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Achieving High Value Health Care for Vulnerable Older Adults
April 4, 2016 10:55 AM by Guest Blogger
Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN, is the Marian S. Ware professor in Gerontology, director of New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health Patients, family caregivers, clinicians and health care systems each play a significant role in achieving high value Read More...
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Nursing Faculty Retention
August 18, 2015 3:35 PM by Guest Blogger
Editor's Note: This guest post is written by Lisa Bingham, MSN, RN from Newburg, Oregon. She has been a registered nurse for 18 years and is currently pursuing her FNP from Gonzaga University I fully support the idea about leveling "the playing field" Read More...
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No Bones About It
June 15, 2015 3:19 PM by Guest Blogger
Editor's Note: This guest post is written by Christine W. Clarke, RN, MS, ONC, educator, Houston Methodist Orthopaedics When I reflect on the elements which persuaded my decision to become a nurse, I cannot ignore hereditary influence. Between my maternal 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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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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Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers
March 25, 2014 6:28 PM by Guest Blogger
By Anny Su, BSN, RN Approximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6 years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy behavior 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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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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Target Waste, Not Jobs
October 1, 2012 10:58 AM by Rich Krisher
A report issued in September generated headlines by forecasting hundreds of thousands of lost jobs if a 2% sequester (read: reduction) of Medicare spending set to begin in 2013 goes forward. The report, commissioned by the American Hospital Association, Read More...
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Government Mandate Threatens Jobs
September 17, 2012 1:42 PM by Rebecca Hepp
Even in this tough economy, the healthcare sector has managed to create 169,800 jobs in the first quarter of 2012 alone, which accounts for one out of every five jobs created, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But a recent report released by Read More...
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Researchers Link Nurse Burnout to Increased Rates of HAI
August 3, 2012 1:04 PM by Chuck Holt
Are you feeling a little rundown, like you could use a vacation or maybe a whole new career? Do you find yourself being easily distracted on the job you’re growing so tired of? Is your nursing flame flickering? You’re certainly not alone, as many studies Read More...
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Flu Vaccine Mandate
July 23, 2012 10:50 AM by Rich Krisher
It's the middle of summer and flu season seems a long way off, but a new Joint Commission requirement that went into effect July 1 serves as a reminder about an often controversial topic: mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers. The Joint Commission Read More...
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