Study: Nurses increasingly relying on mobile devices, social media

Nurse practitioners are increasingly relying on mobile devices, social media and the Internet in general to complete their everyday professional tasks, according to a study released today. Sixty-five percent of the 5,000+ nurses included in the “Wolters Kluwer Nurse Mobile Survey” said they currently use a mobile device for professional purposes at work. In addition, 95% of healthcare organizations allow nurses to consult websites and other online resources to access clinical information. 

“These findings largely mirror what we

Report: Recruiter demand increases; healthcare field ranks No. 3

A report released today by WANTED Analytics shows what types of recruiters are in the most demand and identifies healthcare as the third most-advertised field in the last month.

In the last 30 days, “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations” ranked No 3. out of 10 fields showing the highest recruiter demand. No. 1 was “Sales and Related Occupations,” while No. 2 was “Office and Administrative Support Occupations.”

The article, “What Types of Recruiters Are Most In-Demand?” also found that among human relations-related positions, recruiter was the second most makes list of 4 most popular job boards for nurses’s unique wealth of resources and ability to place the right nurses with the right employers are why the site is one of the top job boards for nurses, according to Recruitment Advisor. 

The Aug. 13 article by Mary Hiers, “The 4 Most Popular Job Boards for Nurses,” lauds’s easy-to-find job listings and prominently featured job search tool. Additional features that were highlighted include’s resume creator for nurses and its free career PROfiles, which act as a nurse’s virtual filing cabinet for

U.S. News Collects Data for Online Grad Nursing Programs

While citing a recent increase of distance education programs, U.S. News & World Report has announced that 2015 rankings will be expanded and that data collection has started for its 2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs report.

U.S. News states that in two years, the number of distance education programs that schools self-reported to the publisher increased by more than 40 percent.

“Thanks to the growth of online nursing degree programs, students can advance their careers in one of the most

Press release: receives NAHCR IMAGE Media Award


HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) — has received the 2014 NAHCR IMAGE Media Award for its coverage of a registered nurse who volunteered to serve in Afghanistan and deliver care in a remote region of the country.

The Nov. 11, 2013, article, written by freelancer Heather Stringer and assigned by National Editor Sallie Jimenez, is titled: “Deborah Lynn Redman, RN, wins international honor for her work with women in Asadabad.”

NICE Provides Guidelines on Safer Staffing Levels for Nurses in U.K.

New guidelines, to advise the National Health Service about safe staffing in England, focus on effective management measures, patient safety and workforce applications.

According to the announcement released by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, when each registered nurse cares for more than 8 patients, this indicates a signal to check that patients are not at risk of harm. 

The NICE guidelines state that patient needs must come first when making decisions about safe staffing Brings Recruitment Strategies, Shaker of Salt to NAHCR members kicked off the week by donning Margaritaville-inspired shirts and talking recruitment strategies at the National Association for Health Care Recruiters annual meeting July 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla.

The theme of this year’s event was “Vision of Excellence in Health Care Recruitment.” decked out its booth — an annual tradition — with a Jimmy Buffett decor, providing a warm, welcoming invitation to engage exhibit hall attendees on topics in the industry, sharing business solutions — and even some laughs —

Hospital Report Adds New Data and Emphasizes Patient Safety

The annual “Best Hospitals rankings” from U.S. News features added new data and greater emphasis on patient safety for 2014, according to the new report.

In its 25th edition, patient safety metrics accounted for 10% of each hospital’s overall score, in most specialties — twice as much as in past years. The role of hospital reputation fell 5% in the report, determined through a national survey of medical specialists.

“With an estimated 400,000 deaths occurring in hospitals