Tag: healthcare careers

Deadline approaches for OR Manager Award nominations

Editor's Note What better way to advocate for perioperative nursing than spotlighting and celebrating exceptional leadership at a gathering of the entire industry? Our annual OR Manager Awards—OR Manager of the Year, PACU Leader of the Year, and Ambulatory Nurse Leader of the Year—aim to do just that, but time…

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By: Matt Danford
July 16, 2024
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Are you a perioperative nurse or an OR nurse?

For me, the answer is easy. For 25 years I have consistently said, “I’ve never nursed an OR a day in my life; it’s always been the patients.” As perioperative nurses, what we do is about more than where we work. Why is it that 25 years after the Association…

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By: Ruth Plotkin Shumaker, BSN, RN, CNOR
June 24, 2024
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How competency assessment could extend beyond licensing

Competency assessment in perioperative nursing—and American healthcare in general—is a story of unrealized potential. Particularly in the wake of the pandemic, staffing shortfalls and financial pressures have made focusing on staff development difficult for nurse leaders. Nonetheless, the argument for investing more in professional development and competency has never been…

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By: James X Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNAMB(E), CSSM(E)
June 24, 2024
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Why developing employees is a key competency for new managers

Takeaways Meeting people where they are is a basic principle of staff development. Coaching and mentoring are fundamental to employee development, but new managers should understand the difference. Resources for staff development include education, certification, clinical ladders, committee work, and professional networking. Transitioning to leadership involves many competing pressures, but…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 24, 2024
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Nurse leader survey finds 12% plan to leave in next 6 months

Editor's Note:  A new survey from the American Organization for Nursing Leadership Foundation found that 12% of nurse leaders are planning to leave their position in the next six months, underscoring the ongoing issues of nurse retention and burnout post-pandemic. The five-part longitudinal study, which began in 2020, explores the…

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By: Brita Belli
January 17, 2024
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Best hospitals to work as a nurse

Editor's Note NurseJournal.org recently listed the best hospitals to work as a nurse. The hospitals were chosen, based on rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program, and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. Each hospital on the list…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 14, 2023
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Healthcare is second highest industry attracting new grads

Editor's Note The healthcare industry is the second highest attracting new graduates with bachelor’s degrees, according to the new 2023 Linkedin’s Guide to Kickstarting Your Career, the May 22 Linkedin News reports. The top five industries new graduates are considering, include: Professional services—software engineer, accountant, legal assistant Healthcare—registered nurse, medical…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 23, 2023
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