• Budget Process Shows Increases for Nursing Workforce Development Programs

    September 01 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    The nursing workforce development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) are the cornerstone educational programs of the nursing profession. The passage of the Nurse Training Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, legitimized the critical importance of nursing to the health of the nation.

  • Forever Changed: Coping With an Active Shooter Experience

    September 01 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    This article describes the series of events during a shooting incident in a rural academic medical center. What follows is a brief description of the incident as well as the response of the organization divided into three phases: early, mid - term and long - term. Each phase had a particular focus; detailed below is some of the work undertaken to first cope with and later to learn from this tragedy.

  • Nurse Leaders Play Key Role in Battling Human Trafficking

    September 01 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Every day, an estimated 30 million women, children and men are victims of human trafficking all over the world, including every state in the United States. Traffickers use force, fraud and/or coercion to exploit individuals or groups into performing forced labor, sexual acts, domestic servitude or organ donation. The National Human Trafficking Hotline reported 7,500 tips of human trafficking in 2016, an increase from approximately 5,500 the previous year (National Hotline, 2017). The number is likely much higher as many instances of human trafficking go unreported. The U.S. Department of Defense calls human trafficking the world’s fastest-growing crime.

  • Preparing Staff for Demanding Environments: Using Resiliency Competencies

    September 01 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    It comes with the job for many nurses to perform in demanding work environments—ones with predictable and unpredictable pressures. They routinely face fatigue, fears of medical errors and exposure to pathogens. Increasingly, one unpredictable fear is the threat of violence.

  • Creating New Opportunities for Nursing Students: Flexibility Adds Capacity

    July 06 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    Like many health care organizations, Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital (ROPH) works to keep positions fully staffed and part of that effort includes partnerships with local colleges of nursing. In the past, the hospital had requests from numerous colleges of nursing for clinical rotations of varying types. However, limitations on when and where the clinical rotations could take place restrained the number of clinical rotations that ROPH would accommodate.

  • AONE and AONE Foundation Honor 2018 Award Recipients

    May 04 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    AONE and the AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education honored recipients of several recognition awards at AONE 2018, the organization’s annual meeting and exposition in Indianapolis. These awards highlight AONE members, supporters and affiliates who demonstrated significant achievements in nursing leadership practice and whose work sets an example for every nurse leader.

  • Balancing Job Satisfaction and Care Quality: Implementing Scheduling Guidelines to Mitigate Fatigue

    May 04 2018|Publication: Voice of Nursing Leadership

    The hours worked by nurses have become a hot topic with the recognition that quality and safety of patient care is dependent on the nurse’s job performance, which in turn can be influenced by fatigue. Literature and research reviews clearly show job performance is dependent upon one’s stress level, attitude and fatigue.

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