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The Impact of Staffing Shortages on the Nurse Manager Role

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN This week, I had the honor of presenting the AONL Research Foundation Keynote at the AONL meeting in New Orleans. My topic was the Evolving Role of Nurse Manager in the New World of Work. To prepare for this presentation, we sought input from nurse managers through five […] The post The Impact of Staffing Shortages on the Nurse Manager Role appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Starting A Practice: Questions Every Nurse Practitioner Should Ask

Nurse Practitioners in Business

There was a time when we didn’t have the option to start an independent practice. Unfortunately, in almost half of US states, we still don’t. But times are changing, and I am confident the number of states with full practice will increase. While full practice is not required to start a practice, not having to secure a collaborator or deal with supervision certainly makes life easier.

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Why nearly 8,000 nurses left their jobs

Becker's Hospital Review

The U.S. has an all-time record number of actively licensed nurses — 5.6 million — but hospitals are struggling to recruit and retain enough. To discover missed opportunities, researchers surveyed 7,887 nurses who recently exited the healthcare industry.

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Nursing innovation and the diversity innovation paradox

American Nurse

Diversity in innovation is critical not only for the creation of solutions that meet everyone’s needs, but to bring a wide range of professional and lived experiences to the process. However, a 2016 study by Nager and colleagues of the demographic make-up of innovation in the United States found that women represented just 12% of all innovators. Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and other races represented just 8%.

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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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Nurse Manager Research Study Opportunity

Emerging RN Leader

If you are interested – contact the nurse researchers using this email address UCFTeam-Nursing-Manager-Research@groups.ucf.edu The post Nurse Manager Research Study Opportunity appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Live From AONL 2024: Virtual Nursing is Unsurprisingly Top of Mind

Health Leaders | Nursing

As AONL 2024 continues, nurse leaders are brainstorming how to integrate technology into their workflows. After day one at AONL 2024, it's clear that nurse leaders and executives have a few common goals in mind to tackle workforce concerns. Virtual nursing It's no secret that the largest issue facing nursing today is staffing. CNOs are working hard to lower turnover rates by improving recruitment and retention efforts, and many of them are incorporating virtual nursing as a way to do that.

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No new staff, all new results: Why virtual nursing is thriving at ChristianaCare

Becker's Hospital Review

"Learn how ChristianaCare leveraged virtual nursing to expand their services without adding staff, reducing nurse burnout and improving patient experience.

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Having Situational Humility

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A nurse leader told me about a recent conversation with staff on her unit. They were vocalizing concerns about their assignments and the volume of patients admitted to their unit. The conversation had taken a very negative turn when she backed off and said the following: You […] The post Having Situational Humility appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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How to Become a Nurse Later in Life 

Board Vitals - Nursing

Embarking on a career in the nursing field later in life is an inspiring journey that many individuals choose to undertake. Whether it’s a personal passion or a long-held dream, it’s never too late to pursue a fulfilling career in healthcare. In this guide, we will answer the most common questions asked by those starting a nursing career later in life.

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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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Infographic: 5 Safety Tips for Nursing

Health Leaders | Nursing

CNOs must help nurses feel both physically and psychologically safe. With rising workplace violence and burnout rates, it's important for CNOs and other nurse leaders to be aware of the safety and wellbeing of their nurses. During the HealthLeaders’ Nurse Labor and Compensation NOW Summit , Jennifer Croland, vice president and chief nursing officer at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, and Dr.

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A Day in the Life: Hospice Nurse  

Daily Nurse

Supporting someone with a life-limiting diagnosis or talking about death can be difficult for many people, but not for a hospice nurse. What’s it like to care for patients and their families in the end-of-life process? Maryette Williamson, RN, BSN, knows firsthand from working as a BAYADA Hospice Nurse in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We asked her about her work.

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Charting Made Easy:  The SOAPI Note

The Gypsy Nurse

There are several different ways to write a nursing note , but this article will focus on one of the most popular and how it is written: the SOAPI note. This article will break the SOAPI note down so you can decide if it’s a format that will work for you. As always, check with your organization to determine how they want their notes written. You may have heard the adage in nursing school or from a co-worker: As a travel nurse, “If you didn’t chart it, it didn’t happen!

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Celebrating Diversity Month

Diversity Nursing

April is Diversity Month and serves as a vital opportunity to amplify awareness surrounding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, offering a space for meaningful conversations and mutual understanding among Diverse groups. Promoting Unity and Belonging can also help boost recruitment and retention. In fact, a Glassdoor survey found that 76% of employees and job seekers report that a Diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating job offers.

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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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Here's How CNOs Can Prevent Workplace Violence and Keep Nurses Psychologically Safe

Health Leaders | Nursing

Physical and psychological safety should be key focuses for CNOs. With rising workplace violence and burnout rates, it's important for CNOs and other nurse leaders to be aware of the safety and wellbeing of their nurses. Safety goes beyond just the physical. Nurses must feel psychologically safe as well—they should be able to voice their feelings and concerns without fear.

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Capital Equipment: An Overview & Strategies for Effective Purchases | symplr

Symplr

Capital equipment represents about 20% of a hospital or health system’s non-labor spend and refers to long-lasting, durable equipment used by healthcare organizations to generate income. In contrast to consumable products, these equipment items typically surpass a price threshold set by hospitals based on their policy and other considerations.

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Honoring our veterans

American Nurse

Honoring our veterans is an essential part of our society as they have shown dedication and bravery while serving our country. It’s our responsibility to provide them with veteran-centered care, which can enhance their quality of life. Veterans face many challenges after leaving active duty, which affect their personality and health. Simply asking about a veteran’s service can provide validation.

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States with the most, fewest RNs per capita

Becker's Hospital Review

Discover which states have the most and fewest registered nurses per capita according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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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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Creating a Disaster Simulation for Nursing Students

Amercan Journal of Nursing

A nursing student treats a volunteer acting as a disaster victim during a high-fidelity simulation at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center. Photo courtesy of the authors. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in the United States “there were 28 weather and climate disasters in 2023 , surpassing the previous record of 22 in 2020.

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Mount Sinai South Nassau Nurse Eileen Mahler Honored for Illustrious 45-Year Nursing Career

Daily Nurse

Eileen Mahler, PhD, RNC-OB, NE-BC, a resident of Oceanside, NY, was honored for her 45 years of service as a nurse at Mount Sinai South Nassau with a surprise retirement celebration. Hundreds of hospital staff attended the event, and Mahler was given a chauffeured ride home in a BMW convertible escorted by the Oceanside Fire Department Fire Engine. Daily Nurse has named Eileen Mahler Nurse of the Week for her illustrious 45-year nursing career and lifetime dedication to the nursing profession

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Listening to messages

American Nurse

What do you do if you see someone with a fork in their eye? As nurses, we instantly think about how to care for that person: Check airway, breathing, circulation. Do I need to stop blood flow? How can I best stabilize the eye waiting for the emergency provider? Is the current environment safe? You’re probably thinking of more assessment data and interventions.

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A doctor to help patients thrive in life after cancer

Penn Medicine News

At ABBCI in Lancaster, Jennie Barbieri, MD, recently became the first director of Bridging Oncology Care & Wellness Recovery to ensure patients’ mind, body, and spirit are cared for once they reach recovery.

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Are we prepared for multiculturalism in Portuguese Primary Health Care? A reflection on experience based on Leininger’s theory

Nursology

Contributor: Débora Gutierrez Castanheira Ferreira Aires We live in times of significant change in Portugal and around the world. We deal or are learning to sell, with the growing and constant movement of people, whether for work reasons, due to conflicts, or simply for tourism. Some people find themselves in precarious situations, very vulnerable and … Continue reading Are we prepared for multiculturalism in Portuguese Primary Health Care?

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No. 1 Rankings for the School of Nursing and a Pipeline to the “Best Jobs”

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

According to U.S. News and World Report 2024 rankings, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is the No.1 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program No. 1 nursing master’s program (tied). This is the third year in a row that our DNP program received the top ranking, and the master’s program continues to be among the top programs… The post No. 1 Rankings for the School of Nursing and a Pipeline to the “Best Jobs” appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Eclipse Escapades – Nursing Through the Shadows

The Relentless School Nurse

Today’s guest post is from our friend Holly Giovi , also known as Nurse Holly, one of the moderators of the private School Nursing Facebook group! Holly invites readers into a whimsical world where the ordinary routines of a school nurse’s day intersect with the extraordinary magic of a solar eclipse. Through Holly’s imaginative lens, we embark on a journey filled with unexpected transformations, strange maladies, and moments of healing grace.

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A wish to remember

Penn Medicine News

The Three Wishes Project at Penn Medicine Princeton Health helps ease the process of dying for patients, their families, and the staff who care for them.

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Health systems lean into nurse self-scheduling

Becker's Hospital Review

Some hospitals and health systems are embracing self-scheduling options for nurses and other team members in a bid to attract and retain younger workers. A recent survey suggests the strategy could also bring back nurses who've retired or left the field.

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Delivering High Quality Care – What Does it Mean? 

IntelyCare

Delivering high quality care is probably chief among your goals as a nursing professional. But what exactly does it mean to provide quality care? In this blog, we share a few different techniques that can help you focus on delivering high quality care, as well as what to do when your work environment isn’t conducive to quality caregiving. Follow the 7 Ethical Principles of Nursing In your job as a nursing professional, you are tasked with making hundreds of decisions a day.

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Contributed Content: Boosting Nurse Retention in Younger Generations

Health Leaders | Nursing

Here's how one health system lowered their turnover rates, according to their CNO. Editors note: Cheryl Reinking, DNP, RN , is the chief nursing officer at El Camino Health and has been with El Camino Health for 35 years. She has served in numerous positions in her career including clinical nurse, case manager, clinical manager, nursing director and vice chief of clinical operations before becoming the enterprise Chief Nursing Officer in 2013.

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Igniting Human Understanding: Toya Gorley

NRC Health

Toya Gorley's own experience connects very closely to NRC Health’s philosophy of Human Understanding, because, as she says, “it is about that individual and what matters to them.” The post Igniting Human Understanding: Toya Gorley appeared first on NRC Health.

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The state of nurse pay, work-life balance

Becker's Hospital Review

Pay has increased for some nurses, and the same can be said for the number of nurses seeking a higher degree or additional certification — but workplace violence also is on the rise, a Nurse.org report found.