In 1902, Susan B. Anthony suggested that a “day will come when nurses will be university prepared.” As evidenced by this quote, the debate over the educational preparation of RNs has raged on for over a century. Despite Anthony’s prediction, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — only about 50 percent of the nation’s 2.8
I believe the only way to address a challenge at work or in life, is to learn everything about the problem, as well as the potential solutions at hand. It takes effort, determination, and commitment to move from a place of stagnation into a position of a continuous learner actively engaged in creating solutions. But while this work shouldn’t be underestimated, often I find that, when it comes down to it, we are only hindered by our own ability to change personal and team habits.
Every so often, it’s important to look inward and ask yourself, “Am I really happy? Am I getting what I need? Do I feel fulfilled? Is my current relationship one that I can count on, day in and day out?” With Valentine’s Day around the corner, these may be things you’ve already asked yourself — and
A new study by Medscape takes aim at a growing issue — nurses and job satisfaction. Not surprisingly, nurses who earn more display higher levels of overall job satisfaction — but there are other important takeaways from this research.
There’s no doubt that the healthcare industry is complex with many moving parts. At the heart of keeping healthcare systems operating are clinicians and caregivers, but perhaps the most often overlooked and under-appreciated role is that of the nurse manager. The hard work of nurse managers ensures high standards are met on a daily basis, increases employee
The HIPAA Privacy Rule is one of the first things healthcare staff are educated on, and employees are required to complete refresher training annually to ensure that the organization can avoid the costly consequences of a security breach. Despite your best efforts, HIPAA violations inevitably arise at some point or another, and with audits becoming more aggressive you
That’s right… after much anticipation and bated breath, the official 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care are now available. These guidelines, which are updated every five years, are based on the most current and comprehensive review of resuscitation science, systems, protocols, and education.
This post is an excerpt from our white paper Journey to Magnet Excellence®: How Talent Management Influences Nursing Distinction. In this white paper, we discuss how hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition® focus on developing and maintaining a culture committed to advancing nursing practice and nursing excellence in alignment with a hospital’s strategic goals.
“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow…It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it”