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By Elinor Abraham, MSN, APRN, BC, Nurse Coordinator, Federal Occupational Health
Unit, Program Support Center, National Courts Building, Washington, D.C.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to help health professionals
like me have more time and opportunity to see our patients and help them remain
A large ...
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 decade.
That news followed the January release of a report by the Florida Center for ...
What if a group of experts made dire predictions about the future and people responded? It looks like that’s happened for the nursing shortage that’s been predicted for the last decade. According to a new study by David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas Staiger, the number of young nurses age 23-26 increased 62 percent from 2002 to 2009. You ...
To those affected by the most recent RN shortage
that began in the late 1990s, research by workforce expert Peter I. Buerhaus,
PhD, RN, FAAN, and colleagues published in the December issue of Health Affairs is earth-shattering. Thanks to younger
nurses entering the profession at a rate not seen since the 1970s, they say
rather than ...