June, 2024

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Five Leadership Mistakes You May Be Making

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN All of us make mistakes – myself included. As I often tell new leaders, while reflecting on things you don’t want to repeat is good, don’t ruminate about them. Below are five common leadership mistakes to avoid to improve your leadership: 1. Listening to respond rather than […] The post Five Leadership Mistakes You May Be Making appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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An Interview with Sharon Burch

Nurse Practitioners in Business

When thinking about business, the vast majority of nurses and nurse practitioners start with the idea of doing something that utilizes the professional skills they have developed. That makes sense, you spend years getting your education and developing your skills and talents, why not use them? And use them you can…though perhaps in different ways.

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Why Didn’t You Pass the NCLEX?

The Nursing Site

Consider these tips to figure out why and help you pass next time Why didn’t you pass the NCLEX? You’ve worked hard and passed all of your nursing classes, with descent and even glowing grades and then comes the board exam for licensing (NCLEX) and BAM you fail! Now what do you do? All your dreams and plans are on hold. You must tell your employer, friends and family and you don’t even know what happened.

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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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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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To Address the Nursing Faculty Shortage, Start with the Pay Gap

Amercan Journal of Nursing

The salary gap between clinical and faculty roles. Photo by AXP Photography on Unsplash There is a national shortage of nursing faculty to educate the future nurse workforce. The biggest barrier to recruiting and retaining nursing faculty is the salary gap between the faculty and clinical nursing roles. Nurses routinely take pay cuts of as much as $40,000 when leaving clinical practice to teach full-time.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Temitope (Temi) Oseromi

Minority Nurse

Temitope (Temi) Oseromi, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, has been serving as the nurse manager of Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) HealthCare’s Intensive Care Units—the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) since 2022. Oseromi is responsible for managing two units and was given the additional task of rebuilding the MICU.

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Adventures in lifelong learning

American Nurse

Terry Pope takes nursing continuing education to new heights Terry Pope After a stint as an ICU charge nurse, Terry Pope, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, knew that leadership was her calling. From that point, she took on various leadership roles, from nurse manager to vice president to chief nursing officer. She loved coaching nurses—helping them grow, learn, and gain new skills—which led her to do something she had never considered: She started her own business in nursing continuing education.

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Fighting for Nursing as a STEM Field 

Daily Nurse

Is nursing a science-based profession? To you, the answer to that question may seem stunningly obvious. Given the importance of nursing in such concepts as evidence-based care and critical thinking, to regard nursing as anything but a science seems misinformed at best. And yet, nursing is blocked from accessing over $1 billion in funding because some parts of the federal government fail to designate nursing as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field.

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UCSF shifts to doctorate midwifery program amid criticism

Becker's Hospital Review

The University of California San Francisco is ending its master's program for nurse midwives and moving to a doctorate program — and critics say it could make it harder for new midwives to enter the field, the San Francisco Chronicle reported June 23.

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Calling all Readers: I Need Your Suggestions For the 2024 Summer Reading List

Nurses Advocates

It’s that time of year when I ask YOU, readers of Nurse Advocate, to share your suggestions for my Summer Reading List. Your recommendations are crucial in making this list diverse and engaging. If you’ve found a few good books (s) this year that caught your attention, please share the title, author, and what you liked about it, and I’ll be sure to include them in my summer reading list.

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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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Shawana S. Moore Reflects on Serving as the First African-American President of National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Minority Nurse

For the last two years, Shawana S. Moore, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, PNAP, FAAN, who works as the Interim MSN and DNP Program Director at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, has served as the first African American President of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH). Minority Nurse asked Moore to reflect upon what she’s accomplished, what she’s proud of, and what still needs to be done.

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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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Caring for adults with autism spectrum disorder

American Nurse

Evidence-based strategies improve patient and family experiences. Takeaways: Over 5.4 million U.S. adults have received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Many clinical nurses don’t have the knowledge needed to customize patient-centered care to meet the individual needs of adults with ASD. Many organizations lack the resources to support clinical nurses in identifying adults with ASD and implementing appropriate care.

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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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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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Texas looks to retain rural nurses with $15K stipends

Becker's Hospital Review

Texas hospitals are bracing for a projected shortage of around 12,572 nurses by 2032. With an aim to close some of the anticipated gap, the state opened applications June 3 for its inaugural rural nurse retention initiative, which would fund $15,000 stipends for qualified nurses.

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Contributed Content: Empowering the Future - Transforming Nursing Education to Meet the Growing Demand for In-Home Care

Health Leaders | Nursing

Healthcare accessibility is critical for seniors, and nurses need to be properly equipped for that, says this nurse leader. Editor's note: Kathy Driscoll, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CCM, is the senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Humana. The rapidly changing landscape of health care, underscored by the resultant needs of an aging population, has magnified the demand for in-home care.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Dr. Robin Geiger

Minority Nurse

Robin Geiger, DNP, MSN, APRN, NP-C, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, is an accomplished, results-driven, board-certified nurse executive with over 20 years of hands-on clinical leadership experience. Dr. Geiger ’ s professional focus is on health equity and clinician advocacy. Through the ACT (Advocacy, Career, Tools) program for all clinicians within the Ingenovis Health brands, Dr.

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a New Leader

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A new leader recently asked me whether the feeling of imposter syndrome and a fear of “people will find out that I don’t know what I am doing” is typical with new leaders. I reassured her that this is quite common and not even restricted to those […] The post Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a New Leader appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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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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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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A Day in the Life: Magnet Program Manager

Daily Nurse

Magnet recognition is the highest honor for nursing excellence. It reflects exemplary professional nursing practice, interprofessional teamwork, and preeminent patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program ® credits this honor with distinguishing organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

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Arizona training program shapes confident, collaborative nurses, director says

Becker's Hospital Review

Enrollment has opened for nurses who want to be part of the second cohort to train in Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association's transition to practice program, the organization announced June 25.

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What are the Benefits of Lowering Span of Control?

Health Leaders | Nursing

A new report shows that lowering nurse manager span of control improves clinical and financial outcomes. Amid high burnout and turnover rates, nurse leaders should take a closer look at a key piece of the workforce puzzle: nurse managers. Nurse managers need time and support from leadership to complete their tasks. According to a report published by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership ( AONL ) and Laudio , this could be accomplished by lowering span of control.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Cara Lunsford

Minority Nurse

Cara Lunsford is the VP of Community at Nurse.com , fostering a community where nurses can find peer support, allies, professional opportunities, resources, and education. She ’ s also the host of Nurse.com ’ s NurseDot Podcast and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, highlighting a variety of voices within the nursing industry while also speaking to her personal experiences as an RN and founder of HOLLIBLU, a social networking app exclusively for nurses (acquired by Nurse.com in 2022).

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Time and Attendance – The Perennial Performance Problem

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Call-ins have always posed a challenge in nursing, but what’s truly alarming is the rapid surge in sick leave, FMLA and PTO usage, often catching nurse managers off guard. Much of the nursing workforce continues to report feelings of exhaustion and burnout. Nurse well-being is a high […] The post Time and Attendance – The Perennial Performance Problem appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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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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Sister’s Cancer Diagnosis Inspires Taylor Fry to Pursue Career as an Oncology Nurse

Daily Nurse

Taylor Fry, RN, BSN, was a sophomore in high school when her younger sister, Grace, battled acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Fry supported her sister through every treatment, and watching Grace beat cancer inspired her to become an oncology nurse. After completing high school, Fry pursued a nursing degree and now works as a registered nurse in the Inpatient Hematology/Oncology unit at Children’s Nebraska – with the same team at the hospital that saved her sister’s life.

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171K+ clicks saved: Inside Johns Hopkins' nurse documentation revamp

Becker's Hospital Review

Across healthcare, efforts to advance documentation are often focused on enhancing physicians' workflow. But at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital, leaders are equally focused on improving documentation in nursing.

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Checklist for Managing Your Wellbeing While Working in Mental Health Care

Scrubs

Do you work in mental health care or a related field? Perhaps you’ve recently completed an online Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or another mental health qualification. You might be working as a psychiatric nurse, peer support worker, or social worker specializing in mental health. Whatever your role, it’s an important one.

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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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Teaching Nurses to Think in the Gray Zone

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC How do we teach nurses not to be such black-white thinkers? This is an interesting question that leaders have posed in several recent leadership development sessions. One manager gave an example: Last week, one of my young nurses was assigned to six patients. Working with her was […] The post Teaching Nurses to Think in the Gray Zone appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Aortic dissection

American Nurse

Nursing knowledge prompts timely intervention. Takeaways: An aortic dissection is caused by a tear in the intimal wall of the aorta forcing blood to flow between layers of the aorta to create a false lumen. Type A aortic dissections occur in the ascending aorta. Type B dissections occur distal to the subclavian artery and involve the descending aorta.

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Exploring the Role of the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Daily Nurse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the number of Americans 65 and older grew five times faster than the total population between 1920 and 2020, reaching a 2020 peak of 55.8 million (or 16.8% of the population). If 1 in 20 people were 65 or older in 1920 and 1 in 6 are now of an advanced age, our healthcare system’s ability to address those individuals’ needs is crucial.

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Threat of nurse visa freeze warrants Congressional action, healthcare recruiters say

Becker's Hospital Review

The American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment is urging Congress to pass the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act amid concerns of a potential nurse visa freeze.

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