Registered Nurse Category

25
Nov

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Young nurse holding baby "This is the most exciting time to be a nurse." ~ Beverly Malone, CEO National League for Nursing In an article in FierceHealthcare, Katie Sullivan interviews Beverly Malone, Ph.D., R.N., and CEO of the National League for Nursing about the challenges facing the nursing profession in the healthcare reform era. Improve Scope of Practice "We don't want to be mini-doctors; we want to be maxi-nurses." Allowing nurses “to practice at the top of their licenses will ultimately benefit the patient, bringing a new perspective and way to treat them. Nurses get more face time with patients and can really focus on the whole person,” Malone advises. In order to improve scope of practice, many nursing organizations support “Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development” programs. Malone states, “Giving nurses a better voice in the healthcare delivery process as a whole can improve the system. By placing nurses on boards and in leadership positions, making decisions about how resources are allocated in communities, hospitals can bring a new perspective and voice to patient care and business operations.” She’s not alone in advocating not just an improved role, but in recognition of the value nurses provide to a hospital’s value proposition. [+]

12
Aug

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Every year RNs matriculate in fast track nursing programs all over the country—and some of these graduates have this in common: they’re over 40-years-old. According to a **2010 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average age of RNs at graduation is higher—good news as we face a shortage of more than 900,000 registered nurses by 2030. Beyond the statistics, morale among mature nurses is extraordinary, especially among Phyllis O., telemetry RN working as a travel nurse in San Antonio, Texas. American Traveler sat down with Phyllis—or rather, she took time out from her exciting travels out West, to take our call. This is what she had to say.

Nursing as a mid-life career

AT: Our recruiters have noticed that lots of our RNs come into travel nursing as way to build more financial stability—as well as gain the ability to travel freely throughout the United States. Would you say that’s why you’re trying out the travel nurse lifestyle? Phyllis:  Well, I’m past “trying it out”! I love how diverse this field is, and am already on my second travel nursing assignment. I do love to get around! I had a fairly [+]

22
Jul

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Patients, their families and the RNs treating them will be heartened to know that melanoma patients are living longer after their diagnoses, thanks to new medications that prompt the body’s own immune system to attack the cancer. Ipilimumab (Yervoy) is being prescribed for advanced malignant melanoma and can increase average survival from 6 months to 10 when combined with standard treatment. Nurses who work in every specialty are excited to see the positive effects of immunology drugs as they enter the market; however, they know they must learn to help patients mitigate some harsh side effects along the way.

As RNs who work with skin cancer patients may already know, **melanoma is in the top 5 most common cancers in the United States. There were over 75,000 new cases in 2013 and, currently, almost 1 million live with the disease now**.  Although melanoma is a small percentage of skin cancers overall, it does represent the majority of skin cancer deaths—and that’s why one of the most active areas in oncology research is melanoma. Targeting the patient’s immune system rather than the tumor was the “Breakthrough of the Year” title from Science Magazine late [+]

01
Apr

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The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (best known as H-CAPS) Called "H-CAPS" for short, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a very important tool because it measures patient perceptions of their hospital experiences. While healthcare employers have been conducting surveys like this internally for years, the HCAHPS is the first survey of its kind to offer public results; staying abreast of its changes is vital to placement of quality healthcare staff and keeps terminations at a minimum.  Really, this 32-item survey is a primary concern to every healthcare professional because it can affect their employer’s ability to collect reimbursements. A good place to start in educating oneself about the HCAHPS is understanding the 3 major goals that shape it:HCAHPS hospital survey Making objective comparisons to other hospitals Creating new incentives for hospitals to improve quality of care Promoting accountability and transparency that prove if the hospital is “living up” to the public investment One of the more notable aspects to the survey is that “how often” is used to describe critical aspects of patients’ hospital experiences rather than whether or not they were satisfied.  The sampling of respondents is composed of patient [+]

27
Nov

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For healthcare professionals and their employers, statistics coming from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics represent both good news and the challenge of matching supply with demand.  The American Association of Colleges of Travel Nursing Jobs and RecessionNursing is among the fray, calling for an expansion of enrollment in nursing schools, in the hope that this will help meet an increased need for healthcare services. Talented nursing graduates across the U.S.A. are within reach of hot nursing jobs, with highly flexible schedules and competitive incomes that erase debt and leave R.N.s poised for a comfortable retirement. Whether R.N.s travel or work in permanent jobs, current employment figures will establish an upward trajectory in their careers between now and 2020. The BLS is projecting a steady spike in healthcare jobs throughout the rest of this decade, with an annual employment rise of 3%; that’s just ahead of the second strongest job market in construction. While this news is excellent, filling the BLS’s projected increase of 712,000 nursing jobs (by 2020) will require a fundamental improvement in nursing education, both before and after R.N.s receive their licenses. Nurse staffing agencies help health professionals stay current in their specialties, [+]

20
Sep

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Registered nurses and allied health professionals across the country will be interested to read about the 18 top ranking hospitals in America; these made the cut from nearly 5,000 medical facilities evaluated this year. The new 2013/14 list was released in July, and has since dominated headlines in healthcare news. Peruse this list of America’s best hospitals for 2013-2014 and see if you recognize your healthcare employer!

Best USA Hospitals 2013-2014

#1: Johns Hopkins Hospital: Travel nurses and therapists in Baltimore and the D.C. area are bound to know just how awesome Johns Hopkins is, scoring #1 rankings in ENT, Geriatrics, Neurology, plus 2 other specialties. The hospital also achieved high ranks in 10 pediatric specialties. #2: Massachusetts General Hospital: This #1 hospital in Massachusetts appeals to everyone in Boston nursing jobs, and ranks third in the nation for Diabetes/Endocrinology. #3: Mayo Clinic: Situated in Rochester, Minnesota, this award winning hospital is the first and largest not-for-profit group in the world. It’s also #1 in gynecology. #4: Cleveland Clinic: Ohio travel nurses will recognize this hospital as #1 in Ohio; it’s also ranked #1 in cardiology.   #5: UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles: This is the number [+]

13
Aug

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Tags: Art and Science of Nurse Coaching ; healthcare career ; medsurg jobs ; nursing career path ; Registered Nurse ; S.M.A.R.T. Strategy ; travel nurse ;

5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself on the Nursing Career Path In a healthcare career, it’s important to ask yourself where you intend to be later in nursing career path. Perhaps you dream of getting an advancsmart goals for nurse careered degree and teaching nursing students, moving from med/surg jobs to critical care, or desire a less specific goal, like landing a leadership role even if you’re not quite sure what that is yet. So where should R.N.s turn for guidance? The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies, an ANA publication is a good start. Written by and for registered nurses, the book helps R.N.s identify goals, select action steps, evaluate progress, and sustain life changes. There is also a well-known mnemonic technique, touched on in ANA’s book, for travel nurses and other health professionals with careers in flux to consider: The S.M.A.R.T. Strategy, ideal for helping to define and achieve goals. The letters mean: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. For example, a nurse’s goals are best tracked on a definitive time-line, with the idea that positive changes will be met by certain dates. When R.N.s Use S.M.A.R.T., Here [+]

18
Jun

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A Delaware Travel Nurse Impresses a Patient So Much He Reaches Out to Give a Great Review! This is April’s Story When American Traveler sat down with April S., R.N. to discuss her rave patient review, she revealedtravel nurse job in Detroit that she had comforted not just a young patient suffering from AIDS, but his Mom and Dad as well, and it was the parents of this 22 year-old who called American Traveler to make sure the message got back to April. This is what she recounted to us about her experience: American Traveler: We’re so glad to have an opportunity to ask you about this great nurse/patient experience. We understand that it happened during your first travel nursing job, correct? April: Yes. I’ve been an R.N. for a very long time, but had never worked in a travel nursing job before. I’m originally from Mississippi and being in Delaware was a big change for me. On the day I met this special patient, the hospital sent me to the ER because they were short-staffed. I’ve been in Telemetry my whole nursing career and was a little bit nervous in the frantic pace of the ER, [+]

11
Jun

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To meet the needs of the current and projected state of healthcare, The White House has earmarked millions in federal spending to expand the nation's health workforce capacity and distribution of primary care providers. The following are positive outcomes of these White House initiatives, effecting registered nurses all over the country. Continued support and funding for the Title VIII nursing workforce development program Advancement in the nursing sciences through funding of the National Institute of Nursing ResearchWhitehouse innitiatives for nurses A stronger commitment to ensuring all Americans have access to high-quality care, by increasing access to nurse managed health centers as well as primary care health providers Reduction of costs by decreasing the need for more invasive treatment, preventable through early and continuous follow-up care, managed or overseen by care coordinators/navigators; this is a new process and nursing position that is a result of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. Promoting the importance of advanced educational degrees in nursing that bolster the R.N.’s role in the country’s evolving healthcare system. Ensure that survey figures released by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) continue to rise. (According to the AACN, enrollment in all types of professional nursing [+]

03
Jun

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Read This if You Are Among the R.N.s and Therapists Looking to Make a Change What registered nurse or therapist wouldn’t hope for a scenario like this: living close to work, great views from private luxury housing, and seamless transitions from one healthcare job to the next, with appreciative patients and colleagues along the way, all helping to create memories you’ll never forget. According to CareerBuilder, more than a third of healthcare workers plan to look for a new job in 2013; this is a sharp rise from last year. More than 34% ofnew healthcare job search those surveyed plan to stretch their hunt for ideal nursing or therapy careers into the 2-year range—and an overwhelming portion of those (82%) say that they would be open to a brand new experience, given the right opportunity. And that’s what travel nurses can expect: a brand new experience. They are helping pave the way in a healthcare system that is evolving, thanks to healthcare and Medicare reform. In fact, it’s travel nurses who are helping bridge the gap between the number of R.N.s needed, and the number of staff there are to meet the challenges in American healthcare today.  [+]