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  • ANAVoice of 3.6 Million Nurses and Still Growing ANAs public statements are most often accompanied by an estimate to the total number of licensed RNs/APRNs in the United States. It is a measure of the occupation that remains the largest single ...

  • Nurses care. It’s part of the job description. But then there are those stories that take caring to a whole new level. Those times, when more is not required yet willingly given, make us go, YES. THAT is why nurses are called to this profession. Nursing ...

  • Katie Duke MSN, RN, CEN, AGACNP-BC, the former emergency nurse, who most recently added nurse practitioner to her list of qualifications, has become a powerful voice in nursing. Reeling in 36 million viewers on ABC’s NY MED and having upwards of 33 ...

  • Diversity among Registered Nurses: Slow but Steady Progress Peter McMenamin, Ph.D. ANA Health Economist Revised: September 15, 2015 The occupation of registered nurse in the United States has ...

  • Can RNs Get to 80% BSN? A shorter version of this note appeared in the May issue of American Nurse Today . This posting provides more of the details on the construction of the data series using information from the NCSBN website on NCLEX-RN ...

  • ANA’s public statements are most often accompanied by an estimate to the total number of licensed RNs/APRNs in the United States. Since late 2010 that estimate has been 3.1 million. It is a measure of the occupation that remains the largest ...

  • Multiple Job Holding by RNs/APRNs A recent note in the Department of Labor’s Monthly Labor Review focused on workers with multiple jobs. A follow-up request led to an earlier article on Multiple Jobholding during the 2000s that explained ...

  • Projected Jobs in the States to 2022 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment numbers for hundreds of occupations. Their new projections cover 2012-2022. BLS projects that 555,100 RNs and APRNs will retire or otherwise ...

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  • Nurses do not pretend to be physicians Nurse practitioners in New York will be able to operate more independently of doctors under a bill slated to become law as part of the state budget enacted April 1, 2014. The Nurse Practitioners ...

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  • Where Were RNs Employed in 2013? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released new data on the employment and compensation of RNs and selected APRNs for 2013. The pie chart below summarizes the health and other sectors where RNs worked in ...

  • APRNs’ participation as Medicare Part B Providers in 2012 The government shutdown in the fall of 2013 delayed the production and release of many of the national and State specific Part B operating statistics for 2012. However, some of the ...

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  • 2022: Where Have All Those Nurses Gone? Near the end of 2013 the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) updated its Employment Projections for 2012-2022 . (The previous projections spanned 2010-2020.) Over that ...

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  • Dissed!

    Rejection without Reflection In September 2013 the Medical Group Management Association surveyed 1000 physician practices to assess their plans for participating in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. Although the ...

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  • Most Trusted Profession Not Trusted by Little Trusted Congress Somewhat older readers of One Strong Voice might recognize “Who do you trust?” as the answer to a trivia question: What TV show did Johnny Carson emcee prior to his long run on “The ...

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  • Average Staff Nurse Wages Increase but Below the Rate of Inflation When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released statistics on the final calendar year 2012 average wages for hospital staff nurses there were some reasons to be optimistic. ...

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  • Two-thirds of NPs Recognized by CMS for Primary Care Excellence For Calendar Year 2012 there were 35,080 NPs and 637 CNSs awardees under the Primary Care Incentive Program (PCIP) instituted through the Affordable Care Act, § 5501(a). That ...

  • Nurses have an opportunity to transform health care by practicing to the full scope of their education and practice. What does this mean? Practicing to the full scope of practice is the action of putting into place a nurse’s knowledge, skills, and training ...

  • Chronic health issues represent over 65% of all corporate health care spending. In response to rising health care and insurance costs, employers are offering on-site health clinics which educate and manage employee’s chronic conditions such as diabetes, ...

  • New graduate and novice nurses are at high risk for workplace bullying. Nurses who experience workplace bullying find themselves in a position of fear, anxiety, worthlessness and self-doubt. Despite the recent attention to workplace health and ...

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  • If it sounds too good to be true, then it most likely IS too good to be true. Teach your diabetic patients and their families to be alert to the following statements offered by companies that promote illegal diabetic treatments: “lowers ...

  • In July 2013, Duke University Medical Center revealed that over one third of patients who are on Warfarin therapy are also taking aspirin. Most patients who were taking aspirin had vascular disease; however nearly 40% had no history of vascular ...

  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that patients who have diabetes and are using the MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump from Medtronic, should have a heightened alert of the possibility for an insulin dosing error if insulin or ...

  • A URINE TEST DETECTS EARLY KIDNEY TRANSPLANT REJECTION The National Institutes of Health reported that a simple urine test has the ability to detect three biomarkers in kidney transplant recipient with the potential to predict early kidney transplant ...

  • NATIONAL ALERT IMPORTANT CHANGES IN HEPARIN LABELING!! The US Pharmocapeial Convention (USP) recently updated the Heparin Sodium Injection and Heparin Flush Solution label (including pre-filled Heparin Flush ...

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  • http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324715704578480911396098592.html "About a third of all states already allow nurse practitioners to practice without the supervision of a physician. But nursing groups and other health-care interests ...