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March 21, 2017
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RN: Nontraditional nursing jobs are increasing
Most nurses work in a hospital and most new nurses begin their career in an inpatient setting, but the nonhospital or nontraditional nursing sector is increasing, writes registered nurse Susan Lowey. Growth in nonhospital nursing over the next decade is estimated at 43% in home health, 40% in ambulatory care and 24% in long-term care.
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Ind. sees big demand, job growth for nurses
The most in-demand position in Indiana is registered nurse, according to state data, with a predicted annual growth rate of 17.69%. Numbers of advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and certified nurse midwives, also are increasing, driven in part by shortages of physicians.
The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster) (3/19),  Indianapolis Business Journal (free registration) (3/18) 
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RN: Nurse certification is important to quality care
Professional certifications in nursing indicate nurses have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide quality care, said registered nurse Karen Kesten, an associate professor at George Washington University School of Nursing and board chair of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation. "Nurses who are certified feel more confident that the care they are delivering is based on the most up-to-date evidence," Kesten said.
Minority Nurse online (3/19) 
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Nurses hold top leadership spots in Dayton, Ohio, hospitals
IRS data show nurses and physicians with management skills in the Dayton, Ohio, area hold some of the top leadership positions and earn some of the highest pay at hospitals and health systems. Phil Parker, a member of Kettering Medical Center's compensation committee, said people with clinical experience are sought for leadership positions because they have a good understanding of providing quality care and managing other goals.
Dayton Daily News (Ohio) (3/18) 
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Mich.'s Sparrow Health to hire more nurses
Michigan-based Sparrow Health System said it will hire 270 staff members, most of them in nursing, and it encourages college seniors to consider health care fields. Sparrow in 2016 hired 150 new nursing school graduates and 130 experienced registered nurses, attending 70 college campus recruiting events.
The Lansing State Journal (Mich.) (tiered subscription model) (3/14) 
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Iowa hospitals hiring as colleges step up recruitment efforts
Iowa hospitals are hiring nurses but cannot find enough applicants to fill open positions, while colleges are stepping up recruitment efforts to help stem shortages. Kaplan University does outreach to teens to get them interested in health care professions.
WHO-TV (Des Moines, Iowa) (3/14) 
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