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.
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.
We should always work under the premise "what if this were me or a loved one?"
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.
Denise Wassenaar, RN, MS, NHA, has joined MDI Achieve as the new chief clinical officer, the company announced.
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.
The most expensive nursing home care is on average found on the East Coast, according to data released Wednesday.
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.
A new six-step approach from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing professors outlines management of behavioral symptoms in dementia.
Nursing and healthcare professionals from around the globe will convene Wednesday through Friday at the 7th Annual American Nurses Association "Nursing Quality Conference." The latest research relating to organizational performance and its effects on care will be a focal point that all providers can learn from for the coming era of bundled payments and team care. Findings gleaned from 1,900 hospitals in the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators Former will be featured. Registered nurse and country music star Naomi Judd will be a keynote speaker. Safe patient handling is the focus of one special breakout session on opening day. Up to 13.5 contact hours may be earned.
The Joint Commission recently unveiled a Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accreditation program. The program — which replaces its Long Term Care Accreditation program — is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate excellence.
Quality levels and customer satisfaction levels continue to improve in skilled nursing facilities, although increasing retention levels in certain positions remains a challenge, according to a new quality report from the American Health Care Association.
When you look the possible issues that result in the transition from acute care to long-term care, lack of communication is a major issue.
I love being a nurse and I can't think of being anything else. Do you remember a time when there was a turning point, that is, there was something that actually framed or shaped WHO you would become in your career?
A long-term care group is urging regulators to continue work on fixing the "observation stay loophole" that makes it harder for Medicare beneficiaries to get nursing home care.
Even if I hadn't been raised by a nurse, and even if I didn't write about the basic functions of their jobs on a daily basis for McKnight's, I would probably still idolize them. That much was clear to me recently when I had the rare opportunity to witness, quite possibly, the best and worst parts of a nurse's job.
The lack of major injuries or fatalities at a Texas nursing home during a deadly tornado Tuesday reflects the hours spent preparing for such an event, officials said.
More students than ever are trying to become nurses, but many qualified applicants are being turned away due to lack of faculty and teaching space, a nursing college group said Friday.
While the recession led to the perception of fewer jobs for new registered nurses, it also led to increased loyalty to employers, a new study reveals.
I have to wonder why, when some people get in a "power" position, they kind of turn into real ... dictators. We've all seen it, everyone from the nursing assistant who gets promoted to mentor "newbies," to CEOs of large associations or corporations, to some in political positions. Maybe they feel serving their own needs outweighs others.
Nurses continue to dominate in people's perceptions of the most trustworthy profession, according to a recent Gallup poll.
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented its latest rounds of new and stricter regulations, the groan was heard throughout nursing homes across the country. But, I have good news: It is possible to keep an efficient schedule and here's how ...
Even as demand is growing for nurses in all segments of healthcare, 27% of nursing home nurses and 24% of hospital nurses reported being dissatisfied with their jobs, a newly released study found. Just 13% of nurses in other healthcare environments reported such feelings of dissatisfaction.
Registered nursing employment is expected to grow by 25% in nursing care facilities from 2008 to 2018. That is according to the 2010-2011 edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.
The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $159.1 million to support healthcare workforce training.
Annual admissions to pre-licensure nursing programs fell in 2008 for the first time in at least six years, according to a report from the National League of Nursing.
Job prospects for recently graduated nursing students aren't nearly as plentiful as they were a few years ago, according to recent reports.
More than half of nursing students are current or former smokers, according to the results of a recent survey in Italy.
Members of the American Organization of Nurse Executives recently expressed their support for certain pro-nursing provisions in the healthcare reform bills.