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Are We Held Hostage by HCAHPS Scores?

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A CNO colleague recently shared that health systems tolerate terrible behavior from patients and families because they are worried about their HCAHPS scores. She noted, “We are being held hostage because these scores impact our reimbursement. It seems crazy because the demand for healthcare far exceeds our […] The post Are We Held Hostage by HCAHPS Scores?

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Why can’t nursing jobs look like other jobs?

American Nurse

When I compare my sister’s accounting job to my role as a nurse, it’s clear that a significant disparity exists in the social and professional benefits offered. As an accountant, she enjoys after-work parties, team-building events, traveling retreats, and flexible work hours. In contrast, nursing frequently feels like an endless cycle of shifts, with little room for camaraderie or relaxation outside of work.

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Five Takeaways from the Gallup Workforce Summit

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Last week, I attended the 2024 Gallup Workforce Summit in Omaha, Nebraska. I am always interested in tracking Gallup workforce trends because their research has a historical perspective of almost 50 years. Gallup insights are also interesting because they have client data from every industry, and their […] The post Five Takeaways from the Gallup Workforce Summit appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Nursing doesn't look so glamorous on TikTok, GenZ is noticing

Becker's Hospital Review

Not only does the nursing profession have a shortage, but according to Gen Z social media users, the career path also has an image problem, a June 4 report from ShiftKey, a digital healthcare platform for providers, found.

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Fertility Benefits for Every Age: A HR Roadmap from Gen Z to Baby Boomers

Speaker: Lauri Armstrong, SHRM-SCP - Sr. Director, People Operations at Carrot Fertility

Today’s workforce includes multiple generations of employees all looking for something different from their benefits package. While meeting these disparate needs can be challenging, a comprehensive fertility benefit can support everyone from junior staffers learning about their fertility health to senior leadership managing menopause and low testosterone symptoms.

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International Travel Nurse: 7 Best European Countries

The Gypsy Nurse

Leaving your country searching for better job opportunities is not uncommon these days. Regardless of their profession, many individuals seek employment in a foreign country. If they believe that the standard of living, quality of life, and salaries are superior to those of their homeland. The situation is no different for travel nurses. If you are a travel nurse looking for a job in a European country, look at the list below for the 7 best European countries for international travel nurses to w

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The Case for Soft Skills in Nursing Education

American Nurse

As the healthcare climate continues to change, the demand for nurses with strong clinical skills and an effective bedside manner grows. Unfortunately, some nursing programs place an insufficient emphasis on developing soft skills alongside clinical judgment, technical expertise, and other traditional core competencies. Not only does this leave new nurses unprepared for the complexity of the healthcare field, but it also negatively impacts our profession as a whole.

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Nurse sabbaticals pay off for Nationwide Children's

Becker's Hospital Review

Sabbaticals in nursing. It is a concept some hospital leaders might dismiss, given the complexities of staffing. But Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital is leaning in.

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7 Essential Skincare Tips While Traveling This Summer

The Gypsy Nurse

Have you ever heard that a skincare routine is at the top of any traveler’s to-do list? No, right! That’s because travelers hardly take care of their skin while on a trip. As a result, often, a trip results in tanning, sunburns, dull skin, breakouts, or flare-ups. However, traveling does not always mean frizzy hair, a dizzy face, tired eyeballs, and a limp body.

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Nursing Leadership: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Relias

Nursing leadership is one of the most important ways to motivate and inspire nurses to practice at the top of their licensure. The American Nurses Association describes a nurse leader as one who inspires and influences others to achieve their maximum potential using leadership skills and critical thinking. Nurses can lead by sharing and propelling ideas and innovation at any point throughout their careers and do not necessarily need to hold an official leadership title or role.

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Why Menopause Should Matter to Today’s Employers

Speaker: Julie B. Chavez - VP, Strategy & Alliances at Carrot

An estimated 1.1 billion women worldwide will have experienced menopause by 2025. Symptoms like hot flashes, fatigue, and anxiety can be incredibly disruptive — and last for years. But despite its massive impact, little is being done to support those going through menopause in the workplace. In a recent survey, 70% of respondents said they have considered changing their employment to better manage symptoms — perhaps because only 8% received significant support from their employer related to meno

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Upskill Your Leaders with The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership

Emerging RN Leader

We are pleased to partner with the New England ONL again to present the Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership this month. You don’t need to be an ONL member to register. We have one session for nurse managers and a second for emerging leaders. These highly interactive and highly rated sessions present the latest […] The post Upskill Your Leaders with The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Is Nursing a STEM Profession?

Daily Nurse

Certain occupations are steeped in science, technology, engineering, and/or math, and these professional pathways are generally referred to as STEM careers. Although we often refer to nursing as an art, nursing is deeply based on science and technology, and there is a movement to recognize nursing as a STEM profession officially. Would having nursing categorized as a STEM career benefit the most trusted profession in the United States and the largest segment of the healthcare workforce?

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Reduced RN staffing increases stay length, readmission and death risk: Study

Becker's Hospital Review

Supplementing gaps in nursing staff with lower-wage personnel like licensed practical nurses or aides can increase patient risks of readmission, death, longer stays and lower satisfaction, according to a study published June 10 in Medical Care.

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Clara Barton and the Missing Soldiers Office: Meeting a Desperate Need for Information

Amercan Journal of Nursing

“I was fascinated to learn the site was discovered in 1996, saved by a government worker who was preparing the site for demolition when he discovered historical documents in the attic!” Recognizing a need for information and meeting it. In the course of our tour following the footsteps of Clara Barton, my admiration for her courage, confidence, and strength in character—yes, fortitude is the word that comes to mind — continues to grow.

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Maximizing Your Benefits Strategy: Reframing the Way We View Fertility

Speaker: Lizzie Wright - Director of Customer Success at Carrot Fertility

Employee expectations around benefits and workplace support have evolved in step with the growing need for fertility and family-forming care. As HR professionals, it is our job to ensure employees have a comprehensive understanding of the benefits our organizations offer and how they can utilize them. Before educating employees, we first need to understand the rising healthcare costs and the financial burden of fertility care.

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Mental Health: Breaking the Stigma for Men

Diversity Nursing

Mental health is a crucial component of overall well-being, yet many men face challenges in acknowledging and addressing their mental health needs. Societal expectations and traditional notions of masculinity often deter men from seeking help, resulting in untreated mental health issues. It is crucial to actively advocate for breaking down the stigma surrounding men's mental health and encourage open, sincere dialogues.

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Meet Joe: A Passionate Recruiter Connecting Nurses with Their Perfect Roles

Core Medical Group

Joe is a Senior Recruiter in the Permanent Placement Division at CoreMedical Group, with over 2.5 years of experience. Known for being personable and easy to talk to, Joe enjoys fishing, watching sports, and spending time with his son. Joe is dedicated to connecting nurses with their perfect placement!

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The Future of Nursing Informatics: Trends and Predictions for the Next Decade

Daily Nurse

Nursing informatics combines nursing science, analytics, and information science to help manage and share vital healthcare data. Its main objective is to promptly provide clinicians with accurate patient data to enhance patient-centered care and results. Nursing informatics streamlines the documentation process. Paperwork is reduced with the use of electronic health records (EHRs), which help in the automation of data transmission that nurses, doctors, and patients can easily access.

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How much flexibility is too much in nurse staffing?

Becker's Hospital Review

"Discover how hospitals are implementing flexible options for nurses to improve retention, satisfaction, and well-being while maintaining patient safety.

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Leveling the Playing Field: How HR Can Equitably Improve Health Outcomes Through Fertility Benefits

Speaker: Julie B. Chavez - VP, Strategy & Alliances at Carrot

As HR and total rewards professionals, we are often seeking opportunities to foster a better sense of community and belonging amongst employees - ensuring that all employees have an equitable opportunity to receive fertility treatments is one of the many ways this can be achieved. Fertility benefits make it possible for employees to access treatments like IVF.

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‘Follow the Cannons!’: Clara Barton’s Pioneering Battlefield Nursing at Antietam

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Antietam battlefield, seen from the observation tower. Photo credit: Lewis Sandy. As it happens, this summer’s #1 best-selling book is Kristin Hannah’s The Women , which tells the story of Frankie, a young idealist nurse who volunteers to serve in Vietnam. This harrowing tale takes her fresh out of Army basic training to the Thirty Sixth Evac Hospital, where she and her fellow nurses triage the wounded, provide care for the dying, and stabilize soldiers for further treatment at other hospitals,

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Fixing the Grad Nurse Turnover Problem by Equipping Your Preceptors

Healthy Workforce Institute

You might already know that bullying and incivility are rising in healthcare. As healthcare leaders, it’s our job to equip ourselves with the knowledge, skills, and tools to combat these issues. One clear example of this challenge is the retention rates of our newly graduated nurses. If you have a nurse turnover problem, chances are you have a preceptor problem.

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The 7 Elements of an Effective Hospital Compliance Program | symplr

Symplr

In November 2023, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued updated General Compliance Program Guidance , marking a significant evolution in the standards governing healthcare compliance. It has been 16 years since they last touched guidance for an industry-specific entity and 26 years since OIG issued the original Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals.

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Transforming Staffing: How AI is Optimizing Clinical Workforces and Improving Flexibility

Daily Nurse

Within the intricate ecosystem of healthcare operations, a stabilized workforce is the linchpin, dictating the efficacy of care delivery and the well-being of patients and providers. However, the landscape of nurse staffing is rife with challenges, from fluctuating patient volumes to seasonal demand spikes, exacerbating the perpetual issue of maintaining optimal staffing levels.

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Elitism in Nursing: Breaking the Stigma to Enhance Teamwork

Diversity Nursing

Elitism in Nursing, a long-standing and pervasive issue, has been a source of significant problems across all areas of our profession. It often manifests as unspoken or assumed, leading to bullying, belittling, and an exclusive mentality. While experience is crucial for training and developing new Nurses, it can also breed a sense of superiority if not kept in check.

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10 Lessons from Clara Barton’s Life for Living and Making an Impact

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Oil painting of Clara Barton by Mathilde Leisenring, 1937. Clara Barton lived an amazing life with extraordinary accomplishments, as a group of us recently learned on a tour retracing her steps (this will be the final post in the series ). But it was an unlikely, even improbable, journey. She was painfully shy, suffered from anxiety and depression, and had to endure discrimination due to her gender, marital status, and age.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Blake Lynch, AKA Nurse Blake

Minority Nurse

Blake Lynch, aka Nurse Blake , loves caring for and helping patients and caring for and helping fellow nurses. As a popular nursing influencer, internationally touring comedian, healthcare advocate, and keynote speaker, Nurse Blake uses humor to bring nurses together. Working in trauma centers around the country, Nurse Blake started posting original comedy videos aimed at his profession to cope with the stress of his nursing job.

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CNOs share post-cyberattack lessons

Becker's Hospital Review

It was a Saturday in August 2023 when Pascagoula, Miss.-based Singing River Health System experienced an outage of its electronic health records and related IT systems. "You have to joke about these things as you move past it, but we called it 'Red Saturday,'" Susan Russell, MSN, RN, Singing River's chief nursing officer, told Becker's.

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Veronica Pellegrino Unveils Groundbreaking Invention Set to Transform Nursing Workflows

Daily Nurse

Veronica Pellegrino, a compassionate nurse at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center , was deeply affected by the struggle to open countless safety-sealed pill packs for her patients. Realizing the toll it took on nurses’ efficiency and well-being, she embarked on a mission to develop a solution to alleviate their burden. Through UCLA Biodesign’s support, triumphs in funding competitions like the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge, and collaboration with consultants to refine her business st

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What does the real patient experience scale look like?

NRC Health

You won’t want to miss an exceptional keynote to kick off our event, featuring Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A., a globally recognized chief medical officer, technologist, and bestselling author who helps leaders leverage a human approach to innovation, including rapid advances in AI, to achieve better health and business outcomes. The post What does the real patient experience scale look like?

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Understanding the California Consumer Privacy Act Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Understanding California Consumer Privacy Act Training will educate California residents and businesses on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and its scope. In today’s digital age, the protection of consumer privacy is more critical than ever. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) stands as a pivotal regulation is designed to safeguard the personal information of California residents.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: More Than a Slogan

Minority Nurse

Certain concepts frequently enter the popular consciousness and become a timely part of the current vocabulary. Diversity , equity, and inclusion (DEI) is one such concept, as are environmental awareness and the science of climate change. While the overall effect of these terms becoming more popular and part of the general consciousness is very positive, we also have to watch for these concepts being co-opted and used solely for public relations and sloganeering.

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The balance between tech and staff, per 1 nursing leader

Becker's Hospital Review

Like many healthcare leaders, Stacie Call, MSN, RN, is excited by the prospects of artificial intelligence. But she also is concerned about patient safety and evolving regulations involving the technology.

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