• 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.
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  • 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.
  • What will — and won't — change about nursing in 50 years

    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.
  • Only 45% of nurses are 'fully engaged': 8 notes

    Only 45 percent of nurses report being "fully engaged" at work while 14.1 percent report being "unengaged," according to the 2023 "PRC National Nursing Engagement Report."
  • Nurse in critical condition after being assaulted by patient

    A Rhode Island nurse is in critical condition after he was assaulted by a patient, ABC affiliate WPRI reported Sept. 8. 
  • The benefits of rehiring 'boomerang' nurses

    In May, some hospitals started reporting a positive trend: Former nurses who left their full-time positions for travel gigs or earlier in the pandemic were interested in returning. 
  • The 5 fastest-growing nurse occupations have dipped in projected growth

    Nurse practitioner remains the nursing occupation with the highest projected growth by 2031; however, the projection has changed since May.
  • 13 hospitals seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 13 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers in the past two weeks. 
  • Washington nurse charged 5 years after hospital’s hepatitis C outbreak

    A nurse who may have been the source of a hepatitis C outbreak among patients at a Washington state hospital was charged on Sep. 1 after a five-year investigation.
  • 15 top states for nurse practitioners in 2023

    New York was named the best state for nurse practitioners in 2023, according to an analysis by Nursing Process.
  • Cedars-Sinai staff unwind in 'serenity lounges'

    After opening the first "serenity lounge" in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has unveiled 13 more break rooms with massage chairs and aromatherapy for nurses and other patient care employees. 
  • AHA: Nurse execs weigh in on ways to aid pressing workforce issues

    As patient volumes increase, the nursing workforce is becoming even more stretched and hospital leaders are scrambling to find ways to meet the demand despite ongoing nurse turnover and attrition, experts said during an Aug. 29 webinar hosted by the American Hospital Association.
  • Iowa nurse loses license over incident at rehab facility

    The Iowa Board of Nursing revoked a nurse's license after she was accused of sleeping on the job, leaving work without authorization, failing to administer patient medications and being responsible for missing narcotics, the Iowa Capitol Dispatch reported Aug. 31.
  • 30 least stressful nursing jobs that pay well

    Postpartum care nurses were ranked the least stressful job that paid the best, according to Nursing Process.
  • 4 notable nurse layoffs in 2023

    A difficult financial climate for health systems means not even registered nurses — in high demand amid a nationwide shortage — are immune from layoffs. 

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