Tag: Nursing Shortage

Survey: Nurse retention problems persist amid slight improvements in working conditions

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Editor's Note Although fewer Michigan nurses planned to leave the profession in 2023 compared to 2022, the profession still faces unsafe conditions, understaffing, and high rates of abuse, according to a two-year, statewide survey published July 18 in JAMA Network Open. Conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan School…

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By: Matt Danford
July 23, 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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Study: Depression, lack of support outweighed pandemic-specific influences on nurses leaving jobs in 2020

Editor's Note Coworker and employer support strongly influence nurses' intentions to remain in their jobs, while symptoms of depression are associated with nurses planning to leave, according to a study conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Available to the public September 30…

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By: Matt Danford
June 14, 2024
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Negative social media portrayals turning Generation Z away from nursing careers, survey suggests

Editor's Note Negative portrayals of nursing on social media play a major role in deterring members of Generation Z from pursuing careers in the profession, according to survey results from nursing marketplace platform ShiftKey. According to a June 4 report in The Hill, the survey involved 1,000 individuals aged 18…

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By: Matt Danford
June 12, 2024
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Phased-in nurse staffing ratio law draws complaints in Oregon

Editor's Note The state agency overseeing Oregon’s hospitals has received a “flood of complaints” due to a “first-of-its-kind” law mandating progressively stricter nurse and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing ratios, according to a June 7 report in KMTR.   Passed after extensive negotiations among hospital executives, staff, and nurse unions…

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By: Matt Danford
June 11, 2024
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Nurse union survey: AI patient safety threats prove need for strict guardrails

Editor's Note Artificial intelligence (AI) threatens patient safety by undermining the judgment of human nurses, according to a survey by National Nurses United (NNU). “The findings, coupled with anecdotal reports from nurses at hospitals nationwide, underscore the urgent need for stricter regulation and greater input from nurses and health care…

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By: Matt Danford
May 24, 2024
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Survey: More than half of nurses pessimistic about 2024, ready to change jobs

Editor's Note Most nurses think this year will be “no better or worse” than last year, and more than one-third are “extremely likely” to change jobs, according to a national survey by Texas healthcare workforce solutions company AMN Healthcare. Fox News reported on the findings May 10. Specifically, 80% of…

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By: Matt Danford
May 14, 2024
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Lit-up landmarks spotlight caretaker contributions for National Nurses Week

Editor's Note Have you noticed anything different about your home city’s skyline this week? In honor of National Nurses Week, buildings and landmarks across the country are lighting up in support of what Gallup has ranked for more than 20 years as the country’s most trusted profession. The force behind…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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Study links nurses’ intention to quit, patient mortality

Editor's Note A study published March 8 in the journal Health Policy finds that nurses’ intention to leave the profession has a significant association with patient mortality.   Researchers looked at data from approximately 37,000 patients aged 50 and older admitted to 15 public hospitals in Italy in 2015 for…

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By: Brita Belli
March 15, 2024
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Scripps Health shares strategies for worker retention, growth

Editor's Note A multifaceted staffing strategy, including predictive analytics and soliciting staff suggestions, helped Scripps Health in San Diego significantly increase worker retention and headcount in 2023, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.  The December 21 Q&A with Eric Cole, corporate senior vice president of human resources, revealed the organization increased…

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By: Brita Belli
January 2, 2024
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