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Self-Awareness in Leadership

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nursing leadership success today demands a very high level of emotional intelligence. There are five essential skills to becoming more emotionally intelligent. These include: Self-awareness – knowing one’s strengths, weaknesses, drives, values, and impact on others. Self-regulation – controlling or redirecting impulses and moods.

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Self-Care: A Challenge For Some NPs?

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Are you taking care of yourself? As NPs, we excel in telling patients how important it is to take care of themselves. But how well are we taking care of ourselves personally and professionally? Do we follow our own advice? Some of us do, but I’m afraid for some of us, self-care remains a struggle. What is Self-Care? If you’re thinking about candles, a sip of wine or two, quiet music, and the like, you’re on the right track.

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Adventures in lifelong learning

American Nurse

Terry Pope takes nursing continuing education to new heights Terry Pope After a stint as an ICU charge nurse, Terry Pope, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, knew that leadership was her calling. From that point, she took on various leadership roles, from nurse manager to vice president to chief nursing officer. She loved coaching nurses—helping them grow, learn, and gain new skills—which led her to do something she had never considered: She started her own business in nursing continuing education.

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Texas looks to retain rural nurses with $15K stipends

Becker's Hospital Review

Texas hospitals are bracing for a projected shortage of around 12,572 nurses by 2032. With an aim to close some of the anticipated gap, the state opened applications June 3 for its inaugural rural nurse retention initiative, which would fund $15,000 stipends for qualified nurses.

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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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When Staff Overshare

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A very big challenge for many nurse managers today involves staff oversharing information with them to the point of discomfort. Consider the following story told to me by a leader: I like to think of myself as a servant leader, but I wonder if things are going […] The post When Staff Overshare appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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The Future of Nursing Informatics: Trends and Predictions for the Next Decade

Daily Nurse

Nursing informatics combines nursing science, analytics, and information science to help manage and share vital healthcare data. Its main objective is to promptly provide clinicians with accurate patient data to enhance patient-centered care and results. Nursing informatics streamlines the documentation process. Paperwork is reduced with the use of electronic health records (EHRs), which help in the automation of data transmission that nurses, doctors, and patients can easily access.

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Nurse sabbaticals pay off for Nationwide Children's

Becker's Hospital Review

Sabbaticals in nursing. It is a concept some hospital leaders might dismiss, given the complexities of staffing. But Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital is leaning in.

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Upskill Your Leaders with The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership

Emerging RN Leader

We are pleased to partner with the New England ONL again to present the Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership this month. You don’t need to be an ONL member to register. We have one session for nurse managers and a second for emerging leaders. These highly interactive and highly rated sessions present the latest […] The post Upskill Your Leaders with The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Sister’s Cancer Diagnosis Inspires Taylor Fry to Pursue Career as an Oncology Nurse

Daily Nurse

Taylor Fry, RN, BSN, was a sophomore in high school when her younger sister, Grace, battled acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Fry supported her sister through every treatment, and watching Grace beat cancer inspired her to become an oncology nurse. After completing high school, Fry pursued a nursing degree and now works as a registered nurse in the Inpatient Hematology/Oncology unit at Children’s Nebraska – with the same team at the hospital that saved her sister’s life.

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The Case for Soft Skills in Nursing Education

American Nurse

As the healthcare climate continues to change, the demand for nurses with strong clinical skills and an effective bedside manner grows. Unfortunately, some nursing programs place an insufficient emphasis on developing soft skills alongside clinical judgment, technical expertise, and other traditional core competencies. Not only does this leave new nurses unprepared for the complexity of the healthcare field, but it also negatively impacts our profession as a whole.

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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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What are the Benefits of Lowering Span of Control?

Health Leaders | Nursing

A new report shows that lowering nurse manager span of control improves clinical and financial outcomes. Amid high burnout and turnover rates, nurse leaders should take a closer look at a key piece of the workforce puzzle: nurse managers. Nurse managers need time and support from leadership to complete their tasks. According to a report published by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership ( AONL ) and Laudio , this could be accomplished by lowering span of control.

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Checklist for Managing Your Wellbeing While Working in Mental Health Care

Scrubs

Do you work in mental health care or a related field? Perhaps you’ve recently completed an online Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or another mental health qualification. You might be working as a psychiatric nurse, peer support worker, or social worker specializing in mental health. Whatever your role, it’s an important one.

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How much flexibility is too much in nurse staffing?

Becker's Hospital Review

"Discover how hospitals are implementing flexible options for nurses to improve retention, satisfaction, and well-being while maintaining patient safety.

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Aortic dissection

American Nurse

Nursing knowledge prompts timely intervention. Takeaways: An aortic dissection is caused by a tear in the intimal wall of the aorta forcing blood to flow between layers of the aorta to create a false lumen. Type A aortic dissections occur in the ascending aorta. Type B dissections occur distal to the subclavian artery and involve the descending aorta.

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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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7 Essential Skincare Tips While Traveling This Summer

The Gypsy Nurse

Have you ever heard that a skincare routine is at the top of any traveler’s to-do list? No, right! That’s because travelers hardly take care of their skin while on a trip. As a result, often, a trip results in tanning, sunburns, dull skin, breakouts, or flare-ups. However, traveling does not always mean frizzy hair, a dizzy face, tired eyeballs, and a limp body.

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Nursing Leadership: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Relias

Nursing leadership is one of the most important ways to motivate and inspire nurses to practice at the top of their licensure. The American Nurses Association describes a nurse leader as one who inspires and influences others to achieve their maximum potential using leadership skills and critical thinking. Nurses can lead by sharing and propelling ideas and innovation at any point throughout their careers and do not necessarily need to hold an official leadership title or role.

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Study Shows Mental Health, Lack of Workplace Support as Key Factors Driving Nurses Away from Jobs

Daily Nurse

A recent study conducted during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic sheds light on the factors influencing nurses’ decisions to continue or leave their jobs. The research, led by experts at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and published in the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing , emphasizes the critical role of coworker and employer support in determining nurses’ job satisfaction and retention.

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ANA Enterprise News, June 2024

American Nurse

Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, former CEO of the ANA Enterprise, was honored with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Distinguished AACN Partner Award at a ceremony in March. The award recognizes individuals who have had a significant and sustained collaborative relationship with AACN on issues impacting nursing education, practice, regulation, and policy at the national level and a strong commitment to advancing academic nursing education.

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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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Washington State for the Summer

The Gypsy Nurse

Oscar and I have been lucky enough to call Washington State “home” for the last several months and cannot express enough how much we love this state. Our first assignment in Washington last summer took us to the Eastern side of the state, a part of Washington we didn’t even know existed until we arrived. Much like the deserts of Texas, where we are from, Eastern Washington provides a stark contrast to the evergreen, rainy Washington stereotype we all seem to know.

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Deception and Examination: Gleaning from Patterns of Knowing in Nursing to Expose Healthcare Fraud

Nursology

Contributor: T’Neecia Leigh Applewhite MBA MS APRN FNP-C Nurses are not just the backbone of the healthcare systems worldwide but also the vigilant guardians against healthcare fraud. As the largest and most trusted healthcare occupation in the United States, with over 3.4 million registered nurses, we are more than just healthcare workers.

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‘Follow the Cannons!’: Clara Barton’s Pioneering Battlefield Nursing at Antietam

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Antietam battlefield, seen from the observation tower. Photo credit: Lewis Sandy. As it happens, this summer’s #1 best-selling book is Kristin Hannah’s The Women , which tells the story of Frankie, a young idealist nurse who volunteers to serve in Vietnam. This harrowing tale takes her fresh out of Army basic training to the Thirty Sixth Evac Hospital, where she and her fellow nurses triage the wounded, provide care for the dying, and stabilize soldiers for further treatment at other hospitals,

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FAQs: AI and prompt engineering

American Nurse

The future of nursing education and professional development Takeaways: Artificial intelligence (AI) and prompt engineering serves as an innovation within nursing and nursing education. Nursing educators and professional development specialists require training to create prompts that deliver meaningful AI responses. In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, cutting-edge technologies have become pivotal in shaping the future of nursing education.

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A nurse-run clinic at Port Tampa Bay touts itself as the first of its kind

Health News Florida | Nurses

The USF College of Nursing Port of Tampa Seafarers Center Clinic opened last month to serve maritime workers, including international workers aboard cargo and cruise ships.

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Meet Joe: A Passionate Recruiter Connecting Nurses with Their Perfect Roles

Core Medical Group

Joe is a Senior Recruiter in the Permanent Placement Division at CoreMedical Group, with over 2.5 years of experience. Known for being personable and easy to talk to, Joe enjoys fishing, watching sports, and spending time with his son. Joe is dedicated to connecting nurses with their perfect placement!

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The art and science of cancer care

Penn Medicine News

As President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Lynn Schuchter, MD, is sharing her philosophy on cancer care with the oncology world.

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Men in nursing

American Nurse

Better representation key for profession’s workforce, health outcome goals Men in nursing view their presence in the profession as vital for addressing social determinants of health and meeting the nation’s growing healthcare needs. Their lived experience, perspective, and clinical insights also can make much-needed inroads in improving men’s health, they argue.

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Florida nursing homes will need to comply with federal staffing standards

Health News Florida | Nurses

The chief requirement: Nursing homes must have enough staff to provide each patient with 3.48 hours of direct care every day. Nursing home companies have raised concerns the mandate will cause financial strains.

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Survey Paints Enrollment Picture

Daily Nurse

When evaluating nursing school enrollment, students and educators can generally be satisfied with the current status while being mindful of specific concerns. In April, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) released data revealing that enrollment in programs designed to prepare entry-level registered nurses held steady, up 0.3% compared with the previous survey.

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The 7 Elements of an Effective Hospital Compliance Program | symplr

Symplr

In November 2023, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued updated General Compliance Program Guidance , marking a significant evolution in the standards governing healthcare compliance. It has been 16 years since they last touched guidance for an industry-specific entity and 26 years since OIG issued the original Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals.

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Oncology nursing: Clinical assistant onboarding

American Nurse

Immersion, simulation, and adaptation result in a successful program for nursing students. Takeaways: Early introduction to oncology nursing should be included in nursing school curricula. Adapting a hybrid format for student orientation can prove beneficial to all stakeholders. Cancer care includes complex communication, and nurses require skills training equipped help them have these conversations with patients.

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RCN once again calls for regulation of healthcare assistants

Nursing Times

Read why nurses are reiterating demands for nursing support workers to be regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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Maximizing the Nurse-Patient Relationship

Daily Nurse

Nursing is highly relational, and the nurse-patient relationship is central to creating an optimal collaborative environment and the best possible patient outcomes. For nurses seeking to maximize their connection with patients, we must recognize how to work around obstacles in our way. This is where the relational rubber hits the road. The Critical Importance of the Nurse-Patient Relationship Dr.

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How to Calculate Cost-of-Vacancy for Healthcare Hiring | symplr

Symplr

With more healthcare jobs to fill than ever before, a widening skills gap, and an unprecedented staffing shortage, healthcare talent management professionals face an uphill battle. On top of those challenges, their work is under increased scrutiny and the pressure’s on to track and deliver key metrics—such as premium labor cost—to leaders as a means to demonstrate the business effects of their talent management practices.