Happy Nurses Week Takes on New Meaning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Happy Nurses Week Takes on New Meaning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today marks the beginning of Nurses Week which always holds a special place in my heart. I love nurses and I love that for a whole week (not just a day) we all get to express our gratitude for and awe of nurses. After all, nurses give so much of themselves. What other profession, in the normal course of performing its job, doesn’t get to eat, use the bathroom or take a break and sometimes even gives its lives for the very people it’s serving?

Americans Stay Home! The Lives of RNs and All Healthcare Providers Depend on You.

Americans Stay Home! The Lives of RNs and All Healthcare Providers Depend on You.

I’ve discussed the current lack of PPE in healthcare and the risk to the frontline providers and the healthcare system at large. There is, however, another contributing factor that could lead us over the precipice and into unmitigated disaster if we don’t get the spread of Coronavirus under control real soon. And that’s the people who continue to selfishly interact with others when it’s not necessary.

CLNC® Alert: New Changes to the Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System

CLNC® Alert: New Changes to the Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System

Staying up to date with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the ever evolving changes that affect the long term care industry is essential for the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant working on long term care cases. On April 27, 2016 the CMS added six new quality measures to the federal website, Nursing Home Compare.

Job Satisfaction Outlook for Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

Do you remember your first job as an RN and how exciting everything was? Starting an IV – exciting! Saving a patient’s life – exciting! That excitement might not have lasted for 20 or 40 years, but you can still recall it, can’t you? A study published in the Journal of Nursing Economics (JNE) suggests the excitement for newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) about their RN job is at an all-time low.

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