Outside of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, more than 1,000 adults and 300 children rummage through a mountain of garbage to earn their living. The conditions are toxic and the pay is meager. READ MORE
Research out of the University of Pennsylvania found that when nurses had one extra patient over the established nurse-patient ratio, there was a 7% increase in likelihood that one of the patients would die. One nurse argues for sufficient nurse staffing in the top nursing stories from the week:
Throughout her career, nurse leader Connie Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN, watched the most talented and effective nurses advance to the role of nurse managers. Whether it was because they had missed out on business courses, or they lacked nurse role models who had climbed higher, it was in these positions where the career progression of high-achieving nurses often stagnated. READ MORE
A new study has found that states with the fewest restrictions on the practice of nurse practitioners have two and a half times as many patients receiving primary care from an NP. Read this and more top nursing news stories from the week: READ MORE
You might want to think twice about putting your sleep on the back burner. Sleep deprivation is proven to cause lasting effects such as memory loss and heart disease, as well as a shortened attention span and increased stress throughout the day. For adults 18 years and older, it’s recommended you receive between 7.5-9 hours of sleep each night. READ MORE
Symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath are early warning signs of a heart attack. Shockingly, two-thirds of men say they would not see a healthcare professional if these symptoms arose. They’re likely part of the seven million American men who have not been to a physician’s appointment in 10 years or more.
In nursing school, many lessons extend beyond the classroom.
We asked the Chamberlain community on Facebook what they wished they had known before entering nursing school. From time management skills to the importance of taking care of yourself, their top answers are below. READ MORE