• Mass General Brigham gets $5.8M to train nurse educators

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham received more than $5.8 million from the Labor Department to expand its nurse educator program.
  • Four Ways a Physician Network Partner Drives Sustainability for Health Systems

    Learn how Novant, OhioHealth and others are leveraging strategic vendor partnerships to unite specialties in a cohesive network, boost revenue and more.
  • Cedars-Sinai's DEI nurse residency program looks to break 'cookie-cutter' standards

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai saw a need to offer support for newly hired nurses who have experience, but not in a hospital setting to help them transition, which prompted it to launch the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Transition to Practice Program.
  • J&J selects nurse exec teams for innovation fellowship

    Johnson & Johnson has selected teams of nurse executives and directors from 10 health systems and hospitals around the country to participate in its year-long fellowship program, according to a May 24 news release. 
  • Requiring nurses to do more with less is no longer an option

    The strike earlier this year by 7,000 nurses at two large New York City hospitals shines a light on the crisis caused by persistent nurse staffing shortages, not due exclusively to the pandemic. Nurse vacancy rates are at all-time highs with most hospitals (51.4%) reporting rates over 15%. The industry knew well before the pandemic that the shortage was coming as the number of nurses reaching retirement age outpaced the number of nurses entering the profession. Add to that the swell of aging baby boomers, and the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the U.S. needs more than 275,000 additional nurses from 2020 to 2030.
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing picks new CEO

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has tapped its chief operating officer, Philip Dickison, PhD, RN, to become its next CEO. 
  • 'Have patience with your patients' and more tips for overcoming nursing challenges

    Nurses face new challenges every day. The question is, how do they manage them? Are they obstacles or opportunities?
  • The 5 fastest growing jobs within nursing

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  • Ohio nurses call 'code red' on understaffing

    The Ohio Nurses Association is sounding the alarm on understaffing in hospitals through a new "Code Red" advocacy campaign.
  • Western Governors U to open 18,000 square-foot nursing simulation lab

    Western Governors University, an accredited, online, non-profit school based out of Millcreek, Utah, said in a May 22 press release that it will open an 18,000-square-foot nursing prelicensure simulation lab in Kansas City, Mo., in late 2023. 
  • Shuttered Connecticut nursing program faces lawsuit from 8 former students

    Eight students from a now-shuttered nursing program at Stone Academy in West Haven, Conn., filed a class action lawsuit May 3 against the institution claiming it violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act by misrepresenting the institutions' standing until its last day of operation. 
  • A nurse's 'gut feeling' could stop hospital violence before it happens

    Hospitals across the country are responding to the recent surge in violence against healthcare workers by launching violence prevention campaigns to spread the message to all who enter: acts of aggression will not be tolerated here. 
  • 'Invest in the best shoes you can': What experienced nurses want newer peers to know

    Nurses with decades of experience have been there, done that, seen and heard it all. They are more than willing to share advice about what they wish new nurses could already know and feel today that would help strengthen their practice.
  • Listen up, experienced nurses: New nurses have a few things to tell you 

    The late Andy Rooney once said, "Age is nothing but experience, and some of us are more experienced than others." That said, in the nursing profession, there's something new to be learned every day. 
  • Put nurses in charge of patient safety, says Joint Commission surveyor

    National Nurses Week or Month has to be more than a luncheon, a poster contest or even distributing hospital swag. Celebrating the nursing profession means examining how nurses are "uniquely prepared" to be leaders when it comes to improving quality care and ensuring safety, according to Lisa DiBlasi Moorehead, EdD, MSN, RN, surveyor at The Joint Commission and current field director of the Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation Program, in an article published May 18 on The Joint Commission's website.
  • $5.5M gift to support simulation, virtual hospital at UCF nursing school

    A $5.5 million gift to the University of Central Florida in Orlando will allow it to build out a simulation center for nursing in a new 12,000 square-foot facility. The simulation center will be housed in the new facility and include a virtual hospital and a clinical skills exam suite, according to a May 18 news release.
  • Is being male an advantage or disadvantage in nursing? 27 men weigh in

    If men are hesitant to enter the nursing profession, it may be thanks to historical public perception — think about Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton in their white dresses and starched hats. But that stereotype, according to male nurses, should be ancient history by now.
  • How nurses can reduce patient injury risk during prone-positioning therapy

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses released standardized guidelines to assist nurses in caring for patients undergoing prone positioning therapy, according to a May 16 practice alert.
  • How Shriners Children's is making it easier to do lifesaving research

    When Marc Lalande, PhD, vice president of research for Tampa, Fla.-based Shriners Children's, came to the organization five years ago, he said he was "struck by how many research projects were going on in some 20 different locations" in silos. 
  • What it will take to fix the nurse staffing crisis: Report 

    Nurse staffing challenges at healthcare organizations have a significant effect on care delivery, patient safety and the viability of organizations, according to the Nurse Staffing Task Force's May 10 report.
  • Hurry up and wait: How green card freeze could impact US hospitals

    An administrative backlog prompted the State Department to announce in its May 2023 Bulletin that this year's allotment of EB-3 visas has been exhausted and no applications submitted after June 1, 2022, will be considered until further notice. An EB-3 visa is required for an overseas nurse to work in the United States.

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