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Male nurses are earning substantially more than female nurses, despite the fact that women have traditionally dominated the workforce, according to a new report from the Journal of the Americal Medical Association (JAMA).
03/31/2015
Male nurses are earning substantially more than female nurses, despite the fact that women have traditionally dominated the workforce, according to a new report from the Journal of the Americal Medical Association (JAMA).  
Time to Care About Care Transitions
03/25/2015
No matter how exceptional the care a hospital provides, a patient’s journey to healing can be perilous without proper care transitions from one setting to another.
More Nurses Getting Advanced Degrees
03/23/2015
The healthcare industry is demanding a more highly educated nursing workforce and nurses across the country are answering the call by building on their education. What effect will this have on patient care in the future?
Power to the Patient Through Patient-Centered Care
03/19/2015
Patient-centered care can be defined in different ways. But at its essence is a central theme: Power to the patient.
How Long-Term Care Facilities Can Improve Quality Scores
03/17/2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Five Star Quality Rating System to help patients and their families evaluate quality when choosing long-term care (LTC) facilities. CMS recently changed the Five Star Quality Rating System criteria – and as a result, the tougher standards, revamped assessments and refined metrics have had a negative impact on LTC facilities’ quality ratings. 
For 14 consecutive years, nurses have earned the top spot in a Gallup poll that ranked honesty and ethics among professionals.
03/12/2015
For 14 consecutive years, nurses have earned the top spot in a Gallup poll that ranked honesty and ethics among professionals.
Vaccine Exemptions Up for Debate
03/10/2015
Following the Disneyland measles outbreak, lawmakers in 10 states are moving to make vaccine exemptions harder to obtain. The issue remains an intensely divisive one.
03/05/2015
Today’s healthcare environment puts nurses in the increasingly important role of teaching their patients prior to discharge. Their effectiveness as teachers can significantly impact the facility’s readmission rates, patient satisfaction rates and federal financial penalty amounts.
Poorly Sterilized Scopes Expose Patients to CRE
03/03/2015
Two culprits were involved in recent drug-resistant infection outbreaks: duodenoscopes that prevented proper disinfection and a family of superbugs known collectively as CRE.

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