• Health systems reshape nurse workflows: 4 trends to know

    Health systems are increasingly reimagining nurse responsibilities and workflows in response to staff shortages and high levels of employee burnout, among other challenges.
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  • NNU slams CDC's decision to end 5-day isolation for COVID-19

    National Nurses United, the 225,000 member nursing union, has come out against the CDC's recent walk back of the five-day isolation period once recommended by the federal health agency for people who test positive for COVID-19, the group stated in a March 6 announcement shared with Becker's.
  • CoxHealth's international nurse fellowship 1st in US to earn accreditation

    The international nurse fellowship program at Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth has been accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, making it the first such program in the country with the distinction. 
  • Minnesota bill would let nurses refuse to care for unsafe patient assignments

    A bill currently moving through the Minnesota House of Representatives would allow nurses to refuse to care for patients if they feel it staffing levels are inadequate, and also opt not to take on extra patient assignments if they feel they cannot do so safely.
  • Allina plans to establish RN residency

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health is tackling the nursing shortage through various long-term initiatives, including improved orientation programs, developing initiatives for nurse leadership and establishing an RN residency program.
  • California nurses use billboard to voice opposition to hospital sale

    Nurses at Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Regional Medical Center launched a billboard campaign against the sale of the hospital to Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, according to a Feb. 26 National Nurses United news release.
  • Nursing group quells concerns as Billings Clinic anesthesia contract expires

    Billings (Mont.) Clinic's has moved away from using contracted anesthesia providers to create its own anesthesia department, causing some concern around how the health system will attract physician anesthesiologists.
  • Top paying metropolitan areas for 6 nurse specialties

    Most of the top paying metropolitan areas for nurse specialties are located in California, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 nurse leaders planning to exit their hospital roles in '24

    Nurse leaders say they do not have sufficient financial resources to address the needs of their workforce. Even with the addition of workflow technology and new tools, 72% say they are burned out, and burnout is prompting 31% to consider leaving their jobs, according to a report published Feb. 27 by AMN Healthcare.
  • Pay for 7 nurse specialties, by state

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled the average wage for nurse specialties in every state as of May 2022, the latest data available.
  • Is healthcare paying enough attention to nurse leaders?

    Over the past few years, much of the discourse on supporting the well-being of healthcare workers has focused on nurses and front-line teams — and rightfully so, as many nurses continue to report burnout stemming from their work environment. But to ensure efforts meant to support bedside nurses live up to their full potential, hospitals and health systems should be placing an equal focus on nurse managers, leaders say. 
  • Texas nursing program shutters after 44 years

    Houston Community College no longer offers its Associate Degree in Nursing program, according to the Texas Board of Nursing. 
  • Why 1 hospital launched a 'designated education unit' for new nurses

    Mercy Fort Smith (Ark.) Hospital has launched a new 18-bed unit, which will have a 4:1 patient to nurse ratio. The unit is specifically designed to provide close contact, hands-on training for new graduate nurses.
  • CHS adds 1K+ bedside nurses; contract labor down $260M

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems added more than 1,000 bedside nurses as part of its centralized clinical recruitment strategy in 2023, executives said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call on Feb. 21.
  • The strategies that dropped vacancy rates at 10 systems

    In the midst of staff shortages, health systems and healthcare groups have become more creative and focused on retention strategies.
  • 10 states where 'nurse burnout' is Googled most

    Arizona Googled the term "nurse burnout" the most out of all states, a Betternurse.org study found.
  • AACN's new tool simplifies ICU nurse onboarding

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses launched a knowledge assessment tool, Feb. 13 to more easily find knowledge gaps and personalize new training to streamline onboarding time for ICU nurses. 
  • States by NPs per capita: 2024

    Tennessee has the most active nurse practitioners per capita of any state, while Hawaii has the fewest for the second year in a row, according to a ranking from KFF. 
  • 50 years, 9 lessons — 1 CNO on long-term nursing trends

    Nancy Bisco, BSN, RN, has many life lessons to share after her 50-year career, most of which was spent in leadership roles.
  • Nurse workforce shows signs of bouncing back

    The nursing workforce is 6% larger in 2023 than in 2019, hinting at a bounce back to pre-pandemic numbers, a study found.

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