Can an increase in nurses in research positions lead to better patient care? That’s the question addressed by a recent article in FierceHealthcare. The nursing industry is also poised to benefit from an OSHA crackdown on healthcare facilities that fail to protect nurses from injury. And a new patient discharge procedure has helped one hospital lower medication errors. READ MORE

The summer of 2015 starts off with positive news for nurses. The American Nurses Association announced new work towards getting nurses a seat at the decision making table in healthcare organizations. The National League for Nursing has announced the inductees for the 2015 Academy of Nursing Fellows. And new research shed light on what nurse managers can do to create a strategic success plan for nursing leadership. READ MORE

Making headlines in nursing industry news this week are stories which focus on three important topics in nursing. First, Magnet status is examined as some nurses claim that after their hospital achieves the coveted accolade, progress towards Magnet goals stalls. Next, bedside nurses embrace the fact technology is changing the way they care for patients. And a look at the need for time management among nursing students is highlighted during their clinical experiences. READ MORE

The first full week of June brings news on the American Nurses Association’s continued focus on ethics in 2015, advice for nurses considering a career change and insight into what it’s like to be an American Muslim registered nurse. READ MORE

The halfway point of 2015 is highlighted by emotionally moving and exciting news for nurses. Congress took in a special screening of a documentary examining the role of nurses in transforming healthcare. Also on Capitol Hill, a bill has been introduced to help prevent nurse and patient injuries. And an a Capella group of singing nurses takes their care beyond the bedside. READ MORE

National Nurses Month wraps up with positive news for the industry. A nurse-led student health program in California has entered its 10th year of helping kids eat right and exercise. The need for nurses in the boardroom gains support from a prominent CNO in New Jersey. And tips for modern day disaster response can help nurses make the best use of their valuable skills in emergencies outside of healthcare settings. READ MORE

Headlines in the nursing industry this week include one nurse’s efforts to take charge in the fight against childhood obesity, a look at the changes in the role of occupational health nurses and a new study that examines job satisfaction for nurses in retail clinic v. traditional primary care settings. READ MORE

National Nurses Week wraps up with celebrations and reflections on nursing today. A deeper look is taken at the nursing shortage as conflicting reports indicate a surplus may now be possible. An Illinois Chief Nursing Officer shares her views on why nurses are champions of change. And the American Nurses Association continues to focus on ethical practice and quality care during its recognition of National Nurses Week. READ MORE

Positive stories top nursing news for the end of April. Although seen as an uphill climb, more organizations are recognizing the need to shift to value-based care when treating patients. ADVANCE for nurses has announced the winners of its Best Nursing Teams of 2015. And male nurses continue to enter the profession. READ MORE

Exciting news for nurses puts the focus on care and informatics. A new national initiative to help improve healthcare quality and lower costs has been announced. A study finds the benefits of keen observation by nurses for their patients. And tips for getting the most out of informatics, as well as embarking on a career in the nursing specialty, are shared as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) wraps its annual conference. READ MORE