Nursing Headlines

  • The states where registered nurses earn the most, least

    Registered nurses in California have the highest annual salary in the country at $113,240, according to data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This puts them well above the national average annual salary earned by nurses of $77,460.

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  • Studies find steam effective in sterilizing used medical masks

    Two new studies show steam can effectively decontaminate medical masks including the N95 respirator mask. Shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as N95 respirators, have plagued the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Wellness strategies to use during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline healthcare workers were already at a high risk for burnout due to the demands of their jobs. Now that hospitals are busier than ever, their well-being is at greater risk. In response, Rush University Medical Center commissioned a wellness task force to develop key strategies to reinforce wellness.

  • Healthcare employee retention strategies

    Healthcare organizations are constantly learning from other industries with regard to many operational areas and functions, including but not limited to standardization, safety, efficiency, supply chain, financial management, and various human resource topics. Healthcare recruitment and retention strategies can also gain wisdom and insights from other industries.

  • Hospitals, physician practices forced to reduce staff

    Amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals and physician practices have been forced to lay off non-clinical staff. According to a survey conducted by MGMA, 48% of physician practices had furloughed staff and 22% had laid off some staff. The list of hospitals reporting furloughs/layoffs has grown to over 100, reports Becker's Healthcare.