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Advice on primary permanent nursing

Advice on primary permanent nursing

There is several benefits to considering an Acuity Based Primary Permanent Nursing Assignment in your efforts to attract acute and managed care providers.

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... CPR

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... CPR

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How is the decision made whether a resident should be resuscitated?

Why would anyone become a nurse?

Why would anyone become a nurse?

Years of education, long hours, physical and emotional demands: These characterize what an individual can look forward to when nursing is their chosen profession. So what makes it his or her choice and why do so many stick with it year in year out, with a smile, an understanding tone of voice and empathy galore?

Pasternak starts at Ambassador

Pasternak starts at Ambassador

Vivian Pasternak is the new Director of Clinical Services for The Ambassador, the new assisted living and memory care community opening in Scarsdale, NY. She will oversee the community's policies and procedures and establish nursing care standards.

Proposals being accepted for nurse grant program

Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing announced it is accepting proposals for the $20,000 Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)/American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant Program, which is the largest single grant available through the foundation.

Divurgent adds Alexander

Divurgent adds Alexander

Dana Alexander, RN, MSN, MBA, FAAN, FHIMSS, is the new vice president of Clinical Transformation at Divurgent. She will lead the company's clinical transformation consulting practice.

Lowering rehospitalization rates a focus at Online Expo

Lowering rehospitalization rates a focus at Online Expo

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While providers have made some progress with reducing rehospitalizations, the era of managed care organizations and better hospital partnerships means new strategies are needed. Attendees at the McKnight's Online Expo this month will learn nursing practices to reduce rehospitalizations and attract partners during the Quality session.

Greenspring promotes Ngembus

Greenspring promotes Ngembus

Georgette Ngembus was named the new Director of Nursing at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, VA, in December.

Bed A and Bed B are people!

Bed A and Bed B are people!

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As a Charlton Heston movie once illustrated in an indirect way, it's important to know about the lives of who is living in our home. It's about relationships, not about heads in the beds.

Not your mother's (or father's) nursing practice

Not your mother's (or father's) nursing practice

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A while back I was asked to speak to a group of graduating nurses — new to practice and excited to start their careers. As I spoke, I gave insights from Florence Nightingale and the changing face of healthcare. I was feeling confident that I had inspired them to spread their wings, expand their practice; the world was their oyster, as the saying goes.

Four-year nursing degree still a great choice

Four-year nursing degree still a great choice

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Good news for career nurses with bachelor's degrees: You're killing it compared to teachers, journalists and high school graduates.

Male CNA who wears women's clothing can pursue charges that nursing home defamed him

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A Texas certified nursing assistant can continue to pursue charges that his former nursing home employer has made false, defamatory statements about him in the job referral process, a federal court recently ruled.

How old is too old to work?

How old is too old to work?

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A recent article in Health Affairs centered on nurses delaying retirement and claimed this is boosting the workforce. Should we believe this?

Managed care will completely replace today's healthcare payment system by 2025, former White House adviser says

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Healthcare providers should expect that they will be paid exclusively through managed care systems by 2025, a former White House adviser said Tuesday.

The gems before you

The gems before you

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When I was a student nurse, I had a professor who said, "You will never know what gem is before you, unless you are willing to open your eyes and your heart." Being young and excited about being a nurse, I smiled but really didn't think much of what she said, at least until I met Dorothy.

Profile: Faith in nursing and family

Profile: Faith in nursing and family

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As the youngest of four children in a small rural town in Minnesota, Neal Larson grew up in a tight-knit circle where hard work and putting family first were cherished values.

Limiting shift length prevents nurse overwork better than banning mandatory overtime, researchers find

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Restricting mandatory overtime is not the most effective way to keep nurses from being overworked, according to new research. Laws that limit the number of consecutive hours worked were found to be better in keeping patients and nurses safe.

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

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There is nothing greater than the reward of wisdom I have acquired through my experience as a nurse. In fact, the biggest reason I became a nurse was to have the opportunity to experience the world through the lives of others. Growing up, I was the type of child you would find eagerly listening to the stories my grandmothers would tell over coffee and cake.

Survey says 'faking' feelings may bring on nurse burnout

Survey says 'faking' feelings may bring on nurse burnout

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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.

Ansell kicks off HERO awards for nurses

Ansell is launching its 2014 Ansell H.E.R.O. [Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome] Nurse Service Award.

Still answering many calls

Still answering many calls

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When he entered nursing school, Steve Proctor was answering a call to serve others that he first heard years earlier. As a child growing up near Lake Huron, Proctor suffered from severe allergies and asthma and was in and out of doctors' offices. A series of shots helped him overcome his condition, and he saw that healthcare workers could change lives.

Nurse hiring remains difficult, hurting staff morale and patient care, survey shows

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Healthcare providers are having a hard time hiring nurses, and the vacancies are having a negative impact on staff morale and patient care, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.

Looking ahead: Will you become a resident?

Looking ahead: Will you become a resident?

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We should always work under the premise "what if this were me or a loved one?"

Gen X members seek more degrees, other credentials

Gen X members seek more degrees, other credentials

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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.

New chief clinical officer at MDI Achieve

Denise Wassenaar, RN, MS, NHA, has joined MDI Achieve as the new chief clinical officer, the company announced.

Guidance on conversations could help nurses, residents

Guidance on conversations could help nurses, residents

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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.

Southern providers charge less for care, East Coast price tags bigger, data shows

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The most expensive nursing home care is on average found on the East Coast, according to data released Wednesday.

New nurses need help with QI, study says

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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.

Supervisor abuse has ripple effects in workplace: study

Supervisor abuse has ripple effects in workplace: study

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A bullying supervisor isn't hurting just a specific employee. He or she also is creating a negative workplace culture, researchers say.

New Johns Hopkins process tackles dementia symptoms

New Johns Hopkins process tackles dementia symptoms

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A new six-step approach from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing professors outlines management of behavioral symptoms in dementia.

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