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What To Do About Patient Balances

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Do you have a fair amount of outstanding patient balances and difficulties collecting? Well, you’re not alone. It’s common, particularly in small practices, to struggle with collecting money from patients. Most patients never blink an eye when asked for their co-pay, deductible, or other balances. They do everything they can to pay on time and in full.

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Planning a Graceful Exit

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN To economize, many health systems are eliminating nursing leadership roles, impacting numerous loyal, hard-working nurse leaders. How do you leave a difficult job situation without conveying anger? I recently talked with a leader who found herself in this situation. She understood that the decision was not personal […] The post Planning a Graceful Exit appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Nurses Need to Be the Change!

The Nursing Site

I recently had the privilege to attend a Zoom session hosted by Lorie A. Brown RM, MN, JD of Empowered Nurses. The guest speaker was RaDonda Vaught, the former Tennessee nurse who was convicted in 2022 of criminally negligent homicide after injecting the patient with the wrong medication. This was after the Tennessee BON cleared her in 2020 and told her they “ had bigger fish to fry. ” How and why that changed two years later needs your attention!

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Thirlwall Inquiry: Nurse whistleblowers apply to give evidence

Nursing Times

Hundreds of nursing and midwifery whistleblowers have applied to contribute to the Lucy Letby inquiry, to give evidence about raising safety concerns in the NHS.

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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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Taxes and Legal Structures: What You Must Understand

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Recently, a tax-related question posted in the Nurse Practitioner in Business FB Group caught my eye. The question concerned FICA taxes and how they are paid. Taxes can be confusing, and since Tax Day is approaching fast, I thought it might be helpful to review taxes as they relate to different business structures. But before I continue, and for the record, what follows is not tax or legal advice.

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'Creative' nurse shifts gain traction at Mercy Health hospital

Becker's Hospital Review

At Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio, gone are the traditional scheduling demands for nurses. Instead, nurses get "creative shifts" that fit their needs, Cory Werts, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer for the Lima market, told Becker's.

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Here Are 4 Ways CNOs Can Drive Down Costs

Health Leaders | Nursing

With rising costs in healthcare, CNOs need to brainstorm how to keep expenses down. Cost containment is an issue throughout all of healthcare, and because of the nursing shortage, keeping costs down has become an even more difficult task. According to Gail Vozzella, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at Houston Methodist, the nursing shortage drives up labor costs and turnover costs in nursing.

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Plans for £30m investment to tackle fitness to practise backlog

Nursing Times

The UK nursing regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, has put forward a draft plan to make the biggest investment in fitness to practise (FtP) in a decade, in an effort to process decisions safely but more quickly.

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Recognizing GI Nurses and Associates’ Work

Minority Nurse

This week honors GI Nurses and Associates Week , the annual tribute to GI nurses that the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) has celebrated for more than a decade. Gastroenterology (GI) nurses treat and often diagnose patients who have symptoms and conditions related to the entire digestive tract. The spectrum of GI symptoms is nuanced and can have a big impact on quality of life for patients, so GI nurses listen carefully to help patients most effectively.

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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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Missouri Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees

American Medical Compliance

The following Missouri Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees course is designed to educate healthcare providers (HCP) on how to protect themselves and others from violence that occurs in the workplace. Workplace violence is defined as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other potentially disruptive behavior that occurs on the job site.

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Nursing Certification: Achieving Excellence and Professionalism

Daily Nurse

In the world of nursing, certifications and their corresponding designations carry with them the concepts of excellence, professionalism, and focused dedication to career growth. Not all nurses pursue certification during their years of service in healthcare, but many hear the call and take inspired action to achieve such a goal. Making an effort to become certified in your nursing specialty is like doubling down on your skills and knowledge.

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NMC puts forward proposals for advanced practice regulation

Nursing Times

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has put forward recommendations on how it would like to regulate advanced practice nursing. Find out why.

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Involving Nurses in Hospital Staffing Decision-Making

Amercan Journal of Nursing

A qualitative study that looks at the experiences of nurses who have served on staffing committees. When I am faced with challenging situations and issues that involve multiple stakeholders, I seek guidance or information from others to make the most informed decisions. This is a practice many health professionals and researchers emulate, and it makes sense to do this, yet when it comes to the topic of nurse staffing in hospital settings, nurses are not usually involved in the process.

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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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New Hampshire Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees

American Medical Compliance

The following New Hampshire Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees course is designed to educate healthcare providers on how to protect themselves and others from violence that occurs in the workplace. Workplace violence is defined as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other potentially disruptive behavior that occurs on the job site.

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Meet Kate Veenstra: From Bedside Nurse to Top Spot at UM Health-West

Daily Nurse

Kate Veenstra, DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN, ACM, NEA-BC, was recently appointed as the new chief nursing officer at the University of Michigan Health-West. Her more than 18 years of experience also tells quite a story. Veenstra started as a bedside nurse at the hospital in 2006 and has held many roles, from associate chief nursing officer to the most recent interim chief nursing officer.

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Three reasons to join Providence as a clinic RN

Providence

Clinic-based nurses are critical to providing excellent preventative, urgent and outpatient care in the communities we serve. Interested in joining us as a clinic RN? We spoke with Mill Creek Pediatric RN Cindy about three reasons she loves coming to work at a Providence clinic. 1. Providence clinics are welcoming to all.

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California Nurse Practitioner Student and Cardiac Nurse Carries on Her Mother’s Legacy

Post University

As the daughter of a missionary, Igng Vildor was inspired by her mother from a young age. “My mom was a nurse who worked primarily with older patients and often went on medical mission trips to impoverished countries,” she recalls. “She brought my four siblings and I with her on those trips, and although we didn’t have much, that showed us how fortunate we were compared to so many.

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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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New York Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees

American Medical Compliance

The following New York Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees course is designed to educate healthcare providers on how to protect themselves and others from violence that occurs in the workplace. Workplace violence is defined as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other potentially disruptive behavior that occurs on the job site.

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How to Make Scheduling Easier

Celayix

Schedulers, we feel your pain! Creating employee schedules is complex, time-consuming, and sometimes completely overwhelming. There is a lot to consider when making the perfect schedule—for example, employee qualifications , time off requests, communication, and finding last-minute substitutes. However, having a great schedule in place helps you to expand your business and run it more efficiently.

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9 nurse innovators to know: ANA

Becker's Hospital Review

Discover the 2024 ANA Innovation Award winners, recognized by the American Nurses Association and Foundation for their impactful work in patient care

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How to Study for the NCLEX

Joyce

After completing your clinical rotations, courses, and graduating from nursing school, there is one final test to pass before becoming a registered nurse (RN): the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Passing this exam proves that you are qualified to enter the nursing profession. As an accredited nursing school, Joyce University prepares students with the specialized knowledge and foundations needed to pass the NCLEX and start a career in nursing.

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West Virginia Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees

American Medical Compliance

The following West Virginia Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees course is designed to educate healthcare providers (HCP) on how to protect themselves and others from violence that occurs in the workplace. Workplace violence is defined as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other potentially disruptive behavior that occurs on the job site.

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How To Be a Good Pet Owner as a Travel Nurse

The Gypsy Nurse

Favorite Healthcare Staffing provided this article. Some travel nurses might think that bringing pets on an assignment isn’t a good idea. However, this can actually be a beneficial experience for you and your pet. By bringing your pet with you on travel assignments, you’ll always have a buddy with you. This can be comforting when you’re in a new location or when you just need someone to keep you company.

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ViVE 2024: Navigating Healthcare’s Complexities through Collaboration & Innovation | symplr

Symplr

I recently served as a panelist at the ViVE 2024 conference entitled, “The platform: Who will get the final rose?”, a discussion about the industry’s move to integrated comprehensive platforms while eyeing the promise of emerging disruptors. Here I reflect on the key takeaways and insights garnered from our panel discussion.

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How Mount Sinai is bridging the gap between nurse education, patient care

Becker's Hospital Review

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System improved nurse communication by 4%, teamwork by 10% and responsiveness by 10% thanks to its nurse attending model.

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Nevada Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees

American Medical Compliance

The following Nevada Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees course is designed to educate healthcare providers on how to protect themselves and others from violence that occurs in the workplace. Workplace violence is defined as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other potentially disruptive behavior that occurs on the job site.

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Guatemala Re-visited: Rainwater Project Shows Value of Service-learning Trips

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Global health journeys are back, in the form of recent visits by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing students to Guatemala and—in a first for JHSON students—Nepal. The “how” is leadership by the Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) and a renewed openness and eagerness to travel after years lost to COVID restrictions. The “why” is clear:… The post Guatemala Re-visited: Rainwater Project Shows Value of Service-learning Trips appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Words Matter

Nursology

These days I am immersed in a major writing project – preparation of the 12th Edition on the text that many nursing students have learned to refer to as “Chinn and Kramer”! This edition is co-authored with my colleagues Lucinda Canty and Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu.

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How Do You Deal With “Difficult” Patients? 

Daily Nurse

Nurses deal with all kinds of patients, and some interactions are more challenging than others. Some patients get labeled as “difficult”. How we think about patients is important and can significantly impact the nurse-patient relationship and quality of care. Changing our habitual thinking can be good for the nurse, the patient, and the care that’s ultimately provided.

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New Jersey Violence in the Workplace for Healthcare Employees

American Medical Compliance

Workplace violence is defined as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other potentially disruptive behavior that occurs on the job site. Threats and verbal abuse can lead to physical assaults and even homicide. It can have an impact on employees, clients, customers, and visitors. What you will learn: Introduction to violence in the workplace What is workplace violence?