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Have you tried our new continuing education search tool? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Have you tried our new continuing education search tool? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

When you search the internet for the latest nursing continuing education opportunities, it can be an adventure in failure.

Irrelevant results, unreputable websites and incorrect search terms often lead to hours of frustration and roadblocks to the healthcare information you need.

Our new smart search tool solves those issues for you by providing quick, enriched results that reveal relevant continuing education course listings and hot topics that will help you move your education forward. No matter which device you search from — desktop, tablet or mobile — responsive results will be readily available.

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Nurse-inspired think tank aims to improve geriatric care – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurse-inspired think tank aims to improve geriatric care – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Fitting the growing geriatric population’s complex and chronic healthcare needs into today’s fragmented health system is like putting a round peg into a square hole, many suggest.

Among those looking for better geriatric care solutions — University of Pennsylvania nurses Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN, who chaired a think tank called Assuring High Value Care for Vulnerable Older Adults and their Caregivers: Maximizing the Contributions of Nurses.

An invitation-only list of health system leaders, policymakers, innovators, consumer advocates and scholars gathered at the meeting to recommend ways to improve the U.S. health system for older adults with complex chronic conditions.

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Generation Z is in nursing school. Are you ready for them? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Generation Z is in nursing school. Are you ready for them? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Still trying to figure out millennials? Well, time is up because here comes the next generation. Meet Generation Z.

There is so much to talk about — how they differ from other generations, how this applies to hiring, education and the profession. Therefore, this will be the first blog in a series focusing on Generation Z.

But first, a disclaimer — I am a Gen Xer. And I disliked nothing more than being fit into a box, especially when 10 to 15 years back the baby boomers and silent generation members liked to call us all slackers. Slackers? No, not me! I was so enraged about this I wrote an editorial on the topic in 2007.

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Customer Service Center Quick Tip – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Customer Service Center Quick Tip – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Are you regularly getting locked out of your account while using credentialing software to access the NPDB?

NPDB passwords expire every 60 days. If you try to use your credentialing/third-party system with an expired NPDB password, your account will be locked. The Customer Service Center recommends updating your password on the NPDB website first and then updating it in your credentialing system to avoid being locked out.

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Understanding Adverse Action Reports – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Understanding Adverse Action Reports – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Do you know which common actions you should submit as an Adverse Action Report (AAR)?

You should submit an AAR when taking any reportable action against a health care practitioner, organization, provider, or supplier, other than a medical malpractice payment or a judgment/conviction. A list of adverse actions you should submit as an AAR can be found in the NPDB Guidebook. Some of the most common actions reported as AARs are listed below:

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Health Plans to Join the Attestation Effort – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Health Plans to Join the Attestation Effort – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Attestation is our national education and outreach effort to ensure that all eligible entities are meeting their NPDB reporting requirements as mandated by federal law. During attestation, Data Bank administrators or other entity officials attest that their organizations have submitted all reportable adverse actions and medical malpractice payments to the NPDB.

This month, health plans join hospitals, health centers, and state licensing boards in this effort. Attestation confirms that your health plan has met its reporting obligations. Complete and accurate reporting to the NPDB provides queriers with the information needed for credentialing, privileging, and employment decisions that directly affect patient safety.

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Is It Reportable? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Is It Reportable? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A defendant health care practitioner settled a medical malpractice claim in exchange for dismissal from a lawsuit. All parties involved in the lawsuit agreed to the condition. Should the resulting payment be reported to the NPDB?

Yes. Because the payment is the result of the condition that the defendant health care practitioner be dismissed from the lawsuit, the payment can only be construed as a payment for the benefit of the health care practitioner and must be reported to the NPDB.

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Lifelong learning helps nurses ride healthcare hurricanes – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Lifelong learning helps nurses ride healthcare hurricanes – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Some nurses become skilled in reading subtle shifts in the job market and noticing cracks in the old system. They concentrated on acquiring new skills, competencies and information so they could survive different work environments, essentially preparing themselves months in advance for dramatic upheaval.

These practitioners are out-of­-the-box thinkers, well-equipped to seize alternate opportunities if their employment situation suddenly changed. When it does, they thrive.

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Top Travel Nursing Locations for Foodies – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Top Travel Nursing Locations for Foodies – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Working as a travel nurse gives you the opportunity to explore the culinary creations of different cities and towns. With temporary assignments in different locales, you can hit all of the top travel nursing locations for foodies and satisfy your cravings for flavorful adventures while using your skills and expertise at facilities throughout the country.

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If you’re a nurse, you’re a patient advocate – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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If you’re a nurse, you’re a patient advocate – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Most nurses don’t wear nursing caps any longer, but we still wear many hats. And the advocate hat is one we never take off.

At times, the work we do is routine. At other times it is complex and critical. But it always is patient-centered. We are assessors, planners, providers and care evaluators. We are technicians and researchers, managers, leaders and educators. And we are nurse advocates.

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