How Should Your Facility Train for Nurse Rounding?
August 11, 2014 - Intentionally rounding on patients every hour has caught on at hospitals across the country. Research has shown, for the most part, positive associations between outcomes and intentionally assessing patients’ pain, position, need to use the restroom and whether possessions are within reach. Yet little evidence exists about the best way to introduce nurse rounding.
NCSBN Revises Definition of Entry-level Nurse
August 6, 2014 - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing
(NCSBN) Board of Directors has approved a revised definition of the
entry-level nurse in the NCLEX environment, which was the result of
analysis leading to the question of what constitutes the length of the
entry-level period. The designation of entry-level will now be defined
as a nurse having no more than 12 months of experience; previously it
was defined as a nurse having no more than six months of experience.
Physical Work Environments Can Affect Nurses’ Job Satisfaction
July 30, 2014 - Architecture, interior design and other physical
aspects of nurses’ hospital work environments can influence early-career
nurses’ job satisfaction, according to a new study conducted by the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s RN Work Project.
Trend Watch: Second-career Nurses
July 29, 2014 - If you had another career before becoming a nurse, you’re not alone. A growing number of adults are returning to school because they’ve recognized the opportunities available to those who pursue careers in nursing.
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.
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).