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.
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.