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  • Technology Will Ameliorate the Nursing Shortage

    The nursing shortage is real and growing. More than one million vacancies for RNs will emerge between 2014 and 2022, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. By 2025, the shortage of nurses will reach unprecedented levels, says the Bureau of Health Professions. Technology is emerging as an ally and tool—not only for current and ...
  • The Bitter Team

    Every place I ever worked as a nurse/manager, there is always someone on staff that erodes morale, the employees who repeatedly slack off, talk back, or fail to complete tasks on time. Let's face it: we have all encountered this at some point in our career; the issue is how to handle this. When an employee starts to lose respect, your authority ...
  • Summer Madness, Vacation Challenge

    Summer is here! Living in New England, our summers tend to be short, but so is staffing.  For most of us, summer is a time of fun, relaxation and beach days. Many employees already have summer and vacation on their minds; after all, it's been a long winter and the staff is ready to get away from it all and get some much needed R&R. ...
  • ANA Lauds Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Bill Introduced In Senate

    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 Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2014 (S. 2353), crafted with input from ANA, is ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on May 19, 2014
  • Pay to Play

    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, so will the pushback on nurses to find more and creative ways to up their game while cutting ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on February 18, 2011
  • Striking Nurses: Do Ends Justify the Means?

    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. At Philadelphia's Temple University Hospital (TUH), that scenario is playing out as some ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 7, 2010