Nursing News

Program aims to curb hospital readmissions

December 17, 2012

NEWTON — It seems like such a simple idea — check on elderly patients who have left the hospital after a serious health issue — yet it appears Sussex County is the first government agency in the nation to start a partnership with a group of doctors and a hospital … More

Three-year degree programs shorten the path to rewarding careers

December 7, 2012

Three-year bachelor’s degree programs are gaining popularity as many students look for ways to enter the workforce faster. Though these programs are common in Europe and Canada, condensed programs are now attracting greater interest in the United States as students and education providers realize the unique benefits. Read More

First NP-owned, managed healthcare provider joins Horizon network

November 26, 2012

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has announced an agreement with New Perspectives Health Care, LLC that will make the Sparta, N,J.-based provider the first nurse practitioner-owned and managed adult primary care provider within the Horizon BCBSNJ network. Read More

Local nurses engage in research to improve outcomes

October 24, 2012

The nursing research studies underway at North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York and Barnabas Health in New Jersey are a testament to the fact scientific inquiry and nursing research spring directly out of practice questions. Their study results offer real proof that nursing research changes practice and improves patient … More

Nursing skills transfer well to elected office

October 16, 2012

From municipal offices to the U.S. Congress, nurses have found a way to serve their communities in a new capacity — as elected officials, bringing with them transferable nursing skills and a desire to make the world a better place. "Nurses make excellent legislators," said New Jersey Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz … More

Nurses Extremely Accurate in Assessing Hospital Quality of Care, Study Finds

October 9, 2012

A new study reveals nurses are very accurate in assessing the quality of hospital care in the hospitals in which they work. The study, published online in the journal Research in Nursing and Health, was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program and the National Institute of … More

Nursing numbers at record high

September 27, 2012

Enrollment in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall is at a re­cord high this year with nearly 1,000 students. Dean Phyllis Hansell has been the Dean of the College of Nursing since 2000. She has seen its prosperity within the last 12 years and accredits its success to the hard … More

Accountable care organizations bring expanded and increased responsibility to nurses

September 24, 2012

ACOs have been called "the hottest three-letter word in healthcare." Comprised of groups of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers who come together voluntarily to give high-quality care to their Medicare patients, accountable care organizations are designed to deliver high-quality care while helping quell the steeply rising costs of healthcare.  Read … More