The Case for Soft Skills in Nursing Education
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1w ago
As the healthcare climate continues to change, the demand for nurses with strong clinical skills and an effective bedside manner grows. Unfortunately, some nursing programs place an insufficient emphasis on developing soft skills alongside clinical judgment, technical expertise, and other traditional core competencies. Not only does this leave new nurses unprepared for the complexity of the healthcare field, but it also negatively impacts our profession as a whole ..read more
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Nursing doesn't look so glamorous on TikTok, GenZ is noticing
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1w ago
Not only does the nursing profession have a shortage, but according to Gen Z social media users, the career path also has an image problem, a June 4 report from ShiftKey, a digital healthcare platform for providers, found ..read more
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Avoidable Overtime is Draining your Profits
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1w ago
When it comes to running a business and scheduling your employees , overtime can be both a blessing and a curse. Yes, it means you can keep operations running smoothly and meet the demands of your customers/clients. However, it also incurs financial costs, and creates other issues! This is where the importance of understanding the difference between avoidable overtime, and unavoidable overtime is crucial ..read more
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Five Takeaways from the Gallup Workforce Summit
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1w ago
By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Last week, I attended the 2024 Gallup Workforce Summit in Omaha, Nebraska. I am always interested in tracking Gallup workforce trends because their research has a historical perspective of almost 50 years. Gallup insights are also interesting because they have client data from every industry, and their […] The post Five Takeaways from the Gallup Workforce Summit appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader ..read more
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Why can’t nursing jobs look like other jobs?
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1w ago
When I compare my sister’s accounting job to my role as a nurse, it’s clear that a significant disparity exists in the social and professional benefits offered. As an accountant, she enjoys after-work parties, team-building events, traveling retreats, and flexible work hours. In contrast, nursing frequently feels like an endless cycle of shifts, with little room for camaraderie or relaxation outside of work ..read more
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Reduced RN staffing increases stay length, readmission and death risk: Study
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1w ago
Supplementing gaps in nursing staff with lower-wage personnel like licensed practical nurses or aides can increase patient risks of readmission, death, longer stays and lower satisfaction, according to a study published June 10 in Medical Care ..read more
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Are We Held Hostage by HCAHPS Scores?
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1w ago
By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A CNO colleague recently shared that health systems tolerate terrible behavior from patients and families because they are worried about their HCAHPS scores. She noted, “We are being held hostage because these scores impact our reimbursement. It seems crazy because the demand for healthcare far exceeds our […] The post Are We Held Hostage by HCAHPS Scores ..read more
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An Interview with Sharon Burch
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1w ago
When thinking about business, the vast majority of nurses and nurse practitioners start with the idea of doing something that utilizes the professional skills they have developed. That makes sense, you spend years getting your education and developing your skills and talents, why not use them? And use them you can…though perhaps in different ways ..read more
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When Will We Give Space to Silent Voices?
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3w ago
Contributor: Crystal Garvey VNTW 2024 was a well-organized, thought-out conference. It is an event where nursing theorists and philosophers are given space to present and demonstrate scholarship through a unique epistemological lens. I appreciated how the event coordinators were intentional about creating space for researchers to present on topic areas that are not considered mainstream … Continue reading When Will We Give Space to Silent Voices ..read more
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The Lived Experience of a Black Nurse:Layla's Harrowing Tale of Disproportionate Actions, Discrimination and Injustice
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3w ago
In the healthcare profession, the dedication and resilience of Nurses are paramount. Yet, the lived experiences of Black Nurses often reveal a starkly different reality, marred by discrimination and inequity. This is blog post is based on the true story of Layla, a Black Nurse who faced harsh and disproportionate treatment whilst working in a British publicly funded NHS Trust ..read more
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