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.
Newly licensed registered nurses are less likely to work in hospitals and more likely to be hired in a nursing home, says a new analysis in the American Journal of Nursing.
Antibiotic resistance and prescription drug abuse are among the top global threats expected in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A nationwide initiative to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in veterans' nursing homes dramatically slashed the infection rate, and could provide a framework for other nursing homes to achieve similar results.
While manager-approved "fun at work" activities lower turnover, particularly for younger employees, sales performance may suffer, according to a new report.
The children of single mothers working a nonstandard shift are more likely to engage in delinquent behaviors, according to a new analysis.
People who speak more than one language tend to develop dementia up to five years later than those who are monolingual, new research reveals.
Foreign-born registered nurses comprise up to 15% of the total RNs in the United States, a new study finds.
As one of the leaders in my nursing facility, how do I stop turnover and motivate my staff to improve our performance?
Giving employees money to spend on charities or their coworkers is a way to increase job satisfaction and performance, according to Duke University research.
Nurse practitioners are among professionals who are often misunderstood, according to a new management study.
What do we need to know about federal authorities coming out with more penalties for hospitals?
Clinical nurse specialists provided more education and psychosocial support for rheumatoid arthritis patients, who in turn improved more and had fewer unplanned hospital admissions than those seeing a physician, a new study shows.
Working long hours may result in decreased mental health and skipping meals, according to new research. While there has long been an assumed link between workaholism and well-being, there has been a lack of supporting research.
States with the fewest restrictions on nurse practitioners have two-and-a-half times more patients receiving primary care, per a new analysis.
Employers often use correspondence bias when hiring, with potentially negative results, a study has found.
A new study identifies a link between night shift work and risk of breast cancer, according to Canadian researchers. In an investigation of 1,100 women with breast cancer and more than 1,100 without it, Queen's Cancer Research Institute researchers found that those who had worked for more than 30 years on a night shift had a higher rate of breast cancer.
Almost half of newly licensed registered nurses were likely to have been verbally abused at work by their colleagues within the past three months, according to a new study.
Giving employees paid sick days would reduce flu infections in the workplace, according to a new analysis. Researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and discovered that paid sick days would reduce flu cases by close to 6%, according to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Directors of nursing need to lead their employees through survey practice sessions in order to achieve peak success, a long-term care expert said at the annual National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care conference.
Cognitive impairment can result when older adults are taking or given medications with strong anticholinergic effects, a new study has found.
There's good news for long-term care facilities trying to hire staff with more education: More than 1 in 10 members of Generation X are taking classes to continue their formal education, according to a new study.
Nursing leaders should curb 'lateral hostility' by addressing incidents as soon as they occur, advises a recent article in American Journal of Nursing. In a series coordinated by the American Organization of Nurse Executives, nurses are given guidance on leadership. In "Crucial Conversations in the Workplace," Katherine Major, MSN, RN, writes about a framework for conflict resolution.
Meditation can make people more compassionate, according to a new study. Researchers from Harvard University and Northeastern University looked at whether meditating could lead to more compassionate behavior. Meditation participants did eight-week trainings, and then were given a test.
Women involved in workplace disputes are believed to be less likely to repair their relationship, a new study finds.
While the number of nurse practitioners is expected to nearly double by 2025, many in the field say payer policies hurt their efficiency, even more than state scope-of-practice laws.
I have three leadership positions open in my facility and I just can't seem to find what I am looking for. Any suggestions?
Newly registered nurses should be encouraged to participate in online modules to learn about quality improvement protocols, and healthcare providers should make sure staffing levels are high enough for RNs to participate in QI activities, researchers said recently.
A bullying supervisor isn't hurting just a specific employee. He or she also is creating a negative workplace culture, researchers say.
Low-wage workers have a greater risk for hypertension than workers with higher wages, University of California-Davis investigators have discovered.
A new six-step approach from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing professors outlines management of behavioral symptoms in dementia.
Ask the nursing expert... How to get staff to work during bad weather, and how to deal with tardy workerJanuary 01, 2013
We have just had a run of very bad weather and, as usual, I had several nursing staff call off work. Department heads are never encouraged to come in and help us out. Do you have any suggestions on how to help staff to understand that we are a 24-hour facility, even in bad weather?