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Rebecca Hendren is a senior managing editor at HCPro, Inc. in Danvers, MA. She edits
and manages The Leaders' Lounge blog for nurse managers. Email her at
CMS Will Soon Track Your Failure to Rescue Data—Are You Ready?
March 30, 2010
Are you tracking your hospital's failure to rescue rates? You'd better be, because CMS will—starting June 1.
During Hard Times, Nurses Trim Expenses, Focus on Morale
March 23, 2010
While hospital layoffs are still in the news, a recent nursing leader survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media's parent company, HCPro, Inc., has revealed some bright spots.
Ten Ways to Increase Nurses' Time at the Bedside
March 16, 2010
How can healthcare organizations help their nurses spend more time in patient care? Here are 10 successful strategies.
Blizzardgate Firings Threaten Nurse Morale
March 9, 2010
The news that one of Washington, DC's largest hospitals has fired several nurses and other staff for failing to report for their shifts during the district's heavy snowstorms caught me by surprise.
Nurses Value Progress More Than Recognition
March 2, 2010
A new study suggests we focus too intently on the warm-and-fuzzy of recognition and reward instead of a bigger nurse value: progress.
Helping Older Nurses Stay in the Workforce
February 23, 2010
Nursing leadership can help older nurses stay in the workforce as long as they want by making simple adjustments to the work environment.
Nurse Leaders' Role in Promoting Autonomy and Accountability
February 16, 2010
Nursing issues have been in the news in the last week and not all of them have been good. But a thread runs through these stories: the lack of autonomy in nursing.
Nurse Whistleblower Case Sets Dangerous Precedent
February 9, 2010
The ANA's Code of Ethics requires nurses to advocate for and protect the health, safety, and rights of patients. Which is what Anne Mitchell, RN, says she was doing when she sent a letter to the Texas Medical Board last year.
Involving Nurses in Shared Decision-Making
February 2, 2010
Some organizations ensure nursing's voice is heard and that nurses are involved in all decisions through shared governance.
Nursing Excellence Makes a Difference to Patients
January 26, 2010
Studies have shown that Magnet Recognition Program® organizations have characteristics which generally translates to happier and more satisfied patients.