Nursing specialties to increase faster than other jobs | Ill. nurse shortage poses challenge for schools | University, tech schools partner for nursing degree program
December 7, 2018
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Nursing specialties to increase faster than other jobs
Nurse midwife, neonatal nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist and nurse educator are five fast-growing nursing specialties for 2019. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts these nursing specialties will increase faster, on average, than other jobs.
Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)/TheJobNetwork (11/30) 
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Ill. nurse shortage poses challenge for schools
Some Illinois schools say the state's shortage of nurses makes it difficult to fill school nurse positions. Jayme Tierney, a nurse at Sherman Elementary School in Springfield, said pay is an issue, but transitioning from hospital work to a school made sense as she and her children got older.
WICS (Springfield, Ill.) (11/29) 
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Rewarding Career in Midwifery at Jefferson
If you're thinking of a career in midwifery, where you can have a direct impact on maternity and women's health care while reducing health disparities, consider Jefferson's MS in Midwifery, or Post-Graduate Certificate in Midwifery. Let Jefferson lead the way. Learn more here.
Education & Training
University, tech schools partner for nursing degree program
A partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and three technical colleges is aimed at creating an easier and more affordable way for students to earn an associate degree and a bachelor's degree in nursing in four years. The university's Rebecca Sommer says the area struggles to find enough nurses, including those with a bachelor's degree.
Stevens Point Journal (Wis.) (11/28) 
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W.Va. nursing school finds creative way to recruit faculty
The West Virginia University School of Nursing is trying to recruit more nursing school faculty by helping them earn salaries similar to their clinical counterparts. Faculty often earn less than clinical nurses, but registered nurse Tara Hulsey, VP of Health Promotion and Wellness, said the school is partnering with hospitals so that faculty nurses also work in clinical settings as part of their appointments.
WVNews (Clarksburg, W.Va.) (12/3) 
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AWHONN Spotlight
Pilot tobacco treatment intervention for women in residential treatment for substance use disorder
Tailored tobacco treatment interventions are needed for women with substance use disorder, specifically women of childbearing age, because they are a particularly vulnerable group. Researchers found that Get Fit and Quit is a promising tailored tobacco treatment intervention for women of childbearing age with substance use disorder. Read the abstract in JOGNN.
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Survey: 64% of nurses say ageism is factor in job opportunities
A Medscape poll found 64% of nurses said they believed ageism was a factor in being passed over for a job opportunity, compared with 44% of physicians. Survey respondents said ageism was seen most often in the mid-50s to mid-60s.
Medscape (free registration) (12/3) 
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Nurse works at hospital where she was treated for childhood cancer
Jennifer Toth was treated for cancer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when she was a child, and now the 26-year-old works there as a nurse. She is attending the University of Pennsylvania to obtain her credentials to become a nurse practitioner.
Fox News (12/3) 
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Free webinar: Neonatal Skin Care: State of the science and ongoing challenges
Learn ways to improve and maintain neonatal skin integrity for both healthy and high-risk neonates with a focus on the prevention and treatment of diaper dermatitis, the identification and treatment of neonatal skin breakdown, as well as the use of emollients for the prevention of atopic dermatitis. This webinar is free for AWHONN members and nonmembers, offering 1.25 CNE hours (available through Dec. 31, 2021). This is a revised webinar based on the revised 4th edition of the Neonatal Skin Care Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline. Support for this webinar was provided through an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Access this webinar through AWHONN's Online Learning Center.
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