• 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.
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  • 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.
  • Georgia nurse, hospital associations hold workplace violence summit

    The Georgia Nurses Association and the Georgia Hospital Association held the first  Workforce Violence Prevention Summit at the Georgia State Capitol on Feb. 12 to address the increase of violent jobsite incidents.
  • Most trusted, least valued: How to help nurses

    Despite being the top trusted profession in the U.S. for 22 years running, nurses are the least respected and most stressed, according to experts and national data. 
  • Health systems rethink nursing

    Hospitals are redesigning nursing and care team models to meet patient needs and leverage technology to better support nurses. While still in the early stages, a few health systems are seeing promising results for patient care and nurse satisfaction.
  • The 911 nurse program that saved $500K+ in 1 year

    A California city piloted a nurse triage program for incoming 911 calls that has helped 581 residents and saved over $573,000, ABC affiliate CBS8 reported Feb. 15.
  • Inside Hackensack Meridian's strategy to reduce nurse turnover

    The nation has an average nurse vacancy rate of almost 16%, according to the 2023 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report. At Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health, however, that figure is 6.5%. The secret, according to one of its leaders: creating a strong culture, investing in nurse leadership development and implementing a strong employee referral program.

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