Nursing News

14 Schools of Nursing Awarded Grants to Prepare PhD Nurses
July 18, 2014 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced the first 14 schools of nursing selected to receive grants to support 17 nurses as they pursue their PhDs. These 14 schools are the inaugural grantees of the Future of Nursing Scholars program. Each school will select one or more students to receive financial support, mentoring, and leadership development over the three years of their PhD programs.

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Progress Made in Removing Barriers to NP Practice
July 9, 2014 - Nurse practitioners made significant progress this year in breaking down scope of practice barriers, with two states approving autonomous NP practice and more legislatures considering such action for NPs and other advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

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Latest Sentinel Event Alert Targets Injection Safety
June 30, 2014 - The mishandling of injectable medical products can have extraordinary health consequences for patients as well as significant financial ramifications for the institution where the misuse occurred.  Nurses’ careers can also be impacted. Since 2001, there have been 49 reported outbreaks linked to the misuse of vials, and officials believe more go unreported

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Oncology Nursing Collaborative Knocks Down Silos

June 20, 2014 - Patient care has always required handoffs and teamwork, but a new emphasis on improving safety and the patient experience while delivering services more efficiently has created a renewed focus on collaboration.

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Nurse Staffing Bill Gains Senate Support
May 23, 2014 - The federal Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013 inched closer to passage as the American Nurses Association-supported legislation picked up support in the U.S. Senate.

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CMS Rule Change Empowers Dietitians, Could Lower Nurse Workload

May 16, 2014 - “No one disputes that nutrition is central to having and sustaining good health,” began Danielle Snider, MS, RD, manager of clinical nutrition for Scripps Health in California. “Even so, registered dietitians are still a more recent profession in the hospital atmosphere, and because of that we are some of the last clinicians to be privileged in responsible care for the patient.”

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