Tag: Nursing education

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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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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Penn Highlands Healthcare announces ‘Return to Work’ Nursing Residency program

Editor's Note On April 3, Penn Highlands Healthcare, DuBois, announced its new “Return to Work” Nursing Residency program for nurses who have taken an extended leave from their nursing careers, but want to return to work. Residency students participate in 5 weeks of courses that begin with didactics and progress…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 5, 2023
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UCLA School of Nursing receives grant to attract minorities to doctoral programs

Editor's Note The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Nursing, on March 20, announced that it has been selected as a recipient of the UC Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative. The initiative is designed to attract underrepresented minorities to doctoral programs with the long-term goal of developing…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2023
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State of perioperative workforce in 2023: Part 1

healthcare nurse staff

Takeaways Perioperative staffing issues are likely to continue throughout 2023 because of rising case volumes and a lack of experienced staff. Travelers are expected to remain a core part of staffing. Perioperative leaders are using multiple strategies to recruit and retain staff, including float pools for health systems that have…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
March 17, 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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7 nursing schools ordered to pause graduation, enrollment

Editor's Note The Florida Commission for Independent Education has ordered seven nursing schools to pause graduation and enrollment through March, the February 15 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. The schools are allegedly connected to the sale of more than 7,600 fraudulent nursing degrees and transcripts to aspiring nurses. Of the seven…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 15, 2023
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State Boards of Nursing investigating fraudulent degrees

Editor's Note State Boards of Nursing are investigating those who allegedly bought fraudulent nursing degrees and diplomas as part of a widespread scheme to fast-track the process to take the National Council Licensure Examination, the January 27 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Twenty-five individuals have been charged by the Justice Department…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 30, 2023
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