Nursing News


April 2014
Relaxed Blood Pressure Guidelines Cut Millions from Needing Medication

March 2014
Substantial Decrease in Use of Cardiac Imaging Procedure Found
Post-op Pain Management Linked to Overall Patient Satisfaction
Severe Diarrheal Illness in Children Linked to Antibiotics Prescribed in Doctor’s Offices
Care Coordination Seen as Growth Area for RN Opportunities
Hand Sanitizer, Hygiene Training Still Lacking at US Hospitals

February 2014
AACN Advanced Practice Exams Aligned with APRN Consensus Model
What Will Stop the Violence Toward Emergency Nurses?

January 2014
Nurses Step Out to Help with ACA Enrollment
Enrollment Growth Slows at U.S. Nursing Schools
Nurses Treat Pilot’s Heart Attack in Mid-flight
Volunteer Nurses and Physicians Sought for Medical Mission to Guatemala
Smoking Rate Among RNs Shows a Healthy Decline
What Nurses Can Expect in 2014: Leaders’ Predictions
Another Delegation of RN Volunteers Set to Deploy to the Philippines

December 2013
13 Key Nursing Articles in 2013
Gallup Poll: Nurses Are (Once Again) the Most Trusted Profession
Progress Implementing the IOM’s Future of Nursing Recommendations
Sshh! Nursing Initiative Reduces Hospital Noise, Improves Sleep for Patients
How Social Media Usage is Changing RN Job Searches
Associate Degree Nursing Organization Joins ANA as Affiliate

November 2013
Nursing Interventions Help Patients Stay on Medication, Not Necessarily Avoid Readmission
New Appraisal Tool Provides View of RNs’ Health, Wellness, Safety on Job
Access to Nurse Practitioner Care Strongly Supported in Recent Poll
Three Nurses Elected to IOM Share Their Priorities
Nurses Report Satisfaction with Career Choice; Current Job? Not So Much

October 2013
New President-Elect Named for the American Academy of Nursing
Maryland Becomes Second State to Adopt Nurse Residency Collaborative
Nothing to Sneeze At: The 2013-2014 Flu Season
Joint Commission Alert: Preventing Retained Surgical Items
Nurses at the Forefront of Health Exchange Information
Study Finds Quality Care and Patient Satisfaction Metrics Differ

September 2013
Nurse Practitioners Increasingly Focused on Promoting Patient Adherence, Study Finds
AONE Survey Looks at the Upper End of the Nursing Pay Scale
Campaign Launched to Improve Quality of Veterans’ Healthcare
National Clinical Nurse Specialists Recognition Week, Sept. 1-7

August 2013
Prevention of Needlestick Injuries Can Save More than $1 Billion a Year
Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructors Recognized by AWHONN
The Future of Value-based Nursing Care
'Dangerous Precedent' Set by California Supreme Court Decision, Says ANA
Nurses Report Verbal Abuse Common, Related to Work Environment
NLN Wins Latest Court Battle with Accreditation Subsidiary
National Initiative Launched Promoting Compassionate Care in Nursing

July 2013
ANA Recommends Requiring Health Plans to Include APRNs to Qualify for Insurance Exchanges
Health Care Workers Suffer Highest Total Worker Injury Toll While Having Few Federal Safety Protections, Study Shows
Nurses’ Personal Touch Reduces Hospital Readmissions

June 2013
New Safe Patient Handling Standards Announced by ANA
Nursing Programs’ Capacity Improving, Students More Diverse, NLN Survey Finds
CDC Advisory Committee Recommends Flu Vaccine Option for Persons with Egg Allergy
California Supreme Court Weighs Nursing Case on School Insulin Injections

March 2012
The Rewards of PICU Nursing