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COVID-19 alternate care sites: RN perspective

Identify challenges and benefits to inform future sites. Takeaways: This project sought the perspectives of RNs to understand the challenges, barriers, and benefits of working in COVID-19 alternative…

Effective clinical learning for nursing students

The nursing profession continues to experience several challenges—some longstanding and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The shortage of nurses at the bedside and reports of nurses planning to…

From poster, publication, podium to podcast

Nursing podcasts provide nurses and nursing students with opportunities to learn about trends and issues in the profession, new research, innovation, and more. Many nurses also come to…

NCLEX vs Next Generation

Research by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) identified the link between clinical judgment and more than 46% of the tasks performed by entry-level nurses.…

Nursing professional development at night

The Institute of Medicine advocates for well-prepared nurses to manage today’s complex healthcare environment. However, the nursing shortage presents a multifaceted and growing challenge. In an effort to…

Peer support and nurse well-being

Complexity, uncertainty, and ever-changing professional landscapes remain ongoing characteristics of nursing. These factors challenge and inspire our engagement in our work; they can cause both stress and a…

Project ECHO and the geriatric healthcare workforce

Project ECHO is a collaborative learning model that connects rural clinicians with an interprofessional team of specialists via videoconferencing. The American Nurses Association reports that many factors influence…

Proper documentation protects patients and your license

Nursing documentation plays a critical role in healthcare. Errors or incomplete information can affect data accuracy and ultimately best practices. Improper documentation also can contribute to adverse, sometimes…

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