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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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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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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site was discovered in 1996, saved by a government worker who was preparing the site for demolition when he discovered historical documents in the attic!”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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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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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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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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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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Use of Theory to Love Thy Neighbor

Nursology

Contributor – Paul Plohr, BSN, RN While I was going through nursing school, addressing health disparities that afflicted rural populations were always a topic of conversation. After the discussion of rural health was over, it never crossed my mind again until I worked in Wyoming.

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WellSpan to open nursing school via new partnership

Becker's Hospital Review

"Discover the new nursing school in South Central Pennsylvania, a partnership between WellSpan Health and Jersey College.

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In Baltimore, nurses go door-to-door to bring primary care to the whole neighborhood

Health Leaders | Nursing

Neighborhood Nursing’s teams of nurses and community health workers have started making weekly visits like these to the lobbies of three apartment buildings in Johnston Square, a predominantly Black neighborhood disadvantaged by decades of discriminatory housing policies.

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Breaking News: CMSA Releases Two Important Papers for All Case Management Professionals

Nurses Advocates

Last week, the Case Management Society of America held its annual conference. Two papers were released that all case managers can use and share with physicians, health systems, payers, and case managers from every sector. The paper is titled Promoting Successful Outcomes in Primary Care. Here is the link to access the paper. [link] This paper highlights the critical role of case management and professional case managers (PCMs) in augmenting care coordination and patient outcomes across primary c

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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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HL Shorts: Supporting Nurse Managers

Health Leaders | Nursing

Nurse managers are a critical piece of the workforce puzzle, and they are spread too thin. On this episode of HL Shorts, we hear from Rudy Jackson, senior vice president and CNE at UW Health, about what needs to change in health systems to give more support to nurse managers. Tune in to hear his insights.

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OLYMPIC SIZED LEADERSHIP LESSONS

Joy Parchment

If you were like me, you watched some of the Summer 2020 Olympic events held in Tokyo.

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Is nursing a STEM profession?

Health Leaders | Nursing

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.