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|August 20, 2019 ||
Are you experiencing a nursing shortage at your organization? Are you flush with job candidates, or is it a struggle to fill open nursing positions? Are new graduates beating down the door while experienced nurses become harder and harder to come by? "We certainly have seen a lot of news over the past couple of years about the potential for nursing shortages, and concerns — particularly from hospitals [and] across [all] settings — about there being a nursing crisis or difficulty in recruiting staff," said Joanne Spetz, PhD, professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, during the June webinar Nursing Demand and Supply in California: Current State and Strategies for the Future, hosted by UCSF.
Yet, despite this widespread concern, some nurse workforce forecasts do not seem to support this fear.
Yesterday ANA\C hosted a second RN Day at the Capitol 2019. We welcomed almost 100 nurses and nursing student from all regions in California at this event — totaling almost 320 ANA\C nurses at the State Capitol in 2019! We discussed issues relevant not only to nursing and healthcare but also to social determinants of health, such as gun safety, environment, mental health, homelessness, poverty, and the roles nurses can and should play. Fantastic speakers included Roxanne Gould, ANA\C Lobbyist; Thelma Harris, Chief Legislation Officer at BRN; BJ Bartleson, VP of Nursing Services at CHA; and our own Executive Director. Our thanks go to the ANA\C Board of Directors for their leadership, vision, time and dedication to this organization.
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ANA\California encourages members to submit articles and editorials to be published in The Nursing Voice, our quarterly digital magazine. The ANA\C Editorial Task Force oversees the content of each issue and decides, based on availability and appropriateness of the material, what will be included and when. ANA\C members are always given first consideration for publication. We welcome submissions of articles of max. 1,000 words and editorials/updates up to 300-500 words in Microsoft Word, double spaced. ANA\C Editorial Task Force will accept larger narratives if space permits. For more information, please email email@example.com. Thank you for making The Nursing Voice a dynamic publication for professional nursing in California.
The California Board of Registered Nursing’s magazine has the latest news regarding nursing education and practice, enforcement, regulations and so much more! Read it here.
In support of leadership excellence and lifelong learning, ACNL sponsors academic scholarships annually for our members.
ACNL will be awarding three $5,000 scholarships and one $7,500 scholarship this year!
To further support ACNL members advancing their education, our longtime partners will award two additional scholarships:
Alpha Consulting Group will award their $2,000 scholarship.
Catalyst Systems will award the $4,000 Barbara Brantley Scholarship.
Don't miss this outstanding opportunity! Apply for an ACNL scholarship!
Online ACNL Scholarship Application
Application Deadline Extended: Aug. 23, 2019
The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) was awarded a federal grant in the amount of $2,462,647 over four years from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop an innovative academic-practice partnership that prepares Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students for practice with rural and medically underserved populations.
More information here.
ACNL's Awards Program recognizes the outstanding contributions of nurse leaders in several areas of excellence in leadership and professional nursing practice.
Recognize a nurse leader who is serving our profession with distinction!
- Best Practice Award Categories
- Professional Education
- Clinical Practice
- Innovation and Technology in Professional Nursing
- Recruitment/Retention and Outreach
- Excellence in Nursing Research
- Chapter Excellence
- Outstanding Emerging Nurse Leader
- Contribution as a Humanitarian
- Awards for Support of Professional Nursing
- Friend of Nursing
- Contribution to ACNL
Nominate a colleague today!
Online Nomination Application
Application Deadline Extended: Aug. 26, 2019
ACNL membership is not required to apply.
Click here to register.
Marina Del Rey
El Dorado Hills
Desiree Jayne Leal
Jung (Joy) Park
Lourdes Samantha Valencia
Silver Spring, MD | Sept. 23-24
Discuss the how-tos of innovation in nursing: how to take ideas to market, how to foster a culture and infrastructure of innovation, and how to gather insight into needs.
Sign up to save $75 on registration using promo code Innovate10. This unique workshop will give you, and your team, the creative confidence to deliver impactful change and support the innovation process.
- Cue up challenge segment — Problem Definition and Goal Statement: Replicate, Improve or Innovate
- Empathy and Journey Mapping
- Framing the Problem — Laddering
- Problem Framing vs. Assuming Solutions Research
- Micro-climate Research
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| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
The recorded videos from the Seattle Town Hall on High Tech to High Touch, the Chicago Town Hall on Education, Research, and Practice and the Philadelphia Town Hall on Payment and Care for Complex Health and Social Needs are all now available on our event page.
Presentations from the speakers of the meeting are also located on the event page at https://nam.edu/event/future-of-nursing-2030-seattle-town-hall/.
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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Sept. 25-27, 2019
The Institute is a unique advanced program featuring highly interactive, small-group focus with individual consultations. It is designed to build skills in the most challenging steps of the evidence-based practice process and in creating an organizational infrastructure to support evidence-based healthcare. Participants will be able to implement, evaluate, and sustain EBP changes in complex health care systems.
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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.
Date: September 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Cooper Auditorium/Platt Conference Center, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Keynote Speaker: C&C President Barbara Coombs Lee
Course highlights include:
For more info and to register: https://cme.cityofhope.org/eventinfo_10945.html
- Having Difficult Conversations
- Role of Hospice
- Cultural Perspectives at End of Life
- CA End of Life Option Act (CA EOLOA)
- Role of Advanced Directives
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
Click here to register.
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Oncology Nursing News
Workplace violence against nurses has significantly increased in the past decade or so, with some studies suggesting a 110 percent spike in the rate of violent injuries against healthcare workers in the last 10 years. Even though workplace violence is still underreported in the healthcare setting, laws are starting to be enacted, and nurses are taking to social media to bring light to the issue.
The Washington Post via Science Alert
State and federal health officials are investigating almost 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping and e-cigarette use in 14 states, many of them involving teens and young adults. A large number of those stricken ill have been hospitalized, with some in intensive care and on ventilators.
A team of researchers from the Scripps Research Institute and the University of Kansas has found a protein that could one day be manipulated to make it safer for pain sufferers to use opioids. In their paper, published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of intentional mutations in nematodes and what they learned.
By Keith Carlson
Within the healthcare industry, there are endless choices when it comes to carving out the career path that's right for you. Whether in medicine, nursing, leadership, or elsewhere, the world can indeed be your oyster if you play your cards right, network assiduously, make good choices, follow your values, and honor your intuition. We can, of course, encounter option paralysis when faced with too many alternatives; however, with a burgeoning healthcare industry facing an increasingly aging and diversifying population, the avenues for career success and satisfaction are legion. So, are you playing in the right career sandbox?
Pediatrics via Healio
In a new policy statement, the AAP provided guidance for pediatricians and local organizations to improve care for immigrant children and their families through practice-level changes and advocacy efforts.
According to Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP, lead author of the policy statement and co-chair of the AAP Immigrant Health Special Interest Group, and colleagues, one in four children in the United States is either born outside the country or has at least one foreign-born parent.
“Like all children, when children in immigrant families are healthy, happy and empowered to help others, they enrich and enliven our communities,” Linton said in a news release. “Children’s strengths are most evident when they are able to be as healthy as possible, and pediatricians are able and willing to help make that happen.”
Predicting the next influenza pandemic is an ongoing task, carried out by researchers around the globe.
Some of the most valuable data, though, comes from a place that may seem a bit unexpected: the pigs at county fairs.
For the past decade, researchers from Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have used fair season to travel to local fairs and take swabs from the noses of swine.
This ongoing project was instituted after the 2009 flu pandemic that hospitalized more than a quarter million people in the United States, killing 12,000.
Medical News Today
People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia if they receive too much glucose lowering therapy. New research now warns that many people with diabetes face that risk.
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By Scott E. Rupp
Patient health record breaches are on a big rise this year, doubling last year's figures. About 32 million patient records have already been breached during the first half of 2019, twice as many as the total for all of 2018, according to the 2019 Mid-Year Breach Barometer Report from IT security firm Protenus. Current numbers for the first half of the year also point to the fact that there were 285 total breaches reported between January and June. Surprisingly and shockingly, since 2016, not a day has gone by without a breach.
Institute for Research in Biomedicine via Medical Xpress
An understanding of the molecular basis of differences in the incidence and survival of cancer between men and women may allow the discovery of specific and more effective treatments.
The study, published in Science Advances, compares the brain tumors of male and female flies at the molecular level and identifies proteins responsible for the different degree of aggressiveness.
A study published in the journal PLOS ONE is just the latest to document that an immersive, virtual reality experience can be an effective strategy for reducing pain.
VR "changes the way we perceive the pain," explains study author Brennan Spiegel, a physician and the director of Cedars-Sinai Health Services Research in Los Angeles.
The research was done in a hospital where participants were undergoing treatment for various conditions; some were experiencing pain linked to cancer and others had orthopedic pain.
American Heart Association via ScienceDaily
People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. Previous observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30 percent of the general population, and an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. These observational studies were unable to determine whether insomnia is a cause, or if it is just associated with them, explained Susanna Larsson, Ph.D., lead study author and associate professor of cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.
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