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Nurse Residency Programs Pay For Themselves
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
The leap from nursing school to practice is tough and many hospitals complain that nursing school does not prepare students for the real world of nursing.[Read More]
 
August 31, 2010
 
Editor's Picks

CNA Bias Claims Against Sutter Health: Discrimination or Desperation?
In an insightful piece this week, my colleague John Commins discusses the troubling case in California where the California Nurses Association accused two hospitals of ethnic discrimination. The union alleges the hospitals "engaged in systematic discrimination against the hiring of Filipino registered nurses." The hospitals paint a differing picture, saying the CNA is trying to distract its members from its failure to win a new contract, despite three years of negotiations. [Read More]
Labor Board Restores Cambridge Hospital Nurse Benefits
Massachusetts' Commonwealth Employment Relations Board has ruled that the Cambridge Health Alliance violated state labor laws when it declared an impasse in negotiations and cut health benefits for retired nurses by 40%.[Read More]
Floridians, Meet Your New Governor...Rick Scott?
The guy who led one of the largest hospital companies in America to the biggest Medicare fraud payment in history is on track to become Florida's next governor.[Read More]
HAI Rates on the Decline
HealthLeaders Media community and rural hospitals editor Cheryl Clark reports that rates of hospital-acquired infections between 2000 and 2007 decreased in all four regions of the U.S. The Midwest had the lowest rate for all four years, according to a study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.[Read More]
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NurseLeaders Forum

Hospital Staffing Incentives: A Critical Tool
Contributor Bonnie L. Barndt-Maglio, PhD, RN, makes the case that a well-defined incentive program can be a powerful tool to increase workforce capacity when patient volume or intensity increases. [Read More]
 
Business Rx

Specialist Nurses Trained to Obtain Informed Consent
If a procedure has been shifted from the physician to the nurse, can informed consent then be obtained by the nurse, or does that responsibility remain with the ordering physician? One facility, by using nurses for the insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC lines), challenged the previous way of thinking in order to enable their specialized nurses to obtain informed consent.[Read More]
 
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Nursing Headlines

Quality Improvement Initiatives Raise Ethics Questions
HealthLeaders Media ? August 26, 2010

Superbugs linked to premature baby deaths
The Telegraph ? August 30, 2010

Hospital CEOs get seven-figure salaries, country club memberships
The Baltimore Sun ? August 30, 2010

Southern Nevada Unveils Accelerated RN Program
HealthLeaders Media ? August 26, 2010
 
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October 8: Nursing Orientation: Tools and Evidence-Based Best Practices to Engage New Hires
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