Nursing News

Nurses Week guest speaker focuses on ‘Nurses Caring for Nurses’

June 12, 2012

The nursing team at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System led by Maria Brennan, RN, MSN, CPHQ, CNO at SJHS and vice president of patient care services at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, welcomed Virginia R. Beeson, RN, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC, a retired U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Captain and nurse executive, educator … More

The big push: Eight years remain to satisfy BSN recommendations

May 31, 2012

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Institute of Medicine’s report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” calls for 80% of nurses to hold baccalaureate degrees by 2020, but is this goal attainable? Across the country, that answer varies, but the push to bring the numbers upward is happening … More

Healthy prospects

May 23, 2012

The Level 2 Home Health Aide class offered by the Monmouth County Vocational School District here may have one of the smallest enrollments at the school but it has a big future. Take Jessica Visconi. The 18-year-old from Colts Neck already has a job lined up. Read More

New Jersey League for Nursing convention focuses on future of nursing

May 14, 2012

"Transforming Nursing for Healthcare’s New Age" was the theme of the 2012 New Jersey League for Nursing convention March 28-30 at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. "Our theme underscores the vital role that nurses and nursing will have in shaping our profession’s future and the future of … More

Four-Year Degree Becoming A Must for Nursing Candidates

April 23, 2012

The health care sector has been one of the better segments of the nation’s slowly improving employment picture. Nevertheless, nursing student Corynth Torres is bracing for what could be a long job hunt. "Honestly, I don’t expect it to be easy," said Torres, who is scheduled to graduate from Bergen Community … More

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Program Helps Cut Emergency-Room Visits

April 10, 2012

A pilot program launched a year ago by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has led to lower use of high-cost services such as emergency room visits and hospital admissions, according to a company study scheduled to be released today. The program operated by the state’s biggest health insurer … More

Future of Nursing campaign names new state coalitions

April 3, 2012

Twelve new state-based collaborations have been named "action coalitions" by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality, patient-centered healthcare, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities. Action coalitions work with the campaign to implement the recommendations of … More

Chilton Hospital honors its certified nurses

March 26, 2012

Chilton Hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Day March 19 by honoring nurses who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. The hospital’s 119 certified nurses represent 26 percent of its nursing population, compared to the national average of 20 percent. To be certified, a nurse must practice … More

NJ nurses to improve hospital-acquired delirium care for geriatric patients

March 19, 2012

Four New Jersey facilities received grants this past fall to prevent and treat geriatric patients with hospital-acquired delirium. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was given funding to initiate an HAD program and The University Hospital in Newark, Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center in Summit received funding to expand … More

Nurses’ Health findings involve red meat, statins

March 13, 2012

Findings from the Nurses’ Health Study published Monday examined the effects on mortality of red meat consumption and whether statin use lowers risk of Parkinson’s Disease. In one study, researchers found that eating more red meat appears to be associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality and death from cardiovascular … More