Students enjoy the city’s professional sports teams, such as the Penguins and the Steelers, as well as local cultural centers.These degree programs may be completed through either full- or part-time study.RNs who do not yet have a four-year degree may enter the MSN program through a special RN early admission option.The number of credits required to graduate from the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree depends on the concentration.The degree curriculum will include core, electives, specialty and role development courses.
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100% patients with clinical emergencies were identified by RNs of assigned clinics and received timely interventions and transfer to appropriate care facilities.Those closely working with RNs in out-patient setting were supportive of the project and worked with the team for achievement of goals.To fix these changes, slight modification in RNs job descriptions (JDs) was done to introduce these role aspects in their JDs... A group of seven senior RNs was formed from different sections of ambulatory care, to be included in a review of ambulatory care related policies, protocols and work instructions.The RNs also felt that there would be inadequate time to take on this supplementary role.
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The most recent research shows a jump of 100,000 RNs, or 9 percent, in the hospital RN workforce between 2001 and 2002 because of increased demand, higher pay, and a weakening economy.The largest of these studies on nurse staffing (jointly funded by AHRQ, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the National Institute of Nursing Research) examined the records of 5 million medical patients and 1.1 million surgical patients who had been treated at 799 hospitals during 1993.6,8 Among the study’s principal findings: • In hospitals with high RN staffing, medical patients had lower rates of five adverse patient outcomes (UTIs, pneumonia, shock, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and ...
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The shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States has been a cyclical topic dating back to the 1960s.Only recently have employers in certain regions of the nation stated a decline in the demand for RNs.The reported decrease in job availability and rejected admissions has left many individuals to question if the nursing shortage still exists.The U.S. nursing workforce: Trends in supply and education.Nurse Education Today, 32(5), 565-569. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2012.01.011 McNeal, G. J.
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Toronto, ON: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).Schaffner, N., Folkers, G., Kappeli, S., Musholt, M., Hofbauer, G.F.L., & Candia, V. (2012).Unreliability of the Visual Analog Scale in experimental pain assessment: a sensitivity and evoked potentials study.In hospital X, Y, Z pain assessment was observed being performed by RNs.In the three hospitals, RNs were observed to inform the physician if the patient was assessed to have pain.
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Nurse satisfaction and creation of an admission, discharge, and teaching nurse .Gerontologist, 44, 378-388 .The health care industry continues to be challenged by daily patient turnover due to the number of admissions, transfers, and discharges (Spader, 2008).Journal Of Nursing Care Quality, 24(2), 148-152. .Admission RNs Make Fast-Paced Admits Less Stressful.
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San Diego City College’s nursing education program offers associate’s degrees for students who want to become RNs, as well as a program for LVNs seeking RN certification but not the degree.Most RN’s earn associate degrees or bachelor’s degrees in nursing.San Diego State University’s School of Nursing offers programs that train entry-level RNs as well as provide working professionals with advanced studies to continue their education and careers.Also an RN’s job is to take vital sings.Becoming a RN entails formal education from a state-approved nursing school and state licensure.
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Mauk, K. L. (2006).Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 19(4), 47-56.In addition our reworked health care system will require new expertise in delivering culturally competent, integrated care for acutely ill adults over the age of 65, who already constitute more than one-third of hospital admissions, and whose numbers will rise from 13% to 20% of the total population by 2050 (Administration on Aging, 2009; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2007).Gerontologizing health care: A train-the-trainer program for nurses.Institute of Medicine (IOM).
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Whatever the causes are, how can we address the problem of RNs shortage through a recruitment and selection strategy that yields the desired results.In addition to the established strategies of HRM the following should be considered in order to enhance the recruitment and retention of RNS.In this paper I am going to study the problem of shortage of Registered Nurses in order to suggest a strategy for recruiting RNs and developing retention policies that may address the alarming shortage of RNs.Firstly the image of nursing profession should be promoted by government intervention or by changes in the policies of healthcare institution and educational ones preparing RNs.Secondly, a joint effort of all parties concerned with the recruitment ...
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An adequate program must be developed to enhance the leadership and delegation skills of the RNs over the NAs.Supervision and evaluation remained to be tasks that RNs needed to fulfill.While some research found greater use of NAs could save costs without any adverse effect on patient satisfaction, other studies reported a decreased quality of care that burdened the existing RNs (Mckee et al., 2006).RNs had the responsibility to perform decision-making tasks that were crucial to the outcome of the patients’ health.At the end of the day, RNs were still responsible for NAs and an accountability system must be developed in to ensure quality healthcare delivery.
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UAE followed strategies to alleviate nursing shortage.For example, in the united state the shortage of the full time equivalent registered nurse (RNs) is projected to range from 400,000 to 800,000 RNs by 2020.there are many factor that lead to nursing shortage like: low wages, nursing image, and job satisfaction.UAE suffer from nursing shortage because of the cultural nursing image that caused locals to never thing of nursing as a career.The RN population under the age of 30 dropped from 9.0% of the nursing population in 2000 to 8.0% in 2004(American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2009).According to the 2004 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses released in February 2007 by the federal Division of Nursing, the average age of t...
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Mentoring programs still have a place in the 21st century.Hispanics are the most rapidly growing group, rising from 4.8 percent of RNs who graduated between 1996 and 2000, to 7.1 percent of RNs who have graduated since 2005.Among RNs who have graduated since 2005, Black/African-Americans comprise 7.4 percent, a small increase from the 6.8 percent of Black/African-Americans among RNs who graduated from 1996 to 2000.Only 4.1 percent of nurses who graduated in 1990 or earlier were male, while 9.6 percent of those who completed their initial RN education after 1990 were male (USDHHS, 2010).Admissions and discharges are uncomplicated.
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FTE RNs providing nursing services .According to another area of an article by the Department of Health and Human Services, 2009, “The growth and aging population, along with the continued demand for highest quality of care in the nation is creating a surge in demand for RNs and because many RNs are now reaching retirement age, the nursing profession facing difficulties attracting and retaining new employees, the RN supply remains flat” (p.1).There are a few ideologies according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute, (2007) that show improvement reasons for staffing issues and are as follows: “develop public-private partnerships, collaborate with educational institutions, seek understanding, adapt, measure results, encoura...
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The Board functions as an advisory group to the Board of Regents.Its stated mission is ‘to protect the public by fostering high standards of professional licensure, practice and discipline.* 1925 – A committee sponsored by American Nurses’ Association undertook a five-year study of nursing and nurse training.* The degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing was given to graduates from 1926 – 1936, the degree of Masters in Nursing was awarded until it closed in 1958.* 1949 – The state board pool for nurses provided examination for practical nurses.
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Besides that, staff pooling has negative consequences on hospital quality because nurses generally do not like to ¬‚oat to other units and hesitate to work proficiently in unfamiliar environment which eventually arise patient safety issues (Ferlise & Baggot, 2009 as cited in Wang & Gupta, n.d.).In conclusion, the success of quality assurance is entirely depending on adequate nursing staffing because it helps to prevent from harmful effects on patient life, staff well-being and hospital cost containment.“Worldwide, hospitals are operating optimum nursing staff to overcome negative patient outcome and enhance hospital quality” (Schubert et al., 2008).Hence; evidences show investment in nursing force help to reduce patient stay and ...
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The frequency of patient falls, as recorded in the literature, ranges from 25% to 89% of all hospital adverse incidents, depending on the patient population studied (Hitcho, 2004).This is significant in that with the developing atmosphere of pay-for-performance, initiated by CMS, hospitals now have a major monetary stake in reducing the number of fall-related injuries.Another significant consequence of falls is that they are expensive and contribute to the increasing health care expenditure.An estimate of the average DRG payment for injuries sustained by a patient falling is $25, 643 (Hart, Chen, Rashidee, and Sanjaya, 2009).The top surgical admissions include orthopedic joint replacement, general surgery, and spinal surgery.
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Overall hospital admissions for obesity as has bariatric surgery with 2724 operations carried out between 2007 and 2008. .Full time RNs employed by a single health care network and practicing across three types of care settings within a medical centre, acute rehabilitation institution and skilled facility were encouraged to participate.Overall hospital admissions for obesity have increased, reaching 5,018 in 2007/08, a 30% rise in one year and almost a sevenfold increase in a decade.The instrumentation scale consisted of twenty eight items developed to measure attitudes of RNs towards obese patients across three dimensions; nursing management, lifestyle and personality characteristics.RNs received the survey in their mailboxes, they repl...
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A 2010 study published in Health Services Research found that over 75% of RNs feel that the nursing shortage is a huge problem that affects their quality of work as well as patient care and the amount of time that nurses can spend with individual patients.California, whose nursing programs currently have wait lists over three years, is trying to expand nursing education through a $90 million initiative.RNs started to leave the workforce because of the working conditions and fewer RNs entered the system,” explains Mark.“They were forcing RNs to do more with less, handle more patients and work more hours.Americans are also demanding more quality healthcare services while many RNs are retiring, further exacerbating the problem.
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Obtaining a higher level of education will assist students or RNs to develop leadership competencies and help them gain the confidence needed to work on these projects.The Institute of Medicine.RNs not only have to become efficient at the tasks of the job, but also be able to critically think a situation, delegate tasks to CNAs and LVNs, effectively manage time and become comfortable with communicating with doctors and other healthcare team members.The Institute of Medicine released a report in October 2010 that set out to answer the question, “what roles can nursing assume to address the increasing demand for safe, high-quality, and effective health care services?” .St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
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Tasks are assigned to RNs, LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses), UAPs (Unlicensed Assistive Personnel) so that the skill and licensure of each caregiver is used to the best advantage.Workers are unit based and spend more time in direct-care activities c. Team is supervised by an RN .In the practice partnership model, an RN and an assistant – UAP, LPN, or less experienced RN- agree to be practice partners.Expensive, needs large number of RNs .May be difficulty to recruit and train large number of RNs c. Inadequately prepared nursed may not make necessary clinical decisions or communicate effectively with the health care team d. The RN may no be willing to accept 24 hour responsibility – RN “emotional burn out” .
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A registered nurse that delegate nursing acts, functions, or tasks should first determine whether it is within the RNs scope of practice, that the individual is qualified, competent and has the necessary skills to perform the task safely, that the RN delegating the task is available to directly or indirectly supervise the individual and evaluate the result after the delegated task was performed and that the RN should always remember that only the task is delegated and not the ultimate responsibility and accountability that goes with it.RNs carries with them a very big responsibility when delegating tasks to another member of the team because the RN retains the accountability and must see to it that the person to whom the task is being de...
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RNs carries with them a very big responsibility when delegating tasks to another member of the team because the RN retains the accountability and must see to it that the person to whom the task is being delegated to is competent enough to perform such task so as not to compromise the quality and safety of the care provided.The following are the principles of delegation as stated in the Nurses Board of Victoria (NBV), Guidelines: Delegation and Supervision for Registered Nurses and Midwives (2007, p. 4): RNs should always remember that the primary motivation in delegating tasks is to meet the health needs and improve health outcomes of clients, it must be consistent with the acceptable standards of nursing and the policy of the service pr...
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RNs concentrated in specialty care units?The literature reviewed for this project yielded only one study comparing the workplace perceptions and job satisfaction of American RNs and foreign (Filipino and non-Filipino Asian) RNs (Staten, Mangalindan, Saylor, & Stuenkel, 2003).While the average age of RNs have increased to 46.8 years, which the highest average age since 1980, the percentage of RNs who are 50 years of age or older have also increased to over 41 percent compared to the 33 percent in 2000 and 25 percent in 1980 (DOHHS, 2006).According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration (2002), a national survey of RNs indicated that in 1983, half of the RN workforce was under 35, compared to 31.7% ...
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In addition to the aging population and healthcare workforce, another contributing factor impacting the nursing shortage is the demand of more intense healthcare services.Almost two-thirds of the nursing schools responding to the survey pointed to faculty shortages as a reason for not accepting all qualified applicants into their programs (AACN).The number of Americans age 65 and older will rise by more than 19 million to 54 million by 2020.Thus, the U.S. nursing shortage is projected to grow to 260,000 registered nurses by 2025 (3.Moreover, nursing school enrollment is not growing fast enough to meet turnover rates due to shortfalls in the number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, and clinical preceptors not to mention budget ...
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Some RNs may have had a teaching situation that had lesser involvement through lectures.Patient safety and better care would result from RN to BSN transition and this is the reason behind increased of RNs pursuing BSN (www.aacn.nche.edu).Eckhardt A, Anderson M, Campbell E Clarke E., Pavlish L. 2002: A theoretical framework for RN to BSN education.An open minded RN ready to succeed in BSN must adapt easily to today’s mode of learning which calls for active collaboration through group work, case studies and other active processes that foster critical and creative thinking.RNs must be confident and determined.
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However, RNs are more independent and LPNs work under them due to differences in education and overall responsibilities.RNs have a three way educational path: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a diploma from an approved nursing program or an Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing (Vocational Nursing 2014).It is essential to increase the number of RNs to deal with the current trends in the nursing practice and this can be best done through the concept of professional socialization.The above mentioned strategies are in line with the concept of professional socialization where the existence of various socializing agents usually impacts on the student’s legitimacy as they move to being RNs (Melrose et al.Basically RNs and L...
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It is important to note that RNs hours of care are more costly than those of lesser skilled workers, hence, it is important to evaluate the patient care required and who can perform necessary functions (Hall et al, 2004).As stated by Adam et al (2003), SK is the percentage of registered nurses (RNs) to other direct care staffs such as enrolled nurses (ENs) and SM plays a critical role in improving organization effectiveness and the quality of care.Allocating ENs appropriately and freeing RNs from uncalled for duties can assist in cost control.By having a well-conceived budget in place, it is possible to foresee the results of quality standard of care; best practice in the organization.So what is the specific role of the RNs and ENs based...
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Low nurse staffing levels in acute care hospitals are jeopardizing the quality of patient care and is the leading cause for Registered Nurses (RNs) to leave the profession (Spetz, Seago, et al., 2000).Staffing is a major concern of many nurses, but RN job satisfaction indicates that they are also dissatisfied with other aspects of their work, including low salaries, lack of control over work schedules, lack of opportunities for advancement, lack of support from nursing administrators, lack of input into policy and management decisions, and inadequate support staff to perform non nursing tasks (Spetz, 2002).Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy.At least one-third of the members of these committees must be RNs engaged primarily in...
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A form of system intended to perform task related on storing, maintaining and retrieving information relevant to the processes involved in Admission and Testing Department.A term used to describe a service which can only be accessed with the aid of a local area network.These are the qualities of the Web-based College Admission Test that must be satisfied to ensure the security of the data.PSU Lingayen Campus, as most Pangasinenses know it today, is the result of fusion of the two independent colleges in Lingayen namely the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Technology.Non – functional Requirements.
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(AACN, 2012) To date it is not sure why advance training improves patient safety and saves lives RNs report a transformative experience when returning for their Baccalaureate degree with changed perspectives about nursing practice and finally seeing the big picture.Post BSN RNs noticed changes in the way they practiced nursing and in knowledge and professionalism they also reported becoming better patient advocates RNs reported noticing subtle changes in their perceptions which included changes in thinking, reasoning and questioning skills.Yet, ADN programs offer an affordable means to access the nursing profession and offer the nation its largest population of RN’s.Graduates are competent in clinical and proficient in technical skills r...
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