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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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Utilizing Nurse Practitioners to Eliminate the Nursing Faculty Shortage
April 8, 2015 8:36 AM by Guest Blogger
Guest blogger Rebecca Bone, MSN, RN is assistant professor, Tennessee State University Indeed, a nursing faculty shortage exists within nursing programs across the nation. Many institutions of higher learning are choosing to fill nurse educator positions 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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Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Nurses: The Wrong Choice
September 8, 2014 2:22 PM by Guest Blogger
By Priscilla Ngo, BSN, RN, a staff nurse on critical care staff unit in Philadelphia and Family Nurse Practitioner student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. For many years, the flu vaccine has been recommended for healthcare workers, 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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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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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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Is My Passion for My Job Killing Me?
April 19, 2012 4:44 PM by Chuck Holt
I thoroughly enjoy editing articles. Whether written by a trio of PhDs, a CNO, a staff nurse writing for her first time, a freelance journalist or another ADVANCE editor, I just can't let a sentence be until it sounds right in my head. A long-time telecommuter, Read More...
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Another Jobs Projection
March 12, 2012 4:30 PM by Rich Krisher
U.S. News & World Report placed "registered nurse" atop its list of "The Best Jobs of 2012" published in February. In the accompanying article, a federal labor department official predicts the field will add more than 700,000 positions during this Read More...
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BSN-Go-Round: Will profession finally grab brass ring on upgrading education standards?
January 17, 2012 11:02 AM by Guest Blogger
Kay Bensing, MA, RN, is senior staff nurse consultant at ADVANCE. Recently, I talked to an editor on the ADVANCE staff who was excited about a program that aims to meet the elusive goal the American Nurses Association proposed in its famed 1965 position Read More...
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Paid to Get Dressed?
December 7, 2011 4:44 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
Early last month two nurses at Aurora Medical Center filed a class action lawsuit against the Colorado facility's parent company, HealthOne of Denver, over the time it takes them to put on and take off their scrubs. They want to get paid to dress. The Read More...
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