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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 for more cost-cutting measures.
Linda Boly, RN, an Oregon nurse with 34-years of experience, ...
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 ...
By Casey Hill, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, who
is a nurse educator in
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 ...
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 ...
(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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
My husband says we can't remember everything about a book or a movie or a vacation, so our minds fixate on the most vivid impression and that's what we remember. I just finished reading Nursing in the Storm: Voices from Hurricane Katrina by Denise Danna, DNS, RN, and Sandra E. Cordray, MA, MJ.
I set the book down with strong impressions of ...