NurseZone Newsletter - 1/20/2012


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January 20, 2012 
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Experts Reveal What Nurses Want on the Job 
Experts Reveal What Nurses Want on the Job 
By Jennifer Larson, contributor

What do nurses want? According to a growing body of research, nurses want a safe, collegial environment where members of the health care team communicate and work well together. They want safe staffing levels. They want flexibility from their employers. They want meaningful recognition. They want to participate in the decision-making process. They want to be mentored. They want to be able to speak up, and they want to be heard.


Nursing Salary Trends: Where the Money Will Be in 2012 (and Beyond)  
Nursing Salary Trends 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

With the economy improving and an anticipated greater demand for experienced nurses, salaries are inching up, especially for in-demand specialties.

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 Spotlight on Nursing 
Creating a Safer Workplace for Nurses
Creating a Safer Workplace for Nurses 
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor


Patient lifting equipment and safety needles are prevalent in today's health care facilities, but a recent study from the American Nurses Association and statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor suggest that nursing remains a tough job, with opportunities to improve the work environment.  READ FULL STORY 

Building Wellness Programs That Work
Building Wellness Programs that Work 
By Megan M. Krischke, contributor


Building a successful wellness program can reap substantial benefits in the overall work environment. Here, two leading health care employers share best practices for designing a program that meets the needs of nurses and other health care workers.

Devices & Technology 
New Time-Saving Devices and Apps for Nurses 
Apps for Nurses 
By Melissa Wirkus, contributor

Nurses often work long hours and have exhausting schedules, which they must balance with other responsibilities like caring for children, spending time with loved ones and staying fit. With everything that's on their plate, it's easy to see why many are turning to technology to save time and try to make their lives a little easier.

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Special Feature 
86-Years Young, with a Lifelong Passion for Nursing
86-Years Young, with a Lifelong Passion for Nursing 
By Melissa Wirkus, contributor


There are few professions that allow a person to travel to Alaska, California and Saudi Arabia, and even fewer that provide opportunities to work in settings including prisons and clinics. But for Jim Harwood, an 86-year-old retired RN, nursing allowed him to do all that, plus so much more.

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