Nursing certification from an employer’s view

How does your organization support nurses in their pursuit for certification?

Nurses are motivated to obtain certification in their specialty for several reasons — to expand their knowledge base, to grow within their field and to evolve as professionals. But did you know that nurses who have obtained certification also raise the standard of practice throughout the profession and, in the long run, improve patient safety?

How does your organization view certification? Check out this infographic and share this free resource guide with your nursing

Employee recognition: Why, who & how

Since 1953 (if not earlier), the will to rally public recognition for nurses in the U.S. has been penned in proposals to public officials extending up to the presidency. The evolution from a 1-day celebration to a weeklong tribute we know today as National Nurses Week reinforces what research tells us: Employee recognition has an impact on performance, well-being and retention.
“Hospital and other health organization leaders spend long hours and invest many dollars in recruiting nurses who are the best of the best,”says Eileen

Want to STAND OUT at career fairs? Here’s how

Take it from an organization that’s been engaging with nurses at career fairs for decades — RNs crave the ability to talk directly with recruiters.

“Giving potential candidates that opportunity can speak volumes about your organization,” says Michael Tierney, senior vice president of marketing, healthcare, at “Which is why so many recruiters take advantage of meeting prospective hires face to face.”

But showing up and rolling out your booth and pamphlets alone doesn’t ensure an automatic return on candidate engagement. Read these tips to

Why advanced nursing programs attract today’s nurse

Welcome to 2015. The halfway mark of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine’s “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” recommendations/goals, which has earmarked goals to meet by 2020. So how far have nursing associations, action coalitions and healthcare organizations progressed in regard to the following education-related recommendations?

Included in the recommendations:

Increase the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s degrees to 80% by 2020
Double the amount of nurses with a doctorate by 2020

This infographic gives a snapshot

GEM Award nomination deadlines extended

“There goes a nurse who is a shining example for all nurses.”

Whether you are a nurse yourself, or you work with nurses, chances are you have felt or heard this sentiment. believes that across the nation there is no shortage of outstanding nurses, and for more than 25 years, its Nursing Excellence GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards program has sought to recognize these individuals. Nominations are open for the 2015 program, and deadlines have been extended in the announces special continuing education module on Ebola for nurses in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future



Nov. 6, 2014 announces special continuing education module on Ebola for nurses in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future

HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. — As the Ebola outbreak continues to cause concern, and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future have launched a new initiative to educate nurses across the U.S. about the disease. An educational grant provided by Johnson & Johnson to — a leading provider of

4 educational opportunities that help retention

Getting the right nursing candidate on board is one challenge. But retaining that candidate presents several more. In a white paper recently published by HealthcareSource, educational opportunities were listed as one of many retention strategies, among performance management practices employee recognition programs.
 “If you want the best employees, you have to invest in their development,” Vicki Noel said in the white paper, “Becoming a Best Place to Work Organization: Recruiting & Retention Strategies for Healthcare.” Noel is

Insider recruitment survey results, further insight

The Insider surveyed its audience following the release of a study published by Health Affairs in July, showing unexpected growth in the nursing workforce. Read on to find out how the survey results compare to the national numbers released in the new report, as well as how fellow recruitment strategies are anticipated to be affected by the study’s suggestion that nursing shortages may come years later than previously expected.
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INSIDER INSIGHT: While Insider survey results may not reflect a national picture — only 14.8 percent of your nursing staff is 56