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Houston Chronicle features Nurse.com salary report in gender pay gap article – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Houston Chronicle features Nurse.com salary report in gender pay gap article – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The Houston Chronicle recently took special notice of Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning’s 2018 Nursing Salary Research Report and, in particular, the gender pay gap on which the report cast a glaring light.

The newspaper’s July 13 article, “Male and female nurses doing the same job. Guess who makes more?” by Jenny Deam, stated, “A new national nursing salary study contends that even in an industry that women have predominated for generations, male nurses earn more — sometimes significantly more — than their female colleagues for doing the same job.”

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How to manage a difficult boss without losing your cool – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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How to manage a difficult boss without losing your cool – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Sally thought she was taking a career-altering job. Little did she know that this was true — but not in the way she had hoped.

Even on the first day, it seemed as though someone else had slipped into the body of the person who hired her. The energizing, “I-know-you-are-just-what-this-hospital-needs” boss, whose helpful guidance about navigating the traditional organizational landscape she entered had become a hyper-micromanager, criticizing and second-guessing her every decision — a steadfast annoyance pushing her to fit in with the old guard.

Sally was hired as a change agent, but it was evident the people in the nursing department did not want change and that her boss, the chief nursing officer who hired her to initiate a new day, didn’t seem to want it either.

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How can you tell if your baby is head down? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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How can you tell if your baby is head down? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Baby dropping is when a baby’s head moves lower down into the pelvis ready for labor. It usually happens towards the end of the third trimester of pregnancy.

Also called lightening, baby dropping is a sign that a baby is nearly ready to be born. Before dropping, the baby may rotate, so the back of its head is toward the front of the tummy, head facing down. Then, the baby may drop down into the pelvis.

When the baby has settled in the pelvis, doctors describe it as engaged. This means it is ready for birth.

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American Academy of Nursing and American Nurses Association Statement on U.S. Opposition to World Health Assembly Resolution on Breastfeeding – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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American Academy of Nursing and American Nurses Association Statement on U.S. Opposition to World Health Assembly Resolution on Breastfeeding – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) decry the attempt by the United States Delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) to use strong-arm tactics to undermine global efforts supporting and promoting breastfeeding.

Human milk is inarguably a life-saving medical intervention. As reported in a 2016 study published by The Lancet, breastfeeding could save the lives of 823,000 children and 20,000 mothers each year. Human milk and breastfeeding are critical for infant and child health, as well as for the health of mothers. Professional organizations worldwide recommend exclusive human milk/breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding for the first year and beyond.

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Discover what counts toward your nurse salary – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Discover what counts toward your nurse salary – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

No matter what your profession is, earning enough money to be comfortable, cover the bills and maybe afford a few extras is always a plus. For nurses, salary can vary depending on where they live, the size of their organizations and other factors.

In Your Nurse Salary Guide, a digital edition by Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning, we present substantive information on what nurses can expect to make and what matters to nurses when it comes to compensation.

Don’t miss our exclusive coverage of important topics such as the results of our recent Nurse.com nurse salary survey showing just how high salary ranked in terms of job satisfaction.

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Nurse’s New York Times column a rare nurse voice in mainstream media – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurse’s New York Times column a rare nurse voice in mainstream media – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

A few months ago, an op-ed in The New York Times described how the abundance of errors in hospice patients’ medication lists puts them at risk. What may make this piece stand out for nurses is the first line: “I am a hospice nurse.”

By bringing her nursing expertise to a larger discussion about medication errors among hospice patients, Theresa Brown, PhD, RN, offers the rarely heard perspective of a front-line health professional caring for patients at the end of life.

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Apply for DAISY Foundation grants today! – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Apply for DAISY Foundation grants today! – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Nurses looking to take their autoimmune disease and cancer treatment research to the next level have an opportunity to fund those efforts through DAISY Foundation grants. Nurses can apply through Sept. 5.

The foundation is offering two types of funding as part of the J. Patrick Barnes Grant program, according to a recent DAISY news release. These include research grants of up to $5,000 for studies involving clinical research that directly benefits patients and/or their families and evidence-based practice grants of up to $2,000 that use patient-focused data to study and develop improved nursing practices, the news release said.

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Nurses can make mainstream media take notice – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurses can make mainstream media take notice – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

I use Twitter frequently to broadcast nursing news, ranging from news about state legislators removing barriers to practice for nurse practitioners to highlights from commencement addresses I give. Oftentimes, I’ll single out nurses for their research findings or acts of compassion.

My hashtags range from #nurse to #gonursing most of the time. Occasionally I’ll use #CultureofHealth.

What I didn’t realize is that by using those hashtags, I have been mainly communicating to other nurses and missing an opportunity to reach a broader healthcare audience, through the mainstream media, including journalists.

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You have just become a nurse leader. Now what? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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You have just become a nurse leader. Now what? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Imagine you have just been promoted to your first nurse leader role. You completed orientation and you are finishing up a good mentorship program.

Your first day in the new role is approaching rapidly. The training wheels soon will be off and you’ll be on your own.

The feelings of excitement and anticipation you had when you were appointed are being replaced by apprehension and anxiety. You are beginning to wonder why you ever thought going into management was a good idea.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for this important role and get started on the right foot with your team.

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Can a school nurse be accused of patient abandonment? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Can a school nurse be accused of patient abandonment? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

A school nurse in a public school district asked me about her potential liability when she and her colleagues leave their respective school buildings for an hour lunch period.

Some school nurses have paid lunches so they can stay in the building for students needing medications for specific conditions during that time period. But she is concerned about liability for a school nurse who is out to lunch when a medical incident involving a student occurs. She specifically identified abandonment as her main concern.

More recently, however, and certainly in today’s world, patient abandonment has been applied to nurses. In a 2009 position statement, the American Nurses Association defined patient abandonment as a “unilateral severance of the established nurse-patient relationship without giving reasonable notice to the appropriate person so that arrangements can be made for continuation of nursing care by others.”

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