Archive for December 2011

Newsletter Issue 9: December 2011

December 29, 2011

In This Issue NJ’s Action Coalition: A Year of Progress Leader’s Column – Celebrating NJ’s Leaders Leading Nurse Researcher Works to Quantify the Looming Nurse Shortage A Fond Farewell: Mary Ann Christopher Scholars, Leaders & IOM Recommendations Shine at NJNI’s Annual Meeting Did You Know? NJ’s Action Coalition: A Year of Progress Nurses in boardrooms, at the state … More

Rutgers-Camden Nursing Students Provide Health Services to Camden Women

December 27, 2011

CAMDEN — Healthcare awareness and having access to healthcare services are two issues of vital importance to people of underserved communities. Students from the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden are doing their part to reach out to that population. About 40 Rutgers–Camden undergraduate nursing students and two RN-to-BSN students spent one Saturday … More

Reducing Hospital Readmissions

December 22, 2011

Keeping recently discharged patients from winding up back in a hospital bed is smart medicine — and could save NJ hospitals millions of dollars annually.   Congestive heart failure landed Peter Parham in the hospital twice in one month this past fall, and the 77-year-old retiree would much rather have been home … More

Nursing Students Present Nationally

December 22, 2011

Eddie Cuza and Matt Powers recently presented the results of their research regarding barriers for male nurses at the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) conference in Lexington, KY, entitled: The Future of Nursing: Men Leading Change, Advancing Health. Cuza chose nursing as his career while serving in the US … More

NJ’s Health Information Exchanges Share Electronic Medical Records

December 15, 2011

Regional medical networks improve treatment by letting all healthcare providers access relevant patient information Medical data is starting to be exchanged electronically in New Jersey via "health information exchanges" whose members are hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers working in the same region of the state. Often, these providers treat the … More

South Jersey school nurses first line of medical defense for students

December 8, 2011

Middle Township High School nurse Tracey Nagle knows Monday mornings always will be busy. “That’s when I see students who were sick over the weekend,” she said. “The parents won’t go to a doctor until they see what the school nurse says, so they’ll be in here first thing Monday morning.” … More

Study finds surge in young nurses over past decade

December 6, 2011

WASHINGTON – A surge in young nurses may ease forecasts of coming shortages as their baby-boomer coworkers retire. The past decade brought a 62 percent increase in the number of younger registered nurses entering the workforce, researchers reported Monday in the journal Health Affairs. A young influx is noteworthy because at least … More

NAPNAP: Changes needed to ensure care access

December 5, 2011

The executive board of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners has approved a revised position statement on "Access to Care." The Institute of Medicine defines access to care as having a usual source of care without barriers to services from financial or insurance restrictions, lack of available providers or … More

Rutgers-Camden nursing students to provide health services to Camden women

December 5, 2011

CAMDEN — Students from the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden will provide free health care services to women at the St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camden on Saturday, Dec. 3 between 9 a.m. and noon. Under the supervision of Rutgers–Camden nursing faculty, undergraduate nursing students will help meet the health needs … More

More patients seeing only allied health workers -A CDC report is the latest to show the growing presence of nonphysician clinicians.

December 5, 2011

  A growing proportion of patients in hospital outpatient departments is receiving care from physician assistants and advance practice nurses without seeing a physician. "Their practice appears complementary and growing over the last few years, especially in areas with few physicians," said Esther Hing, MPH, statistician with the Centers for Disease Control … More