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100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 registered nurses from across California will rally in San Francisco Wednesday to protest gaps by California hospitals in safety preparation for the H1N1 pandemic, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Commit...

New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow

Improving Morale, Utilizing Innovative Staffing Approaches among Keys to Success PRINCETON, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experienced nurses provide quick and accurate assessments of patient health and well-being, mentor less experienced staff, maintain institutiona...

More Than Half of Emergency Department Nurses Have Been Physically Assaulted at Work, New Study Finds

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation's emergency departments are places to receive treatment for injuries, but for thousands of nurses, emergency departments are the sources of injury. A new study by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) finds that more than...

Northside Medical Center Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement with Forum Health

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 26, 2009, The Ohio Nurses Association/Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (ONA/YGDNA) ratified a tentative agreement with Forum Health. The outcome of this difficult process has resulted in the Registered Nurses of...

ANA Nurses Stand With Obama in Calling for Healthcare Reform Now

Nation's 'Most Trusted Profession' Adds to Momentum at White House Event SILVER SPRING, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Nurses Association (ANA) members joined President Obama today at a White House press conference, sending a strong message to Co...

United American Nurses Hails House Health Care Reform Bill

Measure Contains Critical Ingredients to Improve Health Care for Working Families SILVER SPRING, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UAN President Ann Converso, RN, today applauded the "America's Affordable Health Choices Act," introduced yesterday in the House of R...

It's Time For Nurses To Be Heard!!

"Nurses' Choice" Initiative Asks New Jersey Nurses To Select State 's Best Physicians TRENTON, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique collaboration between the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and the Monmouth University Polling Institute with the cooperation of the Instit...

Bioheart to Introduce Improved Heart Failure Monitoring Systems at Heart Failure Nurses Annual Meeting

SUNRISE, Fla., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioheart, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: BHRT) a company committed to delivering intelligent devices and biologics that help monitor, diagnose and treat heart failure and cardiovascular diseases announced today that the company will be introducing its h...

National Nurses Movement Launches Ad Campaign for Nurse TV Shows

RN SuperUnion Uses "Pop Culture Moment" to Advocate for Safe RN Staffing Levels Bill and Nurse Rights OAKLAND, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The three nursing organizations at the heart of the newly announced national RN SuperUnion today announce a new television and internet advertising ca...

Registered Nurses of ProMedica Home Care to Hold Election

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 10, 2009 ProMedica Continuing Care Services and the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) signed a Stipulated Election Agreement which allows the Registered Nurses of ProMedica Home Care to hold an election to determine if they want union represen...

New Shape-HF™ Cardiopulmonary Testing System to be on Display at 2009 American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Annual Meeting

New Shape-HF™ Cardiopulmonary Testing System to be on Display at 2009 American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Annual Meeting. Given that heart failure accounts for 15 million office visits per year and burdens the healthcare system with costs of more than $30 billion, the Shape-HF&tra...

Fauquier Hospital Nurses Increasing Productivity by 15-25 Minutes per Shift with PerfectServe

In an effort to eliminate communication breakdowns that contribute to delays in care and clinical decision-making, Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va., recently deployed the PerfectServe physician-contact network. PerfectServe is saving Fauquier Hospital nurses 15-25 minutes per shift. ...

Exclusive Marketplace for Nursing Professionals Launched by Nurses Service Organization

PHILADELPHIA, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Affinity , a subsidiary of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC ), announced that its Nurses Service Organization has launched the NSO Marketplace(SM) to offer a broader array of products and services to continue to meet the insurance, risk man...

'50 Nurses from 50 States' Visit Capitol Hill to Preserve Home Health Medicare Benefit for their Patients and All Americans

Nurses Urge Lawmakers to 'Help Us Choose Home' as Home Care Faces $13 Billion in Cuts; New Study Shows Home Care is Cost-Effective WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, home care nurses representing all 50 states traveled to Capitol Hill, fighting to preserve access to home care a...

VA Honors Top Nurses Delivering Veterans' Care

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the nation's largest single employer of nurses, marked National Nurses Week, May 6-12, by honoring six of its top professionals. "This week we honor the very special people who, each and every day, put the ...

Yes, the grass IS greener: Why Canadian nurses go -- and stay -- in the USA

(Toronto: May 14, 2009) A study looking at Canadian-educated registered nurses working in the USA found that opportunities for ongoing education, including formal support for graduate education and ease of licensure, in addition to full-time employment, were key factors that contribute to the migr...

Palomar Pomerado Health System Achieves National Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

CEP America's Longest-Standing Client Congratulates Emergency Department Nurses for Role in Prestigious Designation EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CEP America, one of the nation's largest providers of emergency department (ED) management and staffing solutions, announced today t...

Home Care Delivered, Inc. Celebrates National Nurses Week 2009 in Recognition of America's 2.9 Million Registered Nurses

In recognition of National Nurses Week 2009, Home Care Delivered reinforces programs designed to support clinicians serving patients in their home settings. Richmond, VA (Vocus) May 6, 2009 -- In conjunction with the American Nurses Association, Home Care Delivered ce...

AUDIO from Medialink and UnitedHealthcare Group: It's National Nurses Week

New York, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare professionals in the United States. Here's more on showing appreciation and better preparing this workforce to meet the demands and expectations of healthcare consumers and the overall healthcare system. Listen to ...

RN 'Super Union' Takes Next Step in Building Strong National Voice for Nurses With Focus on Organizing

Interim Leadership Established - Founding Convention Set for December CHICAGO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Three influential nurses' organizations late last week set in motion a process for building what some are already calling an RN "super union" with a 150,000 member united organiza...

Children's Hospital NICU Nurses Recognized

Named 'Best Nursing Team' by ADVANCE for Nurses Madera, CA (Vocus) May 4, 2009 -- Today ADVANCE for Nurses Magazine named the Children's Hospital Central California Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurses as "Best Nursing Team." The award was announced in ...

RN Sisters Bring Low-Tech Innovations to New Nurses and Nursing Students

Two Sisters take on nursing medical malpractice challenge by introducing low tech solution to keep new nurse's. Their Product RNReport card introduces standardized shift reporting and note taking to help keep new nurses organized in their day to day tasks.RNReport Card is more efficient by standa...

NursesNow International and GlobeMed Resources Announce Availability of Bilingual Mexican Nurses for US Hospitals

RICHMOND, Va., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- NursesNow International (NNI) and GlobeMed Resources, LLC (GlobeMed) formally announced their Partnership to deliver highly competent bilingual Mexican Registered Nurses to US hospitals. The rapidly growing Hispanic population in the US has triggered a huge...

Washington State Nurses Association Announces Formation of a New National Nurses Union

SEATTLE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), the oldest and largest nurses union representing more than 15,000 RNs in Washington State, is a founding member of the National Federation of Nurses (NFN) and is playing a leadership role as the new national nurses u...

Calif. Nurses to Gather for First Major Hearing on Bill to Establish Guaranteed Healthcare for All Californians

California One of Eight States Considering Similar Bills OAKLAND, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee will join the first major hearing this year, in the Senate Health Committee tomorrow, on a bill that would...

Physician Executives and Nurses Team Up to Fight Disruptive Behavior

ACPE and AONE announce new partnership TAMPA, Fla., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Screaming matches in the OR. Surgical instruments hurled across the room. Ominous threats, biting insults and dripping sarcasm. When doctors and nurses can't get along, no one wins. In addition to creating an un...

New Coaching Program Helps Charge Nurses Develop Leadership Skills: B. E. Smith's Coaches Develop High Performers Who Improve Hospital Finances

As the frontline leaders on a hospital unit, charge nurses make a tremendous impact on financial outcomes. However, with new laws, new treatments and technological advancements surfacing regularly, they require enhanced leadership skills to successfully manage the complex demands of a fast-paced ...

St. Rose, Las Vegas Nurses Vote to Join CNA/NNOC

1,100 St. Rose RNs Will Unite With 10,500 Other CNA/NNOC Nurses in 30 Catholic Healthcare West Hospitals LAS VEGAS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses at three St. Rose Dominican hospitals in Henderson and Las Vegas Wednesday night voted by 76 percent to join the California Nurses As...

Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society Focuses On Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders

During Awareness Week. April 12-18, WOCN Society Emphasizes A Special Calling: Knowledge ... Leadership ... A Commitment to Caring MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- With a majority of its nurses nearing retirement age, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society is...

Multi-colored uniforms improve perceptions of hospital nurses among children and parents

Putting hospital nurses in brightly coloured, unconventional uniforms makes children more comfortable and parents more confident, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing . Researchers from the University of Florence, Italy, surveyed a total of 112 children be...

Study Shows Patients & Nurses Benefit From Continuous Vigilance Monitoring

Quicker detection of potential medical problems HONOLULU, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in The Journal of Nursing Administration shows there are significant benefits for patients and nurses when continuous vigilance monitoring is used in medical settings. "The outcomes were ...

Continuous Vigilance Monitoring Technology Benefits Nurses & Patients

HONOLULU, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in The Journal of Nursing Administration shows there are significant benefits for nurses and patients when continuous vigilance monitoring is used on medical-surgical unit beds. "The outcomes were definitive," stated Dr. Patrick Sullivan, President...

Keeping nurses on the job: Retention is part of the answer to the nursing shortage

[PRINCETON, NJ] A new research study, published in the March/April issue of the journal Nursing Economics , has determined what factors can help keep new nurses from leaving their jobs and in doing so save health systems money. When nurses leave for another position or retire early, it dramati...

Nationwide 'GI Nurses & Associates Day' Celebrates Contributions of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Professionals

Today's Local Winners Eligible for Consideration in National "Proud to Be GI" Award CINCINNATI, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA), the premier society representing nursing professionals in gastroenterology and endoscopy, and Procter ...

In the Midst of a National Nurse Shortage Crisis ... Nurses Celebrate Landmark Legal Settlement That Will Help Ensure Fair Compensation & Bring More RNs to the Bedside

The $1.25 Million deal is the first settlement in 5 lawsuits nationally aimed at stopping hospitals from conspiring to depress nurse wages ALBANY, N.Y., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses today applauded the announcement of a settlement in a class action lawsuit which was reached bet...

New National 150,000-Member RN Union Includes Minnesota Nurses Association

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA), as an affiliate of the United American Nurses (UAN), has joined with two of the nation's largest unions representing registered nurses (RNs) to create the largest RN-only union in the nation. The UAN, the Califor...

Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Hospitals and Clinics Forge Emergency Preparedness Agreement

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Hospitals and Clinics have negotiated a unique agreement which addresses working conditions during emergency response situations. MNA and Allina worked to develop plans to ensure adequate Registered Nu...

Emergency Nurses Association Announces Corporate Sponsors for Leadership Conference

DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the corporate sponsors for the ENA Leadership Conference to be held in Reno, Nevada on March 4 - 8, 2009. This year's sponsors are GE Healthcare and Physio-Control. "We are so ...

SEIU Impersonates Nurses in Hostile Takeover Campaign Against California Nurses Association/NNOC

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Impersonating nurses in a multimillion dollar campaign replete with deceptive mailers, phone calls, a website linked to a phony RN group, and the diversion of groups ostensibly working on "healthcare reform," the Service Employees International Union has...

National Nurses Movement Applauds Loudon County Supervisors for Rejecting HCA's Broadlands Proposal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "Patients, nurses, and the Broadlands neighborhood alike won when HCA's application to move into Ashburn was denied," said Kathy McGregor, RN, an organizer with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, which represents thousands...
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