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  • Nurses aren't 'quiet quitters,' 2 leaders say

    "Quiet quitting" is a phrase employers have become familiar with over the past year. The  workplace trend of committing to no more than the minimum expectations for a role and reducing enthusiasm at work has implications for any industry, but the stakes are especially high in healthcare, where patients' safety could be at risk. 
  • Former longtime Baltimore hospital nursing leader dies at 71

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  • Mid-career switches could help ease nursing shortages, nurses say

    The nurse shortage could find aid in an unlikely place: midcareer switches from other professions, the Commercial Appeal reported March 16.
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  • US tops list of countries training the best nurses

    Researchers have identified the top 16 countries for producing the best nurses, financial website Insider Monkey reported March 13.
  • 5 Hackensack Meridian executives who started as nurses

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  • How Johns Hopkins aims to boost nurse leader diversity

    The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is working to diversify healthcare's pipeline of future nurse leaders through a new educational program, the organization said March 13.
  • 'Ignite passion' and 'prime the pipeline' to manage nursing shortage, per 3 hospital CNOs

    Talking about the nursing shortage isn't going to solve the problem, three chief nursing officers told Becker's. Instead, creating programs that spark an interest in nursing in students, training nurse aides who can move up the nursing ladder and empowering current team members to use their networks to attract new nurses are keys to priming the pipeline.
  • Florida bill aims to ban APRNs from using 'doctor'

    A new bill in the Florida Legislature seeks to stop nurse practitioners who have earned their doctorate from using the title "doctor."
  • When hospitals stick nurses with $15K in training costs

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  • 3 nurse CEOs on combating assumptions, getting ahead of skill gaps

    CEOs of hospitals and health systems with a background in bedside nursing appear to be few and far between, making the advice from nurses at the helm of hospitals even more valuable to aspiring nurse CEOs. 
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