February, 2024

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What Nursing Workforce Models Tell Us and What They Don’t

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nurse leaders have voiced frustration over the past decade about nursing workforce models. Workforce researchers may reassuringly predict that the supply of nurses will meet the demand. When CEOs study the data, they have challenges understanding why it may not reflect their local workforce supply. Nurse leaders […] The post What Nursing Workforce Models Tell Us and What They Don’t appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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The 3 Common Mistakes NPs Make Starting Their Practice

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Maybe you are thinking about starting a practice or are in the process of starting one. Either way, there are countless things to do and consider before you can open your doors. And naturally, you want to do it in the shortest time possible without making mistakes. But unfortunately, it’s tough to avoid making mistakes when starting a practice. Mistakes can happen at any point and across all aspects of building the business.

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Forging Policy: Associate Dean Jermaine Monk and Education After Affirmative Action

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Last year, the Supreme Court overturned Affirmative Action. The decision means that schools can no longer legally consider race as a determining factor for a student’s admission. As a result, educational institutions need to find new methods to achieve their goal of matriculating a student body that reflects the diversity of the real world. But… The post Forging Policy: Associate Dean Jermaine Monk and Education After Affirmative Action appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Is healthcare paying enough attention to nurse leaders?

Becker's Hospital Review

Over the past few years, much of the discourse on supporting the well-being of healthcare workers has focused on nurses and front-line teams — and rightfully so, as many nurses continue to report burnout stemming from their work environment. But to ensure efforts meant to support bedside nurses live up to their full potential, hospitals and health systems should be placing an equal focus on nurse managers, leaders say.

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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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AJPH Highlights Health Worker Mental Health

NIOSH Science Blog

The American Journal of Public Health recently published a special supplement with 15 articles focusing on health worker mental health. This special issue of the journal was sponsored and edited by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and stems from the health worker mental health initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NIOSH.

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When Performance Evaluations Get Tricky

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nurse leaders, especially those new in their role, are sometimes faced with giving staff a different performance review than they anticipated. These situations can bet very tricky. What follows is a typical case that managers present to me: A Case Scenario Sarah is a new leader in […] The post When Performance Evaluations Get Tricky appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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The Transformational Role of Charge Nurses in the Post-Pandemic Era

American Nurse

In the post-pandemic era of healthcare, many hospitals stand at a crossroads. Nursing units—the heart of patient care—are experiencing an existential crisis, and many hospitals grapple with pressing issues. Research indicates that patient fall rates are higher than acceptable, patient satisfaction scores are below targets, and staff turnover rates continue to rise.

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Five reasons to work with Providence in Alaska

Providence

Alaska, the land of breathtaking landscapes and boundless adventure, is not only a haven for nature enthusiasts but also a great place to live and work. If you’re looking for a new role and considering the Last Frontier, here are five reasons to work with us in Anchorage, Kodiak, Seward or Valdez: 1.

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Why 1 hospital launched a 'designated education unit' for new nurses

Becker's Hospital Review

Mercy Fort Smith (Ark.) Hospital has launched a new 18-bed unit, which will have a 4:1 patient to nurse ratio. The unit is specifically designed to provide close contact, hands-on training for new graduate nurses.

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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 If I Experience Racism as a Nursing Student?

NurseBuff

Do nursing students experience racism? Before we answer that question, let’s bring it back and explore the term racism itself. Racism is defined as assaults on the human spirit in the form of actions, biases, prejudices, and an ideology of superiority based on race, which persistently causes moral suffering and physical harm of individuals and […] The post What If I Experience Racism as a Nursing Student?

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The Alarming Trend of Seasoned Nurses Being Laid Off: Profits Over Patient Care? 

Minority Nurse

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) (2022) estimated over 100,000 registered nurses left the profession and predicted that another 800,000 nurses would follow them by 2027. The top reasons reported for leaving were burnout, feeling undervalued, and a high patient-to-nurse ratio. However, hospital layoffs are another culprit driving experienced nurses from their profession.

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When Nurses Are Disrespectful to Leaders

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Being a frontline leader today is challenging under the best circumstances, but imagine what it is like when nurses are disrespectful and critical of those who lead them. Nurse managers now tell me that while this behavior might have been confined to nonprofessional staff in the past, […] The post When Nurses Are Disrespectful to Leaders appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Health Care Workers Push for Their Own Confidential Mental Health Treatment

American Nurse

States are redefining when medical professionals can get mental health treatment without risking notifying the boards that regulate their licenses. Too often, health care workers wait to seek counseling or addiction treatment, causing their work and patient care to suffer, said Jean Branscum, CEO of the Montana Medical Association, an industry group representing doctors.

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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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A Haven of Rest: The Nurse’s Guide to Building a Soothing and Comfortable Home Sanctuary 

Daily Nurse

Natural materials, indoor plants, and essential oils are simple yet effective ways to turn your home into a soothing and comfortable sanctuary. Even the simple addition of houseplants has been found to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall state of mind. Unfortunately, chronic occupational stress and burnout occur daily among nurses due to long shifts, high workload, and low staffing levels, with difficulty relaxing and disconnecting from work being a key symptom, a study in

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Hospitals work to end stigma on med-surg nursing

Becker's Hospital Review

While hospitals and health systems have seen improvements in nurse turnover and recruitment since the height of the pandemic, many continue to have a particularly hard time staffing medical-surgical units.

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The Johns Hopkins Online Prerequisites for Health Profession Student Experience  

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Hear from a MSN (Entry Into Nursing) student, Heather Woolford about her experience with our Online Prerequisite Program, and why she chose to do her prerequisite classes with Hopkins. Join our email list so you can keep up with the latest opportunities to connect and learn more Admissions Talks is a series by the admissions team… The post The Johns Hopkins Online Prerequisites for Health Profession Student Experience appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Perianesthesia Nurses Celebrate Dynamic Career Choice

Minority Nurse

Patients are often aware of all the nurses who care for them during a medical procedure, and particularly the perianesthesia nurses who are fierce patient advocates during a time when patients are under and emerging from sedation. As PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (this year from February 5-11) celebrates all the work nurses do in this specialty and helps raise awareness of perianesthesia nursing as a career path.

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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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Protecting the Well-being of the Nation’s Health Workforce

NIOSH Science Blog

The American Journal of Public Health recently published a special supplement with 15 articles focusing on health worker mental health. As part of this special issue, our article Protecting the Mental Health and Well-being of the Nation’s Health Workforce summarizes the scope of the issue and prevention efforts underway at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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Do We Simply Not Care About Old People?

American Nurse

Oona Tempest/KFF Health News The covid-19 pandemic would be a wake-up call for America, advocates for the elderly predicted: incontrovertible proof that the nation wasn’t doing enough to care for vulnerable older adults. The death toll was shocking, as were reports of chaos in nursing homes and seniors suffering from isolation, depression, untreated illness, and neglect.

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National Burn Awareness Week and Specialized Work of Burn Nurses

Daily Nurse

February 4th to 10th is National Burn Awareness Week , and Daily Nurse is recognizing the specialized work of burn nurses. Burn nurses are known for their exceptional skills, commitment, and unwavering dedication to patient care. They work tirelessly to treat individuals who have been affected by burn injuries and to advocate for burn injury prevention within their communities.

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Violence affects nursing recruitment, retention, NNU report finds

Becker's Hospital Review

Violence against nurses in the workplace is rising, and healthcare employers are failing to address it. The combination of the two is hurting recruitment and retention, according to a report published Feb. 5 from National Nurses United.

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Best Practices for Healthcare Organizations to Ensure OSHA Compliance

American Medical Compliance

Ensuring the safety and well-being of both patients and staff is paramount. With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) setting standards to protect workers from occupational hazards, healthcare organizations face unique challenges in maintaining compliance due to the complexity of their operations and the diverse array of risks inherent in patient care.

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Health Disparities and Black Communities

Minority Nurse

Health disparities have historically impacted multiple populations throughout the U.S. When it comes to health and access to healthcare, consider the plight of Native Americans, undocumented immigrants, people experiencing homelessness and the chronically mentally ill, and rural communities in places like Appalachia, and we see a picture of what’s broken.

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My First Teachers in Nursing School Weren’t Nurses

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

My first teachers in nursing school weren’t nurses. They were veterans of the racist War on Drugs. They were survivors, though not all are living now. My heart is shattered into a million pieces, but the pieces are like mirrors reflecting all the light you brought into my world. I wrote this message anonymously in… The post My First Teachers in Nursing School Weren’t Nurses appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Patient Experience

American Nurse

To celebrate National Nurse’s Month, American Nurse Journal plans to produce a short video featuring positive stories about nurses. Do you have a story you’d like to share about a nurse during a hospitalization, office visit, or during the care of a loved one? Did the nurse solve a problem, deliver exceptional patient education, or provide care in a way that supported you emotionally or enhanced your healing (or that of a loved one)?

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Breaking Stereotypes: How New Nurses Can Step Into Leadership Positions

NurseBuff

In the past, nurses were seen as quietly serving, like hardworking angels in clean hallways. Their voices provided comfort in the midst of machine noises. But a new generation of professionals is rewriting the narrative. Nurses are swapping scrubs for power suits, transitioning from bedside to boardroom, and challenging the notion that healthcare leadership is […] The post Breaking Stereotypes: How New Nurses Can Step Into Leadership Positions appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Why Arizona could soon have the nation's worst nursing shortage

Becker's Hospital Review

Arizona could have the worst nursing shortage crisis in the nation by 2025 with nearly 28,100 vacancies in roles needed to maintain normal levels of care, according to data from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.

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A Day in the Life: Psychiatric Nurse

Daily Nurse

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with psychiatric patients? Surely, it’s not like many movies and television shows have portrayed. Not even close. To get more information about becoming a psychiatric nurse , we interviewed Jessica Martinez, RN, a Behavioral Health Registered Nurse working on CareRev’s platform at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Suzette Porter

Minority Nurse

Suzette Porter, MBA, BSN, RN, is an elder care nurse manager and adjunct faculty member who has been with Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) for over 25 years. Porter says she got into healthcare because her great-grandmother raised her and was the Florence Nightingale in their small town in Jamaica. She would take Porter to help the sick, elderly, and needy in their hometown.

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How Does AI Impact Nursing?

Health Leaders | Nursing

AI can be a huge disruptor, but it has a lot of potential. AI is currently being implemented in many aspects of nursing, including documentation, admission and discharge processes, measuring and monitoring vitals, and data collection and analysis. However, the success of AI varies, and depends largely on proper implementation. According to Betty Jo Rocchio, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Mercy, a lot of thoughtful planning goes into ensuring that AI won’t become a disruptor t