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Updated nursing informatics credential announced

Editor's Note The Nursing Informatics credential is getting an update, from “RN-BC” to “NI-BC,” the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) reported on November 3. The ANCC manages the Informatics Nursing board certification examination, which provides an assessment of RNs' clinical knowledge and skills in informatics after their initial RN licensure.  After…

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By: Brita Belli
November 6, 2023
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Report: Think tank ranking shows hospital segregation persists in some US cities

Editor's Note In a ranking of over 3,000 hospitals done by the Lown Institute, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank in Needham, Massachusetts, researchers found that while inclusion is being prioritized at some hospitals, segregated healthcare markets remain in cities like New Orleans, St. Louis, and Detroit.  The findings were…

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By: Brita Belli
October 6, 2023
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New study shows how initial exposure influences immune responses to COVID-19 variants

Editor's Note A new study suggests that someone's initial exposure to a specific COVID-19 variant shows some influence to their immune response to subsequent variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, the University of Cambridge October 6 reports. The research, published by Science on October 6 and titled "Mapping…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 6, 2023
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Study: Routine ER screening catches undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, prediabetes

Editor's Note Early symptoms of type 2 diabetes often go undetected, and late detection can lead to long-term complications, including heart disease, nerve damage, and retinopathy. Screening for type 2 diabetes in the emergency department could reveal thousands of previously undiagnosed cases each year, EurekAlert! October 3 reports.  These findings…

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By: Brita Belli
October 4, 2023
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Long nursing shifts in mental health wards lead to increased patient incidents

Editor's Note A new study in Journal of Nursing Management, published on September 6, found that when the majority of nursing shifts in mental health and community wards were 12 hours or longer, there was a significant increase in the risk of patient incidents.  Some highlights of the study include:…

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By: Brita Belli
September 21, 2023
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Prevalence, characteristics of nurse leader turnover intention

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at the Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno, investigates the prevalence of nurse leader turnover intention and the contributing factors. Data from 50,273 participants in the 2018 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses were used in the analysis, with a final…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 6, 2023
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Report: Physician starting salary surging, medical specialties in high demand

Editor's Note According to this annual report from the AMN Healthcare’s Physician Solutions division (formerly known as Merritt Hawkins), titled "2023 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives" and published on July 24, the average "starting salaries for physicians have rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic," an AMN Healthcare August…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
August 25, 2023
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10 best-earning nursing jobs for 2023

Editor's Note In an August 2 article on the Nursing Process website, Kasee Wiesen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ranked the 10 top-earning nursing jobs for 2023. The top 10 jobs with their national average salaries are: Certified registered nurse anesthetist: $202,804 Geriatric nurse practitioner: $157,300 Cardiology nurse practitioner: $136,845 Chief nursing…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 7, 2023
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Association of telemedicine with direct medical costs

Editor's Note This study from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, finds that telemedicine use is associated with lower direct medical costs. A total of 2,938 outpatient department visits and 20,204 office-based visits were included in the analysis. Of these 47.6% of outpatient department and 24.7% of office-based visits…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 26, 2023
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The Joint Commission/AHA revise requirements for Advanced Certification in Heart Failure program

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on July 12, announced that it and the American Heart Association (AHA) have revised requirements for the Advanced Certification in Heart Failure program to align with the latest clinical practice guidelines for heart failure, effective January 1, 2024. Requirements for interdisciplinary team members have been…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 13, 2023
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