May, 2024

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What Your New Graduates Need From You

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN During the next three months, health systems nationwide will begin to transition new graduates into their practice settings. This year’s new graduates have had more direct clinical time than nurses who graduated in previous years. Still, their current skills will not be enough for hospitals’ high-acuity and […] The post What Your New Graduates Need From You appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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HIPAA Violations and Small Practices

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Small practices are at risk for HIPAA violations. Here are the 5 most common types and their consequences. Are you prepared? HIPAA, aka the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, requires providers and healthcare organizations to protect patient health information. The official definition of HIPAA is: “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient healt

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HAPPY NURSES MONTH- Let’s Celebrate You!

The Nursing Site

Today is May 6 and it’s Nurses Day 2024 in the US. HAPPY NURSES MONTH- Let’s Celebrate You! We wish all of you, and all nurses around the world a wonderful day! Celebrate Yourselves! Not all employers will even mention or note that it’s May and it’s Nurses Month, or it’s May 6 and it’s Nurses Day. Don’t let that define you! You are a NURSE and You Make a Difference in Someone’s Life Every Day!

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Breaking barriers: Nursing education in a wheelchair

American Nurse

The story of a nurse who overcame assumptions, bias, and challenges Takeaways: Media and healthcare organizations portray fully able-bodied individuals as the norm for performing the nursing role. Frequent interaction with the healthcare system might inspire someone with a physical disability to pursue a nursing career. Andrea Dalzell, MSN, RN, shares her story of applying for and attending nursing school.

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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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The Struggle of a Black Female Consultant in The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth)

Equality 4 Black Nurses

Unveiling Systemic Inequities The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is under scrutiny following allegations of harassment, systemic inequity and race discrimination by Miss Evelyn Mensah, a Black female consultant ophthalmologist. Miss Mensah, a trailblazer who made history as the first Black woman to serve as the RCOphth Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), has courageously shared her troubling experiences within the organisation, shedding light on significant issues of ac

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Why Finding a Nursing Community Is Important

Minority Nurse

Busy nurses don ’ t always seek out professional organizations or groups dedicated to nursing, and for valid reasons. They need more time or energy to devote to a group, the meetings are inconvenient, or they see it as an extension of work. However, joining a nursing community is one of the most powerful personal and career moves a nurse can make. “The importance of community is relevant to nurses at all levels of their careers,” says Gloria E.

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FTC Bans Noncompete Clause: What Does It Mean for Nurse Practitioners?

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Have you experienced restrictions or limitations because of a noncompete clause in your contract? If you had to contend with a noncompete clause in the past, you understand how limiting and frustrating it can be. But first, let’s define what it is. What Is a Noncompete Clause? Typically, a noncompete clause is part of an employment contract. It limits or prevents a worker from working for competitors for a set amount of time after leaving employment.

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2 virtual nurses, 4 big changes at a Yale New Haven hospital

Becker's Hospital Review

In six months, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital (Conn.) and a team of two virtual nurses have overseen 898 discharges, 466 admissions and reduced the average length of stay for patients in the medical/surgical unit by nearly half a day.

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Broken trust

American Nurse

Build a bridge to heal the healthcare workforce Takeaways: The crisis of trust that existed between frontline nurses and leadership before the pandemic continues to worsen with evidence of physical, emotional, and moral suffering./li> Trust is innately abstract, but the Reina Three Dimensions of Trust—Trust of Character, Communication, and Capability —can serve as a behavioral-based blueprint that makes trust tangible, practical, and actionable.

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Meet the CEO That Stayed Up All Night

Daily Nurse

Michael Charlton was recently named CEO of AtlantiCare , a healthcare organization operating across five counties in southern New Jersey and serving a region of 1 million residents. In conversation with Mr. Charlton, we learned more about AtlantiCare’s mission and his philosophy for being a transformational leader in the 21st-century healthcare space.

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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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Honoring Mary Eliza Mahoney, America’s First Licensed Black Nurse

Minority Nurse

This National Nurses Week, learn more about Mary Eliza Mahoney, America’s first professionally-trained Black nurse whose birthday lies on May 7, the second day of National Nurses Week. Mahoney’s journey to becoming a nurse in the 1800s was full of setbacks she couldn’t control, yet she persevered to create a decades-long career as a nurse known for compassion and bringing comfort to others.

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Controlling the Controllable in Leadership

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN I recently talked with a nurse leader who is very stressed about some upcoming organizational changes in her health system. She anticipates that the director she now reports to and feels much support from may no longer be in the position. She fears that things could change […] The post Controlling the Controllable in Leadership appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Privacy Alert – Real Life Stories

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Privacy Alert – Real Life Stories With the majority of personal data online, most people strongly feel the need to protect their privacy for security and safety reasons. You may even be hard-pressed to find anyone arguing that protecting personal data is unnecessary, even though privacy laws in many countries are far stricter than in the US. When we hear of another HIPAA incident, many think of a hospital data breach or a hacked healthcare network.

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The Relentless School Nurse: I’m a School Nurse, of course I…”

The Relentless School Nurse

Lynne Signore BSN, RN, NCSN, is a Maine high school nurse who created this clever TikTok “Of Course” video to share lighthearted stereotypes and common misperceptions of school nursing. The trend follows a simple formula: “I’m a , of course, I _.” Lynne’s final line, says it all! Happy Nurses Week 2024, friends! I’m a School Nurse from Lynne Signore on Vimeo.

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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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Viewpoint: A new hospital funding model could help nursing shortage

Becker's Hospital Review

There is ongoing dialogue about the nursing shortage in the U.S., but part of the conversation may be getting lost, says Olga Yakusheva, PhD, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor.

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Dedicated Nurses Lauren Rizzo and Maggie Hopkins: Beyond a Profession, a True Calling

Daily Nurse

Lauren Rizzo and Maggie Hopkins, two compassionate nurses at the renowned John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, under Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), view their role as more than just a job. To them, nursing is a calling, a profound opportunity to positively impact the lives of their most vulnerable patients who are courageously battling against illness.

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15 Amazing 2024 Nurse Week Freebies You Shouldn’t Miss

NurseBuff

When you buy something using the links on our posts, we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Learn more. Nurses deserve only the best. After all, they go through a lot. With all the things they do for their patients, they rarely have time to care for themselves. With that, it’s […] The post 15 Amazing 2024 Nurse Week Freebies You Shouldn’t Miss appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Showing Gratitude this Week

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nurses Appreciation Week is an important reminder to show gratitude to nursing staff for all they do. As leaders, we have two powerful leadership tools: gratitude and appreciation. What is so interesting about gratitude is that while you make others feel good, Harvard research has found that thanking […] The post Showing Gratitude this Week 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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Employer Branding and Recruitment

Hospital Recruiting | Nursing

Recruiting healthcare candidates in today’s market is more than just a shotgun blast of email marketing – it requires strategic use of social media, strong employer branding, and a streamlined application process. Candidates are looking for roles that offer professional growth, work-life balance, and alignment with their values. Social media provides healthcare employers with a powerful platform to enhance employer branding by showcasing their workplace culture, sharing employee testimonials, an

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How to Enforce Consistent Travel Compensation Policies Across Your Staffing Agency | symplr

Symplr

Travel nurses, therapists, and other contingent workers are the backbone of many healthcare facilities. But managing travel compensation for this vital workforce can be a complex task. Different locations, tax regulations, and client requirements all add to the challenge.

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The Lived Experience of a Black Nurse:Layla's Harrowing Tale of Disproportionate Actions, Discrimination and Injustice

Equality 4 Black Nurses

In the healthcare profession, the dedication and resilience of Nurses are paramount. Yet, the lived experiences of Black Nurses often reveal a starkly different reality, marred by discrimination and inequity. This is blog post is based on the true story of Layla, a Black Nurse who faced harsh and disproportionate treatment whilst working in a British publicly funded NHS Trust.

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The State of the Nursing Workforce in 2024

Daily Nurse

The nursing profession is a multifaceted group that works in a variety of clinical and non-clinical roles. As the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, the state of the nursing profession has a significant impact on the state of healthcare as a whole. Assessing where nurses find themselves provides insight into what’s going well and what could improve in the world of working health professionals.

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Wellbeing 101: How CNOs Can Provide Support and Build Resiliency

Health Leaders | Nursing

Nurse wellbeing is critical to positive patient outcomes and the overall success of a health system. Being a nurse is difficult. The job entails long hours, substantial workloads, and the heavy emotional burden of guiding patients through some of the toughest moments of their lives. Nurse wellbeing is essential to the success of a health system, and it is the CNO's job to make sure they are providing programs and support to help keep their staff safe and well.

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Leading in a Teaming Environment

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Changes in the nursing workforce have brought changes in the nurse manager role. Nurse managers now feel like NCAA basketball coaches with an ever-changing roster of nurses who stay only for short periods. Gone are the days when managers could depend on a solid core team who […] The post Leading in a Teaming Environment appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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11 hospital executives' thank-you notes to nurses

Becker's Hospital Review

In honor of National Nurses Month and National Nurses Week (May 6-12), hospitals and health systems are recognizing the difference nurses make in their organizations.

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How can nurses partner with environmental engineers to scale-up caring in the Anthropocene? Through Nursing Is STEM, as V-shaped professionals, or more?

American Nurse

With more people living longer and to a higher standard, the resources of planet Earth are being stretched thin. Environmental engineers refer to this condition as “exceeding planetary boundaries.” Nine different boundaries contribute to our understanding of the health of the planet. On one hand, these boundaries include highly politicized concerns such as climate change.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Elaina Hall

Minority Nurse

Elaina Hall, DNP(c), MSN, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, is the chief quality officer of SnapCare , formerly SnapNurse, and an experienced healthcare executive in the areas of healthcare system operations, performance improvement, nursing practice, and leadership consulting. Hall’s passion is consistently delivering the ‘best and brightest’ for SnapCare clients.

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When Will We Give Space to Silent Voices?

Nursology

Contributor: Crystal Garvey VNTW 2024 was a well-organized, thought-out conference. It is an event where nursing theorists and philosophers are given space to present and demonstrate scholarship through a unique epistemological lens. I appreciated how the event coordinators were intentional about creating space for researchers to present on topic areas that are not considered mainstream … Continue reading When Will We Give Space to Silent Voices?

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How Will the AACN's New Staffing Standards Impact CNOs?

Health Leaders | Nursing

These new AACN guidelines have the potential to impact how CNOs handle staffing in their health systems. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses ( AACN ) hast published the AACN Standards for Appropriate Staffing in Adult Critical Care , in an effort to help health systems tackle nurse staffing. The standards The seven key standards are designed to help leaders "incorporate appropriate staffing into everyday operations and patient care," according to a press release.

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Why Leaders Need to Bend

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN During a recent live workshop, a nurse manager posed the following question: I understand what you are saying about a new world of work and agree that our Generation Z nurses view their work and the organizations they work for differently. What troubles me is why I, […] The post Why Leaders Need to Bend appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Nurses to ACEP: Pause ED accreditation program

Becker's Hospital Review

Emergency department nurses are urging the American College of Emergency Physicians to delay the rollout of its ED accreditation program, arguing that the current framework primarily focuses on physician-driven quality standards and could potentially limit the role of nurses.

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How to strengthen your writing with inclusive, bias-free language

American Nurse

Many factors go into an effective article, from an enticing introduction to compelling visuals and a powerful conclusion. But one factor sometimes overlooked is the use of inclusive, nonbiased language. Words matter. The right words can draw a reader into an article, giving them the opportunity to appreciate the points you’re making. But even one wrong word can offend a reader, causing them to stop reading, letting your points go unappreciated.

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Burn Care for Underserved Communities: A Certified Burn Nurse’s Perspective

Minority Nurse

Along with their trauma and flight nursing colleagues, burn nurses are now privileged to demonstrate their expertise in burn care with the new Certified Burn Registered Nurse (CBRN) exam from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). Introduced in the fall of 2023, CBRN certification spans the entire burn care continuum including prehospital care and initial management, acute and critical care, post-acute rehabilitation, outpatient and community care, and aftercare and reintegrati

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