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    Nurses at the Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, announced they will rally Sept. 27 out of mounting concerns over the safety of newborn and open-heart surgery patients.
  • 10 hospitals, systems with top nurse residency programs

    More hospitals and health systems across the country are implementing nurse residency programs to support new nurses as they transition into the field. It's also an effort that aims to improve retention amid the ongoing nursing shortage.
  • The 'secret sauce' to a great nurse work culture

    The "secret sauce" to creating a great work culture is having nurse leaders who embrace a primary role as retention officers and putting values into action, nursing leaders told Becker's.
  • Federal legislation could close pay gap for nursing faculty

    Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would address the pay gap between clinical and faculty nursing positions in order to reduce the nursing shortage.
  • ANA: Nurses have a role in climate change

    The nursing profession has a role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change through patient education, nursing education and research, according to a new position statement from the American Nurses Association. 
  • How family members are filling nursing gaps

    The national nursing shortage is prompting some states to tap family members to provide home-based care for children with complex health needs.
  • How Emory School of Nursing will address staffing crisis in Georgia

    Atlanta-based Emory University's School of Nursing has announced a partnership with the Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition to address the nursing shortage across the state. 
  • 'I don't know if I could work anywhere else': Why nurses flock to California

    California has a significant edge when it comes to combating the nursing shortage. The state saw about 30,000 more registered nurses move in than out during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a Sept. 19 Los Angeles Times report. 
  • Where nurses, CDC don't see eye to eye

    National Nurses United's recent scrutiny over the CDC's proposed masking standards in hospitals is the latest example of the two entities not seeing eye to eye on infection control.
  • Massachusetts nurses file 12K staffing reports in 18 months

    Between January 2022 and July 2023, nurses in Massachusetts filed 12,600 unsafe staffing reports, according to a Sept. 18 news release from the state's nursing association. 
  • Gig nursing platform names chief nursing officer

    CareRev has promoted Susan Pasley, BSN, RN, to the role of chief nursing officer, the gig-work tech platform said Sept. 14. 
  • Former Stone Academy nursing students sue for $10.35M

    Months after the closure of Stone Academy, a for-profit healthcare college in West Haven, Conn., former nursing students who were unable to finish their education are coming forward, suing the school for $10.35 million, Law360 reported Sept. 12.
  • 130 hospital leaders lobby against nurse-patient ratios in Michigan

    About 130 Michigan hospital leaders gathered to lobby against legislation that would require hospitals to meet nurse-patient staffing ratios, limit mandatory nurse overtime and require transparency about staffing, the Detroit Free Press reported Sept. 14.
  • Northwell nurse leader 1st to get COVID-19 vaccine — again

    Sandra Lindsay, RN, made history as the first American vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2020. Now, she's among the first to get the new booster, ABC affiliate WABC-TV reported Sept. 13.
  • How Penn Medicine connects new nurses to home care

    New nurses are an "untapped" resource for home care, according to Danielle Flynn, MSN, the director of Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine Home Health.
  • 4-time Magnet-certified system weighs in on what keeps nurses around

    Four-time Magnet-certified El Camino Health in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif., has achieved a turnover rate of just 8 percent for its nurses, even in the midst of a nationwide nurse shortage, according to Cheryl Reinking, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer at El Camino Health. 
  • 6 ways to optimize nurse workload

    A Mckinsey analysis found ways to save 15 to 30 percent of a nurse's 12-hour shift by rearranging their workload through technology and delegation.
  • 92.1% of Magnet hospitals recertified by ANCC since 2020

    Despite the nationwide healthcare staffing shortage and the industry still recovering from a global pandemic, 92.1 percent of Magnet-certified hospitals have achieved recertification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2020.
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    The technology healthcare will use in 50 years is impossible to predict, but nursing leaders agree that the one thing that will not change is the importance of caring individuals at the bedside.

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