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Has the Nursing Shortage Disappeared?

Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, August 10, 2010
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Has the Nursing Shortage Disappeared?
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
It's that time of year again. Graduating nursing students are preparing to take the NCLEX and are looking for their first jobs. This year, many are finding those first jobs in short supply.[Read More]
 
August 10, 2010
 
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Unsupervised Nurse Anesthetists Pose No Increased Risk, Study Says
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AMA: Liability Claims Filed Nearly One Per Physician
A report from the American Medical Association finds an average of 95 medical liability claims filed for every 100 physicians. The results are prompting renewed calls from the organization for comprehensive national and state-level tort reforms. [Read More]
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Nursing Headlines

Her legs, fingers amputated, nurse suing Baptist hospital
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Health Nonprofits Post Double-Digit ROI
HealthLeaders Media ? August 5, 2010

Why physicians hate to admit their errors, even to themselves
The Washington Post ? August 4, 2010

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Rebecca Hendren is a senior managing editor at HCPro, Inc. in Danvers, MA. She edits www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com and manages The Leaders' Lounge blog for nurse managers. Email her at rhendren@hcpro.com.