Nursing News

Recognizing Malnutrition in Older Patients
August 27, 2014 - Would you know if your older patient was suffering from malnutrition?

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Simulation Can Substitute for Nurses’ Clinical Hours, Study Finds

August 27, 2014 - A comprehensive simulation study by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has concluded that substituting high quality simulation experiences for up to half of traditional clinical hours produces comparable educational outcomes to nursing students and produces new graduates that are ready for clinical practice.

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How Should Your Facility Train for Nurse Rounding?

August 11, 2014 - Intentionally rounding on patients every hour has caught on at hospitals across the country. Research has shown, for the most part, positive associations between outcomes and intentionally assessing patients’ pain, position, need to use the restroom and whether possessions are within reach. Yet little evidence exists about the best way to introduce nurse rounding.

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NCSBN Revises Definition of Entry-level Nurse
August 6, 2014 - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Board of Directors has approved a revised definition of the entry-level nurse in the NCLEX environment, which was the result of analysis leading to the question of what constitutes the length of the entry-level period. The designation of entry-level will now be defined as a nurse having no more than 12 months of experience; previously it was defined as a nurse having no more than six months of experience.

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Physical Work Environments Can Affect Nurses’ Job Satisfaction

July 30, 2014 - Architecture, interior design and other physical aspects of nurses’ hospital work environments can influence early-career nurses’ job satisfaction, according to a new study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s RN Work Project.

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Trend Watch: Second-career Nurses

July 29, 2014 - If you had another career before becoming a nurse, you’re not alone. A growing number of adults are returning to school because they’ve recognized the opportunities available to those who pursue careers in nursing.

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