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Nurse Leadership: 5 Ways to Improve Your Nurse Leadership Skills – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurse Leadership: 5 Ways to Improve Your Nurse Leadership Skills – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Good nurse leadership skills allow you to affect change by inspiring others to work towards accomplishing individual and organizational goals. It takes a special individual with specific qualities and characteristics to become a leader in nursing.

No matter your job title, all nurses are leaders in some capacity. This could entail persuading patients to take appropriate steps in their treatment to regain or maintain their health, acting as a mentor to less experienced nurses or working as a nurse manager.

Strengthening your nurse leadership skills makes you a better nurse and leader, which helps advance your career and could help you transition into a management position, if that’s a career goal.

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7 Most Common Nurse Time Management Pitfalls – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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7 Most Common Nurse Time Management Pitfalls – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Nursing time management skills are vital to providing quality patient care. Effective nurse time management, however, can be difficult, as RNs are constantly juggling multiple tasks.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, always rushing and constantly staying late to finish paperwork, you may be suffering from some common nurse time management pitfalls.

Avoid being stretched beyond your limit on chaotic workdays with these efficient nursing time management tips.

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Avoid a tangled web of untruths in your nursing documentation – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Avoid a tangled web of untruths in your nursing documentation – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

A reader submitted a question about nurse managers in a home health agency documenting the start and stop times for IV infusions. The nurse managers did not administer the IVs. The reason this practice occurred was so the nurse managers could be paid for the infusions.

A long-standing, essential principle of nursing documentation is that it be truthful and accurate. Moreover, you as a nurse are responsible for your own documentation.

If you document for another, you must alert the reader of that fact by indicating you are doing so for the identified nurse (by name) and then signing your name after the notation.

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Yoga and meditation are on the rise in the U.S. – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Yoga and meditation are on the rise in the U.S. – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

As mindfulness and complementary health techniques become more mainstream, more Americans are adding yoga and meditation to their wellness routines.

Survey results published by the National Institutes of Health found the number of American adults and children practicing yoga and meditation has risen significantly over the past five years. According to an NIH news release on the survey, 9.5% adults questioned in 2012 said they did yoga, with the number jumping to 14.3% by 2017. For meditation just 4.1% of adults said they used the method in 2012, with 14.2% of adults using meditation in the 2017 survey.

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ANA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Gun Bill – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Gun Bill – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Association (ANA) applauds the introduction of the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation expands current background checks processes to ensure that unlicensed dealers and manufacturers do not sell guns to individuals prohibited from owning firearms.

ANA extends its gratitude to the cosponsors of H.R. 8 for their commitment to this legislation:

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Part time vs per diem: What should I choose? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Part time vs per diem: What should I choose? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Nursing is a great profession with many avenues to pursue, such as working part time vs per diem!

In addition to all the different practice areas is the ability to flex your work time. Working part time or per diem is a great way to keep your license active and work at a level that allows you time for other things in your life.

You could be a new parent and want to stay at home more, or maybe you are close to retirement but still want to be actively employed. Or, maybe you want to travel and see the world. To each their own, and we are all grateful you are actively working in the profession.

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Nurse practitioners can make a difference patient by patient – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurse practitioners can make a difference patient by patient – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

As indicated by recent research studies, patients made more than 1 billion visits to nurse practitioners last year, according to Joyce Martha Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, APRN, FAANP.

The research also indicates NPs are educated and well-trained to provide patients and families access to high-quality, cost-effective primary healthcare services.

Knestrick talked with us about best practices when caring for families in the community and the resulting positive outcomes.

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Required or inspired: Continuing education courses key to lifelong learning – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Required or inspired: Continuing education courses key to lifelong learning – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Although continuing education courses aren’t required in Maryland, Suburban Hospital still covers up to $500 for education related to nurses’ specialty certifications.

“This can include a prep course for the certification, continuing education to maintain the certification, or even the cost of the certification exam itself,” said Theresa Mazzaro, RN, CHCR, senior talent acquisition specialist at Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda. “We also include in this reimbursement amount for any educational opportunity that is directly related to their specific role within the hospital (could be a conference that offers continuing education).”

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Write your research paper the right way – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Write your research paper the right way – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Did you go back to school? Congratulations on making a great decision.

You are either soaring through the research paper-writing portion with flying colors or wondering why you let someone talk you into going back to school.

As you advance further into your RN-to-BSN program or graduate school, you will be writing — a lot. Writing doesn’t come easy to everyone, and honestly, after five books and numerous articles, I have bad weeks for writing too.

Some days I can write an essay or article in a few hours. Other times, it takes me two months of procrastination. There is no magic bullet for me, except maybe a deadline.

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Discover why diversity in nursing matters – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Discover why diversity in nursing matters – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A diverse nursing workforce can be a crucial component in reducing health disparities, improving outcomes and transforming care in an ever-evolving patient population.

Our Strive for Diversity in Nursing digital edition can help you explore this topic and the impact culturally competent care has on the profession and on patients.

“Diversity in healthcare providers is generally accepted as a precursor for understanding our patient population and providing optimal care and services for the diverse composition of Americans,” writes Robert G. Hess Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN, founder and CEO of the Forum for Shared Governance. “It’s not just ethnic and racial groups we’re addressing. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer individuals have their own specific healthcare needs and values that add a dimension not encountered — or even imagined — before.”

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