RNs

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.

More registered nurses are delaying retirement, researchers say

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Despite "imminent retirement" of baby boomers, more registered nurses are working longer after age 50, researchers find.

Ask the nursing expert ... about becoming a good leader

Ask the nursing expert ... about becoming a good leader

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As a nurse manager, how do I lead my team to great outcomes?

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.

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.

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.

Accountable care organizations hold many opportunities for nurses to shine, associations say

Accountable care organizations hold many opportunities for nurses to shine, associations say

Nurses have numerous reasons to be pleased the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated accountable care organization guidelines, several nursing organizations maintain.

Medicare reimbursement cuts will force loss of 40,000 nursing home-related jobs, survey respondents say

Medicare reimbursement cuts will force loss of 40,000 nursing home-related jobs, survey respondents say

The Medicare PPS skilled nursing facility final rule that was enacted Oct. 1 could result in 20,000 nursing home layoffs nationwide and another 20,000 jobs lost to abandoned expansion activity, according to results of a new national survey.

Study: More transparency needed to enable nurses to disclose errors in nursing homes

Study: More transparency needed to enable nurses to disclose errors in nursing homes

Nursing homes need to improve communications processes and policies to make it easier for nurses to disclose errors, according to researchers of a unique new study. The researchers say their findings have implications for nursing policy and education, as well as resident safety.