As the digital age takes hold on the healthcare industry, there is a growing number of nurses specializing in informatics: Currently 9,000 of the 3 million nurses nationwide work in this specialty, and this percentage is increasing by 5 percent each year! Continue reading about the growing career field of nursing informatics and more trending news topics in the top nursing stories you missed this week: 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:

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