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Nurse Leader Coach Workshop March 28, 2024

Emerging RN Leader

Hi, Emerging RN Leader Blog Readers I am pleased to announce that I am partnering with the New England ONL to offer our extremely popular Nurse Leader Coach Workshop on March 28th. You don’t have to be a member of ONL to enroll. You can register by clicking on this LINK. The post Nurse Leader Coach Workshop March 28, 2024 appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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The 3 Common Mistakes NPs Make Starting Their Practice

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Maybe you are thinking about starting a practice or are in the process of starting one. Either way, there are countless things to do and consider before you can open your doors. And naturally, you want to do it in the shortest time possible without making mistakes. But unfortunately, it’s tough to avoid making mistakes when starting a practice. Mistakes can happen at any point and across all aspects of building the business.

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Is healthcare paying enough attention to nurse leaders?

Becker's Hospital Review

Over the past few years, much of the discourse on supporting the well-being of healthcare workers has focused on nurses and front-line teams — and rightfully so, as many nurses continue to report burnout stemming from their work environment. But to ensure efforts meant to support bedside nurses live up to their full potential, hospitals and health systems should be placing an equal focus on nurse managers, leaders say.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Kimberly Cook

Minority Nurse

Kimberly Cook, RN, BSN, is a highly accomplished nurse leader with a 30-year career in the healthcare industry. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a nursing degree and became a nurse in the Army early in her career. During wartime, Cook showed her dedication and commitment to patient care, which instilled in her a profound sense of duty, resilience, and an unwavering ability to thrive under pressure.

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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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When Performance Evaluations Get Tricky

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nurse leaders, especially those new in their role, are sometimes faced with giving staff a different performance review than they anticipated. These situations can bet very tricky. What follows is a typical case that managers present to me: A Case Scenario Sarah is a new leader in […] The post When Performance Evaluations Get Tricky appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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California nurses use billboard to voice opposition to hospital sale

Becker's Hospital Review

Nurses at Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Regional Medical Center launched a billboard campaign against the sale of the hospital to Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, according to a Feb. 26 National Nurses United news release.

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A Haven of Rest: The Nurse’s Guide to Building a Soothing and Comfortable Home Sanctuary 

Daily Nurse

Natural materials, indoor plants, and essential oils are simple yet effective ways to turn your home into a soothing and comfortable sanctuary. Even the simple addition of houseplants has been found to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall state of mind. Unfortunately, chronic occupational stress and burnout occur daily among nurses due to long shifts, high workload, and low staffing levels, with difficulty relaxing and disconnecting from work being a key symptom, a study in

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When Nurses Are Disrespectful to Leaders

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Being a frontline leader today is challenging under the best circumstances, but imagine what it is like when nurses are disrespectful and critical of those who lead them. Nurse managers now tell me that while this behavior might have been confined to nonprofessional staff in the past, […] The post When Nurses Are Disrespectful to Leaders appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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The Transformational Role of Charge Nurses in the Post-Pandemic Era

American Nurse

In the post-pandemic era of healthcare, many hospitals stand at a crossroads. Nursing units—the heart of patient care—are experiencing an existential crisis, and many hospitals grapple with pressing issues. Research indicates that patient fall rates are higher than acceptable, patient satisfaction scores are below targets, and staff turnover rates continue to rise.

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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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A CRNA Career Path: Meet Bijal Chaturvedi

Minority Nurse

Nurses considering a career in nurse anesthesiology know the role is complex and demands a high level of critical thinking and commitment. The career path, in which many certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) obtain a doctor of nursing practice degree, also offers a high salary and an upward projection of job openings. With a dynamic mix of clinical practice and the capability to work in many settings, nurse anesthetists find a rewarding career.

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How Does AI Impact Nursing?

Health Leaders | Nursing

AI can be a huge disruptor, but it has a lot of potential. AI is currently being implemented in many aspects of nursing, including documentation, admission and discharge processes, measuring and monitoring vitals, and data collection and analysis. However, the success of AI varies, and depends largely on proper implementation. According to Betty Jo Rocchio, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Mercy, a lot of thoughtful planning goes into ensuring that AI won’t become a disruptor t

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Five reasons to work with Providence in Alaska

Providence

Alaska, the land of breathtaking landscapes and boundless adventure, is not only a haven for nature enthusiasts but also a great place to live and work. If you’re looking for a new role and considering the Last Frontier, here are five reasons to work with us in Anchorage, Kodiak, Seward or Valdez: 1.

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Dr. Robert Atkins, Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Executive Vice Dean and Professor Robert (Bob) Atkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the next Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor. Dr. Atkins will inherit the seat from Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was installed in 1993 as the inaugural Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor. “Dr. Bob Atkins is a visionary… The post Dr.

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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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Sleep and the glymphatic system

American Nurse

Takeaways: Similar to the lymphatic system, the glymphatic system acts as a glial-dependent waste clearance pathway in the brain to drain away soluble waste proteins and metabolic products. The mechanism for waste clearance occurs primarily during slow wave sleep. Increases in amyloid beta and tangles, which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, may result from increased production of waste products or a reduction in removal.

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Protecting the Well-being of the Nation’s Health Workforce

NIOSH Science Blog

The American Journal of Public Health recently published a special supplement with 15 articles focusing on health worker mental health. As part of this special issue, our article Protecting the Mental Health and Well-being of the Nation’s Health Workforce summarizes the scope of the issue and prevention efforts underway at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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Caring for Critical Hearts: Meet Sarah Cazenave, Cardiac ICU Nurse

Daily Nurse

Sarah Cazenave is a BSN, RN, and CCRN who works in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Children’s Hospital New Orleans (CHNOLA). She takes care of the most critical cardiac patients at the hospital. Her cousin, Brooks, was born with only half of a functioning heart and had to undergo a staged surgical plan of 3 surgeries at CHNOLA. The care he received inspired Cazenave to become a Cardiac ICU nurse at the same hospital.

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Forging Policy: Associate Dean Jermaine Monk and Education After Affirmative Action

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Last year, the Supreme Court overturned Affirmative Action. The decision means that schools can no longer legally consider race as a determining factor for a student’s admission. As a result, educational institutions need to find new methods to achieve their goal of matriculating a student body that reflects the diversity of the real world. But… The post Forging Policy: Associate Dean Jermaine Monk and Education After Affirmative Action appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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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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Top paying metropolitan areas for 6 nurse specialties

Becker's Hospital Review

Discover the top paying metropolitan areas for nurse specialties in California, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Nurses given bodycams after surge in abuse from patients

Nursing Times

Read why a London NHS trust is introducing bodycams for nurses in A&E and frailty units and upping security.

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Disaster Care, Brain Drain, More: Recommended Reading in AJN’s March Issue

Amercan Journal of Nursing

The March issue of AJN is now live. “Nurses play a critical role in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery,” says Linda M. MacIntyre, PhD, RN, PHN, FAAN, chief nurse of the American Red Cross (see On the Cover ). Two articles in this month’s issue address disaster care: “Enhancing Disaster Management Preparedness Through Simulation,” which describes a mock disaster drill for nursing students in which volunteers acted as earthquake victims and local emergency medical personnel acce

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Exploring the Benefits: Why Nurses Should Consider Working With One Healthcare Staffing Agency

Core Medical Group

Navigating the complexities of the travel healthcare industry can feel daunting, given the abundance of staffing agencies available. Nurses choose to travel for various reasons. The main appeal of travel nursing is the freedom it provides, enabling nurses to determine their work locations and schedules.

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How to Improve 5 Common Hospital Communication System Problems | symplr

Symplr

If you’ve ever shown up for a meeting or event only to find out it was canceled, you probably felt frustrated that you weren’t notified in time. In our hectic daily lives, missed connections result in wasted time and opportunities. But missed messages in a hospital setting are more than just inconvenient. Communication failures in health systems negatively affect patient care quality and steal valuable time from busy healthcare workers.

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Relevancy of Rosemary Ellis’s 1969 Conceptualization of “Nursing Theory Guided Practice” to the 21st Century Nurse

Nursology

Guest Contributors: Marie Gill, Laura Reed, Keesha Roach, Janet Tucker In 2021, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) published The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education. One of the outlined competencies addresses the integration of theory and related concepts across entry- and advanced-level nursing programs.

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NMC updates guidance on abuse by nurses outside of work

Nursing Times

Read more about updates to the nursing regulator's guidance on how it deals with concerns about behaviour outside of professional practice.

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Leap Forward: Where are They Now

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

On Leap Year Day, check in with Brittany Kelly, Clifton Thornton, and Ashley Gresh, former students circa 2014 and get a glimpse of where they are now. Brittany Kelly “Staying Power” spotlighted Brittany Kelly, MSN, RN in the Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine back in 2014, when she was a student in the MSN (Entry Into… The post Leap Forward: Where are They Now appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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How Patient Experience Affects Healthcare Quality and Reimbursement

Symplr

Hotels feature walls made of succulents and greet travelers with warm chocolate chip cookies on arrival. The elevator at the building downtown pipes in calming nature sounds. Movie theaters feel like plush living rooms. Now, the enhanced experiences consumers expect and receive elsewhere are coming to healthcare facilities. But more importantly, your organization’s quality scores and reimbursement levels increasingly depend on the ability to deliver an overall positive patient experience through

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The National Provider Identifier – Help Us Show the Value of Nursing

Capitol Beat

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is constantly working to transform health care payment and delivery to foster a system that supports and advances the nursing profession, which is vital to patient-centered care and health outcomes. By registering for an NPI, you can help us advocate for nurse pay transparency. The National Provider Identifier (NPI) campaign is integral to pushing these systems to truly value nursing care.

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Can Hospitality Cure the Woes of Healthcare? 

Daily Nurse

Have you ever wondered about the similarity between “hospital” and “hospitality”? Is this a coincidence, or can we identify how they’re connected? Maybe we can also discover how hospitality concepts could help repair the broken relationship between the healthcare system and its patients. Healthcare revolves around the delivery of patient care. Thus, customer service and satisfaction must play a role in its success.

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The Success Principles Work for Everything

Empowered Nurses

I want to share a very personal journey with you. Eight years ago, I was planning to move to California. I did not have a law or nursing license there so I decided to take the California Bar Exam. I hired a coach and started studying. I was relearning subjects I had not looked at in 25 years! The California exam is all essay for attorneys and the pass rate was 32% at that time.

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Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Healthcare’s Secret Weapon | symplr

Symplr

Clinical collaboration among multidisciplinary teams is essential to provide the best possible patient care. But we can also look at multidisciplinary collaboration as the foundation for the healthcare delivery system of tomorrow.