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Nurses Who Care the Most Burn Out the Fastest

 

Here’s an understatement: Nursing is a tough job. It’s physically and mentally demanding, and often pretty disgusting; at the same time, nurses are expected to fit the stereotype of the ceaselessly kind caregiver. But being too invested in that last piece of the puzzle can backfire for some nurses, a new study shows.

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When Nurses Make Mistakes

 

This year, a Seattle nurse named Kim Hiatt committed suicide. Ms. Hiatt’s death came nearly seven months after she had given an unintended overdose to an infant heart patient, a medical error that was said to have contributed to the child’s death days later.

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Gallup Poll: Nurses Rated Highest in Honesty and Ethical Standards in 2013

The 2013 annual Gallup poll of 1,031 U.S. adults, released this week, found that 82 percent rank nurses as “very high” or “high” in both categories. Having nurses chosen for the 11th consecutive year as the country’s most honest and ethical profession is both humbling and validating to nurses.

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New Rules Force All RNs to Get BSNs

Saint Peter’s University Hospital nurse Linda Stolfi calls it the letter that shook up her life and the future of many of her co-workers. Last year, the New Brunswick hospital sent the staff a brief letter stating a new policy for the institution: All registered nurses — even those who have been treating patients for decades — need to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing within the next decade. That meant about half of the hospital’s registered nurses, most of whom have two-year associate’s degrees, would have to go back to college to earn the four-year degree if they want to keep their jobs.

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