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Hospitals are largely relying on new graduate registered nurses to fill open nursing positions, finds a new survey by Avant Healthcare Professionals, a staffing agency specializing in internationally educated RNs, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
Aug. 19, 2019 | Registration is now open!
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Each year, ANA\C presents a dynamic educational conference in Sacramento to open the world of politics and legislation to nurses in a friendly and easy-to-understand venue. The goal of this conference is to provide the tools nurses need to effectively participate in the legislative process and support the nursing agenda throughout the state of California. Strengthening the voice of nursing can and will protect and enhance the nursing profession as well as nursing's position in the political and regulatory arenas.
We are excited to share with you our first digital publication of the Nursing Voice! Click here to read.
We have a dynamic presence on social media! ANA\C's follower count on Facebook is growing, and we would like you to be a part of it. Check us out!
This year, ANA\C sent the largest delegation ever to represent you, the member, at the national policy and governance discussion. Topics discussed included changes in ANA Policy Statements regarding nurses in the media, vaccination policy, and human trafficking. The ANA MA also voted to adopt policy changes discussed at ANA MA 2018 re: end of life care and the role of a nurse in the dying process. Look for exciting articles from the ANA\C Members attending ANA MA 2019 in the Fall / Winter issue of The Nursing Voice!
Last week, CA was well represented at the annual ANA Hill Day 2019 in Washington DC! 18 nurses attended the morning briefing and later participated in a number of legislative meetings with US Representatives and US Senators or their legislative staff. Topics of discussion included reauthorization of Title VIII, the Home Health Care Act, and workplace violence legislation. Look for a full article in the Fall/Winter issue of The Nursing Voice!
Do you have experience in the treatment of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or mental health? BRN is actively recruiting dedicated individuals to become nurse support group facilitators. As a nurse support group facilitator, you can help fellow RNs return to safe nursing practice.
More information can be found at the Board’s website at www.rn.ca.gov or by contacting Intervention Program staff at 916-574-7692.
Friday, June 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Through a three-year cooperative project of the California Office of Traffic Safety, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses S. CA. Chapter, and SafetyBeltSafe The U.S.A., nearly 500 California RNs were educated to increase child passenger safety knowledge to enable nurses to provide education that meets California Vehicle Codes 27360-27368 and Health & Safety Codes 1204, 1212, 1268.
California healthcare facilities are in a unique national position. Our laws and health & safety codes (unlike any other state) provide requirements to act as guidelines to provide minimum but uniform standard delivery of CPS information and support in all hospitals, clinics, and birthing centers.
RNs, know these laws and codes; protect your practice, your institution, and your clients! Click here to register.
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ANA is launching six newsletters that will provide the important information you need to stay in the know. These newsletters will cover every step of your career, from the student preparing to step into the professional world and the educators that support them all the way up to the nurse leaders that continue to guide the industry.
Not only will these newsletters keep you up to date, but they are an opportunity to get access to special offers and discounts pertaining to the products and services offered by the ANA Enterprise.
The decision to pursue certification is an important step in your nursing career. You’re making the choice to invest in yourself and obtain the credentials that employers look for when hiring their nursing staff. Being prepared for the upcoming exam is a major part of earning the credentials you want and investing in certification prep tools is the way to go.
ANA Education & Resources offers a variety of study tools that fit your lifestyle. Review manuals, practice questions, and on-demand webinars are all available to help you prepare for your certification exam. Not only do these tools fit your schedule and lifestyle; they fit your budget, starting as low as $50.
The first step in earning your nursing certification is to be prepared for the exam. Take advantage of the tools offered by ANA Education & Resources today!
Start studying! Click here.
The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 is holding three regional meetings to hear from you. The committee is interested in your insights on how to advance the profession of nursing to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. Each meeting will feature panel discussions around a specific topic, followed by time for public comments.
We hope you can join us in person! Can’t attend? The events will be webcast and select online comments will be read aloud.
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We are proud to share that Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation has crossed the 100,000 participant mark!
Thank you for making this possible.
Your nurses could win big!
We are excited to launch a new contest for new HNHN participants. Please share the graphic and verbiage at the link below to help promote amongst potential participants.
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ is a free initiative that promotes healthy living.
Sign up and you could win an Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3!
Plus, get free health and wellness resources to boost your health goals.
Enter to win here.
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Earn CNE credit* by Attending NSO’s Complimentary Webinar.
NSO strives to provide you with risk management information to help your members reduce liability exposure and increase patient safety.
Can’t make it to the live webinar event? No problem! Register to receive an email notification when the archived recording is available.
When: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at SJSU is a 5 semester, 37 unit post-Master's practice doctorate program. Doctoral students explore a practice-related Quality Improvement or Evidence-based area of study for their DNP Project. The program includes curriculum in leadership, outcomes and evaluation and translation of evidence into practice.
June 27, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. EST | Webinar
Please join us for the report release webinar of the new National Academies report Guiding Cancer Control: A Path to Transformation. The webinar will include an overview of the report and discussion of the report’s findings, conclusions, recommendations, and key messages.
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June 26-28, 2019 | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 | Stanford, California USA
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This year, #NASHPCONF19 will feature sessions that explore how states are building systems of care to address a range of substance use disorders (SUD) and behavioral health needs. Sessions will highlight how states promote early identification and prevention, leverage a scarce healthcare workforce across settings, and look beyond acute care models to services and supports that address social factors affecting long-term recovery. Sessions include:
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- On the Rise: Emerging Dimensions of Suicide Prevention: 1:30-3 p.m. (CT) Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
- On Time Delivery: Optimizing Access to Care for Pregnant Women with SUD or Mental Health Conditions: 1:30-3 p.m. (CT) Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
- Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Diverse Populations: 10-11:30 a.m. (CT) Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
- Beyond the Quick Fix: Supporting and Sustaining Recovery Across the Life Span (Preconference): 8 a.m-4 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
Sept. 19 - 20, 2019 | Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 East Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802 | 562-437-5900
Join us as we explore ways to connect with the heart of nursing and patient care through inspired and insightful leadership. Reserve your place now for this highly-regarded leadership conference and learn from distinguished experts how to take nursing practice to new heights.
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Online Population Health Leadership DNP program training nurses to manage the health care needs of diverse populations and improve models of health care delivery. For nurses with a master’s degree (in any discipline). Complete in as little as 7 semesters. Apply Today to start classes this Fall 2019 and take the next step in your nursing career.
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Nov. 20-21, 2019 | Paris, France
According to WHO, of the 43.5 million health workers in the world, it is estimated that 20.7 million are nurses and midwives, yet 50% of WHO member states report less than three nursing and midwifery personnel per 1000 state individuals (and about 25% report to have less than 1 per 1000).
Seeing the importance of the demand for nursing and healthcare in education, research and profession, Research International aims to build a platform by organizing the “World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare," which is slated for Nov. 20-21, 2019, in Paris, France.
We are privileged to invite you to this prestigious event.
Click here for more information.
Early Bird Pricing Ends Sept. 3!
Oct. 17-18, 2019 | Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd | Festival Pavilion | San Francisco, CA 94109
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| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
The day has finally come, and you’re about to embark on your long-awaited journey as a nurse. You’re excited and nervous as ever. After all those years of school and then searching for a job, the moment has come at last: Day 1 as a nurse. As you pull up your compression socks in the morning and put on your freshly ironed scrub set, your stomach is filled with butterflies, your mind has a million question marks, and your hands are shaking from nervousness. How will you get through the first day?
The 2018-2019 flu season may not have been as severe as the one that came before it, but it set a record of its own, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say. It was the longest in a decade, lasting 21 weeks.
US Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing a bill to reduce the transmission of HIV by encouraging the use of PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, a drug that's more than 92 percent effective in preventing new infections. If it becomes law, PrEP would be free to most patients.
By Keith Carlson
Does your healthcare, medical, or nursing career result in psychic, mental, emotional, or spiritual compost that can be used to feed your career and help it come to complete fruition? When a gardener looks at compost, she doesn’t just see dirt, worms, and slimy rotting veggies. Rather, the gardener sees the potential of that compost to become new soil that can nourish her garden and continue the cycle of growth and blossoming. The same can be said of your healthcare career: you can consciously choose for your gains, losses, and stories to feed your career, provide inspiration, and continue to clarify your personal and professional mission.
Binghamton University via Medical Xpress
Nurse practitioners are more likely to conduct HIV screenings if they feel that their colleagues support routine screenings, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. This comes in advance of National HIV Testing Day, taking place June 27.
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A report that was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that U.S. travelers going to be Europe should be wary of the high number of measles cases that have been reported across the continent. The World Health Organization European Region reported more than 41,000 measles cases — 37 of which resulted in death. These numbers represent a record high of measles cases, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1990s.
About half of the 10 million antibiotic prescriptions written by doctors in emergency departments go to people with viral infections, which are unresponsive to antibiotics. But researchers say they have devised methods to pull back these unneeded prescriptions.
By Lisa Cole
Whether we work on the floor, in a cubicle or in the executive corner office, most of us in healthcare run, run, run all day long. And then, many of us press on and push ourselves at this pace into the wee hours, attending to household and childcare duties on our "second shift." How realistic, given that we're not robots, is it to continually go from "on" to more "on?" Remember that Dunkin’ Donuts ad, "Time to Make the Donuts?" How healthy is that? Healthcare providers, take heed! We need to take time to transition.
Before the summer of 2017, physicians at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey had only seen one case of the severe, occasionally flesh-eating, disease Vibrio vulnificus. Since then, they’ve seen five patients infected with the disease, and research suggests the cases are linked to a warming ocean. More cases are likely incoming.
While 79 percent of people worldwide "somewhat" or "strongly agree" that vaccines are safe, certain parts of the world have a concerning level of disbelief, particularly in parts of Europe, according to a large Gallup survey for charitable foundation Wellcome Trust.
Working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say.
Long hours were defined in the French study as more than 10 hours on at least 50 days per year.
People who did long hours for more than a decade were at the greatest risk of stroke, they suggest.
But the UK's Stroke Association said there were lots of things people could do to counteract the effects of long hours, like exercising and eating well.
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