Tag: Nursing Shortage

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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2022 National Nursing Workforce Survey: A closer look for perioperative nursing

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In this issue, I am following up the information I shared in the July issue of OR Manager regarding the findings of the 2022 National Nursing Workforce Survey. The perioperative nursing shortage is widespread, and what we are now experiencing is as unsettling and challenging as anything we have experienced…

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By: James X Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNAMB(E), CSSM(E)
July 20, 2023
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Healthcare job cuts on the rise, less job openings

Editor's Note According to a July 6 report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm that examines job cuts by US-based employers, healthcare/products companies and manufacturers, including hospitals, announced 38,279 job cuts in the first half of 2023, which is up by 97%…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 6, 2023
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Results from the 2022 National Nursing Workforce Survey

In April, the long-awaited results of the 2022 National Nursing Workforce Survey (Workforce Survey) were released. For researchers and academics with an interest in nursing workforce and professional development data, this report is a treasure trove of information as “the only continuous national, randomized survey of this size.” This version…

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By: James X Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNAMB(E), CSSM(E)
June 21, 2023
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Study: Health system executives call nursing shortage ‘critical’

Editor's Note In its first public study of health system executives, Incredible Health reveals that 94% of executives describe the nursing shortage as “critical.” The 2023 Healthcare Executive Report, released June 13, which solicited responses from 100 US health system executives, also finds the following: 68% say they do not…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 20, 2023
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New Gallup poll finds record high worker stress

Editor's Note A Gallup poll—State of the Global Workplace 2023—released June 13, finds that worker stress is at a record high worldwide. Key findings include: 59% are “quiet quitting” (ie, not engaged) 18% are” loud quitting” (ie, actively disengaged but still working) 44% experience “a lot” of stress at work…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 15, 2023
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Increases, decreases to periop travel nurse pay

Editor's Note As of June 1, there were 125,937 active RN travel jobs on the Vivian Health platform, a national healthcare hiring marketplace, the June 7 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Perioperative specialties with the largest increases and decreases in average weekly travel nurse pay in May, compared to April, were:…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 7, 2023
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State of perioperative workforce in 2023: Part 3

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Takeaways • Supporting nurse leaders is just as important as supporting staff to achieve optimal patient care and a financially healthy organization. • Organizations can support nurse leaders in many ways, including providing recognition, ancillary support, creative schedule options, and professional development opportunities. • Novice managers need structured programs to…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 23, 2023
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Advantages, disadvantages of being a man in nursing

Editor's Note Becker’s recently interviewed more than 40 male nurses about the advantages and disadvantages of being a man in nursing. Two points they all agreed on were that the opportunities and benefits offered by a career in nursing are not being marketed to men, and men are an untapped…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 18, 2023
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