More OH nurses seek 4-year degrees
In January, Nationwide Children's Hospital began requiring new nursing hires to have a bachelor's degree or earn one within five years. Nurses already employed were grandfathered. Research suggests nurses with more advanced degrees are associated "with better rescue of patients who are deteriorating," said Linda Stoverock, Nationwide Children's chief nursing officer. Mount Carmel, OhioHealth and Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center are setting timetables to reach an Institute of Medicine goal that 80 percent of nurses have a bachelor's degree by 2020. That goal won't be reached through hiring practices alone, said Gingy Harshey-Meade, CEO of the Ohio Nurses Association. Working nurses would have to return to school.
- Interventional Radiology No Longer a Sub-Specialty
- NFP Hospitals' Revenue Growth at 'All-Time Low'
- Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- Transforming Cancer Care
- Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research: Avoiding Confusion
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
- Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US