1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Nursing Workforce to Grow 36%. Is that Enough?

    The average age of the nursing workforce in 2005 was 44, spurring widespread predictions of a nursing shortage as baby boomers retired. Now millennials are entering the profession in record numbers. Experts attribute their embrace of nursing to several factors. The profession offers stable lifetime …Read More

  4. Wellness Programs Increase Productivity

    Wellness programs can increase companies' productivity, suggests a new study titled "Doing well by making well: The impact of corporate wellness programs on employee productivity." Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University in St. Louis found wellness…Read More

  5. How to Reduce Physician Burnout

    Along with nurses, physician burnout is a growing problem. The Mayo Clinic offers these nine inexpensive strategies to improve physician engagement and reduce burnout: Admit there is a problem and then assess it. Identify physician leaders: Look for physicians who have the ability to listen, engag…Read More

  6. Stop Nurse Bullying

    There is a despicable phrase about our profession that I refuse to say or write, but it is in regard to the idea that we consume our offspring. I won’t speak or write it because it must stop. Now.   Nurse bullying continues to be a problem in hospitals and healthcare organizations. Nursing is…Read More

  7. “Give Me a Break!”

    “Burnout.” That is the main reason most nurses are leaving the profession. One important factor in reducing burnout is making sure nurses take breaks. Many are working 12, 14, or 16-hour shifts and they need time to rest, time to recharge and renew. Break rooms must be available on every unit, a…Read More

  8. Creating Healthy Work Environments

    There are nearly 3 million registered nurses in the U.S. Most of them, 61%, work in a hospital setting. Creating a healthy work environment for them should be a top priority for employers. Some of the biggest issues in nursing today — recruitment, retention, burnout and bullying — can be address…Read More

  9. Top 3 Reasons Nurses Love Their Jobs

    In a poll of nurses, 95 percent of those polled told us that they love their job and their line of work. That’s an inspiring number, and it begs the question: Why do nurses love their jobs? What is the best part of nursing? Well, nurses responded, citing that their relationships with their patient…Read More

  10. Caring for Your Health and Your Heart

    For women, heart disease is a more common threat than cancer. One in three women live with a cardiac condition, although many of those women don’t know it! That’s why it’s so important for women to be cognizant of their heart health. Let’s discuss heart health, cardiac problems, and strategi…Read More