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Simulation’s 50% Solution to Nursing Educators' Quandary

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National Council of State Boards of Nursing study shows similar educational outcomes when half of hard-to-find clinical hours are replaced with clinical simulation.

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Better Nursing Resources for Critically Ill Babies Could Improve Health of 7 out of 10 Black Preemies

In the first study of its kind about critically ill infants, a University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing investigation shows that an insufficient number of nurses and poor work environments are associated with poorer health of infants born in hospitals that care for disproportionately many black infants.

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Nursing Improvements Could Boost Outcomes for Underweight Black Newborns

An interprofessional study co-led by Jeannette Rogowski of Rutgers School of Public Health and Eileen Lake of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, has found that greater nurse understaffing and worse practice environments at hospitals with higher concentrations of black patients contributed to adverse outcomes for very low birth weight infants.

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Good Home Care by Nurses Prevents Hospital and Nursing Home Admissions

In the largest study of its kind, a University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) investigation shows that home health agencies providing organizational support to their nurses get better outcomes. The best outcomes for patients, including fewest hospitalizations and transfers to nursing homes, are achieved by home health agencies that provide supportive work environments, enabling nurses to focus on patient care.

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Nurses Need Education on Advance Health Care Directives, Reports Journal of Christian Nursing

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An educational program for nurses can help address knowledge gaps related to advance health care directives (AHCDs)—thus helping to ensure that patients' wishes for care at the end of life are known and respected, reports a paper in the October/December Journal of Christian Nursing, official journal of the Nurses Christian Fellowship. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Johns Hopkins Remodels Patient Safety

In a new effort to eliminate harm and reinforce a culture of caring in healthcare, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty members Ellen Ray, DNP, MS, RN, CNM, Cynthia Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, and Brigit Van Graafeiland, DNP, CNRP, have been chosen to serve in the third cohort of the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy.

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Nearly One in Five New Nurses Leave First Job Within a Year, According to Survey of Newly-Licensed Registered Nurses

A study in the current issue of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice reveals that an estimated 17.5 percent of newly-licensed RNs leave their first nursing job within the first year and one in three (33.5%) leave within two years. The researchers found that turnover for this group is lower at hospitals than at other health care settings.

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Nurse Midwife Offers Suggestions for Successful Breast Feeding

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Most new moms know the benefits of breast feeding. But many women still don’t know where to turn for help when breast feeding doesn’t go as smoothly as they imagined it would.

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Ethics Summit Envisions Road Map for America's Nurses

A National Nursing Ethics Summit, the first of its kind, was convened by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Berman Institute of Bioethics on August 13-15. Approximately 50 nurse ethicists, professional nursing organization leaders and key stakeholders gathered to define a blueprint for nursing ethics in the United States for the 21st century.

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