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Working to meet the challenge: More nurses with BSNs

Working to meet the challenge: More nurses with BSNs

The number of nurses with newly earned bachelor’s degrees poised to enter or already in the RN workforce in 2013 surpassed the number of those ready to enter the workforce with either associate degrees or diplomas, according to a new analysis. A major factor behind that [Read More]

IOM report examines strategies for advancing credentialing research

IOM report examines strategies for advancing credentialing research

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) welcomes the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “Future Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing,” published Jan. 7, which offers ideas for expanding research on credentialing and patient care. The “Future [Read More]

American Nurses Foundation receives $150,000 grant to increase nurses’ representation on boards of directors

American Nurses Foundation receives $150,000 grant to increase nurses’ representation on boards of directors

The American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), announced that the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation (Hillman Foundation) has made a $150,000 grant to fund the Foundation’s work to increase the number of nurses serving on [Read More]

Troubling stat from study on hospital alarm fatigue

Troubling stat from study on hospital alarm fatigue

A new study revealed more than 2.5 million alarms were triggered on bedside monitors in a single month – the first figure ever reported from a real-world hospital setting. Alarm fatigue occurs when nurses and other clinicians are exposed to a high number of physiological [Read More]

New toolkit for CNSs to safely manage alarms

New toolkit for CNSs to safely manage alarms

In some hospital units, nurses and other health professionals hear hundreds of medical device alarms go off each day. While many of those alarms don’t require action, the sheer number can be overwhelming and can lead to health professionals becoming desensitized and [Read More]

ANA decries unequal treatment for pregnant workers

ANA decries unequal treatment for pregnant workers

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is closely watching the outcome of Young vs. United Parcel Service (UPS), a case recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court that highlights the challenges many pregnant women still face in trying to balance work responsibilities and [Read More]

A look at Physician Compare

A look at Physician Compare

A new policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  (RWJF) looks at the evolution and current development plans for Physician Compare, a website mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A simple version of the site first launched in 2010. [Read More]

Preventing obstetric deaths

Preventing obstetric deaths

Maternal mortality, or the death of a woman during pregnancy, at birth or soon after birth, has been on the rise in the United States since the 1990s. Data suggest that more than 50 percent of these deaths are preventable. One prevention strategy is the development and [Read More]

Preoperative interventions improve cardiac patient outcomes

Preoperative interventions improve cardiac patient outcomes

A quality improvement initiative improved the outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery at select medical centers in northern New England, according to a study in the December issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN). The study, “Improving Patients’ Readiness [Read More]

Prohibiting sale of e-cigarettes

Prohibiting sale of e-cigarettes

Forty states have enacted laws prohibiting the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, to minors, but 10 states and the District of Columbia still permit such sales, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and [Read More]

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2015 ANA Membership Assembly

2015 ANA Membership Assembly

The 2015 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly is fast approaching. The annual meeting of the [Read More]

Working to meet the challenge: More nurses with BSNs

Working to meet the challenge: More nurses with BSNs

The number of nurses with newly earned bachelor’s degrees poised to enter or already in the RN workforce in 2013 [Read More]

IOM report examines strategies for advancing credentialing research

IOM report examines strategies for advancing credentialing research

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) welcomes the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “Future Directions [Read More]

American Nurses Foundation receives $150,000 grant to increase nurses’ representation on boards of directors

American Nurses Foundation receives $150,000 grant to increase nurses’ representation on boards of directors

The American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), announced that the Rita [Read More]

Troubling stat from study on hospital alarm fatigue

Troubling stat from study on hospital alarm fatigue

A new study revealed more than 2.5 million alarms were triggered on bedside monitors in a single month – the first [Read More]

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