Tag: Nursing Shortage

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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Healthcare worker crisis grows in Florida

Editor's Note Population growth in Florida is amplifying the nationwide shortage of doctors and nurses and putting the state on the verge of a healthcare crisis, Fox 13 Tampa Bay December 27 reports. An estimated 300,000 residents will relocate to Florida annually during the next 5 years. Meanwhile, a third…

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By: Brita Belli
January 2, 2024
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Perioperative management: Top challenges, priorities for OR leaders in 2024, per survey

Staff recruitment and retention is the top priority of OR leaders going into 2024, according to a November/December survey conducted by LeanTaaS in collaboration with OR Manager. Out of 84 respondents (some skipped), while 76% chose staff recruitment and retention, both improving operational efficiency (65%) and sustaining volume (36%) also…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 22, 2023
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RNs expected to see big salary bump by 2033 due to nursing demand

Editor's Note Increasing demand for nurses is driving up salaries for RN in the US, an October 4 Careers of the Future projection reports. According to this research from telecommunications company TollFreeForwarding, RNs are projected to see a pay increase of nearly $13 more per hour by 2033.  RNs made…

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By: Brita Belli
October 12, 2023
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Refreshed outlook for addressing healthcare’s staffing crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing personnel shortages in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), which are anticipated to persist. Before the pandemic, nursing supply and demand were already affected negatively by several factors, including approximately 70,000 Baby Boomer RNs retiring per year. As the remaining Baby Boomer RNs retire over…

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By: John Young and Holly Moore
October 10, 2023
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Nursing schools are denying qualified applicants due to staffing shortages

Editor's Note Due to staffing shortages, thousands of qualified applicants were turned away from nursing schools last year, despite the nationwide shortage of nurses, CNN Business October 5 reports. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nearly 78,200 qualified applications were denied by nursing schools in 2022. Nearly 66,300…

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By: Brita Belli
October 6, 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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Nurses want to practice nursing, not be ‘organizational sponge’

Editor's Note In an opinion piece, Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, NEA-BC, director of nursing programs at the American Nurses Association (ANA), says that nurses want to practice nursing and not be the “organizational sponge” that absorbs all other tasks that other professionals will not, can not, or are unavailable…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 9, 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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