Tag: Nursing education

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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University of Montana to start online, accelerated LPN-to-RN program

Editor's Note The University of Montana, Missoula, recently received a $3.6 million grant from the Health Resource and Service Administration that will fund a program to create a pathway for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to quickly become RNs. The new LPN-to-RN bridge program will grant credit for experience LPNs have…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 9, 2023
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University of Tennessee, Baptist Memorial Health Care pilot OR Scholars program

Editor's Note The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Nursing announced a collaboration with Baptist Memorial Health Care to pilot an Operating Room Scholars program to address the perioperative nursing shortage on July 27. “The program will fill a critical need and has the potential to create…

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By: Lindsay Botts
July 27, 2023
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Gamifying nursing education with a virtual escape room

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at UNC Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, shows how technology can keep Generation Z nursing students engaged. After receiving student feedback that lecturers for a new nurse residency program could be “boring” and it was “hard to pay attention,” a virtual escape room…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 14, 2023
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ANA, AMA, others react to SCOTUS ruling on affirmative action

Editor's Note Since the divisive ruling on affirmative action from the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on June 29, which stated that "colleges and universities can no longer take race into consideration as a specific basis in admissions—a landmark decision that will have profound impacts on higher education institutions including medical…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 6, 2023
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