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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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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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NCSBN launches new NCLEX exam

Editor's Note The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) on April 3 announced the launch of its updated licensure examination, the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Examination, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) April 6 reports. The exam was reportedly modified in order to better measure clinical judgment…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 7, 2023
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The Joint Commission clarifies time frame for querying National Practitioner Data Bank

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on April 5, posted a clarification on the time frame for querying the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). Among the revisions: Medical Staff (MS) Standard MS.06.01.07, Element of Performance (EP) 9 and Standard MS.07.01.01, EP 3, on the time frame to evaluate a licensed practitioner’s…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 6, 2023
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Undercover agents bought fraudulent nursing degrees for $17,000

Editor's Note Between 2016 and 2021, some 7,600 fraudulent nursing degrees were sold to individuals so they could qualify to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing exam (NCLEX), the February 27 Yahoo News reports. NCLEX is a rigorous exam that usually takes about 5 hours to…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 28, 2023
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903 New York nurses asked to prove credentials or turn in licenses

Editor's Note More than 900 New York nurses, who studied at the seven Florida-based nursing schools that were shut down for allegedly selling fraudulent degrees, were given 14 days to prove their credentials or surrender their licenses, the February 21 Times Union reports. Another 2,400 New York students, who were…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 22, 2023
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23 Texas nurses charged in fraudulent degree scheme

Editor's Note The Texas Board of Nursing has charged 23 nurses with “fraudulently obtaining educational credentials” as part of a national scheme involving thousands of fraudulent nursing degrees, the February 20 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. The nursing students paid thousands of dollars to the individuals running the scheme and are…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 21, 2023
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