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This frequently updated news digest on the subject of Nurses & Nursing highlights key articles from major journals and news publications.
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Emergency Nurses Association Lauds Funding Increases for Lifesaving Programs

January 22, 2014 - 1:00am
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is hailing the U.S. Senate for approving an omnibus spending bill that contains increased funding for programs important to emergency nurses.

Dress Code Aims to Halt Nasty Germs

January 21, 2014 - 1:00am
A new dress code for doctors, nurses and other health care workers calls for outfits that may be short on style, but long on what it takes to keep dangerous germs from spreading among patients.

Engaged in Education

January 21, 2014 - 1:00am
Study looks at implementation of recommendations on Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Bullying Growing Increasingly Common in Nursing Academia, Study Finds

January 20, 2014 - 1:00am
A nursing scholar at Rutgers-Camden University in New Jersey is studying how bullying is becoming increasingly common in academia.

Capella University and the National Black Nurses Association Announce Alliance

January 20, 2014 - 1:00am
Capella University, a regionally accredited online university offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers, has announced an educational alliance with the National Black Nurses Association.

Answering The Call

January 16, 2014 - 1:00am
Health care reform will make life busier for some nurse practitioners.

Nurses’ Health Study: Excess Weight Not Protective For Diabetics

January 16, 2014 - 1:00am
Being overweight or obese does not lead to improved survival among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to data from the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals follow-up study.

Decision Regret in Nurses Linked to Fatigue (Opinion)

January 15, 2014 - 1:00am
The author of a study on inadequate sleep among nurses is calling for leaders to encourage strategic napping and shorter shifts.

Report Finds Enrollment Growth in Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs Slowing in 2013

January 14, 2014 - 1:00am
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing released preliminary survey data showing that enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased by 2.6 percent from 2012 to 2013, which marks the lowest enrollment increase in professional RN programs over the past five years.

Workplace Climate Proves Crucial to Nurse Practitioners Practice Effectiveness

January 13, 2014 - 1:00am
Organization and culture in health care settings often impede the full utilization of nurse practitioners, meaning state laws expanding scope of practice might not be sufficient to relieve the nation’s primary care crisis.

Nursing Student Enrollment Increases at Lowest Rate in Five Years

January 13, 2014 - 1:00am
Despite a reported nursing shortage and a public call to hire more registered nurses, last year marked the lowest increase in enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs in the past five years.

Nursing Research Institute Launches Pediatric Palliative Care Campaign

January 10, 2014 - 1:00am
campaign launched by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) aims to increase the use of palliative care for children with serious illness.

Workplace Climate a Key Factor for Effective Nurse Practitioner Professional Practice

January 9, 2014 - 1:00am
Laws may not be enough to maximize nurse practitioners' potential to ease primary care shortage.

Registered Nurses Show Biggest Decline in Smoking Rates Among Providers

January 9, 2014 - 1:00am
A new University of California, Los Angeles study focusing on nurses and other health care professionals finds continued smoking and diminished quitting among licensed practical nurses remains a serious concern.

Nurse Researchers Find Full Utilization of Nurse Practitioners Impeded by Workplace Climate

January 9, 2014 - 1:00am
A new study from Columbia University School of Nursing, suggests the culture in health care settings often impede the full utilization of nurse practitioners so that state laws expanding scope of practice may not be sufficient to relieve the nation's primary care crisis.

Nurses’ Union Says, Hospitals Overcharging Patients

January 8, 2014 - 1:00am
New data released by National Nurses United revealed that not only do a handful of hospitals charge patients more than 10 times the actual cost of treatment but that prices have been steadily increasing for nearly two decades.

Experienced Nurses Are Less Expensive Than You Think

January 8, 2014 - 1:00am
Health care leaders now have data to back up what many already know: more clinical nursing experience means better pediatric patient outcomes.

Nursing Assistants Most Succeptible to Clostridium Difficile Spores

January 7, 2014 - 1:00am
Nursing assistants are more vulnerable to Clostridium difficile (C. diff) contamination on their hands than other health care workers.

Registered Nurses Fatigue Linked to Concern About Decision Making

January 6, 2014 - 1:00am
Fatigued nurses are more likely to express concern that they made a wrong decision about a patient’s care, according to a study.