What’s the No. 1 Cause of NP Burnout?

— It’s probably not what you think by Erica Dorn, FNP Burnout among nurse practitioners (NPs) is at an all-time high. Many NPs (and healthcare providers in general) are struggling right now, feeling mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. Many are contemplating leaving healthcare altogether. The factors contributing to this burnout are multifactorial, stemming from a

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Male vs. female nurses by the numbers 

Mackenzie Bean (Twitter) Becker’s Clinical Leadership Men are increasingly entering the nursing profession and continue to outearn their female peers, federal data suggests. The data comes from the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, an annual poll conducted by the Health Resources and Services Administration and U.S. Census Bureau. The latest version of the survey, released in March,

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Nurse practitioners as safe as physicians in prescribing medication for older patients, study finds

A study at Stanford Medicine has found that nurse practitioners prescribe as safely as primary care physicians while caring for seniors. By Beth Duff-Brown Elderly patients are more likely to suffer adverse effects from inappropriate prescribing. A Stanford Medicine study has found that nurse practitioners and primary care physicians prescribe equally well for the senior

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Nurses’ workweeks grow longer: 5 notes

Mackenzie Bean (Twitter) – Becker’s Clinical Leadership On average, registered nurses’ workweeks were 84 minutes longer in 2022 than in 2018, federal data shows. The data comes from the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, an annual poll conducted by the Health Resources and Services Administration and U.S. Census Bureau. The latest version of the

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25 states at most risk of rural hospital closures

Molly Gamble (Twitter) Becker’s Hospital CFO Report Rural hospital closures picked up in 2023 and nearly 700 rural hospitals face continued risk of closing due to serious financial challenges, with some states facing critical conditions in the short term. The finding comes from the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform’s latest report, “Rural Hospitals

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Most Common Career Changes for Nurses

Written By: Sarah Jividen RN, BSN 21 MIN READ Published April 12, 2024 Nursing Career Changes  When to Change Careers  Make Nursing Work For You  Common Considerations  How to Change Careers  Next Steps  FAQs Top Career Changes for Nurses by Nurse.org Nursing is an excellent, in-demand career that pays well, but it’s not for everyone

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Study points to potential factor in rising cancer rates in younger adults

Erica Carbajal – Becker’s Hospital Review Accelerated biological aging may be a factor in rising cancer rates among younger adults, new findings from researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest. National data shows cancer diagnosis rates in people younger than 50 are rising. From 2000 to 2019, the rate among

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Mark Cuban’s company ships drugs to CHS

Paige Twenter – Becker’s Hospital Review Community Health Systems’ hospitals in Texas and Pennsylvania now stock epinephrine manufactured by Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. The deal is part of a partnership announced March 7, which connects Mark Cuban’s drug manufacturing facility in Dallas to nine hospitals owned by Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems. “This

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