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Improving the Work-Lives of Nurse Managers

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Last week, I gave the AONL Research Foundation Keynote at the AONL meeting in New Orleans. My topic was the Evolving Role of Nurse Managers in the New World of Work. To prepare for this presentation, we sought input from nurse managers through five focus groups conducted […] The post Improving the Work-Lives of Nurse Managers appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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The Art of Delegating as a New Nurse

The Nursing Site

I absolutely love training new grad nurses. Their excitement and fresh look at the profession transports me back to fifteen-plus years ago when I first started. I work midnight’s so I have the pleasure of fine-tuning all the information that the day shift preceptors taught. Things I like to focus on are the importance of teamwork as well as the art of delegating as a new nurse.

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Nursing schools struggle to sustain enrollment, new data show: 4 notes

Becker's Hospital Review

Enrollment in BSN programs at nursing schools across the U.S. held steady in 2023, though fewer students are entering in master's and PhD programs, according to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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Nearly 100 measles cases reported in the first quarter, CDC says

American Nurse

There were 97 reported cases of measles in the first quarter of the year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, representing nearly a third of all cases since the beginning of 2020. “Risk for widespread U.S. measles transmission remains low because of high population immunity,” the CDC wrote in a report released last week. “However, because of the increase in cases during the first quarter of 2024, additional activities are needed to increase U.S. routin

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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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Millennial Nurse Leaders Research Study

Emerging RN Leader

The post Millennial Nurse Leaders Research Study appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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66,000 qualified nursing applications turned down amid faculty shortages: AACN

Becker's Hospital Review

From 2022-23, four-year colleges and universities turned down 65,766 qualified applications — not applicants, as people may apply to more than one program — which likely resulted in thousands of applicants being turned away, according to a new report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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From Dream to Reality: Jolene Scatton’s Journey to a Fulfilling Nursing Career

Daily Nurse

Jolene Scatton, RN, Director of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton always dreamed of becoming a nurse. “The biggest joy of my career is connecting with patients. You’re like their guardian angel and their safe place,” says Scatton. “On weekends, holidays, birthdays, even during snowstorms – there are always people in the hospital who need you.

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WOC Nurses Week Highlights Specialty

Minority Nurse

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week runs from April 14-20 and brings attention to this nursing specialty and the expertise WOC nurses bring to patient care. As a member of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) for 31 years and now its president, Vicky Pontieri-Lewis, MS, RN, ACNS-BC-CWOCN, says the field is exciting and ever changing.

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Integrating Nursing Theory with Technology: Enhancing Patient Care in the Digital Age

Nursology

Contributor: Rebecca Jayne Burns In this digital age, the post you are reading is already outdated. So, I am not far off base when pondering the relevance of nursing theory’s place here. Does nursing theory and technology align?

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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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Navigating Advance Directives Training for Healthcare Providers

American Medical Compliance

The following Navigating Advance Directives Training for Healthcare Providers is designed to educate healthcare providers on the legal significance of advance directives. During an emergency or at the end of life, you may face questions about your medical treatment and not be able to answer them. You also may assume your loved ones know what you would want, but that’s not always true.

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The Nurse Licensure Compact: Accessibility, Ease, and Portability

Daily Nurse

When you’re a dedicated nurse who wants to work across state lines, doing so should be easy, accessible, and user-friendly. However, this was not always the case for ambitious, hard-working nurses. In the old days, nurses needed to apply for and maintain multiple licenses, a ponderous process by any measure. Now, with the benefit of the greatly expanded Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), nurses in most states (and some U.S. territories) have the flexibility of a portable license that allows for an

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The Exec: Peggy Norton-Rosko is Set to Start as UMMS' New CNE

Health Leaders | Nursing

UMMS' new CNE aims to lead the health system on a journey to become a high reliability organization. Peggy Norton-Rosko brings more than three decades of nursing experience and leadership. Most recently, Norton-Rosko served as the Regional Chief Nursing Officer for Trinity Health's Illinois and Indiana regions, where she oversaw nursing practices across a network that included an academic medical center, two community hospitals and a large ambulatory care network.

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If It’s Not Documented, It Was Not Done

Empowered Nurses

How many times have you heard this “If it’s not documented, it was not done?” I assume many and it is so true. Your documentation will save you every time. Some common areas where lack of documentation becomes concerning include: Failing to document Verbal Orders. It is imperative to document verbal orders. I hear it all the time from ER nurses that they forgot to document the verbal order.

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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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Best Comfortable Nursing Shoes

NurseBuff

When you buy something using the links on our posts, we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Learn more. Nurses, here is a list of the most comfortable nursing shoes for you. Nurses are always the go-to people within the hospital when it comes to doing most of the caring for the […] The post Best Comfortable Nursing Shoes appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Understanding Medication Safety Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Understanding Medication Safety Training educates healthcare providers on common medication safety issues. Ensuring patient safety during health services delivery is fundamental for an efficient healthcare system. Additionally, a strong organizational culture of patient safety and quality enables service providers to prepare for a variety of reasons.

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How to Influence the Culture of Your Hospital

Hospital Recruiting | Nursing

Hospital culture encompasses the beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes that shape the way staff members interact and work within their care setting. Just as every patient is unique, each hospital has its own culture, influenced by its history, leadership, staff, and community it serves. Recognizing and understanding this culture is the first step for any clinician who wishes to make a positive impact.

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Walking the Path of Service: DNP Students Provide Foot Care for the Unhoused

Amercan Journal of Nursing

TCU nurse practitioner students. “The importance of foot care for this population cannot be overstated.” In the heart of the Fort Worth, Texas, community, where the daily struggles of people without housing are vividly evident, a group of doctor of nursing practice (DNP) nurse practitioner (NP) students from Texas Christian University (TCU) has embarked on a journey to make a difference.

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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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Meaningful progress toward our health equity commitments

Providence

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health—but societal barriers often make it far too challenging for many people.

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Core Elements for Antibiotic Stewardship Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship Training educates healthcare providers on the importance of antibiotic stewardship in healthcare. Additionally, antibiotic stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how clinicians prescribe antibiotics to patients who use them. Furthermore, improving antibiotic prescribing and use is critical to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harm caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance.

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Protecting NNPs Against Mistreatment & Occupational Distress

Ensearch

Workplace mistreatment has surged in healthcare since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses and physicians across all disciplines are experiencing it, and neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) are no exception. The trend is concerning, but there are ways hospital leaders and healthcare systems can step in to protect their workers against mistreatment and the subsequent [.

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Nurses' workweeks grow longer: 5 notes

Becker's Hospital Review

"Discover the latest federal data on registered nurses' work hours, showing an 84-minute increase in 2022 compared to 2018.

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Safe Staffing Saves Lives

Daily Nurse

Just imagine you or a loved one were admitted to the hospital and had to wait an extended period to receive the care desperately needed. Would that sit right with you? It has been stated time and time again that there is a nationwide shortage of nurses, but is that the problem? Nursing, the largest healthcare profession within the U.S. with over 5 million active registered nurses , still needs to improve to maintain safe staffing ratios to improve patient care.

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Illinois Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Healthcare Training

American Medical Compliance

The Illinois Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Training course is designed to educate healthcare providers (HCP) on the signs of child abuse and neglect. Child abuse and neglect are unfortunately pervasive issues that can have long-lasting impacts on a child’s health and well-being. As a healthcare provider, you are often on the front lines to spot potential signs of abuse or neglect.

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Nurse Retention Strategies That Actually Work

Healthy Workforce Institute

Navigating the healthcare staffing landscape these days feels like solving a complex puzzle, especially with RN turnover grabbing the spotlight recently. This issue of nurse retention is more than just an operational headache; it hits organizations right in the budget and, frankly, in the heart of teams’ morale. According to the 2024 NSI National HealthCare Retention & RN Staffing Report , 34% of RNs left the organization within the first year of hire, and the average cost of nurse tur

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Enhancing Patient Care: The Vital Role of Assistive Technology in Occupational Therapy

Core Medical Group

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a crucial healthcare profession dedicated to helping individuals achieve independence and improve their daily life activities. Central to this mission is the integration of assistive technology, a dynamic field that continues to revolutionize patient care and inclusivity. Let's explore why assistive technology is vital in occupational therapy and how it's shaping the future of independence.

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Understanding Social Determinants of Health

Diversity Nursing

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, and the broader array of influences and structures impacting everyday living. These determinants are the key drivers of health disparities, leading to unjust and preventable health outcomes. SDOH include factors such as: Economic Stability This includes factors like employment, income, debt, and socioeconomic status.

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Nurse to represent GB at powerlifting world championship

Nursing Times

Read about an intensive care nurse from Cambridge who has been selected to represent GB at the 2024 powerlifting world championship in Texas.

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California Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Training in Healthcare

American Medical Compliance

The following California Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) for High Hazard Employers in Healthcare 4.5 educates healthcare providers (HCP) on how to establish, implement, and maintain an effective injury and illness prevention program at the workplace. Moreover, this IIPP training in healthcare course focuses on providing comprehensive knowledge and skills needed to implement effective injury prevention program training for healthcare providers.

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The Relentless School Nurse: “Pearls of Wisdom” from the Missouri School Nurse Association Conference

The Relentless School Nurse

Click to view slideshow. As a school nurse, one of the most rewarding experiences for me has been being invited to speak at state school nurse association conferences. I never imagined, eight years ago when I started The Relentless School Nurse blog, that I would be asked to present to colleagues across the country. What an honor it is to share time, learning, and camaraderie with school nurses outside of my home state.

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ANA Builds Momentum on Nursing Priorities on Capitol Hill

Capitol Beat

During the first quarter of 2024, the American Nurses Association’s Policy & Government Affairs Department collaborated with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on several legislative priorities. Here is a highlight of several initiatives that aim to rebuild the nursing workforce and address work environment challenges facing the nursing profession. ANA Responds to Problematic Staffing Bill The House Ways and Means Committee recently approved the Protecting America’s Seniors’ Access to Car