1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Nursing Shortage to Squeeze Hospital Margins

    Hospitals will continue to feel financial constraints from the ongoing nursing shortage for the next three to four years, according to a new report. Labor comprises more than half of most hospitals' operating revenue, and that share will continue to rise as turnover among nurses remains high and n…Read More

  4. The Nurse Shortage and Distribution Problem

    We are not just facing a nurse shortage issue. We are also facing a nurse distribution problem. There are numerous states who are experiencing this shortage to a much greater extent than others, but there are things we CAN do to help alleviate this shortage and distribution problem. Visit us at Sel…Read More

  5. National Public Health Week

      April 2-8th   is National Public Health Week so this is a perfect time to recognize the life-saving work of our public health nurses.  These devoted men and women impact the health and well-being of their communities and our world. Public Health Nurses comprise the largest segment of th…Read More

  6. 60,000 Nurses Exit the Workforce Every Year

    The 2017 AMN Healthcare survey of 3,347 nurses shows that 27% of the nurses who say they are planning to retire intend to do so in less than a year. In 2015, only 16% of nurses reported they planned to retire in less than a year. Approximately 60,000 baby boomer RNs have exited the workforce each …Read More

  7. Rate of Millennial RNs Doubles

    Millennials are becoming registered nurses at nearly twice the rate of baby boomers, but that still won’t necessarily prevent a nursing shortage as boomers retire, a new analysis in Health Affairs reports. The number of young RNs nearly doubled to 834,000 in 2015, after dropping to 440,000 in 200…Read More

  8. What Do Millennials Really Want?

    Within a few years Millennials will make up a majority of the workforce, and that percentage will continue to grow for at least another decade. Though many have not yet entered the workforce, Millennials have eclipsed Baby Boomers in numbers, according to the Pew Research Center. As of 2015, there w…Read More

  9. Quadruple Aim Demands SelfCare for HealthCare Workers

    The movement to add a fourth component to the healthcare industry's ideal of the Triple Aim is gaining steam. In its current form, the Triple Aim - better care, better health and lower costs - fails to acknowledge workers' critical role in transforming healthcare, Rishi Sikka, of Advocate Health Car…Read More

  10. Walking Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

    Walking at moderate intensity may lower the risk of heart disease. "We know walking is an excellent form of exercise, but research has been mixed on how successful a walking program can be in changing biological markers such as cholesterol, weight, blood pressure," said Pamela Stewart Fahs, an assoc…Read More