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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scotland’s outgoing CNO to lead NMC practice learning review group

Nursing Times

Read more about how Scotland's outgoing chief nursing officer has been appointed as chair of a new practice learning review steering group.

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Top 5 Workforce Focuses from AONL 2024

Health Leaders | Nursing

The nurse leaders at AONL looked to the future to solve the current workforce issues. The 2024 AONL Conference wrapped up last week in New Orleans after three days of brainstorming, collaboration, leadership discussion, and heavy rain. There were many common themes throughout the sessions and the keynotes, but as expected, workforce development was front and center.

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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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Chris DuFresne joins NRC Health, bringing a fusion of healthcare insight and consumer expertise to Customer Strategy role

NRC Health

NRC Health is pleased to welcome Chris DuFresne to the team as Vice President of Customer Strategy. The post Chris DuFresne joins NRC Health, bringing a fusion of healthcare insight and consumer expertise to Customer Strategy role appeared first on NRC Health.

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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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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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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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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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Embracing Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety

Minority Nurse

Cultural competence and cultural safety are crucial to delivering effective care. They are also key to creating working environments where everyone feels valued and able to function at the highest level. If we invest time and energy in understanding and implementing these concepts, the dividends can be invaluable, both individually and collectively.

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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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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Training

American Medical Compliance

The following OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Training educates healthcare providers (HCP) on how to protect themselves and others from bloodborne pathogen exposure and the regulations designed to protect occupationally exposed workers. Additionally, this course is an essential component for occupational safety for workers across various sectors who may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) in their workplace.

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The 6 People You Need on Your Clinical Communications Improvement Team | symplr

Symplr

When hospitals and health systems take on the monumental task of transforming their clinical communications , the importance of cross-departmental collaboration cannot be overstated. Integrating technology into healthcare settings is a complex operation, requiring more than just management approval. It requires a concerted effort by a specialized task force, committed to leveraging tech for the betterment of patient outcomes.

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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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Force for good: DPT alum uplifts older adults, celebrates the art of aging

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

At the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), Teresa Gingles, PT, USAHS DPT 2011, embarked on a journey that would lead her to become a beacon of hope and advocate for an aging population. Dr. Gingles is a 2023 Alumni Force for Good Contest Winner. The alumni video competition celebrates the incredible impact that USAHS alumni are making in their communities.

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Discussing Dementia Diagnosis Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Discussing Dementia Diagnosis Training is designed to educate healthcare providers (HCP) on how to provide a dementia diagnosis. As our population ages, the incidence of dementia is on the rise, making it more important than ever for healthcare professionals to be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to recognize and diagnose this complex condition.

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The nurse licensure compact: accessibility, ease, and portability

Health Leaders | Nursing

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 easy process of working in multiple jurisdictions.

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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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43% of clinicians report administration ignoring workplace violence complaints: Vivian

Becker's Hospital Review

Twenty-five percent of clinicians reported seeing more workplace violence in the past year, and 33% reported seeing the same amount, but 48% said their employer has not implemented safety protocols to protect staff, a Vivian report found.

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Optimizing ICU Patient Care with ABCDEF Bundle Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Optimizing ICU Patient Care with ABCDEF Bundle Training educates healthcare providers (HCP) on each component of the ABCDEF Bundle. Evidently, ICU survivability has grown in importance, and strategies to improve patient outcomes and recuperation are crucial goals for medical professionals, patients’ families, and researchers. Furthermore, the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU PAD

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The Importance of CPR Certification for Nurses: A Comprehensive Guide

Minority Nurse

Heart-stopping moments don’t just happen in the OR. As a nurse, you may be called upon in emergencies without access to an AED (automatic external defibrillator) or other equipment. Ensuring CPR certification means you are on hand with the knowledge to help save a life in or out of the hospital. Debunking 5 Big Myths About CPR Although most people know CPR and how it can save lives , wrong information often hinders effective aid.

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Achieving Operational Excellence with Workforce Management

Celayix

When companies strive for improvement, they typically consider factors such as improved planning, upgraded technology, and incremental enhancements over time. But one important area they often forget is managing their employees effectively – workforce management ! If you have the right people in the right jobs at the right times, your business will run smoother, work more efficiently, and make more money.