Nearly 1,400 nursing homes have lost star ratings in Nursing Home Compare staffing levels because of inadequate numbers of registered nurses or from a lack of reporting reliable staffing information, signs of the Payroll-Based Journaling pigeons coming home to roost.
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.
Nearly 18% of new nurses leave their first job within a year, according to a study in Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.
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 registered nurses working longer after age 50, researchers from RAND Corporation say.
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 suggestsApril 29, 2014
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 transferredMarch 26, 2014
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.
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.
Foreign-born registered nurses comprise up to 15% of the total RNs in the United States, a new study finds.
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.
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.
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 providers looking to reduce facility-acquired infection rates might start by lightening their nurses' patient load, authors of a new report recommend.
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 findsMarch 15, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.