Nursing News

Turnover Among New Nurses Not All Bad

October 5, 2014 - One out of every six newly licensed nurses (more than 17 percent) leave their first nursing job within the first year and one out of every three (33.5 percent) leave within two years. But not all nurse turnover is bad, according to a new study from the RN Work Project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Nurses Among Most Influential People in Healthcare
September 12, 2014 - Modern Healthcare readers selected four nurses in leadership roles to be ranked on this year’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list, based on their effect on the industry.

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Shaping Nursing Ethics for the Future
September 12, 2014 - Every day, in every setting, nurses of all backgrounds and educational levels are confronted with ethical challenges. Some challenges are small, some can seem overwhelming.

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Recognizing Malnutrition in Older Patients
August 27, 2014 - Would you know if your older patient was suffering from malnutrition?

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Simulation Can Substitute for Nurses’ Clinical Hours, Study Finds

August 27, 2014 - A comprehensive simulation study by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has concluded that substituting high quality simulation experiences for up to half of traditional clinical hours produces comparable educational outcomes to nursing students and produces new graduates that are ready for clinical practice.

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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.

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