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What is the Price of Safety?
March 3, 2016 8:14 AM by Guest Blogger
In today's healthcare environment, workers are being asked to do more with less. See more patients in less time with fewer resources is a common refrain. As reimbursements grow harder to come by, hospitals are tightening their purse strings and looking Read More...
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I Know Another Attack is Coming
June 8, 2015 12:00 PM by Guest Blogger
By Corina Wilkin, BSN, RN The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) recently held a ‘Day of Dialogue' to discuss how incidents of violence are currently addressed in hospitals. AONE includes lateral violence, Read More...
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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
May 18, 2015 1:58 PM by Guest Blogger
Editor's Note: This guest post is written by Stephanie Noblit, MLS(ASCP)CM, who blogs for our sister publication ADVANCE for Laboratory . Earlier this May, at ASCLS-Pennsylvania's state meeting, I attended an educational session entitled, "When Professionals Read More...
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Gender & Salary in Nursing
April 1, 2015 9:12 AM by Guest Blogger
By Rose Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL, FAAN Research reported in March 24/31, 2015, issue of JAMA has opened a nationwide discussion about the pay inequality in nursing. The study findings indicate that male nurses make on average $5,100 more than their Read More...
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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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Two Nursing Worlds that SHOULD Collide
August 19, 2014 9:54 AM by Guest Blogger
By Casey Hill, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, who is a nurse educator in Connecticut. Recently I attended a nursing orientation at a hospital, composed of both new graduates and experienced nurses. As a nurse educator, I enjoy being in this type of setting, seeing Read More...
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A Milestone in Protection from Influenza
June 17, 2014 1:43 PM by Guest Blogger
The following is a statement released June 17 by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Robin Robinson, PhD. This week, our nation reached a milestone in battling influenza, 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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Bullying Resources
June 19, 2013 10:01 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Nurses are not strangers to bullying - unfortunately. And new research points out bullying by nurses outnumbers what occurs in other professions. In fact, twice as many nurses as other working Americans have experienced bullying in the workplace. According Read More...
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Judgment Call
June 6, 2013 8:52 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN Although I have written about this topic before, times and attitudes change, and our professional "appearance" requires a revisit. What, exactly, does our external appearance have to do with our ability Read More...
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How Would You Respond to a ‘No Black Nurses’ Request?
February 28, 2013 4:04 PM by Chuck Holt
My mother was barely 15 years old when she began her first real job working the ticket window of a theater in downtown Kansas City, MO. One day, a group of soldiers came to the window and requested four adult tickets to see the latest hit movie. Newly Read More...
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Benefits of Low Nurse-to-Patient Ratios
December 12, 2012 1:25 PM by Guest Blogger
(Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Suzanne LeBeau, BSN, RN, CLNC.) We all know the scenario. You're getting report on your sixth patient and the nurse who is giving report is spent, burnt out and just wants to go home to her cozy bed. As you Read More...
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Can You Speak Up?
October 18, 2012 9:15 AM by Pam Tarapchak
It's always nice to know someone has your back - especially when it's your boss. However, a new study reveals a nurse manager's support is even more crucial than previously noted. A strong, collaborative relationship with your manager equals greater safety Read More...
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The Flu Shot: 101
October 15, 2012 8:23 AM by Rebecca Hepp
If you haven’t been vaccinated for the flu yet, it should be on your weekend to-do list. October is the unofficial start of flu season, and you don’t want to come down with the nasty virus — or have your kids miss school because of it. Only 46% of Americans Read More...
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