February, 2024

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What Nursing Workforce Models Tell Us and What They Don’t

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nurse leaders have voiced frustration over the past decade about nursing workforce models. Workforce researchers may reassuringly predict that the supply of nurses will meet the demand. When CEOs study the data, they have challenges understanding why it may not reflect their local workforce supply. Nurse leaders […] The post What Nursing Workforce Models Tell Us and What They Don’t appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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The 3 Common Mistakes NPs Make Starting Their Practice

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Maybe you are thinking about starting a practice or are in the process of starting one. Either way, there are countless things to do and consider before you can open your doors. And naturally, you want to do it in the shortest time possible without making mistakes. But unfortunately, it’s tough to avoid making mistakes when starting a practice. Mistakes can happen at any point and across all aspects of building the business.

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AJPH Highlights Health Worker Mental Health

NIOSH Science Blog

The American Journal of Public Health recently published a special supplement with 15 articles focusing on health worker mental health. This special issue of the journal was sponsored and edited by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and stems from the health worker mental health initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NIOSH.

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Is healthcare paying enough attention to nurse leaders?

Becker's Hospital Review

Over the past few years, much of the discourse on supporting the well-being of healthcare workers has focused on nurses and front-line teams — and rightfully so, as many nurses continue to report burnout stemming from their work environment. But to ensure efforts meant to support bedside nurses live up to their full potential, hospitals and health systems should be placing an equal focus on nurse managers, leaders say.

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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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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Kimberly Cook

Minority Nurse

Kimberly Cook, RN, BSN, is a highly accomplished nurse leader with a 30-year career in the healthcare industry. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a nursing degree and became a nurse in the Army early in her career. During wartime, Cook showed her dedication and commitment to patient care, which instilled in her a profound sense of duty, resilience, and an unwavering ability to thrive under pressure.

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Nurse Leader Coach Workshop March 28, 2024

Emerging RN Leader

Hi, Emerging RN Leader Blog Readers I am pleased to announce that I am partnering with the New England ONL to offer our extremely popular Nurse Leader Coach Workshop on March 28th. You don’t have to be a member of ONL to enroll. You can register by clicking on this LINK. The post Nurse Leader Coach Workshop March 28, 2024 appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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A Haven of Rest: The Nurse’s Guide to Building a Soothing and Comfortable Home Sanctuary 

Daily Nurse

Natural materials, indoor plants, and essential oils are simple yet effective ways to turn your home into a soothing and comfortable sanctuary. Even the simple addition of houseplants has been found to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall state of mind. Unfortunately, chronic occupational stress and burnout occur daily among nurses due to long shifts, high workload, and low staffing levels, with difficulty relaxing and disconnecting from work being a key symptom, a study in

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How Does AI Impact Nursing?

Health Leaders | Nursing

AI can be a huge disruptor, but it has a lot of potential. AI is currently being implemented in many aspects of nursing, including documentation, admission and discharge processes, measuring and monitoring vitals, and data collection and analysis. However, the success of AI varies, and depends largely on proper implementation. According to Betty Jo Rocchio, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Mercy, a lot of thoughtful planning goes into ensuring that AI won’t become a disruptor t

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California nurses use billboard to voice opposition to hospital sale

Becker's Hospital Review

Nurses at Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Regional Medical Center launched a billboard campaign against the sale of the hospital to Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, according to a Feb. 26 National Nurses United news release.

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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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Practical Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice

Minority Nurse

Basing your nursing practice on the latest evidence and research remains critical to providing optimal patient care. Practicing nursing based on tradition, “ how we ’ ve always done it,” or outdated research can lead to poor patient outcomes, inappropriate care, or serious errors. No doubt you studied evidence-based practice (EBP) in school, read it in journals or attended in-service sessions about using evidence in practice.

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Health Care Workers Push for Their Own Confidential Mental Health Treatment

American Nurse

States are redefining when medical professionals can get mental health treatment without risking notifying the boards that regulate their licenses. Too often, health care workers wait to seek counseling or addiction treatment, causing their work and patient care to suffer, said Jean Branscum, CEO of the Montana Medical Association, an industry group representing doctors.

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When Performance Evaluations Get Tricky

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nurse leaders, especially those new in their role, are sometimes faced with giving staff a different performance review than they anticipated. These situations can bet very tricky. What follows is a typical case that managers present to me: A Case Scenario Sarah is a new leader in […] The post When Performance Evaluations Get Tricky appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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National Burn Awareness Week and Specialized Work of Burn Nurses

Daily Nurse

February 4th to 10th is National Burn Awareness Week , and Daily Nurse is recognizing the specialized work of burn nurses. Burn nurses are known for their exceptional skills, commitment, and unwavering dedication to patient care. They work tirelessly to treat individuals who have been affected by burn injuries and to advocate for burn injury prevention within their communities.

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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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Best Practices for Healthcare Organizations to Ensure OSHA Compliance

American Medical Compliance

Ensuring the safety and well-being of both patients and staff is paramount. With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) setting standards to protect workers from occupational hazards, healthcare organizations face unique challenges in maintaining compliance due to the complexity of their operations and the diverse array of risks inherent in patient care.

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Violence affects nursing recruitment, retention, NNU report finds

Becker's Hospital Review

Violence against nurses in the workplace is rising, and healthcare employers are failing to address it. The combination of the two is hurting recruitment and retention, according to a report published Feb. 5 from National Nurses United.

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Perianesthesia Nurses Celebrate Dynamic Career Choice

Minority Nurse

Patients are often aware of all the nurses who care for them during a medical procedure, and particularly the perianesthesia nurses who are fierce patient advocates during a time when patients are under and emerging from sedation. As PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (this year from February 5-11) celebrates all the work nurses do in this specialty and helps raise awareness of perianesthesia nursing as a career path.

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The Transformational Role of Charge Nurses in the Post-Pandemic Era

American Nurse

In the post-pandemic era of healthcare, many hospitals stand at a crossroads. Nursing units—the heart of patient care—are experiencing an existential crisis, and many hospitals grapple with pressing issues. Research indicates that patient fall rates are higher than acceptable, patient satisfaction scores are below targets, and staff turnover rates continue to rise.

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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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When Nurses Are Disrespectful to Leaders

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Being a frontline leader today is challenging under the best circumstances, but imagine what it is like when nurses are disrespectful and critical of those who lead them. Nurse managers now tell me that while this behavior might have been confined to nonprofessional staff in the past, […] The post When Nurses Are Disrespectful to Leaders appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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A Day in the Life: Psychiatric Nurse

Daily Nurse

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with psychiatric patients? Surely, it’s not like many movies and television shows have portrayed. Not even close. To get more information about becoming a psychiatric nurse , we interviewed Jessica Martinez, RN, a Behavioral Health Registered Nurse working on CareRev’s platform at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey.

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Navigating the Challenges of Night Shift Nursing

Scrubs

Nursing is challenging, demanding, and rewarding, but working the night shift as a nurse presents a unique set of challenges that many nurses struggle to overcome. Navigating these obstacles requires a strategic approach to maintain physical and mental well-being. Working nocturnal hours sees you constantly juggle energy levels amid the silence of the hospital corridors, struggle with disrupted sleep patterns , and face difficulties in maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

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Hospitals work to end stigma on med-surg nursing

Becker's Hospital Review

While hospitals and health systems have seen improvements in nurse turnover and recruitment since the height of the pandemic, many continue to have a particularly hard time staffing medical-surgical units.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Suzette Porter

Minority Nurse

Suzette Porter, MBA, BSN, RN, is an elder care nurse manager and adjunct faculty member who has been with Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) for over 25 years. Porter says she got into healthcare because her great-grandmother raised her and was the Florence Nightingale in their small town in Jamaica. She would take Porter to help the sick, elderly, and needy in their hometown.

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Patient Experience

American Nurse

To celebrate National Nurse’s Month, American Nurse Journal plans to produce a short video featuring positive stories about nurses. Do you have a story you’d like to share about a nurse during a hospitalization, office visit, or during the care of a loved one? Did the nurse solve a problem, deliver exceptional patient education, or provide care in a way that supported you emotionally or enhanced your healing (or that of a loved one)?

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Talking to your Healthcare Team

Nurses Advocates

I cannot stress enough the importance of talking to the healthcare team. Doing this can be intimidating as you know you are not at the same level as the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare team members. When I was a patient being treated for a Brain Tumor in 2014, I felt intimidated when the doctors made rounds, and everyone circled my bed and talked about me, and I had been a nurse for over 40 years!

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Will the Real Nurse Please Stand Up? 

Daily Nurse

Have you ever heard a nurse pass judgment on a colleague and say that another nurse isn’t a “real nurse”? Have you noticed some nurses looking down on those who choose to be school nurses or work in home health, dialysis, assisted living, medical offices, or ambulatory surgery? Judgmental attitudes by one group of nurses against another don’t do anyone any favors, but such thinking is all too common.

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My First Teachers in Nursing School Weren’t Nurses

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

My first teachers in nursing school weren’t nurses. They were veterans of the racist War on Drugs. They were survivors, though not all are living now. My heart is shattered into a million pieces, but the pieces are like mirrors reflecting all the light you brought into my world. I wrote this message anonymously in… The post My First Teachers in Nursing School Weren’t Nurses appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Why Arizona could soon have the nation's worst nursing shortage

Becker's Hospital Review

Arizona could have the worst nursing shortage crisis in the nation by 2025 with nearly 28,100 vacancies in roles needed to maintain normal levels of care, according to data from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.

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Health Disparities and Black Communities

Minority Nurse

Health disparities have historically impacted multiple populations throughout the U.S. When it comes to health and access to healthcare, consider the plight of Native Americans, undocumented immigrants, people experiencing homelessness and the chronically mentally ill, and rural communities in places like Appalachia, and we see a picture of what’s broken.

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Early Release: Nurses and firearm safety

American Nurse

Firearm deaths and injuries—whether accidental, deliberate, or in the midst of a mental health crisis—continue to rise. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overall firearm mortality has increased by 35%, and firearm injury is now the number one killer of children between the ages of 1 and 19 years.

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Claire M. Fagin PhD, FAAN, RN (1926-2024)

Nursology

Guardians of the DisciplineIn Memoriam Claire M. Fagin, notable nurse leader for decades in the U.S. and worldwide, died January 16, 2024, at the age of 97. Dr. Fagin is survived by her son, Charles. Her husband, Samuel Fagin, mathematician and electrical engineer, died in 2019 and son, Joshua, died in 2020. A guardian is … Continue reading Claire M.

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