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Patients feel impact of home care nursing shortage

By | 2019-12-10T14:58:03+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Categories: Nursing news, Nursing specialties|

The nursing shortage. For years, those three words have invoked concern among nurses, healthcare leaders and recruiters. Though the phrase is usually mentioned regarding hospital settings, a shortage of nurses is being felt in home care as well, specifically by families who have children with complex medical needs.

Veteran patients need nurses who understand their struggles

By | 2019-11-12T16:46:56+00:00 November 6th, 2019|Categories: Nursing news, Nursing specialties|

Nurses in all practice settings likely will have veteran patients — many of whom have special healthcare needs. The U.S. veteran population is more than 20 million strong, ranging in age from 18 to 80 and beyond. One of the most important questions nurses can ask patients is, “Have you ever served in the military?”

AANP president weighs in on full practice authority laws

By | 2019-09-10T09:29:09+00:00 September 10th, 2019|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing education, Nursing specialties|

Outdated nursing licensure laws are a serious healthcare challenge, but we can address it together. Let's dive into full practice authority and why nurse practitioners in 28 states have barriers to practice without a collaborative agreement with a physician.

Prescribe smarter with advanced practice nurse pharmacology courses

By | 2019-09-05T16:46:35+00:00 September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Nursing education, Nursing specialties|

Advanced practice nurses are required to stay abreast of pharmacology. Nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists also need to take an advanced practice nurse pharmacology course every two years to renew their licenses and national certification. Are you current on the fast-changing medication landscape?