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Trust in nurses
Nurse.com
The trust patients always have placed in their nurses to help them get through the toughest moments in their lives has moved to the front-and-center of hospital culture with recent changes in reimbursement equations to incorporate patient satisfaction. That vital nurse-patient relationship can directly affect a facility’s financial health.
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MARN Fall Conference
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
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Navigating Your Nursing Career - National and Statewide Implications of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Report on the Future Of Nursing
The purpose of this conference is to provide participants with information to guide personal and professional decision-making regarding educational preparation that will support ongoing clinical competency and promote nursing career development.
Join us and a panel of experts to learn more about.....
  • Key points contained within The IOM Report and how this will affect YOUR practice and nursing career.
  • Innovative academic options for educational preparation and career enhancement.
  • Competencies that nurses will need to meet future practice requirements and challenges across all roles and settings.
  • Current work and future direction of the Massachusetts Action Coalition toward statewide implementation of the IOM Report.

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MARN Career Center
Check Out Great New Career Opportunities at the MARNCareerCenter here
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MARN 2013 Membership Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete our member survey so that we can better meet your member needs! Complete the survey and be entered into a drawing. We appreciate your time and your input!
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  JBI Evidence-Based Practice Resources - exclusively on Ovid!

Advance healthcare using content and tools from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a global leader in evidence-based practice, only on Ovid. Search evidence in any specialty including systematic reviews, recommended practices, evidence summaries, patient handouts and more. Then use JBI's unique tools to get evidence into practice.
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Funding opportunity announcement: Veterans to nurses and physician assistants program
The purpose of the Veterans to Nurses and Physician Assistants Workforce Program is to identify, develop, disseminate, and analyze educational pathways, or career ladder programs, that build upon veterans’ military training and experience and provide a series of educational opportunities required for civilian nursing and physician assistant careers. Applications must address educational pathways for veterans into nurse and/or nurse practitioner and physician assistant education. This has been published to Grants.gov. The application due date is Aug. 26, 2013.

Click here to find out more.
Click here to apply.

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  Degree & Certification Programs for Nurses

Rowan University offers programs in healthcare designed to accommodate your busy schedule including:

Combination Online & Face-to-face Classes
B.S. in Nursing for registered nurses
School Nursing Certification
M.S. in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader
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M.A. in Wellness and Lifestyle Management
Ed. D. in Educational Leadership: Nurse Educator track

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Apply now: Nursing administration: Scope and standards of practice revision workgroup
The American Nurses Association is issuing a Call for Applications for both a Nursing Administration Workgroup and a Nursing Administration Advisory Workgroup to undertake the review and revision of the 2009 Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice. The Workgroup will meet two times per month via two-hour conference calls and via e-mail starting in October 2013. The Advisory Workgroup will dialogue via email and may also need to participate in one or two conference calls in 2014. For planning purposes, this work effort and required personal commitment are projected to last 9-12 months.
ANA is seeking nurse administrators from diverse practice settings with the following levels of oversight or sphere of influence:
  • Organization-wide authority
  • Unit-based or service-line-based authority
  • Program-focused authority
  • Project or specific task-based authority
Click here to submit your electronic application. Electronic applications for the Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice Revision Workgroup will be accepted through Aug. 26, 2013.
All applicants will be accepted for either Workgroup or Advisory Workgroup positions. Notification via e-mail will occur by mid-September 2013. All registered nurse applicants must be either an ANA member OR a member of one of ANA’s Premier Organizational Affiliates [Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) or the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)].
For Workgroup Questions email: professionalissuespanels@ana.org

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Discharge calls help nurses affect readmission rates, patient satisfaction
Nurse.com
When nurses call patients after discharge to make sure they understand and have followed through with medication, appointments and therapies, many hospitals across the country are discovering that readmission rates drop and patient satisfaction rises.
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Medical mystery continues to stump doctors
By Jessica Taylor
From the NICU to the National Institutes of Health, Ethan Hamilton has seen it all. The 4-year-old has been through countless hospital visits and procedures all to figure out what's going on inside his little body. Despite all of the medical advancements and technology on hand today, a case like Ethan's can still throw doctors and hospitals for a loop. In the last 50 years, research has come up with the answers to so many medical mysteries, but these rare cases still pop up, leaving those in the healthcare field baffled.
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Electronic medical records important for nurses
The Boston Globe
Dialysis patients at Boston Medical Center were exposed to hepatitis B in March because nurses lacked access to computerized medical records that would have told them one patient was infected, a state health department investigation concluded. Because the nurses were unaware of that patient’s infection, they failed to properly clean dialysis machines before using them on 13 other patients over a two-week period.
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Overworked nurses cause serious errors
Health24
Overcrowded hospitals and an overworked nursing staff is the cause of low productivity and an increase in the risk of serious errors in our hospitals. This is according to Prof Magda Mulder, Head of the School of Nursing at the University of the Free State (UFS).
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Most ward nurses say time pressures force them to 'ration' care
Medical Xpress
Most ward nurses say they are forced to ration care, and not do or complete certain aspects of it—including adequate monitoring of patients—because they don't have enough time, indicates research published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. The lower the nurse headcount, the greater the risk, the study shows, prompting the researchers to suggest that hospitals could use episodes of missed care as an early warning sign that nurse staffing levels are too low to provide safe, high quality care.
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Nurses use Internet campaign to build support for workload cap
Fierce Healthcare
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is turning to Facebook today and launching an Internet advertising campaign in September to build support for a proposed November 2014 ballot question that would cap nurses' workload in acute care hospitals, The Boston Globe reports. Supporters must gather 70,000 signatures from registered voters by this November, according to the Globe...

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Affordable Care Act impacting nursing
WIBC-TV
University of Indianapolis Associate Professor of Nursing Corinne Wheeler says the Affordable Care Act will ultimately benefit nursing as a profession by creating greater access to medical care. However, Wheeler says many healthcare organizations are currently unsure about...

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Marathon nurse tells of devastation beyond anything she'd seen
USA Today
Alix Coletta graduated from nursing school less than a year ago. She had never seen the horrible sights she was about to see when the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon.

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Nurse sues for wrongful termination over botched kidney transplant
Fox News
A veteran nurse present during a botched kidney transplant at an Ohio hospital last summer has sued for wrongful termination. The lawsuit filed in Columbus seeks $25,000 for Melanie Lemay, a nurse suspended then fired after a different nurse accidentally threw away a viable kidney as medical waste during the procedure last August.
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ICD-10: Time to panic a little?
Government Health IT (opinion)
We are about 14 months away from the ICD-10 implementation deadline. Surveys report that healthcare providers are in various states of readiness. QualiTest Group surveyed more than 300 professionals about their ICD-10 testing plans.
The two major findings are:
  • Most respondents have either completed ICD-10 assessments or are in the process of assessments.
  • 75 percent of respondents have not yet begun ICD-10 testing.

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The economics of nursing
Nurse.com
Since the federal budget sequester became a reality on April 1, there has not been an immediate effect on nursing and healthcare organizations. No hospitals or long-term care facilities reported nursing layoffs directly related to the cuts, according to state and national industry organizations.
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Can plagiarism detection tools catch EHR upcoding?
Government Health IT
Software that verifies the originality of written work is de rigueur in academic settings. Upon submission of a document, the tool quickly identifies original author, date, and color-codes portions of the submitted electronic document. Conceptually, the same software that detects when students submit a cut-and-paste class paper could also detect “cloning” within an individual’s electronic health record.
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