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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6 Challenges of the Human Services Worker

Relias

It’s hard being a human services worker. The role today comes with many of the same challenges our predecessors faced, with a few newer additions. Let’s take a few minutes to understand these challenges and how human services professionals can work to overcome them. Challenges a human services worker will face. While the following may not be comprehensive, it provides an overview of the challenges and struggles human services workers face in today’s market (some are not new but worth reviewing a

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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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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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New CDC Guidelines on COVID-19

American Medical Compliance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying that people no longer need to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19. This recommendation also holds for people not fully vaccinated. The CDC guidelines state that exposed people now only need to wear masks while indoors for up to 10 days. They also should test for COVID-19 on day 5.

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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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4 Reasons Why Nurses are Mean to Nursing Students

FreshRN

Has an instructor or nurse been really mean to you as a nursing student? Let's go over a few reasons why nurses are mean to nursing students. The post 4 Reasons Why Nurses are Mean to Nursing Students appeared first on FRESHRN.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […].

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Mental Health Nursing Fast-Growing Field With Diverse Possibilities

Nurse.com

Unmet needs for mental health care is creating opportunities for nurses, both new and experienced, in multiple care settings. With the demand for mental health nurses, the possibilities are wide-open, well-paying — and impressively diverse. You can choose from a surprising array of care settings: inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency departments, schools, long-term care centers, or even correctional facilities.

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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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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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ENA Ramps Up Efforts to End Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurse.com

Todd Haines, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, director of trauma services at a level 3 trauma center in Tennessee, says he’s been verbally and physically assaulted more in the 12 years he’s worked as an ER nurse, than in the entire 10 years he worked in law enforcement. While violence in the emergency department (ED) isn’t new, workplace violence in healthcare settings has increased across the country.

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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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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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Safety Concern: Unsafe Nursing Ratios

Nurse.com

Solutions such as newly required nurse-led staffing committees aim to end unsafe nursing ratios that compromise patient safety. . At a recent conference, a group of nurse leaders came up with this catch phrase, “You cannot fix it with a pizza day.”. “It’s one of my favorite expressions now because it’s just so apt for the way nurses are feeling,” said Cindy Bacon, PhD, RN, CNE, NE-BC, Associate Professor and Program Director of MSN Programs at the University of North Carolina Greensboro School o

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Scoping Out the Surgical Intensive Care Nurse

Daily Nurse

An outgoing nature, a desire to act as a patient advocate, and a willingness to function outside your comfort zone are among the attributes you need to be a successful surgical intensive care nurse. So says Kristina Massey, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, ECMO specialist and nursing unit director, cardiac surgery ICU/cardiac flex team at Carilion Roanoke […].

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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 […].