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Why Learning to Think Critically is Hard

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, FAAN I had an interesting discussion with a group of nurse leaders about the challenges they see with their RNs around critically thinking through complex situations. They observed that new nurses ask for recipe-like guidelines for every situation. Nursing does not work that way, they noted – every patient […] The post Why Learning to Think Critically is Hard appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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NNU slams CDC's decision to end 5-day isolation for COVID-19

Becker's Hospital Review

National Nurses United, the 225,000 member nursing union, has come out against the CDC's recent walk back of the five-day isolation period once recommended by the federal health agency for people who test positive for COVID-19, the group stated in a March 6 announcement shared with Becker's.

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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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CNA Lawsuit Highlights 1099 Worker Rights

IntelyCare

Here is another post in our ongoing series on the news, lawsuits, and updates around 1099 staffing in healthcare. Please check back with us to see the latest as we follow the stories and bring the latest to you. A federal judge in Kansas recently denied a facility’s efforts to dismiss a case filed by two CNAs seeking unpaid wages against a nursing home operator.

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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 Team Backup

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A nurse leader recently talked with me about comments several patients had made to her while she was leader rounding. They said they observed a lack of teamwork among the staff. One family member noted that she had seen one of our staff at the desk on […] The post Teaching Team Backup appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Evelyn Rose Benson Celebrating 100 Years!

Nursology

This month of March is special for many reasons. March 1st was the first day of our meteorological spring, March 19th is the first day of our astrological spring, and March is the birthday month of a very special nursologist. Please join me in wishing Evelyn Rose Benson a most happy 100th birthday! For a … Continue reading Evelyn Rose Benson Celebrating 100 Years!

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Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Never Be A Nurse

NurseBuff

Diving into the world of nursing is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a mix of chaos, compassion, and constant learning, far from the neatly packaged career path some imagine. Nursing is more than a job; it’s a calling that demands guts, heart, and a sprinkle of tenacity. Forget the glossy ads and the rosy promises; […] The post Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Never Be A Nurse appeared first on NurseBuff.

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ANA to revamp Magnet criteria for 1st time in 16 years

Becker's Hospital Review

The American Nurses Association announced plans March 8 to begin a review and modernization process of its Magnet designation criteria for hospitals.

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Travelers Share 6 Ways They Spend Free Time on Assignment 

The Gypsy Nurse

Uniti Med provided this article. For travelers, the journey isn’t just about the job—it’s an opportunity to explore, unwind, and create memories. Uniti Med asked travelers how they spend their free time while on the road. Here’s what they said… Ways to spend free time on assignments: Embrace Exploration: “I always liked to go to places I haven’t been before so that I can do some sightseeing, get to know the people of the area,” shared Estia, travel LPN.

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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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Leadership style matters

American Nurse

Use the interview to ensure your next job meets your needs. As 2024 graduation rolls around, we’ll see close to 200,000 nurses prepared to enter the workforce. This figure sounds promising, but given the current staffing shortage, the gap between supply and demand continues to grow. The American Nurses Association reports that nearly 18% of newly licensed RNs quit the profession within the first year.

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26 Powerful Healing Prayers for Cancer Patients

NurseBuff

Being diagnosed with cancer is hard. For most patients, it can feel like a death sentence. As nurses, it’s important for us to focus not just on our patient’s mental and physical needs but also their spiritual health. That way, we can help promote a positive outlook, reduce their anxiety, and strengthen their desire to […] The post 26 Powerful Healing Prayers for Cancer Patients appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Minnesota bill would let nurses refuse to care for unsafe patients

Becker's Hospital Review

A bill currently moving through the Minnesota House of Representatives would allow nurses to refuse to care for unsafe patients, and also opt not to take on extra patients assignments if they feel they cannot do so safely.

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Qld nurses rally for their jobs amid vaccine refusal

Nursing Review

Nurses dismissed for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine rallied outside a major Queensland hospital, demanding re-employment. Dozens of nurses and midwives waved placards outside Gold Coast University Hospital on Saturday, following leaked Qld Health emails in The Courier Mail revealed a nurse could not be re-employed due to official termination for refusing vaccination.

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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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My Old Stethoscope

American Nurse

My stethoscope lay curled in the bottom of my bathroom drawer with other nursing tools—penlights, watches with second hands, and old badges and lanyards. I hadn’t touched my stethoscope in a while because I’d spent the last several years in quality management and patient safety. As I picked it up and draped the stethoscope across my neck, memories flooded my mind.

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10 Tips on Being an Active Member of YOUR Healthcare Team

Nurses Advocates

To be an active healthcare team member, you must start with being organized. Here are some ways to get started: Be aware of who’s who. In your doctor’s office, ask to meet the office manager. When you meet them, ask for their business card. Let them know when things go well. If there was a problem, let them know and suggest a way to improve the system.

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Federal bill would limit mandatory nurse overtime

Becker's Hospital Review

A bipartisan bill that limits mandatory overtime for nurses, originally proposed in 2020 , has been reintroduced. It also shields nurses from retaliation from hospitals if nurses turn down overtime.

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Struggling With Your Mental Health? Adopt a Pet

Daily Nurse

Pets are known worldwide to make our lives better. They’re natural, cuddly stress relievers that can improve cardiovascular health and decrease loneliness. That’s why it can be an excellent idea for nurses to adopt a pet of their own, especially if they’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or another mental health issue. If you’re thinking, “But what if I’m not an animal person?

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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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Nurse referrals to pharmacy

American Nurse

A project aimed at increasing referrals and decreasing costs Takeaways: Incorporating nursing referrals to pharmacists as part of routine patient care can help reduce polypharmacy, pharmacy and healthcare costs, and adverse drug–drug reactions. Evidence indicates that nurse referrals to pharmacy can help reduce side effects as a result of deprescribing, improve patient medication adherence, decrease costs, reduce hospitalizations, and improve quality of life.

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HL Shorts: How CNOs Can Prevent Workplace Violence

Health Leaders | Nursing

It's time to look at what other industries are doing, says this CNE. On this week’s episode of HL Shorts, we hear from Dr. D'Andre Carpenter, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Allina Health, about how CNOs can help prevent workplace violence and create safer work environments. Tune in to hear his insights.

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13 Job Perks That Make You Love To Be A Nurse

NurseBuff

Nursing isn’t just a job; it’s a calling filled with compassion, care, and connection. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle of healthcare, there’s a treasure trove of perks that make nursing even more rewarding. From flexible schedules to heartfelt appreciation, the job comes with perks that add an extra sparkle to the already fulfilling journey […] The post 13 Job Perks That Make You Love To Be A Nurse appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Tune Into New Podcast Series: Conversations About Health Care Delivery in the United States

Daily Nurse

Springer Publishing launched a new monthly health care podcast series, Conversations About Health Care Delivery in the United States , featuring discussions with prominent experts, innovators, and leaders in the health sector available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play starting on March 7. The podcast series is hosted by Jim Knickman, the former Robert Derzon Chair of Population Health at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, and Brian Elbel, MPH, Professor of Populatio

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Human touch

American Nurse

Leadership skills that build trust and compassion Nurses are looking to their leaders for more well-being support, according to findings from the American Nurses Foundation Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses surveys conducted from 2020 to 2023. When asked what their organization could do to increase their overall work satisfaction, 31% of nurses surveyed said leadership… This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.

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Top 10 Attributes of a Great Nurse

Diversity Nursing

It takes a special person with specific attributes to be a great Nurse. Great Nurses bring their best qualities into the profession to enhance the healthcare team and promote positive patient outcomes. Here are 10 attributes needed to be a great Nurse! High-Quality Communication Skills: A great Nurse must be proficient in effective communication. Nurses are often the liaison between doctors, patients, and families, so they must be able to convey information clearly to avoid errors or miscommunic

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Holistic Admissions Criteria in Prelicensure Nursing Programs

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Photo by Christina via Unsplash As a high school student, Gaby worked nearly full-time to support her family. She also helped care for her grandfather who was in failing health, giving him daily insulin injections and attending to his care. She dreamed of going to nursing school after graduation. Still, her classroom grades, which suffered because of her other commitments, were insufficient for admission to the nursing program of her choice.

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What is Rapid Response Nursing? 

Daily Nurse

In the setting of acute care, immediate intervention is essential when critically ill patients decompensate. These situations require highly trained experts who can do the job while remaining calm under pressure. Enter the rapid response nurse. Rapid Response Nursing “Contrary to common misconceptions, rapid response nursing isn’t solely about dashing from one Code Blue to another,” says Sarah Lorenzini, MSN-ED, RN, CCRN, CEN , a rapid response nurse, educator, and host of the Rapid Response

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Electronic Cigarettes: Identifying College Students Using the Ask, Advise, and Refer Tobacco Cessation Model

American Nurse

Introduction THE RISING PREVALENCE in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) usage among college students is an emerging public health issue, marking a shift from traditional tobacco products to e-cigarettes (Fonseca Fuentes et al., 2019). This trend is particularly concerning due to the health risks associated with e-cigarettes, such as nicotine addiction, interstitial lung disease and acute respiratory distress syndrome (England et al., 2017).

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Understanding Racial Concordance In The Nursing Field

Diversity Nursing

Racial concordance signifies the connection between the racial or ethnic backgrounds of patients and their healthcare providers, showcasing its profound impact on patient care, communication, trust, and overall health outcomes. While racial concordance in Nursing offers various benefits, it's important to recognize it's not always feasible or practical to match every patient with a Nurse of the same racial or ethnic background.

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Commit to Recommit

Diane Sieg

One of my commitments to myself this year was getting to the gym to lift weights 3 times a week. My husband and I established a routine of going first thing in the morning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and it was working. Despite my initial resistance, a neck injury and travel, I stayed pretty consistent, feeling good and strong. And then they changed the schedule at our recreation center, closing on Mondays due to budget cuts, requiring us to change our schedule too.

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From Patient to Nurse: The Inspiring Journey of Gibby Ryan

Daily Nurse

Gabrielle “Gibby” Ryan, RN, BSN, CCRN, has worked as a staff nurse in the Cardiac Care Unit at Children’s Nebraska Criss Heart Center for nearly five years. As a lifelong patient of the center herself, Ryan brings a unique perspective to her work every day, with a deep understanding of the challenges and experiences heart families may face.

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Elevating ICU care

American Nurse

[Pictured above: September 2023 Think Tank on ICU Innovation] The American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) and longtime supporter Stryker, a leading medical technology company, have joined forces to expand the Foundation’s Reimagining Nursing Initiative with a special focus on nursing in intensive care units (ICUs). Together they hosted a 2-day brainstorming meeting with nurse leaders… This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.

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