A comprehensive review of nursing homes nurses' perceptions about emergency room transfers shows nurses want more resources and more guidance to determine who goes and who stays.
More than a third of night-shift workers were involved in near-crashes in an after-work test drive, researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Despite reporting relative satisfaction with their salaries, many nurses would still pursue a different line of work if they could, a new survey shows.
Close to two-thirds of registered nurses over age 54 are currently considering retirement, a November report by AMN Healthcare found.
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers don't always practice what they preach when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, a new study suggests.
The best time of day to take a break is mid-morning, according to a new study from Baylor University.
Nurses who work long shifts may experience job dissatisfaction and a risk of burnout, according to new research.
A leading long-term care nurses group is praising the American Nurses Association's new "zero tolerance" policy regarding violence and bullying in healthcare workplaces.
Newly licensed nurses who work overtime and night shifts have an increased risk of occupational injuries, a new study has found.
All healthcare workers and nurses should be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, the American Nurses Association advised in late August.
A state bill in Massachusetts geared toward preventing healthcare workplace violence has garnered support from nursing advocates.
Healthcare workers may be biased regarding the sexual orientation of their patients, according to researchers from the University of Washington.
A new key hazard list from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration highlights the injury risk healthcare workers face when handling patients.
Long-term care nurses spend more than half of their time completing tasks that don't involve resident care, according to new research in the Journal of Nursing Studies.
Workers whose hours fall outside of a traditional 9-to-5 schedule may be more susceptible to sleep- and weight-related health issues, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
The American Nurses Association recently announced its support for a bill that could require nursing homes to have a registered nurse on duty around the clock, every day of the week.
Healthcare-associated infection rates are reduced when nurses and physicians work collaboratively, according to an analysis by New York researchers.
Though nursing's ranks are becoming more diverse, there's still much work to be done to make it reflective of the U.S. population.
Female nurses may outnumber male nurses 10 to 1, but men in the profession still make more per capita, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in March.
Bathing disability is a "sentinel" event in the disabling process, one that deserves more attention as nurses and other long-term care staff seek to alleviate the associated emotional and physical discomforts.
The National Quality Forum recently declared, "Person- and family-centered care emphasizes the inclusivity of recipients of healthcare services and their families and caregivers.
A California court case concerning waived breaks could have widespread implications for healthcare workers encouraged to give up meal time during extra-long shifts.
Having primary care nurses promote physical activity could be effective enough to reduce heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk among seniors, according to a British study.
How is the decision made whether a resident should be resuscitated?
Is it true we will be hit by cuts in reimbursement and penalized by Medicare for high percentages of hospital readmissions based on the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, or PAMA?
The more years black women spend working the night shift, the higher their risk for developing diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia.
Rural facilities with higher ratios of RNs are associated with better outcomes, but the right staffing mix might be difficult to achieve.
An annual Gallup poll finds nurses are among the most respected American workers, based on their honesty and ethical standards.
About 15% of U.S. long-term care nurses say their English language proficiency or accent creates communication problems with residents, family members and other medical providers, according to recently published findings.
Employees such as nurses and CNAs who work overnight are likely burning less energy than those on a normal schedule, putting them at increased risk for obesity, according to new study results.
A team of nurses and leaders specializing in clinical ethics has issued an "unprecedented" report on the ethical issues facing the profession.
Nursing homes with highly educated, certified directors of nursing have better outcomes on some key quality measures, according to recent findings.
Higher nurse-to-patient ratios result in fewer job-related injuries and illnesses, according to research that measures the effects of a 10-year-old California law.
Nursing homes where staff had more control over scheduling registered lower rates of pressure ulcers among residents, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Nearly 18% of new nurses leave their first job within a year, according to a study in Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.
Maximizing the authority of nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization of skilled nursing facility residents, according to findings recently published in Nursing Outlook.
Creating workspaces with natural light could improve nurses' job performance and health, Cornell University researchers believe.
Philosophical awareness is not only relevant to nurse education but "vital," according to researchers from the University of Victoria in Canada.
Nursing homes may benefit from registered nurses working longer after age 50, researchers from RAND Corporation say.
A lack of necessary authority and problems with management are contributing to nurses' high levels of stress, according to recently released survey results.
Nurses' efforts to be leaders in a national effort to improve long-term care showed how they can attain greater influence over healthcare policy, according to an article recently published in Geriatric Nursing.
With a supportive work environment and plenty of opportunity, Oregon took first in a 2014 ranking of the best and worst states for nursing.
Efforts at reducing rehospitalization of nursing home residents can empower nurses, but such initiatives can also put them in challenging positions, according to study results published in the May issue of Research in Gerontological Nursing.
Registered nurses with a lot of experience might have a harder time in graduate school than less seasoned nurses, according to a first-of-its-kind pilot study from California State University-San Marcos.
Relations between long-term care nurses and residents can be understood through the concept of "reciprocity," and cultivating certain types of reciprocity can improve care, according to recent research out of the University of South Australia.
Engaging late-career nurses in special projects while reducing their load of physically or psychologically demanding tasks can improve their perception of managers, but it doesn't improve retention. This was one takeaway from a large-scale initiative in Ontario, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Nursing Management.
Nurses who don't have a natural ability to control their emotions and who feel like they're regularly "faking" feelings at work are more likely to experience burnout, depression and be absent, according to recently published research in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.
The American Medical Director's Association has a new name and will now allow nurse practitioners and physician's assistants full membership.
Certified nursing assistants who work in long-term care are put in severe postures for their shoulders and elbows at night, and for their neck during the day, according to a new study.
As long-term caregivers wind down winter and its accompanying illnesses, a new review indicates that hand washing and zinc might help prevent the common cold.