Tag: Nursing Shortage

Staffing shortages leading cause of nurses’ poor well-being

Editor's Note More than half of nurses claim there is insufficient staff to meet demand, which they say is the worst part of the nursing profession, and results in burnout and feeling overworked--in the 3rd annual survey from Cross Country Healthcare and Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 11, 2023
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International recruitment won’t solve US nursing shortage

Editor's Note In this paper, published in Health Affairs on May 4, Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH, endowed professor in health policy at the George Washington School of Nursing, and his coauthors argue that a more comprehensive approach than recruiting internationally educated nurses is needed to address the US nursing…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 4, 2023
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NCSBN study shows effect of COVID-19 on nursing workforce

Editor's Note This study from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing finds that about 100,000 RNs left the workplace because of stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, and another 610,388 intend to leave by 2027. A subset of the 2022 National Nursing Workforce Study was included in the analysis.…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 17, 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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Some states considering caps on travel nurse pay

Editor's Note With the demand for travel nurses rising significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states are proposing measures to control what staffing agencies can charge healthcare facilities that use the temporary staff, the March 17 Kaiser Health News reports. Among 11 states proposing regulations: Missouri is calling for felony…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 21, 2023
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State of perioperative workforce in 2023: Part 1

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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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2023 State of Nursing Report released

Editor's Note Nurse.org’s new 2023 State of Nursing Report, released March 8, finds that although 60% of nurses love being a nurse, 62% are concerned about the future of nursing. Other findings of the report include: Nurses are dealing with slightly less burnout, mental health problems, lack of support, and…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 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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Workforce is top concern in healthcare CEO’s annual survey

Editor's Note In its annual survey, the American College of Healthcare Executives identified “workforce challenges” as their top concern for the second year in a row, the February 13 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Financial challenges, which held the top spot for 16 years, is now listed second in the most…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 14, 2023
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5 more organizations opening, expanding nursing programs

Editor's Note Five more organizations are launching or expanding nursing programs, the January 20 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Marian University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, and Ascension St. Vincent are partnering to address nursing shortages in Indiana. University of Phoenix College of Nursing is offering a Master of Science in Nursing…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 24, 2023
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