Care Coordination Seen as Growth Area for RN Opportunities
March 10, 2014 - Care coordination is at the heart of an undergraduate nursing education, and stretches across a number of specialties. Using clinical assessment as well as psychosocial skills in a holistic manner, it has also become a stand-alone specialty where the opportunities for registered nurses are plentiful and expected to expand.
Hand Sanitizer, Hygiene Training Still Lacking at US Hospitals
March 6, 2014 - Approximately one in five U.S. health facilities
don’t make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available at every point of
care, missing a critical opportunity to prevent health care-associated
infections, according to new research from Columbia University School of
Nursing and the World Health Organization (WHO) published in the
American Journal of Infection Control. The study, which examined
compliance with WHO hand hygiene guidelines in the U.S., also found that
only about half of the hospitals, ambulatory care, and long-term care
facilities had set aside funds in their budgets for hand hygiene
AACN Advanced Practice Exams Aligned with APRN Consensus Model
February 20, 2014 - AACN Certification Corporation has completed the process of aligning all its certification exams for advanced practice nurses with the requirements of the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation.
What Will Stop the Violence Toward Emergency Nurses?
February 18, 2013 - When asked if they had experienced physical or verbal abuse in the previous seven days, 54 percent of emergency department nurses responded affirmatively according to a study on violence in the ED recently released by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).
Nurses Step Out to Help with ACA Enrollment
January 31, 2014 - Millions of Americans have received health
insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but
millions more lack coverage. Many remain unaware of the opportunities;
therefore, the government has reached out to nurses to assist with
further ACA enrollments.
Enrollment Growth Slows at U.S. Nursing Schools
January 29, 2014 - Enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate
nursing programs continues to increase, but at a slower pace than in
years past, with a shortage of faculty and clinical education sites
potential barriers to entry, according to preliminary survey data
released by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).