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).
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
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.