The number of public health nurses in Maine has decreased due to funding cuts, even though the program is credited with significant achievements. A recent state law required the state to fill 48 positions by March 1, but as of February only nine had been filled and the state partnered with the University of Maine System and the Maine Nursing Action Coalition to push the process forward.
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Rock Island, Ill., recruits at the high school and college levels to encourage more students to enter nursing. Chancellor Tracy Poelvoorde said most nursing students have jobs before they graduate but Genesis Health System and UnityPoint Health Trinity in the Quad Cities have trouble hiring enough nurses to meet demand.
The University of Maryland has been given $10 million from Bill and Joanne Conway's Bedford Falls Foundation for nursing scholarships. The money will help almost 350 students over five years in an effort to reduce the state's shortage of nurses.
A Black Book survey of about 15,000 registered nurses in 40 states found 80% of those looking for a job said a hospital's EHR system reputation was one of the top three factors they consider in choosing a place to work. The survey found 85% of nurses said being competent using at least one EHR was a good job skill for RNs, and 65% said nurses who were skilled in multiple systems were superior job candidates.
Postpartum nurses are chiefly responsible for the provision of breastfeeding support during the maternity hospitalization. Authors in JOGNN describe the experiences of postpartum nurses when feeding their own infants and explore how these experiences influence the breastfeeding support they provide to new mothers. Read the abstract in JOGNN.
A new nursing career path has nurses working with architects, engineers and construction managers on the renovation and construction of health care facilities. ANA directs nurses interested in working as design consultants to the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design.
Nurse practitioners saw nearly 30% compensation growth over the past five years, according to a Medical Group Management Association survey. The increase was greater than that for primary care physicians, specialty physicians and physician assistants.
Have you considered registering for a pre-convention workshop at the 2018 AWHONN Annual Convention? These workshops allow for deeper more in-depth discussion of selected topics. Pre-convention workshops offer 3.75 CNE contact hours and are on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the official convention opening. View the full list of workshops.
AWHONN's Save Your Life magnet alerts women to signs of potential life-threatening complications that could occur after childbirth. Clinicians now have the ability to purchase Save Your Life magnets and downloadable Save Your Life magnet templates for the use within their hospital and to give to discharged new mothers. Currently, all products are only available in English. Find purchasing information.