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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Careers in Virtual Nursing: What You Need to Know

Post University

The field of nursing is far from stagnant, and the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted just how quickly things can change. Although COVID-related lockdowns may be a thing of the past, many of the healthcare practices implemented during the pandemic remain in place. Virtual nursing and telehealth are prime examples of this, with about 25 percent of patients in the United States reporting the use of telehealth within the past year.

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Can I Refuse An Unsafe Patient Assignment?

Empowered Nurses

There seems to be an old wife’s tale in nursing that if you do not accept a report of a difficult assignment then, you are free to leave. I don’t understand why nurses think that this is OK, because if you do leave, who is going to take care of the patients assigned to you? How are they going to be able to get another nurse in to fulfill your patient assignment and if you are concerned about the difficult assignment that you received and want to leave, then what are you doing to the other

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Paralyzed Nurse Deanne Niedziela Retires from Hospital That Cared for Her

Daily Nurse

After dedicating 31 years to serving others at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California , nurse Deanne Niedziela’s life took an unexpected turn a year ago. Previously overseeing spinal care at the hospital, Niedziela found herself becoming a patient after a tragic accident in Costa Rica left her paralyzed from a crushed spinal cord.

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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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Advancing the Primary Health Care Mandate for Nursing: Recommended Reading from AJN’s July Issue

Amercan Journal of Nursing

The July issue of AJN is now live. To what degree are nurses familiar with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their relevance to nursing practice? Read this month’s Original Research article, “Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding the Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Study,” to find out. (A mural depicting Goal 6, clean water and sanitation, is featured on the cover.

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How to Combat Key Stressors in Nursing | symplr

Symplr

As someone who has dedicated her career to the nursing profession, I can affirm that the well-being of our healthcare staff directly impacts the quality of care we provide to our patients. Over the years, I've had the privilege of working alongside some of the most dedicated and compassionate individuals in the healthcare industry. But let's face it, the past few years have been tough.

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University of Newcastle professor appointed National Rural Health Commissioner

Nursing Review

Minister for Health and Aged Care Mark Butler has announced University of Newcastle's Professor Jennifer May is to take over as National Rural Health Commissioner. The University of Newcastle graduate has dedicated her career to rural health care, working as a GP in rural, regional and remote WA, NT and NSW for 35 years. In 2016 Professor May was honoured with the Order of Australia for her contribution to community health.

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'Who will teach them?': 7 experts on bolstering the nurse educator pipeline

Becker's Hospital Review

The challenges and solutions to the shortage of nurse educators, including the need for competitive pay and flexible teaching models.

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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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The Power of Age Diversity in Healthcare

Diversity Nursing

In the ever-evolving world of healthcare, embracing diversity in all its forms is essential for providing exceptional patient care and cultivating a lively workplace. Age diversity, in particular, plays a major role in promoting professional growth and personal fulfillment. A healthcare team that encompasses individuals of various ages not only leads to more innovative solutions and improved outcomes but also fosters a supportive environment for learning and development.

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Learn the ABCs of Nursing

Post University

For young children, the ABCs are the building blocks of their education—forming the foundation for everything they are going to learn in the years to come. The same goes for nurses; the ABCs of nursing provide nurses with a systematic way to address their patients’ most pressing needs. Understanding the ABCs of Nursing Care The ABCs of nursing are known as an assessment method nurses can use to diagnose and treat patients with critical injuries or severe illness.

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Nurses’ Choice: The 8 Best Nursing Schools in San Antonio

NurseBuff

When you’re trying to pursue a career in nursing, it’s important to have a solid foundation. This makes choosing the right school a critical factor to your success. There are a lot of nursing schools in San Antonio but each of them offers different options when it comes to completing programs. And since they have […] The post Nurses’ Choice: The 8 Best Nursing Schools in San Antonio appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Bringing It Out There

Nursology

Contributor: Maya Zumstein-Shaha The Expert Panel Nursing Theory-Guided Practice of the American Academy of Nursing regularly organizes webinars on nursing theories. The developers of these theories present their work. Subsequently, there is time for discussion with the attending audience. In February 2024, I was able to present my theory called The Omnipresence of Cancer.

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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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Meet Our QA Team: Behind the Scenes of Healthcare Staffing (Part 1)

Core Medical Group

At CoreMedical Group , our QA team is the backbone of your job placement journey. From finding travel nursing and therapy opportunities to getting you started in new locations, our QA experts, alongside your recruiter, ensure everything is top-notch. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth assignment , we’ve got your back with personalized service, helping with applications, licensing, housing, and even some local tips for your new destination.

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Nonprofit hires nurses, reduces ED visits for vulnerable populations

Becker's Hospital Review

A New York supportive housing nonprofit organization cut emergency room visits of its residents in half and increased primary care use to 93%, Gothamist reported June 24.

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Nurses’ Choice: The 8 Best Nursing Schools in Columbus, Ohio

NurseBuff

If you want to be successful in your chosen career, you need to identify the right nursing school that can set your career on the right track. The best nursing school for you should be able to teach you everything about your roles, responsibilities, and limitations as a nurse. It should also be able to […] The post Nurses’ Choice: The 8 Best Nursing Schools in Columbus, Ohio appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Exclusive: Departing chief spells out ongoing NMC challenges

Nursing Times

Read an interview with outgoing NMC chief executive, Andrea Sutcliffe, about her departure and the priorities for her successor.

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Why Shift Staffing Automation is Crucial for Healthcare Staffing Agencies | symplr

Symplr

Imagine a world where healthcare staffing is as seamless and on-demand as hailing a ride to any destination of your choice via mobile apps like Uber and Lyft. That's the future we're building. As the current VP of Contingent Talent Management at symplr, I started my career in healthcare staffing in 1992. Back then, filling a shift required reaching out to a list of temporary employees, each of whom you had developed personal relationships with, to schedule their available time.

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Houston Methodist is Playing the Long Game With Virtual Nursing

Health Leaders | Nursing

The health system, participating in the HealthLeaders Virtual Nursing Mastermind program, sees the innovative program as just one part of a lasting ‘connected care’ digital health transformation strategy. At Houston Methodist , virtual care is ingrained into care delivery, and virtual nursing is part of the connected care process, rather than some shiny new thing.

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Leaders will reveal healthcare experience innovations at HUB24

NRC Health

Jason Hahn, Chief Revenue Officer; Jennifer Baron, Chief Experience Officer; and Vinitha Ramnathan, Chief Product Officer—will discuss accelerating innovation to meet the growing demand for insights and solutions in the healthcare sector—and specifically what that means for Human Understanding now and in the future. The post Leaders will reveal healthcare experience innovations at HUB24 appeared first on NRC Health.

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Understanding and Managing Depression in Older Adults at Assisted Living Facilities Training

American Medical Compliance

The Understanding and Managing Depression in Older Adults at Assisted Living Facilities Training aims to educate healthcare providers (HCP) on the specific manifestations of depression in older adults. Furthermore, understanding the generalities of depression in elderly patients within assisted living facilities is crucial to provide a healthy state of well-being.

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5 Reasons Why Using Travel Nurses is Still a Huge Win for Healthcare Facilities

The Gypsy Nurse

Medely provided this article. Travel nurses have seen the rise and fall of demand in hospitals and healthcare facilities post-pandemic and beyond, leading many to think about changing career paths. In this blog, we’ll discuss the reasons why hospitals and healthcare facilities still love utilizing travel nurses alongside their full-time staff and why travel nurses should stay the course.

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What's the Word on Workplace Violence? Part One

Health Leaders | Nursing

Workplace violence incidents in healthcare are seemingly on the rise. Let's take a look at why, according to these nurse leaders. Nurses across the country are experiencing record levels of workplace violence. According to a National Nurses United report , in 2023, eight in 10 nurses experienced at least one type of workplace violence within the past year.

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If You Think You Can…You Can!

Empowered Nurses

Have you ever bought a new car and suddenly you become aware that the same type of vehicle seems to be everywhere on the road? You don’t recall noticing them before but now you see the same car everywhere. The cars did not magically appear, they were there all along you just didn’t notice. This is called the Tetris Effect. It’s not that the company produced more cars, and more people bought them, but just that you probably didn’t recognize that the number of these specific auto

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Deep Sedation Compliance Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Deep Sedation Compliance Training is designed to educate healthcare providers (HCP) on the principles of deep sedation in medical procedures; furthermore, education and training on sedation prepares medical providers to properly care for patients while also guaranteeing their health and safety. This course offers valuable insight and aims to achieve optimal education regarding the procedure.

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Nurse Well-Being and the Nursing Shortage — Are They Connected?

Relias

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the number of nurses employed in the U.S. is now approaching five million. So many nurses would probably not choose to enter the profession if they knew it might negatively affect their well-being. Yet from our recent nurse survey, we know that many nurses are leaving their jobs — or considering it — because they feel their well-being is suffering.

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Nurse regulator appoints CPS director as interim chief executive

Nursing Times

Read about the appointment of Dawn Brodrick as interim chief executive and registrar of the NMC, replacing Andrea Sutcliffe.

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More nurses at the bedside: NJ unions bargain for better staff ratios

Health Leaders | Nursing

Nurses have testified at legislative hearings in Trenton for years that they are overworked, burning out and struggling to care for their patients adequately. Pillar: CNO Link: Full story Article Source: NorthJersey.

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