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Buddies help new leaders in a new world

Takeaways • This buddy program works for all levels of an organization and for anyone who is starting to do something new in a leadership role. • New leaders often feel like they are being “thrown into the deep end,” and having buddies can help them feel safe. • The…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
May 23, 2023
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Advantages, disadvantages of being a man in nursing

Editor's Note Becker’s recently interviewed more than 40 male nurses about the advantages and disadvantages of being a man in nursing. Two points they all agreed on were that the opportunities and benefits offered by a career in nursing are not being marketed to men, and men are an untapped…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 18, 2023
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Nurse managers’ leadership linked to hospital-onset C diff

Editor's Note This study led by Olivia Jung, PhD, EmoryUniversity, Atlanta, and Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, finds an association between the work environment of nurses and hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile (C diff) infection. The analysis, which the authors say is the first to examine…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 15, 2023
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How mentors help nurses transition to advanced practice roles

Editor's Note This article by nurse researchers at Washington University in St Louis and University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, shows how mentorship can positively affect role transitioning from an experienced RN to a novice acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) in a cardiothoracic ICU. The authors note the differences between preceptors,…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 10, 2023
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HCA investing more than $300 M to support education, training of nurses

Editor's Note HCA Healthcare, Nashville, Tennessee, on May 8, announced that it is investing more than $300 million to support the education and training of nurses, including expanding the Louisville, Kentucky-based Galen College of Nursing and opening a new HCA Healthcare Centers for Clinical Advancement. Since joining HCA Healthcare in…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 9, 2023
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AACN: Nursing school enrollment down 1.4%

Editor's Note For the first time in 20 years, enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs dropped 1.4% last year, according to a May 2 report on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN’s) annual survey of nursing schools. There also were declines in master’s and PhD programs, and 78,000…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 8, 2023
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Impact of program to improve nurses’ skills in confronting ethical challenges

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, examines the long-term impact on nurses who completed an experiential educational program to improve their skills in mindfulness, resilience, and competence in confronting ethical challenges. The program called the Mindful Ethical Practice and Resilience Academy…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 2, 2023
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New diversity research grant from NIH open to applications

Editor's Note The National Institutes of Health (NIH) program, titled “Research With Activities Related to Diversity” (ReWARD) is now accepting grant applications, the American Hospital Association April 27 reports. The earliest submission deadline is May 5, and the final deadline for the first 6-month cycle is June 5. Applications can…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 28, 2023
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US News releases 2023-2024 top graduate nursing programs

Editor's Note The US News & World Report, on April 25, released its lists of best nursing schools for master’s and doctoral degrees. Emory University in Atlanta is the top school for a master’s degree, followed by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 26, 2023
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AAAHC updates Certification Handbook for Advanced Orthopaedics

Editor's Note The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), on April 10, announced the release of updated standards for its 3-year Advanced Orthopaedic Certification program, which will take effect July 1, 2023. The updated Certification Handbook for Advanced Orthopaedics, v42, introduces new terminology and standards architecture plus a revised…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 26, 2023
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