Tag: Education

College course delivery model linked to psychological distress during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston, finds that college students whose classes were offered entirely online during the COVID-19 pandemic had increased psychological distress, compared with those attending a mix of in-person  and online classes. Of 59,250 full-time undergraduate college students analyzed, 3.5% attended fully…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 1, 2022
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Six more schools, hospitals launching nursing programs

Editor's Note Six more schools and hospitals have recently launched nursing programs or plan to do so in the future, the November 10 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Corewell Health in Grand Rapids and Southfield, Michigan, will start the state’s first nurse apprentice program in 2023. Central Main Healthcare, Lewiston, will…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 15, 2022
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New Johns Hopkins program prepares nurses for policy engagement

Editor's Note The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) on October 12 announced that it has created a new Policy Honors Program for nursing students to gain experience and foundational skills in policy analysis and advocacy. The two-semester program will include discussion-based seminars, faculty mentoring sessions, a policy project, and…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 13, 2022
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DOL announces $80M funding for nurse education

Editor's Note The Department of Labor (DOL) on October 3 announced an $80 million funding opportunity through its Nursing Expansion Grant Program to support nursing education programs designed to expand the pipeline of nursing professionals while advancing equity and diversity. The grants will support organizations that use worker-centered strategies to…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 6, 2022
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UMass, Mass General Brigham training under-, unemployed to be HCWs

Editor's Note The University of Massachusetts (UMass) and Mass General Brigham in Boston are collaborating with UMass Global to train more than 1,000 under- and unemployed individuals, including current Mass General Brigham workers, to be healthcare workers (HCWs), according to a September 19 UMass Global news release. The initiative will…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 27, 2022
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Survey: Some improvement in satisfaction, but stagnant compensation

Data and surveys

As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic becomes embedded in hospitals, OR leaders’ satisfaction with their job is improving, according to the 2022 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Nearly three-fourths (72%) view their current job favorably, up from 64% last year and just below 2020’s 77%. However, satisfaction with many other…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
September 27, 2022
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Editorial

This year, the OR Manager Conference is celebrating 35 years of bringing together OR managers and directors and helping the perioperative community educate, learn, and network. Since the early days of this great conference, OR Manager has expanded the agenda and the exhibit floor to include various education offerings, including…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 27, 2022
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Four more schools starting nursing programs

Editor's Note Four more schools and hospitals have recently started nursing programs and partnerships or plan to do so to address the nationwide nursing shortage, the September 15 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. West Virginia University, Morgantown, is expanding its nursing program to Beckley, West Virginia, and opened a new campus…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 20, 2022
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Work readiness of new RNs

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researchers at Novant Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, examines the work readiness of newly licensed RNs. Work readiness is the extent to which newly graduated nurses possess qualities and competencies linked to job satisfaction…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 25, 2022
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Impact of COVID-19 on surgical cases for urology resident training

Editor's Note This study from researchers at the Urology Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, examines the impact of COVID-19 on surgical cases for urology residents and finds that despite widespread disruptions in surgical care, there will likely be minimal detriment to training over time. Using data from the Accreditation…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 24, 2022
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