Top News: #Nurses

Here are the top read news for #Nurses:

hospital-logoHow 5 health systems are recruiting, retaining nurses during an RN shortage:

Hospitals and health systems are using a myriad of recruitment and retention techniques as they brace for a nursing shortage — from bonuses and tuition reimbursement to career development opportunities and partnerships with educational institutions. Read more


comicfinalWill the real doctor please stand up?:

In 2006, graduate nursing programs started granting doctorates of nursing practice (DNP degrees). In a media fact sheet, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) explains the thrust for the change this way: Read more


20160126_inq_jdegree26-aCollege presidents oppose community college nursing degree:

A group of New Jersey college presidents voted Monday to tell the state they oppose proposals by two North Jersey community colleges to confer bachelor’s degrees in nursing.  The New Jersey Presidents’ Council narrowly decided to send the proposals with negative recommendations to the state secretary of higher education, who will make the final call on whether to approve them. Read more

Mentor_11335_300xFinding a Mentor:

Transitions in life can be challenging, especially the move from nursing student to professional nurse. If you are like many new graduates, you may feel unsure about your progress and plans as a new nurse. Indhira Piquion, co-author of this article, felt this way when she graduated from her BSN program. Her solution was to reach out to a mentor, a seasoned nurse, for some advice. Here is her story: Read more


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Hospitals are becoming concerned about nutrition as they try to reduce readmission rates. Nearly one-fifth of all Medicare beneficiaries discharged from a hospital return within 30 days according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC). A study they did found weight loss to be one of six co-morbidities in data collected from more than 6,800 general medicine patients in university medical centers across the U.S.  A feeding tube may be prescribed to help with weight loss or malnutrition. Nasogastric (NG) or nasojejunal (NJ) are two types of feeding tubes commonly used postoperatively in a hospital setting. Inserted at a patient’s bedside or in the radiology department, these enteral feeding tubes can be used for primary feedings, medicine or to supplement with nutrition received orally. Although these devices and procedures are intended to help the patient, they do not come without risks. Read more