Nurses NOW – Weekly Roundup – 6-28-18
Looking to keep your finger on the pulse of the nursing industry? Check out these top nursing news stories from around the globe.
Summers off for Nurses?
Mercy Children’s Hospital of St. Louis (@mercysaintlouis) is tackling the nursing shortage problem by offering their pediatric unit the staffing option of summers off.
Kansas City Research Medical Nurses Picket
Read about the approximately 700 registered nurses at Research Medical Center (@ResearchMed) in ongoing contract negotiations (their contract expired May 31) in the Kansas City Star (@KCStar) The theme of their walkout? “Safe staffing saves lives.”
The Queen’s Nursing Institute Awards Ceremony
Reported by the Nursing Times, (@NursingTimes) more than 120 nurses from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland were given the Queen’s nurse title this week in London. This title is in recognition of their commitment to patient care in the community.
Nurse Practitioners Launch National Campaign
Forbes (@Forbes) reports on the rise of the number of nurse practitioners resulting in the lobby for the nation’s NPs launching a $2 million national advertising and public awareness campaign.
NOW read this: Christie Watson Is a Lovely Writer — and, Judging From This Book, a Gifted Nurse
Roxana Robinson’s review via The New York Times, (@nytimesbooks) of The Language of Kindness A Nurse’s Story by Christie Watson (@tinysunbird)
NOW watch this: ER Nurse Share Their Wildest Stories
Buzz Feed Video (@BuzzFeedVideo) has compiled a highlight reel of actual ER nurses answering questions like “what’s the craziest thing you’ve seen in the ER” to “what’s the most rare condition or disease you’ve seen?”
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