Growing demand for nurse practitioners (NP) is among the profession’s key trends for 2023, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). As the NP profession looks toward the future, AANP has identified five key healthcare trends to watch.
Systems to improve nurse-to-nurse communication in different handoffs, such as during shift change and unit transfer, are effective in acute-care settings, but efforts to improve communication during the nurse-to-nurse handoff from hospital to SNF have not been widely implemented, according to the study by Wayne State University.
A prevention program that reduced burnout in more than 52% of pilot program participants is now available as a permanent benefit to the entire American Nurses Association (ANA) membership.
Mensik Kennedy brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to the ANA presidency and has given more than a decade of service to ANA as a committee treasurer and board of directors member. She also is a member of the Oregon Nurses Association.
Besides ranking No. 1 in healthcare jobs, NP ranked No. 2 in the top 100 Best Jobs by U.S. News, the global authority in rankings. And though nearly 40% of the best jobs are in healthcare, a technology job—software developer—captured the top spot this year because of the “rising number of products and services that leverage software,” says Janica Ingram, careers editor at U.S. News.
High levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and poor physical health correlated with an increase in self-reported medical errors by critical care nurses (CCN), according to a study co-authored last year by Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, chief wellness officer of The Ohio State University and dean of the university’s College of Nursing.
It’s not exactly a news flash to say that staffing will be a top issue for nurse leaders in 2023. Kathleen Sanford, CNO at CommonSpirit Health, tells HealthLeaders that the massive challenge of recruiting and retaining nurses can be made more efficient when health systems know their mission and have a strategy for achieving it.
Eighty-eight nursing homes participate in the SFF Program, which is 0.5% of all nursing homes in the country. The Program was created to help nursing homes improve compliance and quality, however, some facilities have not been able to achieve the necessary standards to graduate from the Program, or they fail to sustain compliance.
An aging and retiring nurse workforce, burnout from the pandemic, and a rapidly greying Baby Boomer population have created a trifecta of staffing challenges across the healthcare space, but one nurse leader has some suggestions.
Judy Webb-Hapgood did not set out to work in supply chain. This nurse’s winding and complicated career path ultimately led her to be named system vice president of supply chain and support services at University of Wisconsin Health System in September 2021.