Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Category: Nursing Education

Mandatory B.S.N.

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In 1964, the American Nurses Association supported the position that all nurses should have a B.S.N.  However, nothing really became of it until the State of New York made the bold move last week by passing legislation requiring all New York State nurses to have a B.S.N. within 10 years. New York encompasses 8% of all R.N.’s in the United […]

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How To Stay Clinically Up To Date In A Non-Clinical Position

These days there are so many areas in which we can practice nursing, many of which are not clinical. But how can a nurse in a non-clinical position stay current with the ever changing nursing practice? Well, I have a few suggestions. There is a myriad of things that nurses can do to stay active. We can take courses, attend […]

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Negative Environments Feed On Complaints

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A few years ago, I did an Empowered Nurses Boot Camp.  It was a 4-week program designed to help nurses with license protection, leadership, communication and mindset issues.  I will be launching the Boot Camp again soon, but this time with CE credit!  In the meantime, you can check it out at empowerednursesbootcamp.com. One of the topics in the Boot […]

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The Nursing Shortage

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I have written on this topic frequently because the nursing shortage is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nurse is among the top occupations for growth through the year 2022.  The field is expected to grow 19% between now and then. A 2013 survey […]

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Nursing Shortage … It’s Happening Now!

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There are more than 3-million nurses in the United States and approximately one-third, about 1-million, are “baby boomers” who are expected to retire soon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 1.2-million job openings for nurses by 2020 because of growth and the need for replacements.  Right now, hospitals are concerned and I have noticed more recruitment […]

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When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

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When considering the body of all possible knowledge, there are very few things that we actually know.  Many times we don’t even realize that we don’t know most of the things that we don’t know! As nurses, many times we get a brief orientation and are thrown into circumstances that we could have never foreseen.  Since our training and experience […]

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NLP For Nurses

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“I care about myself.  I am a great nurse!  My services are needed.” You probably say that yourself every day, right? You don’t?  Well, you should according to Briana Binion who is a neurolinguistic programming (NLP) practitioner.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Briana to tell me about this interesting program. NLP is “the number one technology” says Briana, and […]

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Domestic Abuse Among Health Care Providers

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Health care providers are some of the key people who should be able to identify domestic violence and provide the appropriate assistance and referrals.  But what if the domestic violence is happening to that health care provider?  What if one of our own nurses is the victim?  What if YOU are the victim? As nurses, like all health care providers, […]

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What You Do Not Know About Nursing Schools

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Did you know that your State Board of Nursing not only regulates nursing licenses but also nursing schools as well? I have had the opportunity over the past several months to sit in on the Indiana State of Nursing and listen to their discussions about different schools. Before going on, let me tell you that your Board of Nursing is […]

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