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The U.S. Is Running Out of Nurses

The country has experienced nursing shortages for decades, but an aging population means the problem is about to get much worse.

Five years ago, my mother was rushed to the hospital for an aneurysm. For the next two weeks, my family and I sat huddled around her bed in the intensive-care unit, oscillating between panic, fear, uncertainty, and exhaustion.

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  NURSES’ RIGHTS: My Story, My FightFlorence Nightengale 2

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Posted by on in Leadership
Weber, Emily MS, RN, CPN, NEA-BC; Ward, Jacqueline MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Walsh, Terese
 
Does pondering whether you have a leadership pipeline for the future keep you up at night? Further, as you consider the future of healthcare, are you certain that your current leadership team is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to navigate the turbulent tides of healthcare reform? At Texas Children's Hospital, we wanted to be armed and ready for the charge. Our journey leveraged a strategic partnership between the nursing and human resources departments. The aim was to transform the existing nurse leadership model to align with our strategic priorities, support the changing healthcare landscape, and position the organization to produce high-quality outcomes. We embarked on a large scale nursing restructure and utilized key competencies in the job creation and interview process, nursing leadership education curriculum, and ongoing performance assessments for the foundation of a robust talent strategy and development of a succession plan.
 
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      Daniel-Zwerdling  NPR, Special Series, Injured Nurses

      Updated February 25, 20155:09 PM ET

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    I don’t know who agreed to give the Board of Nursing (BON) the authority to use their own tribunal to prosecute bedside nurses. I
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Posted by on in Work Culture

Filtering through the piles of stories shared by nurses on social media, it is not difficult to conclude that there is something unsettling about the culture of the nursing profession. Drawn to the concept of caring, many nurses will describe for you a passion for service; caring for the sick, injured, and underserved. When asked, many nurses share their desires to work as healthcare professionals in hopes of comforting those who suffer, administering life-saving services, helping others, and changing lives.

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Nurse advocacy is an ethic of practice in which nurses support other nurses to promote the wellbeing of both individuals. To uphold the practice standards and scope of practice which govern nurses' licenses, nurses need the freedom and autonomy to practice as healthcare professionals. Nurses should not be placed in positions that restrict their ability to practice according to licensing standards and their professional oath because of fear of retribution.

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