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How awareness evolves to action on surgeon, patient gender gaps

Takeaways Although women comprise half the population, they were left out of medical research on major causes of death for both women and men—cancer, heart disease, and stroke—until 1990. Using surgical tools designed by men, for men can impact every aspect of a woman surgeon’s work, from learning new procedures…

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By: Brita Belli
May 24, 2024
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Study: Nurses ideally positioned but not sufficiently educated to combat human trafficking

Editor's Note Education about human trafficking is lacking in pre-licensure undergraduate nursing curricula, according to an October 2023 study in Nurse Education Today. Most victims see a healthcare provider at some point during their trafficking, yet remain unidentified, researchers write. The more than 4 million nurses in the US are…

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By: Matt Danford
May 6, 2024
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Surglogs, AAAHC partner on digital accreditation standards for better compliance

Editor's Note Surglogs, a leading regulatory and accreditation platform in the healthcare industry, is partnering with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in a "strategic collaboration," a March 13 press release reports. This collaboration marks a significant advancement in the accessibility of AAAHC accreditation standards, as they will…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 27, 2024
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Supporting healthcare staff with on-demand staffing solutions

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Healthcare systems worldwide, regardless of their size or market, are facing the same challenge: how to meet the growing demand for qualified staff without straining hospital budgets. According to a report by the American Hospital Association, health systems are experiencing a significant workforce turnover that began in 2016. On average,…

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By: Craig Allan Ahrens, MHA, MBA
January 23, 2024
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Nursing exam pass rates turn around in 2023

Editor's Note Nursing exam pass rates are on the rise after years of decline during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a January 1 report from MedPage Today.   During 2020 and 2021, the share of US candidates who passed the national licensure exam to work as an RN fell from…

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By: Brita Belli
January 5, 2024
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The issue of fake nursing diplomas in the healthcare workforce

Initially, the massive nursing credentials scam—disclosed by federal prosecutors early last year—involved three once legitimate, now-shuttered, Florida nurses’ training institutions. Some two dozen criminal operators and recruiters have been arrested and indicted; an as-of-yet unknown number face decades behind bars. According to multiple indictments, most for wire fraud, the scammers…

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By: David C. Walsh
December 20, 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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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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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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