Tag: Nursing education

Studies link bacteria from long nurse fingernails to lethal infections in infants

Editor's Note Without proper nail care, proper handwashing might not be enough to prevent infection and death among infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). That’s according to a February 8 report from nurse.org, which drove home the importance of following hygiene protocols by highlighting real-world evidence confirming the…

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By: Matt Danford
February 15, 2024
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Battlefield to bedside: Navy, VA nurses share leadership lessons

Takeaways • VA and Navy hospitals are subject to many of the same requirements as their civilian counterparts, including adherence to quality and infection control standards as well as regulations from organizations such as AORN. • Rank structure plays a significant role in forming and leading OR teams at Navy…

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By: Jennifer Lubell
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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Award winners stress collaboration, flexibility, asking for help

Emerging from the thick of the pandemic has been tough for OR managers and clinicians, between rampant healthcare industry burnout and other challenges. Yet the winners of this year’s OR Manager leadership awards, presented at the OR Manager Conference, are proving that the right combination of hard work, empathy, and…

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By: Marisa Torrieri
December 20, 2023
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OR Manager Conference second place poster winner showcases impactful program from 2023

From highlighting the need for better preoperative nasal decolonialization to touting the success of personalized pediatric behavioral health interventions, the posters on display at the 2023 OR Manager Conference highlighted the exceptional work of clinicians in 2023. Poster: “Go Virtual with Periop Training 101” In response to the ongoing nursing…

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By: Marisa Torrieri
December 19, 2023
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Nurses short-changed in healthcare philanthropy

Editor's Note According to a first-of-its-kind study from the American Nurses Foundation, nurses receive just one penny of every dollar donated to healthcare, despite being the largest group of healthcare professionals in the US, a November 15 press release from the foundation reports. Some findings include: Private donations to healthcare…

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By: Brita Belli
November 16, 2023
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HHS investing $100M to grow nursing workforce

Editor's Note The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on August 10, announced awards of more than $100 million to educate more nurses and grow the nursing workforce. The awards include: $8.7 million to help licensed practical nurses become RNs $34.8 million to increase the number of primary care…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 29, 2023
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Florida area nursing schools post record-high enrollments

Editor's Note Nursing schools across Florida are seeing record high enrollments for fall 2023 classes, the August 25 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. The University of Florida College of Nursing, Gainsville, has its largest class since beginning some 70 years ago, with 1,150 students set to pursue a BSN, DNP, or…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 28, 2023
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AI can help nurses balance workloads, avoid burnout

Editor's Note In an August 14 interview with HealthLeaders Media, David Benton, PhD, RN, RGN, FRCN, FAAN, CEO of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, says artificial intelligence (AI) has important roles in training nursing students, balancing nurse workloads, and managing patient care, which ultimately helps reduce stress…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 17, 2023
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Penn Nursing announces inaugural curator for nursing history center

Editor's Note The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, on August 11, announced the appointment of Jessica Martucci, PhD as the curator of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, effective August 28. Working with the recently appointed university archivist and colleagues in the Penn…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 14, 2023
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