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  • Men in Nursing: A Diversity Solution

    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. As a result, stereotype of nursing as a “female profession” persists. Men make ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on November 10, 2014
  • Two Nursing Worlds that SHOULD Collide

    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 former students grow into their new role as a registered nurse.  Yet, like my ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on August 19, 2014
  • Five Ways to Avoid Distraction at Work

    One overlooked endeavor of being a nurse is finding a way to avoid the gossip that permeates any and every hospital unit.  Since I’ve started working, I’ve seen 300-bed hospital shrink to the size of one unit.  I've seen a world reduce itself to the confines of one hallway. Once you start working on a unit, it’s ...
    Posted to New to Nursing (Weblog) on June 24, 2013
  • Medication Reconciliation

    I've worked at three different hospitals over the past five years. Each one has had a different process of dealing with Medication Reconciliation, but I believe my current facility has created the best idea of all: A Medication Reconciliation Technician role.  Her primary responsibility is to interview patients to obtain the most ...
    Posted to Nurse on the Run (Weblog) on May 20, 2013
  • Benefits of Low Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

    (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 may imagine, the conversation may go like this: First nurse: ''In room 320 is Mr. Jones, a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on December 12, 2012
  • Nurses Can't Seem to Escape Being Honest & Trustworthy

    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 units in which they work.  In short, it turns out nurses are not only trustworthy ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on October 9, 2012
  • Obesity in Nursing

    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 revealed nurses with long work hours were significantly more likely to be obese compared with ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 30, 2012
  • Flu Vaccines for Healthcare Providers: Let Your Voice Be Heard

    The National Vaccine Advisory Committee established a Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Subgroup to help achieve the national goal of 90 percent influenza immunization among healthcare providers by the year 2020. And they want to hear from you about recommendations on how to achieve this goal. On the NPVO section of the Health and ...
    Posted to Infection Control & Patient Safety (Weblog) on January 9, 2012
  • March is National Women's History Month

    Did you know March is National Women’s History Month?  Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history. Nursing is certainly filled with its share of historical female figures, beginning perhaps most ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 10, 2011
  • Nurses’ Jobs Aren’t Physically Demanding? Really?

    The City of New York has classified more than 300 jobs under the category ''physically taxing.'' Professions on this list include assistant locksmiths and gardeners, but not nurses or midwives, according to the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). Working in a position that is classified as ''physically taxing'' allows city employees to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on December 10, 2010
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