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Tips for CNOs to Combat Today’s Nursing Shortage

While there have been nursing shortages in the past, today’s staffing problem is unlike anything seen before – namely because it’s not just driven by a lack of educated nurses. Instead, this shortage stems from the plethora of opportunities nurses have…

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Stress—A Danger to Nurses and Patients

The fact that nursing is a stressful industry is nothing new. With long hours and lengthy task lists, nurses experience high levels of stress in their daily activities. While it’s obvious that nurses face an abundance of daily pressures, the…

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Nursing our Nurses: Maintaining Nurse Well-Being for Better Patient Care

With long shifts, long lists, and many long hours being spent on their feet, it is no surprise that the medical profession is physically taxing. Up to this point, methods for maintaining the health and well-being of caregivers have focused…

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Weekend Surgeries: 5 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes

A recent study published in the journal Annals of Surgery examined what hospitals can do to improve the outcomes of weekend surgeries. Statistically, patients who undergo weekend surgeries tend to experience longer hospital stays, higher readmissions and increased mortality rates….

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Hospitals Offer Big Bonuses as Solution to Nursing Shortage

With an ever-growing nursing shortage affecting hospitals across the United States, some institutions are considering new ways to improve retention rates, namely, substantial sign-on bonuses. These bonuses, often as high as $20,000 for experienced nurses, are offered as an incentive…

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Revisiting the Role of Clinical Nurse Leaders in the Age of Healthcare Reform

With a major focus on reducing hospital readmissions and improving patient satisfaction, clinical nurse leaders (CNLs) play an increasingly important role in the healthcare industry. A relatively new position in the field, CNLs continue to provide high-level care in a…

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News Corner: To Avoid Nurse Burnout, Research Shows to Keep Shifts Short

Numerous studies have shown the impact nurses can have on patient outcomes and satisfaction, and with Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson’s recent monologue showcasing that no nurse is “just” a nurse, this topic is top of mind. Despite the satisfaction that…

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News Corner: New Programs Incentivize Veterans and Others to Consider Nursing Careers

There is great concern among those in healthcare about the nationwide nursing shortage expected to occur as baby boomers retire or leave the field. In an effort to resolve the issue, various scholastic and healthcare institutions are stepping up with…

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Nursing Shortage Projected to Grow as Baby Boomers Retire

With the baby boomer generation entering retirement age, we are seeing a greater demand for healthcare workers, specifically nurses and doctors. But just when an influx of nurses is needed most, many nurses are leaving the field altogether. The reason,…

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Invest in Nurses for Better Patient Care

With the introduction of HCAHPS scoring, government and insurers have become focused on holding hospitals accountable for patient care and satisfaction, with the hope that financial repercussions will incentivize doctors and hospitals to provide better patient care. As the number…

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