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What To Do About Patient Balances

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Do you have a fair amount of outstanding patient balances and difficulties collecting? Well, you’re not alone. It’s common, particularly in small practices, to struggle with collecting money from patients. Most patients never blink an eye when asked for their co-pay, deductible, or other balances. They do everything they can to pay on time and in full.

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Planning a Graceful Exit

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN To economize, many health systems are eliminating nursing leadership roles, impacting numerous loyal, hard-working nurse leaders. How do you leave a difficult job situation without conveying anger? I recently talked with a leader who found herself in this situation. She understood that the decision was not personal […] The post Planning a Graceful Exit 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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Why nearly 8,000 nurses left their jobs

Becker's Hospital Review

The U.S. has an all-time record number of actively licensed nurses — 5.6 million — but hospitals are struggling to recruit and retain enough. To discover missed opportunities, researchers surveyed 7,887 nurses who recently exited the healthcare industry.

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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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Racism Runs Rampant in NHS Disciplinary Procedures

Equality 4 Black Nurses

Confronting the Ugly Truth In the shadows of our esteemed NHS lies a sinister truth that cannot be ignored: Racism thrives within the disciplinary processes of the NHS. The recent revelation of staggering racial disparities in formal disciplinary actions against Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff compared to their white counterparts paints a disturbing picture of systemic racism.

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Nursing innovation and the diversity innovation paradox

American Nurse

Diversity in innovation is critical not only for the creation of solutions that meet everyone’s needs, but to bring a wide range of professional and lived experiences to the process. However, a 2016 study by Nager and colleagues of the demographic make-up of innovation in the United States found that women represented just 12% of all innovators. Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and other races represented just 8%.

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Nursing Named Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Consecutive Year

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

The trend continues with nursing ranked as the most trusted profession in America for the 22nd time this century. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of U.S. adults rated their trust in nursing professionals as “high” or “very high.” However, overall trust in the profession has fallen since it’s peak in 2020 during… The post Nursing Named Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Consecutive Year appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Thirlwall Inquiry: Nurse whistleblowers apply to give evidence

Nursing Times

Hundreds of nursing and midwifery whistleblowers have applied to contribute to the Lucy Letby inquiry, to give evidence about raising safety concerns in the NHS.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Dr. Selena Gilles

Minority Nurse

Selena Gilles, DNP, ANP-BC, CNEcl, FNYAM, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Programs at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She’s also an Affiliate Faculty member of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN), where she serves as Co-Director of the HIGN Scholars Program, an Affiliate Associate Professor at Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, and a Volunteer Associate Professor for the State University o

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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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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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Live From AONL 2024: Virtual Nursing is Unsurprisingly Top of Mind

Health Leaders | Nursing

As AONL 2024 continues, nurse leaders are brainstorming how to integrate technology into their workflows. After day one at AONL 2024, it's clear that nurse leaders and executives have a few common goals in mind to tackle workforce concerns. Virtual nursing It's no secret that the largest issue facing nursing today is staffing. CNOs are working hard to lower turnover rates by improving recruitment and retention efforts, and many of them are incorporating virtual nursing as a way to do that.

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The Impact of Staffing Shortages on the Nurse Manager Role

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN This week, I had the honor of presenting the AONL Research Foundation Keynote at the AONL meeting in New Orleans. My topic was the Evolving Role of Nurse Manager in the New World of Work. To prepare for this presentation, we sought input from nurse managers through five […] The post The Impact of Staffing Shortages on the Nurse Manager Role appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Announcing The Nurse Theorists “Portraits of Excellence” FITNE Videos on Nursology.net!

Nursology

We are very pleased to notify all Nursology.net visitors that the entire three volumes of “The Nurse Theorists: Portraits of Excellence” are now available on our website. The videos are available for viewing by those who access nursology.net, Downloading is not allowed due to our licensing agreement with the Fuld Institute for Technology in Nursing … Continue reading Announcing The Nurse Theorists “Portraits of Excellence” FITNE Videos on Nursology.net!

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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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Violence against nurses hits all-time high: 2 new reports

Becker's Hospital Review

A growing proportion of nurses say incidents of violence and aggression they face on the job have become routine. As a result, many are considering an exit from the profession altogether.

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WWII Navy Nurse Alice Darrow Celebrates 105th Birthday, Honored as One of the Last Links to Pearl Harbor

Daily Nurse

Alice Darrow, a former Navy nurse , was honored for her love of life and patriotic commitment to our country as one of the last living links to Pearl Harbor when she celebrated her 105th birthday in Danville, California, surrounded by family, friends, and community members. Darrow was born in 1919 in Paso Robles and enrolled in nursing school after finishing high school.

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Vaping Increases Vulnerability to Viral Infections

Consult QD

Electronic cigarettes entered the U.S. market in 2007, with manufacturers touting their safety. Recent research led by Cleveland Clinic pediatric pulmonologist Fariba Rezaee, MD , raises doubts about those claims. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that incorporate aerosolized liquid mixtures of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings and/or nicotine.

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Focus on obesity treatment for lasting lifestyle change

American Nurse

Change is difficult. Many individuals made New Year’s resolutions surrounding diet and physical activity, but 3 months into 2024, some have begun to falter. Anyone who’s tried to make a change in their routine knows how difficult it can be to make long-term, sustainable changes, and it’s a particularly big challenge in obesity management. So how can we as clinicians support our patients to not only make changes, but maintain behaviors related to diet and physical activity over the long-term?

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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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How to Become a Nurse Later in Life 

Board Vitals - Nursing

Embarking on a career in the nursing field later in life is an inspiring journey that many individuals choose to undertake. Whether it’s a personal passion or a long-held dream, it’s never too late to pursue a fulfilling career in healthcare. In this guide, we will answer the most common questions asked by those starting a nursing career later in life.

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A Pediatric ICU Nurse Finds Relief in Not Compartmentalizing Hard Emotions Like Grief

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Editor’s note: Hui-wen Sato is a pediatric ICU nurse in California and a regular writer for this blog who has gone deeply into the topic of grief, her own and that of patients and their families. Her insights reverse our usual ways of understanding grief, finding a generative energy instead of a wasteland. Here is a key passage from a TED-style talk (see video below) she gave at the last End Well Project conference in November 2023.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Kendra Coles

Minority Nurse

Kendra Coles, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NEA-BC, is a seasoned nursing leader with over 20 years of experience in the field. For 17 years, she has been dedicated to women’s services and has a wealth of knowledge in managing inpatient and outpatient obstetric care. She also has a knack for communication and team empowerment. Coles is known for optimizing performance and outcomes for obstetric and neonatal populations , achieved through fostering collaboration and building multidisciplinary teams.

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The 12 Best Hand Lotion for Nurses

NurseBuff

When you buy something using the links on our posts, we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Learn more. Handwashing is one good way to prevent infections. However, doing it too often can take a toll on your hands. Overwashed hands can feel rough, dry, and unhealthy. And when you’re […] The post The 12 Best Hand Lotion for Nurses appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Here's How CNOs Can Prevent Workplace Violence and Keep Nurses Psychologically Safe

Health Leaders | Nursing

Physical and psychological safety should be key focuses for CNOs. With rising workplace violence and burnout rates, it's important for CNOs and other nurse leaders to be aware of the safety and wellbeing of their nurses. Safety goes beyond just the physical. Nurses must feel psychologically safe as well—they should be able to voice their feelings and concerns without fear.

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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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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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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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Is Nursing Heading for Collapse?

Daily Nurse

Concerns of a nationwide nursing shortage have loomed for decades, and the COVID-19 pandemic only fast-tracked the profession toward crisis. Nursing is integral to safe healthcare delivery, and the threat of a nursing shortage should concern everyone. When it comes to patient safety, nurses are the nervous system of a hospital. They sense, perceive, connect, communicate, and solve.

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Obesity Increases Risk of Sinusitis — Independent of Asthma, Study Finds

Consult QD

There’s a known association between obesity and asthma, and between asthma and chronic sinusitis. However, less is understood about the link between obesity and chronic sinusitis itself. Now, two new studies by Cleveland Clinic physicians make it clear that obesity does increase risk of chronic sinusitis — independent of the asthma connection. The papers, as well as forthcoming research by the same team, add to our understanding of how obesity impacts different systems of the body, says Mohamad

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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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Plans for £30m investment to tackle fitness to practise backlog

Nursing Times

The UK nursing regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, has put forward a draft plan to make the biggest investment in fitness to practise (FtP) in a decade, in an effort to process decisions safely but more quickly.

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Implicit Bias Training for Dental Healthcare Providers

American Medical Compliance

The following Implicit Bias Training for Dental Healthcare Providers course is designed to educate dental healthcare providers on how to recognize and mitigate implicit bias in the workplace. Most of us don’t recognize our own biases, yet we have them. It is the very nature of being human. In this implicit bias course, we’ll define diversity, show why it matters in your dental practice, discover what prevents it, and learn how to foster it.

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