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New Social Determinants of Work Health

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, RN, EdD, FAAN, NEA-BC For the past few years, I have been talking to nurse leaders about the social determinants of work health. Justin Montgomery, a Dartmouth Hitchcock Health System nursing director, first raised this concept several years ago during a webinar. Justin noted the following in the chat, “Much like […] The post New Social Determinants of Work Health appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Meet the CEO That Stayed Up All Night

Daily Nurse

Michael Charlton was recently named CEO of AtlantiCare , a healthcare organization operating across five counties in southern New Jersey and serving a region of 1 million residents. In conversation with Mr. Charlton, we learned more about AtlantiCare’s mission and his philosophy for being a transformational leader in the 21st-century healthcare space.

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Viewpoint: A new hospital funding model could help nursing shortage

Becker's Hospital Review

There is ongoing dialogue about the nursing shortage in the U.S., but part of the conversation may be getting lost, says Olga Yakusheva, PhD, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor.

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Employer Branding and Recruitment

Hospital Recruiting | Nursing

Recruiting healthcare candidates in today’s market is more than just a shotgun blast of email marketing – it requires strategic use of social media, strong employer branding, and a streamlined application process. Candidates are looking for roles that offer professional growth, work-life balance, and alignment with their values. Social media provides healthcare employers with a powerful platform to enhance employer branding by showcasing their workplace culture, sharing employee testimonials, an

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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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Diverse Nurse Manager Volunteers Needed for UCF Research Study

Emerging RN Leader

The post Diverse Nurse Manager Volunteers Needed for UCF Research Study appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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The State of the Nursing Workforce in 2024

Daily Nurse

The nursing profession is a multifaceted group that works in a variety of clinical and non-clinical roles. As the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, the state of the nursing profession has a significant impact on the state of healthcare as a whole. Assessing where nurses find themselves provides insight into what’s going well and what could improve in the world of working health professionals.

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The Lived Experience of a Black Nurse:Layla's Harrowing Tale of Disproportionate Actions, Discrimination and Injustice

Equality 4 Black Nurses

In the healthcare profession, the dedication and resilience of Nurses are paramount. Yet, the lived experiences of Black Nurses often reveal a starkly different reality, marred by discrimination and inequity. This is blog post is based on the true story of Layla, a Black Nurse who faced harsh and disproportionate treatment whilst working in a British publicly funded NHS Trust.

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When Will We Give Space to Silent Voices?

Nursology

Contributor: Crystal Garvey VNTW 2024 was a well-organized, thought-out conference. It is an event where nursing theorists and philosophers are given space to present and demonstrate scholarship through a unique epistemological lens. I appreciated how the event coordinators were intentional about creating space for researchers to present on topic areas that are not considered mainstream … Continue reading When Will We Give Space to Silent Voices?

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4 Self-Care Tips for Travel Nurses While on Assignment

The Gypsy Nurse

Self-care is often pushed to the back burner by many people, including nurses. As travel nurses, you always care for others, but taking care of yourself is just as important, if not more important. If you don’t take care of yourself, you will not care for those who rely on you. Being on the road while on a travel nurse assignment can make it harder to care for yourself.

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Arizona Nurse Discovers Dual Passions in Nursing and Earns Sixth Degree

Daily Nurse

Dr. Lokelani Ahyo, a dedicated nurse educator from Yuma, Arizona, has committed to lifelong learning by recently attaining her sixth degree – a Bachelor’s in Psychology. At 52 years old, Dr. Ahyo, a mother of seven, is a nursing professor at Southern New Hampshire University and has accumulated an impressive academic background with two associate’s degrees, a bachelor’s, a master’s, and a doctorate.

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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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Running your Business on Spreadsheets – The Downside

Celayix

Most organizations start their business management with spreadsheets. Well, why not? Spreadsheets are free, familiar, and versatile. They’re readily available on your computer and are a viable option to any infant company seeking to control costs. With this in mind, we need to remind ourselves that spreadsheets may not be the best option for your business in the long run.

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Prioritizing our Healthcare Workers: The Importance of Addressing the Intersection of Workplace Violence and Mental Health and Wellbeing

NIOSH Science Blog

Workplace violence impacts the mental health and wellbeing of the healthcare workforce. The negative outcomes not only affect the healthcare worker but can trickle down to patient safety and satisfaction. It is important that healthcare institutions implement workplace violence prevention programs that benefit the entire healthcare workforce. This blog post highlights current efforts across government and industry to address this critical issue.

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Healthy Meal Prep for Nurses on the Go: Quick and Nutritious Ideas

Diversity Nursing

Being a Nurse is demanding. With long shifts, often erratic schedules, and the constant need to be alert and energetic, maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging. However, with some strategic meal prep, it's possible to nourish your body effectively while saving time and reducing stress. Here are some quick and nutritious meal prep ideas tailored for Nurses on the go.

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How to Style Your Everyday Scrubs and Look Professional Yet Chic

Daily Nurse

Imagine stepping into the hospital early in the morning, coffee in one hand, your trusty bag slung over your shoulder, ready to face whatever the day throws at you. But here’s the twist: you’re not just any healthcare professional; you’re the one who turns heads in the hallway, not because of the brisk pace you move or the confident way you carry yourself, but because of how darn good you look in your scrubs.

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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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Leadership Insights to Inspire Teams & Drive Innovation | symplr

Symplr

I have the distinct privilege of leading a team that's not just at the forefront of healthcare technology but also setting the standard for what it means to excel in today's fast-paced, innovation-driven industry. Reflecting on three recent prestigious awards for symplr has me thinking about what I’ve learned as a leader about creating and sustaining culture, fostering purpose, and driving excellence in execution.

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A Paradigm Shift in Obesity Care: Recommended Reading in AJN’s June Issue

Amercan Journal of Nursing

The June issue of AJN is now live. Obesity, which is depicted on the June cover , has steadily increased in prevalence in the United States over the past three decades. This month’s AJN Reports , “Weight Loss Medications: Stigma and Shortages,” takes a close look at the multifaceted implications of new medications to treat obesity. (Also see editor-in-chief Carl Kirton’s editorial, “A Paradigm Shift in Obesity Care.” ) “Nursing Care for Patients After Urostomy Surgery&#

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One Year Later – ANA Continues the Fight for Workplace Violence Prevention

Capitol Beat

As workplace violence (WPV) in health care continues to rise, nurses cannot wait for solutions. Last year , the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finally started work on a WPV prevention standard. According to OSHA’s own data , health care and social assistance workers now face six times the risk of WPV than all other industries. This is an increase from 2018 data which showed a risk of five times that of other industries.

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Nurses and secondary jobs: 4 key takeaways

Becker's Hospital Review

"Discover the latest federal data on registered nurses in the U.S.

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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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Emory Healthcare's 5 Metrics of Success for Virtual Nursing

Health Leaders | Nursing

One of the biggest challenges when implementing virtual nursing programs is determining which metrics to use to measure ROI. Jason Atkins , vice president and chief clinical informatics officer at Emory Healthcare , outlined how the Atlanta-based health system is implementing virtual nursing and the five metrics they use to measure the success of their program.

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Embracing AI in nursing: A path to enhanced care and professional growth

American Nurse

In April, a California hospital in the Kaiser Permanente (KP) health system was the scene of a protest by nurses concerned about KP’s publicly stated plans to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into patient care. At the protest, California Nursing Association president Michelle Guitierrez Vo warned agains t the “degradation and devaluation” of nursing due to the use of “untested technologies.

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The Influence of Scrubs in Nurses’ Mental Readiness and Overall Well-Being

Daily Nurse

For nurses, putting on their scrubs is more than just donning their work clothes—it’s about making a mental shift into their roles as caregivers. This seemingly simple act holds significant psychological power because it serves as a ritual that helps nurses prepare for the demanding day ahead. In a way, it serves as a mental cue. According to a study by the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology , putting on a uniform can create vital mental boundaries, assisting workers in managing str

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Essential Answers for Those Considering a Nursing Career

Scrubs

Are you drawn to a career that truly makes a difference but need to know if nursing is the right path for you? If the idea of positively impacting people’s lives while pursuing a stable and in-demand career appeals to you, then nursing might be the perfect fit. However, before embarking on this journey, it is crucial to ask yourself some essential questions to ensure you’re making an informed decision that aligns with your values, interests, and long-term goals.

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The Exec: CNO Paula McKinney's Story of Resiliency

Health Leaders | Nursing

Nurse leaders must rely on each other and build resiliency amongst nurses. Paula McKinney knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a nurse. She began her career in 1986 at Toumey Regional Medical Center in South Carolina. After moving to Indiana in 1989, she advanced to nursing education to include a master’s degree in Community Health from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Southern Indiana.

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Connect with healthcare experience leaders and innovators at HUB24

NRC Health

Check out the breakout sessions and poster presentation details for NRC Health's 30th annual conference, Human Understanding Beyond | HUB24. Get the details and register today! The post Connect with healthcare experience leaders and innovators at HUB24 appeared first on NRC Health.

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Nurse Attire: 7 Comfy Additions to Your Everyday Work Look

Minority Nurse

As thousands of new nurses join the workforce each year, tons of essential products are geared toward making their lives easier. But whether you’re a new or experienced nurse, you might miss out on comfortable additions to your everyday work attire that will help you work 15-hour shifts without batting an eye. If you’re ready to step up your work look and comfort game, check out the tools you need to ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible, support you as a medical professional, and keep yo

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Now streaming: documentary on Penn-developed CAR T cancer cure

Penn Medicine News

‘Of Medicine and Miracles’ shares the story behind the first child cured of leukemia with CAR T cell therapy and the persistent team of doctors who made it possible.

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States with the largest, smallest nurse shortages per capita

Becker's Hospital Review

The District of Columbia has the highest number of nurses per capita while Utah has the lowest, according to a NurseJournal analysis.

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Why Legal Nurse Consulting is the Easiest Business to Start

Empowered Nurses

Many nurses are feeling the strain of long shifts, bureaucratic hurdles, and an overwhelming workload. Imagine channeling your medical expertise into a new career path that offers flexibility, independence, and lucrative opportunities. Legal Nurse Consulting (LNC) might just be the answer. Here’s why starting a business in legal nurse consulting is one of the easiest and most rewarding ventures for nursing professionals.

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The Importance of Mental Health Care for Healthcare Workers

The Gypsy Nurse

Travel Nurses Inc. provided this article. As a travel nurse, you already know the challenges that come with constantly moving from one hospital to another and facing new environments. However, what may not be as readily apparent is the toll that this lifestyle can take on your mental health. In a profession where the demands are high and the stakes even higher, prioritizing your mental well-being is crucial.

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‘It’s putting patients’ lives in danger’: Nurses say ransomware attack is stressing hospital operations

Health Leaders | Nursing

A ransomware attack on a major U.S. hospital network that began three weeks ago is endangering patients' health as nurses are forced to manually enter prescription information and work without electronic health records, nurses at two hospitals affected by the cyberattack told CNN.

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Opioid Addiction Training for Dental Healthcare Professionals

American Medical Compliance

The Opioid Addiction Training for Dental Healthcare Professionals educates dental healthcare professionals (DHCP) on the issue of opioid addiction. Opioid addiction is a pressing public health crisis, and dental healthcare professionals are at the forefront of this battle. Dentists and oral surgeons frequently prescribe opioids for pain management, particularly after surgical procedures.

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Why an Advanced Degree Might Not Be the Right Path for Every Nurse

Empowered Nurses

As nurses, we often feel the pull to further our education and pursue advanced degrees. The allure of increased knowledge, better pay, and enhanced career opportunities is strong. However, it’s important to remember that an advanced degree isn’t the only path to a fulfilling and successful nursing career. Here, I want to explore why you might choose to forgo an advanced degree and still thrive in your profession. 1.

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From Arizona to Alaska: The Ultimate Travel Nurse Bucket List Landmarks Edition

The Gypsy Nurse

AB Staffing Solutions provided this article. We love our travel nurses and know you work and play hard. One of the benefits of being a traveler is that you can pick the part of the country where you’d like to work. When you’re not working, you can explore. Our travelers love telling their recruiters about where they explore and their favorite places to visit.