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Nursing and Other Healthcare Professions
Survey: Nurses Getting More Work, Less Time
February 10, 2014
A survey of over 1300 RNs reveals that nurses are deeply dissatisfied with short staff, too much paperwork, and not enough time to take care of their patients.
Nurses Frequently Injured on the Job
September 27, 2013
Registered nurses and other healthcare workers have high rates of workplace injuries, according to a recent report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Report on Healthcare Workforce Trends
September 6, 2013
Employee productivity, staff retention and the quality of hires are all major issues within the hospital and healthcare workforce, and many labor trends related to those issues bubbled to the surface last year, according to the 2013/14 Human Capital Effectiveness Report from PwC.
Study of Nursing Profession Reveals Progress
July 30, 2013
A new government report suggests that the nursing workforce is in a better position now to meet future health care needs than it was a decade ago.The nursing workforce has grown larger, and is more highly educated and more diverse, according to a study released last week by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Planning for the New Healthcare Workforce in New Jersey
April 9, 2013
The New Jersey Department of Health, Rutgers University, and healthcare industry officials are assessing how changes in the healthcare system will affect needed job skills in the healthcare workforce.
Nurse Fatigue is Widespread, May Lead to Negative Patient Outcomes
March 21, 2013
A survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media revealed that nurse fatigue is pervasive in the healthcare industry and may negatively impact quality care delivery, patient and employee satisfaction, and operational costs. Sixty-nine percent of healthcare professionals surveyed said that fatigue had caused them to feel concern over their ability to perform during work hours. Even more alarmingly, nearly 65 percent of participants reported they had almost made an error at work because of fatigue and more than 27 percent acknowledged that they had actually made an error resulting from fatigue.
Why Do Male Nurses Earn More Money Than Female Nurses?
February 25, 2013
Males constitute only 10% of the nursing workforce, but the average male nurse earns 16% more than his female counterpart. Males benefit from being able to work full-time more than women, and opportunities for advancement in nursing are better for men.
Longer Shifts for RNs Can Lead to Patient Dissatisfaction
November 12, 2012
Longer shifts make nurses more likely to experience burnout and job dissatisfaction and also make patients more likely to be dissatisfied with care, according to a study.
Why Layoffs Don't Benefit Hospitals in the Long Run
November 7, 2012
Hospital management often sees layoffs as a way to cut costs and improve efficiency. However, some researchers think that's a short-sighted view.
Study Shows Nurses Have Accurate Assessments of Hospital Quality
October 9, 2012
A study by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing shows that nurses make accurate assessments of patient care and quality indicators at hospitals.
Nursing Schools Face Faculty Shortage
August 2, 2012
National Public Radio (NPR) has a news story on how Schools of Nursing are facing a severe faculty shortage.