2022

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The Daughter-in-Law

Donna Cardillo

By Donna Cardillo The inevitable had happened. My mother-in-law, three months shy of her 100th birthday, passed away. I knew it would be my responsibility to empty her apartment and pack up or dispose of her belongings. Why me, the daughter-in-law? Because I was her primary caregiver. Both of her sons were ill or disabled … The Daughter-in-Law Read More » The post The Daughter-in-Law first appeared on Donna Cardillo, RN.

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What It’s Like to Be a Psychiatric NP: A Talk With Tamar Rodney, PMHNP-BC

Daily Nurse

Seeing a patient smile… is a reminder that while many things can be wrong and recovery is a lifelong journey, small things like a momentary smile symbolize ongoing hope. —Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Tamar Rodney, PHD, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNE Patients with psychiatric problems need special care. That’s why it’s important for nurses to know that […].

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To Build the Workforce, We Need More Nurse Educators

Nurse.com

The current need for nurse faculty has left nursing students, instructors, and schools stretched thin. So, now more than ever, it’s crucial to create and implement strategies to grow this vital part of the nursing profession. When Susan Bindon, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, CNE-cl, FAAN, explained the need for nurse educators, her description was succinct.

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The Importance of DEI In Nursing

Diversity Nursing

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is beneficial for employers, staff, and patients. More hospitals and health systems are recognizing the importance and are rolling out new DEI programs. Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.

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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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“I’m Going to Match!” A Tale of Nurses, Mentoring, and a Lifetime Bond

Minority Nurse

Roxana Chicas, PhD, RN , a research professor in Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing , rued her nontraditional academic path until a mentor reassured her: “The teacher always arrives when the student is ready.”. That advice about timing resonated last month as she prepared to donate a kidney to her mentor, professor and faculty colleague.

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32 Helpful List Of Proven Graduate Nurse Tips! (2022)

The Nurse Break

Graduate Nurse Tips. The transition from student to graduate is characterised by an intense introduction into the world of being a health professional. The gap between what you learn at university and what is actually experienced is your early stages of work is definitely a reality shock. Some common reactions that you might have in the first year of your transition might include (this is only some): frustration, exhaustion both physical and emotional, feeling like you want to give up nursing, f

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How to Create a Recognition Rich Culture as a Retention Strategy

Healthy Workforce Institute

Human beings want to feel recognized, valued, and to believe they make a difference. They want recognition by their organization; their leader, and their peers. When employees don’t receive meaningful recognition, they leave. Healthcare professionals are not different. We know that NOW more than ever before. We’re still in the middle of the Great Resignation and in healthcare, we can’t afford to lose any more team members!

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ANCC vs. AANP: Which FNP Exam Should I Take?

Board Vitals - Nursing

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) are the governing boards that administer tests to examinees seeking to become certified as a nurse practitioner. Both ANCC certification and AANP certification are credentials that demonstrate the necessary expertise by nurse practitioners. There are multiple FNP exam areas including Family, Adult-Gerontology, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Midwifery and Psychiatric.

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Nurse of the Week: CRNA Donna Dzialo Transforms Tools of Her Trade Into Art

Daily Nurse

Like many of her fellow nurse/artists, Nurse of the Week Donna Dzialo, CRNA has her own distinctive take on Creative Nursing. DailyNurse has spotlighted talented nurse photographers, pop singers, and ICU mural painters, but this might be our first found-objects nurse artist. During a shift one day in 2018, Dzialo had a Eureka moment when […].

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Now and Always, Nurses Need to be Advocates for Health Equity

Daily Nurse

Changes in the status of women’s reproductive health and protections have been at the forefront of new headlines in recent weeks. The leaked Supreme Court documents indicating that the justices are on the precipice of turning over 50 years worth of reproductive health precedent has a lot of people pausing to consider the implications of […].

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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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Unexpected Kidney Failure Sparks Mother of Two’s Desire to Become a Dialysis Nurse

Daily Nurse

Each nurse’s path to entering the field is unique – no two nurses share the exact string of experiences, influences, or circumstances that first sparked their desire to help patients. For me, an unexpected kidney failure diagnosis as a 25-year-old mother of two quickly determined the career path I would take. After five years of […].

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How a Deaf Mother of Five Overcame the Odds to Pursue a Degree in Healthcare

Daily Nurse

In America, one in four people—roughly 26 percent—are currently living with a disability. These people have an increased risk of ailments like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. However, many don’t let their disability define them, going on to achieve the seemingly impossible. One of those people is Dionne Jaques of Salt Lake City, born deaf. […].

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How Should Nurses Treat Transgender Patients? A Trans Patient Offers Some Tips

Daily Nurse

In nursing school, you may have learned that health care provider bias can literally endanger a patient, but when an instructor explains this, a least a few classmates will probably imagine their parents scoffing. Even if you can’t imagine your parents saying “hogwash!” to healthcare bias studies, as barely 0.6% of our population is transgender […].

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12 Types of Nursing Certifications and What They Mean for Student Nurses

Daily Nurse

Nursing certifications are essential to provide the best possible care for your patients. There are many different types of certifications, and each one offers a different set of skills and knowledge. By being certified, you can show your patients that you are a competent and qualified nurse. One of the most critical aspects of nursing […].

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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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9 Simple Nursing School Tips Help You Succeed in Your Nursing Career

Daily Nurse

Nursing school is a rewarding but challenging experience. You must struggle to balance work and other important aspects of your life. You still have unread texts and exams to deal with while doing all of this. Most of the time, it appears that everything is happening simultaneously. Nursing school can be overwhelming, and it takes […].

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Nurse of the Week: Chief Nursing Officer Builds a Kinder World Through Kindness Initiative

Daily Nurse

Carolyn Booker, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer of Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia, was troubled by how violence was making its way into places she considered sacred, like hospitals, churches, and schools, and thought kindness could provide an antidote. So in 2018, she started looking at the concept of kindness and, through a Google […].

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How to Combat the Nursing Shortage: Tips for Recruiting Quality Candidates

Daily Nurse

Are you a recruiter or healthcare manager looking for an edge on what nurses want and how to attract quality nurse applicants? Recruiting quality nurse candidates requires knowledge of the historical nursing shortage, present conditions of vacancies, insight into what candidates want, and nurse recruitment skills to secure an interview that will likely lead to […].

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‘It Feels Different Having My DNP’

Daily Nurse

Since graduating from the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice — Post-Master’s Program in 2021, Pat Patton has seen an evolution in himself. DNP in hand, he says, “I felt a change. I don’t know if others could see it, but I could see it within myself.” Patton, the chief […].

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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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5 Questions Every Nurse Should Ask Patients in Addiction Recovery

Daily Nurse

It can be difficult for nurses to know how to best care for patients who are recovering from addiction. In order to provide the best possible care, it is important to ask the right questions. In this blog post, we will discuss five questions that every nurse should ask patients in addiction recovery. Addiction is […].

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An “Historic Appointment”—Ann Kurth to be First Nurse to Lead NY Academy of Medicine

Daily Nurse

On July 6, the Board of Trustees of The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) announced that the Dean of the Yale School of Nursing, epidemiologist Ann Kurth, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM will become the first nurse to preside over the Academy on January 1, 2023. NYAM is celebrating its 175th anniversary this […].

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Nurse of the Week: Self-Taught, Unstoppable, and Irascible, Sister Kenny Changed and Saved Lives

Daily Nurse

Our Nurse of the Week only received honorary credentials at best, but in the end, even a very hostile medical community had to acknowledge that Sister Elizabeth Kenny’s polio treatments helped thousands of children in the 1940s recover from the disease without being immobilized and imprisoned in braces and casts. Born in 1880 in a […].

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What Role Does Empathy Play in Nursing?

Daily Nurse

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and vicariously experience the feelings of another person. It’s a skill that allows you to step into the shoes of patients and fully recognize their needs. In the field of healthcare, your ability to employ empathy can mean life or death for patients. While there is a […].

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Transitioning from In-Person to a Remote Nursing Position

Daily Nurse

You can take two paths in nursing: attend hospitals and clinics as an in-person nurse or transition into a remote nursing position working remotely through telemedicine. You may have recently made the plunge into a remote position — or maybe you’re thinking about it. Good for you! You’re about to experience new opportunities and adventures […].

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2022—The Year of Change: Nurses Can Expect to See These Six Trends

Daily Nurse

The two years since COVID-19 was first detected in America have introduced a profound change in all public-facing industries. Education, commerce, and even restaurants have changed business models and delivery systems to support social distancing and hands-free processes. Healthcare, too, has embraced changes, like increasing the use of telehealth when possible.

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AACN Statement Addresses Evolving Tele-critical Care Nursing Practice

Daily Nurse

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) updated its landmark standards for tele-critical care nursing practice, offering specific recommendations for developing and enhancing tele-critical care programs. After issuing the first authoritative document to define practice guidelines specifically for the emerging telenursing practice in critical care in 2013, AACN’s update, “AACN Tele-critical Care Nursing Practice: An Expert Consensus […].

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Study Finds LED Lighting Cuts Risk of Falls 43 Percent

Daily Nurse

Falls in two long-term care facilities dropped by 43% after installing a dynamic LED lighting program tuned to natural sleep and wake rhythms, according to a study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Midwest Lighting Institute. Investigators assessed the impact of solid-state (LED) lighting on visual acuity, alertness, and sleep and its potential […].

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How to Handle Working a Holiday Shift

Daily Nurse

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are holidays to take time off and enjoy with our loved ones, but for some nurses, the holidays can mean another shift to take over— one that can be more stressful during a time it feels like others are opening presents. However, nurses still celebrate just like other workers who […].

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Why Hospitals Should Increase Mental Health Support for Nurses

Daily Nurse

There’s no question that nursing is a stressful job; however, that stress comes with a price: mental health. Nurses — especially female nurses — are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders stemming from burnout and are at a significantly higher suicide rate than the rest of the population. These issues were already a […].

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Tips for Achieving a Healthy Work-Life Balance as a Nurse

Daily Nurse

Nursing is a highly demanding career, but as a nurse, you understand how difficult it can be to find the right work-life balance — especially if you have a family or other important obligations outside of work. At times the drain on your physical and mental energy leave you feeling exhausted when your shift ends, […].

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University of Maryland Medical System Welcomes ACE Initiative Inaugural Class

Daily Nurse

Following a successful pilot of its innovative Academy of Clinical Essentials (ACE) initiative, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is preparing to welcome its first full class of nursing students as the program expands to more locations across Maryland. ACE puts a cohort of nursing students at the bedside under the instruction of an […].

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8 Things Every Nurse Needs

Daily Nurse

From the practical to the personal, here are eight things every nurse needs to be successful at any stage in their career. Basic Supplies Clickable pens and a foldable clipboard that you can fit in your scrub pocket are always helpful. Pens disappear quickly, and having a supply is a must for all nurses. In […].

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3 Behaviors for Thoughtful and Effective Nurse Leadership

Nurse.com

The present state of 21st century health care has begun to spur a greater need to reevaluate what should be expected of nurse leadership — especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In many academic studies and articles, transformational leadership has been identified as the model framework for nurse leaders to learn and demonstrate. Although the components are foundational, there is always room for nurse leaders to grow their leadership skills.

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Nurse of the Week: At 83, Mercy Kallal is Still a “Nurse’s Nurse”

Daily Nurse

In the Covid era, we often hear (and can’t help but understand) that older nurses, resources exhausted by their pandemic ordeal, are retiring early. Nurse of the Week Mercedes “Mercy” Kallal, RN, however, has been a nurse for over half a century now and at 83 years old she just isn’t ready to hand in […].