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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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Five plead guilty in fraudulent nursing diploma scheme

Editor's Note Five of dozens of defendants charged in the Southern District of Florida for their alleged participation in an illegal licensing scheme for aspiring nurses have plead guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, according to a May 15 news release from the US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida. All…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 17, 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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Study: Burnout, resiliency in new graduate nurses

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at the University of Florida, Gainesville, examines the factors contributing to burnout and resiliency in new graduate nurses, who are at a high risk of turnover in the first year of employment. A total of 43 new graduate nurses from three hospital campuses…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 3, 2023
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ANA: May is National Nurses Month

Editor's Note The American Nurses Association (ANA) is launching its annual month-long celebration that allows for greater opportunities to promote understanding and appreciation of nurses. The month is divided into four weekly focus areas—Self-Care, Recognition, Professional Development, and Community Engagement. As part of this month of recognition, National Nurses Week…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 1, 2023
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Closed claims analysis identifies wrong-site surgery risks

Editor's Note This study, published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, analyzes 68 closed claims cases on wrong-site surgery from 2013 to 2020. The services most frequently responsible for these cases were: Orthopedics (35.3%) Neurosurgery (22.1%) Urology (8.8%). The most common types of procedures involving wrong-site…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 26, 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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US pauses green card applications for foreign nurses

Editor's Note The US State Department will not accept any more applications for green cards for foreign nurses this year, and only applications that were submitted by June 2022 will be processed until the backlog eases, the April 24 Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control reports. Current green card processing…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 24, 2023
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