt
As most everyone knows by now, nurses have for several years been ranked the "Most Trusted Profession" in an annual Gallup survey of Americans. But now a new study reveals nurses are also very good at assessing the quality of care delivered in the hospital Read More...
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Obesity in Nursing
January 30, 2012 10:21 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Twelve-hour shifts have gotten some bad press. They've been linked to medical errors, nurse burnout and, now, higher rates of obesity in nurses. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, surveyed 2,103 female nurses and Read More...
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CNAs as School Nurses: A Good Idea?
August 31, 2011 11:10 AM by Pam Tarapchak
As students in Salisbury, MD, head back to the days of homework and bus rides, the Wicomico County school district has decided to replace three registered nurses with certified nursing assistants, leaving some schools without an RN to care for children Read More...
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Customer Service Challenge for Nurses
March 14, 2011 10:35 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, MSN-C, APRN, CCRN, CNRN There is no quicker method to increase anxiety among a group of nurses than to inform them they are scheduled for mandatory meetings related to improving customer service. Mumbling, side conversations and uneasy Read More...
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Pay to Play
February 18, 2011 7:40 PM by Candy Goulette
Quality is the name of the game in healthcare, and nurses are consistently seen as playing a major role in improving hospital quality. As the demand and requirement from payers (both governmental and private) for high quality healthcare delivery grows, Read More...
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Magnet Hospitals Must Do More on Scheduling Issues
August 17, 2010 7:25 AM by Valerie Newitt
A hole in the forces of Magnetism? (Gulp.) Is it possible? Yes and yes, answers a study by the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore. Led by Alison Trinkoff, ScD, RN, FAAN, and Meg Johantgen PhD, RN, research revealed that Magnet hospitals Read More...
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Striking Nurses: Do Ends Justify the Means?
April 7, 2010 1:28 PM by Valerie Newitt
When nurses go on strike, it can be a thankless undertaking. They may be fighting for an ideal of better patient care, while at the same time walking away from the patients for whom they are caring. It's a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. Read More...
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