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NurseZone Newsletter - 02/11/2014


February 11, 2014
NEWS
Finding the Best Paying Nursing Jobs: It's Your Move
Finding the Best Paying Nursing Jobs: It's Your Move
As the economy continues to gain strength and demand for health care increases, the job outlook for registered nurses and advanced practice nurses looks good for the foreseeable future. "There is some security in pursuing nursing because there are jobs," said Judy Honig, EdD, DNP, CPNP, associate dean of student affairs and a professor of nursing at the Columbia University School of Nursing.

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Enrollment Growth Slows at U.S. Nursing Schools
Enrollment Growth Slows at U.S. Nursing Schools
Enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs continues to increase, but at a slower pace than in years past; a shortage of faculty and clinical education sites may be contributing factors, according to new data released by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

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Looking to Escape the Polar Vortex, or Simply Find a Change of Pace?
Travel nursing offers unprecedented opportunities to see the country, explore new cities, work at prestigious facilities and gain valuable experience to enhance your career. You can even take friends, family or pets along! Explore travel nursing and search for current jobs with NurseZone.
Spotlight on Nursing
Dementia-friendly Community Program Founded by Wisconsin RN
Dementia-friendly Community Program Founded by Wisconsin RN Henry, a man in his late 60s, was, by his son's description, living somewhere between early- and mid-stage dementia. His short-term memory was gone, but he was still physically capable--and that was the problem.

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Nurses Treat Pilot's Heart Attack in Mid-flight
Nurses Treat Pilot's Heart Attack in Mid-flight Have you ever had to use your nursing skills in an emergency at 30,000 feet? It happened recently to two nurses who were flying from Des Moines to Denver, and it's an experience they won't soon forget.

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Devices & Technology
The Dangers of Adult Technology Used for Pediatric Patients
The Dangers of Adult Technology Used for Pediatric Patients "Do no harm." It's the longstanding mantra of nurses, physicians and other health care professionals and a cornerstone of clinical practice. So what happens when the health devices and techniques being used to care for and heal patients are actually causing harm?

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Get Ready for Health Care Reform with RN.com!
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Help shape the future of health care delivery and advance your career with RN.com's newest continuing education program. Seven engaging modules (11 contact hours) cover: value-based purchasing, interprofessional collaboration, core measures, The Future of Nursing report, hospital-acquired conditions and never events, The Joint Commission's focus on safety, and the nurse's role in improving patient satisfaction and HCAHPS. Enroll today!
Special Feature
Nurses Step Out to Help with ACA Enrollment
Nurses Step Out to Help with ACA Enrollment Millions of Americans have received health insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but millions more lack coverage. Many remain unaware of the opportunities; therefore, the government has reached out to nurses to assist with further ACA enrollments.

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Recent Blog Posts - Campus Corner
Are You Ready for Today's New Grad RN Job Market?
Are You Ready for Today's New Grad RN Job Market? By Cassie Applegate, RN, graduate student

Have you been told by nursing instructors, family members, or the media about the looming nursing shortage? This may have brought you to nursing in the first place. Yet, if you are a current nursing school graduate you may be wondering where all of the jobs are.

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Looking Ahead:
In the Next Issue of NurseZone:
  • Nurses' Work/Life Balancing Act: How to Keep It All Together
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