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Bilingual nurses improve patient safety

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 3, 2016

    Reprioritizing language skills in RN hires can have a profound effect on preventing readmissions...

Nurse educator takes to Instagram to help new nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 22, 2016

    Many new nurses have trouble acclimating to their new roles, but one nurse has found new and...

Nurse educators invent simulation training devices

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 15, 2016

    Educators have developed new technology to help train the next generation of nurses.

AORN argues that nurse bullying can affect patient outcomes

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 8, 2016

    In a recent online discussion, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) outlined...

New strategies for the nursing shortage

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 25, June 23, 2016

    Hospitals are offering new incentives to get staff involved with recruitment.

The history and importance of the pinning ceremony

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 20, May 19, 2016

    Graduation season is upon us! Here’s a brief history of this important tradition in nursing...

Featured webcast: Millennial Nurse Retention: Bridging the Generation Gap

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 15, April 14, 2016

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 In 2015, the number of millennials in the workplace surpassed baby...

How nurse education can inspire collaboration

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 11, March 17, 2016

    The goal with nurse training has not changed much over the years: nurse should be taught how to...

Millennial Nurse Retention: Bridging the Generation Gap

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 11, March 17, 2016

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 In 2015, the number of millennials in the workplace surpassed baby...

What to know about new nurses: Social media

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 3, 2016

    For many older nurses, the idea of bringing their personal lives, in the form of social media, to...

What makes the perfect nurse?

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 3, 2016

    A 2016 study outlines what makes the perfect critical care nurse, from those who know best...

Featured webcast: Millennial Nurse Retention: Bridging the Generation Gap

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 3, 2016

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016  In 2015, the number of millennials in the workplace surpassed...

What to know about new nurses: Motivating millennials

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 8, February 25, 2016

    Millennials now make up the majority of the workforce, and research suggests that they are more...

Exlcusive excerpt from Managing the Intergenerational Nursing Team: Motivation

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 8, February 25, 2016

    "Your unit’s turnover rate has almost doubled over the past year. As you look for...

Managing the Intergenerational Nursing Team

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 8, February 25, 2016

    Managing the Intergenerational Nursing Team is the nurse leader’s go-to source for...

What to know about New Nurses: Tips for getting and keeping RNs in a rural hospital

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 7, February 18, 2016

    The nursing shortage is becoming a major issue again and rural hospitals are being hit hardest...

Ben Franklin's advice to nurse preceptors

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 2, February 20, 2015

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. How do you provide...

Preceptors: Comparison examples of applied feedback

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 2, February 20, 2015

    Take a look at the following examples comparing the results of different feedback styles. The...

Blog spotlight: Live webcast: Onboarding New Graduate Nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 14, 2012

    Just a reminder that HCPro will present a live, 90-minute webcast on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at...

Ask the expert: Adult learners and residency programs

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 14, 2012

    This week, Jim Hansen, MSN, RN-BC, advises on the difference between children and adult learners...

Blog spotlight: Live webcast: Onboarding New Graduate Nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 24, 2012

    HCPro will present a live, 90-minute webcast on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 1:00-2:30 (Eastern...

Ask the expert: Nurse residency program stakeholders

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 30, July 27, 2012

    This week, Jim Hansen, MSN, RN-BC, explains which members of your organization are the most...

From the desk of Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 30, July 26, 2012

    I am frequently involved in discussions about the development of nurse residency programs. There...

SDW news brief: New California RNs struggle to find work

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 20, May 18, 2012

    A recent survey conducted by the California Institute for Nursing and Healthcare found that 43% of...

Website spotlight: Closing the nurse safety gap

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 16, April 23, 2012

    The safety of nurses is always a hot topic, but there is a group that sometimes gets left behind...

Tool of the month: Nurse residency program session evaluation form

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 15, April 16, 2012

    Just like any good nurse would not give IV narcotics to a patient in pain and not reassess the...

From the desk of Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 10, March 9, 2012

    Thanks to reports such as the Institute of Medicine's The Future of Nursing it is increasingly...

Ask the expert: Structuring nurse residency programs for new graduate nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 7, February 20, 2012

    This week, Jim Hansen, MSN, RN-BC, gives advice on developing a nurse residency program that uses...

BSN course offers students more opportunity to experience nursing

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 55, December 30, 2011

    Medical News Today reports that the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of...

Nurse residency programs and the preparation-practice gap

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 55, December 30, 2011

    In the last few years, academic and industry nurse leaders have worked from both sides of the...

Supporting new graduate nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 5, 2011

    Q: My organization does not have a new graduate nurse residency program in place. What are some...

Should all new nurses be required to obtain baccalaureate degrees?

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 22, 2011

    New nurses need to have four-year degrees, according to the readers of...

Evaluating new graduate nurses

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 32, August 12, 2011

    Nurse residency program (NRP) coordinators can receive uncertain and conflicting information with...

How to get started with a nurse residency program

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 30, July 25, 2011

    Want to build a nurse residency program for new graduates but not sure where to start? Kendra...

Five ways to retain new graduate nurses

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 28, July 15, 2011

    Hospitals across the country are welcoming recently graduated nurses to their units and hoping to...

Helping new graduate nurses over transition shock: Part 3: The "knowing" stage

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 28, July 11, 2011

    With positive role transition, graduate nurses experience a renewed confidence, sense of calm...

Helping new graduate nurses over transition shock: Part 2: The "being" stage

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 27, July 4, 2011

    During the "being" or transition crisis phase, the real work of role transition occurs...

Helping new graduate nurses over transition shock: Part 1: The "doing" stage

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 26, June 27, 2011

    It's the time of year when hospitals are welcoming new graduate nurses to their units and nurse...

Helping new graduate nurses learn to delegate

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 25, June 24, 2011

    New graduate nurses often find directing care at the bedside particularly challenging. Yes, they...

Ask the expert: Setting the stage for new nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 24, June 13, 2011

    Q: How do I create an engaging classroom setting for new nurses?

Structuring time in a nurse residency program

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 23, June 10, 2011

    Developing new graduate competency takes time, patience, and diligence, but it can be done and it...

Ask the expert: New graduate nurse turnover: The key metric

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 23, June 6, 2011

    Q: How do I calculate the new graduate nurse turnover at my facility and use it properly to make...

Foundation of nurse residency programs: Deciding on competencies

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 20, May 20, 2011

    To design an effective nurse residency program (NRP), you have to start with the end in mind. A...

New graduate nurse experience

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 19, May 13, 2011

    The topic of what new graduate nurses think, feel, and experience has been widely studied and...

Hawaii hospitals launch nurse residency program

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 18, May 6, 2011

    Major hospitals in Hawaii are collaborating to launch a nurse residency program that aims to help...

Supporting new graduate nurses

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 13, April 1, 2011

    If you organization does not have a nurse residency program or some other form of new graduate...

From the desk of Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 12, March 25, 2011

    Not everyone is cut out to be a preceptor. Yet nursing departments often expect all nurses to...

Five ways to reduce first-year nursing turnover

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 6, February 11, 2011

    Turnover among first-year nurses remains a huge cost driver and source of frustration for hospital...

Evaluating the effectiveness of new hire orientation

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 6, February 11, 2011

    To analyze data and revise orientation, you must have a plan that is implemented consistently...

Nursing employment market looking up

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 4, January 28, 2011

    The stagnant nursing job market is set to pick up in 2011, according to recent reports. After...

Website spotlight: Nursing employment market looking up

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 4, January 24, 2011

    The stagnant nursing job market is set to pick up in 2011, according to recent reports. After...

Website spotlight: Top 12 nursing stories of 2010

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 52, January 3, 2011

    In the next few years, will we look back at 2010 and identify it as the year healthcare began to...

News spotlight: ANA creates Career Resources for new RN grads

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 50, December 20, 2010

    The American Nurses Association (ANA) has added a resource section in the ANA Nurse's Career Center...

New nurses find jobs scarce in poor economy

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 48, December 10, 2010

    Mass hospital layoffs hit the news in October, and the news probably came as no surprise to recent...

New nurses find jobs scarce in poor economy

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 48, December 6, 2010

    Mass hospital layoffs hit the news in October, and the news probably came as no surprise to recent...

Ways to ingrain ideas in your brain

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 41, October 11, 2010

    Don’t even try to memorize every drug separately. People who can do that have a special gift!

Seeing the big picture: Facilitating critical thinking in new nurses

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2010

    Nurses beginning their first job after graduation need help developing critical thinking skills...

Nursing programs seeing increased male enrollment

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 27, 2010

    More males than ever are enrolling in Duquesne University's nursing program in Pittsburgh...

Five ways to stress-proof your job

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 39, September 27, 2010

    Though nursing can be one of the most rewarding jobs out there, it can also be extremely stressful...

Nursing students see bright spots in protest

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 39, September 27, 2010

    Would you want to work at a hospital where nurses are protesting over working conditions? Student...

Teach your patients to breathe easier

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 38, September 20, 2010

    Using the diaphragm and not the chest is the most efficient and relaxing way to breathe. Chest...

Nurse appreciation gala canceled after nurses announce protest

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 38, September 20, 2010

    UMass Memorial Medical Center hospital management have canceled their Nursing Appreciation Gala...

’Onboard’ new graduate nurses to prevent them jumping ship

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 37, September 17, 2010

    Onboarding is a business management term that describes the process of assimilating new employees...

'Onboard' new nurses to prevent them jumping ship

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 13, 2010

    Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, September 7th, 2010 I’ve been thinking about new...

MN nurses settle with two local hospitals

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 37, September 13, 2010

    After a long labor dispute, Duluth, MN, nurses and two local hospitals have reached an agreement...

Nurse residency programs pay for themselves

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 6, 2010

    Summer-graduating nurses are starting their first jobs, and hospitals are beginning the arduous...

Time management support for new graduate nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 6, 2010

    Q: My organization does not have a new-graduate nurse residency program in place. What are some...

Don’t panic before nursing school

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 36, September 6, 2010

    As a newly enrolled nursing student, expect to be both excited and terrified as you eagerly await...

Two GA hospitals combat violence against nurses

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 36, September 6, 2010

    After a new study showed an alarming rising trend in violence against nurses, two hospitals in...

Handling a patient with depression

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 35, August 30, 2010

    People with depression feel exhausted, worthless, helpless, and hopeless. They often feel like...

In the news: Nurse files suit, citing unfair termination for reporting racial slur

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 35, August 30, 2010

    A former home health nurse has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, home health agency...

Budgeting exam time

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 34, August 23, 2010

    An often overlooked ingredient to successful test-taking is budgeting your time wisely. Most tests...

Texas whistle blowers split $750,000 settlement

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 34, August 23, 2010

    Two Texas nurses agreed to split a $750,000 settlement payment from Winkler County, TX, settling a...

Has the nursing shortage disappeared?

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 33, August 20, 2010

    It's that time of year again. Graduating nursing students are preparing to take the NCLEX and are...

Sample interview questions

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 33, August 16, 2010

    Good interviewing skills will help land any job, including a nursing position. If you are not good...

Phony nursing school pays $500,000 restitution

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 33, August 16, 2010

    A fake nursing school's administrator in Los Angeles was ordered to pay $500,000 by the state after...

From the desk of Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 32, August 13, 2010

    Q: Developing critical-thinking skills is an issue for new nurses. How can preceptors work on...

Therapy and adverse reactions

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 32, August 9, 2010

    It is common practice to administer drugs in repeated doses so a steady state can be achieved. A...

HCW stress leads to drugs? Informal survey gives interesting insight

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 32, August 9, 2010

    A recent informal poll by ImpactedNurse of more than 100 healthcare professionals, mostly nurses...

Supporting new graduate nurses beyond orientation

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 30, August 2, 2010

    Q. Many new orientees want guidance and support beyond the period of orientation. How can my...

DC Nurses to Vote on Work Stoppage

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 31, August 2, 2010

    More than 1,600 registered nurses at the 900-bed Washington Hospital Center, the largest non-profit...

Taking good notes

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 31, August 2, 2010

    Taking good notes is not just a skill; it's an art form. The first thing good note takers learn is...

Seeing the big picture: Facilitating critical thinking in new nurses

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 8, August 1, 2010

    Critical thinking is the ability to recognize problems and raise questions, gather evidence to...

Facilitating critical thinking in new nurses

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 30, July 30, 2010

    Critical thinking is the ability to recognize problems and raise questions, gather evidence to...

Scripting provides firm bedrock for new nurses

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 30, July 30, 2010

    Some nurses and administrators recoil at the term "scripting," envisioning robotic...

In the mix: RWJF senior advisor for nursing honors 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale?s death

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 30, July 26, 2010

    Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior advisor for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...

Nurses receive home health training from disabled man

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 30, July 26, 2010

    New nurses at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA, might be surprised when they arrive at orientation...

Obstacles to good behavior

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 29, July 19, 2010

    Sometimes a person's challenging behavior is due simply to a lack of understanding. The person just...

In the mix: Nominate someone you know for the 2010 Nursing Image Awards

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 29, July 19, 2010

    Nominations are open for the HCPro 2010 Nursing Image Awards, which honor nurses whose leadership...

Training day helps nurses learn how to handle heavier patients

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 29, July 19, 2010

    Memorial Medical Center (IL) recently held an event for its staff to learn safe ways for about...

Scripting Provides Firm Bedrock for New Nurses

  • HealthLeaders Media Nursing Leaders, Issue 0, July 13, 2010

    New nurses dealing with the transition from nursing school to practice can feel like the ground is...

Identify your instructor's style

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 28, July 12, 2010

    Identifying your instructors' personal teaching styles goes a long way toward succeeding in class...

In the mix: Ways to drive the complaining patient and family nuts

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 28, July 12, 2010

    No matter how long you are in the nursing profession, you will always have to deal with patients...

Minnesota nurses vote and approve new contract

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 28, July 12, 2010

    Nurses at 14 Minnesota hospitals have finally reached an agreement that will preserve their...

Comic Relief: See who won our caption contest

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 28, July 12, 2010

      "Results are in from the state survey."   And the winner is. . . (drum...

In the mix: Should nurses be the ones to help patients stop smoking?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 27, July 5, 2010

    Not being a nurse, I've never really thought about what happens when patients are admitted to the...

Minnesota nurses reject proposed contract, leaving hospital officials "disappointed"

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 27, July 5, 2010

    Minnesota Twin Cities hospital officials are disappointed at the Minnesota Nurses Union’s...

Comic relief: Win a Stressed Out Nurses T-shirt

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 27, July 5, 2010

      Need a little vacation from your stress? Welcome to our new caption contest! Head over...

Over-the-counter drugs: Too many actors can be confusing

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 26, June 28, 2010

    In an age where there is a preoccupation with beauty, fitness, health, and nutrition, media of all...

In the mix: NC nursing students create fun patient education videos

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 26, June 28, 2010

    North Carolina nursing students from Duke University, Western Carolina University, and the...

In the news: Charges dropped against nurse accused of involvement in death of patient

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 26, June 28, 2010

    In 2007, nurse Lorie Hentges was accused of killing 72-year-old Alvin Flamembaum, a patient in the...

Comic relief: Win a Stressed Out Nurses T-shirt

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 25, June 21, 2010

    Need a little vacation from your stress? Welcome to our new caption contest! Head over to...

New-nurse survival skills: Stress management

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 25, June 21, 2010

    Stress is the number one health problem in America, and job stress is the major culprit. Nursing...

In the mix: Mother and daughter tackle nursing field together

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 25, June 21, 2010

    The phrase "like-mother-like-daughter" definitely pertains to Barbara Toney and Rachel...

Twin City hospitals will talk with nurses under one condition

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 25, June 21, 2010

    On June 10, nurses from 14 Twin Cities (MN) hospitals participated in a one-day walkout, and now...

In the classroom, your thoughts count

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 24, June 14, 2010

    In nursing school, and in any classroom, true participation goes beyond just asking questions...

FL struggles to keep nurses, despite competitive wages

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 24, June 14, 2010

    Despite high unemployment rates, fully attended nursing schools, and competitive wages, healthcare...

Don’t forget the three checks in medication administration

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 23, June 7, 2010

    Before administering medication, it is critical to have five areas of information correct: patient...

Joint Commission releases alert on healthcare violence

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 23, June 7, 2010

    The Joint Commission has released a Sentinel Event Alert warning healthcare providers about the...

Combating the nurse shortage

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    Market-savvy healthcare organizations have implemented workforce development strategies to address...

Helping patients eat

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 22, May 31, 2010

    How many times have nurses heard that the food tastes lousy, or from more polite patients, that it...

Despite shortage, some nurses struggle to secure jobs

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 22, May 31, 2010

    In some regions of the U.S., nursing graduates are having a difficult time finding jobs, according...

Hospital fined for failure to report nurse workplace injuries

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 21, May 24, 2010

    Tufts Medical Center in Boston will pay $5,000 in fines after an OSHA investigation found the...

Taking the pulse of physicians

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 21, May 24, 2010

    Taking the pulse of physician relationships is a good starting point for change. Doing so allows...

Battling bacterial infections

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 20, May 17, 2010

    There are eukaryocytes (posess cell nuclei), and then there are bacteria. Bacteria are strange...

Staff ratios arguments prevail between Twin City hospital, nurses

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 20, May 17, 2010

    Nurses at Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota and Minneapolis want hospitals to agree to...

Use scenarios as a basis for ethics education

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 19, May 14, 2010

    Here's an example of an ethical scenario to use as a basis for ethical discussions: Cynthia is a...

Inside best practice: Nurses and live presentations

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 14, 2010

    When Cheryl Burnette, MEd, BS, RN, CPLP, nurse retention coordinator with Centra in Lynchburg, VA...

The history and importance of the pinning ceremony

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 19, May 10, 2010

    The pinning ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition. Often more personally meaningful...

In the news: Nurses receive free Cinnabons during Nurses’ Week

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 19, May 10, 2010

    As Nurses Week is upon us (May 6-12), many organizations and companies are coming up with ways to...

Work for NYC nurses, other healthcare workers may become sparse

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 18, May 5, 2010

    One hospital has closed and others are tightening their budgets in New York City, creating a...

Handling a suicide threat

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 18, May 5, 2010

    It is important to remember that most suicide threat attempts are expressions of extreme distress...

In the mix: Thoughts from a disgruntled, retired RN

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 18, May 5, 2010

    About a month ago, I wrote about the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) AACN Nurse Residency...

Getting to the root of the routes

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 17, April 26, 2010

    Drugs can be administered by different routes to accommodate various medication and patient needs...

CA nurse-patient ratio saves lives, study finds

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 17, April 26, 2010

    A new study on nurse-patient ratios found that California's mandatory nurse-patient ratios save...

Use others to help depressed patients

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 16, April 19, 2010

    The support and involvement of family and friends can be crucial in helping someone who is...

IOM’s nursing workshop pushes for greater nurse involvement in care

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 16, April 19, 2010

    Overcoming challenges in nursing is essential to overcoming challenges in the healthcare system as...

Medicines vs. natural remedies

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 15, April 12, 2010

    You can expect many of your patients to be using complementary remedies, including herbs, vitamins...

iPhone app helps IV medication dosage

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 15, April 12, 2010

    A new iPhone application designed to help with IV medication dosing is being widely used by nurses...

Dealing with narcissistic patients

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 13, April 5, 2010

    In nursing, you often have to deal with some people who possess personality types that wreak havoc...

AACN launches centralized application for nursing school

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 13, April 5, 2010

    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recently launched NursingCAS, the first...

Recruitment and retention: Combating the nurse shortage

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    Market-savvy healthcare organizations have implemented workforce development strategies to address...

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development, April 2010

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    In this issue, read how to enhance your credibility; learn best practices for providing education...

Avoid patient drug interactions

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 13, March 29, 2010

     Your patient may be taking multiple medications. Each of those medications could have active...

Healthcare reform bill creates nurse training opportunities

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 13, March 28, 2010

    Representatives from the American Nurses Association (ANA) were among the many honored guests to...

Document your care

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 12, March 22, 2010

    The clinical record needs to reflect an accurate and complete account of the care rendered. Like a...

Recent nurse survey shows increase in diversity, age in nursing

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 12, March 22, 2010

    The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN), which has been conducted every four years...

Keep motivation up

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 11, March 15, 2010

    In nursing school, it's easy to overdo it. You get burned out and lose our motivation. You are...

Nurses say distractions cut bedside time by 25%

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 11, March 15, 2010

    Out of the typical 12-hour shift, nurses spend three hours away from the patient's bedside, reports...

In the know: What to do with intoxicated patients

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 10, March 8, 2010

    It might be a challenge to have a patient who is intoxicated, but it's important to remember a few...

Nurse salaries flatten out

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 10, March 8, 2010

    According to one expert, Joanne Spetz, faculty researcher at the Center for the Health Professions...

Overcoming 'reality shock' in your first year

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 9, March 1, 2010

    Reality shock is described as a condition in which a person enters a profession, but finds him or...

Physician shortage pushes expanded nurse role

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 9, March 1, 2010

    As the primary care physician shortage continues to increase, the role of nurse practitioners is a...

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, March 2010

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, read how scheduling software helps improve nurse satisfaction; understand the...

Break down barriers for proper drug administration

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 8, February 22, 2010

    Developing expert practice habits will serve nurses well and protect patients from harmful drug...

Nursing associations applaud verdict in Texas whistleblower case

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 8, February 22, 2010

    It took less than an hour for a jury to acquit Anne Mitchell, RN, a former administrative nurse at...

Sample questions for nurse interviews

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 7, February 15, 2010

    If you're looking for a new nursing job, interviews are obviously a concern. When you start your...

Inside best practice: Program helps new grads get the sleep they need

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 15, 2010

    The final part of the new grad support program at Centra in Lynchburg, VA, involves sleep...

Boston nurses protest staffing changes

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 7, February 15, 2010

    Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have decided to raise the ratio of patients...

Dealing with patients who are unwilling to participate

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 6, February 8, 2010

    An obstacle to good behavior in patients is often their unwillingness to cooperate or participate...

Nurses split on Obama’s proposed budget

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 6, February 8, 2010

    Though the American Nurses Association (ANA) has praised President Obama's commitment to strengthen...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program February 2010

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, read how scheduling software helps improve nurse satisfaction; understand the...

Hit the hay: Program helps new grads get the sleep they need

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Starting your first job as a nurse is a difficult transition for any new graduate, but the process...

Make the best of lectures

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 5, February 1, 2010

    To truly benefit from your lectures, you need to employ active listening. Hearing is passive: the...

NY Nurses Association commends state Senate for passage of bill

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 5, February 1, 2010

    The New York State Nurses Association has commended the New York State Senate's passage of an act...

Fitting into the work environment

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 4, January 25, 2010

    As a new graduate you will learn to work with many different personalities and work...

Nurses should have more influence on healthcare, survey says

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 4, January 25, 2010

    A new Gallup poll sponsored by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has found that opinion...

Failing the NCLEX exam?what’s next

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 3, January 18, 2010

    Failing the NCLEX exam does not automatically mean you are not a fit for the nursing profession...

Thousands nurses willing to fly to Haiti, but flights remain scarce

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 3, January 18, 2010

    Nearly 5,000 nurses have signed up through National Nurses United to fly to Haiti and provide much...

NCSBN raises standard of NCLEX-RN exam

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 2, January 11, 2010

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., otherwise known as NCSBN, has raised the...

Understanding stress’s impact on patient learning

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 2, January 11, 2010

    Proper communication and education with patients is a critical step to ensuring good patient...

Nurse fired over flu shot refusal

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 2, January 11, 2010

    A nurse at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, TX, was fired last month after refusing to get flu...

Concept mapping helps improve new grad’s critical thinking skills

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 1, January 8, 2010

    Helping nurses develop and enhance their critical thinking skills is part of the staff development...

The role of kidneys in drug elimination

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 1, January 4, 2010

    To avoid drug overdosing, it's important to understand the importance the kidneys play in drug...

Minnesota college helps unite male nurse

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 1, January 4, 2010

    Amir Zadaka is fighting the stereotype that all nurses are female, reports the Minnesota Daily. He...

Competency: Virtual medical center helps new graduate nurses increase confidence

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    New grads have a tricky balancing act to perform involving learning new skills, committing policies...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, January 2010

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, read how an Arizona-health system is incorporating simulation into new nurse...

Virtual medical center helps new grads increase confidence and competence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 29, 2009

    Orientation is an overwhelming time for new nurse employees, who are faced with learning many...

Deciding where you belong

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 51, December 28, 2009

    There are advantages and disadvantages to the unit where you first choose to work. Traditional...

Ohio bill addresses nurse faculty shortage

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 51, December 28, 2009

    The Ohio Senate has given final approval to a bill—Senate Bill 890—designed to entice...

MA hospital reduces patient falls

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 50, December 21, 2009

    Beverly Hospital in Massachusetts has an elderly patient population of 60%, reports WCVBTV Boston...

What makes a good preceptor?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 50, December 21, 2009

    The preceptor is the key person who will contribute to your successful completion of the...

Working with a paranoid or frightened patient

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 49, December 14, 2009

    Psychotic patients need special care. Sometimes, these individuals can become paranoid or...

Ohio, Texas, and California will lead nation in nursing shortage

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 49, December 14, 2009

    At the moment, central Ohio is not facing a nursing shortage, but experts say that situation is...

CT suspends LPN education program

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 48, December 7, 2009

    Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell made the announcement Tuesday that the state's adult education...

Atlanta hospital receives funding for new grad nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, December 1, 2009

    St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta has received a $100,000 grant from New York's Hearst Foundation to...

In the mix: Nursing department helps improve hospital’s quality

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 30, 2009

    The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS, had some work to do in 1998—its patient...

Time management tips

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 30, 2009

    The hardest part of being a new nurse is learning how to manage your time. For guidance on how to...

Nursing, medical schools need reform, say stakeholders

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 30, 2009

    At a recent summit, members of the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) and the Robert Wood...

Evaluating sources for research

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 46, November 23, 2009

    In nursing school, you will be expected to perform your share of research for papers and projects...

iPhone app designed to help nurses

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 46, November 23, 2009

    An iPhone application used by Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's nurses is helping nurses spend...

Treating patients with ADHD

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 45, November 16, 2009

    Treatments for ADHD include medication management and behavioral treatment. Structuring a patient's...

ICU nurses get less sleep, make more errors

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 45, November 16, 2009

    Nurses who work in a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) may get less sleep than other nurses, and...

How can orientation costs be cut without losing valuable content?

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 46, November 13, 2009

    Q: What are expenses we should consider when trying to cut orientation costs without losing...

Massachusetts nurses rally to support staffing bill

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 44, November 9, 2009

    The Massachusetts Statehouse held a hearing on November 6 about a bill to limit the number of...

NCLEX myths

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 44, November 9, 2009

    The anxiety factor tied to the NCLEX lends itself to widespread rumors about how the exam works and...

Develop a plan for patients who relapse

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 43, November 2, 2009

     People with chronic illness may experience additional anxiety during periods of relapse of...

Nursing shortage inspires RWJF, others to help create and retain RNs

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 43, November 2, 2009

     By 2020, the nursing shortage will hit 1 million, according to the 2004 Health Resources and...

Nurses’ union plans strike

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 42, October 26, 2009

     A 16,000-strong nurses' union, representing 39 hospitals in California and Nevada, is...

Medication safety and children

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 42, October 26, 2009

    Tricycling, or the interdisciplinary approach among physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in the...

Program earns national award and provides education on sleep for nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 19, 2009

    The amount of sleep a healthcare worker receives each day or night affects everyone in the...

Tips to help nursing students study smarter

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 41, October 19, 2009

    How many times have your read a couple of pages of text, only to discover you have no idea what you...

State universities turn away qualified student nursing applicants

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 41, October 19, 2009

    Many of Florida's public universities are turning away about half of qualified student nursing...

Nurse’s error with bags, tubing could have infected thousands

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 40, October 13, 2009

    A nurse at Broward General Medical Center (BGMC) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has been reusing saline...

Managing your money during your first year as a nurse

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 39, October 5, 2009

    You are finally making your money, but are on the brink of drowning in student-loan and credit-card...

Nurse practitioner named CNN Hero

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 39, October 5, 2009

     Throughout the year, CNN.com has named everyday, inspiring people CNN Heroes, highlighting...

Make EBP as easy as 1-2-3

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in conducting EBP projects is learning how to search the...

Create a culture of compliance: ?HIPAA guy? personalizes education and eliminates problems from the start at Hawaii facility

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Training staff members on HIPAA is tough because two things are certain: You have to train nearly...

Strategies for Nurse Managers, October 2009

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Inside this issue: Discover how customizing HIPAA training for different employee groups can make...

Evidence-based orientation brings PA hospital retention results

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Staff development specialists are well aware that the way new employees are oriented to an...

The Staff Educator, October 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    In this issue learn how different generations’ characteristics affect education; a...

Dealing with a potentially psychotic patient

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 38, September 28, 2009

     Dealing with a patient who exhibits psychotic symptoms is never easy. During the workup and...

Long Island nurses rally to protest mandatory H1N1 vaccinations

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 38, September 28, 2009

    Nurses from New York’s Stony Brook University Medical Center plan to rally next week in...

New technology detects dirty hands

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 37, September 21, 2009

     A new technology will soon be available that could detect whether you have washed your hands...

Nurse educators must up the ante with nursing orientation

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 38, September 18, 2009

    Interviewing prospective nursing employees is only the first step in the successful integration of...

Healthcare workers still face disruptive behavior

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 36, September 14, 2009

     Out of more than 1,500 healthcare providers, three-fourths reported being the target of...

Graduate school options for nurses

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 36, September 14, 2009

    You may decide at some point in your nursing career that you would like to expand the scope of your...

New nursing programs geared toward preparing and retaining nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 7, 2009

    Studies show that up to 60% of new nurse graduates leave their first job within their first year...

Choosing the right route for drug administration

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 35, September 7, 2009

    The route through which a drug is administered is essential for nurses to consider. Often, the...

APIC urges healthcare facilities to require staff vaccinations for flu

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 35, September 7, 2009

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is urging healthcare...

Matching teaching strategies with adult learning styles maximizes education effectiveness

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    The ways adults learn have a great effect on their ability to acquire and apply knowledge, seek...

Developing an effective nurse residency program

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    A nurse residency must be more than an extended orientation. New graduate nurses are not just...

Strategies for Nurse Managers, September 2009

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Inside this issue: Discover how to implement a successful nurse residency program; how public...

The Staff Educator September 2009

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    In this issue discover orientation needs by looking at paradigm shifts in healthcare; catch...

Designing individualized nursing orientation

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Interviewing prospective nursing employees is only the first step in the successful integration of...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program September 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how its scholars program prepares nurses for conducting...

Orientation excellence: Anticipating new employees’ needs from day one

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Q. As an MRP hospital, how can we anticipate new employees’ needs and expectations at...

How to handle angry situations

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 34, August 31, 2009

    Everyone encounters angry people. And everyone gets angry form time to time. Patients get angry...

Ohio bill would require culture classes for nurses, healthcare workers

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 34, August 31, 2009

    A new bill proposed in the Ohio Senate would require nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and most...

Nursing students learn about rural healthcare

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 35, August 28, 2009

    A divide commonly exists between rural communities and healthcare access, but a grant will soon...

Nursing students learn about rural healthcare

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 33, August 24, 2009

    A divide commonly exists between rural communities and healthcare access, but a grant will soon...

Scripts for improving communication during pain assessment

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 33, August 24, 2009

    Q: Can you provide me with scripting techniques that will help my staff confidently discuss pain...

HCPro, Inc. announces winners of 2009 Nursing Image Awards

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 33, August 24, 2009

    HCPro, Inc., a leading provider of nursing education and management resources, is pleased to...

What to consider when inserting an IV in pediatric populations

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 33, August 24, 2009

    For new nurses, inserting IVs will soon become quite routine; however, when it comes to pediatric...

Nursing students learn about rural healthcare

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 34, August 21, 2009

    A divide commonly exists between rural communities and healthcare access, but a grant will soon...

Be prepared with answers for addicts

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 32, August 18, 2009

    Taking care of patients with addictive behaviors can be difficult. Whether the patient has a...

Texas to prohibit mandatory overtime for nurses

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 32, August 18, 2009

    Following the lead of Pennsylvania, which banned mandatory overtime for nurses as of July 1, 2009...

What’s the evidence for EBP?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 31, August 10, 2009

    Many nurses think they don't have time in their day to think about evidence-based practice (EBP...

CA nursing groups meet to create solutions to the RN job shortage

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 31, August 10, 2009

    The California Institute for Nursing & Health Care conducted a survey of employers of nurses...

Dallas hospital ditches McDonald’s

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 31, August 10, 2009

    Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has ended its 20-year relationship with McDonald's, the...

Assess nurses’ critical thinking skills during orientation

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 32, August 7, 2009

    Q: How can we measure the critical thinking skills of new graduate nurses and other new hires?

Understanding patients who are obsessive compulsive

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 30, August 3, 2009

    Patients can be quite hard to understand, making them difficult to treat. It's important to look...

Study: More than half of ED nurses have been physically assaulted

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 30, August 3, 2009

    An Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) study has found that more than half of emergency department...

Nursing pressures, mismatched expectations result in turnover

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 30, August 3, 2009

    Pressure from all directions and mismatched expectations seem to be the culprit for nurse turnover...

New drama features nurses as main characters

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Nurses have an obligation to be aware of media representation of the profession and to take action...

Residency programs help prepare competent nurses

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Editor's note: This article is part one of a two-part series about nurse residency programs. Keep...

StrategiesforNurseManagers, August 2009

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Discover how nurse residency programs help new graduates overcome the difficult transition from...

Help new grads prioritize patient assignments

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 30, July 24, 2009

    This week, Debbie Buchwach, BSN, RN-BC, discusses how to help new graduate nurses prioritize their...

Handling depressed patients’ expressions of negativity

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 28, July 20, 2009

    Appropriate treatment can help people who are depressed, and includes continual assessment. It's...

Study finds social networking in nursing school curricula

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 28, July 20, 2009

    A recent study published by the Journal of the Medical Library Association found that both medical...

Stress-proofing work

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 27, July 13, 2009

    You will find nursing a rewarding profession, but it does have it sources of stress. The key is to...

ANA poll results show seven out of 10 nurses report insufficient staffing levels

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 27, July 13, 2009

    An American Nurses Association (ANA) poll that received more than 15,000 responses showed that more...

Help new nurses respond to patient complaints

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 28, July 10, 2009

    This week, Jo-Ann C. Byrne, RN, BS, MHSA, and Frances M. Moore, RNC, BSN, MSA, discuss how to help...

Display proper etiquette during clinical rotations

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 26, July 6, 2009

    Clinicals are one of the most important parts of your nursing education. With everything that may...

Nursing gains popularity as many search for new jobs, careers

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 26, July 6, 2009

    As many lose jobs and search for more security in their next line of work, nursing has become a...

Helping new nurses with the fine art of delegation

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Delegation is critical to time management and productivity. Each member of the team has a valuable...

Recognizing the road to burnout

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 25, June 29, 2009

    The long hours and demanding work of the nursing profession can often lead to stress and...

ANA makes statement against nurse portrayal in TV’s "HawthoRNe"

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 25, June 29, 2009

    The American Nurses Association (ANA) has released a statement protesting what it calls the...

Welcome new nurses and educators to the organization

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 26, June 26, 2009

    This week, Bonnie Clair, BSN, RN, shares best practices for welcoming new nurses and educators.

Tips on how to avoid legal pitfalls

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 24, June 22, 2009

    The legal risks for nurses are high. You are the front-line provider; in court, you will be held...

Your thoughts on having family present during a code

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 24, June 22, 2009

    A past post to our Stressed Out Nurses blog by Chelsea Brancroft, RN, asked you if family members...

New TV ad reminds viewers about the importance of nursing

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 24, June 22, 2009

    In an effort to build support for mandatory nurse staffing levels, a new television ad asks its...

Develop a successful preceptorship/mentorship training program

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 25, June 19, 2009

    This week, Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN, shares how to develop a successful preceptorship/mentorship...

Cover these topics in your cover letter

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 23, June 15, 2009

    As the job market continues to get more and more competitive because of the struggling economy, the...

Chelsea’s Mail: Telling your nurse manager about a mistake

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 23, June 15, 2009

    Q: Have you ever made a mistake or been involved in an accident at work? How did you tell your...

Australians tab nursing as most honest profession

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 23, June 15, 2009

    Down under, nursing is on top.

Use scripting to make new patients feel comfortable

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 22, June 8, 2009

    Whether patients are admitted routinely, unexpectedly, or urgently, each one experiences fear and...

Fran joins Twitter

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 22, June 8, 2009

    See Fran on MySpace. See Fran on Facebook. Follow Fran on Twitter.

New hospital gown provides full coverage

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 22, June 8, 2009

    It's become a tired joke on TV shows through the years: A patient's gown opens in the back and...

Improve your critical thinking with these three tips

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 21, June 1, 2009

    Most colleges do not offer courses on the topic of "thinking" and we live in a culture...

Enterprising Florida nurse earning high marks with RNReport Card

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 21, June 1, 2009

    Marsha-Gaye Elson-Joseph, BSN, knew her nursing career could take her anywhere. Different...

Ten lucky nurses win best-selling book from HCPro

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 21, June 1, 2009

    As part of our Nurses Week celebration, HCPro, Inc. included a quiz about Florence Nightingale in...

Standardize note taking and shift reporting with a report card

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 22, May 29, 2009

    Marsha-Gaye Elson-Joseph, BSN, knew her nursing career could take her anywhere. Different...

Consider skill level when delegating a nursing task

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 20, May 18, 2009

    Delegation is a multi-step process. First, as the nurse, you determine how, where, and when...

Chelsea’s Mail: How early is too early to be a preceptor?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 20, May 18, 2009

    As a nurse just entering the workforce, she provided insight on the fears, anxieties, and successes...

Arizona State student, 17, set to get nursing degree

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 20, May 18, 2009

    She began taking college classes at 12. Carrying a 4.0 GPA, she earned her high school diploma and...

Get started with evidence-based practice

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 19, May 11, 2009

    Nurses and other clinicians strive to provide the best care possible, and in today's healthcare...

Take a break and try some relaxation breathing

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 19, May 11, 2009

    Relaxation breathing can help people to deal with and reduce stress, anxiety, and pain. It can be...

In the news: New nurse drama to air on NBC this fall

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 19, May 11, 2009

    Medical TV shows, such as ER, Grey's Anatomy, and Scrubs, have often painted nurses in an...

In the know: Prioritize your patient assignments

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 18, May 4, 2009

    Once you have arrived at work, reviewed your patient assignment, and received the shift-to-shift...

In the mix: Health system lays off nurse during patient surgery

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 18, May 4, 2009

    A Dean Health System physician made an incision during a recent routine surgery. A nurse manager...

Counting down to Nurses Week: How well do you know Florence Nightingale?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 18, May 4, 2009

    Florence Nightingale is regarded as the founder of modern nursing. She helped establish the...

Assess how you spend your time as a nurse

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 17, April 27, 2009

    The first step to mastering time management is to assess how you spend your time. One way to do...

Help patients get a handle on their fears

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 17, April 27, 2009

    Fear is usually defined as a natural response to a real danger. Everyone has experienced it at one...

I am a stressed out nurse because ...

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 16, April 20, 2009

    If you’re not battling stress right now, you’re one of the few. As a nurse who has to...

Practice good health with the updated food pyramid

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 15, April 13, 2009

    Most of us grew up with the food pyramid that had grains at the base of what we should be eating...

Reduce stress with a positive mindset

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 15, April 13, 2009

    In order to take care of patients, nurses need to make time to take care of themselves. It’s...

Enhancing patient safety culture with simulation

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 15, April 13, 2009

    It’s not uncommon for hospitals to offer some variation of simulation-based training in which...

Counting down to Nurses’ Week: Start celebrating with a free communication tool

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 6, 2009

    Nurses’ Week doesn’t start officially until May 6, but HCPro, Inc. is starting the...

Assessing new hires as critical thinkers

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 6, 2009

    This week, learn how a self-assessment tool can shine a light on new nurses’ critical...

Counting down to Nurses' Week: Start celebrating with a free communication tool

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 14, April 6, 2009

    Nurses’ Week doesn’t start officially until May 6, but HCPro, Inc. is starting the...

Facing questions about a patient’s code

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 14, April 6, 2009

    I know this question is very similar to the other debate about whether family members should be...

Fitting new grads into the work environment

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 14, April 6, 2009

    Many new graduates have to learn to work with many different personalities and work cultures. To do...

Beantown docs' donation could preserve colleagues' jobs

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 13, March 30, 2009

    Physicians have donated $350,000 to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston to prevent...

Time management tips for new grads

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 13, March 30, 2009

    This week, Patricia A. Duclos-Miller, MS, RN, NE-BC, associate professor of nursing at Capital...

Enhancing patients' eating experience

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 13, March 30, 2009

    How many times have nurses heard that the food tastes lousy, or from more polite patients, that it...

Getting along in a multigenerational workforce

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 13, March 30, 2009

    Today’s healthcare workforce is unique. In addition to working with peers from different...

Lower student loans could come to nurses with higher education

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 12, March 23, 2009

    Many nurses like to expand their minds with further education, and unfortunately that often leads...

Is there poison in your makeup?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 12, March 23, 2009

    Many of the products we buy are infused with chemicals that may be harmful to our health. Take...

Making sense of manic patients

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 12, March 23, 2009

    People who are depressed usually know that something is wrong, and they don't like the way they...

Study finds hospital mobile phones transmit message of MRSA

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 11, March 16, 2009

    A study recently published in the Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials suggests...

Focus on nurse health: Is organic really better?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 11, March 16, 2009

    The term "organic" originated in the agricultural industry. Organic farmers used...

Practice patient care with empathy

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 11, March 16, 2009

    An integral part of handling a patient's anger is letting the person know you understand the story...

Applaud leaders and staff for elevating nursing’s image

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 10, March 9, 2009

    Since Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN, president of Health Resources Unlimited, a healthcare education...

Sorting through similar drug names

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 10, March 9, 2009

    Though pharmaceutical companies intentionally try to avoid it, some trade names are similar or...

Poll takes a look at time frames for new grad orientation

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 10, March 9, 2009

    Orientation is a critical, and often stressful, period for new graduate nurses. Adapting to a new...

Web site shares nurses’ recommendations for top docs

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 9, March 2, 2009

    Nurses know upon entering the profession that they will work in close quarters with physicians...

WOW team rids facility of staff irritants

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 9, March 2, 2009

    When staff satisfaction is high, staff turnover rates are low, collaboration is more effective, and...

Carry effective communication skills throughout your career

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 9, March 2, 2009

    No matter where your nursing career takes you, make sure you keep your communication skills sharp...

CoughCover could help the sick combat flu and cold viruses

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 8, February 23, 2009

    Coughing and sneezing into a shirt sleeve may sound repulsive, but it's one nurse's hope for...

Avoid burnout by caring for yourself

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 8, February 23, 2009

    Burnout is a term nobody wants to hear, see, or experience, but it's real. Burnout happens for a...

Focus on orientation to help new grads make a successful transition

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 8, February 23, 2009

    One of the greatest fears of new graduates is the fear of leaving the security of their instructors...

Support and develop critical thinking skills in new hires

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 8, February 20, 2009

    This week's expert, Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN, identifies ways preceptors can educate other...

Volunteering nursing students increase activity at Special Olympics

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 7, February 16, 2009

    The competitive spirits of 150 special needs children from the Aiken, SC, school district will be...

Not all supplements are created equal

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 7, February 16, 2009

    Supplements are a great tool for getting all your vitamins and minerals into your diet. Some...

Try these tricks to manage your time

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 7, February 16, 2009

    Time management is an essential skill for nursing school success. The first step toward effective...

Nursing researchers to get a feel on mood and well-being of middle-age women

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 6, February 9, 2009

    Many people crave the high that comes after an intense workout or find great pleasure curling up to...

Stay healthy when the crunch comes

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 6, February 9, 2009

    Class started back up last week. It’s hard to go back after the long break between semesters...

Shining a light on schizophrenia

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 6, February 9, 2009

    People with schizophrenia have atypical thought patterns and thought content for their culture and...

Get new hires to participate in shared governance

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 5, February 3, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to get new hires to participate in shared governance councils. Read...

ANA study puts price ticket on nursing profession

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 5, February 2, 2009

    The care a nurse delivers is undoubtedly critical to his or her patients’ health. Not so...

When a nurse loses her first patient ...

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 5, February 2, 2009

    Being nurses, we have to struggle with so many obstacles such as working long hours, working...

Make your move as a mentor

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 5, February 2, 2009

    Being a mentor means you have a skill set that allows you to nurture those who may be lost or may...

Can cleaning products soil nurses’ health?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 4, January 26, 2009

    Environmentally friendly people around the globe have gone green to protect the planet. Is it time...

Accelerate toward an advanced degree

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 4, January 26, 2009

    Nursing career opportunities abound with an advanced degree in hand. But if an advanced degree is...

Bills to leverage Texas nurses’ power in patient care

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 3, January 19, 2009

    Nurses in the Lone Star State could soon have more clout in their facilities. State lawmakers...

You may not be eating enough

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 3, January 19, 2009

    Skipping meals places your body in starvation mode and slows down your metabolism, which causes the...

Traits for taking charge as a charge nurse

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 3, January 19, 2009

    Being a charge nurse is often as stressful as being a director. You are "charged" with...

Recession, retention seal new graduates’ positions

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 2, January 12, 2009

    Tucson (AZ) Medical Center (TMC) is turning several job-seeking new graduates away despite spending...

Stay present in the nursing profession

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 2, January 12, 2009

    It’s a new year, which one can anticipate will come with more changes in the dynamic field of...

Sustain learning hygiene with some shut-eye

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 2, January 12, 2009

    Most people need six to eight hours of sleep daily to effectively function. The right amount of...

News spotlight: Program accelerates mid-career shift to nursing

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 1, January 5, 2009

    A lack of funds and an overload of uncertainties about the future deter many people from switching...

Nurse-designed pillows bring patients long-lasting comfort

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 1, January 5, 2009

    A patient’s recovery from abdominal surgery is often a painful one, but ICU nurses at Morris...

Envision a happy and healthy future

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 1, January 5, 2009

    Do you find you set New Year’s resolutions that never happen? If so, there may be two reasons...

Meet the educational needs of preceptees

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 1, January 5, 2009

    Teaching adults presents certain challenges that a preceptor should be able to recognize and adapt...

HCTW News: Enrollment growth in U.S. nursing schools at 8-year low

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 1, January 2, 2009

    The nation’s baccalaureate nursing student population rose just 2% last year, leading the...

Evidence-based expert: Don't leave Generation Y asking 'why?'

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 1, January 2, 2009

    This week’s expert, Adrianne Avillion, D. Ed., RN, explains how educators can cater education...

Grasp your new grads: Placement program matches nurses with the right job

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 1, January 1, 2009

    From the ICU to pediatrics to the operating room, the choices available to new graduate nurses are...

Device helps unit drop noise levels in a flash

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 52, December 29, 2008

    If staff and visitors in the medical-surgical unit can obey a traffic light, high noise levels will...

Bad physician behavior doesn’t have to be tolerated

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 52, December 29, 2008

    Abusive and intimidating physicians do more than make nurses' jobs more stressful. They can also...

Test yourself with help from a teaching hospital

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 52, December 29, 2008

    Working as a nurse in a teaching hospital is a little like taking a guided tour with a pair of...

News spotlight: College broadens VN program in California

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 68, December 29, 2008

    The need for nurses continues to rise, but could American Career College shorten the shortage in...

News spotlight: Pregnant robot makes special deliveries for nurses

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 67, December 22, 2008

    Simulators are common teaching tools used in healthcare to heighten nurses’ awareness of the...

Nurses’ ethics and honesty rank above rest, survey says

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 51, December 22, 2008

    re nurses more honest than teachers? Are their ethical standards higher than those of physicians...

A helping of health: Introducing our Stressed Out Nurses health coach

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 51, December 22, 2008

    Through my training and personal pursuit of knowledge, I learned a lot about how to live healthy...

Learn the lingo of nursing unions

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 51, December 22, 2008

    Similar to drilling for oil, global climate change, and political party allegiance, talk of unions...

Circus performers teach nursing students Clowning 101

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 50, December 15, 2008

    Many valuable lessons learned in nursing school stem from the bedside, while others start at the...

Nursing: A recession-proof profession?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 50, December 15, 2008

    With all the bad news about the economy, at least there is a glimmer of hope for nursing...

Before you set out for travel nursing

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 50, December 15, 2008

    Many new nurses view travel nursing as the ultimate adventure. Visiting new places, free benefits...

Tips from TSE: Museum partnership builds nurses’ assessment skills

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 48, December 12, 2008

    With the recognition that assessment is an important part of both healthcare and art, the...

AMA requests one-year delay on disruptive behavior rule

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 49, December 8, 2008

    As the effective date for The Joint Commission’s (formerly JCAHO) standard on disruptive...

How to deal with working over the holidays

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 49, December 8, 2008

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”  Everywhere you go...

Make smooth moves in your career

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 49, December 8, 2008

    Long gone are the times when nurses entered a specialty area and retired from that same unit...

Hospitals track nurses using GPS-like system

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 48, December 1, 2008

    At a time when budgets are slim, many facilities, such as Inova Alexandria (VA) Hospital, are on a...

What makes a good or bad nurse?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 48, December 1, 2008

    A pleasant nature, an air of confidence, and a good memory are three qualities a Los Angeles Times...

Discover your place in nursing

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 48, December 1, 2008

    Some of us are lucky and find our niche in nursing early in our career. Others take awhile to test...

Instructors whip up recipes of ick for nursing students

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 24, 2008

    Instructors at Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN, are hoping parmesan cheese and lemon juice are...

The professor’s perspective: What’s all this buzz about informatics?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 24, 2008

    Have you heard the new nursing buzzword?  It’s informatics. Just what in the world does...

Keep a handle on generational conflicts

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 47, November 24, 2008

    With each generation holding such different values and backgrounds, differences of opinion are...

Tips from TSE: New grad program boosts retention, recruitment

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 47, November 21, 2008

    St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, FL, has boosted its retention and recruitment rates with a...

Grant to help nurses find the pulse of ECG monitoring

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 46, November 17, 2008

    The Yale School of Nursing in New Haven, CT, is hoping to pump up nurses’ heart monitoring...

Should family be present in a code?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 46, November 17, 2008

    So the other day I had to go to class to learn about ACLS. Over the course of two days, we learned...

The no-nos of interview attire

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 46, November 17, 2008

    Appropriate dress for a job interview should reflect your personality and taste, but still remain...

Expert spotlight: Caring for patients living their last chapter

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 61, November 10, 2008

    This week, Kathleen Bartholomew, RC, RN, MN, shares some advice for your staff when caring for...

Use one of these ’ships’ to steer your career in the right direction

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 45, November 10, 2008

    Whether you are an experienced nurse looking for a change in your career focus or specialty or a...

Stressed Out Nurses hits the small screen--again

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 45, November 10, 2008

    Fran loves the spotlight. Our cartoon nurse insisted on being on the top of the new Web site, on...

ASU hacks 2009 semesters’ nurse enrollment

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 45, November 10, 2008

    Eighty seats that were once filled by aspiring nurses will be empty at Arizona State University...

Tips from TSE: Teaching about time management

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 45, November 7, 2008

    There never seem to be enough hours in the day for nurses. The ability to manage time and stay...

Be the lift for patients when they are low

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 44, November 3, 2008

    Appropriate treatment can help ease symptoms of depression in patients, but it’s essential to...

Nurse navigator guides patients through breast cancer

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 44, November 3, 2008

    Breast cancer patients at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO, now have someone to guide them...

Match new nurses with the right job

  • Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    From the ICU to pediatrics to the OR, the choices available to new graduate nurses are exciting and...

Get a system--and get on your way to organized

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 43, October 27, 2008

    Staying organized is without a doubt one of the most important things you can do to succeed in...

Burnout: It happens to new grads, too

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 43, October 27, 2008

    "That patient in 310 is soooo needy! He won’t eat, complains about everything, and...

Travel agency offers laptops in exchange for employee referrals

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 43, October 27, 2008

    Many healthcare agencies rely on cash to recruit the best and brightest nurses, but Medical...

Use these tools to retain important information

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 42, October 20, 2008

    If you are bogged down by information overload, try this idea using bulletin boards or posters to...

What you wanted to know about nursing, but were afraid to ask in school

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 42, October 20, 2008

    You have accepted your first nursing position and will begin your orientation tomorrow. The first...

Nursing image shapes up on the big screen

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 42, October 20, 2008

    Real-world nurses bring competency, professionalism, and passion to the hospital everyday. But...

Expert spotlight: Kick start critical thinking skills

  • Nurse Leader Insider, Issue 57, October 13, 2008

    This week, expert Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN, lends some advice to pass on to your preceptors when...

Be sure to include these items on your resume

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 41, October 13, 2008

    Your goal is to impress anyone who may see your resume come across their desk. A well constructed...

Making a visible difference in nursing

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 41, October 13, 2008

    Many nurses enter the field because they want to make a difference and they know the care they...

Military spouses may fill nursing voids

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 41, October 13, 2008

    Military spouses are always searching for portable careers so they can easily follow their husbands...

Prepare for a tough phone call with a physician

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 40, October 6, 2008

    Before an experienced nurse makes a phone call to a physician, he or she usually has an idea of the...

Books in flight: Nursing school sends textbooks, supplies to African students

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 40, October 6, 2008

    As a nursing student in the United States, it’s sometimes hard to imagine a world where...

Nursing organizations release advertisement on McCain’s health

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 40, October 6, 2008

    A new ad highlighting the health of Republican presidential candidate John McCain recently hit the...

Tips from TSE: Train on cultural competence for safe patient care

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 40, October 2, 2008

    The rapidly-changing American population is exemplified within your hospital’s walls. With...

Try this trick to learn drug names

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 39, September 29, 2008

    Drugs are sorted into classes or related groups, such as beta blockers, calcium channel blockers...

Keeping new graduate nurses at the bedside

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 39, September 29, 2008

    Leaving nursing school to enter the workforce can be a difficult transitional period for many new...

Online resource gives educators and students a lift to safety

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 39, September 29, 2008

    The nursing shortage places a heavy emphasis on the education and development of competent nurses...

Tips from TSE: Manage your difficult learners

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 39, September 25, 2008

    When it comes to dealing with challenging students, the last thing an educator should do is ignore...

Learn to give feedback to your peers

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 38, September 22, 2008

    The reality is that we have operated for years in an environment where people were punished or...

The Professor’s Perspective: Am I sure I want to be a nurse?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 38, September 22, 2008

    I’m not sure I still want to be a nurse. Has this thought ever crossed your mind? Whether you...

Nursing researcher explores writing and stress

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 38, September 22, 2008

    Can writing really reduce stress? A nursing researcher from the University of Iowa is hoping to...

Inside scoop from our experts: RN job descriptions: Make them accurate and relevant

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 16, 2008

    This week, a reader asks what the best resources are for making sure RN job descriptions are...

Evaluate sources when doing research

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 37, September 15, 2008

    You wouldn’t get accounting advice from a shoe salesman or a zookeeper. Sure, they may have...

Nursing students get the spotlight on Oxygen

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 37, September 15, 2008

    Imagine having the opportunity to stand in front of a television camera and declare your love for...

New program connects newborns with nurses

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 37, September 15, 2008

    New mothers face a number of changes and challenges when they bring a newborn home from the...

Sharpen your organizational skills

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 36, September 8, 2008

    Nurses who have good organizational skills can manage even the worst of days. They always look like...

The Professor’s Perspective: Give health advice? Me?

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 36, September 8, 2008

    My family is already asking me for advice! What should I do? Hmmm, only part of the way through...

Ask-A-Nurse line to stay live

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 36, September 8, 2008

    The phones were supposed to fall silent. Dial tones were supposed to replace the comforting voices...

Tips from TSE: Coping with challenging learners

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 36, September 4, 2008

    You’ve come across them before: the nurse who is convinced he or she doesn’t need...

HCTW news: New simulation trains staff on alcohol abuse

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 36, September 4, 2008

    To prepare healthcare providers for handling patients with alcohol dependency, new technology...

Try these treatments for children with ADHD

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 35, September 1, 2008

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is usually seen in preschool children and those in...

Take time to understand your manager

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 35, September 1, 2008

    Of all the professions on the planet, those of us in nursing have the honor of dealing with the...

Hospitals in Rockies search for higher levels of patient safety

  • Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, Issue 35, September 1, 2008

    Nurses aim to spend the bulk of their time in direct contact with patients. Other responsibilities...