Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Category: Empowered Nurses

Is Travel Nursing A Great Option?

I did not realize that travel nurses make an average hourly rate of $120.00 per hour! In an article regarding travel nursing by the numbers, the R.N. vacancy rate is a full percentage point higher this year than in 2020. However, the number participating as travel nurses is declining because the cost of travel is so much more than it […]

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Full Practice Authority For Nurse Practitioners Is Growing

California has become the 29th state to allow nurse practitioners to practice independently.  New York, Massachusetts, and Delaware recently became full practice authority states as well.  However, in California, they must go through 3 years of physician oversight before they can reach the point of independent practice. This was a hard-fought battle that was settled with Governor Newsom finally signing […]

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Do Titles Matter?

The State of Indiana just passed a law about transparency in healthcare because many healthcare providers who perform tasks like those done by physicians are not actually M.D.s. For example, nurse anesthetists call themselves “anesthesiologists” which can confuse the average person.  This new law requires that patients be informed of the specific qualifications of the healthcare professionals involved with their […]

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Competitive Hiring and Retaining Strategies

In a recent article of Becker’s Hospital Review, Cedars-Sinai apparently participated in a webinar hosted by Becker’s on the nursing shortage and how Cedars-Sinai is handling it. I think the insights from the session were particularly good.  During the online seminar, it was noted that the demand for health care is rising due to an aging population that is putting […]

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Are Nurses The Modern-Day Slave?

In December, 11 members of an interventional radiology and cardiovascular team at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah were offered new jobs at Ascension NE-St. Elizabeth Campus in Appleton, Wisconsin.  In the group were 7 healthcare workers of which 4 were R.N.s and the others were radiology technicians.  They were offered new jobs with better salary and benefits.  [Click for Story] ThedaCare […]

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Did You Get A 5.9% Raise in 2021?

It is no surprise that if you have been to a gas station lately, the price for a gallon of gasoline has skyrocketed.  Of course, you noticed that your groceries are also costing more. According to the Social Security Administration, they gave all its recipients (70 million people) a record breaking 5.9% increase. When I look at employment records for […]

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Stress and Nursing

Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD, discusses the amount of stress that nurses are under and ways to relieve some of the stress in order to protect your nursing license. Lorie also talks about the importance of relieving stress and taking time for yourself so you can be there for your patients and not make mistakes. She also talks about different […]

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Top 10 Blogs of 2021

Each year at this special time, I get to write my favorite blog which is on The Top 10 Blogs of the year we just put behind us.  And 2021 was definitely one that we have been wanting to do away with for quite some time! What I think is so interesting is what YOU are interested in. NUMBER 10: […]

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It’s About The Patients

  This past summer, Medscape conducted a survey asking 10,700 LPNs, RNs, NPs, Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists about their career satisfaction. Despite the challenges that nurses have been through this past year, a third of RNs and LPNs said that the most rewarding aspect of their work was making a difference through their helping […]

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