Nurse Practitioners Have the Best Job in Healthcare
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.
The Key to Nurses’ Well-Being? Go ‘All in’ on Wellness, Expert Says
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.
Want a Nursing Strategy? Build a Vision First!
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.
CMS Hones In On Underperforming Nursing Homes With Tougher Oversight
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.
Tackling Nursing’s Trifecta of Challenges
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.
Nurse Uses Skills Negotiating for Planes to Procure Hospital Supplies
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.
MI Launches Fast-Track Nurse Apprentice Program
Stakeholders say the new program combines classroom instruction and practical experience with a nurse mentor for full-time apprentices at Corewell Health Ludington Hospital (formerly Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital) for a faster, less cumbersome path to RN licensure.
Six Low-Cost ‘Action Items’ to Recruit and Retain Nurses
While nearly half (46%) of the 86 respondents to the management consultant’s 2022 State of Healthcare Improvement Report say that reducing labor costs provides the greatest opportunity for cost reductions, virtually all of the respondents (98%) say they’re bumping up starting wages, 84% are offering signing bonuses, 73% are offering retention bonuses, and 47% are paying for more overtime hours.
Call 911! Emergency Department Doctors, Nurses Need Help Now Against Violence
Assaults in the emergency department are on the rise with nearly one-fourth (24%) of emergency physicians reporting being assaulted multiple times a week, according to the findings of a new poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians.
5,217 Nurses Were Assaulted on the Job Just in Q2 2022
Press Ganey’s analysis was based on findings from 483 facilities in its National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®). The analysis also defined assault as any encounter involving deliberate forcible, unwanted physical or sexual contact, regardless of whether there is intent to harm.