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Nurses? Health Study: Aspirin Lowers Colon Cancer Risk in Some
by Nurse.com Staff
24 Apr 2014 at 8:03am
Aspirin appears to lower colon cancer risk among people with high levels of a specific type of gene, according to data from the Nurses? Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

States Debate Doctors' Physician Assistant Supervision Limit
by Katie Sullivan
23 Apr 2014 at 7:50am
Despite oversight concerns, Florida passes measure that would allow physicians to supervise eight physician assistants.

Health Care Professionals Flock to Twitter
by Ilene MacDonald
22 Apr 2014 at 8:15am
More than 75,000 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and consultants post 152,000 tweets a day.

New York Abolishes Written Practice Agreement for Nurse Practitioners
by Alexandra Wilson Pecci
22 Apr 2014 at 7:44am
A new law in New York State does not expand nurse practitioners' scope of practice, but it does eliminate the need for a written collaborative agreement between a physician and an nurse practitioner, which in reality is little more than a financial a...

Non-physician Providers Demand Rising Under Value-Based Care Models
by John Commins
17 Apr 2014 at 7:12am
Multispecialty medical practices with non-physician providers typically perform better financially than those without physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Look Beyond Nurse-Patient Ratios
by Alexandra Wilson Pecci
16 Apr 2014 at 7:36am
Nurses who advocate for patient safety often cite nurse staffing ratios as a top concern. Evidence suggests more education for nurses, not a mandated, one-size-fits-all approach to staffing, is a better way forward.

Nurse Experience Linked to Shorter Hospital Patient Stays
by Sabriya Rice
15 Apr 2014 at 7:32am
The more experience a nurse has and the longer his or her tenure in a hospital unit, the shorter the length of stay for the patients they care for, finds a new study looking at the effect of nursing team structure on the quality of care a patient rec...

Experienced Nurses Shorten Length of Stay, Improve Patient Outcomes
by Katie Sullivan
15 Apr 2014 at 6:35am
More experienced nurses deliver better patient care and shorten length of stay, according to a study published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Achieves 50,000-Member Milestone
by Advance for Nurses Staff
14 Apr 2014 at 6:28am
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, announced it has reached the milestone of 50,000 members.

Expanding Nursing Assistant Responsibilities Could Save $400M
by Zack Budryk
14 Apr 2014 at 6:21am
Public hospitals could save almost $430 million a year by expanding responsibilities for nursing assistants, allied health assistants and registered nurses, according to a new report.

They Say There's No Shortage, but Hospitals are Looking for Nurses
by David Kaplan
10 Apr 2014 at 7:21am
They're not calling it a nursing shortage, but for some hospitals, lately, experienced nurses have been hard to find.

Scroggs Named First National League for Nursing /Chamberlain College of Nursi...
by Advance for Nurses Staff
9 Apr 2014 at 12:58pm
Chamberlain College of Nursing and the National League for Nursing (NLN) are excited to announce the first scholar in residence of the NLN/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education.

Three Questions Doctors Must Ask Before Adding Nonphysician Practitioners
by Debra Beaulieu-Volk
8 Apr 2014 at 12:53pm
Physician practices use more nonphysician practitioners such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants according to a new report.

New Jersey Action Coalition Launches Long Term Care Residency
by Debra Anscombe Wood RN
8 Apr 2014 at 12:35pm
The New Jersey Action Coalition will prepare nurses to care for a growing geriatric population by creating one of the first long-term care nurse residency programs for new graduates in the country.

Less Smoking Among Registered Nurses
by Nurse.com Staff
7 Apr 2014 at 12:21pm
Registered Nurses show biggest decline in smoking rates among providers.

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