July, 2024

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Finding and Staying in Compliance with Collaborating Physicians

Nurse Practitioners in Business

As nurse practitioners (NPs), we often find ourselves navigating a complex relationship with collaborating physicians. While collaboration, when needed, is essential for optimal patient care, the requirement for formal collaboration agreements in some states has sparked debate within our profession. Having practiced in a full practice state, I’ve experienced the benefits of voluntary collaboration.

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Five Tips to Improve Your Communication

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Leadership Communication is challenging today. Nursing staff are in cognitive overload, so getting anyone’s attention takes a lot of work. There is also no one best method to communicate in health systems today. Although email persists as the “official method” in most organizations, we now have two […] The post Five Tips to Improve Your Communication appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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A Conversation with Representative Nicole Macri

Josephine Ensign

In the midst of a prolonged heat wave two years ago in July, I talked with Washington State Representative Nicole Macri about her work on homelessness, housing justice, and behavioral health issues. Macri has worked at Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC ) in various capacities for the past twenty-two years. In the Washington State House of Representatives she serves on the Health Care and Wellness Committee.

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Public Comment Period on the 2025 Revisions to the Code of Ethics for Nurses are Open Through July 31

The Nursing Site

Every ten years the American Nurses Association revises the Code of Ethics for Nurses to stay up to date with current trends, challenges and ethical dilemmas facing the nursing profession. Once the panel has gone through the process of meticulously developing the revisions, commenting is opened to the public. The 2025 Revisions to the Code is now open to comments through July 31.

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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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Nurses share harrowing testimonies of NMC failures at protest

Nursing Times

Black nurses have been left “broken” by the nursing regulator, due to the sheer number of disproportionate referrals and discrimination they face, a protest has heard.

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Nurse self-scheduling makes a comeback

Becker's Hospital Review

Self-scheduling has emerged as an increasingly popular option for hospitals and health systems to provide nurses with greater flexibility. However, the concept is not entirely new.

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When Leaders Show Favoritism

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Most nurse leaders tell me that they strive to be fair and don’t demonstrate favoritism toward specific staff. However, in a recent Harvard Business Review article, authors Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux argue that this does not happen in the actual workplace. The research, they contend, demonstrates […] The post When Leaders Show Favoritism appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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How are YOU Preparing for Retirement?

Nurses Advocates

As a new retiree, I reflect on how I prepared to be where I am today. Looking back, I realized that I started preparing when I was 30. It was 1984, and I was working for a Risk Management Company. 401Ks were being introduced by employers. The company I worked for had a financial planner come in and talk to the staff about how investments worked. He helped us decide how much we wanted to invest each pay period and how that money would grow over time.

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Stand with Black Nurses, Midwives and Carers - Fight Healthcare Racism

Equality 4 Black Nurses

The recent Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Independent Culture REVIEW has exposed a shocking and urgent issue within our healthcare system: Systemic racism against Black nurses. This revelation has sent ripples through our community, igniting a call to action. We invite nurses, doctors, carers, and members of the public to join us in a powerful protest demanding justice and equality.

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Damning review finds ‘toxic’ culture at the UK nursing regulator

Nursing Times

Read about the findings of a damning independent review into the Nursing and Midwifery Council's internal culture.

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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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94 top emergency departments, per nurses

Becker's Hospital Review

The Emergency Nurses Association has recognized 94 emergency departments across the U.S. for their commitment to quality, safety and a healthy work environment.

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After Losing His Father To A Horrific Suicide, This Writer Went On To Pen A Bestselling Horror Novel

Scrubs

Scrubs Magazine Exclusive In a literary landscape brimming with tales of redemption, heroism, and triumph over adversity, Michael Harbron’s debut novel, “An Interview with the Devil,” offers a refreshing, albeit haunting, perspective. Harbron, a name soon to be synonymous with contemporary fiction’s boldest voices, has crafted a narrative that dares to explore the profound and often unsettling questions of faith, morality, and the human condition.

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When Nursing Is Not Your Passion

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nursing now makes several top ten lists in the press, including best ROI from education, best employment prospects, and least likely to be eliminated by Artificial Intelligence. This is a good news, but also a bad news situation. The good news is that we will likely be […] The post When Nursing Is Not Your Passion appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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A Love Letter to Nurses Expressed Through Stories of Our Past, Present, and Future: “Taking Care” by Sarah DiGregorio

Nursology

Contributor – Nicole DePace MS, APRN, GNP-BC, ACHPN In “Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change the World,” journalist Sarah DiGregorio explores what it means to be a nurse, examining the past and present with a hopeful gaze toward the future.

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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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Risky business: Home sweet home or nursing home?

American Nurse

In 2018, “ Nursing homes: Good intentions, sad realities ” chronicled Rita Hirschler’s experience in a nursing home after decades of being a private care nurse. In response to the ideas espoused in the article, namely that a person has a right to live and die in their home and risks are unavoidable whether one lives at home or in a nursing home, a commentator asked, “What is the solution?

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Nurses to stage protest over NMC treatment of minority staff

Nursing Times

Read more about a protest that has been organised over the discrimination that minority ethnic nurses have faced by the NMC.

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Women dominate the nursing field. Why does pay not always reflect that?

Becker's Hospital Review

Male nurses make on average around $6,000 more per year compared to their female counterparts despite accounting for only around 10% of registered nurses, according to a recent report from Nurse.com.

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It’s Time to PREPARE for the November 2024 Election

Nurses Advocates

I hope you are having a good summer. Many are on vacation, resting, and spending time with their families, so I want to keep this post short and to the point. When you return to your usual routine, make sure you are registered to vote in the November election. If you are not, please register. Voting is a right that every citizen in the United States has, and it is important for every person eligible to exercise that right.

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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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When Staff Are Not Selected for a Promotion

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN One of the complicated conversations that leaders conduct involves staff who applied for a position in their institution and were not selected. A director recently presented this challenging situation: Katie is one of our strongest RNs in the emergency department. She is interested in a career change […] The post When Staff Are Not Selected for a Promotion appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Celayix

Generally speaking, we spend quite a lot of time in our places of work. We spend about a third of our lives there! Compare this to the amount of time you spend in your home. Now, think about how much time and effort went into making your house feel like home—where you can be comfortable, at ease, and, most importantly, happy. As an employer, your job is to make your organization a place where your employees can feel comfortable and safe as you did your home.

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Connecting the dots with cannabis care

American Nurse

Sherri Mack Nurses are becoming an increasingly important part of the movement to educate patients, other healthcare providers, and the public about cannabis use. Cannabis nursing, a specialty nursing practice focused on providing education and guidance to healthcare consumers on the therapeutic use of cannabis, furthers this effort. But even nurses acknowledge the lack of information in clinical education and in literature.

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Government urged to launch independent inquiry into NMC

Nursing Times

Find out what the nursing and midwifery reaction has been to the findings of a damning review into the culture at the UK's nursing regulator.

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Best nursing schools by state

Becker's Hospital Review

Nursing profession advocate RegisteredNursing.org has ranked the best nursing licensing programs by their National Council Licensure Examination-RN pass rates.

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Providing Clarity Regarding the Regulation of Respirators Used in Health Care Settings

NIOSH Science Blog

A Discussion Paper, Streamlining Regulatory Oversight of Respirators Used in Health Care Settings will Improve Worker Protection, was recently published in the National Academy of Medicine’s NAM Perspectives journal by respiratory experts outside of the federal government. This paper highlights continued confusion amongst interested parties including health care organizations and manufacturers seeking approval regarding federal regulations and guidance on the use of air-purifying respirators (AP

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Shaunna Parker to Lead Vanderbilt School of Nursing Women’s Health/Gender Related NP Specialty Program

Daily Nurse

Shaunna Parker, MSN’11, WHNP-BC, has been appointed director of the Women’s Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner Specialty program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Parker, a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, focuses on delivering healthcare services and education to adolescent and young adult populations, particularly in underserved communities.

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Nursing Activism, Compassion and Freedom

Nursology

There are many reasons, in this year of 2024, for people worldwide to be reflecting on the meaning of freedom. Ongoing wars between nation groups bring into sharp focus the reality of power imbalances that encroach on the freedoms of those with less power.

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Physical Therapy Job Description: Duties and Responsibilities

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

What does a physical therapist do? Also known as the movement expert, a PT practitioner has knowledge and training in human movement. 1 Through hands-on treatment, physical therapists help patients recover from injury and live to their fullest potential. Are you interested in a physical therapist career? You’ve come to the right place to find out if it’s the path for you.

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Here's How the Chevron Decision Will Impact Healthcare

Health Leaders | Nursing

The Supreme Court's decision will impact patients receiving care through Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. The United States Supreme Court recently overturned the long-standing Chevron deference doctrine, which held that courts should defer to agency interpretations of statutes that fall under the particular agency's purview, when the interpretation is reasonable, and the meaning of a statute is not made explicitly clear by Congress.

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Experts weigh nurses practicing before NCLEX results

Becker's Hospital Review

Amid a nationwide push to educate, train and hire more nurses at the bedside, and faster, Rhode Island passed a law that allows new nurses to practice before their NCLEX results are known. But patient safety is a concern.

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NMC’s new chief executive resigns following backlash

Nursing Times

Find out more about the resignation of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's new interim chief executive and registrar, Dawn Brodrick.

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New Horizons for Nursing: Public Health Informatics and Technology as a Career Path

Daily Nurse

The age of new technologies like artificial intelligence is opening new vistas for nurses just choosing their career paths and experienced nurses looking to expand their skills. Over more than 30 years as a registered nurse, I have seen our profession broaden dramatically beyond the traditional bedside role into a wide variety of specialties such as anesthesia, obstetrics, home health, and the growing field of public health informatics and technology.

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Paid Preceptorship and the Nurse Practitioner Preceptor Shortage: An Ethical Dilemma

Nursology

Contributor: Michelle Alexandre, MSN, ACNS-BC Nurse practitioner (NP) students are all too often faced with the challenge of securing their clinical preceptors (Doherty et al., 2020). Last year a colleague and owner of an NP preceptor matching company reached out to me offering me substantial monetary compensation to serve as one of their clinical preceptors.

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The NMC Independent Culture Review: A Glimpse into the Experiences of Black Nurses

Equality 4 Black Nurses

The recent Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Independent Culture Review has highlighted the realities Black nurses and staff face within the organisation. As one of the largest healthcare regulators in the world, the NMC's role is crucial in upholding standards and ensuring the public's safety. However, this latest review has exposed significant challenges and deep-seated issues of racism and discrimination that undermine its mission.