Nursing News

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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