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33 Nursing Specialties in Demand in 2023

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

One benefit of choosing a career in nursing is the variety of roles and environments you can work in. Nurses can grow their knowledge and focus on the area they’re most passionate about. Below, we cover some of the most popular nursing specialties. If you have an undergraduate degree in nursing and are looking to advance your career, earning your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a fantastic option.

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Embezzlement, it’s an inside job

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Embezzlement is real and it happens in health care practices. Let’s explore embezzlement and employee theft in practices. One of the few things we want to face in our business is that employees will steal from the practice. Why would someone do that when we are all there to provide a service to the community? Who would do that to us? As it turns out, this is no small problem.

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Acknowledging Family Caregivers

Donna Cardillo

Please acknowledge the 'family' caregivers. Look them in the eye, greet them, address them by name when possible, solicit their input, and ask them how they are coping at an appropriate time. The post Acknowledging Family Caregivers first appeared on Donna Cardillo, RN.

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Managing Staff Expectations

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Charlie Munger is Warren Buffett’s lifelong friend and professional colleague. He is well known for his practical advice and life wisdom. Charlie has been quoted as saying the following: “The first rule of a happy life is low expectations. If you have unrealistic expectations, you will be […] The post Managing Staff Expectations appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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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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Nurses at Seattle Children's request management's help in quelling violence

Becker's Hospital Review

Forty-four nurses on the psychiatry and behavioral medicine unit at Seattle Children's Hospital signed a letter requesting management's support in curbing violent incidents they say have increased over the past few weeks.

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Top 15 Stress-Busting Tips For Night Shift Nurses

NurseBuff

Do you always dread working night shifts? Nurses would love to have normal working hours if given the chance. But night shifts are part of our job, and we don’t have any choice but to suck it up and deal with it. If you’re a night shift nurse, don’t fret. With the right planning and […] The post Top 15 Stress-Busting Tips For Night Shift Nurses appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Why Nurse Leader Rounding Matters

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN 2023 has been a challenging year, especially for frontline managers. Not surprisingly, we are seeing higher levels of burnout in this group. When we feel exhausted and burned out, the temptation is shut down emotionally and shut out sources of stress. This could include routine leader rounding. […] The post Why Nurse Leader Rounding Matters appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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A researcher’s prescription for better health care: A dose of humility for doctors, nurses and clinicians

American Nurse

Better health care for patients begins with humility – a term not often associated with medicine. I witnessed displays of humility firsthand eight years ago, the night my son was born, in the way the doctor and doula worked together to deliver our baby. Neither tried to assert dominance over the other. Instead, they openly communicated with each other, respected each other’s roles, trusted each other and worked as a team.

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New Review Indicates Airway Stenosis Treatment During Pregnancy Is Safe and Effective

Consult QD

Subglottic stenosis is a rare but life-threatening condition that can be particularly dangerous among pregnant patients. The condition, often associated with cough, progressive hoarseness and dyspnea can be misdiagnosed due to its symptomatic similarity to asthma. But for a patient who is struggling to breathe during labor, the increased fatigue can weaken the patient and cause trouble with delivering the fetus.

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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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Texas Nurse Shawntay Harris Makes History as First Black Woman Inducted into Academy of Emergency Nurses

Daily Nurse

Shawntay Harris is a nurse from Killeen, Texas, and founder of Eminent CPR , who recently became the first Black woman inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nurses. Harris started her nursing career 23 years ago because she wanted to help people. She worked as an emergency nurse, then in 2006, opened Eminent CPR, a facility where people can learn CPR to help train others.

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RaDonda Vaught loses appeal over nursing license

Becker's Hospital Review

A Tennessee judge has rejected RaDonda Vaught's motion to appeal the state nursing board's 2021 decision to revoke her license, a source confirmed to Becker's Nov. 29.

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Texas Enacts Ban on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates from Private Employers

Healthcare Law Insights blog

In the ever-evolving landscape of COVID-19 regulations, Texas has taken a unique stance with Senate Bill 7, which was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on November 10, 2023. This legislation specifically addresses COVID-19 vaccination mandates in the private sector, introducing a series of measures aimed at protecting employees’ rights while balancing public health concerns.

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A Unique Opportunity to Explore Quantum Computing’s Potential

Consult QD

Quantum computing’s powerful data analysis capabilities are poised to transform healthcare by greatly accelerating the pace of biomedical discoveries. Yet companies hoping to leverage this unique advanced technology can have difficulty gaining experience with quantum computing and applying it to their research and development work. “Based on our experience, many companies are eager to experiment with quantum computing but struggle with access,” says Laura Jehi, MD , Chief Research Information Of

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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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PBS NewsHour Explores What Makes Nurses Vulnerable to Burnout

Daily Nurse

A federal study shows that nearly half of healthcare workers reported feeling burned out last year. Research suggests nurses are especially vulnerable to burnout , which can impact their care. In collaboration with the Global Health Reporting Center and with support from the Pulitzer Center, Stephanie Sy reports from Columbus, Ohio, for a PBS NewsHour series, Critical Care: The Future of Nursing.

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Montana nursing school breaks ground on expansion after $101M gift

Becker's Hospital Review

Great Falls, Mont.-based Benefis Health System and Montana State University broke ground on the first of five nurse teaching buildings being constructed thanks to a $101 million donation, the Great Falls Tribune reported Nov. 29.

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6 Ways CNOs are Improving Teamwork for 2024

Health Leaders | Nursing

The future of care hinges on a healthy nursing team that's in it for the long haul. Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of a two-part story. Part 2 will be published on Tuesday, December 5. 2024 will be restorative, if CNOs have their say. Amid geopolitical conflict, financial headwinds, and ramped nursing shortages and unrest, there's a lot of healing that needs to happen.

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Esophageal Plaques and Systemic Sclerosis

Consult QD

By Soumya Chatterjee, MD, MS , Tarik M. Elsheikh, MD , and Donald F. Kirby, MD, FACP A 68-year-old woman with a 20-year history of systemic sclerosis suffered from chronic iron-deficiency anemia and required multiple iron infusions and packed red blood cell transfusions. Repeated upper endoscopies had shown active gastric antral vascular ectasias, a known complication of systemic sclerosis that causes chronic gastric blood loss.

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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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How to Effectively Manage Employee Attendance

Celayix

Employers often overlook employee attendance issues as a crucial element of workforce management. Consider how many areas of your business are affected when employee attendance is poor, and equally how efficient your business becomes when you have good attendance! Lots of employers fail to make this connection and choose not to invest time and effort into managing employee attendance.

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RaDonda Vaught reflects on criminal case

Becker's Hospital Review

RaDonda Vaught shared new details about her criminal case and life since her conviction in a two-part podcast from "Nurses Uncorked" released Nov. 21.

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New virtual reality nursing lab helping NWTC students prepare for real-life patients

Health Leaders | Nursing

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is pushing the boundaries of hands-on learning with a new lab, helping nursing students prepare for situations they'll encounter on the job. The college's new Extended Reality Lab has been in use since August and is currently being used primarily by students working to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN).

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How to Optimize Outcomes for Patients Having Cataract Surgery After Refractive Surgery

Consult QD

Twenty years ago, few patients presented for cataract surgery after corneal refractive surgery. “Now, we typically have two or three of these patients per week on our surgery schedule,” says J. Bradley Randleman, MD , a cornea and refractive surgery specialist at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. Refractive outcomes of cataract surgery in this patient population are worse than in patients without prior corneal refractive surgery.

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Nursing Work Environments: A Brief Guide

Nurse.com

Recently, nurses have navigated their careers through a global pandemic, a travel nursing boom, supply issues, and continue to face an ongoing nursing shortage. Nearly 30% of nurses considered leaving the profession in 2021, compared to 11% in 2020, according to Nurse.com’s 2022 Nurse Salary Research Report. Nurses have many options when choosing their career and care setting.

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Kentucky hospitals see dip in nurse vacancy rate

Becker's Hospital Review

Kentucky hospitals reported a slight drop in nurse vacancy rates this year, though nurse staffing still remains a core challenge, according to the Kentucky Hospital Association's 2023 Workforce Survey Report.

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Caregiver profile: thriving in a faith-based organization as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community

Providence

Before Providence Senior Executive Assistant James S. Bradley joined Providence, he worked in an environment he calls, “toxic to the LGBTQIA+ community,” and swore he’d never work for another faith-based organization. He thought, “How could I work at and support a company’s misaligned values? Luckily, I opted to move on instead of giving in.

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Cleveland Clinic Children’s To Launch Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Consult QD

Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a three-year fellowship in pediatric rheumatology. The new program is funded through Cleveland Clinic Children’s with the support of a workforce expansion grant from the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Applications are currently being accepted for the fellowship through the Electronic Residency Application Service ® (ERAS ® ), with the formal fellowship match process oc

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Why Representation in Nursing is Important

Diversity Nursing

In the dynamic realm of healthcare, the significance of representation in Nursing cannot be overstated. Nurses are the backbone of healthcare, playing a pivotal role in patient care, advocacy, and community health. As the profession continues to evolve, it is imperative the Nursing workforce reflects the diversity of the populations it serves. Representation in Nursing goes beyond demographic statistics.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Healthcare Heroes: Share Your Appreciation

Daily Nurse

It comes as no surprise the art of gift-giving is our most prominent tradition. Finding the right present can take time and effort. Instead of ruminating over what the perfect gift would be, knowing what a great gift would be is much simpler. Nurses, healthcare professionals, doctors , and physicians are some of the most hardworking people on the planet.

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Indiana chief flight nurse dies at 48

Becker's Hospital Review

Kelley Holdren, MSN, chief flight nurse at the University of Chicago Hospital, passed away Nov. 21 at age 48.

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Early Brain Inflammation Underappreciated in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy

Consult QD

In patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), radiological evidence of related inflammation is relatively common and most cases may go undetected and untreated, concludes a database study from Cleveland Clinic researchers published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases ( 2023 Oct 26;32[12]:107436 ). “Ours is the first study spotlighting the high prevalence of underrecognized or undiagnosed radiological and possibly clinico-radiological CAA-related inflammation in patients w

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Supply Chain Experts Explore Top Priorities for Healthcare in 2024

Symplr

I recently had the privilege of moderating an insightful roundtable of panelists representing over 75 years of collective experience in improving supply chain operations to answer the question, “How can supply chains strategically transform to move from an emergent state to a sustainable model without letting the ball drop on short-term priorities?

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