Monthly Archives: February 2018

Savvy Hospitals Heading off Predicted Nursing Shortage

A disaster is looming. Healthcare companies have long been able to read the writing on the wall. The perfect storm of the mass retirement of the Baby Boomer nurses, plus their own increasing need for medical care as they age, has nervous hospitals making plans. Because the pinch is already being felt. The St. Augustine […]

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Idaho Brings Nursing Training to the Countryside

Idaho State University is using a new approach to help alleviate the serious nursing shortage in their more rural areas. To coin a phrase – the mountain is going to Mohammed. A recent article in the Idaho State Journal described how ISU is developing a┬áContinuing Education and Workforce Training Certified Nursing Assistant outreach program. This […]

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Get Answers to Questions about Healthcare Licensure and Regulations

Tri-state (and just to be clear, in this case it’s Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York – we know, “tri-state” varies based on where you live) area nurses will have a unique opportunity this spring to learn about the ins and outs of malpractice, licensure, and advocacy from a local nurse/attorney. Misericordia University in Dallas, PA […]

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What Is Continuing Nursing Education?

You hear the words bandied around a lot: continuing education (CE), continuing nursing education (CNE), continuing ed, ConEd, etc. What does it all mean? Healio.com just published a paper about the meaning of CNE (that’s our preferred abbreviation because it’s the easiest to type). According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the definition of CNE […]

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How to Hit a Home Run at a Career Fair

If you’re shy or an introvert, calling and networking and just generally finding a job can be the absolute worst part of working. Fortunately, career fairs are a target-rich environment where you can hit lots of potential employers at once. And bonus – you already know they’re hiring! Our friends at nurse.com posted some great […]

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Out of the Frying Pan, into the Freezer

Puerto Rico’s medical (and all other) infrastructure, in the aftermath of last fall’s Hurricane Maria, is still so bad that many of the island’s nurses have been unable to work. These highly trained professionals are doing whatever side jobs they can to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. A […]

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APRN Multi-State Compact Under Fire from MDs

Maintaining advanced practice nursing continuing education and licensure in multiple states can be almost as complicated and time-consuming as doing the nursing itself. To combat some of these burdens and allow advanced practice registered nurses to better do the jobs they do, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing have been pushing a nursing […]

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