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Key Changes in How Nurses View Their Work

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN This is the third blog summarizing research I presented at the AONL Research Foundation Keynote at the AONL meeting in New Orleans meeting. My topic was the Evolving Role of Nurse Managers in the New World of Work. To prepare for this presentation, we sought input from […] The post Key Changes in How Nurses View Their Work appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Why Nurses Need an Elevator Speech

Donna Cardillo

How many times have you been out in public when someone asks you what you do and you respond, “I’m a nurse.” Bland. Generic. Nondescript. That type of response promotes the false notion that all nurses are alike, do the same thing, and are basically interchangeable. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Case […] The post Why Nurses Need an Elevator Speech first appeared on Donna Cardillo, RN.

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Inside NPBO™, A Sampler

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) often need guidance in navigating the complex landscape of business ownership. This is where NPBO can help. Over the years, we’ve seen a significant growth in the number of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who have chosen to open and operate their own clinical practices and businesses. However, they will tell you this is not something they’ve learned in school.

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Nurses Writing Patient Education Materials

The Nursing Site

Writing patient educational materials can be a great niche for nurses who love to write and a natural means to grow a freelance career as a nurse writer. The following article, Nutrition in Pregnancy , by Melissa Murphy RN, is a great example of solid patient education. Patient Education Patient education is a huge part of nursing. Education can begin with the physician or other practitioner, but the major portion of the education falls to the nurses.

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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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A CNO Goes Incognito – An Update

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN I published the blog below two years ago as we emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, many leaders were fascinated with this blog and asked about the CNO’s identity. I promised confidentiality to the CNO at the time. We even changed the identity from male […] The post A CNO Goes Incognito – An Update appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Earth Day: An Opportunity to Address the Environmental Injustice of Plastic Pollution

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

It’s time for all of us to address this environmental injustice. Cecília Tomori, PhD, MA An overwhelming body of research highlights the pervasive harms of plastic pollution in our environment and health. Manufacturers make plastics from fossil fuels. A new report from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory states that plastic production generates four times the polluting greenhouse… The post Earth Day: An Opportunity to Address the Environmental Injustice of Plastic Pollution appeared first on John

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Nurses respond to noncompete ban

Becker's Hospital Review

Contract provisions that stick nurses with the cost of training programs if they leave or are terminated before their contracts are up will largely be prohibited under the Federal Trade Commission's April 23 ruling to ban noncompete agreements — a decision National Nurses United is applauding.

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Meet Temitope Oseromi: The Stabilizing Nursing Leader at GBMC Healthcare

Daily Nurse

Temitope (Temi) Oseromi, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, became the nurse manager of GBMC Healthcare’s Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) in early 2022. She’s the only nurse manager overseeing two units, but Oseromi was also tasked with rebuilding a decimated MICU. During the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline medical staff were hit the hardest in terms of stress, uncertainty, and burnout, especially those nurses working in Intensive Care Units.

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The Impact of Time in Nursing | symplr

Symplr

In healthcare, time can often feel like the scarcest resource, a luxury that's hard to come by. Few understand this better than nurses. In my 43 years as an oncology nurse and nurse leader, I've witnessed the profound impact that time, or lack thereof, can have on the nurse-patient relationship. The ability to sit bedside, listen deeply, and understand the fears and concerns of our patients strengthens their trust in us and enhances their care experience.

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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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Former nurse found guilty of attempting to murder her husband

Nursing Review

A former nurse accused of trying to carry out a "mercy killing" on her husband has been found guilty of attempted murder in the WA Supreme Court. Last week, the jury found Wendy Ruth Sym, 63, had attempted to murder her husband of almost 40 years in January 2021 after he was admitted to hospital suffering advanced dementia. Kenneth William Sym had become "increasingly disoriented" and had a fall shortly before he was admitted to Joondalup Health Campus in WA.

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Male vs. female nurses by the numbers 

Becker's Hospital Review

"Discover the latest federal data on the growing number of male nurses and their higher earnings compared to female nurses.

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Environmental stewardship improvements at Providence

Providence

Earth month and every month, our Providence family of organizations’ vision of “health for a better world” means we’re not only focused on nurturing healthy communities, but also a healthy planet. That’s why we’re striving toward carbon negative by 2030, constantly looking for innovative opportunities to reduce waste and ultimately build climate resilience.

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Essential Items Nurses Should Keep in Their Locker for Challenging Shifts 

Daily Nurse

Nurses are right at the heart of patient care, dealing with the non-stop action and high demands of hospital life. They often work long shifts that push their medical know-how to the limit, all while taking a toll on their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. According to a survey by the American Nurses Association, 82% of nurses report significant workplace stress, underscoring the necessity of personal wellness practices.

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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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Median Annual Wages For Registered Nurses In The U.S.

Diversity Nursing

Nurses play a crucial role in the healthcare system, providing essential care and support to patients across the United States. Their dedication and expertise are reflected in the wide range of median annual wages in different states. Despite the variations in wages, one thing remains constant – the unwavering commitment of Nurses to their patients' well-being.

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Nurse Manager Succession Planning is Broken

Becker's Hospital Review

Arguably, nurse managers have one of the toughest roles in healthcare. Their responsibility comes with oversight over direct care nurses, the work environment, job satisfaction, retention, quality nursing care, as well as patient safety and clinical outcomes.

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What’s Really Causing America’s Obesity Crisis?

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Overeating doesn’t cause obesity. Obesity causes overeating.” – Dr. Lee Kaplan , Harvard University Obesity is a disease. Image created by OpenAI’s ChatGPT with DALL-E. We see it everywhere, the very real and ongoing obesity pandemic. This pernicious disease now affects nearly half of the adults in this country, including those on both sides of the hospital bed rails, bringing with it over 200 associated complications and morbidities.

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Florence S. Downs, EdD, RN, FAAN (August 20, 1925-September 8, 2005)

Nursology

Guardian of the Discipline The Nursing Research journal, In Memoriam of the journal’s former Editor from 1979-1997, stated: Florence Downs – a well-recognized nursing leader, educator, editor, and scholar helped shape nursing as an intellectual discipline and wrote extensively about the importance of links between research and practice. Florence Downs. (2005).

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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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The Power of Hospice Nursing

Daily Nurse

Death and dying are an intrinsic aspect of our work as nurses, and hospice is a nursing specialty for those who feel especially comfortable and conversant with the care of patients facing the dying process. Hospice also involves the nursing care of hospice patients’ loved ones, which can include a great deal of education, encouragement, and psychosocial support throughout the journey.

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Lucy Leby: Judges delay judgement on appeal request

Nursing Times

Read about the conclusion to the request by serial killer and former nurse Lucy Letby to appeal her murder and attempted murder convictions.

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From Lancaster to Peru, a social worker sows seeds of service

Penn Medicine News

Maria Del Carpio, a social worker at Lancaster General Health, has made it her mission to serve others, returning regularly to her hometown in Peru with a group of volunteers.

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5 Small Ways Health Systems Can Celebrate Nurses Week

Symplr

Every May, we celebrate National Nurses Day on May 6 in recognition and appreciation of all that nurses do. National Nurses Week 2024 follows from May 6-12, ending on the birthday of Florence Nightingale , widely considered the founder of modern nursing. In recent years, the American Nurses Association expanded Nurses Week to National Nurses Month because the impact nurses have on healthcare is unparalleled.

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ENA Survey: 56% of Emergency Nurses Assaulted in the Past Month

Daily Nurse

A recent “pulse check” survey of Emergency Nurses Association members revealed more than half of the responding emergency nurses had been either physically or verbally assaulted or threatened with violence in the previous 30 days. In the survey conducted Feb. 11 – March 11, ED nurses described being head-butted, kicked, slapped, punched, stabbed with a pencil or hit with thrown objects, among other types of aggression.

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Making a Difference in Our Community: CMG's Week of Giving

Core Medical Group

At CMG, one of our core values is making a difference, something we live out every day both professionally and personally. Each quarter, our leadership team selects a charity for our quarterly donations, directing our efforts towards supporting that cause. We also encourage our employees to utilize their Volunteer Time Off (VTO), allowing them up to 8 hours per calendar year to volunteer with a 501(c)(3) organization of their choice.

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Nurses' job satisfaction: 2018 vs. 2022

Becker's Hospital Review

The amount of registered nurses who reported being "extremely satisfied" with their jobs fell 12 percentage points between 2018 and 2022, federal data shows.

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Meeting Mental Health Needs

Minority Nurse

In the press of caring for patients, family nurse practitioners (FNPs) must tend to a patient ’ s physical well-being and mental health. Caring for a patient ’ s mental status can be vital to meeting healthcare needs. As primary care providers, FNPS play a significant role in tending to mental health concerns. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) reflected that 88% of the nation ’ s NP workforce are certified in an area of primary care, with over 70% delivering primary care s

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Review into disparities in NMC fitness to practise outcomes

Nursing Times

Find out about a piece of research the Nursing and Midwifery Council has commissioned into its fitness to practise cases.

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Birth Companions Talk Doulas and Maternal Health with Mayor Brandon Scott

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Recently, Birth Companions community outreach leaders Izzey Chapman, Katharine Peterson, and Lexy Olson presented their program at Kick It with the Candidates, an event that hosted by the Baltimore Urban League, Baltimore NAACP, Zeta Phi Beta, to introduce the community to candidates running for mayor in Baltimore. They connected with Mayor Brandon Scott and candidates… The post Birth Companions Talk Doulas and Maternal Health with Mayor Brandon Scott appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursin

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Nursing group issues 7 standards on safe staffing

Becker's Hospital Review

Direct care nurses should be involved in all aspects of staffing, according to standards set forth in new guidance from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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Create safe environments for employees and patients

NRC Health

Learn how to create safe environments for employees, nurses, & patients from Shawna Grissom & Shelby Chapman from Children's Hospital Colorado. The post Create safe environments for employees and patients appeared first on NRC Health.

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NMC revises corporate plan to focus on areas of ‘risk’

Nursing Times

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced that it has made revisions to its corporate plan, find out what the changes are.

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