Registered Nurses

Culture shift starts with employee investment

Culture shift starts with employee investment

Providing the highest quality care to our geriatric long-term care residents and short-term stay rehabilitation patients has been a major focus and investment throughout our organization. Our goal, from the corporate to community levels, is to further achieve a patient-centered care model. Implementing this major change through education and investment must begin with the front-line staff.

More than 1 in 3 nurses leave first job by third year: study

More than 1 in 3 nurses leave first job by third year: study

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Nearly 18% of new nurses leave their first job within a year, according to a study in Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.

Increasing staff-to-patient ratios improves nurse safety, researchers find

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A law setting mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios has reduced the number of workplace injuries for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in California, according to recently published findings.

Nursing homes may benefit from delayed RN retirements

Nursing homes may benefit from delayed RN retirements

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Nursing homes may benefit from registered nurses working longer after age 50, researchers from RAND Corporation say.

Veteran nurses struggle to make grade

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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.

Strong professional relationships could reduce unnecessary hospitalizations from nursing homes, study suggests

Strong professional relationships could reduce unnecessary hospitalizations from nursing homes, study suggests

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Registered nurses need strong and collegial relationships with their counterparts at a hospital in order to confidently refer nursing home residents to the emergency department, according to findings recently published in the Open Journal of Nursing.

Neglect charges filed against 10 workers at nursing home where residents from a troubled sister facility were transferred

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Hidden camera footage has led to felony and misdemeanor charges against 10 caregivers at a skilled nursing facility in New York, the state's attorney general announced Monday. The accused caregivers work at a facility that recently took in a number of displaced residents from a nursing home under the same ownership, which is closing due to quality of care issues.

New RNs trending more to nursing homes, expert says

New RNs trending more to nursing homes, expert says

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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.

Easing immigration rules can trim worker shortage: RAND

Easing immigration rules can trim worker shortage: RAND

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Foreign-born registered nurses comprise up to 15% of the total RNs in the United States, a new study finds.

Verbal abuse frequently used against newly licensed RNs

Verbal abuse frequently used against newly licensed RNs

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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.

Verbal abuse frequently hurled at newly licensed registered nurses: report

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Almost half of newly licensed registered nurses were verbally abused at work by their colleagues within the past three months, according to a new study.

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.

Healthcare-acquired infection rates tied to nurse burnout, researchers say

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Healthcare providers looking to reduce facility-acquired infection rates might start by lightening their nurses' patient load, authors of a new report recommend.

Antipsychotic drug use correlated to staffing levels

Antipsychotic drug use correlated to staffing levels

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While antipsychotic drug use overuse has decreased since 2005, nearly a quarter of U.S. nursing homes are still giving many residents the medications against recommendations, a Boston Globe analysis reveals.

Improving collaboration between RNs and LPNs could reduce medication errors in nursing homes, study finds

Improving collaboration between RNs and LPNs could reduce medication errors in nursing homes, study finds

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Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses often have interchangeable responsibilities in nursing homes, which can lead to more medication errors, according to newly announced results of a study.

Nurses more committed to current position during recession, study finds

Nurses more committed to current position during recession, study finds

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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.

Healthcare to account for sizable chunk of new jobs by 2020

Healthcare to account for sizable chunk of new jobs by 2020

Another batch of statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor paints a sunny picture for people pursuing jobs in healthcare. Healthcare and social assistance are the fastest growing sectors, and will account for one-quarter of the new jobs created by 2020, according to the Labor Department's Employment Outlook.

Four-year degree requirement for new registered nurses up for debate

New York lawmakers are debating a bill that would require all new nurses to get a bachelor's degree within 10 years of earning their two-year associate's degree.