1. 70% of Nurses Report Burnout in Current Position

    The number of nursing jobs increased by 6 percent from 2012 to 2016 and is expected to increase an additional 7 percent from 3.6 million positions in 2017 to 3.9 million positions in 2021, according to a market analysis conducted by CareerBuilder. A survey involving more than 3,000 private sector …Read More

  2. Night-shift Workers at Risk

    Research has proven that smoking, a poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight/obese increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to an article in BMJ, shift work also increases risk. The researchers analyzed data from more than 143,000 U.S. women who did not have type 2 diabetes, heart disease…Read More

  3. Healthy Diets Reduce Asthma Symptoms

    A healthy diet including more fruits and vegetables may help reduce asthma symptoms and gain better control of conditions, according to new findings published in the European Respiratory Journal. Although research has established diet as a factor in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, …Read More

  4. Bullying Stops NOW!

    In the timeless Disney movie, Bambi, Thumper gives great advice. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Wouldn’t the world and our work environments be better places if we all heeded the wisdom of that wise little rabbit? I tried to ignore the problem of lateral viol…Read More

  5. Wellness Programs Need Changes to Satisfy Employees

    Over half of employers believe their wellness programming is effective for improving health and reducing spending, but only a third of their employees think the same. According to a new Willis Watson Towers survey, about 65% of employees said that improving their health is a personal priority, whil…Read More

  6. To Attract New Hires, Create Volunteer Opportunities

    The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at a 17-year low, which is good news for American workers. Companies that want to add high-quality employees to their ranks are finding it hard to attract new talent. Offering a competitive salary and generous bonus programs are not enough. Candidates want time a…Read More

  7. How to Produce More Nurses Faster

    There is tremendous demand from students who want to enter nursing programs, yet last year 56,000 qualified applicants were turned away. So nursing programs are thinking out of the box, creating ways to accommodate more students. West Virginia University's School of Nursing is expanding their progra…Read More

  8. 56,000 Qualified Applicants Turned Away from Nursing Schools

    There's an acute nursing shortage in the United States. Experienced nurses are retiring at a rapid clip, and there aren't enough new nursing graduates to replenish the workforce, yet nursing schools are turning away thousands of qualified applicants.   There are currently about three million nu…Read More

  9. Hospitals and Colleges Partner to Ease Nursing Shortage

    In efforts to recruit and retain nurses, hospitals are partnering with local colleges to provide hands-on training to nursing students and creating internal pools to fill temporary vacancies without using contract labor. While these affiliations come with added cost, they also increase the likelihoo…Read More