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Are We Held Hostage by HCAHPS Scores?

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A CNO colleague recently shared that health systems tolerate terrible behavior from patients and families because they are worried about their HCAHPS scores. She noted, “We are being held hostage because these scores impact our reimbursement. It seems crazy because the demand for healthcare far exceeds our […] The post Are We Held Hostage by HCAHPS Scores?

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An Interview with Sharon Burch

Nurse Practitioners in Business

When thinking about business, the vast majority of nurses and nurse practitioners start with the idea of doing something that utilizes the professional skills they have developed. That makes sense, you spend years getting your education and developing your skills and talents, why not use them? And use them you can…though perhaps in different ways.

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Reduced RN staffing increases stay length, readmission and death risk: Study

Becker's Hospital Review

Supplementing gaps in nursing staff with lower-wage personnel like licensed practical nurses or aides can increase patient risks of readmission, death, longer stays and lower satisfaction, according to a study published June 10 in Medical Care.

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To Address the Nursing Faculty Shortage, Start with the Pay Gap

Amercan Journal of Nursing

The salary gap between clinical and faculty roles. Photo by AXP Photography on Unsplash There is a national shortage of nursing faculty to educate the future nurse workforce. The biggest barrier to recruiting and retaining nursing faculty is the salary gap between the faculty and clinical nursing roles. Nurses routinely take pay cuts of as much as $40,000 when leaving clinical practice to teach full-time.

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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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Five Takeaways from the Gallup Workforce Summit

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Last week, I attended the 2024 Gallup Workforce Summit in Omaha, Nebraska. I am always interested in tracking Gallup workforce trends because their research has a historical perspective of almost 50 years. Gallup insights are also interesting because they have client data from every industry, and their […] The post Five Takeaways from the Gallup Workforce Summit appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Why can’t nursing jobs look like other jobs?

American Nurse

When I compare my sister’s accounting job to my role as a nurse, it’s clear that a significant disparity exists in the social and professional benefits offered. As an accountant, she enjoys after-work parties, team-building events, traveling retreats, and flexible work hours. In contrast, nursing frequently feels like an endless cycle of shifts, with little room for camaraderie or relaxation outside of work.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Cara Lunsford

Minority Nurse

Cara Lunsford is the VP of Community at Nurse.com , fostering a community where nurses can find peer support, allies, professional opportunities, resources, and education. She ’ s also the host of Nurse.com ’ s NurseDot Podcast and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, highlighting a variety of voices within the nursing industry while also speaking to her personal experiences as an RN and founder of HOLLIBLU, a social networking app exclusively for nurses (acquired by Nurse.com in 2022).

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Avoidable Overtime is Draining your Profits

Celayix

When it comes to running a business and scheduling your employees , overtime can be both a blessing and a curse. Yes, it means you can keep operations running smoothly and meet the demands of your customers/clients. However, it also incurs financial costs, and creates other issues! This is where the importance of understanding the difference between avoidable overtime, and unavoidable overtime is crucial.

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The Role of Volunteering in Professional Development

American Nurse

Nursing is a unique profession driven by the commitment to care for others. Within this noble profession, ongoing learning and development are essential to stay abreast of advancements and best practices. While formal education and clinical experience are crucial, volunteering within professional organizations is a powerful avenue for nurses to foster professional growth.

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Nursing doesn't look so glamorous on TikTok, GenZ is noticing

Becker's Hospital Review

Not only does the nursing profession have a shortage, but according to Gen Z social media users, the career path also has an image problem, a June 4 report from ShiftKey, a digital healthcare platform for providers, found.

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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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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Blake Lynch, AKA Nurse Blake

Minority Nurse

Blake Lynch, aka Nurse Blake , loves caring for and helping patients and caring for and helping fellow nurses. As a popular nursing influencer, internationally touring comedian, healthcare advocate, and keynote speaker, Nurse Blake uses humor to bring nurses together. Working in trauma centers around the country, Nurse Blake started posting original comedy videos aimed at his profession to cope with the stress of his nursing job.

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International Travel Nurse: 7 Best European Countries

The Gypsy Nurse

Leaving your country searching for better job opportunities is not uncommon these days. Regardless of their profession, many individuals seek employment in a foreign country. If they believe that the standard of living, quality of life, and salaries are superior to those of their homeland. The situation is no different for travel nurses. If you are a travel nurse looking for a job in a European country, look at the list below for the 7 best European countries for international travel nurses to w

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Beyond the 7 Elements: Prepare Your Hospital for Future Compliance Challenges | symplr

Symplr

While adhering to the seven elements addressed in part one of this blog series is fundamental, your hospital must adopt a forward-looking approach to compliance that anticipates future challenges.

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10 Lessons from Clara Barton’s Life for Living and Making an Impact

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Oil painting of Clara Barton by Mathilde Leisenring, 1937. Clara Barton lived an amazing life with extraordinary accomplishments, as a group of us recently learned on a tour retracing her steps (this will be the final post in the series ). But it was an unlikely, even improbable, journey. She was painfully shy, suffered from anxiety and depression, and had to endure discrimination due to her gender, marital status, and age.

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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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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Working as a CNA

Daily Nurse

Starting your career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) offers unique rewards and challenges in the healthcare environment. CNAs provide basic care to patients under the supervision of a nurse and accomplish many complex and physical tasks that nurses can’t do on their own. Some of these CNA responsibilities include assisting with personal care tasks like bathing and toileting, helping patients eat and drink, and taking their vital signs when needed.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: More Than a Slogan

Minority Nurse

Certain concepts frequently enter the popular consciousness and become a timely part of the current vocabulary. Diversity , equity, and inclusion (DEI) is one such concept, as are environmental awareness and the science of climate change. While the overall effect of these terms becoming more popular and part of the general consciousness is very positive, we also have to watch for these concepts being co-opted and used solely for public relations and sloganeering.

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Hello again …

Teresa Chinn

Hello my name is Teresa Chinn and it’s been quite a while since I blogged! Things have been busy, things have changed … in fact the whole world changed for a bit … and that, to be honest, was difficult … but… hello again ! My name is Teresa Chinn and I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew. I am a registered nurse working in adult social care, (with a little bit of social media notoriety under my belt) and facing a new leadership challenge.

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Clara Barton and the Missing Soldiers Office: Meeting a Desperate Need for Information

Amercan Journal of Nursing

“I was fascinated to learn the site was discovered in 1996, saved by a government worker who was preparing the site for demolition when he discovered historical documents in the attic!” Recognizing a need for information and meeting it. In the course of our tour following the footsteps of Clara Barton, my admiration for her courage, confidence, and strength in character—yes, fortitude is the word that comes to mind — continues to grow.

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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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Is Nursing a STEM Profession?

Daily Nurse

Certain occupations are steeped in science, technology, engineering, and/or math, and these professional pathways are generally referred to as STEM careers. Although we often refer to nursing as an art, nursing is deeply based on science and technology, and there is a movement to recognize nursing as a STEM profession officially. Would having nursing categorized as a STEM career benefit the most trusted profession in the United States and the largest segment of the healthcare workforce?

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Fixing the Grad Nurse Turnover Problem by Equipping Your Preceptors

Healthy Workforce Institute

You might already know that bullying and incivility are rising in healthcare. As healthcare leaders, it’s our job to equip ourselves with the knowledge, skills, and tools to combat these issues. One clear example of this challenge is the retention rates of our newly graduated nurses. If you have a nurse turnover problem, chances are you have a preceptor problem.

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Providence LGBTQIA+ caregivers: A “connected and empowered community”

Providence

We are proud to hear from caregivers across the Providence family of organizations that our workplace welcomes everyone. From inclusion to connection, here are some of the ways we celebrate and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community in our workplace and within the communities we serve.

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Mental Health: Breaking the Stigma for Men

Diversity Nursing

Mental health is a crucial component of overall well-being, yet many men face challenges in acknowledging and addressing their mental health needs. Societal expectations and traditional notions of masculinity often deter men from seeking help, resulting in untreated mental health issues. It is crucial to actively advocate for breaking down the stigma surrounding men's mental health and encourage open, sincere dialogues.

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Transforming Staffing: How AI is Optimizing Clinical Workforces and Improving Flexibility

Daily Nurse

Within the intricate ecosystem of healthcare operations, a stabilized workforce is the linchpin, dictating the efficacy of care delivery and the well-being of patients and providers. However, the landscape of nurse staffing is rife with challenges, from fluctuating patient volumes to seasonal demand spikes, exacerbating the perpetual issue of maintaining optimal staffing levels.

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How to Turn Healthcare Into a Cool Career

Health Leaders | Nursing

Healthcare organizations have to look beyond the money and focus on culture and innovation to bolster the workforce, said panelists at this week’s HealthIMPACT Forum To take on workforce shortages across the enterprise, healthcare organizations have to be innovative. And that means looking past the money. “We can’t get into a bidding war,” said Kirk Larson, Aspirus Health’s Chief Technology Officer, noting the Wisconsin-based health system can’t match IT salaries offered by the likes of Microsof

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How 1 hospital 'Ubered' in extra nurses and recruited them as staffers

Becker's Hospital Review

St. Louis-based SSM Health adopted a contract on-demand nursing model with workforce partner ShiftMed in 2023 to supplement gaps in staffing. Since then, the hospital has converted about 100 on-demand nurses into staff, chief nurse Jennifer Garnica, RN, BSN, told Becker's.

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Elitism in Nursing: Breaking the Stigma to Enhance Teamwork

Diversity Nursing

Elitism in Nursing, a long-standing and pervasive issue, has been a source of significant problems across all areas of our profession. It often manifests as unspoken or assumed, leading to bullying, belittling, and an exclusive mentality. While experience is crucial for training and developing new Nurses, it can also breed a sense of superiority if not kept in check.

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Veronica Pellegrino Unveils Groundbreaking Invention Set to Transform Nursing Workflows

Daily Nurse

Veronica Pellegrino, a compassionate nurse at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center , was deeply affected by the struggle to open countless safety-sealed pill packs for her patients. Realizing the toll it took on nurses’ efficiency and well-being, she embarked on a mission to develop a solution to alleviate their burden. Through UCLA Biodesign’s support, triumphs in funding competitions like the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge, and collaboration with consultants to refine her business st

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The Exec: CNO Jesus Cepero on Strategies for Modern Nursing Issues

Health Leaders | Nursing

Creating the workforce of the future is one of the biggest challenges for nurse leaders, says this CNO. Dr. Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, NEA-BC , has spent his entire career in nursing leadership roles, and is passionate about the care of babies, children, and moms. Cepero earned a doctorate in nursing from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Science in Nursing from Kean University.

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The prescribing problem

Teresa Chinn

Advanced practice in adult social care brings so many challenges, as my clinical supervisor keeps saying “we are building the bus whilst being on it!” And she’s not wrong. The latest part of the bus we are having to build is non medical prescribing … and I wonder if this is akin to the wheels on the bus …. and the floor …. and the windscreen … and quite possibly the roof and red paint too!

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How to Boost Recruitment with Innovative Employee Referral Programs

Ensearch

In today’s competitive job market, finding top healthcare employees is more challenging than ever. Traditional recruitment methods often yield limited results, leading healthcare organizations to explore innovative strategies for attracting qualified NNPs and other healthcare providers. Among these strategies, employee referral programs stand out as a powerful way to source exceptional talent while fostering a [.

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Lucy Letby attempted murder retrial begins

Nursing Times

Former neonatal nurse Lucy Letby is back in court this week - read the latest about her retrial for attempted murder.

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Practical DEI

Minority Nurse

Exhorting nursing staff and leadership to pay attention to the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is all well and good, but how do you put into practice ways and methods that make DEI a reality? “ It all starts with self-reflection,” according to Danielle McCamey, DNP, ACNP-BC, FCCP, assistant dean of strategic partnerships at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore. “ We have to truly take an honest inventory of where we are on our respective journeys and where our biases

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Contributed Content: Nurses are Always There for Us. Here’s What We Must Do for Them.

Health Leaders | Nursing

CNOs are responsible for making sure their nurses stay safe and healthy at work, both mentally and physically. Editor's note: Mary Beth Kingston is Chief Nursing Officer for Advocate Health, the third-largest non-profit health system in the country. Being a nurse requires so many skills. They are patient and understanding when we’re suffering and recovering.